The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Graves (2008)


Sounds like: Adem, Deer Tick, A Weather

Matsson released a self-titled five-song EP in 2007; Shallow Graves is his full-length debut. The production is appropriately scrappy, and it seems relatively safe to assume that the album was recorded live with one microphone-- accordingly, we hear the scratch of fingernails on string (and, on occasion, the chirping of birds in the background), made privy to each tiny exhalation and sigh. Matsson is an adept fingerpicker, and his guitar is easily as central as his voice, which is high, crackling, and rich.

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  1. Stone says:

    This guy wrote "It Will Follow The Rain", one of the best songs out there, but the rest is too cheesy.

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