A while back we got a taste of something a bit different, in terms of your standard indie group. All Tiny Creatures‘ EP Segni blended shoegaze-style loops with traits of indie rock and, yes, jazz. The band is back with an LP called Harbors. On it, the band expands their sound by adding vocals while maintaining the unique elements of their EP. And an early favorite is “An Iris”, a song that capitalizes on vocals, courtesy one of Harbors‘ many guest vocalists. Here we find accompaniment from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
What makes the song (and these songs) so special, is that All Tiny Creatures gives their looped instrumentation just as much emphasis as vocals; not a typical feature in music these days, and one that makes both “An Iris” and Harbors total standouts.
Download: “An Iris” by All Tiny Creatures
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