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the Tiny Adventurers

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
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"Live on KUT"

The Tiny Adventurers formed when the members of Austin’s Li’l Cap’n Travis threw their respective instruments into a hat and played whatever they pulled out. With tunes penned by Matt Kinsey the sound is very similar to Li’l Cap’n Travis but with old musicians playing new instruments everything gets a bit more of a freewheeling vibe. Their newly released album Wild-eyed in the Hinterlands layers on their unique brand of sleepy rock n’ roll. You can catch the shape shifting Li’l Cap’n Travis and Tiny Adventurers on the same stage at the Continental Club on September 10th. LISTEN HERE for a taste of the Tiny Adventures in KUT Studio 1a. Enjoy!
- KUT 90.5


"Album Review"

Lakeland chimes of the Li'l Cap'n Travis variety, Austin's answer to '67 vintage Beach Boys and the Byrds, immediately bob to the surface of Wild-Eyed in the Hinterlands. Storybook opener "The Cobra and the Mongoose," pristine Neverland pop, couldn't be anyone else. That's commensurate with the fact that three of LCT's five members anchor the Tiny Adventurers. Matt Kinsey's soft, loveable frog prince vocals and Gary Newcomb's dreamy steel sprinkle the fairy dust coating all 14 tracks, each a uniquely textured entity coloring the overall mosaic. Crazy Horse detailing on "The Sword of Damocles" and "Werewolf Summer," Tubular Bells touches on "Theme From 'The Killer Signed the Cast'" and 1950s radioactivity on bookend "Theme From 'The Killer Signed the Casket,'" not to mention a slice of Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk" in "Little Vato" add up to every single track unspooling narcotic audio provocation and ear candy. You'll almost miss summer.

**** - Austin Chronicle


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Wild-Eyed in the Hinterlands, 2011

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Forged on the molten streets of Austin, TX as foretold in the sacred texts of the ancient ones, the Tiny Adventurers now release their debut long-player, Wild-eyed in the Hinterlands. Featuring members of Austin’s Li’l Cap’n Travis—Matt Kinsey (guitar, vocals), Jeff Johnston (keyboards, saxophone, vocals) and Gary Newcomb (bass, steel and Spanish guitars)—and the Mittens’ Carrie Contey on battle skins, the Tiny Adventurers play heavy meadow music: a remorseless, aromatic blend of underwater malt shop rock, village green organ jams and seventies soundtrack reveries.