Tiny Amps
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Tiny Amps


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The best kept secret in music


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Trills & Swagger CD (Redder Records, September 2005)


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Tiny Amps’ relaxed but propulsive style of solidly guitar-based rock hearkens to your all-time favorites, bringing an air of early ‘90’s indie rock and roll, but wraps each note together into something new that the present musical climate has desperately required. Songs about things less grand, about the mundane, about shopping for food, are comfortingly growled into your heart. Singer Jeff O’Neil modestly explains in the soft-spoken, direct manner that his lyrics often mirror, “The words, for the most part, are my attempt to write about the kind of things you experience every day. A couple times, I’ve plagiarized from short fiction and essays by left-wing pundits.” Despite their diminutive moniker, Tiny Amps insist that the amps they play through are actually “really, really huge.” Whatever the size, they bring streamlined, quirky, infectious rock.

Former band-mates and songwriting team O’Neil and Adam Franks (Rose of Sharon, Espo Records) were inspired to come back together in November of 2004, thereafter completing 12 songs as a duo and recording with their friend Kevin Micca. Very shortly after hearing the demo, friends Tommy Allen (of Officer May, Ace Fu Records) and Michael Hutcherson (formerly of The Anniversary, Vagrant Records), each an adept musician in his own right, excitedly signed on to permanently fill out the band.

The group has been building its following in Boston and the surrounding Northeast area as it prepares for its continual fall/winter tour to back up their debut Redder Records full-length Trills & Swagger (September 2005), recorded by Dave Auchenbach (Lightening Bolt, Wheat, Kind of Like Spitting) in Providence, May 2005. Winter/spring 2006 will see the Tiny Amps on a national tour supporting Kind of Like Spitting.