Tiny Animals

Tiny Animals

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The omni-beloved sibling duo of Chris & Rita Howerton have reunited their forces of rock music for the first time in 4 years. The power trio, including bassist Anton Kreisl, dubbed Tiny Animals, is a blend of contemporary indie rock mixed with early 90's alternative rock & a dash of pop-sensibility.

Biography

New York City's power trio, Tiny Animals, released their debut full-length album Sweet Sweetness (North Street Records) on May 12, 2009. Sweet Sweetness, recorded in New York in the fall of 2008 and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (who has worked with Rich Costey on Interpol, Brand New, Franz Ferdinand, Foo Fighters, and Muse), offers twelve tracks of bright, gimmick-free pop-rock.
"With Tiny Animals, what you see is what you get," says Rita Maye. "We're never really trying to create a specific image. We come as we are in rehearsal, on stage, and in the studio." This mentality has given the band a unique edge in the music industry which can be seen in their clever online interviews, creative live performances, and especially their hilarious webisodes. As a follow-up to the overwhelming popularity of the band's YouTube webisode series, Tiny Animals released the debut music video for "Useless" in September 2009. Other highlights listed below....
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Recently, Tiny Animals' myspace page has been blowing up. They have over 485K profile views, most of which came in the past three months; recently confirmed an appearance on Fearless TV in November; had official debut album release in May with features on iTunes & Amazon; have had music in episodes of MTV's College Life, MTV's Real World, & MTV's 16 & Pregnant; MP3 of the day on AOL Spinner; tons of great press; made CMJ's Top 20 ADDs chart (week of August 11th) & remained on CMJ Top 200 chart for 5 weeks (peaked at #131); have recently released hilarious webisode videos (below); music video accepted to MTVU & MTV.com; etc.

Webisode #5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRjqCWEe-5I

Webisode #4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BAi8cwwFbE

Webisode #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-eNo5d5QM

Webisode #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbG9XUzMWuY

Webisode #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwNROute6WU
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Myspace:
www.myspace.com/tinyanimals
Official Website:
www.tinyanimals.net
Record Label:
www.northstreetrecords.net
Acoustic Performance on Real Magic TV:
www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D3C18C424510A09A
"Useless" Official Music Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GhZcbW8Ovc&fmt=22

Lyrics

Useless

Written By: Chris Howerton

The greatest day that I've had in years
It made me smile and reach both ears
I would have quite at any cost
But my surprise I got laid off
And now the state pays all my bills
The sickest part and this really kills
Is not coming up with this years ago
If I had only known

Learn to take this abuse
I don't wanna
Listen up, pay your dues
I don't wanna
Every day I'm living proof
I don't wanna be used, I wanna be useless

An now I laugh at all my peers
Who whine about precious careers
I'm better off here on my couch
I practice cards, perfect my slouch
And 15 years of school's awhile
If I traded books for class and style
I could have planned this years ago
If I had only known

Learn to take this abuse
I don't wanna
Listen up, pay your dues
I don't wanna
Every day I'm living proof
I don't wanna be used, I wanna be useless

I may look like a waste
But I will never run in your race

All The Way Down

Written By: Chris Howerton

They wanna see the brightest lights
They want to reach the ultra heights
So we were sent to take you there
Until this spark ignites the air

Coming down’s the hardest part
It’s nothing for the faint of heart
So we were sent to take you home
But you’re falling fast and I’m a stone

And I told you so
I’ll give you all I own
If you hold me close
On the way down

All the way down
There’s only one way to go

Avalanche

Written By: Chris Howerton

Hey you, I wish I could hold you
I just want the old you
When no one knew about us
Do you want to talk about it
How they heard all about you
And that it was tragic

The avalanche was too strong, too strong
And I don’t even know how I got home

Took my baby up the mountain
On our way down carving
The white and great wide open
The slope then opened up and froze shut
The snow collapsed and covered
Her and she was smothered
We tried to dig her out and all these
Grizzlies and coyotes
Helped me fight the cold freeze, but

The avalanche was too strong, too strong
And I don’t even know how I got home

Sat down and wrote my friend a letter
An effort to feel better
Then I’ll go and get her
Joshua, I wrote a million dollar
Song about the ski trip
But no one’s gonna hear it

The avalanche was too strong, too strong
And I don’t even know how I got home

Discography

Debut album released May 12th, 2009

Set List

Answer Me, Norway, It Kills Me, All The Way Down, Avalanche, Useless, Goodbye July, Is This The Last Time, I'd Give It All Away, Youth Today, Denver, Scarlet, Freedom Of Choice (cover), Don't Let It End This Way, Ever After, etc.