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Genres You Will Love
Moods: Mood: Dreamy Rock: Sadcore Rock: Slowcore Folk: Alternative Folk Pop: Dream Pop

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United States - United States United States - California United States - California - SF

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Tiny Little Blackouts

Our drummer is from the Red House Painters.
Tiny Little Blackouts may be considered to be a similar genre, but with female vocals.
Would open for: Radiohead, PJ Harvey, The Shins or Broken Bells, Beach House, probably anything on 4AD or Bella Union.
Our members have extensive recording and touring experience.


Named in part after a particularly dizzying trip to the refrigerator, college radio darlings Tiny Little Blackouts crashed the Bay Area music scene, claiming the genre of Indie Dream Rock. Their first release arrived quickly: 2009's "idea of Alice", an atmosphere-rich masterwork released on Robot123 Records that somehow pays homage to bands as diverse as Fairport Convention, Led Zeppelin the Cocteau Twins. Ember's jarringly-sweet, saintly voice is nothing less than riveting, especially when layered over lavish guitar melodies and with Koutsos' exacting work on the drums.

Re-conceived in 2011, Tiny Little Blackouts is claiming to be in the genre of Heavy Folk. If one were to listen to the music forensically, one might find evidence of overwhelming emotional experience that has rendered the artist disassociated, with a lyrical theme that is abstract or metaphoric as opposed to literal, though the thoughts and feelings are clear and true. There are sentiments everybody can relate to: disappointment, regret, longing, discouragement, fear, desire; ultimately the writer is striving to connect with others, to find love, to belong, giving the songs a purpose that is ultimately hopeful. This is music for the emotionally marginalized. Lyrics are universal and original.

Production is at the level of a good DIY indie band like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Jose Gonzalez, M. Ward, or early Shins,.