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Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls Vinyl LP - direct audio

Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls Vinyl LP

Ba Da Bing Records

  • $ 1998


Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls Vinyl LP

A rare blend of eloquent lyrical craft and explorative musicianship, the songs of Tiny Ruins are etched into the memories of crowds and critics worldwide. Traversing influences that cross genre and era, the artistry of Hollie Fullbrook and her band spans delicate folk, lustrous dream pop and ebullient psychedelia. Building on the sparse arrangements and "a novelist's eye for detail" (Uncut) cultivated over the past several years, the group's greatly anticipated third album is replete with vital lyricism and galvanizing rhythms.

Sparkling electric guitar jangles pull against the unique thrum of Fullbrook's acoustic as the cryptic poetry she is known for rings out. Comprising a taut and agile quiver of songs, Olympic Girls dances with searching instrumentation and a buoyant pop sensibility that fizzes with life.

Production from Tom Healy and Fullbrook is exercised with muscular aplomb; marrying the intricately woven poetics of Leonard Cohen, the shimmering dream-pop landscapes of Beach House or Mazzy Star, and the off-kilter experimental pop of Broadcast or John Cale. Exhilaration persists throughout the record as Fullbrook commands a series of songs marrying the ordinary with the outlandish, the metaphysical with the mundane.

Every track is coiled with the potent energy of a band enraptured in performance, while Fullbrook's lithe voice slips between characters with a gentle yet urgent fluidity rarely seen in the climate of modern music. A sardonic humor is also laced throughout as Fullbrook explores the absurdity of a life traveled in song.

Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls Track Listing:

1. Olympic Girls
2. School of Design
3. How Much
4. Sparklers
5. Holograms
6. Kore Waits in the Underworld
7. Bounty
8. One Million Flowers
9. My Love Leda
10. Stars, False, Fading
11. Cold Enough to Climb


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