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Watch: The Tallest Man on Earth - “Rivers” Video

Dark Bird Is Home Out Now via Dead Oceans

Sep 06, 2016

Back in June The Tallest Man on Earth (aka Swedish musician Kristian Matsson) shared a brand new standalone single, "Time of the Blue." Then last month he shared another new song, the delicate horns- and piano-backed "Rivers." More

Listen: The Tallest Man on Earth Shares New Song - “Rivers”

Dark Bird Is Home Out Now via Dead Oceans

Aug 17, 2016

Back in June The Tallest Man on Earth (aka Swedish musician Kristian Matsson) shared a brand new standalone single, "Time of the Blue." Now he shared another new song, the delicate horns- and piano-backed "Rivers."  More

Jun 15, 2016

The Tallest Man on Earth (aka Swedish musician Kristian Matsson) has shared a brand new song, "Time of the Blue," and a video for the track. You can listen to the studio version of the song below and then the video, directed by Rolf Nylinder, simply features Matsson performing the song on acoustic guitar.  More

Mar 22, 2016

The Tallest Man on Earth (aka singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson) has shared A Short Film About Dark Bird Is Home, an eight-minute documentary about his most recent album Dark Bird Is Home. Tour dates in the US and Europe have also been announced. More

The Tallest Man on Earth Announce More U.S. Tour Dates

Watch WFUV Session, Including Cover of Merle Haggard's "If I Could Only Fly"

Jun 24, 2015

The Tallest Man on Earth (aka Swedish musician Kristian Matsson) have announced some more North American tour dates in support of Dark Bird Is Home, which came out earlier this year on Dead Oceans. More

May 21, 2015

While Jimmy Kimmel deliberately aired a rerun last night so as not to compete with Dave Letterman's last show, the rest of the late night line-up continued with their regularly scheduled programs last night.  More

The Tallest Man on Earth Adds Tour Dates

New Album, Dark Bird Is Home Out Now

May 13, 2015

With his brand new album Dark Bird Is Home officially out in the world today, The Tallest Man on Earth, aka Kristian Matsson will kick off an extensive tour in support of the record later tonight. More

Apr 27, 2015

There are several notable albums coming out in the next couple of weeks, but you can stream them ahead of time. More

Apr 14, 2015

On May 12 musical artist Kristian Matsson, otherwise known as The Tallest Man on Earth, will return with his brand new album, Dark Bird Is Home. More

Feb 24, 2015

This spring The Tallest Man on Earth, a.k.a. musical artist Kristian Matsson, will release his brand new album Dark Bird Is Home. More

Feb 10, 2015

The Tallest Man on Earth, otherwise known as musical artist Kristian Matsson, has announced the release of his newest album Dark Bird Is Home. More

Jun 04, 2012

Next week new albums by Hot Chip and The Tallest Man on Earth will see release on June 12. More

Listen: The Tallest Man on Earth – “1904”

There’s No Leaving Now Out June 12

May 15, 2012

The Tallest Man on Earth’s new album There’s No Leaving Now streets June 12 via Dead Oceans. In the meanwhile, we have this sparse ballad, “1904.”  More

The Tallest Man on Earth Announces Tour Dates

Supporting There's No Leaving Now

Apr 12, 2012

Folkie Swede Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, has announced a series of new tour dates in support of his upcoming new album There's No Leaving Now. More

Mar 27, 2012

Swedish folk artist Kristian Matsson, otherwise known as The Tallest Man on Earth, has announced that he will release his third album There's No Leaving Now on June 11 and 12 in the UK and U.S. respectively. More

Jul 08, 2011

Recently, the Adult Swim Singles Program has taken it upon itself to deliver good music to the masses every Tuesday for the next ten weeks. More

Nov 04, 2010

The Tallest Man on Earth's nostalgia-fueled video for "Love is All" (off The Wild Hunt), sports old Super 8 footage compiled by director Johan Stolpe. We have the hazy clip. More

Tallest Man on Earth to Tour Earth

Dates Kick Off July 16th

Jul 07, 2010

‘Tis the season…to announce a tour. Among the many hearing the call of the road is Swedish folky, The Tallest Man on Earth. We have the full dates.  More

Photos from Sasquatch Music Festival 2010 - Dirty Projectors, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses

Plus Mumford and Sons, Public Enemy, Edward Sharpe, The xx, and more

Jun 03, 2010

Last weekend (May 29th - 31st), Sasquatch! ruled The Gorge with performances from Band of Horses, Dr. Dog, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, My Morning Jacket, The xx, Public Enemy, Mumford and Sons, Dirty Projectors, Tallest Man on Earth, and many more. We sent Under the Radar writer/photographer Robin Bacior down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More



Reviews

Dark Bird Is Home

Dark Bird Is Home

Dead Oceans

May 11, 2015

Especially for longtime fans of his, it is hard to ever meet the music of Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, with any displeasure. More

There’s No Leaving Now

There’s No Leaving Now

Dead Oceans

Aug 08, 2012

Is there any more rightly despised genre of music than singer/songwriter? For most listeners, the very mention of the genre brings to mind some awful hours spent trapped in a college coffee shop, trying to stomach the "great new singer" a significant other is obsessed with. Too often, the genre is populated by earnest musicians who lack a good voice, good lyrics, interesting instrumentation, or some combination of the three. More

Sasquatch! Festival, The Gorge, George, WA

June 29th, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

Thousands of North Westerners packed the normally barren fields of George, WA with bare-bones camping gear and their most exotic festival apparel to witness the epic line-up of Sasquatch! 2010. The list was stacked, and showed why the festival had already sold out by early spring with performances by Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and  Vampire Weekend among others. More

The Tallest Man on Earth At The Troubadour, West Hollywood, June 29th, 2009

Jul 14, 2009

Cracker's 1992 radio hit "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" famously noted "What the world needs now/is another folk singer/like I need a hole in my head." For the last 17 years, with a few notable exceptions, I have tended to agree with that sentiment. But after a recent Monday night, following the charming, confident performance of Kristian Matsson (aka The Tallest Man on Earth), I find myself scouring websites and record bins for new folk. More