tiny deaths

Tiny Deaths is the Minneapolis, MN and Brooklyn, NY based dream-pop duo consisting of vocalist Claire de Lune and producer Grant Cutler. Their first full length album, Elegies, was released February 2017 and caught the attention of numerous press outlets including The Guardian (“Top of the playlist” for their feature on Minneapolis), Stereogum (“The Gardener” song premiere), Bust Magazine (“Wrong” video premiere), Bitch Media (“Ever” video premiere), Earmilk (video premiere), Minneapolis City Pages (‘Best EP of 2016’), and more. Their follow up full length LP via Handwritten Records is set for release in autumn of 2018.

Cutler and de Lune’s styles are like yin and yang: Cutler coming from a background in heavily experimental electronica and ambient music and mixed media art installations, and de Lune’s resume filled with RnB. Together, Cutler’s booming bass and lush soundscapes and de Lune’s rich, soulful vocals unite to form a wholly alive and fresh take on a moody, dreamy, ethereal sound bringing to mind bands like Phantogram, Beach House, and Purity Ring.

It’s telling that after a career of songs about love and heartache, none of the singles from the forthcoming sophomore full-length album by dream-pop duo tiny deaths are about relationships at all. A record firmly planted in a time and place, songwriter Claire de Lune describes the LP, as a “youth anthem for the apocalypse.” The record explores such themes as the growing pains of early adulthood, recognizing humanity, the survivor’s spirit, and the trappings of the music industry.

“It’s a bit of a departure for us both topically and sonically” adds de Lune. “It sounds like us, but we’ve grown. We’re comfortable enough with our identity and who we are that we could explore and take risks. I think we pushed ourselves out of our musical comfort zone a bit, and I also pulled lyrical inspiration from places I had never found it before. It’s 2018 and I think we’re all living in a different world in so many ways than we were when we made Elegies. This record is a product of a time and place in a way that no record we’ve ever made has been. It’s very special to us.”

Past Shows


Dec
29
th
2019
7th St Entry
Dec
29
th
2019
7th St Entry

Gully Boys

with tiny deaths and Lydia Liza
Sep
25
th
2019
The Fitzgerald Theater
Sep
25
th
2019
The Fitzgerald Theater

Alice Hoffman

TALKING VOLUMES
with tiny deaths
Dec
15
th
2018
Mainroom
Dec
15
th
2018
Mainroom

Mason Jennings

with tiny deaths
Jul
29
th
2017
7th St Entry
Jul
29
th
2017
7th St Entry

tiny deaths

with Teenage Moods, GAY HENRY and DJ Andrew Broder
Dec
31
st
2016
Fine Line
Dec
31
st
2016
Fine Line

KING

with tiny deaths, K.Raydio and DJ WILLIE SHU
Nov
4
th
2016
Turf Club
Nov
4
th
2016
Turf Club

The Rural Alberta Advantage

with tiny deaths
Sep
3
rd
2016
Fine Line
Sep
3
rd
2016
Fine Line

Sleigh Bells

with tiny deaths
Jul
13
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jul
13
th
2016
7th St Entry

tiny deaths

with RONiiA and Nicholas L. Perez
Jan
8
th
2016
Turf Club
Jan
8
th
2016
Turf Club

Al Church

with tiny deaths and THE THREE TRES PROBLEMOS
Oct
11
th
2015
Clown Lounge
Oct
11
th
2015
Clown Lounge

tiny deaths

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
Aug
28
th
2015
Turf Club
Aug
28
th
2015
Turf Club

Solid Gold and The Blind Shake

Celebrating the Turf Club 1 Year Re-Opening Anniversary
with tiny deaths and Bliss UK
Aug
9
th
2015
Clown Lounge
Aug
9
th
2015
Clown Lounge

tiny deaths

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
Jun
29
th
2015
Clown Lounge
Jun
29
th
2015
Clown Lounge

tiny deaths

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
May
24
th
2015
Clown Lounge
May
24
th
2015
Clown Lounge

tiny deaths and MAKR

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
Apr
26
th
2015
Clown Lounge
Apr
26
th
2015
Clown Lounge

tiny deaths

CLOWN LOUNGE (Turf Club basement)
Mar
6
th
2015
Mainroom + Entry
Mar
6
th
2015
Mainroom + Entry

Brother Ali

with The Blind Shake, tiny deaths, BABY SHEL and more!
Jan
23
rd
2015
7th St Entry
Jan
23
rd
2015
7th St Entry

Elliot Moss

with tiny deaths and AATS
Jan
17
th
2015
Mainroom
Jan
17
th
2015
Mainroom

FIRST AVENUE’S BEST NEW BANDS OF 2014

with Hippo Campus, PaviElle, Sam Cassidy and more!
Nov
26
th
2014
Turf Club
Nov
26
th
2014
Turf Club

FLEETWOOD MAGIC

Night of 100 Stevies
with tiny deaths, Red Daughters, Brian Just and more!
Nov
17
th
2014
Fine Line
Nov
17
th
2014
Fine Line

TRENTEMØLLER

with TOM And His Computer and tiny deaths

More Shows

Jul
6
th
7th St Entry

Iffy and Run Westy Run

Sep
22
nd
7th St Entry

Live Skull

Sep
24
th
7th St Entry

Quivers

with Real Numbers and Working
Aug
18
th
The Cedar Cultural Center

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