listen: “1904” – the tallest man on earth

There is no reason I should like The Tallest Man On Earth, the moniker of Swedish musican Kristian Matsson.  It hits way too many points on my “do not like” list.  Singer-songwriter?  Check.  Acoustic guitar?  Check.  Lack of drums?  Check.

But despite all this, I have adored pretty much everything he’s put out.  To me, that says that he must be rocking his genre to such a degree that even non-fans like me are impressed.   The gorgeous, Dylan-esque voice and thoughtful lyrics don’t hurt either.

It’s been a couple years since we’ve heard new music from The Tallest Man On Earth, but he’s recently announced he’ll be putting out his third full-length album, There’s No Leaving Now, on June 12th via Dead Oceans.  You can hear “1904,” the first song released off that album below, or grab the mp3 courtesy of Rolling Stone.

The Tallest Man on Earth – 1904 [mp3]

Lyric to Ponder: “Sometimes noise is just your mind.”

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