EP Review

Miss Tiny - DEN7

Its pieces teeter constantly on the precipice.

Miss Tiny - DEN7
The product of a longstanding friendship between producer Dan Carey and musician Benjamin Romans-Hopcraft (Childhood, Warmduscher, Insecure Men) Miss Tiny’s debut EP presents an understated collaboration between two giants of their craft. Created with a process Dan himself dubs “anti-recording” - that is, recording purely for fun – the loose, bare-bones slacker rock of ‘DEN7’ seeks to dissolve any pretension. This five-song set is ever reaching for something greater than the sum of its minimal parts - vaingloriously driving for maximal rock euphoria while restricting itself only to the genre’s elemental principles. Bass, drum, crunchy guitar and detached vocal, each part is laid out bare and dry, given plenty of room to dance and shimmy and lock in and out of each other’s grooves. Its pieces teeter constantly on the precipice: whether it’s the more sinister creepers like ‘River Hands’, ‘The Beggar’ or ‘The Sound’ - repetitive, slowly churning riffs snake malevolently through time, growing ever more wicked and venomous. And as shown on ‘Sailing’ - “I’m just another Black man in the wild” sings Benjamin – it also showcases the voice of a Black performer in a white-dominated landscape.

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