TINY MOVING PARTS GO OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Ahead of their imminent album release for ‘Pleasant Living’, on October 27th via Triple Crown Records, TINY MOVING PARTS have just been part of an extra (terrestrial) special project for their latest video ‘Entrances & Exits’.
“On August 13th from our home in Benson, MN, we sent three bobble heads replicas of ourselves into space using a 600 gram weather balloon. The 2 hour flight was captured by a GoPro camera enclosed in a Styrofoam cooler alongside a GPS tracker and a stack of heat packs to help brave the -60 degree F (-15 C) temperatures. The spacecraft reached a height of over 80,000 ft (24,384 meters), capturing the Earth’s curve and the beauty of a world just beyond our grasp.
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About 2 hours into its journey, the GPS stopped sending us signals. We drove all over the farmlands of Minnesota with the slim hopes of it turning up somewhere. Eventually, we gave up and lost hope. It wasn’t until October 10th, almost 2 months later, that we received a call from a farmer, our new friend Kurt, almost 50 miles away who found the pack while combing through his bean farm.
Using the footage, we made this music video for “Entrances & Exits” from our new album Pleasant Living. Hope you enjoy!!” – Tiny Moving Parts
Hopefully with this new found travelling experience, it will mean that we can get the guys over to the UK soon for their first ever UK tour!
Check out the bands earlier video for ‘Always Focused’, also taken from ‘Pleasant Living’
TINY MOVING PARTS forthcoming record ‘Pleasant Living’ showcases a band that has moved past its growing pains and is finding its stride. From the youthful exuberance and frenetic drum work on the opening ‘Sundress’ to the purposefully suppressed yet intense closer ‘Van Beers,’ it’s apparent from first listen that Tiny Moving Parts knew exactly what they wanted to do with ‘Pleasant Living’. And with the help of producer extraordinaire J. Robbins, they were able to get right down to it in a fashion that excels their sophomore status, entering the realm of veteran pomp. ‘Pleasant Living’ isn’t afraid to belt you with its power, it isn’t apologetic about being in your face–and neither are the lively personas behind the band.
“I think we’ve found a happy balance here,” Mattheisen says of his band’s follow-up to 2013’s This Couch Is Long And Full Of Friendship (Kind Of Like Records). “It’s mathy, it’s complex, it’s thought-out, but there’s still an element of having fun sing-along songs in there. We really can’t wait for people to hear the album.”
Lead single ‘Always Focused’ defines the dynamic Mattheisen speaks of, with a noodly guitar riff and cries of, ‘I let myself down when I beat myself up.’ He says it’s a song about worrying: “Even though I overthink everything, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
2. I Hope Things Go The Way I Hope
4. Fourth Of July
5. Spring Fever
7. Van Beers
8. Skinny Veins
9. Entrances & Exits
11. Whiskey Waters
12. Always Worried, Forever Focused
TINY MOVING PARTS:
Dylan Mattheisen – guitar/vocals
Matthew Chevalier – bass/vocals
Billy Chevalier – drums