The Tallest Man on Earth announces new album Dark Bird is Home


Swedish folk singer Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth, has announced details of his fourth studio album. Entitled Dark Bird is Home, the follow-up to 2012’s There’s No Leaving Now hits shelves on May 12th via Dead Oceans.

According to a press release, the 10-track album was recorded “in various countries, studios, and barns, and they carry a weather-worn quality, some dirt and some grit.” During these sessions, Matsson collaborated with several guest singers, including one referred to only as Angel Vocals, all of which helped “add new color to the familiar palette of TTMOE.”

The release goes on to explain that Dark Bird is Matsson “at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times,” adding, “Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, like old cars and tightly wound clocks. The lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming, like tall trees and wide hills.”

Today’s announcement comes accompanied by an album trailer, which features a snippet of an unspecified album track. Check it out below.

Dark Bird Is Home Tracklist:
01. Fields of Our Home
02. Darkness of the Dream
03. Singers
04. Slow Dance
05. Little Nowhere Towns
06. Sagres
07. Timothy
08. Beginners
09. Seventeen
10. Dark Bird Is Home

In support of the album, Matsson has already lined up several live appearances, including slots at the Forecastle and Justin Vernon-curated Eau Claire Music and Arts festivals. Consult the full schedule below.

The Tallest Man On Earth 2015 Tour Dates:
06/19-21 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/19-21 – Scheessel, De @ Hurricane Festival
06/19-21 – Munich, DE @ Southside Festival
06/27-07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/17-19 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/18-19 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eau Claire Music and Arts Festival