West Coast Beats: Indie Power Pop Band The Tiny Stills

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Tiny Stills is a power pop band from Los Angeles influenced by Courtney Barnett, That Dog, and 90s/00s rock.  Their first album, Falling is like Flying was released in 2014 and was a direct response to the isolation and anxiety that comes from life changing events after front-person and founding member Kailynn West was held up at gunpoint.

It’s upbeat and pop-y melodies were born from a desire to make something that felt and sounded nothing like the she felt at the time – happy. Since then, West has been the nucleus of the project with a rotating cast of band members, but most recent lineup includes Harry Foster (bass), Zach Comtois (guitar), and Tony Thaxton (drums).

After a last minute lineup change left an opening on a national tour with Bayside’s Anthony Raneri and A.W. in 2015, front woman Kailynn West stepped in at the last minute to complete the tour as Tiny Stills and has been running ever since.

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PURCHASE LAUGHING INTO THE VOID

The band’s highly anticipated second album Laughing Into the Void, out now, is full of tattoo-worthy lyrics, brutal honesty, crunchy guitars and catchy melodies that help you remember that even the worst days have a silver lining- at least you’re not alone.

On the new album, front-woman Kailynn West shares: “We wanted to make a great power pop record that made us feel good – something that made us wanna dance when we felt like everything was going wrong. Whether that was by being really honest or just good guitar riff that we liked, we just wanted to be happy… Making this record was a really cathartic and freeing experience.”

 

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Author: ASoulfulSound

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