Tiny Masters of Today added to Siren, trashed by Pitchfork
TMOT on Ludlow St – CMJ 2007 (by Bao Nguyen)
“They are impressive only in comparison to a) other kids their age who have not somehow been encouraged to become a full-time touring band by hipster stage parents, and b) their least-inspired adult contemporaries. At their best, the Tiny Masters provide self-conscious kiddy variations on vaguely arty strains of punk and alt-rock, but there is very little practical use for this music besides causing adults to go, “awww, cute!” The lyrics are predictably banal and laughable, the vocals are uniformly flat and insecure. The melodies are not bad, but they are simplistic and mostly have the irritating cadences of playground chants and jingles.”
[Pitchfork gives Skeletons a 3.0]
Mean! Tiny Masters of Today have been added to the lineup of this year’s Village Voice Siren Festival in Coney Island.
“Skeletons” video below…