Q&A with Tiny Moving Parts, who have a new video ++ win tix to see them in NYC
Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts returned earlier this year with Celebrate, their second album for Triple Crown and third overall. The album is still in the same general ballpark as their other two -- the drama of '00s emo meeting the complex math rock of '90s emo -- but it's also a progression. It takes more advantage of the studio, and features some cool guest vocalists, like Foxing's Conor Murphy and Jetty Bones' Kelc Galluzzo. Conor sings on "Common Cold," which now has a video directed by Kyle Thrash. "The song is about dealing with anxiety, and that's what we wanted to capture in the video," TMP singer/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen tells us. It premieres right here:
TMP will play their own NYC show later this year at the new Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 9 with A Will Away. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and we're also giving away a pair. Leave a comment below for a chance to win.
The album is currently available to download for $5 on Bandcamp. You can also stream it below, followed by a list of all tour dates and a short email Q&A we did with Dylan. Pictures of a recent NYC show are in the gallery above.
The new album, 'Celebrate,' is your second for Triple Crown, which has been signing a ton of cool bands lately and of course has a rich history. How's it been working with them / being part of that label's family?
We feel honored to be part of the Triple Crown family! We have nothing but great things to say about working with them. Fred Feldman is our boy!
Your shows are always a party, but on record, it seems like you're paying more and more attention to subtle details. For Tiny Moving Parts, how does the approach to a live show differ from the approach in studio?
I feel we don’t have a different approach between the two. We just love playing live shows, and love writing/recording music! It’s great to see the hard work come together in the studio, and playing the tunes live in front of an audience. Hearing people sing the words make it even more special to us.
Tiny Moving Parts are on tour all the time. What's your favorite venue to play when you come to New York?
We always have a wonderful time at Webster Hall! We’ve been fortunate enough to play all three rooms over the years. Selling out The Studio on our first headliner tour was a special moment.
When you play so many different cities, I imagine you see tons of local openers that outsiders may not know about. Who's one that we need to hear?
Jetty Bones. Singer Kelc Galluzzo sang some parts on our last record Celebrate. Awesome voice, rad band.
It's cool to see Max Bemis asking people like you and Christian from The Hotelier to sing/play on his latest album, especially since at this point Say Anything are a pretty influential band on this current scene of bands. What can you tell us about working with Max?
It was a great experience working with Max! I flew to the studio on an off-day from our tour with Modern Baseball, and we spent all night working on the parts. I was a little bit nervous beforehand since I didn’t want to be a waste of time or screw anything up, but it all went away once we started jamming. The record is sick and I can’t thank Max enough for letting me contribute to it!
If you could work with anyone, what's another collaboration you'd like to do?
Tegan and Sara would be BONKERS!
Tiny Moving Parts -- 2016/2017 Tour Dates
North America Tour Dates:
Oct. 12 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room^
Oct. 13 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews^
Oct. 14 – Lansing, MI @ The Loft^
Oct. 15 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop^
Oct. 16 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups^
Oct. 17 – Buffalo, NY @ Studio at The Waiting Room^
Oct. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club^
Oct. 20 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox^
Oct. 21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz^
Oct. 22 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met^
Oct. 23 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space^
Oct. 24 – Oneonta, NY @ SUNNY Oneonta Hunt Union Ballroom^
Oct. 25 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents^
Oct. 26 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street^
Oct. 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar^
Oct. 28 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s^
Oct. 29 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s by the Sea^
Oct. 31 – Charolette, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre^
Nov. 01 – Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage^
Nov. 02 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway^
Nov. 03 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room^
Nov. 04 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Nov. 05 – Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound Fest
Nov. 09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat#
Nov. 10 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk#
Nov. 11 – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street *
Nov. 12 – Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe#
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse#
Dec. 02 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency%
Dec. 06 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java%
Dec. 08 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall%
Dec. 09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar **
Dec. 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ Championship%
Dec. 11 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete's%
Dec. 13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's%
Dec. 15 – Champaign, IL @ The Accord%
Dec. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door&
Dec. 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage
^ = w/ Touche Amore, Culture Abuse
# = w/ Movements, My Iron Lung
* = w/ My Iron Lung
% = w/ Microwave, A Will Away
** = w/ A Will Away
& = w/ Foxing
1.28 Dublin, Ireland The Workman's Club ^
1.29 Belfast, Ireland Empire Music Hall ^
1.31 Leeds, UK Stylus *
2.01 London, UK Koko *
2.03 Birmingham, UK O2 Institute *
2.04 Galsgow, UK QMU *
2.05 Manchester, UK O2 Ritz *
2.07 Paris, France Le Backstage By The Mill ^
2.08 Antwerp, Belgium Kavka ^
2.09 Utrecht, Netherlands De Helling ^
2.10 Essen, Germany Cafe Nova ^
2.12 Munich, Germany Sunny Red ^
2.14 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo ^
2.15 Milan, Italy Legend Club ^
2.17 Barcelona, Spain Sala Boveda ^
2.18 Madrid, Spain Moby Dick ^
^ = w/ The Wonder Years
* = w/ The Wonder Years & PUP