10 Songs, 41 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

109 Ratings

109 Ratings

amazing first single


“Sagres” is amazing. TMOE may be my favorite artist right now. Can’t wait for this new album and for his show at DPAC in Durham, NC!

He really is getting tall.


It is always interesting to see singer/songwriters change their sounds. Some for the very best and some for the absolute worst. I think he has honoured his sound with a bit of layered craftsmanship. He could've ridden the folk singer/songwriter wave for the rest of his career and been successful with it. It seems he will not be taking that route in lou of his new single "Sagres" which is not a complete departure from his guitar playing ability. I wonder how this new approach toward singing, digital effects, and insturments will translate into his already potent and honest live shows.

The Best New Talent of Our Time


A remarkable artist that may become transcendent with this upcoming album. "Sagres" as a first single blends the poetic, romantic and timeless for an uncanny, wonderful song. Kristian need not be plagued by doubt as he says during the break in "Sagres," as he has the world before him now with a smashingly great band. No comparisons to Dylan here, Kristian with this album moves into a league of his own. Saw him in Seattle, WA in September 2012, he is the best new talent of our time.

About The Tallest Man On Earth

Playing spare but tuneful indie folk enlivened by his sometimes craggy, always passionate vocals and poetic lyrics, the Tallest Man on Earth is the stage name of Swedish singer and songwriter Kristian Matsson. Born in Dalarna, Sweden in 1983, Matsson first broke into music as a member of the group Montezumas, but in 2006, influenced by rootsy Swedish artists such as Thomas Denver Jonsson and Homesick Hank, he struck out on his own as the Tallest Man on Earth, releasing a self-titled five-song EP of elemental acoustic songs with just his guitar for accompaniment on the Swedish label Gravitation. The EP and the follow-up single, "Pistol Dreams," received positive reviews, and in 2008, Matsson released his first album as the Tallest Man on Earth, Shallow Grave, which was released in the United States by the boutique indie label Mexican Summer. Matsson toured extensively in support of Shallow Grave, including several dates opening for Bon Iver and John Vanderslice, and in 2010 he released his second album, The Wild Hunt, which was his first project for Dead Oceans Records. Before the year was out, a five-song TMOE EP appeared, Sometimes the Blues Is Just a Passing Bird, which marked Matsson's first recordings with an electric guitar. In 2012, he released There's No Leaving Now, which found him adding a few more layers to the album's production, and 2015's Dark Bird Is Home proved to be his most ambitious project to date, incorporating a full band on several cuts as well as electronic loops, horns, backing vocalists, and a spacious, atmospheric studio sound. ~ Mark Deming

Leksand, Sweden
April 30, 1983



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