The Tallest Man on Earth

Kristian Matsson, aka the Tallest Man on Earth, is a 29-year-old songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden. The first recordings from the Tallest Man on Earth surfaced in 2006 via a self-titled EP released on the Swedish independent label Gravitation. Matsson followed this EP with his 2008 full length, Shallow Grave, an album that drew accolades from the likes of NPR and Pitchfork. Many in North America were introduced to the Tallest Man on Earth on a tour with Bon Iver, including a stop for two shows at the legendary New York City venue Town Hall. The Tallest Man on Earth was winning over audiences through powerful performances, taking the stage alone with his acoustic guitar and captivating the crowds night after night.

The Tallest Man On Earth Live on NPR’s World Cafe

photo courtesy of Melody Chiang at WXPN

The Tallest Man On Earth recently stopped by WXPN for a World Cafe session. Kristian plays four songs off There’s No Leaving Now for David Dye and chats about the record, playing with Montezumas and the origins of his solo career. The show starts with Kristian’s performance of “To Just Grow Away” at XPN Live Friday Free at Noon Concert, in which he played to a sold-out crowd.

Listen to The Tallest Man On Earth on World Cafe!

The Tallest Man On Earth is up for Best Live Act in the AIM Independent Music Awards! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing him live, you know how wonderful and inspiring of a performer he is. Vote for Kristian at The Fly; then get out and see him on tour! Dates HERE.

Lollapalooza Here We Come! Catch Bear In Heaven, Bowerbirds and The Tallest Man On Earth Live

Are you ready? We sure hope so, for Lollapalooza fun starts bright and early tomorrow and there’s no time to waste! Three Dead Oceans bands will perform at the festival throughout the weekend. Bear In Heaven perform on the Sony stage Saturday at 1:30PM, while The Tallest Man On Earth will take PlayStation stage at 5:15 PM the same day. Finally, Bowerbirds take the Sony stage on Sunday at 12:00 PM.

We’ve also got two artists from our sister-labels performing. Jagjaguwar’s Sharon Van Etten and Secretly Canadian’s The War On Drugs play back-to-back on Friday. TWOD kick off the Google Play stage at 2:15 PM and Sharon will start on the PlayStation stage at 3:00 PM.

Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar & Secretly Canadian have a team en route to Lollapalooza now. You can follow our festival experience via Instagram (@deadoceans), Twitter and Facebook. Look out for the hashtag: #doclolla as we’ll use it to tag our tweets and photos! Hope to see you there!

Check out our newest Spotify playlist – LOLLAPALOOZA READY 2012. It features songs from Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian artists playing at the festival and also artists we are just stoked to see! Listen on the Spotify app or below! NOTE** It is a collaborative playlist, meaning you can add songs! We encourage everyone to join in and add what they’re excited to see/hear this weekend!

Tune In Tonight: WFUV Airs The Tallest Man On Earth’s Studio A Performance, Watch Video from Session Now

The Tallest Man On Earth took time to stop by WFUV’s Studio A last month to perform a few songs off his recently released There’s No Leaving Now and chat with host Russ Borris. The session will air tonight on “Words + Music from Studio A” at 9PM ET. Watch Kristian perform “1904″ above and head HERE to stream the session early! So many choices!

See The Tallest Man On Earth live in concert – full list of dates HERE.

Stream The Tallest Man On Earth’s eTown Performance

The Tallest Man On Earth recently took the stage at Boulder Theater to perform for the long-standing syndicated program eTown. Hosted by Nick and Helen Forster, the show is available for streaming HERE and will also air to many local radio stations – find yours HERE. You can also purchase the podcast at iTunes. Joining Kristian for the show were The Spring Standards. Together they, along with the eTown House Band, performed “Cycles,” a song made popular by Frank Sinatra. Watch above.

Kristian continues his tour across the US, making his way up to Canada and eventually back to Europe. He’ll perform at Newport Folk Festival in less than two weeks. See all dates HERE.

Booking Agent Contact

U.S.:
BILLIONS - Adam Voith
3522 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
p: (312) 997-9999 x8236
www.billions.com
e: adam@billions.com

EUROPE:
Belmont Bookings - Bas Flesseman
P.O. Box 93031
1090 BA Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
31 (0)20 616 2612
31 (0)20 616 6898
e: bas@belmontbookings.nl

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