If Miniature Tigers was ever to have an official "day" in Phoenix, it would be today. The band is playing two shows, one at Crescent Ballroom as part of the Modern Art Records Tour celebrating the release of Mia Pharaoh, and a free in-store performance at Stinkweeds at 5 p.m. There's also a rather large Miniature Tigers mural on Roosevelt and they're featured in this week's issue.
We spoke to Modern Art Records founder Ben Collins and Miniature Tigers frontman Charlie Brand to get the lowdown on the new album. Brand says he was heavily influenced by the painter David Hockney and set out to make an album with a "simple, warm sort of Californian setting."