The Brooklyn group has released 2 full-length albums and a pair of EPs. Style wise you could simply say the band plays pop. Some songs on the Tigers' first full length, Tell It To The Volcano, mix laidback tunes with bouncier tracks, often with energetic choruses that drop seamlessly into the next verse. The songs have a great beat -- not the kind you'll dance to, but you may find your head bobbing unconsciously. The music echoes the lyrics on songs like "Tchaikovsky & Solitude," in which a weepy riff on the guitar follows a lyric about crying.
Miniature Tigers' latest record, 2010's Fortress, expands their instrumental pallet and songwriting. Songs are a bit longer; they bring in more keyboards, add multipart vocal harmonies and experiment. It's still indie pop -- with a happy step forward. The first single "Goldskull" is a tight 3 minutes long but packs lots of synthesized flourishes into it. It's not common for a band to develop so much in between records without losing sight of themselves, but Miniature Tigers have managed to do just that. It will be exciting to see and hear where they go next.