Well, here’s a nice surprise: Dead Oceans announced today that The Tallest Man on Earth has released a brand new EP, Sometimes the Blues Is Just A Passing Bird, a 5-song set of original tunes from Kristian Matsson that’s currently available on iTunes with a physical release set for November 9.
All 5 songs, including live favorite “Like the Wheel,” were put to tape this past summer and most were written after the cuts on Matsson’s excellent The Wild Hunt LP, which came out in the spring. Check out the cover art above, tracklist below, and download a free, label-cleared MP3 of the gorgeous “Like the Wheel” on the label’s site.
The Tallest Man on Earth – “Like the Wheel”
Sometimes the Blues Is Just A Passing Bird
01) “Little River”
02) “The Dreamer”
03) “Like the Wheel”
04) “Tangle in This Trampled Wheat”
05) “Thrown Right at Me”