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Tiny Ruins Play Mercury Lounge Tomorrow Night

August 8th, 2014

Initially Tiny Ruins began as a solo project for singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook—whose voice has been compared to Beth Orton’s—but on her second album, this year’s Brightly Painted One (stream it below), she added bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alexander Freer to round out the dreamy folk sound, to a winning effect. Per PopMatters, “As with the best of songwriters in the folk tradition, Tiny Ruins’ Fullbrook manages to bring the characters populating these 10 gorgeously sparse tracks to life, imbuing each with a breadth and depth that leaves them fully formed in the ear of the listener, having lived very real, meaningful existences that extend beyond the brevity of the songs themselves and into some lush world that transcends its fictional origins.” See the New Zealand trio (above, performing “Reasonable Man” for Rhapsody) play Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.