Tiny Masters of Today Sign to Mute, Finish New Album
Published Feb 27, 2009If you've been curious how Tiny Masters of Today are spending their summer vacation, it appears as if the thrashy teen punks will be busy releasing a record. This pint-sized duo made up of Ivan and sis Ada - aged 15 and 12, respectively - announced this week that they will be adding another album to their repertoire, Skeletons, which will be released June 16 via Mute.
While their Bang Bang Boom Cake debut featured such celeb guest stars as Karen O and Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kimya Dawson, B-52s' Fred Schneider and Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes, the Tiny Masters of Today have handled most of Skeletons on their own, with the pair doing all the writing and recording at home in Brooklyn and on Garageband. They did get a little help from late in the process from engineer Patrick McCarthy and mixer Matt Stein but really, other than that this is all the Ivan and Ada show. (We do assume, however, that mom provided a steady supply of PB&J during the making of the record.)
Before the full-length's release, the band will also put out its title track as a seven-inch and digitally on April 14, and a bit before that they will hook up with new drummer Jackson Pollis (who's taking over for Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's Russell Simins) and play this year's SXSW in Austin on March 31.
There's no sign of a track-listing yet for Skeletons or word if past remixers like Liars and CSS will rework any of the new tracks. We also don't know if the Tiny Masters are being shipped off to summer camp this year or heading out on tour.