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Dark Bird Is Home

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Length  41:53
Artist  The Tallest Man on Earth
Label  Gravitation / Dead Oceans
Genres  Folk music, Indie folk
Language  English
Release date  12 May 2015
Producer  The Tallest Man on Earth
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Released  12 May 2015 (2015-05-12)
Similar  The Tallest Man on Earth albums, Indie folk albums, Other albums

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Dark Bird Is Home is the fourth LP by The Tallest Man on Earth. It was released on CD, digital and vinyl on May 12, 2015 through the label Dead Oceans. The album is the first in his discography to feature a full band playing on almost every track.


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The songs of the album were recorded in various countries, studios, and barns, and are said to "carry a weather-worn quality, some dirt and some grit." BJ Burton announced via his Instagram page that production on the album had begun in July 2014 and concluded in September 2014. The album is said to be Matsson's most personal and direct piece of work, inspired by the death of a close family member and by the divorce from his wife, singer-songwriter Amanda Bergman. A trailer for the album was released on February 10, 2015, with Matsson proclaiming that "this is not the end, this is fine".

Critical reception

Dark Bird Is Home received positive reviews from most music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 21 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".

Commercial performance

The album debuted in the United States at No. 1 on Folk Albums, No. 8 on Top Rock Albums, and No. 67 on Billboard 200, with 8,000 sold in its first week.

Track listing

All tracks written by Kristian Matsson.


  • Kristian Matsson – banjo, bass guitar, clarinet, drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, alto horn, omnichord, pedal steel guitar, percussion, piano, synthesizer, tape machine, tom-tom drum, vocals, backup vocals
  • Oskar Bond – piano
  • BJ Burton – engineer, mixing, producer
  • C.J. Camerieri – french horn, trumpet
  • Bird Coulter – piano
  • Dan Huiting – bass guitar
  • Mike Lewis – bass guitar, piano, soprano saxophone, saxophone, synthesizer
  • Huntley Miller – mastering
  • Niclas Nordin – drums, percussion
  • Mike Noyce – electric guitar, viola, violin, vocals, backup vocals
  • Mats Winkvist – bass guitar
  • Cameron Wittig – photography
  • Songs

    1Fields of Our Home4:28
    2Darkness of the Dream5:01


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