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Kristian Matsson has never remained in one place for very long. Having spent much of the
last decade touring around the world as The Tallest Man on Earth, Matsson has captivated
audiences using, as The New York Times describes, 'every inch of his long guitar cord to
roam the stage: darting around, crouching, stretching, hip-twitching, perching briefly and
jittering away...Mr. Matsson is a guitar-slinger rooted in folk, and his songs are troubadour
ballads at heart.'
Now, Matsson returns as The Tallest Man on Earth with Henry St., his sixth studio album
following 2012’s There’s No Leaving Now, full of 'vivid imagery, clever turns-of-phrase,
and devastating, world-weary observations' (Under The Radar) and 2015’s Dark Bird Is A
Home, his 'most personal record... surreal and dreamlike' (Pitchfork). Henry St. notably
marks the first time he recorded an album in a band setting. 'My entire career I’ve been
a DIY person––mostly fueled by the feeling that I didn’t know what I was doing, so I’d just
do everything myself.' But now, longing for the energy that’s only released when creating
together with others, Matsson invited his friends to come and play.
Nick Sanborn (of Sylvan Esso) produced Henry St., which includes contributions from Ryan
Gustafson (of The Dead Tongues) on guitar, lap steel and ukulele, TJ Maiani on drums, CJ
Camerieri (of Bon Iver) on trumpet and French horn, Phil Cook on piano and organ, Rob
Moose (of Bon Iver, yMusic) on strings and Adam Schatz on saxophone.