Gritty Indie Rock from Brooklyn Explores Broken Relationship. - Between Giants: Sunset Cigarette
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posted 27 Apr 2020 by Krister Axel
Are we destined to lust after each other at the same time that we hate ourselves?

Between Giants, a trio from Brooklyn, NY, blends a unique range of individual references into a sophisticated coalescence of gritty, hard-hitting indie-rock. These three award-winning, multi-talented performers based in the Northeast bring their styles together to craft music that showcases raw, aggressive energy, infectious melody, and a love for analog synth tones.

Led by Tyler John's instinct for concise, passionate lyricism and iconic stage-presence, the innovative, genre-mashing songwriting from Between Giants has seen them nominated for three Independent Music Awards, and led the way to a nearly sold-out east coast tour within just a year of the project's inception. "Sunset Cigarette" is the exploration of a modern, broken relationship, with equal parts fleeting ecstasy and profound regret. As the party continues, as the drugs take hold, we lose track of our own boundaries. Are we destined to lust after each other at the same time that we hate ourselves?

Backlit, silhouette
Can you try to give me some attention
Photos, get in line
Look so cool for your Instagram
The warning signs
Flash by my mind
Close this heart of mine
Can I leave cause I want to?

The members of Between Giants are Tyler John, Hans Massaquoi, and Pat Williams. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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