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"think small" - tall dwarfs

"Think Small" - Tall Dwarfs
from Fork Songs (1992)
reissued by Cloud Recordings as twofer with Dogma EP (buy)

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It took me a while to get the Tall Dwarfs, New Zealand's lo-fi giants. I can't remember if "Think Small" -- the closing number from 1992's Fork Songs -- was a late night discovery, but that's definitely where I listen to it most often. Along with George Harrison's "Behind That Locked Door," this has been in high rotation this week. It's a nice bit of comfort, a simple and direct evocation of pulling the covers over your head, and -- for a very real moment -- giving up totally and completely on everything.


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