Between the cross-country tours that followed, Miniature Tigers found enough downtime to pull up stakes and move to Brooklyn, where Brand
began writing songs that were more experimental than Tell It to the Volcano's acoustic-based pop. Members of Neon Indian
and the Morning Benders
were enlisted to produce the material, which was recorded in upstate New York and released in summer 2010 as Fortress.
In 2012, Miniature Tigers returned with the more '80s synth- and dance-oriented Mia Pharaoh. Two years later, they delivered the similarly disco and synth pop-infused Cruel Runnings, featuring production from Chris Zane (Walkmen
, Passion Pit
). ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi