By Simon Vozick-Levinson
July 12, 2010 at 02:00 PM EDT

Miniature Tigers

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In just a couple of weeks, Miniature Tigers will release their all-around enjoyable sophomore LP, Fortress. Perhaps you’ve already heard the indie foursome’s lead single, “Gold Skull,” which recently earned a spot on EW’s 10 Hot Songs of Summer playlist. Today we’re proud to premiere another Fortress jam, “Mansion of Misery,” right here on the Music Mix. Consider it as a little something extra to tide you over ’til the album’s July 27 release.

Apparently the song’s twisty, turny, kitchen-sink instrumentation was influenced by a late-night viewing of The Shining in the converted upstate N.Y. church where Miniature Tigers recorded Fortress. “That movie put us in a weird headspace, so we decided to go nuts on ‘Mansion of Misery,'” reveals frontman Charlie Brand in a press release. Spooky inspirations aside, it’s all in the service of an extremely hummable sunshine-pop melody. We predict this tune will leave you in a very pleasant headspace indeed.

Check out “Mansion of Misery” after the jump and let us know what you think. If you like it, you can preorder the album online.

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