Minnesota’s Tiny Moving Parts have outdone themselves again with their latest music video, this time for the song “Feel Alive” from recent full-length, Swell. To shoot it the trio rented out Paul Bunyanland – an actual amusement park in Minnesota, which features the exact thing every good music video needs – a giant talking statue of Paul Bunyan.
Swell was released in January and has garnered 5.8M streams in the months since. Following the album’s release, the band sold out nearly every show on their first US headlining tour and have proceeded to tour the world this year, playing shows in Australia, SE Asia, UK, Europe, Mexico and Canada.
Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen has played in Tiny Moving Parts with his cousins, brothers Matthew Chevalier and Billy Chevalier since junior high school, and their tight, mathy post hardcore-pop punk combination shows their skills in spades. Their live show is frenetic, and their musical prowess is impressive – the complexity of their songs makes it difficult to believe there are only three of them onstage. The band first drew attention with the release of their debut LP This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship in 2013 on Kind of Like Records, eventually signing to Triple Crown Records in 2014, who released their second LP Pleasant Living later that year. In 2016, Tiny Moving Parts released their third LP, Celebrate, to widespread acclaim from NPR, Noisey, Alternative Press, the AV Club and many others and were nominated for the “Best Underground Band” award at the 2016 APMAs and “Best New Artist Music Video” at the 2017 APMAs.