Robbing Millions Shares Single “Tiny Tino”

Robbing Millions, the psych tinged project of Brussels based and classically trained jazz guitarist Lucien Fraipont, has shared his newest singles, “Tiny Tino” and “Dynamic Plants” off his second album Holidays Inside, out June 25th via Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser’s homegrown label MGMT Records, which has previously released only the duo’s own material.  “Tiny Tino” sounds like an unearthed Wally Badarou song topped with childlike vocals and takes cues from video game music, latin rhythms and R. Stevie Moore’s weirdo pop. The track is accompanied by the peaceful folk prog instrumental “Dynamic Plants.”

Speaking on the “Tiny Tino” track accompanying and video, Fraipont says: “‘Tiny Tino’ is an ode to friendship and to the East LA neighbourhood where I stayed for several months working on Robbing Millions’ upcoming album. It’s also about trying to be someone you’re not. The little, scarier than intended, puppet you’ll see wandering around the neighbourhood in the video is trying to act cooler and tougher than it is. Although the song has a weird 9/4 time signature, I think of it as a naive playful song with a whistle friendly melody. You could see it as Robbing Millions’ take on salsa music ”

Photo Courtesy: Judith Williquet