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‘. The tracks are taken from his second album ‘Holidays Inside‘, out on 25th June 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, progressive Italian rock 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 and accompanying 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.”