Tiny Stills are a power-pop band from Los Angeles influenced by Courtney Barnett, That Dog, and ’90s/’00s rock. After a last-minute lineup change left an opening on a national tour with Bayside’s Anthony Raneri and A.W. in 2015, frontwoman Kailynn West stepped in at the last minute to complete the tour as Tiny Stills and has been running ever since.
The band offers up plenty of tattoo-worthy lyrics, brutal honesty, crunchy guitars, and catchy melodies that help you remember that even the worst days have a silver lining—at least you’re not alone.
“We had tons of fun thinking of creative ways to be bullied on by a piñata,” says bassist Chris Clark. “The amount of candy we’ve eaten in the last week is unprecedented. ‘Resting in Pieces,’ to me,speaks about the struggle of trying to retain normalcy and warmth in a relationship that is slowly falling apart.”
“One of my favorite lyrics is in this one—’I’ll be fiercely independent; I’ll work twice as hard.’ I keep this in my head a lot lately while coping with changes in my life due to COVID-19. I try to remind myself that it’s gonna get better.”
“It’s such a nice surprise what comes together after we shoot all of our parts in our respective quarantines,” says Mike Diggs, drums. “The cohesiveness of the ideas come together in such a way that you’d think we all to together to shoot it.”
“This song mentions quarantine in relation to isolating emotionally after a breakup and was written and recorded in January 2020,” says Kailynn West, guitar and vocals. “We didn’t realize how relevant this song would feel to us since experiencing a real quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, and shooting all of our videos separately. It makes me really miss playing shows and having fun with friends.”