Born in 2021 from members of some of San Diego's most cherished acts (Pinback, Rocket From the Crypt, No Knife, Buckfast Superbee), miniaturized was initially formed as a one-off project for a MusiCares charity show honoring Tom Petty. San Diego-based Timothy Joseph found inspiration from dissecting Petty’s songwriting, coming to revelations about his own work as a musician in the process. With a sudden fresh perspective, he began composing all original material that would shape the future of the band into something all its own. miniaturized is, at its core, a rock band. Still, the sound is so sweeping and vibrant that it overflows, spilling into the more nuanced realms of pop and indie rock and nods to iconic alternative rock of decades past such as Pixies, Built to Spill, The Feelies, Jesus and Mary Chain and early R.E.M.
With their live debut at the world famous Casbah in July of 22, the band has burst into the public eye as something completely new. Their sound has blurred the lines between the angular, edgy sonics of the members’ previous efforts and emotional, connective song- craft. The earnest assertion of singer Timothy Joseph’s voice and lyrics draws listeners in with uncertain familiarity. And with only a very few select live appearances to their credit so far, their single “miniaturized” in rotation on 91X FM and their emotional video for ‘Why Don’t We Play God’, miniaturized has quickly garnered the excitement and attention of a rapidly growing audience. Their debut LP, due in March 2023, was recorded and produced by legendary record producer, Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement, Wilco).