The Even Tide
The Even Tide
Vocalist Andrew Deneef snatches you by the collar, cornering you with frankness and passion. From the start, you can tell this band has absorbed big rock sounds from Rush to Circa Survive, Radiohead to The Used. Deneef's "tough vulnerability" soars through the nimble complexity of guitarists Elliot Polokoff and Jesse Mancillas, whose bantam playing sounds as if they're recording a mammoth classic FM rock album in 2011. Bassist Kit Rairigh's groove-pushing riffs and Morgan McLean's crisp drum rolls are as boldly bottom-ended as their rhythms are tersely paced.
The essential musical elements in The Even Tide combine unfettered, deep with feeling. Reflecting the diversity of their Bay Area-upbringing, it also has the no-BS element of sincere intelligence in every aspect of their songwriting. "Isn’t it funny, that the ones who get close are the ones you fear the most", Deneef sings in the shattering EP closer "Socialphoba." Key track "Honesty Of Drowning" is "about how pride and ignorance can make you a victim when it's not necessary." The Even Tide chose not to hide behind voice pitch correction and studio tricks to sound "perfect" on Foundations In Sand. "What’s there is there!" the band happily asserts.
Even down to the mastering, it was crafted by inspired professional Troy Glessner at Spectre, who is responsible for the awesome wide-screen throb of artists on the Solid State/Tooth & Nail and Atlantic labels (Further Seems Forever, Death Cab for Cutie). "We strive to create unique sounding, high energy, progressive music that can be enjoyed world-wide by any true fans of high quality rock," is the band's mission statement. The Even Tide is setting up to-tour full time, "sharing our songs with the world -- always delivering high energy performances that capture the crowd and take them for a ride". Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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