Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP

  Bay Area duo Tidelands is set to release a new EP, Old Mill Park, on March 3. The new record – the band's first since their 2012 sophomore full-length We've Got A Map – was recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco, and includes six tracks of irresistible orchestral indie rock. Today, The Bay Bridged is pleased to premiere album single "Dog Named Bart", which features vocal contributions from none other than Tiny Telephone owner John Vanderslice and singer-songwriter Debbie Neigher. As they have before, singer and guitarist Gabriel Montana Leis and drummer Mie Araki solicited the [...]

By |February 25, 2015|Tags: |

Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317) Download: Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317) Guitars and drums may make up the core of indie rock, but a considerable number of Bay Area artists also use instruments more traditionally associated with an orchestra than a rock band. Adding strings, horns or woodwinds might seem pretentious to some -- and, admittedly, genre names like "chamber rock" and "orchestral pop" probably don't help that assessment -- but, when used deftly, these instruments can heighten a song's emotion, add weight to dynamic shifts, and provide layers of texture that generate wonderfully unexpected moments. String and [...]

Night Genes' CD release party: Wednesday, 2/8, with Tidelands and Yesway

San Francisco folk outfit Night Genes will be having their CD release party at Café Du Nord this Wednesday, February 8th, in celebration of their sophomore effort. Like the Blood follows their 2009 debut, Two Phantoms & A Holy Ghost. The band claims the new record “moves past mortality into rebirth, inquiring into the idea of evolution and progress from one generation to the next.” We think Boise native Eric Ingersoll’s baritone sounds a bit more Matt Berninger than Bill Callahan on the latest. Night Genes - "Soaring Through the Chromosomes" Two other local bands open: Tidelands and Yesway, the [...]

By |February 7, 2012|Tags: , , |

Tidelands – “The Ship”

"The Ship" comes from If..., the debut record created by San Francisco duo Tidelands (Gabriel Montana Leis and Mie Araki). If... was recorded with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, resulting in a rich, layered, and complex sound. Tidelands - "The Ship" If... comes out on July 26th, celebrated that same evening with an album release show at Cafe du Nord (8:00 pm, $12, 21+). The show will also serve as the album release for Debbie Neigher, with Blue Rabbit opening. Check out Tidelands' video for "Holy Grail," which comes to life via 1000 watercolor paintings by Japanese illustrator Ami Kutata:

By |July 8, 2011|Tags: |
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