Indie pop-rock duo Tidelands, who are based in San Francisco, introduce themselves on their Facebook page this way:
mie is from osaka japan and plays drums, moog synth, and sings a little bit. gabriel is from nowhere but claims california and he writes words, plays guitar and flugelhorn and sings. together they write and arrange songs that become tidelands. yep, that’s it, just the two of us. we do it with loopers and the ultra-dexterity of mie’s limbs.
Their fresh tune “The New Black” has been stuck in my head since I first heard it yesterday. The song features a wonderfully retro guitar solo, rambling riffs that make the song perfect for a road trip, and interesting lyrics like “Haven’t you heard the new black is denial?” The tone of the song almost recalls Canadian alt-rockers Moist. It’s an addicting listen that’ll have you turning up the volume with each repeat play.
These guys have a mere 400 likes on their Facebook page — fewer than we do, which is simply ridiculous — so head over there and give them a few new fans. This is one About to Break artist that’s in here not because they actually are about to break, but rather because they deserve to break. Listen and download “The New Black” for free, artist-approved, below!