Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Critics praise debut album by San Francisco duo Tidelands. New single “Marigolds” available now.

Check out the epic eight-minute “If…” closer plus a live version from band’s day-of-release show.


 Tidelands (L-R): Mie Araki, Gabriel Leis. Photo Credit: Summer Makovkin.



“Marigolds” is the epic eight-minute closing track from the Tidelands debut album “If…”

[VIDEO]: (Live at Café du Nord)


If… is a beautiful indie force to be reckoned with, hypnotic in its musicality.” – The Owl Mag

“...refreshing, stimulating, and likely to induce daydreaming. It doesn’t sound much like anything else that’s come out this year.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

“...a captivating series of tunes as world-weary as they are romantic.” – East Bay Express


San Francisco duo Tidelands has just released its debut album If… to critical acclaim and a packed record release show at the band’s hometown venue Café du Nord.  In addition to a special guest set from John Vanderslice (If… was made at Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studio), the night showcased much of the dreamy, hypnotic material from If… including the album’s epic closing number “Marigolds” which has now been made available as the album’s latest single. The live version of the song as performed at Café du Nord is also now streaming.

For more on Tidelands, be sure to check out the unique animated video (built from over 1000 watercolor paintings by its creator Ami Kutata) for the album track “Holy Grail”. The video was recently featured by YouTube and also profiled by venerable tech magazine, Wired.

Tidelands is the duo of San Francisco’s Gabriel Montana Leis (Guitar, Flugelhorn, Vocals) and Mie Araki (Drums, Keyboards, Vocals) along with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, conductor Minna Choi and Deerhoof engineer Ian Pellicci. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic to talk to the band or for more information.


Tidelands – If…
(S/R, Out Now)

 Track Listing:

01. Holy Grail (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)
02. Holiday
03. Eyes of God
04. Amulet
05. Letter To A Young Soldier I Love
06. Sixes and Sevens
07. The Ship (STREAM | MP3)
08. In The Wake
09. Marigolds (STREAM | MP3 | VIDEO)


Tidelands Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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