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The Lumineers

Most of the time bands that are trying to make a name for themselves are pointing their cars in the direction of New York but not The Lumineers, they're going the exact opposite direction and...

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Introducing: Pinemarten

For most musicians it's all about getting your name out there, getting your picture on the latest issue of Rollingstone or being the featured artist on iTunes. Not for Pinemarten though. He's chosen the path...

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Find of The Week Vol. 3 No. 27: Vermilion Club

Vermilion Club is comprised of duo Dylan Campbell and Zeno Pittarelli who released their latest EP this last summer. Sidewalk Ecology opens with the title track which starts out as a beautiful a capella piece...

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still warm: This Was Tomorrow, by Atom Orr

(email|facebook|twitter) We originally published this article on June 24. It's really quite alarming to hear Harry Chapin rap, sing about CGI, or chide us for our style over content. Almost as much as it is to...

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Tidelands

With how amazingly full a sound that Tidelands produces it's hard to believe that there are only two members behind it all. Gabriel Montana Leis finds himself manning the Guitar, Flugelhorn and vocals while Mie...

Tidelands

With how amazingly full a sound that Tidelands produces it’s hard to believe that there are only two members behind it all. Gabriel Montana Leis finds himself manning the Guitar, Flugelhorn and vocals while Mie Araki is behind the drum kit, synthesizer and also contributes to the vocals, often all at the same time. Along the way to producing their debut album If…, the duo has been able to collaborate with some of the greatest minds in indie rock. John Vanderslice introduced Leis to Minna Choi of the Majik*Majik Orchestra which Vanderslice recorded his latest album with. From there they brought in local musicians Nils Erikson of 20 Minute Loop, Sam Bass on cello from Les Claypool’s solo project and Ara Anderson from Tom Wait’s horn section.

If… is an amazingly lush journey through chamber pop and progressive rock. There are no rough edges here, just smooth dream world orchestrations under the baritone voice of Leis. It’s difficult not to get lost in the world that Tidelands has created in this album. It’s probably better than the one where we currently reside.

Tidelands – “Holy Grail”