What's New

March 20th, 2015

-- New MV "Old Mill Park" premiere on Grounds Sounds! Please check it out :)

March 6th, 2015

-- Have you listened to KQED Arts "To Do List" yesterday? See you all tomorrow at Cafe Underwood!

March 4th, 2015

-- "Old Mill Park" EP is available now! It has been introduced on DeliSF, This is Book's Music and Largehearted Boy

February 25th, 2015

-- Premiere & Interview for the new EP posted on The Bay Bridged! Check out the track "Dog Named Bart" there!

February 4th, 2015

-- Biography page updated for "Old Mill Park."

January 20th, 2015

-- Website design updated for the new year & new EP. Hopefully you will like it!

June 3rd, 2014

-- Our Uncorked TV appearance is available on Video Page

May 16th, 2014

-- Our interview with SF Weekly is on their Music Blog!

February 19th, 2014

-- Our new EP has been mastered! We are so looking forward to revealing more information about it....

-- We are one of the artists chosen as "Staff Picks" this week (till 2/26) on Brite Revolution!

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Just over a year ago I got my first taste of San Francisco’s Tidelands. Their debut album If… was a surprisingly complex web woven around deep, albeit hit-or-miss, lyrical hooks and beautiful arrangements. Repeated listens built the album into a richer and more memorable experience, yet never quite fulfilled what I believed they were capable of.

Enter the sophomore release We’ve Got a Map. Lead singer/guitarist/flugelhorn extraordinaire Gabriel Leis and drummer (which said in itself sells her talents incredibly short) Mie Araki’s follow up to their 2011 album, nailed it. Again they’ve teamed up with Minna Choi and Magik*Magik Orchestra assembling the sound we’d previously experienced and growing leaps and bounds within the course of a year.

Eight tracks laden with themes of inspirational joy, sexual healing and American imperial guilt and conscience are served up on a self-admitted foundation of spontaneity. Leis returns with an almost David Byrne-like delivery vocally as his eclectic lyrics splendidly settle within deeply organic instrumentals.

We’ve Got a Map is a record for the intellectual and simplistic fans of independent music alike.  There is no doubt in my mind that the duo from the Bay Area has achieved a level of musicianship that should be admired and revered. Each song spins a web of imagination and contemplation. Songs like “Coil” and “Half a Century” allude to a joyous recognition of respect and inspiration where the very real tracks like “Rock Bottom” and “Twin Lakes” lead you down a path of sincere thought. Tossing in, easily one of my favorite tracks of the year “The New Black,” a dark, dreamy and slightly cynical outlook, We’ve Got a Map is moving, thoughtful and impressive.

If there was even the slightest, most miniscule, bit of doubt in my mind as to the capabilities of Tidelands it has been obliterated by this album. Making me a believer, I can confidently say I am a big fan of Tidelands and cannot wait for the opportunity to see them live one day. With the progress made, by keeping their art spontaneous and simple, they can only bring about great things.  Pardon the pun, but with Leis and Araki, If…We’ve Got a Map then they’re most certainly going places.

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