Are you ready for a journey back into rural America? That’s precisely where our new album of the week is going to carry you: back to a time of irresistible, romantic tunes, back to a vaguely hippie joy and to a love for solar, typically West-Coast choruses and arrangements.
Ten Mile Tide are a magnificently retrò San Francisco band formed in 1999 by brothers Jason and Justin Munning. In the last decade the ensemble has built up a solid following, by playing over 100 shows (even sharing the stage with such well-known names as Hootie and the Blowfish) across the States, and earning a Jammy award nomination for best new groove in 2006.
Obviously, we’re exceptionally proud to present the band’s self-titled EP, something we’re sure our listeners will deeply enjoy. From the stomp-along Freaky Folk of opener “River, Sun & Rain” to the vaguely Ben Harper-ish midtempo ballad “Time is Right“, all the tracks have a mood-building, traditional feeling that difficultly can’t weave its’ way to listeners’ hearts. Obviously all the necessary milestones are tributed, from Creedence Clearwater Revival to the Doobie Brothers, from Bob Dylan to… Dirty Three (specially in the excellent violin work): this is a band that has full ownership of its’ roots yet knows how to re-arrange them into a personal and somewhat modern formula.