We Are the Tide

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
3 Rounds and a Sound, Blind Pilot's self-released debut, sketched a bareboned folk-pop sound with short, simple strokes. We Are the Tide paints a different picture, thanks to four newcomers --- including a vibraphonist, an upright bassist, and a dulcimer player --- who add bigger, brighter colors to the mix. It's rare they everyone plays at once; instead, the band holds its cards like a poker champ, waiting until the perfect moment to throw down a loaded hand. Whenever that happens, Blind Pilot sounds like a contemporary Fleetwood Mac, with thickly stacked harmonies coating every refrain, or even a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, whose easygoing specter looms large ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
3 Rounds and a Sound, Blind Pilot's self-released debut, sketched a bareboned folk-pop sound with short, simple strokes. We Are the Tide paints a different picture, thanks to four newcomers --- including a vibraphonist, an upright bassist, and a dulcimer player --- who add bigger, brighter colors to the mix. It's rare they everyone plays at once; instead, the band holds its cards like a poker champ, waiting until the perfect moment to throw down a loaded hand. Whenever that happens, Blind Pilot sounds like a contemporary Fleetwood Mac, with thickly stacked harmonies coating every refrain, or even a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, whose easygoing specter looms large during the outro to "White Apple." We Are the Tide blazes its own path, though, bringing other bands to mind --- including contemporary names like Fleet Foxes and the Head and the Heart, both of whom build their songs around similar layers of acoustic instruments and choir-kid harmonies --- without making you wish you were listening to those groups instead. And, in keeping with the laid-back attitude of Blind Pilot's Pacific Northwest home, the album stretches its legs at a leisurely pace, leading off with a midtempo ballad --- the simple, striking "Half Moon," which dissolves into a few moments of gorgeous a cappella toward the song's end -- and waiting until the third track to speed things up with the galloping "Keep You Right." We Are the Tide is saddled with the difficult task of showcasing a new band, one whose roster has increased 300-percent since the last album, without alienating fans who first warmed up to Blind Pilot as a homespun duo. It meets that challenge head-on, offering up a near-faultless track list that sets a new benchmark in the Oregon/Washington folk-pop revival. Come for the straightforward melodies that stick in your head for hours; stay for the smart arrangements that alternate between stripped-down acoustic backdrops and panoramic, orchestral accompaniments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Ato Records
  • UPC: 880882175528
  • Catalog Number: 1755
  • Sales rank: 933

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Half Moon (3:28)
  2. 2 Always (2:26)
  3. 3 Keep You Right (3:35)
  4. 4 We Are the Tide (3:17)
  5. 5 The Colored Night (3:55)
  6. 6 I Know (3:52)
  7. 7 White Apple (3:56)
  8. 8 Just One (4:29)
  9. 9 Get It Out (3:25)
  10. 10 New York (5:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blind Pilot Primary Artist
Ian Krist Vibes
Ryan Dobrowski Percussion, Drums
Israel Nebeker Guitar, Harmonium, Ukulele, Vocals
Nathan Crockett Violin
Luke Ydstie Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Pump Organ
Kati Claborn Dulcimer, Banjo, Guitar, Ukulele, Vocals
Joel Meredith Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Jorgensen Piano, Trumpet, Harmonium, Pump Organ, fender rhodes, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Roger Seibel Mastering
Adam Selzer Engineer
Skyler Norwood Producer, Engineer
Blind Pilot Producer
Ryan Dobrowski Composer, Artwork
Israel Nebeker Composer, Lyricist
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