Post-rock never made it into the mainstream, but it had a huge influence on alternative music in the earlu nineties. Washington DC band Last Tide keep the wall-to-wall music alive on their EP The Broken Places. In the five tracks they go for structure first, with the melody riding shotgun. Shapeshifter is the stand-out track - the music pushes the dreamy vocals of keyboardist Lilly Dorot and vice versa.
Not as experimental as Sonic Youth, but with a broader musical horizon than the revived Dinosaur JR this band shows a lot of promise. With their ability to sneer and the gift to tell scary stories, Last Tide now needs to catch a nice wave to take to them next level.
Nate Frey: guitars, vocals
Rob Miller: bass
Libby Dorot: synths, vocals
Misha Alexander: drums, vocals
The Broken Places is a self-released album. Release date: October 26th.
- 09/02 Octoraro Hotel (w/ Selah Selah and Lennon UK), Oxford, PA
- 09/13 Third Rail Radio @ WMUC (UMD) (w/ Screen Vinyl Image), College Park, MD
- 09/19 The Garage (w/ Imperial China, Cab Ride Home, Black Dragon), Manassas, VA
- 10/26 Black Cat (CD Release) (w/ Ringo Deathstarr), The State Department Washington, DC
- 11/20 Pianos, New York, NY