Tonight in L.A.: The Tyde
July 6, 2008, 10:35 pm
Filed under: Music, Rock | Tags: , , , ,

Getting a chance to see The Tyde play tonight is a pleasant way to end a 4th of July weekend in L.A. that started at the Hollywood Bowl with watching Randy Newman kick “I Love L.A.” solo on the piano and listening to Vin Scully narrate a version of “Casey at the Bat” (with a nod to Kirk Gibson’s memorable 1988 World Series homer).

Formed in late 1997 or thereabouts by Darren Rademaker after Further (a group with his brother Brent) disbanded, The Tyde have quietly plugged away to produce three solid and singular records. Ten years have seen Rademaker’s outfit take on a variety of inspirations, from Spiritualized, the Byrds, and Felt, and wash them in the dry sunlight of California’s desert sea.

They’re playing tonight at the Echo as part of the Part Time Punks series at 10:00, opening for Phil Wilson. Mike Shulman of the Slumberland and Dropbeat record labels will be spinning records. A video for Brock Landers, the first single off of their third album Three’s Company (Rough Trade), is below. Be prepared to be transported to the good times, surfing, and beach cookouts that are paradigmatic images of a Southern California summer.

Fuckin’ right on…


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