New Music Critique: Tide-Eye

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Contact: tideeyeband@gmail.com

Web: linktr.ee/tideeye

Seeking: Distribution, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Psychedelic Rock

Tide-Eye is spearheaded by Danny Lyons, who captures his authentic-sounding psych-rock songs with lo-fi abandon. Reverb? There’s tons of it here, and it creates a cavernous space for his layered vocals to soar. “Freedom” is a good example of that, a tune that’s fueled by a great bass groove and an all-out chant “Take back your freedom!” that transports you to a protest rally in 1960’s San Francisco. “Sunrunner” is a misstep, brought down by too many ideas and vocals that sound ragged. The lengthy opus “MK Ultra” is his best, a saga with a strong riff and a terrific organ that swirls and swings. Authentically retro and live-sounding, Tide-Eye could be a good fit for a period film soundtrack.