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TIDAL ARMS to Release Debut Record 'The Sun Exploding Out' February 13th

- Jan 26, 2011 at 08:13PM
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When two galaxies pass by each other in close proximity, their shapes distort due to each other's gravity. The outside spiral arms splay out into space, often casting stars and dust into the abyss as their host galaxies drift slowly back towards each other. These distortions are called tidal arms.

Since forming in the late summer of 2009, Brooklyn's Tidal Arms have crafted a unique brand of stormy psych-rock. The music reflects the diverse collective musical history of singer and guitarist Tom Tierney, drummer Francis Mark, and bassist Patrick Southern. Having played in a wide variety of bands with styles ranging from folk to metal, the band members have fused their disparate influences into a beautifully blown out, feverishly grooving sound.

After finishing recording their debut single, “Hair and Teeth/Flooded Meadows”, the band immediately moved toward writing their first LP, 'The Sun Exploding'. The band recorded the album themselves at their studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, called Spaceman Sound. Says Tierney, "Our goal was to make a record that sounds big, but mostly sounds like the three of us playing our music in our space." When it came time for mixing, the band turned to Andrew Schneider (Pelican, Cave-In, Made out of Babies), who had recorded and mixed the band’s aforementioned 7". "Andrew makes great sounding records and his studio is a block from my favorite coffee shop in Brooklyn. It's always a pleasure to go down there and work with him," says Mark.

Tidal Arms is set to self-release 'The Sun Exploding' on February 13th, the first day of a nationwide tour supporting Glassjaw. The ten-song set will be available in all formats including a limited vinyl pressing of just 500 pieces on red and yellow vinyl. “Writing this album has been the sole focus of our lives for the past year," says Southern. “Now, it’s about hitting the road.”

Tour Dates (w/ Glassjaw):

02/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
02/14 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
02/15 – Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
02/16 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
02/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
02/18 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
02/19 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
02/20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
02/21 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
02/22 – El Paso, TX @ Club 101
02/24 – Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
02/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
02/26 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
02/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
02/28 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
03/02 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
03/03 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
03/04 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/05 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
03/06 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
03/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
03/25 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
03/26 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
03/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head

For more information, please visit: www.myspace.com/tidalarms.
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