Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Tiny Tide - The Ronta EP & Febrero
Tiny Tide is a creation from the nation of Italy. They are self-proclaimed as spawning from a “Mark Zonda cover band.” Mark Zonda is the guitar-holding and keyboard-wielding front-man, Manuel plays violin and bass, Mic Starr plays drums, and Dendrix plays guitar. They refer to themselves as an indie pop arcade rock else group. I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean. Tiny Tide has a solid sound. It’s nothing over the top. The Ronta EP contains five songs, with one of the songs being a remix of another song on the EP. It actually makes the song “Girls From Ronta” kind of annoying because it’s placed back-to-back. It’s an okay first attempt for their debut, which leads us to their first full length, Febrero. The first track, February surprised me greatly! After the Ronta EP, I wasn’t expecting much more from Tiny Tide, but they seemed to start let loose and begin experimenting with their sound. The choice was a vast improvement for the band. The sound originally seemed contained in The Ronta EP, but seems to blossom in Febrero. Febrero contains a menegeraie of sounds producing a wide musical experience. They seem to be having fun with what they do. Isn’t that what music is all about?