Tides of Man
|Tides of Man|
|Origin||Tampa, Florida, U.S.|
|Past members||Adam Sene
Tides of Man is an American progressive rock band formed in Tampa, Florida formed in 2008. The band currently consists of members Spencer Gill (lead guitar), Josh Gould (drums), Alan Jaye (bass guitar), and Daniel Miller (guitar). The band's former lead vocalist Tilian Pearson departed from the group in 2010. Currently an independent band, they signed with Rise Records and released the studio albums Empire Theory (2009) and Dreamhouse (2010). In 2014, the band released their third studio album, Young and Courageous.
Formation and Empire Theory (2007–2009)
In December 2007, Tilian Pearson, Spencer Gill, Adam Sene, Alan Jaye, and Josh Gould convened on a whim when Jaye booked a show in Tampa's Ybor City, before the band even had any material together. They wrote new songs and played adapted versions of music from a previous band that Gould, Gill and Jaye had played in. Three of the songs from Empire Theory were written during this 10 days. Tides of Man raised the money and recorded Empire Theory and signed to Rise Records a few months later. They had played less than 15 shows, all south of Jacksonville, Florida, prior to the first national tour booked through Jeremy Holgerson of The Agency Group in July 2009.
Departure of Pearson and Young and Courageous (2010–present)
On December 20, 2010, the band announced that Pearson had left the band to focus on a new musical project (reportedly to become the lead singer of Saosin, however he ended up replacing Jonny Craig as the lead singer in Dance Gavin Dance). The band also stated that they were going to audition new singers and continue on as a band. The departure of Pearson forced them to drop off the No Rain, No Rainbow tour with Greeley Estates and the Downtown Battle Mountain II tour with Dance Gavin Dance that took place early 2011. After Pearson's departure, the group wrote instrumental tracks while looking for a new vocalist. It was also announced that Spencer Bradham has joined as keyboardist, although later was clarified he only joined as a studio member due to him not being able to go on tour because of his work as audio engineer.
The band's first instrumental album, Young and Courageous was released on February 4, 2014.
Style and songwriting
Songwriting is an integrative process involving every member, with the exception of vocal tracking for Empire Theory, on which Pearson recorded separately from the band, due to being in a different city. Empire Theory is a concept album about war and mercy with the songs being mapped out. On Dreamhouse many of the songs were written by either Gill or Pearson sitting in a room alone, coming up with a song structure and essential riffs. Then the drums and bass were worked individually and the songs were interactively built piece by piece. The recurring theme lyrically in Dreamhouse is about not taking the life you have for granted.
- Studio albums
- Empire Theory (Rise, 2009)
- Dreamhouse (Rise, 2010)
- Young and Courageous (2014)
- Tides of Man (2008)
- "Not My Love 2" directed by Caleb Mallery
- "We Were Only Dreaming" directed by James Rockwell
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