We Are the Tide

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We Are the Tide
Blind Pilot (We Are the Tide) album cover.jpg
Studio album by Blind Pilot
Released September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13)
Genre Indie
Length 38:05
Label Expunged
Producer Blind Pilot
Blind Pilot chronology
3 Rounds and a Sound
(2008)3 Rounds and a Sound2008
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We Are the Tide is the second studio album from the Portland, Oregon indie group Blind Pilot. The album was released on September 13, 2011.[1]


Andrew Leahey of AllMusic gave the album positive review, rating it 4.5 out of 5. He judge the tracks in the album "near faultless", setting "a new benchmark in the Oregon/Washington folk-pop revival."[1]

The album debuted at No. 56 on Billboard 200,[2] No. 19 on Top Rock Albums,[3] and No. 2 on Folk Albums,[4] selling around 8,000 in the first week. The album has sold 65,000 copies in the United States as of July 2016.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Half Moon" 3:28
2. "Always" 2:26
3. "Keep You Right" 3:35
4. "We Are the Tide" 3:17
5. "The Colored Night" 3:55
6. "I Know" 3:52
7. "White Apple" 3:56
8. "Just One" 4:29
9. "Get It Out" 3:25
10. "New York" 5:39



  • Israel Nebeker – singing, guitar, ukulele, harmonium
  • Ryan Dobrowski – drums, percussion
  • Luke Ydstie – bass, piano, guitar, pump organ, singing
  • Kati Claborn – banjo, dulcimer, ukulele, guitar, singing
  • Dave Jorgensen – trumpet, harmonium, Hammond B3, Rhodes, piano, pump organ
  • Ian Krist – vibraphone
  • Nathan Crockett – violin
  • Joel Meredith – pedal steel


Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard 200[7] 56
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[8] 10
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[9] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 14
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[11] 19
US Vinyl Albums (Billboard)[12] 11


External links[edit]

  • NPR First Listen: Blind Pilot "We Are The Tide" [1]