The Slack Tide – Change
The Slack Tide, from Long Beach, NY is releasing their debut album on October 31, 2014 on the two year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The album, “All the Channels in Between”, was inspired by the Superstorm that wrecked their community. Before the storm hit, the band members grabbed their instruments and took shelter in a Manhattan, East Village apartment, only to lose power and spend three days drinking warm beers and tequila, and writing music. A year later the band decided to record the songs that emerged from that session. The Slack Tide, a well known staple of the Long Beach bar scene, spent six years playing locally before being accepted to the CMJ Music Festival in 2012 despite having only recorded their first single, “Bedpost”. The storm that followed a few weeks later forced a few of its members to move out of their destroyed Long Beach homes and into NYC. They began playing shows on Manhattan’s lower east side as well as clubs in Williamsburg.