Tuesday, April 13, 2010

LA band Red Tide: brimming with earthly delights

Red Tide is a four-piece band from LA. Bassist Spencer Mandel discusses the band's sound, ideal location for a show, and with whom he'd like to collaborate.

Describe your music for someone who has never heard it.

Ambient space rock with electronic elements, but brimming with earthly delights.

What should someone expect from a Red Tide show?

Beer, girls, and some quiet, existential introspection.

What is the ideal location for a Red Tide show? Who else would you put on the bill?

A backyard on a summer night in the Northeastern woods, or a flyer party at the bottom of the LA river. The bill would include My Bloody Valentine, Fisher Meehan, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Superhumanoids, and the Beach Boys.

If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

Thom Yorke would be legendary, but we'll go with Animal Collective because they'd be more fun to work with. They produce a pleasant cacophony of meta-conscious good vibes.

What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

Andrew: A subversive urban artist.
Teddy: Working for IBM.
Spencer: Writing.
Giuliano: Making different music.

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