What gets you out of bed each morning? What’s the fire that, despite a bad day, keeps you moving forward? Don’t lose sight of that. Those passions are what make life worthliving. For four friends in LA, Rival Tides is that fire.
Since their inception in late 2012, the LA-based rock band continues to be driven by their shared love of creating music, performing, and connecting with others. “In fact, one could fathom that these [ ] songs were recorded with the live setting in mind as they are all bombastic and energetic.” (MindEqualsBlown, April 2016)
Rival Tides’ “…skilled guitar noodling, muscular drumming and lead vocals that pack both sincerity and intensity in equal measure” (Music Connection, May 2016) is often compared to acts such as Hands Like Houses and I the Mighy, while pulling influences from artists such as Thrice, Anberlin, and Saosin.
The group, consisting of Robyn August, Spencer Kent, Jason Friday, and Greg Fulleman, has two independently-released EPs under their belt, both produced by Erik Ron (Godsmack, New Years Day), and spent the last year writing and preparing for the next stage in the band.
After previously spending too much time worrying about the ever-changing sounds of the music scenes of LA, the band decided to regroup and create an album full of songs they would love to hear and have fun playing. Music that doesn’t come from a place of passion isn’t worth spending time on.
They recently tracked their first full-length album, produced by Beau Burchell (Saosin, The Bronx, Senses Fail) and are currently planning for its release to an ever-growing audience, including a devoted mass of Indiegogo supporters whose pledges helped fund the recording of the 10-track record.
With the release, the band hopes their music’s message serves as a directive to listeners to hold strong to their passions and don’t let the burdens of life get in the way.
Rival Tides is:
Robyn, Spencer, Jason, and Greg