PREMIERE: The Spill Canvas’ full-band reworking of “The Tide” is angsty and memorable

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photo: Jason Cox Photography

It’s been a pretty wild ride for South Dakota rockers the Spill Canvas—from their humble beginnings as an acoustic act to a full-fledged major label deal in the mid-2000s to member defections and a hiatus that probably felt longer to their fans than the band themselves. But the band has been full-speed ahead in recent years, free agents doing what they want, how they want, when they want—including this brand new reworking of their song “The Tide,” originally an acoustic number from 2004’s Sunsets And Car Crashes. The band recorded it live at Sixwill Studios in Bethelehem, Pennsylvania, and it is a fascinating full-band reinterpretation of an acoustic classic. Frontman Nick Thomas comments:

“This is a song we’ve been playing full-band for as long as I can remember, and has always been one that the fans really seem to connect with. Toward the end of the tour, we were aching to get back in the studio, so we sat down at Sixwill Studios and put this together. Hope you enjoy, and you never know when we might be in the studio again…”

The Spill Canvas’ most recent album, Gestalt, is available here.

The Spill Canvas just completed a U.S. tour both as an opening act for Motion City Soundtrack’s Commit This To Memory 10th anniversary tour as well as a headlining run of their own celebrating the 10th anniversary of One Fell Swoop. Expect the band to return to the road in 2016.