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Premiere: The Tins – “Sundried Mind”

By Will Oliver, May 3rd 2018

Photo Credit: Emily Finlan

As long as this blog has existed, it seems that Buffalo, NY trio The Tins have found a way onto these very pages. With every new release, the band has taken the next logical step forward, finding a way to add depth and maturity to their sound while also still keeping very much true to themselves. This remains true on their brand new single, “Sundried Mind,” which we have the absolute honor and privilege of premiering today.
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The Tins Release New EP ‘City Lies’

By Will Oliver, December 8th 2017

Buffalo trio and longtime favorites around these parts, The Tins, returned today with their brand new EP City Lies.

Back in October we gave you a taste of the EP with the premiere of the dreamy lead single “Lifeline” and¬†today the whole EP is out there and ready to take you by storm in typical Tins fashion – smart indie rock songs that sneakily hook you in with great vocals and lyricism.

The whole thing is available to stream from soundcloud right now and the band were kind enough to let us embed the whole thing right here, which you can find posted below.

If you like what you hear, feel free to support the band by purchasing the EP over at iTunes.
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Premiere: The Tins – “Lifeline”

By Will Oliver, October 17th 2017 — with 1 comment

It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years since I first discovered The Tins after they performed live at my school and wowed me with the songs off of their impressive debut EP. A lot has happened since then and it’s been great to see the maturity and growth that the band has experienced in that time.

The Buffalo-based trio is planning to self-release their new EP City Lies, which sees the band take yet another step forward in a new direction that is no doubt a giant leap forward for them as musicians. Take the dreamy slice of heaven that is the EP’s lead single “Lifeline.” It features some of their most gorgeous vocals to date and with a loopy, almost druggy groove that could have emerged from the 60s if not for it’s lovely synth work.

I am honored and proud that we have the pleasure of premiering “Lifeline” which itself isn’t being digitally released until on October 27. You can enjoy the single in all it’s glory from the stream below and let it hold you over until the whole EP is released on December 8. If you’re in the Buffalo area, you can join the band for their EP release party at the Lockhouse Distillery on October 20.
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[new]: The Tins – “Summer Jazz”

By Will Oliver, October 28th 2015

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Buffalo-based trio The Tins are as reliable as they come. Whenever I see that they have a new song or release on the horizon, I rest comfortably knowing that it will be yet another winner from the group.

They’re gearing up to release their new EP Love On Strike, and have released the typically terrific new single “Summer Jazz,” as the first official taste from the release. It’s as strong and assured of a moment from the group yet, who self-produced and recorded the song, along with the entire EP, at their makeshift apartment studio. The group dive straight into the tight weaves of their hypnotizing groove and take us along for the ride, a magnetic and catchy wonder.

Stream the song below, and be sure to catch their next stop in NYC which will come at Elvis Guesthouse on November 15.
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Buffalo rock trio The Tins are in the midst of making their second studio album. To help fund it, as well as an accompanying documentary film, they launched a kickstarter with variety of cool rewards for fans that donate at a certain level.

It’s the last hour, with about 12 hours to go, and I’m proud to announce that The Tins have successfully reached their kickstarter goal. But even so, every little bit will still help them out with the recording and documentary, as well as future tours and the like. It’s also the last chance to snag any of the rewards.

You only have 12 hours, so if you want to help The Tins and support a hard working independant band, head to their kickstarter page and help send The Tins on their way. We can’t wait to hear what they share with us on this new record.
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The Tins Launch Kickstarter For New Album and Documentary

By Will Oliver, March 11th 2015 — with 1 comment

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The Tins are longtime favorites of ours here. We’ve been following the progression of their career for years now, and every new move and journey excites us even more than the last. We’re excited to learn that they are in the midst of creating their brand new album along with an accompanying documentary film. Only, they need a little help to get it finished.

They’ve launched a kickstarter campaign to help them get the two projects to completion at the best of their ability. The songs are mostly written, but they need some help covering the remaining studio time, filming budget, as well as the costs of final mixing and mastering. The album is being produced by Robby Takac, of a little band called the Goo Goo Dolls. You may have heard of them.

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Here’s the band’s description of the new album:

The new songs share themes of inner questioning. What is real? How have our expectations changed over time and how do they effect our reality? On the one hand, there is a romantic idea built up around an experience. On the other hand, there is the actuality of that experience. We often find ourselves stuck between both worlds as we long for the mythology that precedes the reality.

And a little bit about the documentary:

Our talented film crew, Jesse Deganis Librera and Thomas Etu, will be working on the documentary. They will be devoting an ungodly amount of time and energy towards shadowing this band for many months…. from the studio, to the tours, to the songwriting, to the everyday.. up until the release of this bad boy (the album). Easier said than done.

The filmmakers want to capture the reality of the band, and to show what is at stake when pursuing one’s passion. The film also plans to showcase Buffalo’s thriving music and arts community. The documentary will be submitted to film festivals worldwide.

You can read some more about the kickstarter at the campaign page, and by checking out the kickstarter video that they’ve shared (with some footage from their show at The Rock Shop last summer), which I’ve embedded below for you. If you’re feeling generous and want to support good honest independent music, head to the page and donate as much as you can.

The Tins New EP ‘Young Blame’ Released

By Will Oliver, July 29th 2014


Today The Tins new EP Young Blame is officially released. It’s a solid 4-song offering that keeps you coming back for more.

The band have allowed us to stream the whole thing from their soundcloud, which you can find embedded below. If you like what you hear, please go support the guys by buying the EP from either Bandcamp, iTunes, or Amazon. The boys self-released this EP themselves, so it all goes back to them.

I saw them play all these new songs live in Brooklyn last week, and it was great. The band are currently on their first national tour, and you can still catch them right now. Find those dates posted after the album stream below.

Tour Dates:

Jul 30 – San Francisco, CA – Monarch
Aug 2 – Seattle, WA – JewelBox Theater
Aug 4 – Vancouver BC – Electric Owl
Aug 5 – Boise ID – The Bouquet
Aug 7 – Denver- Tennyson’s Tap
Aug 8 – Sioux City IA – Vangarde Arts
Aug 9 – La Crosse WI – The Root Note
Aug 10 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Aug 11 – Nashville, TN – East Room
Aug 12 – Raleigh NC – Slim’s Downtown
Aug 13 – Baltimore MD – Club K
Aug 15 – Burlington, VT – Red Square
Aug 16 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston

The Tins at The Rock Shop (July 19, 2014)

By Will Oliver, July 20th 2014 — with 3 comments

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All photos by Anthony Bauer

I first saw The Tins at a concert during my college days at Binghamton. They (Binghamton grads as well) were the opening band that night, but ended up stealing the show from the band who I thought I was there to see at the time. As I found out, it was really The Tins who I was meant to discover that night. I was immediately hooked upon hearing their polished take on rock and roll. There was just something refreshing about seeing three friends playing and singing so well, especially in the days where so much music is made by other means.

Since then, the band relocated to Buffalo, and released their debut EP and album. This year they returned with a brand new EP called Young Blame that will be released on July 29 (pre-order it here). The band has been steady with their releases, and even more consistent with the quality. I don’t question if the new material will be quality, it’s just expected at this point. Young Blame is no different. Each one of its four songs is as steady as next, hooking you in, begging for more.

Last night they brought their first ever national tour to Brooklyn for a show at The Rock Shop. It was my first time catching The Tins live outside of Binghamton, and it just happened to be the best performance that I’ve seen from the trio yet. They effortlessly blended all their material, both new and old, to create an air tight set that took over the room. They are able to create a full rock sound that is even more impressive when you take in the fact that they are just a trio.

The Tins are overdue for a big break, one that they certainly have earned and deserve. This national tour will take them to new places, and hopefully bring out fans both old and new. If they’re stopping in a city near you, I urge you to go check them out.

Below find photos from the show, all taken by Anthony Bauer. I’ve also shared the band’s tour dates.
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On July 29 Buffalo three-piece The Tins will release their new EP Young Blame.

I already shared the EP’s first single “They Aren’t Evil” and since I am seeing the band play later tonight, I thought it was an appropriate time to share “Let It Go”, the EP’s second single. It’s another solid offering from the band, who sound as strong and assured as ever. It’s been amazing to see these guys develop over the years, and “Let It Go” is just one bit of proof that these guys should be much bigger than they are.

You can help with that. You can pre-order the EP right now at their bandcamp page and come out to their show in Brooklyn tonight at The Rock Shop. Tickets will be sold at the door.

In the meantime, enjoy “Let It Go” below.
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