The Tins have released a video for their catchy “Please Be Kind”, featuring a spooky feel, just in time for Halloween. They gave us the exclusive honor of premiering it to the world, now you have a chance to be one of the first people to see it. Check it out, below:
My fellow Binghamton alumni The Tins released a great album titled Life’s A Gas this year. “Please Be Kind” is a funky good jam from the album that really showcases just how far the band has come since I first posted them. The harmonies mesh just so well with their cohesive sound.
It got a big premiere from Paste, which is a huge deal for these guys. Another big step towards big things. The album comes out October 2, and they will be in town for CMJ this October. Stay tuned for those dates.
Take a listen to “Please Be Kind” below.
The Tins are set to release their debut album Life’s A Gas on July 2. They collaborated with producer Joe Blaney and used a grassroots Kickstarter campaign to help finance the album. To celebrate the release, the band has released their first music video for the album’s single, “Vicki”.
See what happens when the band makes moves on Vicki, who is being watched carefully by a creepy dude. It’s a fun watch, full of help from their friends from their hometown of Buffalo, New York.
The Buffalo band, who got together here at Binghamton University, have spent the last year writing and recording the album with producer Joe Blaney, who has worked with the likes of Modest Mouse, The Clas, and Prince. The band has nearly completed work on the album, and are preparing to set out to SXSW to show off the new songs to the Austin, Texas hungry.
Stream “Vicki” below, and hit the jump to find the bands tour dates at SXSW.
The Tins have 5 days left to reach their kickstarter goal of $8,000. They are currently sitting at $7,305 and are as close as you can come. The kickstarter is to help fund there debut album, something that they can truly use.
Times are tough but if you have any money to spare you should consider helping these guys out. They can definitely do it.
Head to the kickstarter page here and help The Tins make their first LP.
Below are two demos from the album that would sound even better mastered and properly produced….so help them do it.
The Tins have a kickstarter going which will help them properly record their debut LP. I’m a big fan of the guys as you should know by now, and I hope you guys share the same sentiments. I already wrote about the kickstarter, but I wanted to do one more post since they are so close, yet still have a little to go.
They have 30 days to go, and $2,844 of the $8,000 has been raised. If everyone chipped in even just a few dollars, they would be well on their way. I know times are hard for everyone, but if you have anything to spare, I’m sure the band could use the help.
The band have allowed me to stream the demo of “Taking Liberties”, a song that would appear on this LP:
If you like it, head to the kickstarter page and help contribute to the production of some great independent music.
The Tins are hard at work on their debut album, but they a little help. They’ve put up a kickstarter page where fans like you and I can donate as much, or as little money as we want in order to help the band record the music properly. If you pledge to donate a certain amount of money, you can get a reward such as a signed CD or a thank you in the linear notes. The band is hoping to raise $8K in order to pay for studio time, production costs, and mastering costs. The project will only be funded if at least $8,000 is pledged by Friday Sep 9, 10:08pm. So we gotta get moving, folks.
The band is working with producer Joe Blaney who has worked with amazing artists such as the Clash, Modest Mouse, and Prince. The band has recorded four songs so far (which are all fantastic, trust me). Two of these songs, â€œWhite Outâ€ and â€œTaking Libertiesâ€ are available to stream on The Tinsâ€™ facebook page. You can also check out a live version of another new jam called “Spies” here. stream “White Out” below. It’s quite the tune:
If you’re digging what you hear, and can spare some $, please help these guys out. They’ve got the talent, and with a little bit of help they can make the great debut album that they were meant to make. I just donated myself. What are you waiting for? Head to their kickstarter page and help support good music.
The Tins will soon be making their return to the musical world, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing some demos of new songs – and they’re sounding incredible. One of the new songs is the very memorable “Spies” which I haven’t been able to shake since my first listen.
The Buffalo, New York natives should be ones on your radar after “The Green Room”. If you don’t know who they are, then get to know them. Here’s a fantastic live performance of the new song that the band played at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall while opening for The Blow:
You’re gonna want to hit replay.
Yeah, I’ve posted this song before. I just got a press release about The Tins, and I couldn’t help but post about it. It’s amazing to see a band that you posted about so early on, slowly, but surely, making a name for themselves. It feels like it was just yesterday I saw them playing at my school, testing out the songs that now make up their debut EP.
Their debut EP was released on Netherlands record label V2 Benelux. It’s a major label over there, which is pretty stunning. “The Green Room” is rightfully the first single from the EP, and if you somehow read this blog and don’t know of the song by now, there’s a problem. Not only have I posted it before, but it was also included in my list of top songs of 2010 so far.
The song is like a good wine. It ages well. After more listens I find myself loving it more and more, discovering new things, or connecting to a new lyric. It’s a true sign of a great tune.
I’m really proud of how far these guys have come, and I know their success will continue on.
So if you don’t have it yet, here’s “The Green Room”:
[mp3]: The Tins – The Green Room
The Tins have one show lined up for CMJ so far. It’s on 10/19 at the R-Bar. If you’re attending, be sure to check them out.