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.