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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 eitherĀ 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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Create The Tins New Logo

By Will Oliver, April 13th 2014

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The Tins have some big things on the way this year. But first, they need your help in creating their new official band log. That’s right, you can design the band’s logo.

For the next two weeks (April 11-April 25) you can submit an original logo design for The Tins that they will use as their official look. To submit, you can post it to their facebook page, twitter page, or any other social media outlet.

They will choose the best one and will give the winner a very special prize package, and you will have the the honor of having your logo live on in the rock and roll history books forever.

Here are the suggestions from the band, taken straight from the official entry page:

Think outside the box, and be as creative as possible. Nothing is off limits!

We are looking for something unusual yet exciting! Surprises are welcome!

And that’s everything! Very simple, but the potential is infinite. Let the right side of your brain take over, and unleash creative fury the likes of which the world has never seen!

Good Luck!

So there you have it. What are you waiting for? Get to it. And enjoy some “Whiteout” below.

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:

It’s from their new album, Life’s A Gas, which is out now. Buy it from The Tins here.

The Tins – Please Be Kind

By Will Oliver, September 19th 2012

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.

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