Blind Pilot: “We are the Tide”
Blind Pilot‘s hooky, low-key pop isn’t the stuff of groundbreaking, boundary-pressing experimentation, but the craftsmanship and consistency at its core should never be minimized, either. After emerging out of nowhere with 2008’s self-released 3 Rounds and a Sound — that year’s most solidly appealing record, if not its best outright — the Portland, Ore., band has toured with The Decemberists, been showcased on Morning Edition, and recorded a lovely, gently appealing follow-up called We Are the Tide.
Read more and listen to full album : NPR.ORG
There’s something about bands that craft pop melodies around folk/country elements, such as banjos and pianos, that really just grabs me. . . Thanks to the rolling drum beat, the song swiftly moves along in pace, while still allowing you enough time to absorb the lyrics. Excerpt from the excellent: Austintownhall.com