The Echo Presents
The Tyde, Os Beaches
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Internal Sounds, the anticipated new album from The Sadies, will be released September 17 on Yep Roc Records. In advance of the release, the new song “Another Tomorrow Again,” which American Songwriter describes as “…the perfect teaser for the album,” can be heard here: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/07/song-premiere-the-sadies-another-tomorrow-again/. Additionally, the album’s lead track, “The First 5 Minutes,” can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/outside-music/the-sadies-the-first-5-minutes. In celebration of the album, The Sadies are currently in the midst of a Canadian tour; please see below for a list of dates.
Recorded in Toronto, the 11-track album was produced by The Sadies’ Dallas Good (guitars, organ, vocals) and mixed by Peter J. Moore. In addition to Good, the album features band members Travis Good (guitars, fiddle, vocals), Sean Dean (bass) and Mike Belitsky (drums). Of the experience, Dallas Good comments, “There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn’t suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for 20-plus days. By the end, we’d spent every dime we had and used up every favor. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn’t want that this time.”
Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010’s Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, “…full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past” and which Under The Radar praises as, “…twangingly irresistible guitar interplay.” Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold (1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999’s Red Dirt and 2012’s Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003’s Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004’s The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009’s Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard’s U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.
"The Tyde's journey began back in the early 90s when Darren Rademarker and brother Brent fronted Further, the legendary L.A. indieoutfit in which they first began mixing twisted, Beach Boys and Jan & Dean-influenced, suburban California harmonies with Jesus and Mary Chain and Teenage Fanclub-influenced guitar pop chaos. Recent L.A. music history cannot ignore the impact of that single band's influence, which ignited a forest fire of notable bands to follow – Beachwood Sparks, All Night Radio, Frausdots, and, of course, The Tyde – connected through common membership, brotherhood, and a shared musical vision. Dare we say their combined creative output has been unmatched since the halcyon days of late 60s L.A.?" --Last.fm
Born to Portuguese immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mark Matos was the first American branch on his family tree and the son of one of California’s most popular Portuguese radio DJ’s. Settling in Tucson AZ in the early part of the century, he began performing under the banner of Campo Bravo with a rotating collective of musicians that included future members of Dr. Dog, Golden Boots, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, and a bit of cross pollination with Howe Gelb‘s Giant Sand congregation. After a couple of self released efforts, Campo Bravo released Goodbye, Oklahoma on KEEP Recordings in 2006 and followed with a national tour, supporting Darla Records’ The Lowlights. Matos disbanded Campo Bravo and relocated to San Francisco, CA shortly thereafter where he lived in a residential hotel on Polk Street and began work on a group of songs that would eventually make up Denver Lights & Eagle Rock Dreamer, Matos’ “lost” album recorded with members of Bad Weather California, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, The Csars, and Nathaniel Rateliff in Denver and Los Angeles in 2007. The album was scheduled to be released on Italian imprint Awful Bliss before the label abruptly closed it’s doors and, without an American label at the time and no financial backing, Matos’ Denver Lights… was shelved as he moved on to other projects, notably the formation of Mark Matos & Os Beaches.
MM & OB signed to San Francisco’s Porto Franco Records in 2008 and released Words Of The Knife in 2009, a record that featured Dave Mihaly (Jolie Holland), Tom Heyman (Court & Spark, Girls), Ben Reisdorph, Aaron Keirbal (Rupa & The April Fishes), Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes), and Charith Premawrdhana (Classical Revolution String Quartet), among others, signaling the beginning of a new chapter in Matos’ story. The record got some attention, charting at places like KVRX in Austin, TX and KUSF in San Francisco, and some kind words from respectable rock ‘n’roll purveyors like Crawdaddy, All Music Guide, and The Bay Bridged. The anticipated follow up would take longer than expected and come at a cost. After parting ways with his long time guitarist and severing ties with his producer, Matos instilled the help of gonzo recording engineer Charles Gonzalez, Iggy & The Stooges’ sax man Steve Mackay, Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes), Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog producer/engineer), and New, Improved Studio‘s Eli Crews (Beulah) to complete the record.
The album’s journey took Matos from San Francisco to Tucson to LA and back to Oakland. In between he took the name Trans Van Santos, began an intensive study of psychedelics, and after a support gig with Akron/Family and a memorable evening as a member of Howe Gelb’s Melted Wires (with Grandaddy‘s Jason Lytle, PJ Harvey‘s John Parrish, members of Calexico and Victoria Williams) he returned to San Francisco and formed a west coast rock ‘n’ roll roadshow called the Family Folk Explosion, which has been raising roofs and shooting stars ever since.
Mr. Matos, in his various disguises, has performed at legendary venues like San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, Cafe Du Nord, and Bottom Of The Hill, The Harmony Music Festival and Club Congress (Tucson, AZ), and a thousand dive bars across America to boot. He has shared bills with M. Ward, Neko Case, Mother Hips, Jackie Greene, Flaming Lips, Laura Viers, Bill Callahan, Okkervil River, and Akron/Family. He has played with members of Grandaddy, Giant Sand, Iggy & The Stooges, Phil & Friends, Dr. Dog, Rogue Wave, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, and the beautiful Victoria Williams. He calls his music Americalia, a tip of the hat to Brazil’s late 1960′s Tropicalia movement and to the dust bit Americana lineage of which he is just a spoke in the wheel.