Compared to the controlled brevity of Fades, Stand Of Tide is an onrushing wave of generosity. Its 13 songs cascade forth with kaleidoscopic tonality—recalling in equal measure the effortless hooks of Guided By Voices, the arrangement acumen of Jon Brion, and the awe and melancholy of Figure 8-era Elliott Smith.
released May 31, 2019
Mitch Bowden / Matthew Fleming / Victor Malang / Kori Pop
Recorded & mixed by Mitch Bowden at Mechanical Noise
Additional recording by Cameron Craig at Grouse Lodge
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Horns on "Fireflies" by Alex Borwick and Bill Blackmore
If I were in a band like the Golden Gate Wingmen, playing songs from the Grateful Dead catalogue (the greatest songbook in the world) and other forever-glittering specimens of the art of song, like Dylan tunes, solo Beatles picks (Nobody Told Me, Any Road), Zevon, and Van Morrison's Beautiful Vision record, I would also stuff our setlists with songs from Visions of the Higher Dream. And I mean all of them. Not one song would pale in that company. That's how commanding and classic this album is. Grain Sparrow