First of all – cutie pic, huh? They’re one filter away from being straight out of a Tumblr post and reblogged into your old-fashioned-drinking heart. All hip jokes aside, TIDEUP has that shoegazey feel that goes arm in arm with seascapes of pink ocean waves and drinks in mason jars. At first glance you hear slight guitar riffs tucked in between synthy vocals, but that soon develops into a blurry, summery anticipation. “Beaches” feels like glitter in your ears – it’s light and exciting; it’s poppy; it’s a track you want to lie down in bed with but just end up playing on repeat over and over again.
I know, the thought of lo-fi beach rock is seemingly fleeting and insubstantial, but TIDEUP has a simple appeal: a consistent and easy sound. An even more endearing fact? Ben Guzman and Noelle Indovino met on Craigslist, but not in the creepy casual encounters, “I want to lick your toes” way. Like the perfect set of penguins, after Ben’s two-year quest for the perfect vocal counterpart on the interwebz, Indovino found him to make the perfect (band)mate. Her haunting voice (not too dissimilar from Twin Sister‘s Andrea Estella) swirls into your ears and sticks to your brain, while Guzman provides the perfect foil with dreamy mixtures of keys and drums. It’s the stuff dream(pop) is made of.
My only gripe: give me more! They have “Beaches” and “Walk” up on their Soundcloud page – while their Bandcamp page hosts a few extra’s from their In Curses You Came EP. “Drifting Sunrise” has heavy hints of Victoria Legrand, Beach House-meets-Memory Tapes (oh my god, just typing that gave me chills). June 10th, they released their first music video on YouTube for “Beaches” which you can watch below.
They’re also hard at work on their new album, release date TBD. All I know is that I can’t wait.