Today, we’re putting up preorders and downloads for a new cassette from Wichita’s BLOOD TIDE. This band is the brainchild of Matthew Clagg (DOMESTIC DRONE, MONEY BADGER, MYSTERY BLOOD), who has used the moniker for a host of different recording projects, songs and ideas over the last several years. In fact, the name for Clagg’s current dark-punk band MYSTERY BLOOD was a fusion between his solo workings as BLOOD TIDE and his longtime musical companion/collaborator Mason Monigold’s own solo wizardry as MYSTERY BONES OF INFANT ISLAND. This is exciting for us, because although we’ve released a lot of music for these guys and different incarnations of their music, this is the first proper BLOOD TIDE release (with their first appearance on a TAHRC release coming back in March of 2016 on their collaborative tape I AM THE SUN). And in my humble opinion, it is some of the finest songwriting and recording performances that I’ve ever heard from them. Now a full three piece band (featuring Monigold and fellow TAHRCer Doug Lynn of FILIUS SOL), they have a proper EP to support live.
This album was expertly recorded at FLAT BLACK STUDIOS in Iowa City, IA, by our good friend Luke Tweedy. The rhythm and relationship between Tweedy’s engineering and the performances on this EP are nothing short of ideal; there’s a patience and openness to these recordings that really brings new and hidden sounds to the surface. If you’re a fan of any of the bands in the DOMESTIC DRONE/MYSTERY BLOOD family, I must suggest that you give this a listen from beginning to end.
As usual: you can click HERE to preorder a copy of the cassette, or you can head to our ONLINE CATALOG and browse around. The EP is also available to download from us via our BANDCAMP, or you can support the band directly by visiting their page HERE. Also, if you happen to catch them live, they’ll have copies available at their shows in advance of our release date (preorders will begin shipping out on or around June 30th). Either way, stream the entire EP below: