Gomez – A New Tide

April 1, 2009

anewtideIf there could be a perfect embodiment of what Gomez fans like about their music, it may well be their latest album, A New Tide, their sixth album since their 1998 debut. Their often brilliant and influential fusion of blues, psychedelia, explosive roots rock and electronica along with what would come to be known as freak folk is showcased fully here, rather like a greatest hits album, albeit with all new material. The eleven tracks are an ideal mix of off-kilter beauty and rough edges, the epic and the intimate, with some tracks containing all those elements at once. The material on A New Tide isn’t quite familiar enough to qualify as “Gomez product,” but it does work as a pleasing summation of a decade-plus long career, like a gift to long time fans, and an excellent case for new ones. Standout cuts: “Mix,” “Little Pieces,” “Win Park Slope” and “Airstream Driver.”

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One Response to “Gomez – A New Tide”

  1. Plymouth Folk Festival Says:

    Dear Musicians,
    Applications are being accepted for the Plymouth Folk and Blues
    Festival 2009 through April 5th. The sixth annual Plymouth Folk and
    Blues Festival will take place at the President Calvin Coolidge State
    Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, VT this Labor Day Weekend on
    September 5th and 6th. The concerts, which feature 9 total performers,
    will team nationally known stars with Vermont and regionally known
    musicians.

    The Plymouth Folk and Blues Concerts are looking for submissions from
    acoustic acts (solo performers or a band with up to three people) to
    fill out their line-up for this year’s festival. Last year’s event
    drew several hundred fans. Artists will be paid $250 for their
    performances.

    Plymouth Folk has been nominated as a 2009 Top Ten Fall Event by the
    Vermont Chamber of Commerce and last Labor Day Weekend, in 2006 the
    Boston Globe online listed Plymouth Folk as the top event in all of
    New England. Past performers include Jay Ottaway, Kate McDonnell,
    Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, James O’Halloran, Danielle Miragalia,
    Jim Gilmour and Alastair Moock. More info http://www.plymouthfolk.com.

    You can apply through http://www.sonicbids.com at our opportunity listing
    which can be found at:

    http://www.sonicbids.com/plymouthfolk


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