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The Tyde may share three bandmembers -- Chris Gunst, Dave Scher, and Brent Rademaker -- with modern L.A. canyon rock band Beachwood Sparks, but where the latter sounds like what a cryogenically frozen Buffalo Springfield circa 1967 might sound like if they were thawed out today, the Tyde have drawn comparisons to a wider range of bands, many of them British in origin, including '80s and early-'90s bands like Felt and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions (lead vocalist/guitarist Darren Rademaker's dusky, laconic vocals do sound a bit like Cole's romantically throaty warble). The Tyde formed in 1998, a year after the breakup of Darren and Brent Rademaker's previous band, Further, a formidable L.A.-based outfit that was influenced by U.K. shoegaze acts (especially those on the Creation label) as well as fellow indie rockers like Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, Sebadoh, and Guided by Voices. Filling out the lineup is guitarist Ben Knight and Ann Do, whose tottering Olivia Tremor Control-meets-"Interstellar Overdrive" organ riffs coalesce with Farmer Dave Scherr's lap steel to create a sound that, while derivative, was at the foreground of a burgeoning new movement simultaneously based in both L.A. and London. Their debut, Once, was released in March 2001. A sophomore effort, Twice, appeared two years later, followed by Three's Co. in June 2006.
The Tyde are an American indie rock group. Tracing their roots to early 1990s LA indie band Further, formed by Darren Rademaker and brother Brent, The Tyde cite Felt, The Beach Boys and The Byrds as major influences. They are not to be confused with band from the Iowa in the late 60's called The TYDE, known for songs such as Psychedelic Pill and Lost.
The initial line-up featured Darren Rademaker (vocals, guitars), Darren's ex-wife Anh Do Rademaker (keyboards) and brother Brent Rademaker (bass, vocals) as well as Ben Knight (guitar), Christopher Gunst, Brent's partner in Beachwood Sparks, (drums) and Dave Scher (guitars). Gunst was replaced by Rick Menck of Velvet Crush after debut album Once while Scher became simply an 'additional musician' for second album Twice.
Both 2001s Once and its follow-up, 2003s Twice, showcase the band's love of surfing. The former featuring the song "North Country Times", about time spent in surfers' paradise Encinitas, while the latter features a cartoon of a surfer heading out to the waves as well as the track "New D" featuring the lyrics "ain’t gonna fight 'em anymore, leave those bastard people on the shore, surf a wave on a single-fin board"
Brent Rademaker also played bass in Beachwood Sparks with former Further and Tyde member Christopher Gunst. He now shares his time between The Tyde and his new group Frausdots. Gunst's new group, Mystic Chords Of Memory, also features Ben Knight on guitar.
Three's Co., The Tyde's third album, was released in 2006 (April/UK; July/Japan; August/USA) and features guest appearances from Mickey Madden of Maroon 5 and Conor Deasy of The Thrills.