Entertainment Weekly - "'Tidal Wave' teeters the line between folk rock and Americana, Lazzara's whiskey-ravaged voice mimicking a drinking song's cadence." -- Grade: B
Audio Mixer: Claudius Mittendorfer.
Recording information: Sioux Sioux Studio, Charlotte, NC.
Photographer: Misha Lazzara.
The seventh studio long-player from the emo/alt-rock veterans, Tidal Wave is the much anticipated follow-up to 2014's chart-topping Happiness Is. Written during the band's olympic stretch of shows in support of their previous outing, the 12-track Tidal Wave incorporates elements of Americana into the group's signature blend of punk and stadium rock. The LP's release was preceded by the eponymous lead single, a fiery two-and-a-half-minute blast of socially charged mayhem that invokes Bruce Springsteen by way of the Ramones. ~ James Christopher Monger