Members: Derek Nelson, Pete Falknor, Cathy Starr, Ryan Martin, Sarah Jane Goldstein
"Backwater Town," the first song off the new EP, is now available!
Riders of the Tide is the full-band followup to Something Obscure, the acclaimed solo premiere of Derek Nelson.
Recorded over four days in September by at Engine Studios by Neil Strauch (Bonnie Prince Billy, Iron and Wine), and written and arranged by The Musicians, the songs on Riders of the Tide mark a distinct evolution from the sounds heard on its sparse predecessor.
While more haunting, driving and urgent, Riders of the Tide keeps in touch with the sound that led the band to headline Chicago's largest venues in its first year, and be named "a force to be reckoned with" (SPIN), the "Top band to see at Taste of Chicago," (Metromix) and "Top 10 to watch in 2010" (CDBaby), along with praise from the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Red Eye, and more.