Premiere: The Tide Bends – “The Whip”

Mike Mehalick May 22, 2020 News No Comments

Tide Bends

No strangers to these digital pages over the years, Asbury Park rockers The Tide Bends have, like all of us, looked for ways to chip in during these times. Today, they’re unveiling a new-to-us single, “The Whip,” with all proceeds for the next two weeks set to benefit the newly minted Asbury Park Dinner Table (more on their mission under the track).

Recorded at New Future Studio over two years ago, “The Whip” is, thankfully, out of the vault as the band works up a brilliant mix of psych and jangle-pop that would slot in nicely with prime-era Creation Records output.

The band’s Dave Hough shares; “This song was originally two different jams that after a while we brought together. Once merged, it felt like the song took on a healthy dichotomy of scattered tension and then release. We tried to have the song convey the anxious feeling of the unknown and smash it into the frustration of aggressive curiosity.

Given the current state of affairs we find ourselves in, we are donating all Bandcamp.com sales generated for this song to Asbury Park Dinner Table. That organization is doing extremely important things for our local community in a much needed time. Check them out and donate because they’re awesome.”

Listen to The Tide Bends’ “The Whip” below and head over to their Bandcamp to support.

As of late, we, as a country, a state, and most importantly, our town have experienced so much disruption to our daily lives. Unemployment, layoffs, mandatory shut-downs of the lifeblood of Asbury Park – the service industry – have brought so many lives to an unsure and frightening halt. In the meantime, mandated school closures mean that families are feeling the strain of food insecurity even more.

Asbury Park Dinner Table, a NJ 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was created to address, mitigate, and reverse the economic and food crisis we are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting local restaurants while feeding our neighbors.

But we need your help. We all need each other so much right now. Please consider a $30 gift so that we can purchase packaged dinner meals from local Asbury Park eateries and have them delivered to Asbury Park families who are in need the most.

Your donation will not only help keep Asbury Park restaurants open and thriving, but it will feed Asbury Park families.

Asbury Park Dinner Table is ready to bring our city together again. With your generous donation, Asbury Park will be able to survive these unprecedented times. We all must come together and support each other.

Donate today. Donate what you can. Donate for yourself. Donate for your friends.

Dinner is served.

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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