STREAM: “Coastal Cruise ’86”
Photo Credit: Steve Lutes
From the coastal shores of the mind, by way of the Midwest, comes High Tides, the hazy synth duo of Warren Kroll (Forrest, Dorosoto) and Steven Lutes (Mall Security, Kontyx). Launched in 2011 as an offshoot of their sleazy, acid-electro collaboration as The Red Falcon Projects, High Tides was born out of daydreams of the lavish shores of Southern California, sun-faded memories of yacht rock and a desire to craft their own signature spin on the genres perfected by the likes of Boards Of Canada, Freescha and others.
Amongst their earliest advocates was TOBACCO of Black Moth Super Rainbow, who encouraged the duo to further develop their sound. He commissioned multiple, well received remixes from the pair, as they continued to write original material.
Settle back, grab some Malibu rum and watch the sun retire over the ocean horizon, as the blissed-out tunes of High Tides carry you away into an endless summer.