Against The Tide

Against The Tide

 Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
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Formed in the summer of 2009, AGAINST THE TIDE is a female-fronted rock band based out of Red Bank, New Jersey, whose songs are just as likely to get stuck in your head as they are to melt your face.

Biography

"A few possess that 'something' that rattles around in your head and heart like an elusive dream you just can’t verbalize, but that doesn’t mean that the 'something' isn’t there. AGAINST THE TIDE may just possess that 'something.'"
- Kathleen Felleca, WriteOnNewJersey.com

Combining influences such as Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Incubus, Jefferson Airplane, and Muse, AGAINST THE TIDE and now-defunct indie-label, Shorepoint Records, released a 6-song debut EP, entitled "Insomnia," on March 23rd, 2010. In the months following the EP release, AGAINST THE TIDE has been steadily building a core fan-base in the Central NJ and Jersey Shore areas.

Having returned from a successful east-coast tour with a spot in the 2010 Miami Music Festival, AGAINST THE TIDE is ready to take the next step and expand into the surrounding markets, while continuing to build their core fan-base here in New Jersey.

AGAINST THE TIDE was also nominated for Top Pop Band in the 2010 Asbury Music Awards, and have been fortunate enough to share the stage with national and international acts such as Antigone Rising (New York, NY), Voyage (Journey tribute band), The On Fires (Australia), Myrka (Iceland), Red Wanting Blue (Columbus, OH - Fanatic Records), and Thieves & Villains (Victory Records).

Festivals played include:

2011 Dewey Beach ChickFest (The Rusty Rudder - Dewey Beach, DE)
2010 Miami Music Festival (Miami, FL)
2010 Atlantic City Film & Music Festival (Caesar's Palace Circus Maximus Theater - Atlantic City, NJ)
2010 MEANY Fest (The Delancey - New York City)
2010 Dave & Buster's Dockside Music Fest (Philadelphia, PA)

Venues played include:

The Starland Ballroom (Sayreville, NJ)
The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ)
Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA)
Kean University - Wilkens Theatre (Union, NJ)
Arlene's Grocery (New York City)
The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)
The Court Tavern (New Brunswick, NJ)
Club FIXX (Red Bank, NJ)
Bar Anticipation (Belmar, NJ)
Coyle's RoxBox (Philly)
Shakedown Street (Raleigh, NC)
The Triple (Richmond, VA)

Through feverish dedication and energetic live performances, AGAINST THE TIDE is quickly separating themselves from other local bands in a grossly oversaturated New Jersey music scene. Between dynamic vocals, heart-felt lyrics, bright guitars, sharp bass and tight drumming, AGAINST THE TIDE is sure to connect with anyone who is fortunate enough to come across their music.

Lyrics

Day By Day

Written By: Against The Tide

I've become that girl
I tell the others
To stay away from
I've become that person
That very person
I hate the most
And its a... terrible existance
Feeling so... pestilant

Oh oh oh
I'm wishing it wasn't this way
That day by day
Things would change
One look in the mirror
And nothing's getting
Any clearer
Day by day

Day by day
Day by day

I sleep all day
Hoping to avoid
All this pain
I hate what I've become
And oh oh oh
I hate that it still
Hasn't stopped me

Guilt ridden
Panic stricken
Deeply saddend
By all the pain I'm inflicting...
Oh oh oh

Oh oh oh
I'm wishing it wasn't this way
That day by day
Things would change
One look in the mirror
And nothing's getting
Any clearer
Day by day

Day by day
Day by day

Oh oh oh oh
I'm wishing it wasn't this way
That day by day
Things would change
One look in the mirror
And nothing's getting
Any clearer
Day by...

I don't know that
Face reflected back
And oh I'm wishing it wasn't this way
Day by day

Day by day
Day by day
Day by day...

As We Stroll By

Written By: Against The Tide

I don't wanna wake up
I just wanna live inside my head
And point fingers at the dead
As they stroll by
As they stroll by

Yesterday I took a walk
Along the path where we first met
I picked a flower from the garden
While I smoked a cigarette
While I smoked a cigarette

Some say, "such a contradiction"
But I don't follow rules...
And I won't follow you
I won't follow you

I don't wanna wake up
I just wanna live inside my head
And point fingers at the dead
As they stroll by
As they stroll by

Yesterday I breathed the air
It smelled so sweet
And I looked up at the stars
And they looked down on me
And they looked down on me

I don't want to wake up
I just want to live inside my head
And point fingers at the dead
As they stroll by

As they stroll by...

Don't

Written By: Against The Tide

I'll up and leave it don’t matter to me
And if you think that for some reason that you matter
Well you don't
You don’t

See if everytime you look at me
You wonder how this all could be
And if it’s so hard for you
Then I don't

This is all a charade
Games in an arcade
I’m tired of playing
This structure is failing
It's cracking, it's breaking
So please... don't

'Cause I can't

Please refrain from kissing me
And holding me so, so damn tight
Don't touch me like you care
'Cause I know that you don't

I just wanted to be so happy
Your intrusion was so uninvited
But the thought of your hands in my hair
All tangled in indecision...

This is all a charade
Games in an arcade
I’m tired of playing
This structure is failing
It's cracking, it's breaking
So please... don't

‘Cause I can’t
No I can’t

Maybe I come across as strong
Maybe I pretend it won't matter
The truth is we both know it's wrong
Every kiss is a stab in her back

I'm sure I've given you a lot to think about
Such a headache
What a mistake we both have made
We can't
We can't
So don't

This is all a charade
Games in an arcade
I’m tired of playing
This structure is failing
It's cracking, it's breaking
So please... don't

'Cause I can't
I can't
I can't

So don't...

Villains & Victims

Written By: Against The Tide

You hide that other side
So no one knows
The sinister thing you are
You've mastered that disguise
And boy, you're so good
No one knows

But I know all about
All your tricks
Yeah you're so sly
But I had my eyes
On you this whole time
And I know
All about you
All about you

You're the villain
You're the victim
You're night and day
You're dangerous
In every single way
I gotta get out
Gotta make my escape
Gotta make my escape

Defeated by your own regrets
You drink your days away
You try to forget
That you're pathetic like the rest
That you're just like us
That you're just like us
You're just like us

But you cant fool me...
No you can't fool me...

You're the villain
You're the victim
You're night and day
You're dangerous
In every single way
I gotta get out
Gotta make my escape
Gotta make my escape

I gotta get out
I gotta get out
I gotta get out

I gotta get out...

Discography

"Insomnia" (6-song EP) - Released 3/23/10

Set List

60 minute set list as of 11/01/10:

1. Villains & Victims
2. Revolution Gone
3. As We Stroll By
4. Silent Defeat
5. White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane cover)
6. Don't
7. 25th Century
8. Devious
9. Decode (Paramore cover)
10. Day By Day

Set list can be changed to fit any set length, max 60 minutes.

Other covers include:
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Hysteria (Muse)
Misery Business (Paramore)