The Tyde's Three's Co. boasts eleven tracks under thirty-seven minutes, awesome! Bands across the world need to recognize that you don't need an album worth of five-to-seven minute power-ballads to get your point across, it rarely works. Three's Co. is a perfect example of this and is consistently full of hooks without sounding rushed, too long, or out of place. The Tyde sounds like they're enjoying themselves when they play which clearly rubs off on the positive vibe throughout the record.
'County Line' is by far my fave with it's rhythmic piano melody that never quits. 'Do it Again Again' has a synth melody that works so nicely above the jangly guitars, it sounds fresh and relaxed. 'Brock Landers' gets me itchin' for repeated listens with it's catchy "Jealousy will get cha' nowhere" vocal melody, then soaring off into fuzz-solo heaven in the spirit of J. Mascis. Track five's vocal progression on 'Glassbottom Lights' is simultaneously dreamy and heartbreaking. The Tyde cover a full range of emotions while keeping the tone groovy and the rhythm moving.
If anything this album reminds me more of Further than any side project or band that these guys have ever been attached to, only The Tyde are better, even modern sounding. Three's Co., without the obvious beach themes, would even be a great musical companion on that family trip to San Onofre or getting up early for a session at my old hotspot in Hermosa Beach. It's a perfect blend of quick and energized pop songs with just the right touch of keyboards, backing vocals, and noise. I bet my parents would even dig it.
Rating: Highly Recommended