If you know anything about the Buffalo music scene, then you’ve heard of The Tins. Hopefully by this time you’ve actually heard the music by The Tins. And for those most fortunate local music lovers, you’ve actually seen The Tins play live somewhere around town (they appear to be everywhere these days).
The Tins not only produce a wild and wonderful sound, they manage to broadcast it in myriad ways, from captivating videos to sensational live performances. When you stop to think that three musicians are able to come up with the sounds that you are hearing, it’s pretty awesome to know that they are a true Buffalo experience.
Recently, The Tins embarked upon a Kickstarter campaign in order to finish their second studio album, produced by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls. I asked drummer Dave Muntner about the Kickstarter angle, which is a relatively new fundraising mechanism that was not available to bands in the past. “In today’s economic landscape, crowdfunding is becoming one of the only ways for bands to continue to release music without the support of a label and without tremendous debt,” Dave told me. “It’s great that there are now outlets for fans and supporters to get behind a project, which otherwise may never have had the potential to exist.”
The crowdfunding technique does allow for bands to solicit needed funds from fans. At the same time, the fans are rewarded with free downloads, signed CDs, and other desired merch. It’s a win-win-for the bands and the fans, especially once they release their long awaited studio albums (that might not otherwise see the light of day).
Following is one of the band’s latest video releases. The Tins “Let It Go” (Official Music Video Uncensored). Warning, this video does contain some nudity. It’s another killer song (and impressive video) that shows the talent of the band with its catchy, easily identifiable and embraceable vocals and beats.
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