Los Angeles' The Little Ones (Ed Reyes - guitar/vocals, Ian Moreno - guitar, Lee LaDouceur - keyboards, Brian Reyes - bass) are set to release their debut album Morning Tide on April 15, 2008.
Morning Tide is a bright, bold pop album and marks the next chapter of The Little Ones story. Instantly fresh, the band have taken the foundations of their critically acclaimed mini album "Sing Song" and set them on a jet plane that soars out of the stereo.
Whereas "Sing Song" was a joyous amalgam of wire-thin guitars, handclaps and Motown rhythms- the band take that classic west coast sound but sprinkle something on it, give it a twist, and of course add their own heavy dose of originality on Morning Tide.
Spending most of last year on the road with the likes of French Kicks, The Kaiser Chiefs, Voxtrot, and The Magic Numbers, The Little Ones have sharpened both their taut guitar-pop and unpretentious worldview to a razors edge.
Recorded in LA with Dave Newton, the album has been mixed predominantly by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons), with Andrew Weatherall (Primal Scream's Screamadelica) and Jason Cox (Gorillaz) also involved.
A 'little' history: Having met at high school, Ed and Ian bonded while DJing at Loyola Marymount's KXLU radio station. Ian played indie-pop; Ed played classical. The decision to create a classic pop group was a simple one. Recruiting keyboardist Lee through the usual tangle of friends and acquaintances, the final piece in the jigsaw arrived in the shape of bassist Brian (brother of Ed). By August 2005 The Little Ones were playing their first gig at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. And the name? Inspired by Ed’s two pug dogs, universally referred to as ‘the little ones’.
Tour Dates Supporting Nada Surf:
3/17 Phoenix, AZ Bricktown
3/18 San Diego, CA HOB
3/19 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda
3/21 Pomona, CA Glass House
3/22 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
3/25 Sacramento, CA Harlows
3/26 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
3/27 Seattle, WA Showbox
3/29 Vancouver, BC Commodore