Tides End is the second MINKS album, but you could easily say it's a world away from the first. Moving out of New York City to try and cure a bout of writer's block, frontman/songwriter Sonny Kilfoyle wound up in the East End of Long Island. Surrounded by water on three sides, it's the same place that drew Warhol, Pollock, de Kooning, Steinbeck and more to escape the constant barrage of information of the urban landscape. The result is not just a romantic trip into isolation, but a melodic and warm experience to immerse yourself in. It's a pop record with all the hooks and harmonies you'd expect from that, delivered with experience, depth and hope.