Their new eponymous LP was produced by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls, mixed by Ted Young, and features art by legendary Rolling Stone cover artist Philip Burke.
The Tins hold their lyrical narratives close to the vest, but broadly the record grapples with the struggle to free oneself from discontent. “It’s about feeling stuck, the need for freedom and escape,” says Stanley. “‘Jigsaw Queen’ and ‘Minute Of Your Time’ both allude to that in the lyrics, and it’s why we felt “State Trooper” was a good fit. We didn’t write it, but, thematically, it sort of reflects the darker side of the same things we were talking about.” It’s certain that the best way to tease out the filaments of meaning is to ingest the record as a cohesive sonic experience; The Tins is meant to be listened to from end to end in one sitting. “A bit of ambiguity allows people to come to their own conclusions” says Stanley. “I’m sure folks will find some common ground with us somewhere in the record. Mainly, I just want to make people dance. What good is this if you can’t groove to it, you know?”