It’s been 3 years since San Clemente, CA’s Tunnel Vision released their debut self-titled record. As included in our 2018 Most Anticipated Albums feature, the group plans to release their sophomore record this March and it has now been made official that it will release via Law Records.
The title of the new record is Days Away and will include 14 total tracks (with a secret track secretly planned for physical copies) — The Reel Big Fish horn-section of Billy Kottage on trombone, Matt Appleton on sax, and Johnny “Christmas” Christianson on trumpet all make a guest appearance blaring the horn sections on the new record. The album itself was recorded at Pot of Gold studios with David Irish.
Tunnel Vision describes it as the perfect sequel to their first record with more upbeat, aggressive tunes along with some irie reggae jams.
The group tells The Pier: “This album means a lot to us. The last album was sort of a San Clemente Lifestyle themed record about all the things we loved to do growing up in San Clemente, CA. All of the songs on this record were written after we started touring for a couple of years and really facing the life as real musicians. Along with the good, the bad, and the frustrating times of living in a van traveling across the country surfing, skating, and playing music.”
These guys play that surf-jam-reggae-rock, almost reminding me of a young Slightly Stoopid. We caught up with Pepper drummer and co-owner to Law Records, Yesod Williams, as he tells The Pier: “I been watching these boys for years now, and actually started paying attention when the label was on a bit of a break or I would of signed them years ago. I first heard of them about 5 years ago before hearing their first recording while I was sitting in our dressing room at the Pot of Gold Festival in Tempe, AZ about to hit the stage — I actually think I was late getting onto stage because I was soaking it up. From that moment it was only a matter of time and I wanted to hear the band develop after doing some hard work on the road. As you guys know, the label has been back in full force the last couple of years, so the second their manager & friend of ours, Anthony Levato, sent me some new music earlier in 2017 I knew it was time, and soon in 2018, the masses will hear the best version of Tunnel Vision yet with ‘Days Away!’“
You can stream Tunnel Vision music or own it via iTunes by clicking HERE!
Watch: Tunnel Vision – “CitrusSkies”