Theory of Tides
"The dynamics of fluidity, the pull of bodies in motion, the ebb and flow of attraction..." Partners in music...and life...Mirana and Rick Comstock's latest band, Theory of Tides, is named after scientific theories that date back to Newton and Galileo. A rich representation of the multi-faceted musical duo's creative and personal relationship, Theory of Tides is a unique fusion of haunting vocals, brutally honest lyrics, strong guitar, bass and keyboard textures set against cross currents of electronica, hip hop, Latin and trance beats. Drawing from the couple's wide array of influences that range from Blondie to Jay-Z, Metallica to Madonna, Duffy to Debussy, TOT blends a cool indie alt rock sensibility with a dynamic and infectious dance vibe that is highly accessible, yet truly genre-transcendent. The latest celebration of a long-standing partnership, Mirana's edgy and insightful words probe deep into human relationships to explore the changing nature of time and tide, love and life. Mirana and Rick each brought a special background to the mix when they hooked up in a NY/NJ cover band in the 80s. Mirana came from a long line of acclaimed artists, performers and writers. Trained in the "family business" at Juilliard, the American School of Ballet, Music and Art and Lee Strasberg, Mirana credits her innate storytelling ability to grandfather Konrad Bercovici, a noted Gypsy short story writer and original author of Chaplin's "The Great Dictator." Rick's upbringing was slightly less exotic. Growing up in the 'burbs, he traveled into NYC to catch concerts and club dates, started studying rock and jazz guitar in his early teens and spent summers jamming with local musicians at Asbury Park's famed Stone Pony. The two ultimately left their first band for downtown Manhattan, where Rick designed and the couple launched music studio SoundSpace. Playing host to an exciting indie scene of rock and wave bands-including Chris Stein, Brian Setzer and musicians from Warhol's nearby Factory-inspired the creation of their first original band, Sighs Five. It's "Blondie meets Led Zeppelin" vibe drew raves from rock press and crowds at rock mecca Great Gildersleeves and other hotspots like CBGBs, Trax and The Bottom Line, as well a garnering them frequent airplay on NY radio. Later reincarnated as the less new wave oriented, harder rocking Secret Service, Mirana and Rick opened for Aerosmith's Joe Perry at The Bottom Line, recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studio and Sorcerer Sound, and had videos in rotation on MTV. Subsequently moving to the Boston area's South Shore, Rick built a digital studio in their beachside home. He continued to play and record while Mirana began to "tell her stories," as she puts it, in different mediums, winning multiple international festivals as a screenwriter and photographer. But the pull of music was strong and what started a year ago with a few musical ideas, an occasional jam, quickly returned to the intense collaboration that had brought them together in the first place. Unlike any music the Comstocks have done before, Mirana digs deep to write honestly about the joys and angers of relationships and the intricacies of communication. With it's sexy and dancey, ebb and flow feeling, Theory of Tides will move your feet, your heart, your soul.