The Tines are a new outfit helmed by New Haven Connecticut’s S.G. Carlson.The band was formed as a recording project in late 2019 featuring members of Ports of Spain, Laundry Day, Quiet Giant, and Ryxno. They explore a fascination with the mundane, the grandiose, and good and bad uses of time. In the course of his young career S.G. Carlson has performed with the likes of Andy Shauf, Michael Nau, Vetiver, Erin Durant, The Suitcase Junket, Christopher Paul Stelling, Brook Pridemore, Frontier Ruckus, Jake McKelvie, and Sean Rowe.

The sound of The Tines has been sharpened to a point over the course of two self produced S.G. Carlson records beginning with the widely cast net of Sing The Hits (2020). The Enemy Is Listening was released the same year on the freshly formed Free As Birds Records, owned by Alex Burnet of Laundry Day. Now fully formed, The band are embarking on their first album as The Tines.