TANDM Brings Captivating New Video for “The Man In The Sea”

Toronto duo TANDM’s songs seem to transcend time, place, and even stylistic categorization.  The core duo of vocalist/guitarist Maxine Beck-Sinderby and drummer Thomas Franklin firstmet in their mid-teens and quickly united over a unique creative chemistry. Their influences are as subtle as they are diverse, weaving tinges of genre-bending modern innovators from Alvvays to Regina Spector to even Vampire Weekend into their work.

The track “The Man In The Sea” was originally written by Maxine as a poem for an assignment in high school.  The poem was inspired by a story told to her as a child by her Grandmother; the tale was whimsical about how a giant man in the sea would stir a giant spoon and make the waves.  “My inspiration was to convey the sensation of a childhood belief/fantasy, that then shattered from discovering the realities of the world.”

The video made by continuing collaborators with TANDM, Akash Jones & Bronte Brazier made the dreamlike stop motion visuals to accompany the haunting tune. The single is a highlight off the group’s dynamic upcoming EP Sirens.