T.S. Tadin, Pleasant Valley musician, worked hard throughout the pandemic to make his latest album, and the results are Pretty Boring. No, I'm not making fun of him, the name of the album is Pretty Boring! Pretty Boring follows up his 2020 album, To Heaven or the Void. Don't let the name fool you, this album is anything but boring! In fact, I had a chance to listen to the lead single that's coming out tomorrow, Friday, October 7th, and "It's a Drag." No, it's not a bad song, I really loved it! The name of the song is "It's a Drag!" It gave me a lot of classic rock vibes while combining elements we love from our alternative artists of today.

T.S. Tadin
T.S. Tadin

What are your ties to the Hudson Valley?

"I'm currently from Pleasant Valley (right outside of Poughkeepsie). I'm originally from Canada but I moved down here 5 years ago to play keyboards for The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. I played on their last album. I like the area so I ended up staying."

What are your inspirations and influences?

"I listen to a fairly wide range of music, from newer indie stuff to old jazz and classical. I particularly love 60s pop and avant-garde. My two favorite bands are The Beatles and The Velvet Underground."

Tell us about the album, Pretty Boring.

"The title is Pretty Boring. It comes out November 18th. The main theme of the album is finding beauty in the mundane. It was written and recorded over the Pandemic. Because of lockdowns I had to record all the parts myself."

Break down "It's a Drag" for us.

"It started out as a fuzz riff, so it's mostly about that. On a more philosophical note, it's about not being able to speak freely around certain people. You know, feeling like you have to say what they want to hear or they'll never talk to you again. I guess it carries over to how politically charged everything has become recently."

How can people find your music? Where should they follow you?

"I'm everywhere (almost)! Instagram, TikTok, Spotify, Apple Music, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. I predominantly use Instagram though."
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T.S. Tadin will be celebrating the release of his new single, "It's a Drag" at Pete's Candy Story Sunday night, October 9th at 8:30pm. The show is 21+.

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