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Tried and True

by Tia Carrera

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Marcin Wielewski
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Marcin Wielewski Excellent groove, ffo Earthless if someone don't know yet. Favorite track: Taos.
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allenpotter You fucking guys
This shit absolutely wastes my ass
Thank you
Please return to Denver asap
Ken-to Jungleman
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Ken-to Jungleman RIYL Hendrix, Wildfire, Robin Trower, only Instrumental, & Fucking Downright HEAVY. This is the Bomb. It's a rarity for me to purchase hardcopies anymore, but driving to this CD is utter Joy.
Favorite track: Visitors (bonus)
StoneFly Effects
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StoneFly Effects Beyond the myths and the legends, Tia Carrera are back and they’re taking us to a real psychedelic El Dorado! Let yourself be overwhelmed by these cosmic rhythms and these groovy riffs bathed in uni-vibe. Beware of the searing solos; they’ll consume your soul. These psychedelic conquistadors will chew your mind and spit it across the multiverse. Tried and True is in my book one of the most powerful album of 2020; a true catharsis!!! Favorite track: Layback.
Matthew T Grant
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Matthew T Grant Been digging these cats for a while. Head-nodding grooves and snarling guitar. Burn one and get into it. Favorite track: Tried and True.
The Midnight Toker.
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The Midnight Toker. Blistering solos and Rhythmic tirades

Vinyl purchased 3/26/20.
Arrived 9/11/20.
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Layback 07:21
Taos 05:47


What can you say about Austin, TX's Tia Carrera? Longevity, stamina, power, grace, sensuality, and telepathy? Don't forget bone shakingly loud, always impressive and truly psychedelic. Also, they may or may not record in a barbecue shack.

Guitarist/engineer Jason Morales and drummer Erik Conn are pushing 20 years under the Tia Carrera banner, and so their new album, 'Tried and True,' has more than earned its name. Ahead of 2019's two-song LP 'Visitors/Early Purple,' the founding duo recruited longtime friend and ATX legend Curt Christenson (Dixie Witch/Crimson Devils) as a permanent member, and his well-established bass wizardry emboldened the band's sound, dynamic, and unspoken communion as artists. 'Tried and True' represents in blistering fashion Tia Carrera's unwavering trajectory of heavy-psych-blues-bliss exploration.

The band is famously selective about what they release to the public. With every performance unique by virtue of improvisation, they've amassed a huge, never-issued collection of recorded material, both live performances and private studio tracks.

'Tried and True' is a sonic voyage culled from their latest studio work and across a 37-minute LP (the CD runs 71 minutes with the only-previously-on-vinyl "Visitors" and "Early Purple" as CD bonus tracks), the three-piece once again scorch their way into the hearts of the lysergic converted. As veterans, Tia Carrera remain fueled by passion and creative drive, and any time they'll let us hear what they've been up to, we can only consider ourselves lucky.


released June 12, 2020

Tia Carrera is:
Jason Morales: guitar
Curt Christenson: bass
Erik Conn: drums

Recorded and mixed at the BBQ Shack - Austin, TX.
Engineered by Jason Morales.
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Mastering - Austin, TX.
Artwork and layout by Alexander von Weding.
Photos by Drew Nesbitt & Charlie Morris.

Thanks to all who have had our backs over the years. We'll see you out there soon.

CD Bonus Tracks:
Early Purple


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