Wait..... So they're going to lose their fanbase NOW b/c of a name change rather than them slowly progressing away from the Tide? If people are still following this band out of a hope that they'll return to "The Tide" sound then I feel bad for their inability to ascertain the multiple times the band has conveyed "We aren't going to sound like that anymore"...... They already lost a chunk of their fans for changing their sound, and I'm sure they've gained many more by following their current path....Who cares.. if you like it...like it.... if you don't go listen to The Tide and enjoy that part of their career.
My entire point was not that they go back to the tide, I happily spin that album, but don't reminisce on it. My point was that they should have changed their name after that album instead of doing it now. I don't care for them to go back to that sound, nor do I want them to, I just think they should have changed their name 5 years ago.