The Little Ones is an indie pop band based in Los Angeles, California. They were previously signed to Astralwerks Records and released one EP on that label, titled Sing Song. In 2006, Matt Costa invited them to open for him at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, which has brought them in a rise to fame. Unfortunately they lost their recording contract early in 2008, shortly after releasing a new single, Ordinary Song, and were forced to postpone their upcoming album. Instead they released a new EP on Branches Recording Collective, entitled Terry Tales & Fallen Gates. On 28 July 2008, The Little Ones finally released their debut full-length, Morning Tide, on Heavenly Recordings. This was preceded by a new single of the same name the previous week. The Morning Tide album was met with generally positive reviews and received especially high praise in the UK weekly NME magazine.