Latest Tiles News
April 15, 2016
Pretending 2 Run is now available!
Read the official press release here
...and get your copy today:
CD: (indulge in the tactile experience of Hugh Syme’s elaborate 2-disc digipak w/ 28-page booklet)
• Signed copies direct from Tiles
• Direct from our label Laser CD
• Burning Shed (UK)
• Just For Kicks (Germany)
• Progrock.co.uk (UK)
Digital: (includes download of Hugh Syme’s lush 28-page booklet)
• Laser’s Edge Standard Digital Download (mp3, FLAC and more)
• Laser’s Edge 24-Bit Digital Download(mp3, FLAC and more)
April 12, 2016
We are pleased announce “the world’s loudest rock magazine” Revolver is
exclusively streaming our new double CD “Pretending 2 Run” in its entirety (!) a few days ahead of the April 15th release date. All 96-minutes are premiering here!
Check out the full Laser’s Edge / Earsplit announcement here
for behind-the-scenes information.
Plus..., not only do we lift the veil off Pretending 2 Run – but if you’re reading this then welcome to the debut of the brand new TILES website! Be
sure and look around and don’t forget to check out the STORE for our “Pretending 2 Run” CD special, t-shirts, special “Off the Floor” 20th Anniversary shirts and
our entire back catalog...
Many thanks to Mike at ProgScape for the great design!
April 5, 2016
We are pleased to release the second full-length song from our upcoming double album Pretending 2 Run – this time in the form of a lyric video. Along with some interesting perspectives on being “weightless,” the song features guest appearances from several of our hometown musician friends: Sonya Mastick on percussion, Keith Kaminski on soprano saxophone and Kevin Sharpe on the Hammond B-3 organ. Matthew Parmenter of Discipline. also trades lead vocals with Paul. One of the last songs recorded for the album, it ended up being one of our favorites:
Producer Terry Brown: "During the recording process ‘Pretending 2 Run’ gradually morphed into an epic! Adding “Weightless”' towards the end of the production was a coup and it quickly became my favourite track on an album of favourites!"Check out the video here.
Chris also “weighs” in: “’Weightless’ was lingering on the backburner since the beginning of the project. But it wasn’t until we decided to make Pretending 2 Run a double album that we circled back around to it. It’s just one of those situations where a song inexplicably drops off the radar then turns out to be a hidden gem. ‘Weightless’ may actually be the most upbeat song on the entire album and features the first soprano saxophone solo (courtesy of Keith Kaminski (Bob Seger)) ever to appear on a Tiles album!”
March 19, 2016
The second promotional video trailer for “Pretending 2 Run” is now available! Trailer #2 goes behind-the-scenes with band
interviews and studio footage to explain how a simple idea (and one song) grew into the incredibly complex double-album undertaking it became. The five-minute trailer documents the
first recorded father-and-son collaboration with Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Dream Theater) and his son Max Portnoy (Next To None) – plus a bit of mysterious footage as renowned guitarist Mike Stern
(Miles Davis) records one of his solos.
The trailer offers sneak peeks at musical excerpts from “Voir Dire,” “Stonewall,” “Drops of Rain,” “Taken by Surprise” and “The Disappearing Floor”.
The promotional team at The Laser’s Edge announced the new trailer with this press release.
“Pretending 2 Run” will be released April 15th...
**Pre-order your copy here – including a special bundle offer featuring a limited edition Hugh Syme designed t-shirt!
**Check out the video for the first single Shelter in Place
**Also available is the first trailer
February 24, 2016
We are pleased to release the first single from our upcoming double album "Pretending 2 Run" through an exclusive premiere at PROG Magazine. Featuring Canadian icon Kim Mitchell on lead guitar, "Shelter in Place" is the first
full song released from “Pretending 2 Run”; a vivid and richly crafted song cycle that spins the tale of a man blindsided and disillusioned by betrayal.
The "Shelter in Place" video was produced by Mathew Kennedy, and filmed and directed by Paul Dzendzel. With the video suitably framed in a cramped and dark space, "Shelter in Place" is
the second track of the album and establishes the post-traumatic condition of the story's central character as he begins his journey from isolation to redemption. The static guitar riff
changes perspectives as flurries of drums and shifting bass rhythms propel the song from tense claustrophobic verses to spacious melodic choruses.
The Laser’s Edge! The label commissioned a Limited Edition t-shirt design from Hugh Syme and are offering a special pre-order bundle – don’t miss out...
February 3, 2016
The first of several promotional video trailers for “Pretending to Run” is now available. Trailer #1 features musical
excerpts from two of the new songs “Taken by Surprise” and “The Disappearing Floor", plus a section of Adam Holzman’s Moog
soundscapes. Adam is also who you hear playing B-3 organ in “Taken by Surprise”.
Each of the trailers will provide behind-the-scenes glimpses in the recording studio (including some of our special guests), photos, sound samples and other ‘interesting’
The promotional team at The Laser’s Edge announced the first trailer with this press release.
February 2, 2016