PureGrainAudio has premiered the latest single from Detroit-based progressive rock champions TILES, in the form of a lyric video for the album’s “Weightless.” The new song sees release now less than two weeks ahead of their 2xCD Pretending 2 Run album, which hits the streets Friday, April 15th via Laser’s Edge, and features guest musicians hailing from such acts as Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Dream Theater, Steven Wilson Band, Porcupine Tree, and many others. Created by Chromatin Productions, the colorful lyric video documents the experience of creating this massive and ambitious album.
View TILES’ “Weightless” video at PureGrainAudio now at THIS LOCATION.
The band’s first album for Laser’s Edge, Pretending 2 Run sees worldwide release on April 15th; preorder packages are available HERE.
Just a month following the release of Pretending 2 Run, TILES will take to the road in support of the record, including a Northeastern US run of dates with Laser’s Edge labelmates District 97 in May.
TILES Tour Dates:
5/13/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ District 97 [info]
5/15/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ District 97 [info]
5/16/2016 Orion – Baltimore, MD w/ District 97 [info]
5/17/2015 Roxy and Duke’s – Dunellen, NJ w/ District 97 [info]
5/18/2016 TBA – Philadelphia, PA w/ Stratospheerius [info]
5/19/2016 Drom – New York, NY @ NYC Prog Rock Night w/ IZZ, District 97, 3RDegree [info]
5/20/2016 Musica – Akron, OH w/ District 97 [info]
Produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and bearing artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater), Pretending 2 Run is unquestionably TILES‘ most ambitious project to date. Containing just short of one hundred minutes of music, the epic sees the band pushing their musical boundaries into new dimensions, and features a remarkable collection of guest musicians, including the first recorded father-and-son collaboration with Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, Dream Theater) and his son Max Portnoy (Next To None), the recording of which is documented in the trailer. As well as footage of Mike Stern (Miles Davis) recording his parts, other guests are also highlighted, including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson Band), Kim Mitchell (Max Webster), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Kevin Chown (Tarja Turunen, Chad Smith), Matthew Parmenter (Discipline), Mark Mikel (Pillbugs), and Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius).