Laser’s Edge presents the massive 2xCD Pretending 2 Run album from Detroit prog rock kings, TILES, releasing the record worldwide today. Encompassing nearly one-hundred minutes of music produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning), and with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater), Pretending 2 Run features guest musicians from such acts as Miles Davis, Dream Theater, Steven Wilson Band, Porcupine Tree, and more, including Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Last weekend, TILES guitarist Chris Herin was able to meet up with Anderson in-person and supply him with some copies of the record.
Herin offers, “Ian has been a TILES fan since we released our third album, Presents Of Mind. Over the years we floated the idea of him making a guest appearance and eventually the timing was right. We sent Ian a moody atmospheric tune (Midwinter) and he wove some cool melodies in between vocal phrases; then cuts loose with his trademark flute improvising during the song’s long ride out solo. I think I listened to it twenty times to make sure it really happened – what a thrill for us and what a generous gesture from an icon of progressive rock!”
In support of Pretending 2 Run, TILES will tour through 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]