As Allentown, Pennsylvania noise rock/sludge trio TILE prepares to issue their second LP, Come On Home, Stranger, through Limited Appeal Records in August, No Echo is now streaming the album’s first single, the volatile “Landmines.”
The track premiere is paired with an interview with TILE bassist/vocalist Ray Gurz, also a professional skater and owner of Lost Soul Skateboards, who provides in part of the “Landmines” single, “You can never judge what’s in the package by what it looks like on the outside. You don’t know what they are going through. How bad of a day they had? I am a landmine.”
No Echo issues, “TILE write and perform music that falls somewhere between the noise rock of the hallowed AmRep label roster of the ’90s and ’80s hardcore. It’s not the kind of stuff you put on in your car during a drive to the beach, well, unless you’re a lunatic.”
Read the full interview and stream TILE’s “Landmines” at No Echo RIGHT HERE.
TILE will celebrate their twelve-year anniversary as a band with the release of Come On Home, Stranger in conjunction with an Eastern US tour. The day the album is released, the band will embark on a nine-date tour leading with a hometown-area kickoff show August 17th. See the currently confirmed tour dates below and watch for the routing to be completed in the days ahead.
TILE Tour Dates:
8/17/2018 St. Bernard’s – Bethlehem, PA *tour kickoff w/ LA Fastlife, Maersk [info]
8/18/2018 Photo City – Rochester, NY w/ Pengo
8/19/2018 Plough And Stars – Cambridge, MA w/ Death Pesos, Nice Guys
8/20/2018 Three Sheets – New Haven, CT w/ Sperm Donor, Videodome [info]
8/21/2018 Camp Clarke – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Secret Tombs, Living World
8/22/2018 TBA – Ohio
8/23/2018 Cellarman’s – Hazel Park, MI w/ Cockhorse, How I Quit Christ
8/24/2018 TBA – Chicago, IL
8/25/2018 Franks – Milwaukee, WI @ Triple Eye Industries Fest
Since 2006, TILE has inundated the diverse Lehigh Valley DIY underground scene with their dynamic blend of angular noise rock, revved-up hardcore punk, and grinding sludge/doom riffage through a plethora of EPs, singles, split releases, and their 2013-released debut LP, You Had A Friend In Pennsylvania. In the Winter of 2017, TILE returned to Shards Recording Studio in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with owner and engineer Matt Molchany who engineered and mastered the upcoming follow-up LP, Come on Home, Stranger. The dense and varied album packs twelve tracks into forty-two minutes, filling every second of the LP to the edges with their gnarled, varied style. The record is completed with photography by Tim Wynarczuk, of a shoot arranged by the band, in the theme of their prior releases.