Detroit prog quartet TILES has issued the first in a series of in-depth video interviews with the band on their expansive Pretending 2 Run double-album, out now on Laser’s Edge. The series contains five segments, covering everything from inception to execution on the incredibly ambitious album.
See the first part of TILES’ Pretending 2 Run interviews RIGHT HERE.
TILES‘ Pretending 2 Run features a plethora of guest appearances, including the first recorded music with both Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors, Dream Theater) and his son Max (Next To None), as well as well as music from Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Kim Mitchell. The record was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and is finished with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater).
TILES performs in their hometown tonight supporting King’s X at the Token Lounge in Detroit. Additional live performances will be announced in the near future.
9/30/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ King’s X, King Of Spade
Released in April through the Laser’s Edge Group, Pretending 2 Run is sitting comfortably in the Top 20 of many monthly readers’ polls throughout Europe and is being hailed as one of 2016’s best Prog albums. PROG issued, “the Detroiters really turn up the heat,” calling the band’s delivery, “imaginative, expansive, colorful, diverse and more satisfying than ever.” Classic Rock claims, “whoever invests their time into Pretending 2 Run will have enjoyed every single second.” All Music stated, “Who says the concept album is dead? Brilliant.” Progression Magazine rated the record 4/5 including, “This album clearly sounds as if it took years to make. ‘Shelter In Place’… ranks as one of the strongest, most memorable tunes in the band’s catalog.” Sea Of Tranquility’s 4.5/5 review boasts, “In a year when we’ve seen two longtime prog veterans, Dream Theater and TILES, release lengthy concept albums, I have to give TILES the nod as the more successful of the two…” Music Connection’s review includes, “they’ve upped the ante by giving the listener a double disc with an engaging storyline, meticulously arranged string and choral pieces, sweet vocal harmonies and tuneful jam-based rock, fusion and world beat sounds,” and About.com’s 4/5 review said, “Pretending 2 Run gives prog rock fans everything they could want in a big album.”