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Tiles Premiere New Album, 'Pretending 2 Run'

Tiles Premiere New Album, 'Pretending 2 Run'

Detroit-based prog-rock act Tiles will release their new album, 'Pretending 2 Run,'--which features 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), 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), and more--on April 15 via Laser’s Edge. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the entire stream of the album right here, right now. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments! The band said, "We began the writing process eager to diversify our sound, to explore other genres and bring out different influences. Because it’s a dark and brooding concept album we were able to veer into art rock territory and weave recurring musical themes, reprises, exotic string arrangements, somber choir pieces, electronic textures, and unusual instruments into the arrangements. Not only do the lyrics tell the story, but so does the music as it ebbs and flows and unfolds in unpredictable ways. "It was our spirit of adventure that inspired us to collaborate with so many musicians. Our imaginations were on fire so if a song demanded something, we answered with Ian Anderson’s iconic flute, Mike Portnoy’s thundering drums, Mike Stern’s guitar heroics, Adam Holzman’s keyboard and synthesizer wizardry, Colin Edwin’s sonic architecture, and a slew of brilliant string and vocal arrangements by Mark Mikel and Matthew Parmenter. And the list doesn’t stop there! We are extremely grateful to our musical guests for their generous contributions of talent." To get 'Pretending 2 Run,' visit Laser’s Edge's webstore. For more on Tiles, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.     Just a month following the release of 'Pretending 2 Run,' Tiles will take to the road in support of the record, including a Northeastern U.S. run of dates with Laser’s Edge labelmates District 97 in May. See the dates below: 5/13/2016 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ District 97 [info] 5/14/2016 TBA 5/15/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ District 97 5/16/2016 Orion – Baltimore, MD w/ District 97 5/17/2015 Roxy and Duke’s – Dunellen, NJ w/ District 97 5/18/2016 TBA – Philadelphia, PA w/ Stratospheerius 5/19/2016 Drom – New York, NY @ NYC Prog Rock Night w/ IZZ, District 97, 3RDegree 5/20/2016 Musica – Akron, OH w/ District 97



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