First of all, we are very excited about our upcoming show this Friday, Sept. 6. We’re playing at The Earl in Atlanta, opening for Sealions and our good friends Jungol. What makes this show even more exciting than it already is (We know, you’re thinking, “how is that even possible?!”), is that Jungol is releasing a new single that day, as well as the DVD of their film Go Softly.
Doors open at 9 p.m. EST. Details here.
So what else has been going on with the band, you ask? Well, a few things:
Adam and Josh have been working on film projects.
In the upcoming film R.V.M., Adam plays a serial killer named Randall V. Maitlyn. They’ve set up an IndieGoGo fundraiser for the film – click here – and you can see the trailer and some interviews. (You’ll also hear some music from our latest release fig. in the background as well.)
Josh is finishing up a slasher film called Death to the World. He plays a killer named “Nick” in a small Alabama town. The film is in post-production and will be setting a release date soon. (Another film that Josh is in was released on DVD in July. It’s a campy, zombie film called Gut Munchers. Some music from our first album, Hymns of Mare Nostrum, can be heard in that film.)
Josh is also releasing his third solo acoustic album on Oct. 10. It’s titled Ghost of a Town.
In the meantime, be sure to visit RAD! Vinyl to pick up your very own copy of the fig. 12″ EP.
Inforty.com has posted a review of fig. penned by Tom Haugen (pro BMX rider and X-Games competitor). Along with referring to us as “one of the best in the instrumental game,” he says:
“Hail The Titans’ two song EP solidifies that reputation with unpredictable, mysterious, ambient collisions of post- and prog-rock.”
Read the review here.
Midtown Montgomery Living took some time recently to review some local music, including our new release ‘fig.’
“The album offers really professional production values that highlight the tremendous drumming. Guitar segments suddenly skip sideways like a spooked kitten before baring claws and churning ahead at full speed.”
They said some other nice things, including that we play “spiraling glass structures of beautiful music” and that we “deliver frenetic and propulsive songs.”
The Montgomery Advertiser has an article up about fig. and tomorrow night’s release show.
Here’s an excerpt:
“A past Advertiser review of ‘Nostrum’ described it as a ‘fantastic mix of music and noise.’ The newest EP follows the same style, with the band somehow finding a way to make music that is frantic and calming at the same time.”
Check out the entire article: “Hail the Titans’ Friday ‘release show’ to feature new vinyl“
Birmingham’s own BhamRocks.com also took the time to write about fig. rating it 3.5/5.
Along with saying the songs are solid, the review says:
“Hail the Titans, an instrumental rock band from Montgomery, AL, have always pushed the envelope, but they shove it hard on their newest EP Fig.“
Thanks to Chasing-Sky.com for the kind words on fig. and the band in general.
Some highlights from the article:
“…beautiful, tragic, mysterious, adaptable and applicable to the soundtrack of life….anyone’s life.”
“These guys aren’t scared to put it in your face then smile when you thank them.”
We also got mentioned in the Pirates Press “Record of the Week” blog for our limited-edition vinyl version of fig. We mentioned that it was colored vinyl – “coke bottle green” vinyl. They posted a photo:
The vinyl version will be released this Friday at the AlleyBAR show (with The Great American Breakdown and DAMS), or it can be ordered directly through RAD! Vinyl.
But the wait is almost over.
Before getting to the release date, we want to provide some information about the EP:
It’s titled fig. and contains two songs. The total run time is just over 23 minutes.
fig. will be available digitally, but we’re very excited to announce a special, limited-edition vinyl release. It’s a 12″ colored vinyl at 45 rpm, and it includes a digital download.
Side A is titled “Natalie Andréa” and has a run time of 10:49.
Side B is titled “Logan Simmons” and has a run time of 12:16.
It was recorded and mixed by our friend Joe Collins and mastered by Gregory Dunn (of Moving Mountains.) The artwork and layout were done by Hillary Andrews (Ah Ha Designs)
Now for release date information:
We’re not normally the type of band to announce a release show without having product in hand. However, we’ve got a tracking number in hand, so provided that nothing catastrophic happens to the delivery truck or the merchandise, we are planning to have them for sale beginning next Friday, June 28, at the upcoming show at AlleyBAR in Montgomery.
We hope to see you there.
If you can’t make the shows next weekend, the vinyl edition will be available for shipping through RAD! Vinyl, Montgomery’s new record store.
Some people in our hometown have started a new publication. Its debut issue, which was just released this month, features an article in the print and online editions that has to do with us.
Josh was asked to contribute something tour-related, so what better way to start things off than by asking if it’s shower day?
Read the feature in Made Paper: “Touring: Is Today Shower Day?”
Also this month, we’ve got some exciting shows. We’re heading back to New Orleans this month to play with the Quintessential Octopus and Autotomii. We’re hitting Atlanta for an all-instrumental night with Cinema Novo and Dead Fiero (which features former members of Capillaries); we’re returning to Carrollton with the Electric Nature and Cult of Riggonia, and we’ve got a hometown show coming up with surf-rock masters Daikaiju.
Check out the ‘shows’ page for dates and details.