Allentown, Pennsylvania noise rock/sludge trio TILE issues the new single their second LP, Come On Home, Stranger, through a debut of “Play Safe” through New Noise Magazine. The album is nearing August release through Limited Appeal Records as the band celebrates their twelfth anniversary and embarks on an Eastern US tour supporting the record.
With the release of “Play Safe,” TILE guitarist Michael D. Morekin offers, “I wanted to write a song that wasn’t about anything negative, or sarcastic, but I also wanted to slap the listener in the face. I played on sports teams until I reached high school and traded that for a guitar when I was a freshman. This is my ode to those times. My distaste for John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” also was a huge inspiration for me to write ‘Play Safe’.”
Crank TILE’s “Play Safe” at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Also check out the previously-issued “Landmines” at No Echo 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
8/18/2018 Photo City – Rochester, NY w/ Pengo
8/19/2018 Deep Thoughts JP Record Store – Jamaica Plain, MA w/ Ev1L Twin, Scum.
8/20/2018 Three Sheets – New Haven, CT w/ Sperm Donor, Videodome
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.