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Pretending to Run

by Tiles

Here's the one and only unreleased "outtake" from the "Off the Floor" live-in-the-studio sessions. At the time we were rehearsing songs for our in-progress magnum opus 'Pretending 2 Run' - and did a demo run-through for posterity. Mixed by Terry Brown.
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Album Notes
Pretending to Run
Previously Unreleased Demo Version

Music: Herin, Whittle
Lyrics: Herin

©Standing Pavement Publishing
ⓅStanding Pavement Recordings

Produced by Tiles & Bob Phillips

Drums: Mark Evans
Bass: Jeff Whittle
Guitar: Chris Herin
Vocals: Paul Rarick

• Recorded live Off the Floor by Bob Phillips at Sound Escape, Shelby Township, MI
• Mixed by Terry Brown at Vis-à-Vis Studio, Canada
• Mastered by Peter J. Moore at the “E” Room, Toronto, Canada
• Graphic by Amy Griffiths

History

In 2011 we were beginning rehearsals for what would eventually become our crowning achievement, “Pretending 2 Run.” We realized it would be a few years (five, as it turned out!) before our follow up to 2008’s “Fly Paper” would see the light of day. So…, Jeff suggested maybe a live album (or two) would help fill the gap and keep the Tiles name alive – an excellent idea with which the rest of us enthusiastically agreed. Plus, it was a nice way to commemorate our then 20th Anniversary. The resulting albums “Off the Floor 01” and “Off the Floor 02” were delivered in 2012 and 2014 respectively and did indeed do very well and serve their intended purpose.

As the story goes (http://www.tiles-music.com/offthefloor/), we had some friends on hand during these “live in the studio sessions” to keep us on our toes. But when it came time to play “Pretending to Run” – which we had been rehearsing – we sent our audience home then did a quick run-through for posterity. Sort of a live demo, if you will. Never intended for release on either “Off the Floor” album, we had Terry Brown mix the song properly for use ‘someday’- and that day has arrived. It may be of interest to compare the austere drums, bass, guitar, vocal, and basic loop version to the final, rather lush, version. But, this is how we prepare 95% of our songs before heading into the studio where we record the “bed tracks” together as a band. So…, we are pleased to finally release the only ‘outtake’ from “Off the Floor.”

- Chris Herin, June 2019

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