Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New songs/recording

Me, Michael Cotterman, and Elmer Sharp (our new drummer) holed up for a day earlier this month in Elmer's recording space and recorded two new Title Tracks songs.  They're called "I Don't Need To Know" and "Protect Yourself."  They'll be mixed shortly and we hope that a single will be out by spring.  People who've seen our recent D.C. shows will have heard these new tunes already.  Will keep you all posted on release plans.

January 19 in Arlington with The Tender Thrill

We have another show ready to go in the DC-area.  We'll play our first show at Galaxy Hut in Arlington, VA in quite a while.  I think our last time there was 2009.  This time out, we'll be joined by The Tender Thrill, featuring Title Tracks producer (and one-time touring guitarist), Nick Anderson.  Check the show section for more info.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

November 24 in DC with Joy Buttons

We have another show booked, this time we'll be back at the Black Cat for the first time since 2011(!).  It's a show on the backstage with Joy Buttons, Beasts Of No Nation, and The Max Levine Ensemble.  More details in the shows tab.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 18 in DC with White Denim

What's that?  Didn't Title Tracks just play at Rock N Roll Hotel last week?  Well, yes, but we're back at RNR Hotel again this week, playing with White Denim on Friday October 18.  Doors are at 8pm, we play at 9pm, tickets are $15 and going pretty fast.  It's all ages, too.

More shows being booked now in the coming months and we're also going to record some new music later on this fall.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

October 10 in DC with Obits

Hi everyone.  We were just added to the show at Rock and Roll Hotel in DC on October 10 with Obits, Ex Hex, and Cain & The Sticks.  Dare I call this bill ex-Edsel, Corm, Autoclave, and High-Back Chairs?!  No, I dare not.  More info in the shows section and more shows to come later this year and early next.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Title Tracks D.C./Baltimore shows in July

It's been a long year off with much happening (a new life, a Masters in Library Science, a new band) but Title Tracks will be returning for some shows this year.  First up, in July, we'll be playing D.C. and Baltimore on July 5th and 6th.  Check the shows section for more info.  I'm hoping to do more shows later on this year, as well as release some new material and finish up the covers project that I mentioned on here before.

Paint Branch

A few months ago, a new project of mine called Paint Branch released its first record.  You can hear/download it from paintbranch.bandcamp.com.  It's the first time that Chris Richards and I have worked together since Q And Not U split in 2005.  It doesn't sound like our old work, but it's of the same spirit.  Paint Branch will be playing some shows in 2013.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 Book List

Here's a list of the books that I read in 2012:

“The Other Eighties” – Bradford Martin
“Retromania” – Simon Reynolds
“Everybody Loves Our Town” – Mark Yarm
“What It Was” – George Pelecanos
“Trust Me” – George Kennedy
“Hip: The History” – John Leland
“Difficult Loves” – Italo Calvino
“Into The Vinyl Deeps” – Ellen Willis
“Play Ball” – John Feinstein
“Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga” – Ian Christe
“It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)” – Duff McKagan
“Bringing Adam Home” – Les Standiford and Joe Matthews
“AC/DC: Maximum Rock N Roll” – Murray Engleheart and Arnaud Durieux
“Fire And Rain: The Lost Story Of 1970” – David Browne
“Bossypants” – Tina Fey
“Night” – Elie Wiesel
“Murder In Georgetown” – Margaret Truman
“Murder At The Library Of Congress” – Margaret Truman
“Faking It” – Hugh Barker and Yuval Taylor
“In Cold Blood” – Truman Capote
“How The Beatles Destroyed Rock And Roll” – Elijah Wald
“The Summer Of ‘68” – Tim Wendel
“In The Garden Of Beasts” – Erik Larson
“Horror After 9/11” – Aviva Briefel and Sam J. Miller (Eds.)
“Killer Show” – John Barylick
“Atlantic” - Simon Winchester
“Stone Arabia” – Dana Spiotta
“Paul McCartney: A Life” – Peter Ames Carlin
“The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – Robert Louis Stevenson
“Bluebeard’s Egg” – Margaret Atwood
“Supercapitalism” – Robert Reich