The past few days have been busy, but in a good way. On Friday, “Hymns of Mare Nostrum” by Hail the Titans was officially released. It’s now on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, Last.fm, etc. (Check out the “Music Links” page on this site for more info.)
The Montgomery Advertiser’s GoPlay section posted on Tumblr about the album and the CD release show Friday. Read that here. They said some very nice things.
The show went great. We actually brought in a golden shopping cart to play during the last song. The crowd was very kind to us, and we have gotten a lot of positive feedback on the album. I am very glad that people are digging it as much as they are.
Saturday, we played Nophest in Atlanta. We were at 529, and this is the first time I have ever played that venue. The sound in there is great, and the crowd was very receptive and kind to us. A few people even asked us to pose for photos with them.
Tracey from Rock Science got a couple of photos during our set:
We got to play with Mice in Cars again – a great band with super nice people. If you haven’t heard them, do yourself a favor and check out their “Burn the Reader” EP on their Bandcamp page.
We played after Mice in Cars, then Fish Hawk played after us. They had a lot of energy. I missed part of their set because we were loading, and then I walked up to East Side Lounge to catch the tail end of R_Garcia‘s solo set. I saw Graham and Josh from Jungol while there. They performed a Dark Room set during the same time slot we were playing.
I went back to 529 and caught part of Scarab’s set. Good stuff. The guitarist appeared to have an iPod wired into his guitar. It looked like he had a Moog app on it. Very interesting stuff.
During the night, I had more than one person tell me about Nigredo. Some said we would go very well with them musically. Well… they were right. Along with being super nice guys, they were amazing. I thought we set up a lot of equipment. I was wrong. Our pedal boards were dwarfed by comparison. These guys had kind of a Russian Circles vibe to their stuff… and if you didn’t catch the word “amazing” already… well… that’s an accurate description.
Nophest was like a musical family reunion. Along with running into members of Jungol, Randy from Nophi/Swank Sinatra, Tracey from Rock Science and playing with Mice in Cars again, we ran into other members of Swank Sinatra, Gun Party, Capillaries, Billy from Ricer, Amelia (who wrote in Performer Magazine about the Drunken Unicorn show we played back in June) and others. We even spotted one of the guitarists from Maserati at one point.
I think the only non-positive thing about the weekend was that The Appleseed Cast was in Atlanta on Saturday, too… and I didn’t get to see them. Hopefully, they will tour this way again soon.
Anyway, it was a great weekend, and we appreciate all of you who made it great by sharing it with us!