Cicada Exoskeletons is an album 3+ years in the making, reflecting on both positive and negative aspects of what we know as life. Its songs celebrate and expose Tim's position from point A to point Z and everywhere in between in a manner both genuine and relatable. A LIMITED EDITION 2 x VINYL LP version (limited to 300 copies, multi-color 180gm, full gatefold) is also available via TIm's Bandcamp Page. Consisting of 15 brand new songs, the album features some of Tim's long-time influences including Sole (Anticon), The Grouch (Living Legends), Kristoff Krane, Murcii Miller, and Bodi (Elephant Memories) as well as production from Mack Formway (Art Vandelay), Captain Midnite, and Qreepz. You can watch the debut video for the song, Jar Of Fireflies via his YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram pages (produced by J. Lee Vertz of AudioDose).
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VISCERAL CANDY FEAT. TIM STILES
Featured collaborator Tim Stiles (of Passion Party) teamed up with Seattle's dark-pop band, Visceral Candy to lead the sense of gravitas on this joint hip-hop album, riffing on uncomfortable dinner parties, the pharmaceutical industry, men who dress as clowns, and stuffing your [expletive] face. Local recording artist and producer Jay Battle (QREEPZ, Dead Rich, Gran Rapids) takes a leap in producing live instrumentation.
Limited to 240 copies, the 180gm 12" vinyl version was pressed with colors at random. There are one of any 21 possible colors you may receive and no one will know, not even us as to which color yours will be. Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC, WAV and more.
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"The album pushes all of their outrageously diverse ideas and rhythms into cinematic proportions. A mind meld of soulful rhythms, snappy beats, classical instrumentation, clever arrangements, and mindful weirdness. "
"Stiles unleashes a rapid-fire barrage of snarky, at times politically-fueled beat manifestoes against a backdrop of jittery, arpeggiated guitar/keyboard riffage and a funk-reggae rhythm;"
"An eclectic, clever album with some classical instrumentation, fire beats, and funny vocals and lyrics."
'Bored Games', the band's sophomore release, creates a unique palette with synthetic soundscapes, deliberately placed samples and sultry horn sections over hip-hop percussion. Themes encompassing self-deprecation, real life and fantasy, plus pokes at pop culture & first world problems are heard throughout.
THE UNIHORN EP
The band's 2012 debut, 'The Unihorn EP' was produced and co-written by Seattle drummer Adam Drew and features trumpet by Timmy Conroy. All beats were made via Adam's Roland MC-505. Lead vocalist and rapper, Tim Stiles' entertains with raunchy yet tasteful, hilarious content about the trials and tribulations of love and life.