Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Update May 2015!

Hey everyone! Life has been crazy for me this year and I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and update the blog, so here's one massive update for what I'm doing with the project!

My 7" e.p. "Capitalizing on your Emotions" is finally out! A bunch of labels helped release it in the U.S. and one excellent label over in Germany. 














My next release will be a split 7" with my friends Amygdala. The record will be released by my label, Off Cloud Nine Label, Trends Die Records, React With Protest, and Ozona Records. I just finished recording my tracks last week and will be mixing them shortly. Hands down some of my favorite tracks I've created so far.You'll enjoy them and Amygdala's tracks. 

It'll probably be one of the more powerful releases of 2015. Sure that statement might make me sound full of myself, but right from the get go, when I met Hose and Bianca of Amygdala (before Amygdala was formed), we had an instant connection. This split is about friendship, our love for hardcore/punk and honest forms expression. That's why it's a powerful release, at least to us anyway. 

For my next bit of news, I'm in the early stages of writing a new album. I haven't released an album since late 2012. It will probably be my last album or possibly my last release. I love writing, recording, and performing under xTTADx, but now-a-days, I find myself busy with other bands and projects (The Cambodian Heat and a few others). I feel like I've achieved all my goals for xTTADx and it's time for one big grand finale with a 12" and a tour. 

More about all that later...

Take care! <3

Thursday, January 15, 2015

xTTADx - Capitalizing on your Emotions E.p.


The Truth About Dreaming - Capitalizing on your Emotions e.p.

Hey everyone! I'm stoked to officially announce my first 7" Ep, "Capitalizing on your Emotions." The record will be limited to 300 copies on mixed colored vinyl with a killer etched B-side. The e.p. contains 3 brand new songs that take my weird style of hardcore to the next level!

Listen here...

I'm very excited to announce that this 7" won't only be released by my record label, Off Cloud Nine Label, but also by Dingleberry Records and Distribution(Germany), Don't live like me Records, Trends Die Records, VG Night Records, and CutYourselfStupid Distribution. All these record labels are killer and I can't thank them enough for jumping on board and being a huge part in releasing this record!

Expect the record to be out in a few months and at distros/shows near you!

This 7" sums up a lot of feelings I have towards certain aspects of music these days, life transitions, and reminding myself to stay true to what I believe and make sure nobody poisons my individuality. Yes, the name is a joke. It's aimed towards the "sad" trend that plagues independent music that was made popular by pathetic labels/musicians who are attempting to make money off your misery, only to fuel more flatline inducing music and fill their pockets. Conspiracy? No. Take a step back and observe. Don't like what I have to say? Good. Have a coke and a cry, then shut the fuck up.

Other than that, thank you for all your support. The people who support what I do give me access to resources that keep my releases on solid formats and make them happy in return. Plus I enjoy doing this weird little project and never expected anyone to care, so I'm already having fun doing what I do and all you people digging my music is a huge bonus <3

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Show November 8th!

Yep! November 8th in Bloomington, IL @ The Chamber of Seacrest. 



The line includes me and...

-Short Stories About Their Distance
-Gas Up Yr Hearse
-Anne Hero
-Anodes
-Shaman

This event turned into a release show for my split 7" with Short Stories which is totally rad! Putting out a record is a big deal and I'm not really sure people understand how much love, time, effort, and money goes into something like this, especially if your a solo musician literally doing everything by yourself. This 7" went really smooth and I have to give a huge shout out to Pat from Short Stories for that. We were the ones who made this slab of wax happen and I couldn't have picked a better person to work with. I really hope some of you will show a little support by picking this record up and spinning the hell out of it!

Listen here...

Buy it here on November 3rd...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hey Hey Hey

Just stopping by to post about some things that are going on with xTTADx.

First off, I would like to say thanks to everyone for being rad and supporting what I do, whether it's buying merch, moshing during my sets or just telling me you enjoy my tunes and all that good stuff. It makes me happy to see my music make you happy, so thank you!

I should be receiving the test pressings for my split 7" with Short Stories About Their Distance soon, so that's super exciting!

Tomorrow I begin tracking drums for my first e.p. in awhile. It's coming out as a 7" and I couldn't be anymore stoked on my songs that are on it. You guys will love them (...I hope haha!).

My split 5" lathe with Under A Sky So Blue is in the process of being cut! I'm honestly not sure when it'll be out, but Friendly Otter will have a ton of copies of it, so find FO on the web and keep an eye out!

The next show I'm playing is on the 24th @ The Church of The Three Cats with Recreant (Florida emotive hc/crust) and a few other bands. I'm like totally sick and have no voice, so just come watch me flop around on the floor and have a hard time singing! After that my schedule is clear. No shows, at least not yet. I'll keep you updated!

Thanks again for everything <3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BIG NEWS

Yo. The split 7" with Short Stories About Their Distance is being cut right now! Very exciting news if you ask me. Now for some even more exciting news....

My buddy Ryan is going to be playing synth for xTTADx! The Truth About Dreaming is a totally rad two piece now. Our debut show will be on the 24th of September with Recreant at The Church of The Three Cats. Before that show, I'll be doing one last solo performance in Ann Arbor at The Screamo Frat with my best good friends in Ice Hockey & Gas Up Yr Hearse and some new friends Youth Novel! Cya there <3

My split tape with Waller is finally out!!!





Other than that, I'm going to begin recording for a 7" very soon. It'll feature 3 new songs that I hope you'll enjoy.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

New Cassingle

I've been sitting on this song for a few months, so I decided to release it as a cassingle. Tapes will be available in a few weeks! Enjoy!

http://thetruthaboutdreaming.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-cassingle

Also, I'm playing a show in Illinois on July 18th!!!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

NEW TRACKS!!!

I posted some mixes of my tracks with Short Stories About Their Distance on bandcamp!

http://thetruthaboutdreaming.bandcamp.com/album/split-7-w-short-stories-about-their-distance

Next weekend I'm recording two new tracks, one for my split with Under A Sky So Blue and one for a compilation that Middle Man Records is putting out later on this year. I'm trying to release another cassingle and a live tape too, so look out for more tunes soon everyone!