TTOTALS

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Ttotals is the outer blues. This Nashville duo consisting of Brian Miles (guitar/vocals) and Marty Linville (drums/electronics) create dark, brooding twisters of sound, downing power lines with leagues-deep drums and haunting vocals, scorched-earth guitars, and flashes of sampled electronics...a careening vortex performing a muddy dance stomp along the Mississippi Delta as it flings the blues up to the heavens.

"...these guys have clearly stumbled onto a sound that is all their own. Dense, noisy psych rock comes along with waves of vibrant ambient bursts, supplying each track with an array of colors that fills any open space." -- The Styrofoam Drone

Their Twin Lakes debut, Spectrums of Light 7" was recorded and mixed by Tate Eskew at Zero Art Studios and mastered by Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum) at Atlantis Studios in Rugby, England. This A/B slab of outer blues is available in both vinyl and digital formats from our website and most online stores. Listen to it and order your copy here

 

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Let Everything Come Through makes Fuzzy Logic's Top 60 albums of 2014

Let Everything Come Through LP reviewed in The Vinyl District, November 2014

Let Everything Come Through LP reviewed in Lonesome Noise, November 2014

Let Everything Come Through LP reviewed in OMGVinyl, November 2014

The Nashville Scene features Ttotals album release, November 2014

Let Everything Come Through LP reviewed in Sonic Masala, October 2014

Let Everything Come Through LP reviewed in The Styrofoam Drone, October 2014

Revolt of the Apes previews Let Everything Come Through LP, October 2014

IMPOSE Magazine previews Let Everything Come Through LP, October 2014

Spectrums of Light 7" review from Terminal Boredom

“Sometimes You Just Are” is a slow burner/dick swinger that melds abrasive sonic shards onto some dank stylized noir. The quiet to loud dynamics are pushed to the limits as sparse thump and atmospheric creep gets pulverized under the abrasive chorus noise. Ttotals sounds as if they’re working out woes in an actual alleyway drenched in reverb and not just shut in a studio filled with cheap digital gear. Simple and effective. “Tricks Of The Light” rollicks in a moody batcave blues that really crawls on ya’. Imagine taking the drink away from Gallon Drunk or stripping The Flaming Stars down to their bare gristly essentials and you’d get something like this. Funny, I learned just minutes ago those two acts were related. Well, Ttotal might dangle from their hanging tree…Haunting shit that still ain’t afraid to rock. Released on Twin Lakes, which is also home to Michael Beach and Electric Jellyfish. That all makes a hell of a lot of sense too. Dead cool. (RSF)
-- Terminal Boredom

"Silver on Black is deep. REAL DEEP. Not only does it perfectly capture the color scheme of the duo’s latest 10-inch, it swallows an entire sound in its viscous lacquer of psychedelic shoegazing mud stomp." -- Tiny Mix Tapes

Spectrums of Light 7" receives 2013 honors from Fuzzy Logic, March 2014

Spectrums of Light on The Styrofoam Drone's top 7" records of 2013, Dec 2013

Interview in Fuzzy Logic, October 2013

Nice mention in this Guardian UK piece about "the new generation of psychedelic adventurers", Sept 2013

Spectrums of Light reviewed in 7-Inches, August 2013

Spectrums of Light 7" reviewed in Yellow Green Red, July 2013

RADVinyl review of Spectrums of Light 7", May 2013

Spectrums of Light 7" reviewed in Hologram Skies, May 2013

Awesome words from KFJC deejay Jack Soil, May 2013

Spectrums of Light 7" is Styrofoam Drone's Friday Find on eMusic, May 2013

Fuzzy Logic selects Ttotals for her belated Top 50 of 2012 list, May 2013

Spectrums of Light 7" reviewed in Tome To The Weather Machine, April 2013

Spectrums of Light covered in SlyVinyl here and here, April 2013

Sonic Masala 'Gets Psyched' about Ttotals, April 2013

Spectrums of Light 7" reviewed in The Vinyl District, April 2013

Spectrums of Light 7" reviewed in Spacerockmountain, April 2013

Ttotals featured in Sonic Boom's Austin Psych Fest 2013 Mixtape, April 2013

Ttotals featured in DrownedinSound's 2013 Some Velvet Mixtape Vol.1, April 2013

Psych For Sore Eyes Compilation review in The Real Music, April 2013

Top 10 EPs of 2012, The Styrofoam Drone, December 2012

Westword's 2012 Year's Best Albums, December 2012

Silver on Black 10" review in The Styrofoam Drone, November 2012

Hellhound Music Artist Spotlight, November 2012

Live review from STPP Music Fest in DC Rock Live, October 2012

Review of Silver on Black 10" in Sonic Masala, October 2012

Interview in Tome to the Weather Machine, September 2012

Live review from Goldrush Music Fest in Westword, September 2012

Silver on Black 10" review in Tiny Mix Tapes, August 2012

Silver on Black 10" review in Sirens of Decay, May 2012

Drum is Our Parent LP review in Foxy Digitalis, February 2012

Interview in Revolt of the Apes, October 2011

Review of Live at Grady's in Get Off the Coast, September 2011

Ttotals s/t 12" EP review in Fuzzy Logic, July 2011

Ttotals s/t 12" EP review in Still Single, October 2010

Review of Annimal Skkulls EP in KEXP blog, May 2010

Review of Annimal Skkulls EP in Foxy Digitalis, May 2010

 



 
 Review by Byron Coley, The Wire

Review by Byron Coley, The Wire