Monday, February 28, 2011

TS & The Past Haunts Announce Debut Album for No Sleep Records

Formed out of the demise of Boston indie/punk rock royalty, TS & The Past Haunts came to be through mutual friends sharing common interests. Travis Shettel (TS/Totally Travis), guitarist, singer and ring-leader of the band Piebald, met The Duke Spirit (Shangri-La Records) when he was invited to take on tour manager duties for the band during one of their first US tours. Acting as a US Ambassador-of-sorts for the band, a friendship was formed and The Duke Spirit soon learned of Travis’ musical past. After asking TS to join them both on the road and in the studio playing keys and percussion, it would only be a matter of time before they would return the favor. Travis and The Duke Spirit knuckled down in between their tours of Australia and the UK and recorded a handful of his songs; learning, writing and recording along the way.

Since the Dukes have their own schedules full with... well, The Duke Spirit, Travis wanted an outlet to perform the songs live. The recordings with The Dukes were a catalyst for the formation of a true band. He found his rhythm section in Ben (drums) and Heather (bass) Heywood, a married duo who front bands of their own (Summer Darling and Kissing Cousins, respectively). The power trio version of TS & THE PAST HAUNTS has been busy; playing shows and writing songs. In the very near future, they will be heading north to Sacramento to record a full length album with Robert Cheek at the tape-op darling studio, The Hangar. They plan to record live to capture the energy and rawness of their live performances. The new batch of songs are energized blasts of dark rock that still maintain pop sensibilities. It's all here...Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you...TS & THE PAST HAUNTS!

TS & The Past Haunts begin production of their debut album Monday, February 28th at The Hangar in Sacramento, CA with Robert Cheek (RX Bandits, Deftones), set for release this Summer on No Sleep Records. A remixed and remastered version of the band's "Caveman Rock" EP will be released through all major digital retail outlets for the first time on March 29th, also through No Sleep Records.

"Caveman Rock" EP Track List
1. Caveman Rock
2. Good Times
3. Know What I Know
4. It's So Hot

TS & The Past Haunts Live
March 29th @ La Cita in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
(last night of HELP Residency)

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