Saturday, October 8, 2011

HTAFM Featured on Puregrainaudio.com

We are happy to announce that HTAFM is featured on puregrainaudio.com along with a free download of our song Amphibian Debt March. You can see it and download the track HERE. They also hosted our video for Follicle Gang (Green) and you can see that HERE. We are also excited to see that Amphibian Debt March has passed the 500 downloads mark, so head over there and get your free tune if you don't have the album already! Our next show will be in Muskegon, MI with Lenin/McCarthy on Oct. 29th with more details on the time and venue to come.

Cheers!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Siam Release Show - Words & Pictures

The album release show went very well and we had a great time. Total Blam Blams, Ghost Heart and Bars Of Gold played excellent sets and attendance was great with plenty of enthusiasm. We would like to thank everyone who made it out to possibly our best show we've played yet. Below are some fantastic images taken by Trevor Ditmar as well as Shortstack Media. All images are copyright 2011 Trevor Ditmar and Shortstack Media respectively.

This entire album and show would not have been possible if it weren't for the following individuals:

Chris Colby
Peter Fox
Friction Records (and our Friction brothers and sisters)
Halfway House Music
Joel Hatstat
Benjamin Hunter
Rick Johnson
Derek Lancioni
Nicole LaRae
Joel Potrykus
Steven Putt
The entire Pyramid Scheme Staff
Jeff Vandenberg
Tami Vandenberg
Chris Ziebarth
The great musicians we shared the stage with:
Total Blam Blams
Ghost Heart
Bars Of Gold

Everyone who was able to make it out to the show and who helped spread the word. Also, you can get the album on itunes HERE or on the Friction Records site to order a physical copy.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Halfway House Sessions Are Up!

The songs we played at The Stone House were just made available online. The Stone House Facebook page is here and their main website is coming soon here. Peter Fox took care of audio duties and Chris Ziebarth manned the cameras and video production. These guys do amazing work with groups that come in for sessions and we couldn't have been happier with our time there. You can go to their site at www.halfwayhousemusic.com to download audio of the tracks as well. While you're there, check out all of the other sessions and cool stuff on the site.


Heavier Than Air Flying Machines - Folio Verso - Halfway House Sessions from Halfway House on Vimeo.


Heavier Than Air Flying Machines - Malleable In So Far - Halfway House Sessions from Halfway House on Vimeo.


Heavier Than Air Flying Machines - Unmanageable Infrastructure(or the Interstellar Nanobacterium Parasitic Infection) - Halfway from Halfway House on Vimeo.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Video From The Upcoming Album "Siam" Is Up!

Shot and directed by Joel Potrykus, the video for Follicle Gang (Green) is now live. Joel did an excellent job on this and we are excited to release some new stuff from the album. Stay tuned for further updates and advance peeks at the album prior to it's Sept. 17th release!


Friday, July 29, 2011

Halfway House Recording Sessions

Yesterday HTAFM visited the Stone House to record audio and video of live song performances for Halfway House. The session went extremely well and we had a great time. Peter(Audio Engineer) and Chris(Videographer) are great and accommodating hosts which made everything go incredibly smooth. We arrived to load in at 11:00am and were pulling out of the parking lot at 1:20pm. Peter had us come into the control room to give a listen to the audio before we left and it already sounded phenomenal. Due to the short length of the songs, we did a fourth as opposed to the standard three song session. We are still determining whether all four will be put up or just the main three. The set list is as follows:

-Folio Verso
-Malleable (In so Far)
-Unmanageable Infrastructure (or The Interstellar Nanobacterium Parasitic Infestation)


The videos should be available a couple weeks prior to our album release on September 17th, so keep an eye on the Halfway House site. There is also a link to their site in the column on the right side of our page. I managed to snap a few pictures during setup and tear down as well, so here they are:







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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Album Release Lineup and Other Events

It looks as though the album release at The Pyramid Scheme has been moved from September 10th to September 17th. We are excited to announce that Bars Of Gold(Detroit) and Ghost Heart(Grand Rapids) will be joining us in the lineup. Both are outstanding groups, and it's looking like a great night already. There will likely be another act added, but we're still working on that, so keep your ears on.

In other news, HTAFM will be going into the Stone House for a Halfway House recording session tomorrow and we're really excited for the opportunity to play there. If you haven't visited their site before, you can check it out HERE. Paleface, Surfer Blood, The StereoFidelics as well as several excellent Grand Rapids acts have stopped through to give live performances and Halfway House posts excellent audio/video footage of them on their site. Browse around the rest of their site as the "Sessions" page is merely one facet of a fantastic site.

Next Wednesday HTAFM will be visiting the Grand Raggidy Roller Girls as a part of an Artprize entry. Not to be just spectators, but to perform in the middle of a roller derby track. Michael Cook, Dan Climie, Trevor Ditmar, and Sean Sterns are putting together an Artprize entry involving local musicians filmed playing in unusual locations to be shown throughout Artprize. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this performance piece and look forward to seeing the entire work once completed.

Lastly, we will be playing a show at a place called The Venue in Standale this Saturday with Mean Mother, Apostles, & Onn. Not sure how the venue itself will be, but the lineup will be massive and loud all around. Here's a internet flyer for that one:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

'Siam' Album Artwork Finalized

We have been working with our friend Chris Colby on fonts and album layout/design of 'Siam' for a little while and are happy to say the artwork is complete for the album. He did a fantastic job arranging the layout and it looks great! He is currently working on launching a new site that you can check out here. There's only a splash page up at this time, but he said site should be up sometime in the near future. If you have any graphic design work you need done, this guy will take care of you, so look him up!

This is one more step completed on the way to the release. The raw files are being sent to Jeff at Friction Records and will then be sent out along with the masters so the album can be pressed.

Still working on groups to add to the lineup for the release show,so stay tuned. Until then, here's a peek at the album cover:






Still looking forward to June 18th opening for Maps and Atlases, The Globes, and Brontosaurus. Tickets are $10 and you can get them in advance here.