Merging both progressive and stoner rock with tinges of psych-folk, this New York City, USA-based band was formed in 2004 by Kris D’Agostino (b. March 1978, New Rochelle, New York, USA; synthesizers, ex-La Otracina), Joshua Anzano (b. 20 August 1978, San Jose, California, USA; guitar, ex-Anasazi and La Otracina), David Liebowitz (b. 27 January 1978, New Jersey, USA; drums) and Dan Bates (b. California, USA; bass, ex-La Otracina). This Yes and Hawkwind -influenced, improvisational quartet caused a minor flurry when their vague, novelty medieval folk affectations garnered the interest of an early twenty-first century music press that saw fit to brand them as part of the ‘new weird America’ movement. When in full flow their music could be truly chaotic, combining D’Agostino’s swirling 70s synth sound, Anzano’s fuzz heavy distorted guitars and Bates’ detuned and thunderous bass.
Titan’s first gig was a support slot in 2005 for Pennsylvania, USA’s inventive horror flick inspired duo Zombi. Next came a handful of prestigious appearances opening for rising contemporaries California’s Comets On Fire and Rhode Island’s Lightning Bolt. An extremely limited edition untitled debut was issued on the UK’s Paradigms label and was swiftly deleted. Following a run of collectible handmade releases, their first official studio disc A Raining Sun Of Light & Love, For You & You & You … surfaced in February 2007 on the Teepee label and was made up of four idiosyncratic, lengthy explorations into modern progressive rock. Although Bates departed in March 2007 the band went on to fulfil a lengthy summer tour of California.