Celebrating 8 years!

Celebrating 8 years!

Over the weekend 80/20 Records celebrated its’ 8th anniversary.  Our fearless leader Mike Zimmerlich reflected on the past 8 years and listed the top 8 things he’s learned. 1.  You wear a lot of hats Besides wearing a fedora (bad joke) I’ve performed many roles for the label.  Over the years I’ve been a manager, boom mic operator, music video producer, booking agent, promoter, event organizer, public speaker, music video extra, background vocalist, PR agent, therapist, accountant, roadie, merch guy, social media expert, crowdfunding advisor, and that’s just what I can think of off the top of my head. 2.  Most things won’t work out and that’s ok If I listed the number of things that didn’t go the way I expected it to it would probably be a whole novel.  Needless to say that I’m still here moving forward despite all the setbacks.  Sometimes the timing just isn’t right and an idea you had doesn’t come to life.  Perhaps you were teaming up with someone on a project and even though both were extremely excited it doesn’t come out the way you expected.  I try not to have many regrets, only mistakes that I can learn from. 3.  Nobody really knows what lies ahead I’ve talked with everyone from local artists just getting started to A&R veterans from major labels and one thing has become abundantly clear.  Nobody really knows what the future is going to be like for the music industry. Sure many have their predictions that seem sound but we’re in a very interesting time right now for entertainment and what it means to consume it. ...
Fairy Bones new music video ‘Notes From Wonderland’ drops!

Fairy Bones new music video ‘Notes From Wonderland’ drops!

We are proud to reveal the newest and most exciting music video yet from Fairy Bones.  Straight from their full-length album ‘Dramabot’ is ‘Notes from Wonderland’.  Here’s the official press release:     Fairy Bones Release Music Video for “Notes From Wonderland” Full-Length Album Dramabot Available Now (Phoenix, March 25, 2016) – Fairy Bones is excited to release via Phoenix New Times the music video to “Notes From Wonderland,” off their full-length album Dramabot. The music video was directed by Brandon McGill and Chelsey Louise and features Seth Powers as the lead role of Alice. CLICK HERE to read the full Phoenix New Times review by Mitchell Hillman and watch the video. “Notes from Wonderland” takes a unique twist on the “Alice in Wonderland” theme by introducing an intense and sordid love between Alice (Seth Powers) and Red Queen (Chelsey Louise). Alice wakes up in a bizarre, underground world where he meets the sleazy Caterpillar (Matthew Foos), the psychopathic Cheshire Cat (Robert Ciuca), and the gluttonous Mad Hatter (Ben Foos). On his way to meet the Red Queen to put an end to their sadistic relationship, he is consumed by the deviant behavior of her Kingdom’s subjects. After debuting his documentary Beneath The Surface at Phoenix Comicon, Brandon McGill has returned with his first music video directorial debut, “Notes from Wonderland.” McGill, an accomplished body painter, is intrigued by creative extremes. Dark textures, inventive prosthetics, and dashes of negative space live harmoniously with a vivid color palate. Making her third directorial appearance, Chelsey Louise’s “Waiting” music video was widely praised: Phoenix New Times featured the release of the video, calling it “one demented house party,” while both Sounds Around Town and azcentral called it one of the “Best Music Videos of 2014.” Recently named “Best Local Band” by Phoenix New Times in...