Ben Anderson releases ‘Goodbye Serenity’ music video

Ben Anderson releases ‘Goodbye Serenity’ music video

Check out the latest and final chapter of the YouTopia music video trilogy.  Ben Anderson’s ‘Goodbye Serenity’ music video takes us to the beginning of the protagonist’s downfall from ‘Clay Pigeon’. FUN FACT:  Three members of the 80/20 Records team are featured in the video!       —Official Press Release— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ‘Goodbye Serenity’ is the third and final chapter of Ben Anderson’s YouTopia music video trilogy.  We visit the origin of the protagonist’s intense downfall in ‘Clay Pigeon’, where a dystopian society bent on conforming their population to a uniform identity destroys his dreams of becoming a musician. Visually inspired from classic sci-fi films such as ‘Brazil’, ‘1984’, and ‘THX 1138’.  Directed by Cory Davis of Yellowbox Films, ’Goodbye Serenity’ takes you on a surreal journey from the classroom to the assembly line, with larger than life authoritarian guards, and the personification of ‘entropy’.   Goodbye Serenity, the single off of YouTopia EP, is a joyous smorgasbord of rhythms à la The Cure with catchy synth riffs, post punk guitars, and a chorus that’s hard to forget. Indie Blues/Soul artist Ben Anderson writes and performs with balance as his mantra. He is compared to artists such as John Mayer, Sam Smith, and Jack Johnson. Born in Phoenix, AZ, he started songwriting at the age 14 when he picked up his first guitar. After graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Anderson decided to pursue a career in music.  In 2014, Anderson recorded his first EP, ‘Roosevelt Row’ over at Grand Canyon Records with AZ studio legend Jack Miller under the helm. In the...
First Time ‘AZ Label Fest’

First Time ‘AZ Label Fest’

On Friday, April, 20th, we’re making history with the first ever AZ Label Fest down at Crescent Ballroom. We’re partying it up before Record Store Day hits the valley, and you can come look at all the different independent record labels in town while also jamming out to some amazing music. Featured labels include Chromodyne, Slope Records, Fervor Records, SlyVinyl, 80/20 Records, No Affiliation Records, Dirty Water Records , CACTUS MAN RECORDS, Related Records, President Gator, Moone Records, Dekay Records/Productions, and Onus Records. Artists playing AZ Label Fest: minibosses, Bear Ghost, Mean Motor Scooter, First Or Last, and Moonlight Magic. Doors open at 7 PM*, tickets are $5 pre-sale, and you can buy tickets at Crescent Ballroom, Stinkweeds records, and here.     * = this event is 21 and...
Looking Back On Disruptfest and the EDGE Lounge

Looking Back On Disruptfest and the EDGE Lounge

Over the weekend, Tempe Center for the Arts put on Disruptfest, a showcase for the arts in the Phoenix area. Along with the art exhibits put on inside TCA and the phenomenal play The Bitter Game showing multiple showings, the festival also showcased several different artists throughout the day. While Captain Squeegee and Amy Lynn & The Honeymen headlined Friday and Saturday night respectively, we had the opportunity to put on the EDGE Lounge during the day for many other artists. Friday night saw Steff Koeppen and Good Boy Daisy providing musical entertainment in between performances while Saturday had Ben Anderson and our very own Emily Grieve serenading us all with their songs (and a few covers that really tugged at our heartstrings). Captain Squeegee also had quite the electrifying performance Friday night. The group bedazzled the crowd with their art and personalities, and fans in attendance were also treated to a brand new song! Overall, Disruptfest was a great festival put on by Tempe Center for the Arts to showcase all the different art in the valley. Here are some images of the event down below.  Photos by Tim Trumble...
Captain Squeegee & Civil Youth Play Warped Tour 2018

Captain Squeegee & Civil Youth Play Warped Tour 2018

After 24 years on the road, Van’s Warped Tour is doing one last run across the United States, and Captain Squeegee and Civil Youth are among the many artists announced for the final line-up. They’ll be making history as they take the stage and play alongside Warped Tour Veterans such as Less Than Jake, All Time Low, Four Year Strong, 3OH!3, and Simple Plan. Both bands will we playing on the Full Sail University Stage, and you catch Captain Squeegee in Phoenix, AZ on 6/28 and Civil Youth in Camden, NJ on 7/13. For more dates, the full line-up, and where to buy tickets, you can visit the official website...
Celebrating 10 years

Celebrating 10 years

It’s amazing to think 10 years have already passed!  We’re so fortunate to work with truly amazing people and can’t wait for what’s ahead.  Founder Mike goes in some detail what it’s like to run a company for 10 years which you can check out here. We’ve celebrated the best way, surrounded by friends and family listening and cheering to the artists that make up 80/20 Records.  Here are a few highlights of the event!  (Photos by Frank C Photography and Jason Robey) Thank you all for being a part of our journey.  Here’s to the next 10...