Ben Anderson Releases Sophomore EP ‘YouTopia’

Ben Anderson Releases Sophomore EP ‘YouTopia’

Ben Anderson releases his sophomore EP ‘YouTopia’ through our good friends at Chromodyne.  If you haven’t checked out the first two singles you can check out their music videos here and here.  ‘YouTopia’ is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and more!  Press release below.     —Press Release— Ben Anderson to Release Sophomore EP YouTopia TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 14TH – Singer-songwriter Ben Anderson is thrilled to release his second EP YouTopia on Chromodyne.  YouTopia is a concept EP about the dystopia within one’s self and how it manifests conflict in today’s society. Like his previous studio effort Where the Lights Go?, Anderson continues on the path of being a genre bending crooner, blending rock, soul, and electronic music. Three songs off the EP have been released as singles with accompanying music videos.  The videos all follow the same plot, telling the story of a man who is forced to conform in the corporate world, just to reject the system and descend into madness. The album was recorded at Electric Lotus Music and produced by studio owner Olivier Zahm.  Zahm is also the owner of Anderson’s record label Chromodyne. Inspired by eclectic singer-songwriters like David Bowie, Frank Ocean, and Stevie Wonder; Ben Anderson writes and performs his music using balance as his mantra. Songwriters like Bowie are powerful storytellers that create art with the appropriate combination of structure and freeform. They may venture into other genres of music, but they still manage to sound like themselves. In 2016, Anderson released his debut EP Where the Lights Go? to critical acclaim. It made the Phoenix New Times’ end-of-the-year...
Captain Squeegee Releases ‘Our Children’ Music Video

Captain Squeegee Releases ‘Our Children’ Music Video

Captain Squeegee releases the music video ‘Our Children’ for their upcoming EP ‘Harmony Cure’.  With a squad of child actors, slime, alien go-go dancers, and a Delorean this is by far the wildest and ambitious music video yet!  Press release below.   —-Press Release— Phoenix, AZ (November 14th, 2017) – Our Children is the first release from Captain Squeegee’s new EP, ‘Harmony Cure’. The music video is a cross between 90’s throwback ‘hip-hop’ videos, future-raves, and birthday parties featuring alien go-go dancers, a squad of child actors, skaters, and a DeLorean. Squeegee has once again achieved extreme psychedelic visuals to accompany their funk blend of indie prog-rock and five-piece horn section. Everything from glow paint and piñatas to pyramids, projections, and a whole lot of slime.  Inspired by the lyrics of the song, the video captures the positive yet uneasy message of passing on a twisted and turmoiled world to a future generation. This project is the collaboration between Cory Davis of YellowBox Films and Captain Squeegee lead singer Danny Torgersen. ABOUT CAPTAIN SQUEEGEE: The enigmatic Captain Squeegee has landed, brazenly pushing the boundaries of indie rock with their eccentric show and style.  Referenced to bands such as RX Bandits and Thank You Scientist, Captain Squeegee has dramatically expanded their sound resulting in “a heady brand of neo-psychedelic prog… [like] a van full of jazz performance majors raised on ska would play it” (Ed Masley, AZCentral). Their horn-driven instrumentation, metaphysical lyrics, and intense multi-media performances, has hailed them “one of the toughest acts in town to follow” and “prepared to headline Coachella, tomorrow” (Jeff Moses, Modern Times Mag). With...
Secret Listening Party Recap

Secret Listening Party Recap

On Monday, October 9th we invited music industry professionals and fans to get a sneak preview at the upcoming albums from Captain Squeegee (Harmony Cure) and Ben Anderson (YouTopia). We’ve teamed up with AudioQuest and Chromodyne to bring a unique experience of 24 people listening to the albums simultaneously on headphones. Here are some images of the event. (Featured image by Trystan Trenberth)...
Ben Anderson’s ‘Lukewarm’ Music Video Released

Ben Anderson’s ‘Lukewarm’ Music Video Released

Ben Anderson releases the follow-up to the intense Clay Pigeon music video for the single Lukewarm from Chromodyne Record Label. It takes place just before the events of Clay Pigeon where the protagonist (Ben Anderson) has reached the peak of his career but soon realizes his life has no substance. Check it out!   Press Release: Ben Anderson releases new single and music video for ‘Lukewarm’ YouTopia EP Available October 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — ‘Lukewarm’ is Ben Anderson’s second release of a trilogy of singles relating a man’s relationship against and within society’s struggles; manufactured wants and needs, and its inherent dysfunction. All three singles are off his upcoming EP YouTopia, expected to be released on October 24th, 2017 on Chromodyne. View ‘Lukewarm’ music video HERE. Directed by Olivier Zahm, ‘Lukewarm’ serves as the prequel to ‘Clay Pigeon.’ The story follows a corporate stiff who has reached the peak of his career but soon realizes that his life has no substance. Champagne bottles, hot chicks, and pillow fights cannot fill his void. Thus, he begins to reject the system. The money bag man, inspired by a late 1800’s American political cartoon character, won’t let his favorite drone go easily. A chase ensues, but the main character has nowhere to run. The worker and his money bag boss engage in a knuckle-bearing power struggle. Ultimately, using a hard copy of the Origin of Species, the main character defeats the money bag man. Now unemployed, with the Origin of Species in hand, the main character heads home, setting up the beginning of Clay Pigeon. Olivier Zahm is also the founder and owner...