Guilty Pleasures Show Third Edition

Guilty Pleasures Show Third Edition

We are so excited to announce our third Guilty Pleasures Show on Friday, October 28th at Shady Park, Tempe!  It features local acts Black Bottom Lighters, Dirt Moon, The Redemptions, Harper and The Moths, and Weslynn.  Each artist performs covers of songs that we consider to be our “guilty pleasure” such as Miley Cyrus, Seal, and The Jonas Brothers. For this event we partnered with KWSS 93.9 FM and BRAVO Tip or Pay which if you pay through their app the show is only $1.  Make sure to RSVP via facebook here. Details: Location:  Shady Park, Tempe, AZ Date/Time:  10/28/16  Doors 8:30 pm | Show 9:00 pm Cover:  $1 through BRAVO Tip or Pay app or $7 at the door 21+ rain or shine, no...
Captain Squeegee unleashes ‘Dually Noted’ music video

Captain Squeegee unleashes ‘Dually Noted’ music video

After one year in the making we are excited to release Captain Squeegee’s latest, and last music video for the critically-acclaimed album To The Bardos!, Dually Noted.  It was directed by the incredibly talented Freddie Paull from Electric Legend Pictures, who’s previously done music videos for bands such as Bogan Via and Harrison Fjord. It was premiered on Phoenix New Times by Mitchell Hillman.  Official press release below the video.   —————————————————————————————————————————— Captain Squeegee Release Music Video For “Dually Noted” Full-length Album To The Bardos! Available Now   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Captain Squeegee is thrilled to release the music video to “Dually Noted,” the definitive single off their full-length album To The Bardos! The music video was directed by filmmaker Freddie Paull. “Dually Noted” is a zany satire of popular talent shows such as American Idol, The Voice, and America’s Got Talent. The video features lead singer Danny Torgersen as one of the contestants and discovers that not everything is what it appears to be. From spectacle dance-numbers on the stage to meeting the deity Baphomet in the bowels of Limbo, this video will take you on journey that only Captain Squeegee can guide you through. Electric Legends Pictures’ founder Freddie Paull has directed successful music videos, such as Bogan Via’s “Kanye” and Harrison Fjord’s “Approximately 906 Miles.” Paull has won several awards including 2013 RAW Arizona’s Filmmaker of the Year, as well as having his films screened at the Other Venice Film Festival and the American Online Film Awards. This is the fifth music video for Captain Squeegee’s To The Bardos! album. The previous videos for “The Factory” and “Seek” were directed by Matty Steinkamp, while “Inevitable” and “The Farce 500-Million” were directed by Johnny McHone, animator of Adult Swim shows Mr. Pickles and Robot Chicken. All four have been screened at the 2016 Phoenix...
Three submissions to SXSW Panel Picker

Three submissions to SXSW Panel Picker

Our fearless leader, Mike Zimmerlich, is being pitched in three different panels to SXSW.  He’s teaming up with Epic Proportions Tour, Hammond, and Pledge Music discussing various topics such as how to get an endorsement deal and how to crowd fund your album. Now we need our help!  From now until September 2nd vote for any (or all if you feel generous) listed below that you would like to see at SXSW in 2017.   New Methods For Crowdfunding Your Album – Click to Vote Now! With so many campaigns over the years trying to raise funds it is no longer feasible to continue with old techniques. Musicians have to find new ways to attract an audience and convince them to support their album in a saturated space. Why do some modern campaigns succeed and others fail? Partnering with Pledge Music, this workshop will go over how to effectively prepare, launch, and promote a crowdfunding campaign for a music album using new and creative approaches. In addition we will showcase examples of recent successful campaigns.   Endorsements in 2017: The changing relationship – Click to Vote Now! Gearing up for the new Endorsement model The endorsement relationship between artist and company has been changing. They are also getting more savvy about using social media with their artists so they look for artists who bring a strong social media component to the table. Partnering with Epic Proportions Tour, KHS Music, and Hammond; this panel will serve to inform artists what the new deals are and how to get them.   Maximize Your Career Through Brand Partnerships – Click to Vote Now! Endorsement...
Captain Squeegee performing at Summerfest

Captain Squeegee performing at Summerfest

Captain Squeegee will be venturing towards Milwaukee to perform at Summerfest, the World’s Largest Music Festival!  They are in good company with artists like Fitz and The Tantrums, Blink-182, Selena Gomez, Weird Al, Weezer, Panic! At the Disco, Blake Shelton, and many more. They will taking on this adventure thanks to the Epic Proportions Tour and performing alongside Gabe Kubanda and Halocene. Make sure to follow Captain Squeegee and Epic Proportions Tour for upcoming dates....
5 Music Videos selected for Phoenix Comicon

5 Music Videos selected for Phoenix Comicon

The Phoenix Comicon Film Festival has officially selected Fairy Bones’ “Notes from Wonderland,” and Captain Squeegee’s “Inevitable,” “Farce 500-Million,” “The Factory,” and “Seek” for feature viewing in the Music Video portion of the festival. We are so proud of all these music videos and the work that both bands and everyone involved put into them. Director and Animator Johnny McHone, from Adult Swim’s “Mr. Pickles,” is the genius behind Captain Squeegee’s claymation video “Inevitable” and their conspiracy cartoon video “Farce 500-Million.” Squeegee also worked with Matty Steinkamp of Sundawg Media, who directed the twisted carnival video “The Factory,” and the video about an alien love affair “Seek.” Fairy Bones’ “Notes From Wonderland” was written and directed by Brandon McGill and the band’s own front woman Chelsey Louise. With the help of McGill’s signature body painting and Jim Hesterman’s photography direction the band released this video in March. We hope to see all of you at Phoenix Comicon this year for what should be a fun and very interesting weekend. WATCH ALL 5 VIDEOS RIGHT HERE: Fairy Bones “Notes From Wonderland” Captain Squeegee “Inevitable” “Farce 500-Million” “The Factory” “Seek” Written by Alex...
Two Tracks make it on Zia’s 10th Local Music Comp

Two Tracks make it on Zia’s 10th Local Music Comp

We are proud to announce that two tracks have officially made it into Zia Records’ “You Heard Us Back When” Volume 10. Fairy Bones – Yeah Pretty Yeah Captain Squeegee – Shift Happens Grab them before they go fast on Record Store Day, April 16th! From Zia Records’ blog: “Zia Records is proud to announce the release and track list of our newest local music compilation, You Heard Us Back When, Volume 10, on sale at all Zia stores on National Record Store Day, Saturday April 16th! This year, marks the 10th installment of our You Heard Us Back When Phoenix/Tucson/Las Vegas local music compilation. We released our first comp way back on the inaugural Record Store Day in 2008, inspired by the compilations we put out in the ’80s and ’90s. Throughout the YHUBW series, we’ve showcased a wide variety of the sounds from the cities Zia calls home and raised thousands of dollars for locally-based charities. This year, we’re excited to feature more sounds than ever before, spread across two discs. From funk to punk, rock to hip-hop, these discs represent the wide variety of sounds happening in our hometowns. From established artists like Mega Ran, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers and The Vermin to up-and-coming bands like the Endless Pursuit, Found in Fiction and Resurgence Girls, the comp features 41 songs for $3 dollars – a great Record Store Day deal, with proceeds going to charity! In addition to the two-disc compilation, we’re making a special 10th anniversary collection available on Record Store Day as well. Featuring songs culled from our previous volumes, the collection offers a snap shot of some...
80/20 supports Arizona Gives Day!

80/20 supports Arizona Gives Day!

To support Arizona Gives Day any purchases made from our store we will double up to $100 to give to Phoenix Conservatory of Music. From Arizona Gives Day website: “Arizona Gives Day is a single statewide day of giving that has raised $4.5 million for Arizona nonprofits since 2013. Participating nonprofits also receive training, marketing support, and a chance to win a portion of $175,000 in prize money. Arizona nonprofits do much more than provide necessary services to our communities – they are an integral part of our state’s economy. Annually, they have an economic impact of $22.4 billion, or nearly 8% of Arizona’s gross state product1, and employ 324,000 people2. Monetary donations are the most direct way to help a nonprofit make an impact: they allow nonprofits to allocate funds where they are most needed. Arizona Gives Day is focused on helping participating nonprofits raise funds that are critical to supporting their work.” From Phoenix Conservatory of Music website: “Over the years The Phoenix Conservatory of Music has demonstrated it’s passion proving sustainability and success while benefiting children, families and the community at large with affordable, accessible and quality music education. Even giving opportunities to those who may not otherwise be given. There is still funding and donations needed to help us continue serving as a resource to fill the gap where music education is needed. With every note played or every voice heard lives are forever changed here. The smiles and confidence of our students reveal how music is an expression of the soul. This gives us fulfillment, meaning and purpose to continue to advance the love of music, nurture the...
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...