Sydney Sprague Releases New Heartbreaking EP ‘Bad Patchwork’

Sydney Sprague Releases New Heartbreaking EP ‘Bad Patchwork’

We’re excited to announce Sydney Sprague’s brand new EP Bad Patchwork. Full of catchy riffs, emotional guitars, and lyrics that are sure to tug on your heartstrings, it’s an EP for everyone to enjoy, so grab your box of tissues and grab your copy of Bad Patchwork later this summer. Check out Bad Patchwork here:  http://bit.ly/BadPatchworkEP   Check out the music video for the single...
Break The Robot Drops Heavenly Music Video For ‘Life Goes On’

Break The Robot Drops Heavenly Music Video For ‘Life Goes On’

Break The Robot just dropped a breathtaking new music video featuring everyone’s favorite robot- and this time he has wings! Follow the story of Drake as he wander the desert, meets a familiar angel, and comes to terms with how no matter what, Life Goes On. Check out the video:   Description: Hot off the release of their debut album, “Timing is Everything”, Break the Robot documents the mountainous journey of the band’s title character, Drake the Robot, a real lively steampunk robot in the ‘Break the Robot’ universe. Life Goes On is an existential dive into the lonely mind of Drake the Robot. With no master and no mission, he is compelled only by mystical signs and angelic siren calls, pulling him further and further into the wilderness. Break The Robot’s hard-hitting lyrics and powerful melodies act as a passionate backdrop for our heroic, soul-searching man-of-metal. “But it’s in this song, someday, maybe, baby, life goes on”; draws parallels between Drake’s hardships and our own.  His perilous journey makes us all question our own existence and struggles, bringing hope to the modern world, as even a robot… can earn his wings....
The Runner Up Releases Self-Titled EP

The Runner Up Releases Self-Titled EP

Our boys in The Runner Up recently just released their self-titled EP.  If you’re looking for the next soundtrack to the summer, then look no further. Check out the EP here: http://bit.ly/TheRunnerUpEP Song by Song bio: Over It This was the first song we ever played together. I wrote it on an acoustic guitar while listening to a lot of Gnarls Barkley and Justin Timberlake so it originally had this funky “Senorita” style guitar intro but it evolved into more of an R&B synth wave thing but I love the chord progression. Lyrically it’s about when I moved from one town to another and the social dynamics I found with it, perhaps not feeling quite fancy enough or fucking “cool” enough to fit in with these new social circles, but then ultimately finding that it’s just bullshit in your head and to just chill the fuck out.   Pillz Our old guitar player came over with this folky, ascending, and descending riff one day. He could pull a riff out his butt but then they’d usually go to another planet after that. So I worked with the riff to keep it on track, coming up with other riffs and directions that would make sense for this kind of schizophrenic piece. I had never worked with any kind of folk music before but I knew I could find a way to make it pop with energy to essentially match our personality on stage. Lyrically it’s pretty straight forward, you have a crazy significant other or just relationship that isn’t working out, and instead of breaking it off right away you be...
Sydney Sprague Announces ‘Zia Records’ Tour!

Sydney Sprague Announces ‘Zia Records’ Tour!

Our resident “soft-emo” princess, Sydney Sprague, recently announced that she’s taking her new EP, Bad Patchwork, on the road! And where better to play those tunes than Zia Records? If you’re in town you better check out her shows, this is one tour you’re not going to want to miss. TOUR DATES 07/15/19: Zia Records Phoenix 07/17/19: Zia Records Vegas 07/18/19: Zia Records Tuscon Check out Zia Records at: https://www.ziarecords.com/ Check out Sydney’s new EP at: http://bit.ly/BadPatchworkEP    ...
The Runner Up releases new single ‘Somebody’

The Runner Up releases new single ‘Somebody’

The rumble in the jungle that is The Runner Up just released their new single ‘Somebody’ from their upcoming debut EP.   Check out the single ‘Somebody’ here: http://bit.ly/TRUsomebody About the single: “Somebody” was a track originally wrote while performing in another act in 2012. Young the Giant’s self title was blowing up the charts then and the hook for “My Body” had been bouncing around in my head for days. The visceral motif of making a decision with your body rather than your mind is not uncommon in music, but thematically something I’ve always been drawn to lyrically. I tend to write my best stuff about emotions and experience generated from reckless abandonment, so this is a fitting concept.  Anyways, I was in a heavy song writing period with that act and constantly looking for and exploring ideas. As the song was dancing around my head, I started toying with the words “My body” and a bit of a melody when I hopped in the shower one morning. I had the chorus hook written by the time I finished washing my hair.   Lyrics: You got the look and like cheap thrills And walk in three in heels I know you’re no fool You see me coming for you   With serpents eyes you lure me in Your gaze keeps me breathin’ Only one thing left to do so ill say this to you     My body wants some body and not just any body will do Don’t have to be somebody Long as that body belongs to you   A vagabond you stole my way And trapped...
The Runner Up is first place in our books

The Runner Up is first place in our books

We are honored to have Alternative Pop Rock band The Runner Up as the newest member of the 80/20 family!  In fact, we’re so excited that we’re dropping their new single Somebody on June 14th.     Come celebrate with us at their album release show at Valley Bar on June 29th. Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/436990280393235/     About The Runner Up: The Runner Up (TRU) is an electrifying alternative rock band from Phoenix, Arizona who have spent the last year setting local stages on fire with their energetic performances, and pumping up the airwaves with consecutive singles showing off their unique mix of indie rock and guitar pop hooks. They are reportedly dedicated to making you sing hooks for days and dance until your butt falls off–which is not far from the mark. While their singles and recordings have garnered an impressive online following, it’s their performances that keep packing venues with throngs of fans who know every lyric to every song. Known for high energy originals, these five eccentric lads gone mad have kicked up the notch on what it means to be Indie Rock in Phoenix. Not only re-introducing lost artifacts like the Keytar to their performances, they cultivate the notion that a captivating performance is nearly as important as raw talent and stellar musicianship. The Runner Up have seemingly approached all three with equal attention and affection. When they released their debut single in April 2018, “I Came To Play” it was something of a revelation to local listeners–a refreshing single that invoked rock’n’roll as much as it did power pop. It was a master stroke...