The 80/20 Show Podcast launches

The 80/20 Show Podcast launches

We’re proud to launch The 80/20 Show podcast!  This show has been over a year in the making ever since our fearless leader Mike was coerced into recording a radio spot for the Guilty Pleasures Show.  Having found an interest in podcasting, Mike reached out to colleagues in the music industry with an overwhelming response.  What originally was a way to bring insight to artists, music professionals, and fans who want an inside look into the music business, became a treasure trove of stories from incredible people and the relationships they have with Mike. Our first guests include Alex Auxier from Orange Amplifiers, Kevin Lyman from Warped Tour, Herman Li from Dragonforce, Sam Means from The Format, and others. Check out the podcast here. Description: The 80/20 Show tells the stories of professionals in the music industry. Developed by 80/20 Records, an independent record label. The host, Mike Zimmerlich, is the co-founder of 80/20 Records with over 15 years of experience in the music business. In this show, he interviews professionals in various roles (Artist Relations, Tour Managers, Radio Hosts, Music Journalists, Musicians, etc.)      ...
Max M drops remix to ‘Let’s Ride’

Max M drops remix to ‘Let’s Ride’

Alt-Pop artist Gabe Kubanda collaborated with French EDM DJ Max M to drop this killer remix of Gabe’s single ‘Let’s Ride’! Listen Here —Press Release— Coming off of Alt-Pop artist Gabe Kubanda’s latest single ‘Let’s Ride’ comes the Remix from French EDM DJ Max M. As a leader in the IT community in France, Max M took his passions for technology and music to to make a name for himself in the DJ world, starting later in his life at age 40.  Since then two of his tracks ranked in the top 5 on Digital DJ Pool in 2020 and garnered over 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. “‘Let’s Ride’ is that vibe when you meet your soulmate, and you are so in sync, that even the hard times are magical, because you’ve got that special one by your side. They opened your world up, and brought you into the light.” – Gabe Kubanda Gabe Kubanda is also the co-creator of the Epic Proportions Tour, a tour that builds organic fanbases for up and coming artists by bringing them out on the road with Gabe for a concert experience they’ll never forget!  Gabe and EPIC provide concerts for the military and colleges, and their nonprofit “EduMusication” program promotes music education in schools via lectures and workshops. Starting in 2011, EPIC hit the road with an old school bus powered by used vegetable oil. They have since performed 700+ concerts on 23 jaunts in the US, Australia, and...
Gabe Kubanda and Sydney Sprague perform on ASU Kerr’s Beams

Gabe Kubanda and Sydney Sprague perform on ASU Kerr’s Beams

We’re honored to have our own Gabe Kubanda and Sydney Sprague perform on ASU Kerr’s Beams, a live online music series featured by the ASU Kerr Cultural Center. Here are the details:     Sydney Sprague (7/9/20 @ 7 PM) https://www.facebook.com/events/678639169393206/ https://facebook.com/asukerr/live   About Sydney: A mismatched group of millennials huddle around a tall, brunette woman hugging an acoustic guitar and standing behind a microphone. More than half of them are wearing black baseball tees emblazoned with white letters that simply states “UNCOMFORTABLE.” These are dedicated Sydney Sprague fans, and they are quietly singing along to every single word of her latest single, “F O M O”, while catching each others eyes in childlike excitement as they mouth along to their favorite lyrics. Originally hailing from Austin, 20-something Sydney Sprague, now a Phoenix transplant, has been performing across the Southwest for over 9 years. Her songwriting is perceptive, alarmingly vulnerable, and mature beyond her years. Phoenix New Times complimented her voice, stating it was “quite close to Stevie Nicks [in] her prime.” She blends acoustic guitar with thoughtful, catchy hooks in her original works, and twists cover songs to fit her unique pop/Americana style. Her latest release, 2019’s “Bad Patchwork”, was released on 80/20 Records on July 15, 2019. It’s a mixed bag of recordings she made in 2018, and is inspired by massive amounts of uncertainty, awkward relationships, wasted time, and the fear of missing out. Her songs are refreshingly relatable and full of angst in the best possible way Gabe Kubanda (7/23/20 @ 7 PM) https://www.facebook.com/events/573347266696940/ https://facebook.com/asukerr/live About Gabe: Gabe Kubanda is an independent solo artist and...
Love Like Fiction releases new single ‘Misery Maintenance’

Love Like Fiction releases new single ‘Misery Maintenance’

Excited to release the latest single from Love Like Fiction ‘Misery Maintenance’.  The first song off their upcoming EP ‘New Nostalgia’. Watch the lyric video below.   Listen to it here (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TikTok).   —Press Release— Premiered on iDobi Radio and Punknews (lyric video), “Misery Maintenance” is the latest single from Love Like Fiction from their upcoming EP ‘New Nostalgia’.   Produced by Matt Keller (The Maine, Anarbor, Katastro, Lydia), “Misery Maintenance” tells of the importance of breaking free from our habits and finding strength in the things that keep us happy and healthy. Through our actions we create our own peace. Through connection we find freedom from our vices.   About Love Like Fiction: Based in Phoenix, AZ, Alt Pop-Punk band Love Like Fiction is the brainchild of Tara Goltz (Drums) and Marin Bridges (Guitar) who brought the band together in July of 2018 by recruiting Nick Barker (Lead Vocals), Frankie Stapley (Guitar and Vocals), and Paul Ritchie (Bass). Drawing inspiration from bands like Panic! At the Disco, New Found Glory and Mayday Parade, Love Like Fiction’s sound is upbeat and poppy with a melancholic undertone.   Sounds like: Grayscale, Mayday Parade, Fall Out Boy, Stand Atlantic, Hellogoodbye, Silverstein, My Chemical Romance, All Time Low   Lyrics: I’ll take what you said  I’ll burn it straight into my bones The echoes told me you’re the one I came to find So let’s begin Take the needle, hide the pills I am restless, I am pained, but I am mine   Burn that rope Toe the line Repeat after me “I will be fine”  ...
Introducing Social Distancing Tour merch benefit

Introducing Social Distancing Tour merch benefit

Just because there are no tours happening right now doesn’t mean we can’t have merch!  We’re proud to showcase the Social Distancing Tour merchandise.  Every week we are supporting a different non-profit music organization where all proceeds will be donated to.  Check out our facebook and instagram pages for updates. Merchandise design was created by the extremely talented earthtomoira.  You can check out her portfolio here. Check them out in our...
Alt-Rock group Love Like Fiction signs to 80/20

Alt-Rock group Love Like Fiction signs to 80/20

We’re excited to announce the newest member to the 80/20 family, Alt-Rock band Love Like Fiction!  Following their strong single ‘Let’s Call It Closure’ and their EP ‘Sounds of City Streets’ we are so happy to be on-board to release new music with them.  Which means yes, a new single is coming soon.   You can check them out here: www.lovelikefiction.com  ...
Gabe Kubanda releases new single ‘Let’s Ride’

Gabe Kubanda releases new single ‘Let’s Ride’

So excited to release Alt-Pop artist Gabe Kubanda’s new single ‘Let’s Ride’! Listen to it here. —Press Release— Gabe Kubanda is an alt-pop artist and co-creator of the Epic Proportions Tour, a tour that builds organic fanbases for up and coming artists by bringing them out on the road with Gabe for a concert experience they’ll never forget! “Let’s Ride”, the new single produced by Curtis Douglas (The Maine, Katastro), ”is that vibe when you meet your soulmate, and you are so in sync, that even the hard times are magical, because you’ve got that special one by your side. They opened your world up, and brought you into the light.” – Gabe Kubanda Gabe and EPIC provide concerts for the military and colleges, and their nonprofit “EduMusication” program promotes music education in schools via lectures and workshops. Starting in 2011, EPIC hit the road with an old school bus powered by used vegetable oil. They have since performed 700+ concerts on 23 jaunts in the US, Australia, and Europe. Multiple performances on Vans Warped Tour, Summerfest, and media recognition have cemented his distinction in the music scene, as well as being a guest performer on many morning tv shows. His music videos have been featured in thousands of retail outlets such as Journeys stores nationwide. He regularly speaks at music conferences (NAMM, SXSW, CMJ, MIDEM). As a cast member on VH1’s “Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp” reality show, Gabe had the opportunity to collaborate with legends such as Du McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Paul Stanley (KISS), Eddie Kramer, Phil Collen (Def Leppard), producer Mark Hudson (Beatles, Aerosmith) and Sammy Hagar. Catch Gabe on his upcoming EPIC Spring Tour (March 15th-April 30th), Great Escape Festival, and the EPIC Fall UK tour! Contact (Press) Mika McCalla mika...
Break the Robot releases music video ‘E Street’

Break the Robot releases music video ‘E Street’

The final chapter of the ‘Drake the Robot’ music video trilogy.  Witness Drake the Robot exploring the city with interpretative dance in ‘E Street’ music video.  Off of their debut album ‘Timing is Everything’.  Listen here.     —Press Release— Directed by Patrik Matheson, who also directed the festival nominated ‘Boots’ video, E Street is the follow up to the enigmatic Life Goes On music video and the final video for the ‘Drake the Robot’ trilogy.  We witness Drake waking up in a daze, discovering the city as he dances through the parks and streets, interacting with the people around him. Inspired by Sia’s Chandelier music video, Break the Robot mastermind Todd Middleman wanted to showcase the incredibly talented performance actor Drew Leatham, who brought ‘Drake’ to life, through interpretive dance.  Drew, an Arizona native, has acted with Stray Cat Theatre, Orange Theatre, Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, Southwest Shakespeare Company and many other theatres. His non-commercial television debut was last Fall on FOX’s Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes. Other credits include Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, Arsenic & Old Lace, A Lie of the Mind, See How They Run, Romeo and Juliet, and The Princess Bride & Indecent. Written as a tribute to friend John Bergen, the song E Street takes you on a journey through music history with nods to Bruce Springsteen, The Breakfast Club, and U2.   Directed by: Patrik Matheson Produced by: Todd Middleman Co-Produced by: Michael Zimmerlich Cast: Drew Leatham as ‘Drake the Robot’ Special Thanks: Shauna Lynn...
Turn Zero releases newest single, ‘Petty’

Turn Zero releases newest single, ‘Petty’

Listen here Valentine’s Day, a time to celebrate love in all of its forms—even the darker side that takes you straight to your feels. That’s what you get when you listen to Phoenix, Arizona-based, alternative rock band Turn Zero’s latest single, ‘Petty’. We all feel for a relationship where something didn’t quite work out, and you wish you could walk in their shoes and try to understand how the other person lives while knowing what they left behind. This emotion-driven song crescendos with a beautiful duet between lead vocalist Emily Grieve and Love Like Fiction’s vocalist Nick Barker. ‘Petty’ is a ballad / bop about the slow demise of a relationship between two unfaithful lovers who become dramatically different to each other. The song is broken up by an amazing guitar solo by John Curtis-Sanchez which tugs at the feels even further. Accentuated by Branden Mosley, this guitar solo comes at the perfect time in the song’s structure. Meanwhile, bassist Ash Hendrickson weaves dreamy, rhythmic bass lines with the consistent, powerful drumming from Ben Palmer. Overall, the song communicates a “love-stalgic” expression of what it’s like to be with someone, have them leave, and then wonder what could have gone differently. Fresh off the bands’ first release with 80/20 Records in November, Turn Zero has kept it fresh, and kept it real. After performing at the Ultimate Ear booth at NAMM in January, and an upcoming  this local Phoenix band is on its way to becoming a household name. Continuing to use their emotions as a driver, this newcomer surges forward with passion and fearlessness; and we can’t wait to hear...
Mega Ran releases ‘Ages, Vol.1’ on vinyl

Mega Ran releases ‘Ages, Vol.1’ on vinyl

Buy Here Partnered with Zia Records, Mega Ran releases ‘Ages, Vol.1’ on random color vinyl. Mega Ran’s surprise winter 2019 release “AGES” comes at an opportune time, as it places a bow on a breakthrough year personally and professionally. Released to celebrate a successful Kickstarter campaign that will bring his “Black Materia” album back in 2020, AGES covers parts of Ran’s awkward journey through youth to adulthood, and includes the remix to the standout single “HOME.” Tracks are produced by the late EOM, newcomers The Alumni and Mat Mania Podcast contributor G1. Despite a litany of producers, the tracks on AGES flow seamlessly, thanks to some beautifully chiptune programming notes that open and close each track. Guests include RandomBeats alum SkyBlew, future tourmate Mickey Factz; AZ favorites Vee Tha Rula, Toure Masters and the Writers Guild also appear. credits Executive Producer: Mega Ran Recorded and Mixed by Michael Gamarano and Luis Perez at HKS Studios, Phoenix, AZ Assistant Production by RANA Mastered by Ari Davalos. Artwork by Akuirako © 202o RandomBeats,...