Bear Ghost joins the 80/20 family!

Bear Ghost joins the 80/20 family!

We’re proud to announce Bear Ghost as the newest band on 80/20 Records!  And yes that means NEW music from the group in 2019.  We can’t wait to show you what we have in store.   About Bear Ghost: Bear Ghost is a rock band from Phoenix, AZ that fuses intricate musicianship, melodies and song structure to deliver a one of a kind sound. Since the release of the band’s first full album entitled “Blasterpiece”, the Phoenix market has taken notice. Bear Ghost has quickly become one of the area’s favorite bands and “Blasterpiece” has received high critical acclaim, winning the market’s Album Of The Year for 2016 from the Phoenix New Times, despite its February release date. “Blasterpiece” was written and performed by Bear Ghost and recorded by Jeremy Parker at Premier Studios. Parker, a Grammy winning engineer and holder of many other industry awards, also recorded the band’s debut EP entitled “Your Parents Are Only Marginally Disappointed In Your Musical Taste” released in 2014. You can check them more out here. Or listen to their most recent album Blasterpiece here.    ...
Guilty Pleasures Show 5th Anniversary

Guilty Pleasures Show 5th Anniversary

We’re celebrating the 5th anniversary of The Guilty Pleasures Show! Proud to be presented by KWSS 93.9 FM. For those uninformed this is where we have local artists perform ‘guilty pleasure’ songs such as Backstreet Boys, ABBA, Lady Gaga, and others. Lineup: Break the Robot Banter Sydney Sprague Turn Zero Band The Woodworks Pho Cao (7436 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ) $10 at the door / $5 through Bravo Pay app ALL AGES ; Doors @ 7 PM Don’t forget to RSVP on...
Break the Robot joins 80/20 Records!

Break the Robot joins 80/20 Records!

So happy to announce the newest member of the 80/20 family, American Rock band ‘Break the Robot’.  They’re a brand new project off of ‘The Instant Classics’, one of the top rock cover groups in Arizona.  These musicians are not to be trifled with as they will literally melt your mind.  Don’t believe us?  Every week they do ‘live band karaoke’ at Copper Blues in Phoenix. We have some many exciting things in the works including their debut album, Timing is Everything, being released this year.  Keep up with what’s next on Facebook and Instagram.   –PRESS RELEASE— 80/20 Records announces Break the Robot to their roster   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   80/20 Records is proud to announce Break the Robot as the newest artist on their roster.   Break the Robot is an American Rock band based in Phoenix, AZ.  Comprised of members from The Instant Classics, one of the top rock cover bands in Arizona, this original project takes influences from a range of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and No Doubt.   After performing in The Instant Classics for over 12 years, the group has over 300 covers prepared and more than 400 events under their belt. Just let their jaw-dropping music speak for itself as you lose yourself in the experience that is Break The Robot.   Their debut album ‘Timing Is Everything’ will be coming out late 2018 / early 2019.     There will be an announcement party on September 7th at Copper Blues in Downtown Phoenix.   80/20 Records is an independent record label and management company based in Phoenix,...
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...
‘How To Land Brand Endorsements’ Panel At NAMM 2018

‘How To Land Brand Endorsements’ Panel At NAMM 2018

The NAMM Show 2018 is just around the corner, and our fearless leader Mike Zimmerlich is on one of the featured panels! Along with Emiko Carlin from Hammond Organ USA, Gabe Kubanda from Epic Proportions Tour, Chandra Lynn from Glow Marketing, and Mike Ramsey from Musicians Institute, these esteemed individuals will be hosting the How To Land Brand Endorsements panel, and they will be there to give you all of the tips and tricks you need to land the endorsement of dreams. The panel starts at 3 PM, so if you’re out at NAMM, make sure you stop by and listen to all of the great things these people have to share....
‘Harmony Cure’ Album Release Show

‘Harmony Cure’ Album Release Show

On Friday, December 7th, Captain Squeegee took the stage at Cresent Ballroom to celebrate the release of their highly-anticipated EP Harmony Cure. Instructions, Twin Ponies, and The Stakes started the night off with some amazing sets while Captain Squeegee closed the night by transporting us all to another world with their high-energy performance. Take a look at some of the highlights below, and you can now stream Harmony Cure on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, and more. (Photos By Jason...