Alt-Pop artist Gabe Kubanda signs to 80/20

Alt-Pop artist Gabe Kubanda signs to 80/20

Extremely excited to have Alt-Pop artist Gabe Kubanda a part of the 80/20 family!  You can check him out here. And yes, that means new music from Gabe soon. About Gabe: 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! 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), SXSW, Great Escape Festival, and the EPIC Fall UK...
NAMM 2020 recap

NAMM 2020 recap

We were incredibly fortunate to have the most presence at NAMM this year than ever.  Our leader Mike spoke on Brand Endorsements with panelists representing brands such as Gibson.  The team had a blast going through the halls and several of our artists performed at booths as well as two official NAMM stages.  Thank you so much NAMM, Ultimate Ears, Blue Microphone, and our amazing partner Westone!  Here are the highlights.   Bear Ghost performing on official Yamaha Main Stage   Promise to Myself performing on official Marriott stage   Turn Zero performing at Ultimate Ears / Blue Microphone booth Promise to Myself performing at Westone booth   Mike speaking on Brand Endorsements...
Bear Ghost releases new single ‘Sirens’

Bear Ghost releases new single ‘Sirens’

Listen Here Coming off of their NAMM performance on the Yamaha main stage, Adventure / Alt Rock band Bear Ghost releases new single ‘Sirens’ which has been featured on the ‘All New Rock’ Spotify playlist.  Bear Ghost’s story telling / circus-esque musical style has had a growing impact impact on fans of The Dear Hunter, Coheed & Cambria, Clutch and Muse.   Credits: Artwork by: Mattx Presents Written by: Bear Ghost Produced by: Bear Ghost Studio: Premier Studios Mixing: Jeremy Parker @ Premier Studios Mastering: Dan Shike @ Tone and Volume Mastering Website: bearghost.com Performers: Ryan Abel, Andrew Heath, Myke Buttons Roa   Lyrics: I count the time I’ve pissed away in hiding And I count on finding solace in their song But in pacing through these halls Digging nails in to the walls I’ve grown tired of their prying eyes a-spyin’   They say the life you got is what you make it But I’ve starved myself in comfort for too long I’m invigored with a drive A crusade to feel alive So let’s bounce before they wake up and they find me   Grab your bootstraps, boys Buckle up And we out on the loose   (You can’t escape us! Nah, we c-c-comin’ for ya)   Got my two step Winning grin My finger guns are ready to shoot   (Ooh wah wah wah-ooh, wah wah oohwah)   I’m gonna dance all night I got a hankerin’ to shake off some blues   (You done a bunk, we’ll get you, boo)   At first I find the atmosphere delicious As I join them in their jaunty jamboree...
Promise to Myself releases music video for ‘Circles’

Promise to Myself releases music video for ‘Circles’

Fresh off the release of their new single, Promise to Myself drops the super-fun music video for ‘Circles’.  You can check out the premiere with an interview of the band on VENTS Magazine here.  You can also stream the single on Spotify here and everywhere here.     -PRESS RELEASE- Alt Pop Punk group Promise to Myself releases music video to their single ‘Circles’.  Premiered on VENTS Magazine, the video is “reminiscent of late 90s/early 00s videos that sees the band having a blast while performing, but also around a carousel.” – RJ Frometa (VENTS Magazine) Directed by Antonio Smith-Plata, the video showcases the band having fun at the amusement park Castles N Coasters in Phoenix, AZ with youthful tones to make you remember earlier days.  In contrast to the meaning of the single, trying to make things work no matter what happens in your life but doesn’t always work in your favor no matter how badly you want them too, causing life to go in vicious circles. ‘Circles’ music video release follows the announcement of Promise to Myself opening for Drake Bell at Mesa Amphitheatre and an official performance at The NAMM Show in 2020. Promise To Myself is a Alt Pop-Punk Alternative band from Phoenix, AZ. Their fun and creative energy can be described as if Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, and Waterparks had a fight to the death in a game of dodgeball, and the winner end up being Big Time Rush.  Inspired by “Dial Tones” from As It Is; the band was formed by Karl Nagy (Lead Vocals and Bass), Brad Stockton (Lead Guitar), Zack...
Turn Zero Releases Debut Single ‘Animal’

Turn Zero Releases Debut Single ‘Animal’

If the name Turn Zero doesn’t sound familiar to you, believe us when we say that you soon will. The up and coming rock group has dropped their debut single ‘Animal’ and they’ve made it clear that they’re here to dominate the Alt-Rock scene. With infectious hooks and lyrics that resonate deep within their core, Turn Zero has made a strong statement with their debut song and we can’t wait to hear what comes next from them! Check out the single on Spotify here and everywhere here.     -PRESS RELEASE- Up and coming Alt-Rock band Turn Zero releases new single ‘Animal’.  Founded by Emily Grieve and John Curtis Sanchez, Turn Zero is a mix between Tonight Alive and early Paramore. Lead singer Emily Grieve was a ranked Pokemon player, competing in official tournaments throughout the U.S. and Canada.  In both the TCG (Trading Card Game) and video game she has won in several cities and states, as well as placing in Worlds. In fact, the band name has a little bit of history behind it. Turn Zero refers to competitive card games when time is called to end the match and the player that is in the middle of their turn is considered “turn zero”.  The significance lies in the fact that the members have been each pursuing music in different ways over the years and when they all came together it just clicked. It was the beginning of the end of a chapter, and they’re one step closer to winning, or should I say, achieving their dreams. Turn Zero will be opening for Drake Bell at Mesa Amphitheatre on March 7th, 2020....
Promise To Myself Drops New Single ‘Circles’

Promise To Myself Drops New Single ‘Circles’

Alt Pop Punk band Promise To Myself just dropped their brand new single ‘Circles’ and it’s just as infectious as you’d expect any other pop-punk track to be. With nostalgic riffs and a chorus that’s bound to stay stuck on repeat in your head after the first listen. Stream and buy Circles on all digital platforms and stay connected with the band on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!   Check out the single here.    —PRESS RELEASE— Following performing on Warner Music Record Store Crawl in Phoenix, Promise to Myself releases their new pop-punk single ‘Circles’. ‘Circles’ is about trying to make things work no matter what happens in your life. Sometimes things don’t work in your favor no matter how badly you want them too, causing life to go in vicious circles. Promise To Myself is a Pop-Punk Alternative band from Phoenix, AZ. Their fun and creative energy can be described as if Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, and Waterparks had a fight to the death in a game of dodgeball, and the winner end up being Big Time Rush.  Inspired by “Dial Tones” from As It Is; the band was formed by Karl Nagy (Lead Vocals and Bass), Brad Stockton (Lead Guitar), Zack Bruge (Rhythm Guitar and Backup Vocals), and Tony Galvan (Drums). Promise To Myself takes an active role in supporting their community, such as the RnR Memorial Fund, where they take ‘RnR’ stickers to all of their shows and created a special ‘t-shirt’ where the proceeds go towards the fund. They even documented on Instagram taking ‘Jerome the Gnome’ on their travels to Austin during SXSW...
Alt-Rock band Turn Zero appears!

Alt-Rock band Turn Zero appears!

photo credit: @everdreamphotos on instagram We’re excited to announce that the Alt-Rock band Turn Zero has signed to 80/20 Records! This is a great group of people not only full of amazing potential but some great tunes as well. In fact we had some fun announcing them.     Their debut single ‘Animal’ will be dropping on November 13th.  You can pre-save on Spotify now.   Stay connected with Turn Zero on social media at @turnzeroband and keep your eyes peeled for their debut single....
80/20 artists perform on Warner Music’s Record Store Crawl

80/20 artists perform on Warner Music’s Record Store Crawl

We’re so excited to team up with Warner Music on their Record Store Crawl.  Our artists, including Sydney Sprague, Promise to Myself, and Turn Zero, entertained guests as they travelled from one record store to the next.  Definitely one of the more interesting performances we’ve done!  Special thanks to Deep Eddy Vodka and Zia Records, Stinkweeds, Record High, and Double Nickels for making this happen.   Here’s a recap of the...
80/20 showcases artists in Los Angeles

80/20 showcases artists in Los Angeles

We’re so proud of the huge success of our first industry showcase in Los Angeles.  Featuring our artists including Bear Ghost, Sydney Sprague, The Runner Up, as well as special guests WHSTLE, Jane N The Jungle, and Bristol to Memory.  Special thanks to our partner BRAVO Pay and to Hotel Cafe for hosting.     Thank you all who attended and saw what incredible talent our artists have to offer!      ...
Lobate Scarp Releases EP ‘Spirals and Portals’

Lobate Scarp Releases EP ‘Spirals and Portals’

Following the single release of ‘Nothing Wrong’ , Prog-Rock artist Lobate Scarp released their long-awaited EP ‘Spirals and Portals’. Artwork by the legendary space artist David A. Hardy. Check out the EP here.     All the details you could possibly want (but worth mentioning).   And We Tried   Music and Lyrics by Adam Sears Adam Sears- lead vocals, synths, piano, and additional B3 organ. Andy Catt- bass Hoyt Binder- electric guitar Andrea Whitt- viola Mike Gerbrandt- drums  Danica Pinner- cello Steven Leavitt- B3 organ Rich Mouser- additional electric and acoustic guitars Robyn Kirmssé- background vocals   Produced by Steven Leavitt Co-Produced by Rich Mouser Engineered by Steven Leavitt at I Create Sound Viola, Cello, and Background Vocals engineered by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House   Assistant engineer- Dustin Stonebrook   Mixed by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House, Altadena, California  Mastered by Ron Leeper at Sound Affair Mastering    Thank you to the following backers for help creating this track:   Skot Fuchs Andrew Griffin Kim Henderson Stefan Pietsch Jean-Luc Putaux Mason Rourman Kelly Russo Bill and Mary Ann Sears Joel Sears Judy and Steve Sears Wolfram Wiessbrodt   Special thanks to Thomas Wunram.   ©2019  Lobate Scarp   Nothing Wrong   Music and Lyrics by Adam Sears Adam Sears- lead vocals, synths, piano, and B3 organ. Andy Catt- bass Hoyt Binder- electric guitar Mike Gerbrandt- drums  Andrea Whitt- viola Rachel Grace- violin Steven Leavitt- additional piano, harmonium, reverse snares  Rich Mouser- Dilruba Andy Catt, Rich Mouser, Steve Leavitt, Adam Sears- background vocals   Produced by Steven Leavitt Co-Produced by Rich Mouser Engineered by Steven Leavitt at...