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    Portugal. The Man – In The Mountain In The Cloud

    July 19th, 2011

    It’s been a while since we posted here, but Erik and I have been crazy busy with our day jobs.  We weren’t sure where For Musickind would go when we first started it as a music marketing company a few years back, but it’s turned into a very fun side project that let’s us work with bands that we really like. I’m currently in the middle of a whole bunch of projects for Comic-Con at my work, Machine Shop Marketing, and we’ve also finished a couple of FMK projects that I’ll write about soon.

    Anyway, Portugal. The Man released In The Mountain In The Cloud today and I am super stoked. I learned about them when they were touring with RX Bandits and this album has totally won me over as a fan. The album has a range of musical textures that range from classic rock to deep bass-beats that make your head nod.

    Stream the entire album below and support the band by purchasing their album. Enjoy.

    -Harold

    Purchase: Directly from PTM | iTunes

    Portugal. The Man – In The Mountain In The Cloud

    Choo Choo The Band – “It’s A Good Thing”

    February 19th, 2011

    The For Musickind crew partnered with the indie pop band CHOO CHOO from Bern, Switzerland, for a band website redesign in preparation of the release of their second album Cannes. Fans of Phoenix, The Hives, The Who (early days), and the Caesars will definitely dig their sound.

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    Prince, the Internet is NOT Over

    July 6th, 2010

    Prince, The Internet Is NOT Over

    I’ll be damned if all the work that we’ve been doing is leading to a dead end. Better yet, all the work we’ve been doing is leading artists to a dead end.

    I was talking with by buddy Keith Gretlein last week about how there are some superstar artists that can get away with anything, including murder, and one of those people is Prince. Making false claims for publicity is another story. It was about midnight when I noticed a tweet from Mashable stating: “Prince: The Internet is Over”.

    That’s not true of course, so I’ve simply taken quotes/statements from the Mirror UK story, and stated my opinion and advice on what was said. As a 25 year old who has been using computers since the age of 6, I remind you, new artists, that Prince is not an artist of the Internet generation. Read the rest of this entry »

    BUDDYHEAD 2010 NXNE SHOWCASE!

    June 17th, 2010

    Our friend Buddyhead is hosting a not-to-be-missed music showcase at NXNE 2010 in Canada this weekend! Check out the music showcase flyer and information below:

    BUDDYHEAD GOES CANADIAN! 2010 NXNE SHOWCASE!

    Yep, we’re coming to Canada to throw a rock show. It’s all because the kind people at NXNE asked me to pick some of my favorite bands to put together for a show during their 2010 festival. How could I say no to seeing some of my favorite bands live in the great white north? I’m still pinching myself.

    Vanessa and I land in Toronto on Wednesday and are there til Sunday, if you wanna show up around, give us free drugs, buy us dinner, show us the best jukebox (or hot tub) in town or even just buy us a beer… email us at Travis@buddyhead.com. We like making friends, even if they are Canadian. I can say that, cuz my mom is Canadian (duel citizenship bitches!).

    Calling all Canucks! We want your souls! And we wanna show you a good time! We’re gonna have a party! Come rock n’ roll with us! Psychedelics encouraged! Turn on, tune in, drop out! Have fun!”

    date: friday june 18
    venue: the great hall
    address: 1087 Queen st. w Toronto, Canada

    PERFORMING LIVE!
    The Icarus Line 1am
    Mini Mansions 12am
    X (John Doe & Exene Cervenka Unplugged) 11pm
    AA Bondy (10pm)
    Avi Buffalo (9pm)

    Travis Keller – DJing the most smashing & crashing Rock N’ Roll all night long!

    Check out more music from Buddyhead at the Buddyhead blog:

    http://www.buddyhead.com

    Inspired Flight Debut – We All Want To Fly

    June 4th, 2010

    After over two years of blood, sweat and tears, the independent alternative-electronic duo Inspired Flight released their debut album this week, titled “We All Want To Fly”. You can now stream and download the album from their Topspin powered website we built, www.inspiredflightmusic.com

    The album features Eligh & Scarub from Living Legends, Inspectah Deck from Wu-Tang Clan, and Rugged Monk from Black Knights.

    We created some awesome packages for Inspired Flight fans of all levels to choose from, including:

    Music Packages:

    Digital Download, CD + Download, 2xLP Vinyl + Download

    Enhanced Music Packages:

    Custom Voicemail Greeting + Signed CD & Vinyl + Shirt + Download

    Personalized Song + Signed CD & Vinyl + Shirt + Download

    Private Show + Signed CD & Vinyl + Shirt + Download

    All of these packages include an immediate download of the album in MP3, MP3 + Apple Lossless, MP3 + FLAC and are available with additional limited edition T-Shirts and Sweatshirts from Inspired Flight.

    Thank you to Matt Spangler, Robot Friend, for providing the album artwork for We All Want To Fly:

    Arcade Fire: The Suburbs/Month of May 12″

    May 26th, 2010

    We really like how Arcade Fire decided to release their new single:

    What do you think?

    Inspired Flight: “We All Want To Fly” Debut

    April 2nd, 2010

    Inspired Flight, the alternative-electronic duo from San Diego, CA will release their debut album titled “We All Want To Fly” on May 1st via Topspin. The album will feature Eligh and Scarub from Living Legends, Inspectah Deck from The Wu-Tang Clan, and Rugged Monk from Black Knights.

    The first two singles from “We All Want To Fly” are:

    1. Pull, Push, Let Go featuring Eligh of Living Legends
    2. I Won’t Let You Down

    You can find more information via the links below
    Inspired Flight Official Website

    Inspired Flight Press Page

    Dios Album Released with Special Fan Packages

    February 16th, 2010

    After a long absence and hard work, Dios has returned with their third full-length album “We Are Dios” available today via Buddyhead Records. This band has become one of my personal favorite’s because of how much they remind me of Pink Floyd.

    For Musickind worked with Buddyhead and Phillip Farmer (the man behind http://www.joshfreese.com) to manage the deployment of Topspin for some music packages, outlined below, that will surely deliver more than just a digital music experience.

    Buddyhead

    “We Are Dios” is available in the following packages:

    Digital Download

    • instant digital download of  ”We Are Dios”

    Deluxe CD and Download

    • limited edition hand numbered edition of “we are dios”
    • dios & buddyhead stickers
    • instant digital download

    Deluxe CD and Bonus Material Read the rest of this entry »

    Inspired Flight: The Remix Contest Submissions

    February 10th, 2010

    We’ve been busy here at FMK with several music marketing projects, and we apologize for the delay in posting.

    So here we are, excited as hell for what 2010 has in store for independent musicians. Back in September we wrote a post called Musician Websites: Goals, Brand, Commitment where we featured the work-in-progress for Inspired Flight. Well, we launched their website and remix promotion back in November and the creative results are in.

    Thanks to the partnership with Topspin Media and MixMatchMusic, the stems for the song “It Always Takes” were delivered and a total of 33 remixes uploaded! Check them out yourself.

    So now that all of the Inspired Flight remixes have been submitted, the band will go through them and choose the top 5 finalists, and then a winner who will receive an Eyeball 2.0 HD Webcam, courtesy of Blue Microphones. The winner will also be included with the debut album from Inspired Flight coming in May.

    Be sure to download the Inspired Flight EP for free, and stay tuned for a couple of new singles from the new album. Cheers and good luck to all of the participants!

    Inspired Flight Launch New Website/Remix Contest

    November 23rd, 2009

    Inspired Flight has launched a brand new website. Please visit their website at www.inspiredflightmusic.com to download their “Through Sight and Sound EP” for free and also participate in their remix contest of the song “It Always Takes”.

    Inspired Flight - inspiredflightmusic.com

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