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.
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.
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 »
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
Pull, Push, Let Go featuring Eligh of Living Legends
After a long absence and hard work, Dios has returned with their third full-length album “We Are Dios” available today viaBuddyhead 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 andPhillip Farmer (the man behind http://www.joshfreese.com) to manage the deployment of Topspinfor some music packages, outlined below, that will surely deliver more than just a digital music experience.
“We Are Dios” is available in the following packages:
instant digital download of ”We Are Dios”
Deluxe CD and Download
limited edition hand numbered edition of “we are dios”
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, Commitmentwhere 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.
Inspired Flight has launched a brand new website. Please visit their website at www.inspiredflightmusic.comto download their “Through Sight and Sound EP” for free and also participate in their remix contest of the song “It Always Takes”.