My dearest friends, family and musical co-conspirators...
On Monday February 26th 2008 - 5 years ago today - I was told by my oncologist that I was officially in remission from cancer, that the scan I'd taken the previous Friday was free and clear of any and all markers.
Needless to say this is a very special day for me and my family, and together we celebrate with two new projects - both releasing today - that are very close to our hearts...
Just a quick note today to encourage all my LA based friends to join me and 8 other songwriters for the Thanksgiving feast of songwriters rounds, The 9 Songwriter Series @ WitZend in Venice, CA on Tuesday October 16th at 7PM. Details are as noted below - hope you can join us! I promise, with this lineup under one roof, you'll not see another show quite like it!
You can also read my interview with Justin Trawick (founder of The 9 Series) over at Defying Gravity Music now. In more Defying Gravity Music news, also check out my recent interviews with Steven Wilson and Rob Shapiro, each of which yielded a new Brandon Schott / Cellar Sounds production (and in the case of Rob's episode, a brand new co-write)! Check it all out HERE. Next month, we welcome the always awesome Manda Mosher to the show - coming to the site October 31, 2012...
My dearest friends,
Just a couple quick things to hip you to today...
Defying Gravity Music - Episode II, now LIVE...THIS IS HOME music video update...upcoming shows...
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Am super excited to present the long in progress website for my new online web series, Defying Gravity Music. The series is designed to be a forum for myself and various guest artists / contributors to discuss our music / songwriting nerdery and geekdom in a safe - supportive environment :)
The great Matt Barrios (the man responsible for last year's SATELLITE" video) has returned to the "13 Satellites" story with another insane clip for the song "EARLY MORNING NIGHT" - check it out below!
Also - a very exciting announcement coming in the next couple weeks regarding an online musical and collaborative residency called "DEFYING GRAVITY". New music, writings, conversations, and creative energy comin' your way soon...
Until our paths cross again...
Brandon Schott and MT Press will host an evening of music to benefit Stupid Cancer, Inc (A Young Adult Cancer Foundation) on December 1, 2011. Molly Malone's is graciously hosting the Yellow Bird Benefit where an all star line up of musicians will perform in the efforts to raise money for the cause. All proceeds will go to the Stupid Cancer, Inc, whose representatives will be on-site. Those in attendance can also donate to fundraising efforts by bidding on various prizes in the silent auction and raffle drawing.
Order "13 Satellites" here today, and you'll get:
- the new CD "13 Satellites" (signed, if desired)
- a copy of 2007's "Golden State" on CD
- one black rimmed, yellow brandonschott.com branded kazoo
Order now! :) They make great holiday gifts! :)
Now, a few items of early press on the new album:
INTERVIEW AT SMOKIN' CHARLIE BROWN
INTERVIEW AT ABSOLUTE PUNK
"13 SATELLITES" REVIEW AT MELODIC.NET
"Imagine going to a music cafe´ where Ben Folds is the host, with The Beach Boys on stage performing songs by Art Garfunkel and The Beatles and guest appearances from Crosby, Stills and Nash. Well, that´s exactly how Los Angeles singer/songwriter Brandon Schott´s 4th album "13 satellites" sounds like."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA October 11, 2011
Brandon Schott will embrace the stage of the Hotel Cafe on Sunday, October 30th at 10p.m, performing songs from his 4th album “13 Satellites”.
2 years after his contemplative opus DANDELION, Schott returns to the stage with steadfast optimism, energy, and riveting compositions. Though unorthodox in style and structure, his songs whisper emotions all too familiar as “13 Satellites” takes listeners on a cathartic journey of revival and reconciliation. The first single “Satellite” features a myriad of instrumental ornaments backing a solid voice, distinctive yet not altogether unknown. Onwards, songs like “Flowers Fading” and “Exploding Angel” testify to the accolades of the formally trained yet intuitively creative music veteran. Reminiscent of creative titans Kirsty MacColl, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys, the sound of Brandon Schott is lush, uplifting, and sure to inspire and invigorate audiences.
Catch Brandon's hypnotizing live performance Sunday October 30, at Hotel Cafe in LA at 10:00 PM.
Hotel Cafe is located at 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
More on Brandon Schott: http://www.brandonschott.com/
For Media Inquiries Contact:
M T Press
Just a quick brief note to let you know that our IndieGoGo Fundraiser closes in just 12 hours!! I want to thank everyone again for their amazing support as well as for spreading the word so gloriously this past month. We're just under 40% of our target, so please do whatever you can to help push those numbers into orbit! :) It's GoGo time! :) Click HERE for details!
My song "WINTER IN THE SUN" is nominated in the Holiday Song category! If you haven't voted yet, please do so now (check out the link in the Q&A). Winners announced next week!!!! Stay tuned...
Lots of new content and nooks and crannies to explore here, with alot more new content to come. This site is now a true portal to my online presence, with direct tie ins to content posted on Facebook,Twitter, YouTube etc. This news section is now a bonafide blog (w/ comments section), which I hope...
One year ago today I picked up the Beatles box set w/ Tyler, sat him down and talked about how music is slipping deeper into the world as an intangible commodity. How when I was a kid I used to love to peel the plastic off and look through the artwork, read the liner notes and lyrics, experience the music with art in my ears and in my hands. As we chatted, I decided that I wanted to re-discover the Beatles catalog with my son in a meaningful and symbolic way.
The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you've heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I'm interested in seeing what albums my friends choose.
In the spirit of 'retro', here's a mix I made of pop classics released during my formative years growing up...and yes, I'm dating myself :)