Lately I’ve been feeling like I need a manager more than ever. That’s a good thing though, because there’s so much going on that makes me some of the busiest I’ve been since moving to LA four years ago.
My latest record, Hammers & Strings EP officially graced the earballss of the internet world on March 27th along with a music video premier of my song “Loud and Clear.” The video was shot and edited by my good friend and up-and-coming director Nick Stathis. We filmed the video on location at my apartment building…this is the big time! Anyhow, the idea behind the video is that I’m playing piano in my room and I don’t think enough people can hear me so I bring my keyboard out to the fire escape and continue to rock out. I grow increasingly skeptical that enough I’m reaching enough ears, so I lug my equipment up to my roof and the rocking out ensues. With almost 1,200 in the first two weeks, I’m happy with the response. I’ve had some great press on the album and a few great interviews. Here’s a few links if you’re interested in catching some of my world-renown witty banter:
Artists On Demand – even though they spelled my name incorrectly, I had a fun time interviewing with Lisa. Listen/download the interview here – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/artistsondemandradio/2012/04/03/eric-shackne
Examiner.com – Great review by Amber Stokosa – http://www.examiner.com/live-music-in-san-diego/eric-schackne-to-play-house-of-blues-anaheim-on-wednseday
Yaya (AOD) – I hung out with Yaya from Artists On Demand before my show at House of Blues Anaheim and she had some nice things to say about me and my music – http://www.artistsondemandblog.com/2012/03/interview-eric-shackne-at-house-of.html
I know it’s a lot of business, but I am excited to be building some momentum here with the new EP. I hope you take a moment to check out the tunes and the video. Any sharing is greatly appreciated, as I can’t do this without the help of people like you. I could write all the music in the world, but without fans like you, I won’t be able to succeed.
And don’t worry, I’ll get back to ranting and joke-making asap.