Those who support this Weightless movement know that we have not had our records readily available in retail stores for the past few years. This was due to the changing nature of the music industry and the fact that we realized it was easier to reach our fans directly through touring and our website, than it was to send a bunch of records to distributors who often times sold our records but didn’t pay us for them. However, we have started a new relationship with Fatbeats Distribution which will help us get our newer releases in Mom & Pop stores again. Check out the video:
For all of our fans in Texas, this is the week we bring our “Bend But Don’t Break” tour to every corner of your state. Blueprint, Illogic, DJ Rare Groove, and many other friends and talented artists. Here’s the schedule:
Ok fans and friends, today is the day. Bend But Don’t Break, the new album by Blueprint & Illogic is officially here. Due to an error with our digital distribution company (who bought out the smaller, more efficient company we were using), the album is not on iTunes yet. However, this is not all bad. It actually just means that you can (and should) buy digital version of the album directly from us. Truth be told, independent artists make a lot more when you buy directly from them anyway, so support your people.
Here are are your options for picking up the album:
PHYSICAL VERSIONS (orders are shipping right now)
Signed CD + Sticker = $10 Add to Cart
Signed CD + Sticker + Signed 11×17 Poster + Instrumental CD =$20 Add to Cart
Signed CD + Sticker + Signed 11×17 Poster + Inst. CD + Greenhouse T-Shirt = $35 Add to Cart
The Greenhouse “back catalog” deal. For those interested in the albums that started the Greenhouse and Weightless movement, you can get the “Columbus or Bust” CD (2005), the “Life Sentences” CD (2001), and the “Up to Speed” CD (1999) for just $12 Add to Cart
Greenhouse “Electric Purgatory EPs 1& 2″ (2010,2011) special edition double-CD $10 Add to Cart
Blueprint & Illogic will be hitting the road for their first national headlining tour as Greenhouse, in support of their upcoming album Bend But Dont Break. The tour dates will run from July 12th through August 31st. Please note: the below list is just the shows that are confirmed so far–it is not a complete list. More dates will be announced over the coming weeks.
For those living in Columbus or the surrounding areas, the official album release party for the upcoming Greenhouse(Blueprint & Illogic) album Bend But Don’t Break will be held on Friday July 12th at Carabar in Columbus, OH. Details below:
Date: Friday July 12th, 2013 City: Columbus, OH Venue: Carabar Address: 115 Parsons Avenue Ages: All Ages Doors: 9pm Cost: FREE Also performing: Bru Lei, E.C. Vol Facebook Event Page: Click here to join the Facebook event now!
Its been almost two years since Greenhouse released their last project, Electric Purgatory Part Two. Well, the crew is back together and their new album, Bend But Don’t Break, will be released on Tuesday, July 9th. Mark your calendars. Pre-orders for the album will be shortly!
A few times a year, when I’m not on the road, I have some time to do some guest features on other artists albums. Now is one of those times. If you are an artist and have interest in getting me on your next project please contact me at HERE or e-mail me at info(at)printmatic.net to discuss rates and details. Serious inquiries only. Keep in mind, I do not do these for free, but they are affordable for serious artists.
For those that are curious about the level of what I do on my guest appearances, here are some snippets I put together of a few other guest appearance I’ve done already:
While it is true that I have a great number of fans who know me primarily as a vocalist, I’ve also realized that there are also many fans that don’t really know how serious I am on the beats. In addition to producing both of my solo albums, 1988 and Adventures in Counter-Culture, I’ve also produced three albums for my homie Illogic, as well as albums for my fellow Columbus artists Envelope and Zero Star. So, I’ve decided to run a special sale to bring people up to speed with some of my production where you can get my Chamber Music, Sign Language, and the Weightless Radio CDs for just $10. Plus, you get 11×17 posters for the Chamber Music & Sign Language albums.
I’m very happy to announce that even though I’m only hosting the Soundset Festival and not performing, I will be playing a headlining show in Minneapolis the night before the festival. The show will be Saturday May 25th @ The Triple Rock and I will be joined by Illogic, Mally, and DJ Rare Groove. Doors open at 8pm, the cover is $10, and you must be 18 to get in.
Buy your presale tickets here HERE. You should probably get your tickets early for this one. And here’s the facebook EVENT PAGE.
This past weekend I drove to New York to do my first photoshoot as a photographer. I’m used to photoshoots as an artist, but this time around I was on the other side of the camera; doing press photos for my friends and fellow artists Illogic & Blockhead. They have a new album coming out later this year and I’ve been hired to do some photos and video work for the project. It’s a huge compliment and a great opportunity for me to apply what I’ve learned the past couple of years. Continue reading →
A few months ago, I made mention that I had been tapped to score my first independent film. The name of the film is “Friend” and it is now moving into production. I’m pretty exited and humbled that I was asked to do the soundtrack. As most of you know, doing anything independent is not cheap, and making a film is no exception. Everybody aboard the film is doing it pretty much for the love of it, but there are still considerable expenses. Therefore, all of the members of the production team have created an Indiegogo campaign to allow people to contribute to the making of our film. Please take a minute to review the synopsis and trailer. If you can dig it and would like to contribute, please do. Thanks for your consideration. Continue reading →
For those that missed the announcement a couple weeks ago, the kid will be joining Atmosphere & I-Self Divine for some shows in July. We will be hitting up Wichita, Little Rock, Nashville, Memphis, and Nashville. Check out the details and mark your calendars.
07.08 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion Ballroom: Buy Tickets
07.10 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina: Buy Tickets
07.11 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre: Buy Tickets
07.12 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works: Buy Tickets
From now until the end of this month we will be running a special sale on printmatic.net. There are a number of items on sale already like the $10 t-shirts and $20 Hoodies, but we are adding two big ones: The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture book and all digital downloads. You can now get the physical copy of the book for $10 and all digital albums are setup for “fan price,” which means that you decidewhat you pay for digital albums. The price default of zero, and you decide how much or how little you pay. Please note that the $10 version of the book is signed, but doesn’t come with any of the extras that are available in the other packages like the sticker, t-shirt, instrumental CD, or poster.
The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture” Book (signed copy but without the extra stuff)- $10 ADD TO CART
Last week we ran the $10 t-shirt deal, and this week we would like to announce the $20 Hoodie Sale. Supplies and sizes are somewhat limited, so don’t sleep on this one. Each hoodie comes with a FREE CD of your choice. Check out the styles and colors HERE
You read it right–all t-shirts are $10 the entire month of May. Plus, all shirts come with a free CD. I’ve got a few t-shirts left over from the last few tours I’ve done and it’s getting nice outside. However, please understand that sizes are limited in certain styles (especially in some of the smaller sizes), so don’t sleep. Once a particular size is gone, it’s gone.
For all my friends who have Kindles (or Ipad’s with Kindle Reader apps), the E-Book version of The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture is now available on Amazon.com for $5.99. Click HERE or the cover to purchase. Audiobook version will be available later this month.
After a five-year musical journey, critically acclaimed mc/producer and Soul Position frontman Blueprint, returned in 2011 with his highly-anticipated sophomore solo album Adventures in Counter-Culture. While praised by critics and considered his finest release to date, the story behind Blueprint’s musical departure went largely untold until now. The Making of Adventures in Counter-Culture sees Blueprint emerge as an author, vividly recounting the stories that inspired him to create such a unique piece of art. His writing leaves nothing unanswered – taking the reader through the creative process behind every song on the album – and describing in rich detail the circumstances that lead to his social commentary, his personal transformation, and his genre-defying album, Adventures in Counter-Culture. Continue reading →
Several months back I took a poll asking if people would like to see me start a discussion forum here on printmatic.net and it got a lot of positive feedback, so I’m launching it today. Please register and participate HERE