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MTV YOU OUGHT TO KNOW ARTIST: A CLEAR BLURR

aclearblurrclassA Clear Blurr is gearing up to release their second studio album, Trigonometry, out September 29th,2009 and are playing shows in support. Most recently heralded by MTV Buzzworthy, the band chose to work with John Collura (former guitarist for The Atari’s) who produced the record at Silent Owl Studios in Orange County, NY. 

A Clear Blurr is a pop punk band with monstrous energy and belting harmonies who have a reputation for crafting infectious melodies and a performance that significantly surpasses their age.

Indie Band A Clear Blurr Is MTV Buzzworthy

aclearblurrclassIndependent band A Clear Blurr is creating a buzz on MTV before their album has been released.

A Clear Blurr is releasing an album called Trigonometry, which comes out September 29th. These NJ based teens just played a handful of dates on Warped Tour because they won the Ernie Ball battle.  Their album was produced by John Collura (ex-Atari’s) and is an energetic display of what these recent high school grads are capable of. 

To Write Love on Her Arms Responds To MTV Real World Self Injury Episode

twlohaThe Real World: Cancun and its After Show took a serious turn when Ayiiia’s cutting problem was revealed to the roommates, as well as to viewers at home. Since the episode aired, MTV and TWLOHA both received a lot of questions and comments.  MTV gave To Write Love on Her Arms, the platform to discuss these issues. Check the site out here.

For their third Warped, TWLOHA will be doubling their presence in the Take Action! Non-Profit Area. With two tents instead of one, TWLOHA aims to focus more on introducing their message of hope, help and community.

They will be showing PSA’s and other videos that highlight their surprising journey. There will also be computers with internet access so that people can check out twloha.com or sign up to support TWLOHA via SocialVibe.com. But more than anything, the goal is conversation:

Indie Bands Are Invading Mainstream Media

expnAfter turning on ESPN’s Sportcenter show,  I quickly noticed that the credit line of one of their montages featured independent band, Anarbor, who is signed under indie label Hopeless Records.

ESPN usually embraces the indie music movement for their EXPN action sports spectacles, but that is about it. Now they have expanded this mindset and there are many indie artists waiting line to be a part of the movement.

Could the indie music movement be quietly being embraced by the higher-ups and starting a trend that could take on pretty fast? Yes, this type of move has been used in the past, but it was very rare. Every corporation usually wants the big major label artist behind their product.

Hopeless Records is the home to indie bands such as, All Time Low, Thrice and list goes on, but who would have thought that these bands would be part of features in the mainstream media?