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D.I.Y. Rock Star Rewind: Short + Sweet Summer (August 2023) 🧁

Keeping it SHORT! 💥

Yeah, you KNOW I had a whole rambly post planned, but then I remembered that it’s summer and you PROBABLY don’t want to spend the whole fucking thing reading a long ass email! So, I have whittled it down to the ESSENTIAL points that I wanted to express.

6 pieces of timeless advice for indie artists who want to make a life in music:

Keeping my promises… 🌹

I have been doing a good job of keeping my promises to myself and NOT letting myself get bound up in overthinking, in negativity, or in doubting my own abilities. Instead, I have been making lists and just–almost on autopilot–getting shit done! 💥

How has songwriting changed over the time?

Staying focused… 📸

I am PROUD of myself for putting my duties are in their proper place. THAT way, I feel good about doing what I think is important, but drop worrying about every consequence and/or sweating the results, since I CANNOT control the results–only the work I put in. And that’s what’s been helping me cycle through the LARGE amount of work WITHOUT spazzing out. 😬

63 creative ways to reach fans without social media:

Never can predict…. 🧚🏾‍♂️

What’s been weird is having these worldwide folks viewing—and listening—to our shit. It’s humbling to realize that the world is SO big that we CAN’T predict who in this BIG, vast world is going to be digging what we do. 🤷🏽‍♀️😊 So, even though our reach is STILL relatively small, when we check our stats—on ANY of the various platforms—and see views and plays of the music, videos, and podcasts that are in Africa or Belgium, we are surprised, tickled, and grateful that folks on the other side of the world discovered our content, in the first place. And the idea that MANY are coming back for MUCH more—as with Vietnam (with the “Tell Me What You Want” video ( ))—or with Honduras (with the “Funkalicious” video ( ))—or with Brazil (with the “Every Heartbeat” video ( )). —I guess ALL of this is a reminder to NOT ONLY keep putting our creative work out into the world, but also a reminder that you CANNOT predict WHICH piece of content will resonate with which populations.

Which is better; releasing singles or an album?

Thank YOU! 🙏🏾

Damn! If you made it THIS far, we KNOW you’re our people! We SINCERELY appreciate you! Also, if you’d like to how you can help further our journey, there are quite a variety of ways to do so. Choose the one(s) that work for you.

RSVP for our Record Release Livestream (on July 28th at 7pm): YouTube: or Facebook:

Akai MPC One+ Unboxing:


Don't forget to RSVP for our Record Release Livestream and video premiere for "It's Gonna Be Alright"

Here’s how to help:


Snail Mail Record Store Day Crawl went out! More about this in THIS blog post.


Here’s what we’re most excited about this month:


Did you know that along with releasing new music, we are working on our first book?

Here’s the link, if you want to pre-order:

Gab & Jam:

292. 6 pieces of timeless advice for indie artists who want to make a life in music (video: and podcast: )

293. How has songwriting changed over the time? (video: and podcast: )

294. Which is better; releasing singles or an album? (video: and podcast: )

295. 63 creative ways to reach fans without social media (video: and podcast: )

How do you take BETTER BAND PHOTOS--even if you're taking them yourselves????

Blog Posts:


I’ll never buy another MPC plugin!

Song Clips:

222. “Into the Limelight” @Sandberg #Sandberg #bass

223. “June 7th” @Sire #Sire #MarcusMiller #bass

224. “That’s New Waving” @Fender #Fender #Telecaster #guitar

225. “Rejoice” @Fender #Fender #MPC #bass

What has inspired you to action toward

your D.I.Y. Rock Star goals this month?


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