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Freedom Fry and Blondfire August Update

* Freedom Fry has just released the new EP, The Wilder Mile. The SINGLE has had about 40,000 plays in the first week and was #8 on the Hype Machine. The song is currently at College Radio.

Here’s the new video for that:

Played our EP party at Chris Douridas’ School Night @ Bardot on August 4th. Thanks to everyone who came out for that. We’re also playing a Blue Mic party at the Sunset Marquis on the 22nd.

Our friend, Thomas Leveritt, used the Starcadian remix of Summer In The City in a video he did titled, “How the sun sees you.” It’s gotten about 5,000,000 views in the first 2 days.

* Blondfire has confirmed a tour with Relient K for October. Check out those dates HERE.

Blondfire also just dropped this lovely and revealing lyric video for Waves which has been picking up steam online.

* Pals Camera2 just mastered their brand new album with Greg Calbi yesterday.

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June and July Highlights

For June and July here are the highlights by project.

FREEDOM FRY

We released a new LA-vibed single called, “Home.” Hear it here: Buzzbands.LA feature Or buy it on iTunes or Bandcamp.

Played alongside Phantogram, Semi Precious Weapons, Echosmith and others at ALT 98.7FM and Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party.

We’re the Artist in Resdence at ALT 98.7 FM for the month of July. Live acoustic performances, co-hosting the local show, Instagram takeover and more. Check it HERE.

We’ll be playing at the ALT 98.7 FM premiere of the Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel comedy Sex Tape on July 18.

New summery single “The Wilder Mile” will be released on August 5th.

BLONDFIRE

Completed a tour with the very cool, The Chain Gang of 1974.

Tour ongoing with monsters of radio, Kongos.

Perez Hilton featured our song, “Dear In Your Headlights.” Check it out HERE.

Erica and the live band just did a photo shoot for a website takeover of The Frye Company. That should be coming soon.

A new video for our track “Young Heart” is currently being edited.

Erica and I co-wrote a new song with guitarist, Steve Stout, called “Ceremonies.” It’s been added into the live set.

JONNY PERDUE

Co-Produced, mixed and drummed on several songs from this Austin, TX, native. Warm, organic, acoustic-grounded ballads, that walk the line between light and darkness. Here’s his new video for the track, “Crawl.”

Jonny’s SITE.

CAMERA2

New music recorded. A full length album is on the way. Site HERE.

LUKE

Co-Produced and mixed a new single from this need-to-hear LA based guy/girl, alt rock duo.

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Christie’s Watch Shop and More

Just scored this new Christie’s Watch Shop spot. It’s now live on their site HERE.

 

Been scoring a short film called Hard Sell. I’ll let you know details on that and when you can see it. 

Just remixed Au Revoir Simone’s Hand Over Hand under the name Bermuda Star. It’s on their Brightness / Contrast EP alongside remixes from Todd Rundgren, David Lynch and Etienne Daho. Now on iTunes and Spotify.

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Blondfire just got back from a month long tour with The Sounds. Chain Gang of 1974 tour dates have just been announced for June.

Freedom Fry just mastered 8 new songs with Sterling Sound’s Joe LaPorta (Beach House, Vampire Weekend, The Killers). More details soon.

Camera2 just got wrapped up a lengthy US and European tour with Canadian YouTube sensations Walk Off The Earth.

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Camera2 Premiere on Rolling Stone & New Blondfire Single

Good stuff today. Appetite, a song I produced and co-wrote with Andy Chase for the band Camera2 premiered on Rolling Stone.com today. Watch the video HERE. That EP is coming out on February 11th, which happens to be a very Driscoll-full sort of day, as the other album I produced, Young Heart, from Blondfire is coming out on that same day. You can pre-order it now HERE and already get a download of the new single.

Here is that album cover, designed by our friends Someoddpilot.

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In other news, Templeton has just dropped an incredible remix of Walking With Giants. Check it out HERE and get your dance on. Big thanks to Templeton for the killer remix.

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Bruce Driscoll at Echoplex

2013 Wrap Up

Brand new website here. Will post more music soon. Take a look around in the meantime. 2013 is almost in the rear view. A lot of great stuff happened this year. The highlights? Getting married to the best woman ever. Building a brand new studio from the ground up. Writing the song with Avicii, Aloe and my sis. For Freedom Fry – graduating to the front page of iTunes, playing Le Baron in Paris, Make Music Pasadena was fun too, the Daytrotter session, song of the day with Les Inrocks, and all the other amazing radio and online response for the Friends and Enemies EP (KEXP, 98.7, KCRW, BBC and #14 peak on the commercial specialty singles chart – really cool). For Blondfire – finally hearing the mastered album and being super proud of it (you’ll have to wait until February), Dallas Buyers Club soundtrack placement, watching the live band kick ass and win over audiences across the US alongside groups like Foals, The Mowgli’s and AWOLNATION. I’ve loved every minute of it and am so blessed to make music with the people I do.

Thanks to everybody who helped make that stuff possible and everyone who’s been listening and following the music I’ve been making. There’s a lot more coming.

Can’t wait to see what 2014 will bring. Happy almost New Year. x

photo by Leslie Kalohi.