8.25.2012

BUY MY SHIRT FROM PREDICATE ATTIRE!



I feel kinda stupid that I didn't promote this better. I dropped the ball on that one.

Regardless, that shouldn't stop you from heading over to Predicate Attire and checking out the new shirt we're releasing in conjunction with my album! It's super cool, and it's designed by myself and Predicate owner, Thomas C Sawyer.

Fun Fact: The cool design/logo you see on the t-shirt is actually adapted from the first working design I had for the album cover. I did it all the way back in April or May, and after the album started to evolve, the design changed. We thought it would be cool to break out that first design for the tee, and I'm pumped with the result.

Not only is it a good deal, but it's printed on an American Apparel tee, so it's high quality.

It would be sweet if you picked one up and hit me or Tom with a picture of you wearing it. I'll totally put it on my site or on my Twitter or something cheesy like that. Okay? Cool.


[ALBUM] SPENCER TUCKERMAN - LAKE SYMPHONY



I'm way late posting my own album, that's how busy I've been. I'm finally settled back in at school in Cincinnati, and feel like I can start to catch my breath. It was a crazy summer, and I'm looking forward to getting into my normal, boring school routine. It'll be a nice change of pace for once.

Anyways, I could speak eloquently about my album, and get you all really excited to hear it if you haven't. I really could. But I've sorta come to the realization that I don't want to do that. It takes too much energy to sell myself to someone else. The music should sell itself. If it isn't, well then that's my fault.

The only testimony/selling point I can give you is to remind you that, like everything I do, I put a lot of time, effort, and heart into this thing. I don't just sit here and slap noises together to try to get "famous" or something. I do it because I love it, and I do it because I enjoy it, and I do it because I feel like I have something to share with everyone.

So, in the words of Ron Burgundy: "I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back."


Download my album at my new music site: www.spencertuckerman.com

Sidenote: Instead of doing the "in-depth" synopsis of the album I've done a few times, I made up a little digital booklet that's included in the bandcamp download. It includes cool pictures, lyrics, and background info on all the songs. It's super cool.

8.06.2012

[VIDEO] SPENCER TUCKERMAN - SUMMER OF '92



Totally forgot to post this when I actually finished it. With yesterday being my birthday, today seems like a good time, considering the content of the video.

Whatever.

Anyways, this is another one off my upcoming album, Lake Symphony. I'm basically coming down the home stretch as far as finishing the album. Hopefully it'll be all ready in the next 2 or 3 weeks. Don't hold me to that.

This video is about hindsight, nostalgia, childhood, and the summer of 1992 (when I was born). Super special thanks to my friends Evan Duncan and Tom Sawyer for the help. They're super good at what they do, and it's really hard making a good video of yourself, so I definitely couldn't have done it without them.

Shot by Evan Duncan and edited by me.

7.03.2012

[ARTWORK] SPENCER TUCKERMAN - LAKE SYMPHONY

I'm having second thoughts about posting this, because I'm constantly changing my mind with this type of thing. This is already like the fourth totally different version of this cover, but I feel like this is the one. In case you missed it, the next album is being released under my name, rather than CHASING STARS.

I've had a crazy first month of summer, but I'm hoping to get this done and released before school starts at the end of next month. I've got a good chunk of it done, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Follow the Twitter and Tumblr for the latest.

6.11.2012

THE DEATH OF CHASING STARS


This probably isn't what you're expecting based on the title, so be sure to keep reading.

I feel like I'm at somewhat of a crossroads in my "career" (I still hate that word). When I first started CHASING STARS, it was intended to be a creative outlet for me, and it was. I just needed a way to release any creative energy I had built up. I was making beats, but that was never much of an outlet. It was something I enjoyed, but it wasn't something I had 100% creative control over, and I didn't really like that aspect of it. So, I decided I'd just create this entirely new artist. An alter-ego almost. I could have complete control over every aspect of my music and it's release, without having to worry what another artist was going to do once I handed over a beat. 

I decided to go with CHASING STARS because I liked the name, and because it sort of distanced the whole thing from me a little bit. I was making the music, but I wasn't exactly taking 100% of the credit for it. People could critique CHASING STARS all they wanted, but I felt like they couldn't really critique me because I wasn't using my name. It was separate, and it worked.

My first two albums were so intensely about myself, that I almost felt like I needed that distance between me and CHASING STARS to avoid totally accepting things. Throwing yourself out there in that way is an extremely freeing, yet terrifying thing. The fact I had this sort of alias going made me feel a little better about it. The next two albums were just me letting my imagination run wild. I'm not saying they didn't mean anything, but in comparison to the first two, these hardly had anything to do with me as a person.

My next album is sort of a return to that first album. In fact, I was sort of calling it a sequel in the very early stages of production. After the last two albums that are awesome in their own ways, but didn't really reveal much about me as a person, I feel like I have more to say. The only difference is that now I'm ready to break down that wall between myself and CHASING STARS, whatever that means. I just don't see a reason to be using any sort of alias anymore.

CHASING STARS is dead, and my next album will be released as Spencer Tuckerman. I can't really say at this point that everything from here forward will be "Spencer Tuckerman", but for the foreseeable future, CHASING STARS is no more.

I'll announce more about the album in the next few weeks, including the title and cover, so be on the lookout for that. I'm really loving what I have so far. As usual, I'm way too excited for you guys to hear it. The couple people that have heard what I have so far have been really excited, and that's definitely a good thing.

That's all I got for now. Thanks for reading this far, and be sure to follow the Twitter and Tumblr to stay up-to-date on all this stuff.

5.25.2012

A DAY IN THE LIFE: SEASON 3 COMING THIS JUNE


(The original A Day In The Life announcement video. Posted on Facebook in June, 2010.)

If you've been following the ADITL Facebook, Tumblr, or my Tumblr, you've already seen this. If not, you're late, so you better go follow all of those things so you can get all the info first.

A Day In The Life is returning for Season 3 this June! We already have the first couple episodes roughed out, as well as random ideas for the rest of the season. It's gonna be really fun, and hopefully is gonna be the best season of A Day In The Life ever.

Head up to the top-left and hit the A Day In The Life page to watch the last 2 seasons, plus bonus videos, or just go straight to the YouTube.


5.23.2012

5.09.2012

[VIDEO] CHASING STARS - Munich



I realized I hadn't made a video in a while, so I shot this video some time around midnight last night. It features my song "Munich" which was released on SoundCloud a little over a week ago. Listen to audio-only below. Download coming soon. Maybe...

5.08.2012

BEAT: DIESEL


New beat for sale on the sTuckBeats Bandcamp page. I’m changing up how I approach my beats, so all my beat tapes are off the internet, for now at least. From here forward, unless I think of a better idea, all my beats are going thru my Bandcamp page, unless I’ve personally worked with you in the past. Just as a reminder, it’s just a lease, and isn’t for any commercial/for-profit projects.

Quick reminder: Follow the Twitter | Tumblr

4.24.2012

CHASING STARS - Lake Music EP

I actually put this together a few days ago. If you follow the tumblr, then you got a head start. I'm calling it an EP, but I'm not sure that's really what it is. It's more of just a random collection of music.

Some of these you may have heard, some of these are unheard by everyone. You can download a couple of them, so if you enjoy, be sure to do that.

Pass it along or whatever. I dunno. They're listen in order of completion, with the oldest first. I'm not sure if these will be on my next album or not.