NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT (ALBANY NY)
Wednesday, May 22nd
@ The Icehouse (Cohoes, NY)
7:30/5$/Drug Free Event
I’ve played with KOJI more times than I count on one hand. He’s an inspirational person both as an outspoken activist and as a musician. I owe a lot of what I create to the guidance and encouragement he’s given me over the years. His debut LP “Crooked In My Mind” comes out today. If you have time to listen, listen. If you have money to own it, get it. Share what you love with those you love and speak out for what you know is right. That’s what my dude stands for. He teaches all of us that’s the only thing worth standing for.
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Facebook page: www.facebook.com/stevelaymanmusic
I’ll be posting important things to do with the full length in the coming weeks. I don’t want you to miss it, so I’m going to post it on every site I have. Thanks for the support.
ps: mixing some more tonight//looking to book fun shows on weekends in the Northeast this summer. hit a dude up.
pss: I’m two weeks away from being a college graduate.
Code Orange Kids playing The Mosh Depot in New Paltz, NY. It’s ridiculous to think that the crowd was half that size for Full Of Hell and Raindance the night before. It’s even crazier to think that less than two years ago they played to 30 people in Oneonta. This looks like a ton of fun and I wish I could have stayed down for this too.
I officially hit 300 followers today. Thanks for all the support you guys! If you’re into the music, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too and keep updated on the upcoming full length release, shows and other things.
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stevelaymanmusic
Twitter/IG - @stevediwhy
Q:How do you feel about illegal downloading?
I do it pretty frequently myself. Basically everyone else does it too. I understand I will face the frustration soon of people downloading my art for free. I don’t intend to make downloads of my upcoming record more than 5 or 6$, so I hope to have some fans devoted enough to spend that much on high quality digital files. I’ll also have it out on vinyl which is something you can’t download for free.
All I ask (for any band) is that when you download a record and really enjoy it, find some other way to support the band. See the band when they play within a few hours of your area. Promote that show heavily on behalf of that out-of-town band no one has heard of yet so they can play to a decent crowd. Pick up a t-shirt even if you have no intention of wearing band shirts in public. Start a vinyl collection in the digital age so you can have a physical piece of your musical history that a wrecked external hard-drive can’t erase. Let them sleep on your floor. Give them some free food. Write about them in a zine or some publication so people in your area can learn more about them. Tell the artists in person how much their music means to you.
If you do any/all of these things, I can’t think of any band/musician who would say you’re not supportive.