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Hear New Songs & Help Us Win $10,000!

Posted on 9.9.13 · by Zack

Wow: ArtistSignal gives away $10,000 every month to the artist who gets the most votes. If we were to win this month, we could use the money to create our forthcoming story-album. Wouldn't that be neato? I have been writing the story and songs for this new album over the past 3 years, and we have recently started polishing them up as a band. We have a long way to go, and we can't wait to make this project a reality. Right now, you can hear & download demos of the first two songs exclusively at We need your help to win the cash, so...

Consonance: Scoring a Short Film

Posted on 6.4.13 · by Zack

Music has the power to tell a story. For a long time now I've wanted to score a film. I think it's because I find I can be moved beyond words by the sounds accompanying the story as it unfolds before my eyes. I want to be a part of that movement. I was asked last year to compose music for a short film - a quirky romantic comedy called Duck Food about a couple meeting and trying to get along with one another. I'm going to tell you about my process for creating the music: the struggle and the fun. You'll also have a chance to see the film: A longtime friend of mine has a sister named Sara who started a film company, and with her friend Dewey, they are producing a series of short films about relationships. When they contacted me about workin...

The Walla Recovery is on Earbits Radio

Posted on 5.22.13 · by Zack

Now you can listen to us and discover new music on Earbits Free Online Radio. Earbits is curated streaming radio for independent music. I've been trying it out the past few weeks, and wanted to tell you my thoughts. Earbits is similar to Pandora in that it does a pretty good job of introducing you to new music you haven't heard, but that you will probably enjoy. It's different from Pandora in that there are no ads. No. Ads. Amazing, right? It's possible that Earbits doesn't feel the need to cram a commercial in between every 4-7 songs because it works from a unique philosophy: That helping listeners connect with independent artists is importan...

House Concert Petition & Info

Posted on 2.8.12 · by Zack

I am now officially booking house concerts. This is a very exciting opportunity for me to meet and visit with you in person, and for some of you to bring a diverting and illuminating night of music into your own neighborhood. If we work together, we can make it happen! If you'd like to see this idea become a reality (either as a host or as an attendee), you can take action in one of the following ways: 1. I need 42 more people to sign our petition at so they'll assist me with the logistics of scheduling house concert tours: …It takes only a few seconds of your time and doesn't cost a cent. If you've already d...

Free Christmas Songs & Huge Holiday Sale

Posted on 12.8.11 · by Zack

Merry Christmas! I just finished recording 2 new Christmas songs for you. Number one is Carol of the Bells / The Holly and the Ivy, our first electronic instrumental ever. On the second one, Angels We Have Heard on High, I had some serendipitous help from founding Walla drummer Brandon (back in town for a few days), my wife Brittany, and our dog Wilson on percussion. These make up the 3rd volume of A Star, a Star, our Christmas collection. As a gift to you, all of it's 6 songs are available for free...

2010: A Review

Posted on 1.23.11 · by Zack

Happy [Belated] New Year! (We realize this is a long email... We hope you find it an enjoyable diversion. If you don't have a copy of She Said yet, please download it for FREE and listen while you read. Thanks for your time!) We'd like to thank you for being a friend of The Walla Recovery. Some of you have been with us for a long time, even since the first day we launched and gave away mp3s of the original Beautiful You. Believe us, we don't take the fact that you're still here lightly. Many of you found us more recently, and we're just as grateful that you're a part of us. 2010 was a good year for many reasons, an...

Free Christmas Music & Shipping

Posted on 12.20.10 · by Zack

We are happy to present to you the 2nd installment of our holiday collection, A Star, a Star - Vol. 2, available to you for FREE. Download your copy now! Please tell your friends on Twitter & Facebook. The more, the merrier! Also, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed TODAY at our online store. Our CDs and shirts are crafted with care on high-quality materials. If you're still looking for a last-minute gift to give, order today and we'll ship it A...

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