With singer-songwriter Heather Park.
I connected with singer/songstress Heather Park on our channelAPA East Coast Tour
. You can learn about how she got into music and the type of music she creates. See some of her music videos including Leave Me to Dream
off the West 32nd
soundtrack and Trust You
off her upcoming album, Stay. We also get the scoop on her album, which was five years in the making. Look out for her song, Woman Warrior
, on the struggles of Asian American artists trying to break into the music industry. Also, she talks about a collaboration in the works with new York based band Magnetic North
Also, while on the channelAPA.
com East Coast Tour
Chilling with the band Audio Fiction. Charles Park (right), Mark O' Toole (center), me (left).
, we sat down with a couple members of the band Audio Fiction. We chop it up with lead guitarist Charles Park and drummer/manager Mark O’Toole. We cover everything from how the band got together to how they got the name Audio Fiction. The band has used technology to their advantage to spread the word about their music. First, there was a revolution in online music distribution that leveled the playing field for large, small and no label bands. Then there was the work, courage and determination. The band produced their eponymous debut album, created their own label to market it, used social networking sites to inform and inspire a growing cadre of fans, and funded and directed their first music video. They used Harmonix tools to author their track ‘Race the Hourglass’ for the Rock Band Network.
NYC indie rockers Audio Fiction became one of the first independent bands to launch Harmonix and MTV Games’ just released Rock Band Network Music Store for the Xbox 360 Rock Band that allows bands and labels to author their own songs. About 100 songs were available on launch. Peer testing results and posts on gaming blogs have been overwhelmingly positive. Audio Fiction’s bass player, Darren Korb, an expert Rock Band player himself, became a technical wizard and authored the band’s track by putting it into a game-compatible file format. Similar to how iTunes leveled the playing field, the Rock Band track is offering ways for the group to find new fans and connect with them in a fun way. Apparently, there’s a tricky guitar solo on the track that’s great for players.
To download the song ‘Race the Hourglass’, all you need is an Xbox, an internet connection, an Xbox live membership and Rock Band 2.
Audio Fiction’s self titled debut album is available now on and Amazon. Also check out their music video for Way Out.