August & J
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August & J

Denton, Texas, United States

Denton, Texas, United States
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"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to TVGuide.com"

TVguide.com
Los Angeles, CA
The website of the national television programming magazine. The
magazine is sold in almost every store in America and the website caters the millions of weekly readers. The clip has now been added to the video database on the site. - TV Guide


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to VidDream TV"

VidDream
Wilmington, DE
VidDream has increased its reach dramatically and has 2.3 million potential viewers. VidDream is now seen in Delaware, Baltimore and Philadelphia on Channel 28. VidDream is also seen in Bucks County, PA and select markets throughout New Jersey on Comcast Cable on varying channels. The show airs on Friday nights at 9:30pm for one hour, and is also available on DBS Satellite, available on DIRECTV and Dish Network. VidDream is now also seen in San Francisco on a weekly basis on Channel 29. This adds another 1.7 million viewers to VidDream’s already large viewer base.

The Stanleys “Always”
Freedom Hawk “Indian Summer”
Wasp “Babylon Bernie”
Clutch “Power Player”
Byzantine “Germavid”
Title Fight “Secret Society”
August & J “For Once”
Toxic Holocaust “Nuke The Class”
Brutal Truth “Sugar Daddy”
Relocation “Dismantle The Dictator”
Cannibal Corpse “Crease Of Sodom”
Interview: Joey Jordison of Slipknot - VidDream


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to DailyMotion.com"

DailyMotion.com
(Internet)
As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, DailyMotion attracts over 110 million unique monthly visitors and 1.8 billion videos viewed worldwide. They offer the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, DailyMotion provide high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online service. - DailyMotion.com


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to Video Hits TV"

Video Hits
Rochester NY
A very indie-rock-friendly video show that reaches 800,000 potential viewers on cable in Rochester, Syracuse and Buffalo. Channel 98 at 11pm Saturday night, and channel 15 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12 midnight. Video Hits airs weekly in multiple time parts. Jay Berrocal's show is the best in Upstate New York.

VIDEO HITS: Rock/Alt playlist for October/November 2012

Danko Jones “Just a Beautiful Day” Bad taste Music
Dirty Heads “Dance All Night” Five Seven Music
Sister Sin “End of the line” Victory records
The Royalty “I want you” Victory records
Joe Ramone “new York city” MG Right Management
La resistance “loathing” Superphonic Rec
Shine toy Guns “Finding Listing”Five seven Eleven Music
Coldplay “Heart like Heaven” Capitol Records

August & J “For Once” Bald Dog Records

Patent Pending “Spin me around” Patent Pending
Win Shadow ‘patient” 4AD Records
Animesika “I need your love” Alteindl LL.
Pinback “Sherman” Temporary Residence
Garrison Starr “Slow Crawl” Radtown Rec
Candice Night “call it love” UDRG
Eric Dill “War with me wolves” Vigil Rec.
Jon Allen “Last orders” OK! Good records.
Deerhoff “Ete D’Adieu” Polyvinyl Records
Ariel Pink’s Haunted graffiti “Only my Dreams” 4Ad Records
Sonny and The Sunsets “Pretend you love me” Polyvinyl Records
Birth Mark “Big Man” Polyvinyl Records
Dusted “Atmosphere” Polyvinyl records … - Video Hits


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added (Retail Pool) by VME Media"

VME Media
Las Vegas, NV
Retail Pool which provides content to major electronic stores, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and other retail outlets in California and Nevada. Included on the Pulse TV Network.
This network has 24 hours of commercial free music seen by over 5 million viewers every month. - VME Media


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added (Retail Pool) by ScreenPlay"

ScreenPlay
Seattle WA (RETAIL POOL)
Screenplay services music video reels, which go to over 25,000 prominent retailers, nightclubs and restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, including Macy’s, Ikea, Rentway and Goltshalcks. This in-store airplay and nightlife exposure leads over 300 million impressions
a month! Added to the October/November Nightlife reel. - ScreenPlay


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added (Retail Pool) by Evision/Billboard DJ"

Evision/ Billboard DJ
Studio City, CA
Evision/Billboard DJ supplies content for the following Southern
California area nightclubs: Encounters, Pasadena, and House of Blues on Sunset. Additional content is supplied to Princess Cruises as well as Wet Seal and Arden B retail outlets. Added for the month of October.

ARTIST TITLE RECORD LABEL RATING DATE RECEIVED / REVIEWED

AG -I Wanna Be Your Man - Red Parade Music Group 3 09/27/12
August & J - For Once - Bald Dog Records 3 10/06/12
Vassy - Could This Be Love - Kiss My Vassy 3 10/06/12
Teoria Quintuple - Dolor - Ismada Records 2 08/27/12
2Bers - How To Relax - Independent 2 08/22/12
Focus The Truth - As The Horn Blows - SOS Entertainment 2 08/22/12
Ray Sytes Ft. Reddaz - I Wonder - PTM Squad (Power Thru Music) 2 08/22/12
Giomanni - Break It (Get Loud) - Giomanni Records 2 08/22/12
Yung Dre Dre - Ringtone - Time 2 Shine Entertainment 2 08/22/12
Russell W. Howard - Help - Signature Ent. 2 08/22/12
Frenchie - Shake Clap - Protekted / Bungalo / Universal 2 08/22/12 - Evision/Billboard DJ


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to Eye Music Network"

Eye Music Network Atlanta GA
A 24/7 channel via satellite that reaches around 5.2 million
households. Eye Music Network was created in response to a perceived need for a broad ranging,
reliable, wide variety, and multi-genre video music channel to satisfy the unmet demand of the 18-50 year
old audience. Eye Music Network can be seen on Satellite AMC-10, C-Band dish 4DTV on C4 channel
700, from coast to coast, as well as in Missouri through Trust Cable, and in St. John, St. Thomas, and St.
Croix through Choice Cable Communication. From the golden oldies through the 70's, 80's and 90's along
with the pulsating, compelling beats of today's rock, pop, alternative, hip-hop, country, and more! EMN™
has listened to the viewers and created a true music video entertainment channel. Added for the month of
November. - Eye Music Network


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to TheCoolTV"

TheCoolTV
Lawrence, KS
TheCoolTV is an over-the-air digital sub-channel television network in the U.S. launched in March 2009. The network's current program schedule consists of an all-music video lineup that can be customized by station. It’s seen in 85 markets and 53 million homes. Currently
Broadcasting In: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington. Added for the month of November. - TheCoolTV


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to OnlyLyrics.com"

OnlyLyrics.com (Internet)
Popular online music destination featuring streams of the most popular songs (by year), lyrics for these songs, music videos, and more! It features music of all genres. - OnlyLyrics.com


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to IHeartMusicVideos.com"

IHeartMusicVideos.com
(Internet)
iHeartMusicVideos is created for music lovers to share Music
Videos, Lyrics, and Chat with other fans with the same interest. In a short time they have secured a loyal and hefty viewership. iHeartMusicVideos believes artist should be paid for their creative work, and Youtube provide in-video ads with revenue sharing for the artist. - IHeartMusicVideos.com


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to IWantMusicVideos.com"

IWantMusicVideos.com (Internet)
IWantMusicVideos.com is a popular online music destination that
features music videos from all genres. It gets a very consistent amount of consumer traffic each day. - IWantMusicVideos.com


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to Frequency.com"

Frequency.com (Internet)
Frequency.com is a popular way for savvy internet users to connect with, find, follow and share real time video streams from numerous popular online video sources. - Frequency.com


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to H2o Television"

H2o Television
New York, NY 1.6 Million potential viewers on Cable throughout the five
boroughs of New York City. The Bronx -Friday Evenings -10:30pm Ch.(68) Manhattan -Sunday
Evenings -11:00pm Ch.(67) Brooklyn -Friday Mornings -11:30 Am Ch.(34) Queens -Wed
Afternoon -5:30pm Ch.(56) Added for the month of November.
ANIMESIKIA-I NEED YOUR LOVE/QUIERO TU AMOR
PATENT PENDING-SPIN ME AROUND
ERIC DILL-WAR WITH THE WOLVES
DEERHOOF-FETE' D' ADIEU
XIU XIU-HONEYSUCKLE
ARIEL, ZOEY & ELI-HEY, BULLY
KIRAN-CHOCOLATE SODA
INUSA DAWUDA-SATISFACTION
AUGUST & J-FOR ONCE - H2o Television


"August & J music video - FOR ONCE - added to Videodetective.com"

VideoDetective.com Haddon Heights, NJ (Internet) VideoDetective.com merged with Singfool.com and increased its potential audience by an additional 500,000 unique visitors per month. 'Singing Fool's
Faves' feature highlights new indie videos on the site. With the partnerships at Billboard.com, Allmusic.com, Artist Direct, Cox Radio Group, Sony Electronics, Vizio, the website has an impressive
audience of over 11 million potential viewers. The site not only engages our half-million subscriber
community, but its revolutionary new user-influenced recommendation engine helps millions of other web
visitors discover new artists from our over 73,000 titles. This site is in the Top 5 streaming video sites,
and currently powers music videos on other sites such as Veoh, Allmusic.com, Starpulse.com, Entercom
Communications (owner of over 100 radio stations), and others. - VideoDetective.com


"FMQB Submodern Buzz Band"

October 2012

The duo of August & J originally made music together almost two decades ago in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, playing shows and winning fans. They eventually split up, but kept making music on their own. After 15 years apart, the pair got back together in the fall of 2007 and immediately started writing songs again. August & J started writing songs every Saturday afternoon, until they had enough material to start quietly releasing digital EPs. After all these years, the pair have finally put out their first full-length album, 40. Their new single “For Once” is landing at radio now, and also will appear on the upcoming SubModern sampler CD #041. The track definitely hearkens back to late ‘90s Alt-Rock radio. Check out the video here and find out more at augustandj.com.
~ Joey Odorisio
- FMQB


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Websters dictionary defines passion as a powerful feeling, great enthusiasm. It defines creativity as inventive, imaginative. When these two things come together, they propel you. For those souls lucky enough to have them, they are elements that never fade. For the Denton, TX based duo August & J, it is their enduring passion and creativity that have sparked a rebirth.

Theres something about being creative that helps you to continue to be creative, says vocalist August, who was surprised to receive a phone call from his old writing and recording partner J. It was the first time the two had spoken in over a decade. I really didnt think much of that first phone call. J called me and said, I get the feeling that you really want to sing on some of my songs, I remember rolling my eyes and chuckling. It was very noncommittal.

J, who had recently picked up a guitar again after a long hiatus, had written some new music and found himself thinking of his old bandmate. I called him up and asked him if he wanted to sing on my songs. Whenever I would sit down and write something, I would always hear his voice in my head.
And so begins the story of August & Js debut full-length release 40, a solid album of fresh rock songs with a southern pop sensibility, with influences ranging from Bon Jovi to Train to Wilco, all recorded at Augusts home studio. It is an album that came together under the auspices of that rare and continued musical connection between two people. After years of writing bits and pieces on their own, J and August were both full of musical and lyrical ideas, and the chemistry was as sharp today as the day they met. There was no ego, no disagreement, just a common desire to write the best songs they could. They complemented each others strengths and weaknesses.

August says, There cant be a formula for inspiration. Songs can start with a guitar line, or a hummed melody, or a single word or phrase. Then J and I start batting ideas back and forth. You never know where an idea will take you. Simply trying an idea could spur five more ideas! Thats what I love about writing with J, we try every idea. No matter how absurd it might be, we always try it.

"August has a way of piecing together the ideas and making them cohesive songs, J adds. But first and foremost, its about the songs. Good, hummable catchy, singable songs. They stick in your head and wont leave. Thats where it all starts. Are they catchy? Can you sing them in your car? I think the answer is yes.

The result is a collection of unique vocals, thoughtful lyrics with power guitar riffs and catchy melodies that you indeed find yourself humming hours after youve last heard the songs. The albums first single, For Once, a touching track written for Augusts wife reflecting long sought after dreams finally realized - something that any couple who has endured highs and lows together can relate to - gained national airplay at AAA radio. The songs self-produced video, inspired by the lyrics but showcasing a very clever storyline twist, has just surpassed 3 million views on YouTube and has been featured prominently in several major retail chains. With this momentum, August & J are ready to launch their second single, The Moon, which they recently performed acoustically on Q104.3s Out of the Box hosted by Jonathan Clarke, airing on New York Citys only rock station. Since their appearance, The Moon has seen addtional airplay on the program. Touring plans are in the works, as is the bands first appearance at Austins renowned SXSW festival in March. Such success was a surprise to the band, as August points out, All I wanted to do was get back to being a songwriter. My mind was not in a place where I wanted to rehearse for shows or even put together a band for that matter. I just wanted to fall in love with writing songs again.

And with 40, its safe to say, mission accomplished.

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