Aug 31 2010

this is real life

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this is real life by wait what
after a couple months of work, I’m happy to announce that this is real life is available today. to cut to the chase for those of you who don’t like reading artist statements, here are all your salient details:

-the record is free, but you can pay what you want and all profits go to 826 Valencia to promote youth writing.
-the awesome people over at indieshuffle put the record out with me
-I’m playing a CD release show in SF tonight (8/31) at Kimo’s (21+, 9PM, Polk @ Pine) with Hoodie Allen – if somehow you haven’t checked him out yet, you have to.
-if you like the record, share it with a friend — burn a cd, play it at a party, put some tracks on a mixtape for someone. or you could go the digital route and connect via facebook, tweet about it, vote on hype machine, or get in touch with me via email

I had so much fun making this — it’s called this is real life because as I was making it, a lot of things in my life seemed to fall into place, and I’d step back every once in awhile and just make sure that it all was real. I hope you guys get some of the fun out of this record that I got creating it.

the album was made mostly in june and july of 2010, primarily in san francisco, but I also composed parts of it in las vegas, williamstown, washington dc, big sur, mt. whitney, chicago, grand rapids, ontario, buffalo, and atlanta with the help of some of my family and best friends. thanks so much to everyone who gave feedback on the demos and supported the creation of this project — I really appreciate it and couldn’t have done it without you.
the record is 21 tracks, and features 50 cent, birdman, black rob, crystal castles, dfa, dmx, drake, eminem, fat joe, jagged edge, jay sean, jay-z, justice, kanye west, lcd soundsystem, lil wayne, lord tariq, lupe fiasco, madonna, mase, mgmt, mia, miike snow, nas, nelly, obie trice, onerepublic, p diddy, peter gunz, phoenix, placebo, red hot chili peppers, rihanna, robin thicke, samuel, say hi to your mom, sleigh bells, snoop dogg, something corporate, the big pink, the dream, the notwist, and the swell season, along with samples from movies, youtube, and people who left me voicemails.
sincerely, thank you for listening to my project — I hope you enjoy it,

-charlie

p.s. if you run a blog and want to write about it, that’d be awesome! feel free to go right ahead, but if I can help out with anything or you want to do an interview, feel free to get in touch: pr (at) waitwhatmusic (dot) com and check out this press release (PDF). enormous thanks to everyone who has already.