This Week’s Pick of the Week was ordered for musician Madison Emiko Love, who performs under the name Madlove. Here is a little about her in her own words: “My friends call me Mad. I’m part Japanese, French, English, and American. I grew up and still live in Los Angeles. Singing has always been my way of getting through whatever good or bad is happening in my life. I write songs for anyone who’s feeling social struggles, peer pressure, loneliness, and frustration, just like I do. Music is my escape, and I use it to keep track of all my feelings as they’re happening. My lyrics are all true, based upon real guys, wishful relationships, and issues that girls like me are facing everyday. My hope is that you will relate to the music and lyrics, and realize that we are all struggling together, and that none of us are alone.” Find out more about Madlove at http://www.livemadlove.com/ Mad’s picks were made on our acetal pick material, which is perfect for art that includes photo images. To order your own custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today! Custom picks also make the perfect holiday gift!!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Hero Kid. “Hero Kid was formed in August 2011 by Jake Smith (Vox/Guitar), Matt Heady (Drums), Sean Beedle (Bass) and Tyler Halsey (Vox/Lead Guitar). Jake and Matt have played at the Vans Warped Tour with national acts such as Bowling For Soup, The Ataris, AFI, Rancid and Less than Jake. They have also toured nationally and played at the famous Whiskey A Go Go and The Roxy in Los Angles. Sean has played in a variety of bands
while serving his country in the armed forces. Tyler has played in numerous bands over the last 10 years. He has won numerous guitar competitions and worked in Nashville writing music professionally. He has also played with national acts, such as, Avenge Sevenfold and has even played on stage with All That Remains. Their influences range from Rise Against, Blink 182, Avenged Sevenfold, and Nirvana. If you had to label the bands sound it would be a combination of hardcore and pop punk. What you can say for sure is that they have their own unique sound. Combining catching riffs and amazing guitar solos, it leaves fans energized and wanting more. The band recorded a two-song demo at the end of August of 2011. The songs “Life on the Run” and “Bring Me Down” have quickly gained support from fans around the world. The band has invested in worldwide promotion of their music. With their two-song demo they are building themselves to the top with an indestructible foundation. Armed with do-it-yourself determination, Hero Kid does not pretend to be anyone but themselves. The band does not bother with egos or attitude, determined to connect with every fan
on a personal level. The band will be heading into the studio late 2011 to record their first EP. It will be released early 2012. Look for Hero Kid to come to a city near you, starting in the spring of 2012″ Find out more at: http://www.facebook.com/herokidmusic We chose this pick because we liked the clean look of the logo in red against our white delrin pick material. You can create and order your own customized guitar picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
Attention Clayton Customers! Today is the last day of our Thanksgiving Sale. We are offering 15% off all of our custom guitar pick items. To place your order, visit www.claytoncustom.com. You will be directed through an online design interface that will allow you to create your custom pick design, and then you may order your custom picks directly from our site. You will be prompted to put a discount code in for your order, and all you need to do is type in THANX15 to receive your 15% discount. Be sure to use all capital letters and no spaces when entering your code. This is a great time to order custom picks as a holiday gift, so don’t wait!
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We want to introduce Rico, Austin and Caleb of Forever The Sickest Kids who we have just recently endorsed! Here is a little about the band: “Success in the music business requires a magical combination of talent, perseverance and opportunity. The six young rockers in Dallas, Texas band Forever the Sickest Kids easily possess all this and more. They’re unquestionably gifted, ambitious and hard working, and in the eight months since they formed, they’ve repeatedly created their own opportunities – sometimes accidentally. Five days after their official formation, singer Jonathan Cook was flipping through the Pure Volume web site when, with a click of his mouse, he inadvertently spent $350 the band didn’t have on a front page song placement. Worse still, Forever the Sickest Kids didn’t have any songs written yet. So, over the next two days, the band members got together and banged out a track called “Hey Brittany,” then recorded it with their friend/producer Jeff Rockwell. “Buying that Pure Volume spot was an amazingly great mistake,” laughs guitarist Caleb Turman, noting how “Hey Brittney” quickly becoming the band’s first big break. “The song just took off and after that everyone was suddenly interested in us.” It’s easy to see why. “Hey Brittany” is a confectionary gem that combines elements of power pop, pop-punk, electro-pop and ‘80s radio rock into an unforgettable sing-along that resonates with the energy and vitality of youth. Contrary to popular belief, “Brittany” isn’t Britney Spears, but rather a girl who was engaged to be married, yet made no attempt to hide her affection for the members of the Forever the Sickest Kids”
Check out these rockin’ custom picks! We really liked the Heartbreak Beat design that was printed on our pink delrin material picks. When we looked into it further, we found out that they were made for a clothing company! The best part is that Heartbreak Beat makes clothes specifically to appeal to musicians. The company was “founded by musicians, for musicians and anyone who just digs the ‘rock & roll lifestyle’, for lack of a better term.” Employees of the company also play in bands themselves. “In addition to their own line of tees, Heartbreak Beat does limited-edition tour shirts for the likes of Alkaline Trio, Cheap Trick, Cake, and others.” Check them out at http://www.heartbreakbeat.com. Design custom guitar picks like these to promote your company today! Visit www.claytoncustom.com to get started.
Originating in Florida, childhood friends Ronnie Winter, Thomas Amason, and Duke Kitchens started the band while attending a AP music theory class, in 2003. The band name,’Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’, was chosen by the band voting for random words they threw up on a wall. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus released a “6 song EP CD that was spread throughout different cities to promote the band in 2005. The band also began to become more popular as they used certain social media (Myspace) to advertise their music. In 2006, they released their first LP, Don’t You Fake It with the singles “Face Down“, “False Pretense”, “Your Guardian Angel“, and “Damn Regret”.From 2006-2008 the band did several headliner and supporting shows with bands like 30 Seconds to Mars, Madina Lake, The Audition, Saosin, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Taking Back Sunday, Lorene Drive, The Used, Monty Are I, Amber Pacific, Boys Like Girls, Halifax, Emery, A Static Lullaby, and So They Say. Their second studio album, titled Lonely Road, was released on February 3, debuting in the fourteenth spot in The Billboard 200, and was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Daughtry, Less Than Jake, Hoobastank, P.O.D., All-American Rejects, Seether, Cold). In November 2010, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus entered the studio to record their third full-length album, Am I the Enemy, finishing in December 2010 with producer John Feldmann. The album’s first single, “Reap”, was released via YouTube on March 24, although the song itself was not released to iTunes until April 26. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus later released two other songs from their new album on their YouTube channel, “Salvation” and “Fall from Grace”. A June 7 announcement on the band’s Facebook page said the new album Am I the Enemy would be released on August 30, 2011. It would contain twelve songs.
Here is a photo of their current picks we just completed, they use our Colored Delrin in various gauges shown in the photo.
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for musician, singer, songwriter and band leader, Kyle Reed. The genres of Kyle’s music include Alternative and Acoustic. His label is Indie. “Kyle travels pretty much everywhere with several beat up notebooks containing pieces of his life in the form of songs and lyrics. Some of the songs contained in these notebooks see the light of day quite often while others not so much, some are works in progress, some are just sketches and some stand right up and get your attention, top all that with excellent musicianship, an ear for melody and an uncanny knack for arranging and you have well crafted, musically engaging songs that capture your attention and burn their way into your memory banks. An up and coming singer/songwriter, Kyle Reed is pushing his way into the music world, playing 4-6 shows a week with his band or solo and writing music whenever he can… currently in the studio working on a album which he hopes to release this coming spring. For more info… please check out news feeds to see what’s up with Kyle Reed!” http://www.facebook.com/#!/
We loved this custom guitar pick so much that we had to share it in our blog! This is a really pretty fall tree design that was printed on our acetal picks in the small teardrop shape. We offer acetal material in three shapes and eight different gauges for customization. Teardrop picks are generally preferred by our jazz guitarists, so if you are jazz player and are looking for a great guitar pick to add a custom design to, the one shown in this image may be the best option for you! You can create and order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com. Also, be on the lookout for upcoming sales and promotions…we will be having several before the end of the holiday season!