‘Second Chances’ Video Premiere

We’re thrilled to bring you the world premiere of the Second Chances music video through The Huffington Post!

Directed by childhood friend, Max Goldblatt, and featuring appearances by good friend Brian Bell (of Weezer) and brother Jason Schwartzman, the video is a family affair.

Of the video, Schwartzman says “Max (Goldblatt) and I grew up together making short films in my backyard. I’ve always loved his passion for films and ability to execute an idea with limited resources, so it’s great to have finally collaborated on a music video together.” The song itself was inspired by an extended trip Schwartzman took to Tibet, spending time with Tibetan Monks and living in a monastery.”

Speaking on the lyrical inspiration Schwartzman reveals “When you see how other people live in other parts of the world, you appreciate how many good opportunities we have in our country. It frustrates me when I see people here who take things for granted. I wrote the song as a kind of a wake-up call for those people to get it together. I think we all have chances.”

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

To celebrate the premiere, we are currently offering 30% off ALL merchandise in the Shop. All proceeds from the sale of the merchandise are being donated to the Tibetan Healing Fund, which helps woman and children in rural Tibet receive medical care. Read more about the Tibetan Healing Fund and Robert’s personal connection to it here.

Live at SXSW

Live at SXSWCome out and see Robert live at SXSW on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

The Whole Foods/BMI “Live at Lamar Unplugged” showcase is sponsored by the Recording Academy, Fiat, Gibson, and KLBJ & Austin Chronicle. Performances will include:

Noon-12:30 PM – My FOX Rocks Band Competition Winner
12:45-1:15 PM – Ben Burgess
1:30-2:00 PM – Toy
2:00-2:30 PM – Robert Schwartzman

The showcase will be on the Whole Foods Market rooftop at 525 N Lamar Boulevard in Austin, TX.

Promote the West Coast Special Tour

West Coast Special 2012The West Coast Special Tour kicks off on March 15, and we’d love your help promoting the shows! We’ve made posters especially for each date. Download the poster for the show in your area below, and post it up at local coffee shops, record stores, schools, etc. (with permission).

03/15/12 Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
03/16/12 Harlow’s Night Club – Sacramento, CA
03/17/12 WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
03/19/12 The Vera Project – Seattle, WA
03/20/12 The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
03/21/12 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
03/23/12 The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
03/24/12 The Casbah – San Diego, CA

We will also be giving away a pair of tickets to every show on the tour. To enter, please send in details of your promotion (including pictures, or links if you are promoting online), along with your name and which show you’d like to attend, and you will be entered in the draw. One pair of tickets will be given away for every show. Winners will be contacted by email 48 hours prior to their show. Please be aware that some of the shows have age restrictions, and you must meet the minimum age to attend. Visit Live Shows to find the age restriction for your show.

Robert and Brian Bell Announce West Coast Special Tour

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