Common Wall Media

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Common Wall Media
Common Wall Media logo.jpg
Founded 2005
Founder Chuckie Duff
Genre Rock
Country of origin US
Location Mesa, Arizona
Official website Common Wall Media

Common Wall Media is an independent record label and media company based in Mesa, Arizona. It is owned and operated by Chuckie Duff,[1] former Dear and the Headlights bassist and current co-owner of Flying Blanket Recording.[2]

History[edit]

During his time as both a local musician and while working as co-owner of Flying Blanket Recording with music producer Bob Hoag, Chuckie Duff created strong connections within the Arizona music scene. While some of these connections led to his own musical success in Dear and the Headlights, they also developed relationships that have allowed him to promote and release records that are gaining national attention. For example, Common Wall Media artist Gospel Claws was featured on NPR,[3][4] and Snake! Snake! Snakes!'s self-titled EP was the ninth most-added record on college radio.[5]

Common Wall's distribution deal with Modern Arts Records has also significantly helped in increasing the exposure that each of its bands receive.[5]

Common Wall Media has also branched out beyond music to produce a short film titled Cost of Living. The film starred Brandon Routh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Bret Harrison.[6][7]

Bands[edit]

Discography[8][edit]

Title Artist Notes
1st Demo Dear and the Headlights Before signing to Equal Vision Records, Common Wall Media recorded and released this promotional demo. The only song here that did not make it on Dear and the Headlights' debut full-length is "Daysleeper." These songs are available on Common Wall's website.
2nd Demo Dear and the Headlights Second promotional demo recorded and released by Common Wall Media. All of these songs made it onto Dear and the Headlights' debut full-length, Small Steps, Heavy Hooves.
The Jaws of Life Fine China Fine China's final album. One of these tracks appeared on the television show, The O.C.
Tired of Not Being Away From Here Before Braille This is a UK import, released in Europe by You and Whose Army? Records, and in the United States by Common Wall and Sunset Alliance.
This is Flying Blanket, Vol. 1 Various Artists Limited edition (1000 pressed) compilation, featuring recordings made at Flying Blanket Recording, a studio owned by Duff and Bob Hoag. Featuring: Dear and the Headlights, Poem, Sister Cities, The Foxglove Hunt, Black Carl, XRayOK, Nate Stone, Neba, Dorsey, The Go Reflex, Juicy Newt, Tugboat, JD Stooks, Sugar High, The Breadwinners, The Break-Up Society, Life in Stereo, Hour of the Wolf, Heist at Hand, Art for Starters.
Stop Heartbeat The Foxglove Hunt
Heaventown The Reflection
Self-titled EP Gospel Claws
Roman Road Gospel Claws Bonus track released as a digital single.
I Don't Want to Care Anymore Gospel Claws Bonus track released as a digital single.
Built My Fortress EP The Foxglove Hunt Contains three new songs and three “live” (acoustic instrument) mixes.
This is Flying Blanket, Vol. 2 Various Artists Limited edition (2000 pressed). Contains many exclusive songs. Features: Sister Cities, Austin Gibbs, Dear and the Headlights, Black Carl, Back Ted N-Ted, Brian DeMarco, Gospel Claws, Sharkspeed, The Love Me Nots, The Smith Family Band, Kinch, The Foxglove Hunt, Seven Car Pileup, La Catrin, Hot Skin, Super Stereo, Neba, Telescope, What Laura Says, Courtney Marie Andrews.
Self-Titled EP Snake! Snake! Snakes! This EP received many accolades from national and college radio, Charting #23 on CMJ's top 200.
C-L-A-W-S Gospel Claws
I Can. I Will Gospel Claws Bonus track released as a digital single.
Self-Titled The Through & Through Gospel Review A "solo" record from Gospel Claws' Joel Marquard. Released as a digital download. Marquard also burned some CD-Rs, photocopied album art and made a handful available at Gospel Claws’ shows.
Outsider/Thieves Snake! Snake! Snakes! Single/B-Side
Self-Titled El Sonida de Reposa Recorded, Mixed and Performed by Flying Blanket Recording Studio Manager and Assistant Engineer Gerald J. Schoenherr, in the Reposa Room (Studio B) at Flying Blanket Recording, Mesa, AZ.
The Balls Benefit Compilation Various Artists This is a digitally compilation album, released in 2012, for the benefit of Joel Marquard, lead-singer and guitarist for Gospel Claws, to help pay for medical costs associated with his cancer diagnosis. It features the music of: Ladylike, Yellow Minute, Black Carl, Snake! Snake! Snakes!, Gospel Claws, What Laura Says, Sister Cities, Mergence, The Go Reflex, and El Sonida de Reposa.
Wait Up EP Bogan Via
Put Your Sunshine Away Gospel Claws A vinyl version of this LP was also released on President Gator Records.
Bogan Via Remix EP Bogan Via This is a remix of Bogan Via's Common Wall Debut, Wait Up, released digitally on Bandcamp. It features one original song by Bogan Via and remixes by WLFGNG DNGR, Spirit Cave, Miniature Tigers, Glass Theory, Geographer, and Joel Marquard (of Gospel Claws)
All the Luscious Plants Future Loves Past Release scheduled Fall 2013

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