New album release day!

I'm excited to announce the release TODAY of my new album, Begin the Glimmer! You can hear it on the MUSIC page (or from your favorite online listening platforms). Recorded Harry Koniditsiotis at 5 and Dime Recording in Memphis, TN. Mixed by Doug Easley at New School Media (also in Memphis). Mastered by Tom Miller at Tritone Studios in Clayton, NC. Art by Matt DiLeo and design by Kerri Mahoney. The Memphis Flyer writes, "it sports one perfectly crafted tune after another; the end result is a shimmering folk-pop gem that leaps from the speakers". YES! Weekly says, “the music leans toward the energy of power-pop, but Chopek keeps things reined in, never letting the speed and muscle get the better of the songs”. Thank you for listening!!

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Mempho Fest

This weekend in Memphis, TN is the second annual Mempho Music Festival. I went yesterday and it was great! Here are some highlights from Beck, Phoenix, and Janelle Monae.

 Beck

Beck

 Phoenix

Phoenix

 Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Breakthrough video

"Made of Puzzles" is my new DIY music video. I made it with a dashboard backup camera. You can view it on YouTube or from the VIDEOS page. This is the first song on my upcoming album, Begin the Glimmer, due out one week from today on October 12th; with tour dates to follow. Thanks for watching!

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5 & Dime

I recorded my upcoming album, Begin the Glimmer, at 5 & Dime Recording with Harry Koniditsiotis in Memphis, TN. The official release date is October 12th, but you can hear and see the latest singles on the MUSIC and VIDEOS pages. Also be sure to sign the mailing list for all the latest news, tour dates, and exclusive offers. Thank you!

 5 & Dime Recording in Memphis, TN.

5 & Dime Recording in Memphis, TN.

NIN - TN

I saw Nine Inch Nails at The Orpheum Theatre last night in Memphis, TN. The performance was epic and amazing. I’ve been listening to them for a long time, and this was my first show. Seeing them live made me realize why I like Trent Reznor’s music so much. It’s a beautiful balance of electronica, minimalist composition, and thrash metal.

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New album October 12th!

I'm excited to announce that my upcoming album - Begin the Glimmer - will be released on October 12th! Featuring ten songs, including the singles "Radio Caroline" and "We Live Our Day". Recorded and mixed in my new hometown of Memphis, TN. Please sign the mailing list (link below) for tour schedules, exclusive offers, and all the latest updates. Thank you!!

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