She knows what it's like to be numb and as crazy as it seems, I cannot see through her" - "Cynic" from A Faded Way of Life
New album, Beach Nugs, coming out April 17th, 2020! Pre-Order the album on iTunes, Bandcamp, or Amazon today.
Shawn Hatfield is a musician, writer, composer and audio engineer out of Leesburg, Virginia. He graduated from Radford University in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music, a Minor in Business, and a concentration in guitar. He released his debut rock album, A Faded Way of Life, in October, 2015 on CD and digitally. A dual single with Pete and Sam Walton ("Vivid Funky Livin'/Stretch Marks the Spot") digitally released in September, 2016. Hatfield's EP, Wet Socks Down At The Docks, released on cassette and digitally in January, 2017.
His second album, India Pale Aliens - an instrumental hip-hop effort, released digitally in June, 2017. A collaborative hip-hop dual single ("Leesburg/Task at Hand") with Empuls digitally released in May, 2018 under the pseudonym, Lettuce Prey. A collaborative urban funk single, "Locked Myself Out," with UK artist Joe Harley/Cortai digitally released in May, 2019 under the pseudonym, Absence of Nature.
New album, Beach Nugs, is coming out April 17th, 2020. Good mix of fuzz and surf rock tunes comin atcha! Setting up some tour dates! Huge shoutout to Kelley Wills for the badass artwork. Hatfield wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered all songs.
Hatfield owns a music studio called Groove: Music Lessons + Recording. The company is currently operating out of Goose Creek Music in Purcellville. Groove was founded on June 12th, 2015 and continues thriving after nearly 5 years. He started an independent record label, Appalachian Groove Records, to pair with the studio. Both the studio and label are currently working on artist singles, EPs, full albums, videos, and more.
Aside from his music career, Hatfield writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, articles, interviews and reviews. His work can be seen in Oddball Magazine, Culture Cult, Blognostics, The Purcellville Gazette, Indolent Books, Loudoun Arts and more. He continues to write on a daily basis, primarily working towards his first novel and other fiction.
Hatfield started The Borfski Press to publish independent writers and artists. In 2017 he hired his girlfriend, Dagney, whom he later made a partner of the company and married in Fall 2018. TBP is currently operating out of Purcellville, Va. They publish poetry, short stories, lyrics, articles, reviews, photos, art, and music compositions. "Send Us Your Shit," is their first amendment defying slogan.
Hatfield published his first book and poetry collection, Waking Up Is a Disgusting Habit. The pieces are written in prose-poetry form, keeping rhythm and the narrative important while avoiding rhyme and verse formatting. Most of the subject matter deals with insomnia, love, alcoholism, defining happiness, death, and depression. The poems pose themselves as mini vignettes that tie a much bigger picture together. Most of the poems are autobiographical with a few fictional ones. The book released on July 15th, 2016. CLICK HERE to purchase for just $11.99