Happy new year, ACE fans! We want to once again thank Prog Magazine for their coverage of The Aaron Clift Experiment in 2016 and for nominating us for the 2016 Limelight Award.

As you may have sadly heard, Prog Magazine’s parent company, TeamRock, went into bankruptcy at the very end of 2016, and Prog Magazine has folded. This is a huge blow to the progressive music community: for bands like ours, Prog Magazine was one of the ultimate resources for reaching a wider audience – for music fans, the magazine was a way to discover a world of exciting new bands.

If you care about Prog Magazine as much as we do, please join the new Facebook group, Bring Back Prog Magazine (click the picture below for a link to the group). Here, you’ll find a whole community of fans and musicians who are working together to help relaunch Prog Magazine.

Happy 2017, and thank you all for supporting The Aaron Clift Experiment and progressive music!

Hello, ACE fans, and welcome to 2014!  It’s time to look back at all the major things that happened with The Aaron Clift Experiment in 2013 and look ahead at where we’re going in 2014.

While 2012 marked the beginning of The Aaron Clift Experiment (with the release of “Lonely Hills” and our first live shows), if there’s one word I would use to describe 2013 for the band, I would say “transition.”  We began the year at a major crossroads: with Jim Ragland leaving the band, we had a major hole to fill in ACE’s sound.  Fortunately, in February, Danny Brymer joined on guitar and more than delivered on the promise of revamping the band’s sound.  We spent several months working with Danny, delivering some exciting live shows (including our show at One 2 One Bar in May) and beginning to write new songs.

However, surprise would hit us again when Danny told us in August that he would be moving out of state to pursue a music professorship job.  For the second time in a year, we were back to the drawing board of finding a new guitarist for the band.  But, luckily for us, Danny introduced us Eric Gutierrez, his guitarist friend and fellow classmate at Texas State University.  Eric joined the band in September, and like Danny before him has taken the band’s sound to a new level.

Besides the changes in personnel, 2013 was a transitional year for ACE in that it marked our emergence on the international progressive rock scene.  From our feature in the prestigious industry publication, Prog Magazine to our appearance in compilations like Progstravaganza, ACE has been making waves all around the globe.  We can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

Speaking of 2014, I want to give you all a preview of what to expect from us this year.  A year ago, I promised that we would start writing and performing new songs in 2013.  With all the delays from the changes in guitarists, we didn’t reach this goal, but the good news is that the wait for new songs will soon be over.  As I write this post, all of us in ACE are hard at work writing and practicing new songs for a second album that we plan to record late this year and release around April of 2015.  Throughout 2014, we’ll be premiering these songs at our live shows so you can get a taste of what’s to come.

All of us at ACE want to thank you so much for all the love and support you’ve given us this past year.  Happy 2014, and we’ll see you around soon!

–Aaron

ACE fans, we need your help:

Prog Magazine, the world’s leading progressive music mag, is featuring “Arsonist Games” on a CD compilation to be included with its March 2013 issue (available March 6).

This is a HUGE honor for us.  The Aaron Clift Experiment was selected from hundreds of entrants to be featured on this compilation.  But the potential for great exposure doesn’t end here:

From now until March 31, all tracks from the CD will be featured on a media player on Prog Magazine’s web site, and listeners will be asked to vote for their favorite track. The band that wins the contest will be the subject of a full-page feature in a later edition of Prog Magazine.

We need your help in getting The Aaron Clift Experiment voted as the top band!

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Click the picture below to vote for us in the online poll.
  2. Tell everyone you know and ask them to vote for The Aaron Clift Experiment on Prog Magazine’s web site.
We want to thank you in advance for continuing to support us.  YOU are why we love making music, and we couldn’t have gotten this far without you.

Prog Magazine, the world’s leading progressive music mag, will be featuring “Arsonist Games” on a CD compilation to be included with its March 2013 issue (available March 6).

This limited-edition compilation album (only available to subscribers of the magazine) will feature 10 tracks from some of the finest unsigned progressive bands in the world. Non-subscribers will still have a chance to read about the bands featured on the CD compilation in the unsigned bands feature in the magazine.

From March 1 – 31, all tracks from the CD will be featured on a media player on Prog Magazine’s web site, and listeners will be asked to vote for their favorite track.  The band that wins the contest will be the subject of a full-page feature in a later edition of Prog Magazine.  

In a few weeks, we’ll be posting some images from our feature in Prog Magazine and will give you all the information you need on how to vote for “Arsonist Games.”  Stay tuned!