TURKUAZ sets out to record an album, press it to CD, go on tour to support it, and produce new merchandise for the road!
As Turkuaz sets out to make our third studio album, we find ourselves busier than ever. With a continually growing touring schedule, and lots of new songs to record, we are extremely excited... but there are a few minor setbacks in our way:
Turkuaz is luckily blessed with affordable access to great recording, mixing and mastering. However, with the amount we need to do, it is still no small expense. We are aiming for the fences on this album and we don't wanna cut any corners!
Touring is top priority for us these days. Nothing brings us more joy than hitting the road and coming to you! But to continue to do it effectively and affordably with such a large band, we need significantly more space for all our gear... which will give us room for all our members! Help us tour to support this upcoming album!
CD's / Merchandise
Once the album is done, pressing it on CD is the easiest way for us to sell it directly to our fans. Of course we provide digital downloads as well, but we still believe in physical copies!
Not only that, but we wanna offer way more to our fans on this tour than just CD's. It's rare, with such a huge band to support, that we're able to invest in fun new merchandise like clothing, posters, sunglasses, koozies, etc., and when we do, it's hard to get enough to last us for a good long time! We're looking to expand our merch selection to a sustainable place that will offer fun and diverse options to our fans, and give us a solid foundation of Turkuaz goodies to sell on the road!
We're so close to having what we need to be fully locked and loaded going into 2013! Help us get there and be a part of this exciting album production, release and touring process. We're relying on you -- the fans, to get us to the next stage, and we're feeling optimistic!
Please make a pledge and we'll be sure that your reward will not disappoint! No pledge is too small.. or too large!
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Challenge #1 - Rehearsing and Recording:
When Turkuaz is not on the road traveling, everyone is generally pretty busy and it can be hard to get us all in the same place. Once we have everyone together, it can be difficult to keep things focused and get everything done in the time allotted during rehearsal and recording sessions. Plus, on a sonic level, this band is pretty hard to shrink down to a recording. Energy is generally overflowing live, and we've been known to play louder than a jet engine! Capturing the sound of the band can prove to be difficult, but we are up for the challenge once again of planning and executing the recording of this exciting new album!
Challenge #2 - Touring:
Being on the road with such a large band is also a significant challenge. Having a trailer to fit all of our equipment and luggage will significantly help us stay organized and comfortable on the road with so many people in one car. But of course the challenges will continue beyond that. Day to day challenges on the road include: staying on schedule and on time while traveling between shows, maintaining our vehicle, equipment and merchandise, keeping expenses low for food and lodging, and just getting some sleep occasionally!!! We are prepared and excited however to meet these challenges head on.
Lastly, our goals in this project are all things that we've done before on a smaller scale, so we're confident that we're ready for the challenge of making a full length album with our best new songs, and taking it on tour. We'll use the skills and awareness that we've acquired in the past, and apply it to make this time around bigger and better than ever before!
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Oct 3, 2012 - Nov 2, 2012 (30 days)
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Digital and physical copy of our new album.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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One digital and physical copy of the new Turkuaz album. Digital download of all our previous releases (2 studio albums and 1 live album).Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Physical and digital copy of the new album, physical and digital copies of all previous albums, as well as a Turkuaz T-shirt!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Physical and digital copies of all the albums, 3 Turkuaz clothing items, and 1 specialty merch item.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Physical and digital copies of all the albums, 1 of every single merch item we make, and personal thank you video from Turkuaz to you!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All previous rewards, and in addition to a thank you video, we'll also make a personalized thank you song just for you!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All previous rewards, as well as a one hour LIVE PERFORMANCE in your backyard on a weekday evening. Now how about that!!! (depending on location some restrictions could apply... but we're pretty open-minded and we travel a whole lot all over the U.S! We're pretty positive we can make this work just about anywhere!! Feel free to contact us with any specific questions!)Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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All previous rewards, only this time, Turkuaz will put on a 2 hour LIVE CONCERT for you and your friends in your own backyard (or other private space) on any night of the week! We'll also learn 2 songs of your choice to perform! (depending on location some restrictions could apply... but we're pretty open-minded and we travel a whole lot all over the U.S! We're pretty positive we can make this work just about anywhere!! Feel free to contact us with any specific questions!)Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
All previous rewards, as well as a personal concert right in your own home or any function of your choice any day of the week! We'll even learn 15 songs of your choice and perform them for you and your friends! Now how about that!!! (depending on location some restrictions could apply... but we're pretty open-minded and we travel a whole lot all over the U.S! We're pretty positive we can make this work just about anywhere!! Feel free to contact us with any specific questions!)Estimated delivery: Jun 2013