My EP will soon be fully recorded! Help cover production, mastering, artwork, and costs related to the finalization of this record!
As many of you know, I've been hard at work in the studio working on an EP of my Singer/Songwriter material. This album, 'S', is almost completed. Thanks to Tom Mark and Bard College, the many hours spent recording and producing this album have been free. However, there is a large amount of work in the making of this album that is the exact opposite of free.
Just a few of these are:
Mastering by TW Walsh, former drummer of Pedro the Lion (responsible for mixing and mastering many of their albums as well as some by David Bazan, Sufjan Stevens, and countless others). Info about his mastering can be found here. http://twwalsh.com/mastering I'm having fantastic artwork made by none other than Bard's Marty Abbe-Shneider. Most importantly, I'd like to invest in some small token of appreciation for the many musicians who helped make this album a reality!
Anything that you can donate would be incredibly helpful. A $5 donation or more gets you a free copy of the album and artwork and a donation of $20 or more gets you some free B-Sides that will not be included on the album and will not be available to the public! These rewards and many others can be viewed on the right.
Yes, you can. While the benefits of cash are that Kickstarter and Amazon don't take any of the funds, the money from the kickstarter isn't received unless the number of online donations reaches $1000. So while all of the money goes to the cause, paying in cash does not increase the number you see in the top right corner.
I don't know if kickstarter will let you but if you increase your pledge let me know that you would like an alternative reward and I'll see what I can do.
You bet your sweet bank account they are.
The album will be done by the end of this Bard semester (so around May 21). I'll be in China for most of the month of June (at which point I won't be able to do much). When I get back will probably be when I package everything (get it on itunes, get the hard copies made with Marty's Artwork, etc.). What I'm hoping is that the CD will be released in July or August. It seems like a quick turn around, but keep in mind that the recording process is basically finished. One thing that's for certain is that the release dates on the rewards are absolutely estimates and not semblances of reality by any means.
The money will be taken from your account on May first if and only if the number reaches at least $1000. No matter how high your donation, not a dime will be taken out until that date.
$1000 dollars is how much money we need for the project to actually receive any funds at all. However, Kickstarter and Amazon both take a cut. Reaching $1000 really means reaching $900. What that means is that we should shoot as high as possible. $1000 is the bare minimum.
pledged of $1,000 goal
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Mar 27, 2012 - May 1, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Pledge $5 or more and receive a free copy of the album. This can be a hard or digital copy.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Pledge $20 or more and receive B-Side demos from this album not available on the EP!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $35 or more
5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
Receive a copy of the EP, the extended BSIDES, and get a copy of the fantastic cover artwork signed both by myself and the fantastic artist Marty Abbe-Schneider.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Receive the EP 2 weeks early! This will include unreleased BSIDES and artwork signed by artist Marty Abbe-Shneider and myself on good quality poster paper.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $75 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
Receive album and BSIDES 2 weeks early as well as signed artwork (by artist and myself). On top of this, I will write a 30 second song about you (immediately) and post it on youtube for all to see! This can be on any instrument you like (that I have at my disposal... might be limited). This choice is not available to family members!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
As well as receiving a copy of the EP, signed artwork, and BSIDES, I'll play an album release party at your house, place of origin (such as a dorm), or really anywhere you want within reason. This will, in all likelihood, need to be at Bard (or in the surrounding area) or in Southern California. The estimated date is truly an estimate.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012