Printing, copywriting, and album art for my first record. It's 100% ready to listen we just need some help to get it out there.
After a summer of cleaning toilets, washing my hands, and then fetching lunch for the staff and artists coming through Manifold Recording outside Chapel Hill, I was given one day of recording time - 10 hours. I debated for months about how to use it - do I record one song with my band at ECU, The Philharmonic? Do I film another big production music video with Brian DeContrerras? At a studio as sophisticated as Manifold, the possibilities were endles. After a big discussion about my musical directions with Ian Schreier, the album's producer, I decided to attempt to record an entire EP in one day.
After many late night pep talks, practices, and meditation sessions, I walked into Manifold ready to make a simple, stripped down record that would focus on my songwriting. It was a long day, but we drove home with the knowledge that we'd made a record to be proud of.
So now that Bones is mixed, mastered, and ripe for listening on Soundcloud, we're crossing a bridge that needs more funding. So far, we've enjoyed a great response from everyone. We couldn't be more excited to raise this money and get this record out there.
So, whether you know my solo music, my work with the Philharmonic, or if I'm lucky enough to call you my friend, your support means everything. All I've ever aimed for is write to songs that reach people. If Bones has succeeded in that, grab a copy and burn it for a friend!
All my best,
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these are some that we have in stock, but we can always do more colors, depending on the demand!
pledged of $1,964 goal
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Apr 5, 2012 - May 5, 2012 (30 days)
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A print copy of the recordEstimated delivery: May 2012
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A print copy of the record plus a signed promotional photo of your choice.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A custom t-shirt made by Matt and the Philharmonic. Colors and designs are up to you!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A print copy of the record with one hand written lyric sheet from Matt.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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8 backers Limited (2 of 10 left)
A print copy of the record and a piece of Matt Phillips "memorabilia" such as: A signed coffee mug from Open Eye Cafe The cue cards from the Little Frog video The 5 foot poster of Matt from the Apex Bike Shop show Signed promotional material from ECU starsEstimated delivery: May 2012
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A print copy of the record with a hand written lyric book from Matt.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A print copy of the record plus a personal concert within 50 miles of Greenville or Chapel Hill North Carolina.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A print copy of the record plus a ticket to one of a few private listening parties/concerts around North Carolina.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A print copy of the record plus a personal concert within 150 miles of Greenville or Chapel Hill North Carolina.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A print copy of the record and backstage passes to 5 upcoming shows.Estimated delivery: Dec 2016
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A print copy of the record plus you can spend a day with the band at your next local show.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A print copy of the record and Matt will write you a song of thanksgiving to be preformed live for you and your friends at your next local show.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Vintage guitar sculpture by Matt himself. Pictures as soon as it's done!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012