We've toured the world, experienced amazing things & made friends the world over doing it. Now we're ready to make a new album!
Us preforming the first song we ever wrote, (King of the World) for your viewing pleasure!
More footage from our upcoming documentary to be released around the same time as our new record! "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc."
"WHEN THE LANDSCAPE IS QUIET AGAIN" Our 3rd full length record!
- It has been 3 years since we released our last record & now we are coming back with a new record consisting of simply the most compelling music we have ever written. "When the Landscape is Quiet Again" is a concept album questioning whether or not we will last as a species. It is loosely based around Arthur Link's speech given in 1973 which is regarded as North Dakota's "Gettysburg Address." We are very engrossed in what is going on in our world & we see the possibility of it going both ways. This body of music represents our own inner struggles to stay hopeful that we as a species will triumph while we are constantly bombarded with our ever increasingly destructive nature.
Heavy I know, but we aren't always so serious: ) We love to have fun! Thats the best part about being in this band, we get to express our inner most concerns within the music we write, but playing that same music allows us to have more fun than we have ever had in our lives: ) That is an amazing thing!
- We have been blessed with the chance to record it with Kurt Ballou & to have Aaron Horkey do the art for it. These are two of our biggest heroes & working with them on this record will solidify it as the best sounding, best looking & most emotional record we can possibly make.
We have so much faith in this record & in all of you helping us make it a possibility. We have always funded our albums & tours by using money that should have gone to our credit card bills & student loan payments: ) but with the level of professionalism that we are going for with this record we can't fathom to come up with enough money to fund it by ourselves. Working with the likes of Kurt Ballou & Aaron Horkey is exciting for us to say the least, but it is also extremely expensive. They are the masters of their craft & we are extremely lucky to have them on board for this record. But we need you to help us pay the cost of producing this album so that we can make it perfect & take it on tour across the world to share it with everyone!
YOU ARE THE NEW RECORD LABEL!!!
Deciding to ask all of you to help us fund this project was not a difficult decision. We have so much faith that you will help us reach & exceed our goal & after looking at all the AWESOME stuff you can get by donating I think all of you will as well: )
Like your own personal history lesson (not unlike this one) from our very own Shane Heilman!
Or learning how to cook like our amazing bass player / chef Brandon Schiwal!
Or a piece of artwork from me: ) These are just examples, not actual pieces that you can get. Sorry: (
We are looking to raise $10,000 for the very base cost of making this record. This will only cover the recording, mixing & artwork. We will still need to have it mastered, printed & pressed, distributed & promoted. That isn't even mentioning the cost of the expansive WORLD TOUR we have planned to support the record. So the moral of the story is the more we earn the more we can do with it.
So check out all of the different pledge amounts & the prizes connected to them, see which one gets you most excited & donate! You can also help us out a ton by sharing it with your friends & like minded people on Facebook, Twitter, your own personal website or blog, in personal emails, casual conversation & any other form of communication there is.
IT IS NOW UP TO YOU TO MAKE THIS RECORD COME TO LIFE!
WE APPRECIATE YOUR HELP MORE THAN YOU KNOW! LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE HISTORY! WE BID YOU FAREWELL WITH IMAGES OF US RELAYING OUR EXCITEMENT FOR THIS PROJECT & OUR GRATITUDE TO YOU!
If you're not familiar with how Kickstarter works, here's a brief overview... Kickstarter is an exciting place where creators (like us) can post a project and get pledges from people who are interested in their ideas and want to help their project move forward. This gives fans (like you) the power to bring the projects they choose to life. Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where a project must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. To make a pledge, supporters choose one of the reward packages (listed to the right). Their credit card or other account will not be charged unless the goal is met. If the goal falls short, no one gets charged and no fees are applied so there's no risk of putting up money for a project that never gets off the ground. (So we hope you are as excited as we are about this project because we can’t do it without you!) **For more details/peculiars on backing, please visithttp://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/backing%20a%20project
It will cover the base cost of our studio time with Kurt Ballou. It will also cover the base cost for Aaron Horkey to adorn our album with his amazing art. It will cover the cost of the mixing & mastering & that is about it. After that all the other costs of making & supporting a record (like printing & pressing, distribution & tour costs) will lie on us.
We will literally do backflips! If we surpass our base goal we will be able to print & press our record, we will be able to put that money towards more touring, which means more chances for all of you to see us performing the new record live!
You will be sent a code which will give you the ability to download the project from the internet.
Stuff gets sent before the album is released. We get your info after May 4th when the project closes. We'll contact you about shirt sizes, name, and where to ship AFTER May 4th.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 4, 2012.
Mar 30, 2012 - May 4, 2012 (35 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A high five from wherever we are, to wherever you are! We can transcend space and time, because we are awesome like that!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $5 or more
An awesomely big air-hug from the band: ) Every little bit helps! If you've always wanted to be sandwiched between all of us simultaneously, in an abstract non-tangible alternate reality kind of way, this is your lucky day!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A digital copy of the new album before it's official release & a personal shout out on our Facebook.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $25 or more
A digital & hard copy (CD) of the new album before it's official release & a personal thank you note on the back of a signed picture of us in the recording studio!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $50 or more
A digital & hard copy (CD) of the new album before it's official release. A personal signed thank you note on an old tour flyer of ours + a very special Shane Heilman history lesson on any subject you care to learn previously unknown knowledge about!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $75 or more
A digital & hard copy (CD) of the new album before it's official release. A personal signed thank you note on either an old tour flyer or a picture from the recording studio. (your choice) Both of our first two albums "The Great White North" & "Burrows." Regular private sneak peaks into our upcoming documentary on the making of this record. And a very special Shane Heilman history lesson on any subject you care to learn previously unknown knowledge about!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $100 or more
The entire $75 bundle + a specially designed SiG Kickstarter T-shirt with your name on the back!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $150 or more
The entire $100 bundle + a personal phone call from the band while we are recording the new album!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $250 or more
The entire $150 + you will get an online acoustic concert with SiG! We originally started as an acoustic group. Who'd a thunk it?Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $500 or more
The entire $250 bundle + You can pick any meal that you would love to know how to make and Brandon Schiwal will personally skype you from his kitchen, and walk you through your dream meal step-by-step.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $750 or more
The entire $500 bundle + an original piece of artwork from Brandon LaPlante.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,250 or more
The entire $750 bundle + you can choose any song ever written and we will write our version of it, record it, and send a digital copy of it, plus a video of us playing it to you!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
AND THE GRAND DADDY OF THEM ALL...The entire $1,250 bundle + a private concert for you and anyone else you'd like to invite IN YOUR OWN HOME! Shane will give you a history lesson on any subject of your choosing IN PERSON! Brandon Schiwal will cook you a meal of your choosing IN YOUR OWN KITCHEN! And last but not least, Brandon LaPlante will make you an ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART consisting of any subject matter you want (as long as it is reasonable!) Keep in mind we will have to book your day with SiG around a tour, so you will have to be flexible on the date.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013