Train Company's second full-length album is nearly complete! Help us get this project out of the studio and into your ear holes.
Train Company's second full-length studio album is, by far, our most ambitious to date. We've collaborated with a string ensemble, horn section, and vocal trio adding to the raw energy generated in our live performances. Such a grand project has taken it's toll, the hardest hit being the bank account.
The nearly two year long process has taken us from writing well over twenty songs to recording at many of Chicago's most up-and-coming recording studios. We even commandeered a concert hall to record the string ensemble in it's true, rich, lush acoustic environment. All of these locations and experiences have led us to work with some of the area's top recording engineers, technicians, and producers. We are extremely grateful and pleased with their work. Especially, that of our sound engineer and producer Patrick DeWitte.
With over a week of recording dates finished we entered the mixing studio to tweak the final sounds heard on the album. In just under 48 hours we left the studio with the first sprout of an album.
Which brings us to our predicament today. We've financed the majority of this album but exhausted our funds getting our best sound possible recorded for our fans. So, we're turning to our fans, friends, family, supporters, and well-wishers to help finish the final steps of this project.
We're looking for $5,000 to be used for audio mastering, procuring artwork, graphic design/layout, printing/manufacturing, and shipping the album. Anything above $5,000 is going to marketing and distribution of the album (which currently has a budget of $0).
We would also like to thank everyone who made this Kickstarter project possible. Mainly, Jessica Perillo and Chris Gekas for donating their talents as well as the assistance and support of Kathryn Reilly and Kristina Lopez. But mostly, we owe a huge thanks to Pat Reilly ("The Man") for scheduling, casting, scouting locations, filming, directing, editing, and his amazing support and generosity.
Finally, thank YOU for your donations and support. We couldn't do this without you.
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