We are just another hard-working band with demanding day jobs and families trying to eke out some artistic transcendence.
Rich Restaino & The Obits have been together about six years, and we are on the cusp of releasing our third album, Before We Die. We are an eight-piece band, a gang of friends who continue to make music together in spite of busy work schedules, increasing family responsibilities, and a hyper-competetive music scene in Austin, TX. We are a pretty self-contained group and handle most of the recording ourselves. However, we are asking for a bit of help from our friends, families, and fans to help cover some of the production costs this time because we've gotten some great help from true pros. In part, we enlisted the services of a great Austin mixing engineer, Bruce Chandler, who has worked with our buddies World Racketeering Squad among others. Mastering was done by an old high school friend of mine, Mike Wertz at his Little Cheddar Recording Studios in Brooklyn. Both guys are true professionals, and they deserve more than they charged us, but still we must pay them. Then, I'm sure you've noticed the beautiful cover art. Austin artist Joyce DiBona was gracious enough to allow us to use her painting, but rightfully she was paid for this privilege. In addition, there is the cost of actually producing the CDs. We're doing a limited run for starters, and if this campaign is successful, we will certainly do a second run, and if it's really successful, we may actually see our dream of having our record pressed to vinyl. So, thank you for considering donating to our humble cause. Any amount is appreciated.
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Apr 9, 2012 - May 11, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
For this entry-level donation, you will get a free download (in almost any format you choose) of our new record, "Before We Die," along with free downloads of our back catalog.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
For this donation, you will get a hard-copy of our new CD, "Before We Die," along with free, high-quality downloads of all of our records.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
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You will get a hard copy of our new CD, "Before We Die," along with free, high-quality downloads of all of our records. PLUS, while supplies last, you can get one of the last remaining Rich & The Obits T-Shirts, designed by guitarist Hunt Wellborn. Please specify size (all we have left are Medium, Large, and XL. . . Sorry!)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
You will get a hard copy of our new CD, "Before We Die," along with free, high-quality downloads of all of our records. PLUS, Rich & The Obits will record a version of a TV show theme song of YOUR CHOICE!!!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
For this most generous donation, you will get a hard copy of our new CD, "Before We Die," along with free, high-quality downloads of all of our records. PLUS, Rich and the band will write and record an original song about YOU and YOUR AWESOMENESS! Rich has done a lot of this before. In fact, two songs on this record you are helping to fund started out as songs for benefactors! You will need to send along some information about yourself, unless we already know you personally!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $150 or more
If you're this dedicated to the cause, you will get the following: 1. A copy of our new record 2. Free downloads of our past output 3. PLUS, you will get a free night of djing by vinyl-only rare funk/soul collector DJ Zimmy 45 (our current bassist). Want to the have the ultimate 60's/70's party? Who better to have provide the music than a man who owns no music from after 1973? Check out some mixes on Zimmy's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/DJ-Zimmy-45/100327806726044Estimated delivery: Dec 2012