Twelve songs from a revolution waiting to happen. Amongst the rubble, The Ruffled Feathers are recording their first full-length album.
*** WE DID IT! WE MADE OUR GOAL! ***
You guys have turned this album into a reality and we are truly humbled by the outpouring of support. We can't wait to share our music with the world.
Any funds we make above and beyond our goal will, of course, go back into the band. Let's start planning tours! Let's make another music video! We are the music makers and the dreamers of dreams, and your support means everything to us.
"The Ruffled Feathers have a reputation for achieving things well beyond their means" -Westender
"With elements of Regina Spektor and Feist, locals The Ruffled Feathers are a band to watch" -The Province
“From out of nowhere, Peter Pan’s lost boys and girls made it out onto the stage with their campfire quirky animated trumpets, ukuleles, and other gidgets and gadgets.” -Scene in The Dark
The Ruffled Feathers - Oracles
Imagine a time when there are no more people, just songs echoing from an old fashioned radio in the decaying streets. Raised banners and crumbling columns disappear in the drifting smoke. Amongst the rubble, triumphant trumpets and melancholy mandolins ring out over the waving flags of the unforeseen future. This is the music of The Ruffled Feathers. It sometimes sounds like this:
With an assortment of instruments as vast as the possessions left behind in a Western ghost town, this band of dauntless troubadours will take you on horseback all the way to the emerald gardens of the Far East and back to a lonely park bench in the middle of a bustling city.
Why do we need your help?
As a young band, we are constantly pushing our own creative boundaries. Now in our early 20s, we are all looking down the paths of where we want to take our lives. We manage to balance our work and our craft, but at the end of the day, means are limited. Skilled, motivated, and persistent, we glare knowingly into the eyes of hard work. We are a serious group and will continue to do what we love, but you can help us do it better.
Our first EP was made with love and dedication, and was produced and mixed entirely by us. However, we are musicians and not audio engineers! This time we want our songs to live up to their full potential.
We're almost there!
For this record, we set up our own studio at Baypony Farm (aka "Jeronimo Ranch") in the quaint and charming town of Wilsonville, Oregon. Matty's parents have a home there and offered us unbelievable hospitality while we turned their house into a studio, playing music from 8am to midnight for ten days straight. With borrowed gear and the help of friends, we've come a long way.
All the money is for mixing
We already have all twelve tracks of this album recorded, but we still need some help getting it mixed professionally. From the beginning, The Ruffled Feathers have sought to stay as connected to our music as possible. This includes doing all of our own recording, promotion, and merchandise, such as hand printed t-shirts and pottery. What other band has handmade mugs and porcelain buttons at their merch table?
Through album sales and playing shows, we are able to fund everything else involved in the release of this album, except mixing. Recording, mastering, CD printing, and artwork for the album are all being funded by us. So please, help us make this album a reality so we can share our music with you.
With sincere gratitude for your support,
-The Ruffled Feathers
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