Become a backer of the new EP from singer-songwriter Seth Boyer and get some amazing rewards!
UPDATE 2: AMAZING. We're almost there! As promised on Twitter, here's a track from the record. This one's called Woods.
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who has backed the project so far - you're amazing. I've uploaded a video of a live take of Lie to Me, the first track off the record. Check it:
Oh man. You guys.
I'm really excited about this project.
In early April, I recorded a handful of songs at Twisted Penguin studios in Spenard with Evan Phillips (The Whipsaws) behind the mixer. What we planned to be an experimental session turned into an incredibly fleshed-out EP. An EP that is now mixed and ready to be pressed to disc.
Here's where you come in:
A large portion of my income is derived from album sales at shows. Moreover, it puts my recordings in fresh ears. Sadly, it costs money to make CDs. A lot more than you'd think - once you factor in packaging, reproduction and (ugh) shipping to Alaska.
This Kickstarter project would help defray the costs of making CDs and compensate Evan, our amazing engineer Bennett, and the proprietors of Twisted Penguin who were gracious enough to let me use their studio space up front.
Wait, wait, wait. So I pay you a lot of money but it's not all of what you're asking? What's that two grand all about?
Kickstarter allows artists like myself to set fundraising goals that backers can contribute to. If you can spare $5, you get a first-tier reward. If you live in Tuscaloosa and you throw in $1200, I fly there with my guitar and a copy of the record to sign after playing a set in your house for you and all your friends.
You won't be charged anything until the campaign ends in mid-May. Here's the only catch: If I don't hit my goal of $2000, no one gets any rewards and I'm very sad.You don't want to see a large Nordic man cry, do you? Do you!?
(Trust me. You don't.)
So since it's so crucial to hit that goal, I'm asking one more thing: Spread the word. I understand what it's like to be cash-poor. If you can only spare a Lincoln, that's totally fine. But if you could also link to this page on facebook, Twitter, Google Plus (that's still a thing, right?), wearing a sandwich board on Northern Lights and Spenard, sending out carrier pidgeons, etc, etc, etc. THAT would make you my favorite person. In the world. Ever.
If you have any questions regarding rewards, details about the record or about this project, head to my website and hit that contact link up top.
And just to reiterate: You are amazing. I thank you in advance.
At the end of the campaign (the # of days left is on the top right in big type) you'll be billed. After it's processed through Kickstarter and Amazon Payments, I'll start fulfilling rewards!
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Apr 24, 2012 - May 24, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A high-quality digital download of The Pre-Exodus EP in the audio format of your choice featuring a digital art book with lyrics, liner notes and more!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A high-quality digital download of The Pre-Exodus EP AND my first record, Risking Life and Limbo Vol. 1.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $30 or more
17 backers Limited (583 of 600 left)
A signed physical copy of The Pre-Exodus EP hand-delivered to any residence or public location in the greater Anchorage area. BONUS: a live performance of one song on your doorstep (or wherever delivery takes place.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
3 backers Limited (37 of 40 left)
A signed physical copy of the EP, hand-delivery with serenade (if within range), and a custom musical voice-mail message or ringtone made to order!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $75 or more
1 backer Limited (24 of 25 left)
All above rewards PLUS a custom video recording of me covering a song of your choice. Submit 3 songs and I'll choose one to cover JUST FOR YOU.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $175 or more
5 backers Limited (15 of 20 left)
A signed physical copy of the EP AND I will come play a 1.5 hour house concert anywhere in the Municipality of Anchorage for you, your friends and anyone else you want to invite! (Valley gigs and beyond will cost a little extra for gas.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (14 of 15 left)
Signed EP hand-delivered (if within range) AND I will write a custom commissioned song on the subject of your choosing.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,200 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Signed EP hand-delivered to ANY location in the United States PLUS 1.5 hour house concert. (Note: I'll probably need a ride to and from the airport and to sleep on your couch. Hope that's cool.)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012