Help Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps release their second full-length studio record, "Little Wind."
We beat our goal! Thank you guys so much for all of your support, seriously. To see everyone who believes in the project is really special to us, so thank you for reaching out and offering your donations. As for other news:
Our official release date for the new album "Little Wind" will be August 30th. With a show to celebrate it's release at First Avenue Main Room on September 16th, with our friends Dark Dark Dark and Daredevil Christopher Wright. Mark that date off with red tape in your calendars because, to be quite frank with you, we're scared shitless. When that day comes, we really need all of our fans to march down the streets and the alley ways of Minneapolis and break down First Avenue's Door. Maybe I'm fantasizing now, maybe it won't be quite like that. Or will it? The choice is yours.....
We have been working tirelessly for the past eight months writing, arranging, recording, and producing our second full-length studio record, “Little Wind”. It’s taken a long time as we meticulously developed the record, considering every song and every word. We’re excited about the shift in our music and how it has developed into a more mature mixture of the familiar folk-pop melodies with a new taste of washed out tones and guitar ambiance; we’re just bursting at the seams to get this doggie out there and into your ear buds.
We are proud to release what (we think) will be our greatest album to date and we are asking our supporters to help us print and promote it. This coming fall/winter we will be visiting all corners of the country and want to hire print and radio promotions so we can share our music with as many people possible in each city. Along with promotions, we will be using the funding to press the record onto compact disc and on to vinyl (oh man, we’re so psyched for that one).
Everyone asks us, “dudes, why not get on a label so you don’t have to worry about all of this financial hooplah?” Well, we did shop it a bit, but in the end we collectively felt a bit uncomfortable giving away this album- I mean it’s our pride and joy and we are so ridiculously attached to it, we could never even conceive the notion of it not being our own. We’ve gotten this far on our own eight feet, so we’ve decided to see this record through until the end, then we can take a deep breath, do a slow clap, and move on to our next endeavor. That said, we need your help because without all of your gracious contributions, we won’t be able to do it.
As a token of our gratitude, we’re offering some pretty slick deals exclusively through Kickstarter. This will be the only spot that “Little Wind” will be available for presale, along with customized t-shirts, posters hand screen-printed by LandLand, and other pretty far out rewards. We thank you all so much for your time and any contributions you can make. We are so excited to show all of you what has been driving us crazy for the past two years; we’re preeeeetty sure you’re gonna like it.
We appreciate everyone’s support and consideration. We feel extremely fortunate to get to wake up everyday and do what we love to do the most; we could never be able to do it with out all of you so thank you all, so very very much.
Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps
Just kidding about the DVD screens on the headrests and the iPads- we already have all that.
Just kidding, we don’t have that stuff.
You should have the digital download! If not, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your packages should be coming on (or very close to) 9/20.
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May 6, 2011 - Jun 5, 2011 (30 days)
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A sense of fulfillment.
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Digital advance of "Little Wind" 2 weeks prior to the release date
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CD of "Little Wind" on the day of release and digital copy 2 weeks prior to release.
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Vinyl of "Little Wind" on the day of release and digital copy 2 weeks prior to release.
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Limited edition t-shirt customized only for kickstarter donators, "Little Wind" CD, and digital advance 2 weeks prior to release.
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Hand screen-printed posters by Land Land customized only for kickstarter donators, "Little Wind" CD, and digital advance 2 weeks prior to release.
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Customized t-shirt, "Little Wind" CD, digital copy 2 weeks prior to release, a guest list spot for the next show in your town or a town near you (this fall/winter) and you can come hang out during sound check!
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Customized t-shirt, "Little Wind" CD, digital copy 2 weeks prior to release, and backstage passes to the release show in Minneapolis this September (you can also hang during the sound check!)
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Customized t-shirt, "Little Wind" CD, digital copy 2 weeks prior to release, and Caroline will teach you how to play a Good Night Sleeps song over Skype.
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Caroline will write you a song about anything you want.
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Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps will play a personal show for you within 100 miles of Twin Cities Metro. (If over 100 miles, we will ask to have our gas expenses covered- totally willing to negotiate this one!)