Mortar and Pestle drifts between genres and mood, crafting a dark, dreamy elixir of soul, rock, and pop. Help us make our new album! :)
We could come up with some flashy and creative ways intended to manipulate you into helping us. However , honesty is a better approach. The reality is we are all currently working full-time jobs , living in a very expensive city and trying to support our dream of making heart felt music to share with the world . We're ready to record but doing it right not only requires quite a bit of money, but it also takes innovation. So instead of releasing all our music at once in one full length album, we are releasing a 6 song EP (produced by David Earl (Lila Rose, Heart Machine)) followed by 2 singles with remixes 2 months later.
If you've never recorded an album before, here are some of the expenses that go into making and releasing one:
- Paying for recording and mixing the instruments and vocals in studio
- Paying to have the album mastered
- Paying to have the album printed and pressed
- Paying to get the album published and copyrighted
- Paying to have the album promoted by a publicist
- Paying the album artwork artist and photographer
- Paying to have the album distributed to online stores
- AND all the other little costs and expenses that can sneak up on you!
How Kickstarter works:
Kickstarter takes 5% of anything we raise and Amazon takes another 5% to process your credit card . You will not be charged until we meet our goal of $7000. ( Basically we get nothing , nada, zero, if we can't get $7000 in 60 days!) If we reach and hopefully surpass our goal , you will be charged for what you pledged and the rewards will be shipped to you by the estimated delivery date listed in the description.
CHECK OUT ALL THESE REWARDS!!-------->>>
ALL backers of $12 or more will get both the EP AND singles before they are released !!
Here's a pic of the limited edition super soft t-shirts ...
**Very special thank you to Gin Finite, Ayse G, Jordan Schuster, and Kate Geaghan for making the video happen**
THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT, AND PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE WITH EVERYONE!
M&P <3s YOU!
Any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Apr 10, 2012 - Jun 9, 2012 (60 days)
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every dollars counts! cyber high 5, eternal gratitude and a year of good luck.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A digital copy of 2 songs off the EP before it's released , cyber high 5, eternal gratitude and a year of good luck.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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1 digital copy of the EP AND singles before they're released (singles est. delivery Oct. 2012) ,cyber high 5, eternal gratitude and a year of good luck.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $20 or more
1 physical copy of our EP before it's released AUTOGRAPHED by the band, mailed to your door + 1 digital copy of the EP AND singles before they're released (singles est. delivery Oct. 2012) ,cyber high 5, eternal gratitude and a year of good luck.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $30 or more
>>FAN PACKAGE<< A bonus CD of unreleased Mortar and Pestle b-sides , demos , and live recordings + 1 physical copy of our EP before it's released AUTOGRAPHED by the band. Both CD's mailed to your door + all of the awards above!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $60 or more
>>T-SHIRT PACKAGE<< *limited edition* High quality discharged screened american apparel t-shirt, + FAN PACKAGEEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $125 or more
>>DREAMS COME TRUE PACKAGE<< *Limited edition* professionally printed book of lyrics from the album. + T-SHIRT PACKAGEEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $150 or more
5 backers Limited (28 of 33 left)
>>FREE BODY PIERCING BY PAUL SHINICHI << Our very own keyboardist Paul Shinichi will pierce you @ his piercing studio located in San Francisco. This includes basic jewelry. A very limited reward that you will redeem before any of the other rewards!! + T-SHIRT PACKAGE (SHIPS IN AUGUST) Redeemable by appointment only.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $350 or more
2 backers All gone!
>>DINNER WITH THE BAND<< You and a guest will be our VIP's and enjoy a delicious meal and libations prepared with love by the band at Shinichi Manor in Oakland, CA. + DREAMS COME TRUE PACKAGEEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
>>ORIGINAL ARTWORK<< by our drummer Sean Paul Duke. Hand drawn graphic artwork that inspired the t-shirt and poster. + DREAMS COME TRUE PACKAGEEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $850 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
>>PRIVATE PERFORMANCE<<We will play a show for you at your house / space / backyard within 60 miles of Oakland . Thats right, the whole band-> LIVE ! Add $2 for every mile after that. + DREAMS COME TRUE PACKAGEEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
>>FREE MUSIC FOR LIFE!!<< At this level you will receive ALL of the music that we release for as long as this band roams the earth. That's right , you got our back, so we got yours, for life!! + DREAMS COME TRUE PACKAGEEstimated delivery: Aug 2012