Army of wonderful carousel-people,
Thanks so much for being a part of this with us. Here's an early excerpt of the Austin trio experimenting with another brand new raw tune that will find its way into production with your help:
We have just 10 days to go, as this thing ends on my birthday, April 6. We haven't hit our minimum of $8,000 yet, but we are close! Our true goal is $10,000, so please spread the word to friends and colleagues and help us push it hard during these last 10 days. We can make this record amazing if we all band together. Your support means more to us than I can put into words.
We have so many tote bags and shirts to make and covers and songs to write for your rewards! It will be fun for all. If you're at the $150 pledge level or higher, I hope you have a good cover song or song idea in mind. It can be totally silly.
Thank you so much for joining us. I hope you are as excited as we are about this project. We've got exactly 2 weeks before this Kickstarter campaign ends, and we're excited about making this music for you.
I'm also excited about making the tote bags and T-shirts and songs for the higher levels! I hope you have some ideas in mind for what cover songs or songwriting topics you want, if you're at the $150 level or higher! Fun stuff!
We still have a long way to go, but I think we can do this thing if everyone spreads the word to their colleagues and friends. Please help us with that. $8,000 is really the bare-bones minimum we need to record the music: we hope that we can raise more than that if we all spread the word! Every penny will go to creating a great product.
Thank you so much; without you, independent music wouldn't exist.
Here's a video from the tour van last year with the west-coast Carousels:
Be sure to "like" us on Facebook for updates!
Thanks so much, everyone who has pledged any amount so far. We are very excited, and I'm working on the designs for the tote bags and custom tee shirts!
We are gearing up for the crazy week of South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. We have four shows during this upcoming week of festival mayhem, and we're excited about spreading the word about Paul Banks & The Carousels and our Kickstarter campaign.
The first couple of days on Kickstarter, we saw great response, and we need those who are already official backers to encourage others to join us. We need you to completely evangelize the Kickstarter campaign to your friends, parents, colleagues, cats, and dogs. We can't reach the goal without you. 27 days to go! Stoked.
Thank you so much, backers. I'm so excited about creating this music and rewarding you for coming along side us. We're in it together, and it feels great that way.
P.S. For your enjoyment, here is a photograph of my real actual father the day he was born, with my grandfather and aunts and uncle. It's one of the images that I have considered adapting for the album art, although we aren't even remotely close to that step yet.
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