Fun and quirky debut EP of Zip Casey. Songs ranging from heartfelt, to nerdy, and sometimes a bit raunchy, but always a good time.
After entertaining many in the Central Pennsylvania area at Open Mic events, randomly serenading waitresses in late night diners and several other spontaneous performances... I, Zip Casey, am recording my debut EP.
"The Fool I Am" is a collection which showcases several facets of my music. At times a raunchy comedic rocker, I am showing my softer side as well, with songs ranging from the funny "Blackout Genius" and "Fun and Games" to my heartfelt ballad, "The Heart of You".
The project is currently underway and coming together quite well. When I wrote these songs I knew I had started something fun, but working on them in the studio with my producer (Danny Braun) has really pushed them to the next level. I just can't wait to see people's reactions when this all wraps up.
That said, I need help from those people I've entertained throughout the years. This album isn't going to come to completion without the donations of those amazing people who keep me smiling and singing. Funding will cover the costs of production and post-production on the CD, which will not only provide fans with something fun to listen to, but also bring to life a refined version of the music I've had playing in my head every time I perform.
Some of you might not know who I am... I'm a nerdy, music lover who's sometimes sexually frustrated scribblings often turn into amusing music. I'm no pioneer, I'm not trying to change the world. I just think there should be more "fun" music. Music that makes you laugh, music that makes you smile, music that makes you feel understood in this crazy world.
If you'd like to know more, you can get in touch with me at www.facebook.com/ZipCasey or just leave a question here and I'll try to get back to ya.
Thanks for checking everything out,
Zach "Zip Casey" Rowe
*photos used with permission from Jesus Martinez (photographer of project photo) and Ross Dayhoff (the cosplaying "authentic" nerd)
In addition to the backing music towards the end of the video (two of the unfinished tracks were used), if you visit my facebook page (www.facebook.com/ZipCasey), I have a few videos of my music uploaded. They were shot with my smartphone, so the quality isn't astounding. The videos do, however, provide you with a general idea of what the music is like.
The 6 songs on the EP will be (in no perticular order):
Fun & Games
The Heart of You
*The videos were originally shot to share the new song ideas with friends, apologies in advance that we haven't uploaded any better (performance and sound) quality samples as of yet .
If we don't reach the funding goal in time, nobody gets charged. I don't receive anything and you guys who were awesome and willing to donate toward the cause won't get the gifts that I want to give you.
pledged of $2,200 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 8, 2012.
May 9, 2012 - Jun 8, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Pledging this amount will give you a digital download of the album the day it is finished.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $15 or more
Not only will you get the digital version of the album, but you will get a CD as well.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Zip will sing you (and possibly your guildies) a song live via ventrilo, skype, or similar programs often used for communicating whilst pwning awesome games. Performances will be acoustic and personal providing a 10 minute window for chatting and singing. Delivery time may vary. Generally after midnight EST with Sunday and Monday providing earlier options. Choose a song from the album: Fun & Games, Nerdsex, The Fool, Screwed Up, The Heart of You, or Blackout GeniusEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Digital download, CD, and you will also find your name in the "Thank You" section.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Digital download, CD, name in the "Thank You" section, and also VIP treatment @ the release party. ***must be able to attend on June 30 in Marysville, PA. **Please provide contact information for details. *VIP guests will be provided with burgers and s'mores during the festivities and definitely receive a high five and maybe even a hug from Zip upon greeting!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Go on a date with an "authentic" nerd! You and your date will be chauffeured by Zip (almost bringing back memories of mom/dad in the front seat). Choose from a trip to the arcade or mini-golf (inspired by the song "Fun and Games") after eating some traditional nerd food at the Chinese buffet. Also in addition to the same benefits as the $25 pledge, you will receive your copy of the CD personally from Zip. ***Must be within 4 hour drive from Harrisburg, PA. (check Google Maps) **Possibly open to other options upon request, but no promises other than mini-golf or the arcade*** delivery time may vary, we'll be in touch.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Member for life, inspired by a project I saw... This is my debut EP and I plan to do much more with music. You'll get your copy of the CD, the digital release, your name in the Thank You section of the album and if you're able to show up to the release party you will receive VIP treatment. In addition, since you're helping me out so much with accomplishing this, you will receive a taste of what I do from here on out for free. When I make a new t-shirt, you've got it! When I have another album release, you're getting a copy! If there's a show in your area, we'll hang out and I'll try to get you on a guest list, get you a ticket, get you backstage, and/or on stage (people will know you helped me immensely when I was starting out). Even if I'm in a different band, I am sending you free merchandise for the rest of my career. ***Free items limited to t-shirts, stickers, album releases, posters and similar products that would be for sale at shows.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012