We're going to make a music video for our song 'With You' and we're here to raise the money to do it!
We're going to make a music video!! And we need your help to make it happen. Check out our awesome rewards for your contribution and remember - we can always go over our goal, but if we don't meet our goal in our alloted time, we don't get any of the funds!! Thanks for contributing!!!
As we said in the introduction video, we've got the song all picked out. Its called 'With You,' and it's full of beautiful imagery and intriguing soundscapes, the perfect compliment to an artfully filmed music video. If you haven't heard the song yet, visit our bandcamp page to hear what I'm talking about.
The skinny: DRMS is a band; a bold, striking, modernistically engineered music collective set to take on the world and supply it with beautiful sounds to soothe the madness. Our first step in this direction was to record an album which we're really proud of; we will be releasing said collection of sonorities on July 28th, 2012. IN ORDER to get these robust jams out into the world, to spread them far and wide, beyond the reach of our immediate circle, we need some way to engage new listeners in an exciting and non-circuitous manner; something that says BLAM!! We are DRMS and this music is amazing. Naturally, it would be ideal if this path of distribution was 4 minutes long, visually as well as sonically engaging, and easily accessible via the inter-web. Enter the modern music video!! The perfect solution for our current predicament.
After this whole music video thing enters the picture, none other than Elia Vargas shows up, director extraordinaire, and, having worked with such luminaries such as Bjork, Vincent Moon, and Scott Snibbe, offers to direct a music video for DRMS. US!! So, he comes over to my house one day and has a look-see around, turns to me and says "Rob, this would be the perfect place to shoot a music video for DRMS. I have a concept; we're going to make this house come alive. Lets make a budget and see what we'll need..."
In the words of a wise man, "let me sum up."
- we'll need materials to create a wild set
- create some costumes with the help the wonderful Ashley Brock
- Hiring Elia as a Director
- Hiring a directory of photography
- Hiring someone to light the shots; and renting said lights
- We've got a great group of volunteers as well to help us make it, but we need to keep them (and me) from getting "hangry" by feeding them delicious foods
As one can see, when making a music video which is a work of art in its own right, these costs start to add up. At one point, a record label would have fronted the costs to create a music video, but in this day and age, with more and more bands releasing their music independently, it falls on the band to find creative ways to fund their albums and campaigns. And, as I'm writing this, I'm reminded of the superabundance of prizes which we've come up with to entice you to contribute to making our dreams of a music video happen.
NOW happens to be the best time for you to buy our debut record, as it will directly support our campaign to get it out there!!! On this recording, and if you see us in person, you will hear the brilliant sounds of:
Rob Shelton - Piano and Keyboards
Emily Ritz - Vocals and Quijada de Burro
Jake Nochimow - Drum Set
Mark Clifford - Vibraphone, Melodica, Keyboards and Percussion
Andrew Maguire - Vibraphone, Marrimba, Percussion
Geneva Harrison - Vibraphone, Percussion
Zach Rubin-Rattet - Electric Guitar
Jesse Cafiero - Bass and Lap Steel Guitar
AND of course there's some very special guests on there, so special in fact you'll just have to get the record to find out who they are.
If you've never seen us playing live, here's a video of us playing earlier this year at San Francisco's Noise Pop festival.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Hello and nice to meet you! Thank you for helping make our music video come to life. You'll receive a download of the song we're making a music video for, 'With You,' and a b-side entitled 'Don't want this to Die.' Did I mention we'll be giving you warm shout out on our Facebook Page? YES!Estimated delivery:
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Awesomeness! We've got a remix up our sleeves and we'd like to share it with you. $5 gets you 'With You,' remixed by AJ McKinely of Battlehooch, as well as the aforementioned items.Estimated delivery:
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Now we're cooking. A download of our self-titled debut record, set to be "officially" released July 28th; its what this hootenanny is really all about anyway. 10 songs, recorded over one year, I can't get over how excited we are to share this with you! You'll receive the download a full two weeks ahead of the official release date. Now that's special cooking!Estimated delivery:
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Can you feel it? I mean like hold it physically in your hands! This pledge amount gets you a physical copy of our soon to be released self-titled debut record; the group of songs from which 'With You' comes. With cover art by Scott Cooper, and design and layout by Patrick Roth, the packaging is a work of art in itself, not to mention the music is great too. Surely something you'll cherish for years to come. Shipped right to your door in the lower 48.Estimated delivery:
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Now, in addition to all of the above prizes, you'll receive a screen printed poster which incorporates the lyrics of 'With You' and the beautiful art work of Scott Cooper from the original single printing. Hand printed by Rob and numbered. And remember that CD? We'll put our John Hancock on it. Shipped right to your door in the lower 48.Estimated delivery:
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Are you a "been there, got the t-shirt" type person? In addition to all the above, receive a screen printed DRMS t-shirt featuring the cover art from our soon to be released debut album. Shipped right to your door in the lower 48.Estimated delivery:
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All the above plus a super special shout out thank you from the stage of our record release show, July 28th!Estimated delivery:
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Everyone knows the true sign of an artist is lots of analog correspondence - i.e. postcards! We will hand draw you a post card write you a lovely note on the other side of it. Plus everything from the $75 package!Estimated delivery:
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Cookie Monster! We'll bake you a batch of cookies. Seriously. Some serious cookies. Plus everything from the $100 package, what!Estimated delivery:
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BBQ TIME!!!! Jackpot! Rob will host a BBQ for you and 4 friends in his lovely backyard right next to Lake Merritt. Plus your friends will each receive everything from the $30 prize, and you yourself will receive everything from the $75 prize. Side note: It is true that his house will also be the set for the 'With You' music video, so come see a piece of future rock and roll history.Estimated delivery:
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A beautiful one of a kind hand crafted piece of art by our lead vocalist, Emily Ritz! If you haven't seen Emily's art yet, its AMAZING! This is an awesome opportunity to own a piece of her work. Plus everything from the $100 package.Estimated delivery:
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Now we're talking! When was the last time you threw an awesome house party? Or had an intimate romantic meal with a live rock band serenading you? We're here for you! DRMS will come play at your house, anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area! What a deal! We'll rock the house! Plus you'll get everything from the $100 package, and 5 of your guests will receive the $30 package.Estimated delivery:
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So, in a David Lynch sort of way, we'll have your portrait appear in our music video, I'm imagining it hanging on the wall in one of the scenes, in the background, keeping watch over us. This will go down in history! Plus everything from the $100 prize.Estimated delivery:
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Congratulations on being such a beautiful person! AND making our project possible!! We'd like to write a song about any topic you choose, and we'll perform it at your house for the party we're playing there. Just think of the endless possibilities! Lima Beans, Chick Peas, Mung Beans, Lentils, Geese. Wow. This prize includes everything from the $750 prize as well.Estimated delivery:
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You have successfully funded our music video in one fell swoop, as well as strengthened our faith in humanity. Take a second to feel good about helping the art world tick! We'll credit you as a producer in the text of our video, and you will be awarded all the dignity and respect of such an outstanding citizen, including everything from the $1500 dollar prize and a hand picked bouquet.Estimated delivery:
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