30 new songs, 2 new members, one studio. Send us to the Observatory!
Send Otis and the Rufies to Observatory Studios!
With ample wind in our sails, we're heading to chicago to record our 4th full-length release with the people we love and it's gonna cost around $2,000. Of course, any more than that would allow us to expand our recording process, but at this point, we can pull it off for $2,000.
We're only asking for half.
With 30+ songs and two new members, we're headed to Observatory Studios. After recording our last album "Addie's Diver" with roommate Erik Rasmussen, he's officially the only person we trust with the new album. Here's the catch. Erik moved to Chicago to open Observatory Studios where he currently runs his operation, which, by the way, is a smooth operation and can fully facilitate our needs. We only want the best for everyone, you included. We will document our time preparing for and at Observatory Studios in full scope and technicolor with both audio and video (filming began months ago). The entire recording process will be filmed in HD, in addition to the shows leading up to it. The featurette that follows will be released around the time of, if not packaged with, the new album.
If you contribute even a dollar, your name will appear in the liner notes of the new album. It's the least we can do. In addition to liner notes and autographed physical copies of the album, there are a few things we're offering which you will never find available again. In addition to personal items and artifacts directly from the band, if you donate $100 or more, We will stencil you a limited edition band tee in your size! This, of course, includes the autographed physical copy as well as your name appearing in the liner notes.
As a very special one-time-only, the first person to donate $200 will receive one free 7 hour day of studio time at Observatory Studios in Chicago! (Must provide transportation and lodging)
If you have ANY questions about the project before committing your hard earned dollars to someone else's dreams, please do contact us via our official facebook profile or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to our last album Addie's Diver in full via facebook.
THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!
- U.S. BACKERS must add and additional $6 to each pledge of $100 or more -OR- $15 to orders of $500 or more (unless you wish to donate without your rewards. Please let us know if this is your intention.)
- INTERNATIONAL BACKERS must add an additional $3 to each pledge of $40 -OR- $15 to each pledge of $100 or more (for overseas shipping and handling)... (Unless you simply wish to pledge without your rewards. Please let us know if this is your intention.)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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May 8, 2012 - Jun 7, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
If you contribute anything at all, your name will appear in the liner notes of the album. You've earned it. You will receive a link to an advance download of the album upon completion.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Signed advance physical copy of the album upon completion AND your name will appear in the liner notes.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Signed advanced physical copy of the album upon completion, a pick used by the band while recording the album, your name will appear in the liner notes, and Michael will draw you a picture of WHATEVER YOU WANT! (no tractors)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
You will receive a signed physical copy of the album upon completion, a pick used while recording the album, your name will appear in the liner notes, Michael will draw you a picture of WHATEVER YOU WANT! (no tractors), and we will spray paint/stencil you a limited edition band tee in your specified size!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Courtesy of the establishment, (limited, only 1 available) you will receive one free 7 hour day of recording at Observatory Studios in Chicago! (transportation and lodging not included. Date dependent upon studio availability. May be added to additional paid hours or redeemed on its own!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
One of Josh's sweaty white v-necks worn while recording the album, signed and ziplocked for optimum... freshness? A signed physical copy of the album upon completion and your name will appear in the liner notes. The very strings used on the album, pulled directly off of our guitars (Josh, Jason, and Michael's), as well as picks used on the album, PLUS any drumsticks Jimmy breaks while recording, plus a photo of us holding said materials for proof of authenticity, plus whatever the hell else we feel like throwing in your very special package compiled just for you during our time at Observatory. In addition to all of that, you will get one half hour Skype session from inside the studio to meet the band, ask questions, get updated on the status of the album, and assuming it's a tracking day, sit in on a little of the actual recording process!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012