LMVL is releasing our 4th record and need your help to get printed, pressed, promoted and toured round the country!
Welcome to the Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles Kickstarter Page!!!!
So here’s the deal...
Last winter we began work on our fourth LMVL album and it’s finally done…well almost.
We traveled to Brooklyn last summer and recorded an amazing record at Vacation Island Studios titled HEAT. Now we need your help to finish what we started and get this thing out into the world and into your homes!
We really took our time recording this record and making sure that everything sounded just right. Even though it has been in the making since fall of 2010, once things got rolling in the spring the record seemed to fly together in a wild whirlwind. Lucy went on a crazy summer-craving writing spree last winter and we ended up with some truly wonderful new songs.
Each time we record a new record it seems like we learn something that leads to better quality, better sounds and all around better music. We think that this is our best album yet, hands down! The studio recording learning curve shot up about a gazillion points while working in Brooklyn. We got the opportunity to work with producer and sound engineer Matt Boynton at Vacation Island studios and we had no idea what we were in for. Matt has worked with bands like MGMT and Beirut and he had all sorts of equipment and insight that helped shape our new sound. Matt's an expert on capturing old vintage sounds, hot sounds, with high gains and tube distortion. Needless to say he was a perfect fit with this record. We've been talking about electrifying our acoustic sound by using amps and pedals to get a larger old rock sound for a long time. Matt had and knew exactly what we needed and we can't wait to share the results with you.
We’re hoping to release this baby in late April 2012 and then tour it all around the country in the summer and fall. We want to share our music with as many folks as possible, so as part of this kickstarter we're hoping to raise funds to promote the record in print and radio in the places we visit. Touring is a tricky business and promoting shows in towns where we're not well known can make or break a show.
So where is your money going and what's it doing for real????
- Getting this puppy out into the world
Pressing (CD & Limited-Edition Vinyl)
promotion and publicity
Music video for "Just A Kid"
- Touring in the summer of 2012
And what's even better than helping us out of the kindness of your hearts? Helping us for REWARDS!!!
Besides the great feeling you’ll get from helping us out, we get to give y'all rewards for your kindness and financial support. Some of the highlights are the exclusive LMVL Kickstarter t-shirt and tickets to the private pre-release listening party only available through the Kickstarter. This pre-listening party will also be the unveiling and showing of our brand new music video produced by Daniel Cummings and Picture Machine Productions for the song "Just a Kid". Plus this is the only place the pre-release of heat is available and we'll even come to your place and rock you and your friends socks off if ya want!
(pssst if you guys want something different for your contribution just let us know we're more than happy to negotiate)
For folks who don't know about Kickstarter
Kickstarter is a pretty sweet resource for creative projects that get released into the world. In order for a Kickstarter project to be funded, it must reach its financial goal in a specified time period. For us that means raising $7,500 by February 28th. If the financial goal isn't reached, the project will not receive any funding and you, the donor, will not be charged. On the other hand, if the project exceeds its financial goal, we are able to make additions to their project and will continue to receive funds until the duration of the project has completed. Please feel free to contact us here on the Kickstarter page if you have any questions or requests.
THANK YOU THANK THANK YOU THANK YOU UOY KNAHT THANK YOU!!!!!
We can't tell you enough how much this project means to us. Thank you soooo much for supporting Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles. We look forward to seeing you soon!!
**HEAT video trailer by director Chris Stocksmith (www.stocksmith.com)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jan 26, 2012 - Feb 25, 2012 (30 days)
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Our warmest smiles and tons of thanks!! Band members will recognize you in an awesome list of names read aloud in unison at band practice.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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A pre-release LMVL digital download of the brand new album "Heat"Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A pre-release CD of the LMVL's new album "Heat"Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A signed pre-release Vinyl of the LMVL's new album "Heat" (with download card)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A signed pre-release CD of LMVL's new album "Heat" and a super limited edition LMVL T-shirt only available by pledging to our KickstarterEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A pre-release LMVL digital download of the brand new album "Heat" and 2 tickets to the private pre-release listening party!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Signed pre-release VINYL (with download card) plus limited edition LMVL kickstarter T-shirtEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A signed pre-release Vinyl (with download card) limited edition T-shirt and 2 tickets to the private pre-release album listening party with Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Signed pre-release VINYL (with 2 download cards [1 for a friend]) plus limited edition T-shirt AND 2 tickets to the Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles CD release show at First Ave.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A signed pre-release Vinyl (with download card) limited edition T-shirt, 2 tickets to the private pre-release album listening party with Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, 2 tickets to the CD release show at First Ave AND a unique handmade framed 6-part exquisite-corpse drawing by all band members.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A signed pre release Vinyl (with download card) limited edition T-shirt and 2 tickets to the private pre-release album listening party with Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles and a private skype lesson with Lucy Michelle teaching you how to play an LMVL song of your choiceEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A signed pre-release Vinyl (with download card) limited edition T-shirt, 2 tickets to the private pre-release album listening party, 2 comp tickets to the CD release at First Avenue. We'll cover a song of your choice (pending band approval) at either the CD release party or a future show in 2012 (which you will receive 2 comp tickets to)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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THE DOOSY SILVER PACKAGE: A signed pre-release Vinyl (with download card) limited edition T-shirt, 4 tickets to the private pre-release album listening party with Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles and you get guest listed+1 for all LMVL shows in 2012Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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The GOLDEN DOOSY PACKAGE All of LMVL will come to your house or work or wherever you want and play a private party for you and your friends. It may be the best experience of your whole life!!!! We’ll throw you a party and entertain your guests! We'll have a BBQ, make a camp fire and get you to bed at an unreasonable hour, plus we'll clean up. Also worth noting we can cook vegetarian and get you to bed at a reasonable hour if you want. (Within 200-mile radius [farther than 200 miles we’ll still come but we’d kindly ask for gas money]) AND you get guest listed+1 for all LMVL shows in 2012 + pre-release copies of the new album on CD and VINYLEstimated delivery: Apr 2012