Cars & Trucks want YOU to be a part of the making of their new record.
CARS & TRUCKS are a rock group from the Duluth, MN/Superior, WI area. They've spent time in bands like The Dames, Farewell Tour, Seed Math, Words to a Film Score, and others.
Here's what they sound like: http://listn.to/carstrucks/player
The first two Cars & Trucks albums were made the old-fashioned way: by going into ridiculous debt. This time around, C&T want to ask their fans, friends, family, and stalkers to be a part of the process from the start, to make the album-making experience something special and unique that the band and fans can be a part of and enjoy from top to bottom.
The third C&T album is written. It just needs to be recorded and replicated. What the band would like from you is a donation of cash -- a preorder, if you will -- so that this process can be done quickly and well. Rather than recording and then sitting around trying to scrape the dough together to release an album, the band would like to ask YOU to throw some cash at them TODAY in return for a guaranteed copy of the hand-numbered album on SUPER-SWEET collectible vinyl with download. With your name in the credits! You'll get that for one little old twenty-spot. And if you're able to spend a bit more, the band has offered up a veritable SHITLOAD of other things you can acquire, from home demo recordings to beard shavings to unique art to concerts in your goddamned HOUSE. If you're willing to contribute to the cause, Cars & Trucks is willing to show you oodles of gratitude. Oodles!
(NOTE: C&T ain't makin' CD's, this time around. Dead medium, folks! But the idea is, even if you're not into vinyl, you still get a cool collectible item, and you can listen to the high-quality mp3's on your device of choice.) (Maybe we'll even figure out a way to include FLAC's for people who want those, too.)
Check out the levels over there on the right. Contribute what you can. Know that, at the end of the process, you will have taken part in a great new modern way of music-making, one in which a record label isn't needed, one in which the supporters of the musicians directly offer that support in their own preferred way. It's a beautiful thing!
(NOTE: if the amount raised goes over the amount set by the band -- which would be AWESOME -- all of that money will go to the same project, and will allow the band to make the whole thing that much better. Better quality, more attention to detail, better packaging, cooler sounds, what have you -- your money will go to GOOD use.)
That's about all you need to know. If you have any reservations about buying an album sound unheard, just know that the band thinks the album could easily turn out to be their best one, and that it continues their tradition of making plain old hooky rock tunes. (It's also looking like it may have tons of crazy space-out guitar solos and elongated songs with multiple sections. Just you wait.)
The album (and any of the additional goodies you wish to tack on via the corresponding levels) is on track for a May release, but this may need to change, depending on various factors. Regardless, when the album is released, you will be able to pick it up at the release show the band will have, or your items will be shipped to you, or other arrangements can be made.
Any questions, feel free to write. The band is willing to work with anyone who wants to contribute, so don't hesitate to offer up your help.
Thanks from Cars & Trucks and all artists everywhere who couldn't do anything without their fans!
Now take a look over there on the right, figure out what kind of incredible goodies you'd like to get your mitts on, and join the cause. There's only thirty days to fund this project, so tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell strangers muttering to themselves on the bus. Let's DO THIS!
Video by New Vistas Retirement Community and Comedy Collective. Jody Kujawa: Chester Dunderfoot. Nathan Carlblom, cinematographer and editor. Assistant editor: Mark Kuiti. Directed by T.B.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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FAN LEVEL -- A hand-numbered, limited-edition copy of the third C&T album on vinyl (includes a FREE download of the album on high-quality mp3), and your name in the credits.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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BUDDY LEVEL -- Everything from category 1, PLUS a handmade button pack and a sticker that only buddies get.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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BOOSTER LEVEL -- Everything from categories 1 and 2, PLUS a totally awesome limited-edition C&T t-shirt AND poster that you will never see available anywhere else.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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PATRON LEVEL -- Everything from categories 1, 2, and 3, PLUS a goodie bag filled with compact discs from Mat, Tony, and Matt's previous musical endeavors, and a disc of Tony Bennett's personal HOME DEMO RECORDINGS of songs from all three C&T releases. SICK VALUE!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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BENEFACTOR LEVEL -- Everything from categories 1, 2, 3, and 4, PLUS a one-of-a-kind art collage made by Mat Milinkovich! PLUS, the previously-unreleased instrumental studio recordings of the songs from the 2011 production The Who's "Tommy" that the band made for the cast to rehearse to! All the tracks! Studio quality!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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BFF LEVEL -- Everything from categories 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, PLUS you get a free lifetime pass* to any C&T live show, anywhere, any time. (*DISCLAIMER: this might not always be cool with all venues. Free pass available where applicable.)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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SUPER-SPECIAL LIMITED TATTOO LEVEL -- Everything from levels 1-6, PLUS two hours of FREE tattooing done by Matt O himself at Ink. in Superior, WI! Only three of these packages are available! Major value!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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UNPLUGGED LEVEL -- Everything from levels 1-6, PLUS Cars & Trucks will come to your house and perform acoustically! Throw a party! Invite your friends! C&T will supply the sounds. (NOTE: gig available within 50 miles of Duluth/Superior area. If house show isn't feasible, a suitable venue will be arranged.)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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BEARD LEVEL -- Everything from levels 1-6, PLUS an unplugged gig at your home, PLUS Matt O will shave off his fucking beard at that show and GIVE IT TO YOU. You can be the owner of the best beard in the Twin Ports area. Beard will be placed in receptacle suitable for display. LIMIT ONE.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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PSYCHO FAN LEVEL -- Everything from levels 1-6, PLUS your name in the credits of the album as "Executive Producer," PLUS an electric OR acoustic house show in which YOU can pick the setlist of C&T originals, PLUS C&T will learn and perform three catalog hits from their previous bands selected by the bidder, PLUS the band will learn a cover* selected by the bidder. (*Within reason. Don't get any funny ideas, smartypants.) (NOTE: gig available within 100 miles of Duluth/Superior area. If house show isn't feasible, a suitable venue will be arranged.)Estimated delivery: May 2012
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SLAVE DRIVER LEVEL -- Everything from levels 1-6, PLUS listing in album as "Honorary Band Member," PLUS a house show in which C&T will play electric AND acoustic, PLUS the band will provide and Matt O will grill food at said house show, PLUS the band will present the bidder with a signed and decorated art guitar! (NOTE: location should be within reason of Twin Ports area, and guitar will be some cheapo job.)Estimated delivery: May 2012