We are polishing off our 4th (and yet to be named) album. Tis a work of art we are all quite proud of and excited to release to you!
**As you may or may not know, while on tour in California last week, we suffered a massive, nearly tragic car accident. We thank God that we are still alive and walking. After much deliberation, and as difficult as it is to ask, we have encountered substantial new financial challenges, both personally and as a band, we must ask for your help to see this project through. We have not wavered in our desire to obtain funding for the completion of this record as we try to move along with this album. If you have donated already, we cannot thank you enough. If you have not, we would so deeply appreciate your help, be it by pledging or simply sharing this link with others. We look forward to giving you good news soon! Sincere thanks and gratitude for all the support!!!** -decker.
This is it!
Please take just five minutes to watch our video and see our story...
We are decker. We have spent the last 4 years starving for our art (often times quite literally).
If you know us, then you know how true this is. We've traveled thousands upon thousands of miles and played a ton of shows in a ton of cities. We've put out some records too (3 to be exact, and they have cost alot of money).
Since our return from Austin, TX for SXSW in March we began writing and recording this album which we are so close to finishing right now; the fourth decker. album.
I can honestly say, I've never been more proud of any creation, short of my son.
I, Daddy Decker, dumped every last cent I had on recording gear (to the tune of about $4000) in order to save money on studio time and insure that we had plenty of time to put the love into the album that it warrants and we got back to the roots of the first decker. album. We recorded what we could at home and then took the rest to track at a local studio in Sedona. During this time we have not stopped touring, or putting on shows. Quite the contrary, we live for our art. It is my obsession and my passion.
This week we will lay down the last few tracks and then embark on this Kickstarter project.
It is here that we will ask, in the same manner we've asked so many times for a floor to sleep on, for your grace and generosity.
In order to finish the album, we need, as far as I can tell, at least $3800, which breaks down as such:
$1150 for final mixing (mixing runs, at minimum, about $40/hr and upwards of hundreds. The studio we are focused on is right in that range and we look forwad to sharing more about them soon! Truth be told, mixing is arguably more important than the tracking/recording itself).
$1000 for mastering (mastering is the final step in recording process, pre-manufacturing, and this is a pretty good rate for mastering. Our CD will be mastered by RFI Mastering in Seattle, who has mastered Cat Power, The Shins, Pearl Jam and many others).
$1600 for manufacturing (We are printing up 1500 eco wallets CDs, not CDRs. These are high-quality, professional CDs. This will allow us to send out 300 copies to labels, magazines, blogs, booking agents, etc in our promo campaign for the album come November).
(+ $50 to help offset fees for this here venture)
It is important to note: If we do not hit the goal, we do not get any of the money. It is also worth noting that if we are fortunate enough to make and exceed the goal, we can use any additional money to further fund our operation for van repairs, gear upgrades and emergency funds for the unexpected.
It is vastly more worth noting: This album is the cornerstone of a much larger push we are embarking on. Such as to say, this is merely the beginning. This album will serve as the backbone of our push toward a larger artistic future and freedom.
I've gone on too long. Got a question? Drop a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to check out the website at www.deckermusic.org
Thank you for your time and love! See you soon,
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,800 goal
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Aug 4, 2012 - Sep 3, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you for the love!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Our humble appreciation and early release of the digital download.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Our humble appreciation, the early release of the digital download, some decker. stickers to plaster bathrooms in your hometown and a hard copy of the new disc upon release.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Our humble appreciation, the early release of the digital download, stickers, a hard copy of the new disc upon release, and a personal cd mix from each of the members of decker. (as in, we will each burn you a cd of the stuff we listen to).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above and a cd of decker. demos, b-sides and old songs and a signed 11x17 poster from a past decker. show.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above and an 8.5x11 handmade screenprint poster by decker. drummer Christian Jerman.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above and come sing a song with us at the show of your choice.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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2 backers Limited (30 of 32 left)
All of the above and a limited edition, handmade screenprint poster OR t-shirt from Mathias Valdez of Lastleaf Printing in Pueblo, CO and a live dvd of a decker. show with a personal shout-out from the band on stage. (Will need to communicate t-shirt or poster choice and size of shirt).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $450 or more
*FOR AZ RESIDENTS* All of the above and myself and one other member of the band will come perform at your house as a duo and maybe even cook some dinner. We will definitely clean up after ourselves.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above and your name in the album liner notes with a pledge of love and gratitude.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $700 or more
*FOR AZ RESIDENTS* All of the above and the whole band will come play a show at yo crib. If you want us to bring a party along we can. If you want acoustic, candlelight show by the fire, we can do that too. And I'll make you a killer beverage of your choice.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $750 or more
All of the above and we will write you a song/release a single on the topic or phrase of your choice (ie we will write you a song).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above and I will come to you and play a solo show in your house or venue of choice which you procure (continental US only).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above and we will fly you to Sedona, AZ as a VIP guest for a decker. concert (continental US only).Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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1 backer All gone!
All of the above and you can name the album. We take this very seriously and hope you would too. We reserve the right to not accept the money if the album title is outlandish or vulgar. Will give you one of the rough mixes of the album for you to absorb it and think of a title that fits.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
All of the above and the entire band will come to your house or town to perform a concert OR you can come to Sedona, AZ and be featured in the next decker. music video. **It goes without saying only one person can name the album. If you are gracious enough to make this donation before someone else hits the 5k mark, of course the privilege will be yours, but if someone beats you to it, you'll have to settle for being in the video and all the other goodness.......and our sincere and humble thanks.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013