After 3 years of exhausting work, The Northern is making the final push to finish our first full-length album.
The Northern was formed as an intimate, communal musical endeavor by two brothers, closer friends than they had ever been before, The Northern flourished as a meeting place and joyful communing point for diverse individuals in the NYU community, and The Northern matured as those relationships were tested, broken, healed, and made stronger than ever.
It's always been more than me; It's always been more than the music; In short, It's been you, our community. For me, our song "All The Greatest Things" took on a magical quality when, for the first time, I heard not my voice singing the heartfelt refrain, echoing in the walls of a club, but heard the voices of those who had come - not simply to experience music - but to be a part of a community around something big, mad and beautiful.
And now The Northern needs its community more than ever. For years, we've created, analyzed, hashed out, re-written, evolved, and changed more than I can remember, and now are in the home stretch of the work that has lasted almost three years. We are going to finish our full-length album.
We've already done most of the work ourselves, but there's a few things left we need to get done.
To set the levels, settle the groove, rock the guitar, ensuring everything is in its right place.
To place each song sonically in-line, to ensure that what is delivered to you is not only a group of good tunes, but an immaculate album that sparkles from start to finish.
Physical Duplication: $1,000
To deliver to you a finished product that is as soul-lifting, inspiring, and as beautiful in your hands as the music itself.
Total Cost: $3,000.
We've only asked for $2,000 because we've reached way down deep into our little pockets, and found that we have about 1/3 of the cost. But we can't do it alone - we need you to help us get all of the way there.
I think back on the specific ways that each one of you has made this music possible over the last many years (making t-shirts, baking cookies, screaming loudly, etc.), I realize something. We've never, ever done any of this on our own. It's always been with you.
So come, and Wake Up The Northern with us... You'll be so glad you did!
www.thenorthern.com - "Come Here" or "All The Greatest Things" is a good place to start.
Try messing with the roF eviL I llA file on thenorthern.com, see what you come up with.
We're looking at August or September in NYC... We'll keep you posted... We're already hashing out plans, and we think it's going to be really special.
pledged of $2,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 6, 2011 - Jul 7, 2011 (31 days)
Pledge $10 or more
A digital download of The Shadowlands album + A hand-written note written individually to you, to thank you for making this dream a reality!
Pledge $25 or more
Everything from Tier 1 + A signed copy of The Shadowlands physical album (watch out, the artwork is killer).
Pledge $75 or more
Everything from Tier 1 & 2 + Digital Copy of the If I Could Meet the Architect and Lift Eps, and a physical copy of limited edition b-sides collection.
Pledge $125 or more
Everything from Tier 1 - 3 + an exclusive invitation to a Special Concert with good dinner and drinks provided.
Pledge $250 or more
Everything from Tier 1 - 4 + A LIVING ROOM SHOW! A live performance of the album in it's entirety right in your living room + hear any previous material you'd like to hear! Limited to NJ, NY, PA, CT, and TX. If living outside of these areas, receive free entry to 5 Northern Shows of your choosing.
Pledge $350 or more
Everything from Tier 1 - 5, + BECOME AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: "Album produced by" credit in Shadowlands liner notes, and 2 additional copies of The Shadowlands album.