Hello - I wanted
to update you on this project you have funded.
ALBUM LAUNCH AND PRESS CAMPAIGNYour generous funding
has thus far distributed our pre-release and launched a press campaign resulting
in some amazing reviews of the
album. To name a few…
Blurt Magazine gave it 9 out 10 Stars! Emusic
featured us on their review page with 4 ½ out of 5 Stars. Performer Magazine, Big Takeover, The Vinyl District, and Seattle
Weekly to name a few have all come out with fantastic reviews. And in one of our proudest moments the
editorial staff of iTunes had this
Heart Like Feathers renews this Seattle-based singer/songwriter's cult-hero
status with a collection of insinuating tunes inviting comparisons with Leonard
Cohen, Ron Sexsmith, and similar bards of the bittersweet. Deeble’s parched,
breathy vocals give him the air of a seasoned traveler on life’s bohemian
fringes. In dreamlike fashion, his images of ordinary life and private fantasy
blend in tracks like “Scarecrow,” “Undertow,” and the album’s title number.
Moving beyond personal confession, he turns “Hearing Voices, Seeing Ghosts”
into a shadowy yet compelling character portrait. A fine cast of support
players helps keep Heart Like Feathers aloft, with Amanda Lawrence’s viola work
and Anna Lynne Williams’s background vocals making particularly crucial
contributions. Hope finally bursts through the album’s dark clouds on “Sunflower,”
featuring a guest appearance by Deeble’s old friend Victoria Williams. It
closes an album’s worth of finely wrought songs, tinged with sadness and
redeemed by compassion.”
promos have also been submitted around the country, one in particular is KEXP
who has added us in their library for requests either on-air or streaming. If you are a KEXP listener then please
send an email to your favorite dj (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to request a song of the record (we are suggesting Weeds). The album was also recently featured on
the BBC Australia - which is cool.
LIMITED EDITION CD. & FILMsThe last step towards
this project is the LIMITED EDITION CD. Here is an update.
Edition has been completely paid for manufacturing-wise. The plant is awaiting
artwork and masters to start their production. The design has been completed and we are going over last
minute tweeks to the layout. The
Bonus Acoustic EP is done and mastered. Our holdup has been film editing. The project is to include at least 5
videos alongside the ep. We did
not anticipate however how time consuming the editing would be and did not
budget accordingly. Our primary
filmmaker Todd Zeller has committed himself to the project as a labor of love -
but has to take other paying work to stay afloat which slowed down the project. To speed things up we raised additional
funds from business donations to help Todd prioritize the project. To do so we partnered with a 501(c)3 to
allow tax deductible donations. Currently we have received support from IMAGE
JOURNAL, and STORYVILLE COFFEE, which have made it possible for us to move this
project forward with 3 of the 5 videos now fully completed. If you know of others who might like to
join our donors please email me and I will provide more info.
Our Latest video
is “WEEDS” which we just published
this morning – take a look!
My goal is to
have the project in production sometime in April – I will check back in with
you on its progress. In the
meantime… thanks for all of your support forwarding links on Facebook and
telling friends about the release.
I hope you are enjoying the record.