LOST LANDER :: KICKSTARTER :: TELETHON!!!!
Welcome to Lost Lander's Kickstarter!
Together, with your help, this is what we are going to make:
1. DRRT - a new album
Over a year ago, songwriter Matt Sheehy and producer Brent Knopf began working on a collection of Matt's new songs. After a huge amount of work, the music is finished (!) and we now need your help to fund the design and duplication of the artwork and physical copies.
Take a listen to a couple of tracks:
2. Lost Lander - tour supported:
The majority of funds raised here will help us promote the album and tours following the release of DRRT. We've been rehearsing like crazy and can't wait to take this show on the road. With your help we can:
hire a PR professional to get the word out about DRRT and tours.
- buy a few pieces of essential equipment.
- ensure that our tour vehicle is safe to drive on the road.
3. Brain-melting music videos:
We've been meeting with some supremely talented music video directors and our collective brains have stormed some incredible ideas. Now, only a few thousand bucks are preventing our brainstorms from your brain-melting.
Although we expect that all of this will cost more than our goal of $7,000, your contributions will give us a huge head start. Thank you for considering!
Lost Lander Telethon :: Editor - Kelly Brickner :: Script - Sean McGrath and Matt Sheehy :: Producer and Floor Director - Thomas King
DRRT cover photo :: Robert Arn
"...DRRT is truly excellent; Sheehy has made an even better record than Tigerphobia, which is quite a feat. "Cold Feet" is already a contender for song of the year—this is a band that a lot of people are going to respond to.
"DRRT was produced by Ramona Falls frontman Brent Knopf (formerly of Menomena) and his fingerprints are all over the record, which balances immaculately crafted, intricate studio work with Sheehy's cut-to-the-bone songwriting."
NED LANNAMANN, the Portland Mercury End Hits
"Cold Feet, the first release off of Lost Lander’s upcoming debut album DRRT is a riveting kick-off to a sultry summer soundtrack. Dense yet ethereal, intimate yet globe-trekking; this stirring and lushly textured piece of flawless songcraft is the brainchild of Portland Oregon’s Matt Sheehy and deftly produced by Ramona Falls’ Brent Knopf .
"Although there’s a moving sense of pathos pervading the overall atmosphere of the song, it’s reverentially counterbalanced by an ever-present anthemic yowl of hope and triumph. Fans of Peter Gabriel, Band of Horses and My Morning Jacket will keen to Lost Lander’s innate synthesis of tribal drumming, hushed electronica vibes, and the lamenting, lonesome vocals"
Miss Dolly Mod, My Old Kentucky Blog
"Lost Lander's 'DRRT' is one of only a handful of modern releases to feature the sorts of rhythms and grooves that speak not only to a bipedal sensibility, but to our quadrupedal brethren as well. In a word: Fantastic."
Dr. Fantastic, Pet Choreographer
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $7,000 goal
seconds to go
Jun 1, 2011 - Jul 1, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
Pre-order DRRT: digital download before the official release date + preview of entire album if our goal is met
Pledge $25 or more
above + we'll record the greeting on YOUR voicemail (CARL CASTLE impersonation by request) + physical CD
Pledge $50 or more
NO MISTAKES ON THE INTERNET: everything above + your favorite song performed on ukulele and sung by LL's Matt Sheehy (it will almost feel like a Hawaiian vacation) + Lost Lander t-shirt or tote bag
Pledge $50 or more
/// Telethon Special /// everything above + Lost Lander t-shirt or tote bag + hand crocheted beverage cozy, made by LL's Sarah Fennell
Pledge $80 or more
2 backers Limited (13 of 15 left)
Rare vinyl edition of Tigerphobia (Matt Sheehy solo album) + limited edition Tigerphobia screen print CD + Lost Lander t-shirt or tote bag + DRRT physical CD
Pledge $120 or more
SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP: Everything above + name in album credits as a patron + a tree will be planted in your name by LL's Matt Sheehy.
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer All gone!
DRRT physical CD + a sailing adventure on San Francisco Bay! (you'll be responsible for getting to the boat)
Pledge $800 or more
BECOME A FOUNDING PATRON: You will be given special mention in album credits, in relevant press releases, and any website promoting DRRT. Wow. If you are really considering this you are amazing.