Nightsound Musical Chairs is a compilation of local artists covering each other to provide a one-of-a-kind snapshot of NC music NOW.
The Triangle area of North Carolina which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro is bursting with new music--and as a small studio in Carrboro, we feel like we are in the middle of something amazing. We at Nightsound Studios want to capture this movement on a one-of-a-kind compilation. Nightsound presents Musical Chairs is compilation of local bands covering each other.
But there's a twist...
Bands will not know who they are covering until they pull the name of another band also on the compilation, out of a hat. They will then pick a song by their chosen artist and cover it using whatever resources they may need.
We've invited 15 bands spanning all different genres to be featured on this CD recorded, edited and mastered by the engineers at Nightsound Studios. We plan to press 500 copies of the CD to be distributed for FREE at an associated charity show at a local venue. In addition we will be printing download cards for bands to take with them wherever they play.
But we need your help!
CDs and download cards are expensive! The artists are starving! Our power bill will be huge! While we need to cover our expenses, the engineers and the studio are donating their time and are foregoing any profit. We recognize that this is a great time for music in the area and it is worth celebrating as a neighborhood. We think that you will feel the same way too and we appreciate your help in making Musical Chairs a reality!
To find out which of your favorite bands have thrown their name into the hat, check back here!
Or follow us on twitter at: www.twitter.com/NSmusicalchairs
Or find our profile on facebook by searching: 'Nightsound Musical Chairs'.
Thanks for your help!
The following bands have thrown their name into the hat: Birds and Arrows, SWASO, Puritan Rodeo, North Elementary, Soft Company, Butterflies, Wylie Hunter and the Cazadores and Pecosa, Erie Choir, Luego, New Town Drunks, I was totally destroying it, The Pneurotics, Lizzy Ross Band.
More announcements will be released daily leading up to our June 24th drawing party at Open Eye Cafe!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jun 4, 2010 - Jul 31, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
Digital download code for the cover compilation as soon as it is ready. Be one of the first!
Pledge $10 or more
A guaranteed copy of the compilation CD mailed to you. (Only 500 copies will be distributed so a $10 donation guarantees you won't miss out!)
Pledge $20 or more
Your first and last name or the name of your business on the insert of the CD thanking you for your generosity as well as your own copy of the CD mailed to you so you can show it off to your friends.
Pledge $30 or more
Your name/name of your business on the thank you insert, and a copy of the CD signed by one of our bands.
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above plus your donation's worth of studio time at Nightsound studios at a rate of $50 an hour. Record an original song you wrote! Record you singing karaoke to one of your favorite songs! Record a relative telling a favorite family story or reading something they wrote! If you have a business, you can record an audio ad for your website!
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above plus your donation's worth of studio time OR a house party set up for you by the engineers at Nightsound featuring a band from the compilation. (limited to 50 mile radius)