We've got a plan for our fourth full length album and were gonna work hard with it to get the project to work for us!
If you've been keeping up with the Packway Handle Band over the last couple years, you know that we spend alot of time on the road. Traveling always makes it tough to get new songs recorded. So a little more than a year ago when our summer schedule cooled down, we set out to record a few of the songs we've been playing in shows for a while. One thing led to another and somehow we ended up with a new self-produced album that we're calling "What Are We Gonna Do Now?" If you have seen us live recently you’ll recognize a lot of the new songs. You may even be one of the people who were always asking us why we hadn't recorded your favorite song yet. Anyway, it was a long process and we’re pleased with the final mastered recording. The planned release date for the album is February 2, 2010.
We’ve always tried to put our money to good use-- when we have it. The entire time we’ve been a band we’ve always funded every tour, three full length albums, and other projects solely through live shows and merchandise sales. For "What Are We Gonna Do Now," the money and time we’ve invested so far has taken us to the point of getting everything recorded. We want this album to make a spalsh and we realize that in order to make a big impact with this release, we need to ask your help for some financial stimulation for the "What Are We Gonna Do Now?" cause. We can call it the "What are We Gonna Do Now Stimulus Package."
There are a few costs that we need assistance covering. One is the mastering and actual manufacturing of the discs. We’ve got the order process going and it’s been charged to the credit card already… though we haven’t received the bill yet [coming in January] and we want to avoid the debt collectors. The second major cost is hiring a professional publicist, which we have never been able to do before. We believe that it is critical that we hire a publicist to properly promote Packway and the new album to the world. We’ve done media blitzes on our own in the past and have realized the limitations of DIY publicity first hand. We have a plan for the finished project and we’re gonna work hard with it to get the album to work for us.
The total amount of money we’re focused on generating is $3250 by working with the Kickstarter website. The trick to making this successful is working with the incentives that Kickstarter has set up for the actual project. For the project founder’s side [us] we need donations that reach or exceed our goal’s dollar amount, $3250. They won’t let us use part of the money, not even $3249, if the $3250 goal isn’t reached...it’s $3250+ or nothing at all. Their reasoning is that a project can’t realize it’s full potential if it doesn’t have ALL of the sufficient resources. Concerning your actual donation: YOUR CARD WILL NOT GET CHARGED IF WE DON’T REACH THE $3250 GOAL…it’s all or nothing for you too.
The incentive for you-- the listener, friend, confidant, fan, generous soul—to help the band offset the financial burden of this project is your pick from these cool prizes for your donations. Hopefully, you’ll see something that makes you think, “Hey, ya know, my life would be more complete if I could just get an advanced, signed copy of Packway’s new album mailed to my house…” or, “Man, if I had my OWN copy of that DVD highlight video from the 2008 Halloween show from the Georgia Theatre [that’s now burned down] when Packway dressed up in those black body suits I bet I could get closer to realizing my Actual Self.” Whatever your reason may be we hope we can entice you enough to actually motivate you to pull out that credit card and support the cause. Go check out the incentives posted over there to your right. Hopefully, you’ll sit, stare, and ponder, “What am I gonna do now?”
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $5 or more
Add your name and your website's link to the Packway Handle Band homepage. We're setting up a special recognition list for our Kickstarter donators that will include your name when you donate to the Stimulus Package! We'll add your name & link your website [if applicable]...this can be your homepage/business webpage/Facebook/Twitter/any other social network site for your website.
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8x10 glossy pic of the Packway Handle Band signed by the band.
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Previously released Packway full length album...your pick from "Chaff Harvest", "(Sinner) You Better Get Ready", or "Packway Handle Band"
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2008 Halloween highlight DVD of that Halloween show from the Georgia Theatre [that’s now burned down] when Packway dressed up in those black body suits. There is some great footage of what it's like in Athens, GA during Halloween!
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"What Are We Gonna Do Now?" advanced album copy signed by the band & sent to your house [sent before release date of 2/2/10!].
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
30 minute personal instrument lesson [possibly via webcam if necessary for travel reasons]. This is limited to two lessons per instrument!
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Complete Packway Handle Band discography signed by the band. You get ALL the albums mentioned in the $15 prize PLUS the Live in 2006 EP Extreme AND a copy of the new "What Are We Gonna Do Now?"
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Large 24x36 glossy placard poster of the WWGDN Listening Party from 12/4/09 show at the Melting Point signed by the band. This is the poster we had on stage during the first public playing of the new album and by the merch table. We only produced two of these posters. Very unique-- different from the show's promo poster.
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Autographed discography mentioned in the $75 reward PLUS T-shirt, 8x10 glossy signed, signed 11x17 show poster, AND you plus one to a Packway show of your choice for 2010 [as long as we can bring a guest, you and your plus one will be invited]. We'll also publicly recognize you at the show to show our gratitude & dedicate a song to you.
Pledge $250 or more
Ride with the band to a Southeastern show from Athens AND sit in with the band in that town for one song [optional]. If you're interested in this reward we'll work out the logistics. [200 mile limit]
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Appear in a Packway Handle Band music video. If there are a few of you that throw in together this could be a way to get you & your friend filmed.
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Guestlist for ALL 2010 Packway shows. You get to be on the guestlist for EVERY PACKWAY SHOW that you would like to attend during 2010...if we're allowed to bring a guest, you'll be invited.
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Pick ANY song for Packway to learn & we'll record and produce a "live" in-studio recording of it for you. We'll get the song rehearsed well & take a day to lay it down for you.
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1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
Get Packway to learn, play, and record "live" in-studio a song you've written AND pick ANY other song for Packway to to learn. We'll release your song on our online outlets. If you like you may sit in with the band too...or just hang out in the studio while we're laying the tracks down.
Pledge $2,000 or more
You get to be in a Packway video, you get to name a new song, you get the 2010 guest list status [same as $1000 prize], and we'll make a life-size cut out of you to put on stage [or by the merch table] for the shows you are unable to make it to.
Pledge $2,500 or more
Packway comes to your location to play a private event...whatever you've got in mind, party, wedding, backyard wrestling party, vocational school graduation, block party, whatever the event is, we'll play it.. All sound equipment/technicians provided by the band. * Private event mileage is limited to about 200 miles from Athens...beyond that we'll work out a supplementary travel budget.