We are a piano pop/rock band from Los Angeles, and we need your generous support to record our second album!!
Hello World (but mainly fans, friends, and family)!
Since releasing our first album in 2007, we've spent a lot of time learning how to be a better band... writing better songs, playing to our strengths as musicians, and really striving to do what we do the best we can do it. It's been quite a learning curve -- at times more like El Capitan in Yosemite than a rolling hill, but a curve nonetheless. And the end result is that we’ve accumulated more than enough material for a second album, which reflects this growth, and we want everyone to hear it!
Now in a perfect world, we would be able to get a major label to hear some of our new songs live and say, "Here's some money, go make the record you want!" But unfortunately, the labels that have seen us say that although they love what we are doing, it would be a whole lot easier to market us if we fit into a “box,” with top selling artists like Coldplay, or The Fray. The problem is, Coldplay and the Fray are out there doing what they do just fine, and we'd much rather be The Quiet and stay true to our influences, like Elton John, or Van Morrison, than trying to fit in or compete with others.
Well, thanks to Kickstarter, we can raise funds to record our own CD without the major label. We can take all these great tracks we've been piling up, narrow them down, and try to show that good music is good music, box or no box. And the best part? We can do it with the help of you wonderful people.
When you make a pledge for the project, we get closer to our fundraising goal of $10,000. If we hit our goal in 60 days, your credit card will be charged, and we'll start making our new record. In return for your pledge, you get all kinds of cool prizes, as listed out on this page. However, if we don't hit our goal in the time allotted, no one is charged anything at all, no prizes go out, and life marches sadly onward. In a way, it's like a really pimped out album pre-order, except the album hasn't even been made yet.
We've been lucky enough to have wonderful support from all of our fans, friends and family for a number of years now. And so we feel a bit like Dumbledore in the last Harry Potter film when we say, "Once again, I must ask too much of you." But the bottom line is, we want to make a second album that showcases how far we've come as a band, and that reflects the band you come out to see at shows. We want to make an album that sounds exactly like we want to sound, instead of rewriting everything so it can fit into some other band's box.
But we can't do any of that without your help. So make a pledge today, and together we'll make a brand new, fun-filled, emotionally draining Quiet CD!
Please pass this on to all your friends and family!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $10 or more
A digital download of the album when released, plus your name will appear in a special digital thank you section on our website.
Pledge $25 or more
The above, plus an autographed copy of the physical CD when finished.
Pledge $50 or more
The above, plus you get a thank you in the actual physical liner notes of the CD, and a unique, yet to be designed, handmade t-shirt from the band that you can wear with pride, and make other people all jealous.
Pledge $100 or more
The above, plus you'll get exclusive video updates from the studio, or from wherever we might be at the moment, keeping you up to date with the progress. PLUS, you get the super exclusive (albeit handmade and relatively ugly) deluxe edition of the album, with the CD, and special DVD that will document and immortalize the entire project from start to finish.
Pledge $200 or more
The above... Except, instead of a thank you in the liner notes, you get a “Creative Consultant” credit. This means you'll get exclusive behind the scenes access in helping create the CD. Through a special site we'll set up, YOU will get to vote on demos and live recordings, helping us pick the songs we record. You'll get to submit suggestions for an album title, then vote for the final product title. You'll get to see album artwork and photos, helping us decide what should be used and what should never be seen again. In a sense, you get to be the 6th member of the band (depending on how donations go, you may be one of many 6th members of the band).
Pledge $300 or more
The above. Plus... we will record a cover of your choice, dedicate it to you, and upload it to YouTube. AND we will send you a mystery package of stuff from the band, packaged with love, which will include a handwritten thank you note. You could end up with actual handwritten lyric sheets from Brendan. You might end up with a lock of Dave's precious hair. You might just end up with an empty can of beer from our lockout and a gym sock. YOU WON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU OPEN YOUR MYSTERY PACKAGE!
Pledge $500 or more
All the above, plus, we will write a song about how freakin' awesome you are. We will then immortalize the song into the internets, post it on YouTube, so you can proceed to forward the song to everyone as a testament to just how awesome you are. Then we'll record the song as well, so you can load it onto ipods, zunes, and whatever else.
Pledge $1,000 or more
All the above, plus if you can get yourself to LA with a friend, you can join Brendan and Matt of The Quiet for a personal day out at the Disneyland resort -- that means Disneyland AND California Adventure.
Pledge $2,000 or more
All the above, PLUS, you can arrange a singing Quiet-gram to the location of your choice. Have a loved one you want to impress? Tell us where to go, and what you want us to play for them -- we'll have Brendan & Matt perform a special acoustic song just for them. Just want to make yourself look cool? We'll send Brendan and Matt to your home or office and they will tell you how awesome you are before serenading you with the song you are technically dedicating to yourself -- but we'll help you sell the lie that it came from someone else.
Pledge $5,000 or more
The above, however, instead of the Quiet-gram with just Brendan and Matt, all of The Quiet will come to your house and proceed to play an entire house concert for you, catered by The Quiet (while we might cook some food for it, odds are we'll just grab a taco platter from Del Taco or something on the way). YOU pick the setlist (doesn't even have to be Quiet songs). You get to invite whomever you want, and we'll just bring the noise. Or depending on your neighbors, the soft acoustic rock. If you don't want a concert at all, that's cool too. We'll just show up with some food and some of our favorite movies, and we'll have a movie night together. Though it will culminate in a screening of The Room, the worst/greatest movie ever made.
Pledge $10,000 or more
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All the above, plus, Brendan will give you his share of publishing for a song. That's right. That's 1/5th ownership of a Quiet song that can be all yours!!! If it makes money someday... YOU get 1/5th of it. Well, it's technically a lot more complicated than that, but you will get the same amount of money from the song as the other band members. PLUS, you can come on out to the studio and play on the record. Maybe a tambourine. Maybe a hand clap. Maybe we'll just record you kicking Dave in the stomach.