We just finished recording, mixing and mastering and want to raise funds to press vinyl of Brother Leather's first album 'Meat Mural'.
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Over the last 2 years I have been a part of many new things. I started and am now nearing the completion of a graduate degree and had the pleasure of welcoming my beautiful daughter into the world. I have had the pleasure and privilege of working all over Nashville assisting at risk children and families either adjust to life outside of state's custody or avoid the state's involvement altogether. Throughout this time, I have also had the privilege of recording and completing my first solo album under the moniker of Brother Leather. My good friend Micah Tawlks and Kevin Dailey produced and mixed the record and the record was mastered by Ken Love in early October 2012. I have been chipping away at this project over the past 2 years and like everything I've accomplished I am consistently humbled by how much collaboration is required in order for a good thing to come to full fruition.
I bounced back and forth and had long discussions on how best to release the record and would often get anxious and consider quietly releasing it digitally but I feel that would very much be a coward's move. A coward that is too afraid to be vulnerable enough to expose his area of need. I've found that it helps me to think critically and in an effort to be vulnerable and also explain my objectives, I've developed a little bit of a FAQ section below:
What's the plan?
The album is complete and will be released digitally on January 14, 2013, but I wanted to give anyone interested in physical manifestations early access to the record. For $25 (domestic shipping included) you will receive a 180 gram vinyl of the record and immediately receive a digital download of the album.
What's it sound like?
I've uploaded a song from the album that can be streamed from my sound cloud page. As a sign of good faith, I've made it downloadable so that you can do with it whatever you do with downloaded songs.
Why can't I just buy the digital version?
The digital version of the record will be available at all digital retailers on January 14th, 2013. This kickstarter is primarily focused on raising funds to press vinyl. That being said, if the goal is not reached, the vinyl will not be pressed, so please spread the word, send the songs and links to this page to anyone you know who you think may be interested.
Do I get charged if you don't make the goal?
Nope. But you don't get the vinyl either.
How many vinyl are you trying to print?
A very limited run, probably 100. I can print more than that if I need to but probably not more than that. I will hand number the vinyl and only the first 100 will be on 180 gram.
Why should I care about 180 gram vinyl?
The gram of the vinyl refers to the actual weight of the record. The higher the weight, the deeper the groove. The deeper the groove, the greater sonic capacity. That's about as simple as it gets. A 180gram vinyl is also thicker, more durable and more resistant to warping.
What's a test pressing?
A test pressing is used to preview the audio quality before official pressing begins. This would be sent to you the same time that it is being sent to me. They have generic United Record Pressing labels on them and numbers carved into the vinyl itself. It's pretty cool.
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The vinyl will be pressed at United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN. Turn around time for pressing is approximately 4-6 weeks from placing the order. Upon completion, the vinyl will be placed in vinyl mailers and mailed to the backers as soon as I get the finished product.
A digital download containing a compressed file of the album will be sent to backers immediately upon their contribution.
Test pressings will be sent to qualifying backers as soon as the test pressings are completed by United Record Pressing.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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*180 Gram VINYL* You will receive immediate access to a digital download of the entire album prior to the January 14th release date and also receive the album on 180 gram vinyl on or before the release date. (domestic shipping included)Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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*TEST PRESSING + 180 Gram VINYL* You will receive immediate access to a digital download of the entire album prior to the January 14th release date and also receive the album on 180 gram vinyl on or before the release date. (domestic shipping included) as well as a test pressing of the record fresh from United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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