Five Times August will record the next album while traveling across the United States in an RV. Back this project to fund the unique album "Snapshots"
EXCLUSIVE UPDATES FOR BACKERS:
Here's what you're missing out on so far:
Oct. 29th - ACOUSTIC "BILLIE JEAN" SOUNDCHECK (video)
Nov. 1st - "NO BIG DEAL" from unreleased 'Sun Studio Sessions E.P.'
Nov. 6th - "IT AIN'T ME BABE" Live from University of Portland
Nov. 10th - "FIX ME" Unreleased Extended Version
Nov. 19th - "WE'LL FALL IN LOVE TONIGHT" New Song Debut!
THE PROJECT A few months ago Kelly and I leased out our house, sold most of our belongings, and bought an RV to live in full time as we tour across the country the next year or two with our dog, Charlie. It will be an experience I'm sure we'll never forget. The problem is I am ready to record a new album and I won't be stationed anywhere long enough to record one in the studio. In comes opportunity...
I want to record an album that captures life on the road. I want to make an honest and raw album as I travel state to state. I want to play out into the abyss of the Grand Canyon, or track acoustic guitar in the mountains of Virginia before laying down the vocals over the hills of California. Essentially what I want to do is take audible "Snapshots" of all the places we go the next few years. With all the over processing and 'plastic' sounds of todays popular music I think this will be a unique project resulting in an organic and true representation of my capabilities as a songwriter.
The problem? Well, like every album I make it will cost a lot of money to get this project rolling and into your hands! By offering the album to you now as a pre-order through Kickstarter you, the fan, will be financing the new album. In return I'll be offering some cool and unique rewards depending on how much you want to invest in your pre-order. Just remember, if we don't raise the money by the deadline I won't receive the funds, you won't be charged, the album won't be made and we'll all be sad together so it's important to spread the word, get involved, and raise the money by the end of the project time!
THE GOAL Raise $20,000 by November 30th to fund the recording and release of Five Times August's next album "Snapshots"
The money will fund:
- Portable recording equipment I can take with me while traveling. (I want to be able to record virtually anywhere!)
- Pressing the physical copy of the album. This is important because I really want to make this package special. With the current goal in mind this will get us a pretty decent CD presentation, but the more we raise the spiffier I can make the package for you! I'm talkin' a big booklet with lots of pictures and lyrics and stories, bonus disc with extra tracks (the works!) - but it all depends how much we raise!
- Extra promo materials. Buttons, Shirts, Stickers, Posters? Yep, that cost $$ too!
- Publicity & Promotion so we can let others know the album exists!
MY PLEDGE If we reach our project goal by the deadline I pledge to donate 20% of all profits from "Snapshots" in 2011 to the Fender Music Foundation. The FMF provides funding and resources for music programs across America so that kids and adults alike will have an opportunity to experience the joys of music. I think it's important to give back to your community when you can (even if you can't sometimes too!) and music has been an important part of my life. I hope to offer the same opportunity and inspiration to someone else out there by donating to FMF.
MISSION STATEMENT I believe in transparency between artist and fan. I'm here to communicate and connect with you guys and want to thank you for helping fund this project. I believe the best music has yet to come and I'm excited to get it to you. I promise that if we achieve the goal I will give you the absolute best I can give you. If you have any questions or comments, or think of a backer reward you'd like have but don't see, let's talk - maybe we can make it happen! Thanks again everyone
- Brad w/ Five Times August
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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You get a virtual high five and warm fuzzy feeling inside knowing you were part of keeping the arts alive in 2010 (+ exclusive updates via Kickstarter.com)
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Advance download of the "Snapshots" digital album before it is released to the public!
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Physical CD copy of "Snapshots"
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Physical CD copy of "Snapshots" + "Snapshots" sticker & button set + Access to an exclusive webcast concert where I'll perform the album live online
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SIGNED physical CD copy of "Snapshots" + "Snapshots" rubber wristband, sticker & button set + Access to an exclusive webcast concert where I'll perform the album live online + "Life As A Song" CD
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All of the above + YOUR NAME in the liner notes of the CD booklet! + a postcard from the road with a message from me!
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All of the above + exclusive "Snapshots" shirt available only to Kickstarter backers!
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All of the above + handwritten lyrics to your favorite Five Times August song on a special 13x19 inch print (suitable for framing!) + "Brighter Side" CD + "The Independent" CD
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All of the above + I will call you while at a truck stop and buy a gift for you in the gift shop. I am going to pick out the weirdest thing I can find! (3D framed picture of a lion IS possible!) + 30 minute guitar lesson via Skype!
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All of the above + Kelly and I will cook dinner for you and a friend in our RV! Step into our world for a night and see how we live on a daily basis. Let's talk music, chat about movies, talk business, or not talk at all and just eat a lot of food!
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All of the above + YOU will get part on the album! Can you sing? Can you keep rhythm? I'm going to work you into the album on a song some how or another and you can tell all your friends "that's me!" Anything from handclaps to background vocals, this is your chance for us to make music TOGETHER!
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All of the above + ONE OF A KIND "DEDICATION" CD featuring your three favorite Five Times August songs. I will personally record and dedicate each track to you, then I'll burn a CD with custom artwork especially for YOU that nobody else in the world will ever have!
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All of the above + a private concert for you and your friends. Whoever you want to invite, whatever songs you want to hear! This could be a concert in your home, backyard, church, school, sorority house, or in a park somewhere for just you and your girl/boyfriend!
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All of the above + I will write a song for you and include it on the album so it is forever engraved in music history! + a signed acoustic guitar with the lyrics to your song written on it!
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All of the above + executive producer credit to the album! Your name right next to mine so everyone knows you played a HUGE part in making the album possible!
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