City Lights is asking for the support of our fans to make our next record a reality.
With the help of our families, friends and fans, known as backers, we hope to cover the remainder of our recording costs for our next record.
We have personally saved and invested all we can into the band and this project, but we need your help to make it happen. Though our goal is only $5000, the recording of the album and everything that goes with it cost well over that. We are only asking for enough to cover what we can't.
We want to make our sophomore full length a special project that includes the participation of our amazing and supportive fans. Over the last four years we've had the opportunity to tour all over North America and meet some truly amazing people who love and appreciate City Lights. We wouldn't be where we are today without all of the love and support from you guys, so we want to make a record that you will absolutely love. We have the opportunity to work with a top notch producer, and record at an amazing studio for this next album, and we can't wait to get started.
The catch is, our last tour saw us completely replacing the brake system in our van, repairing our trailer hitch, and to top it off replacing an entire side panel off the trailer that was ripped of by a gnarly blown tire. Despite these setbacks, we're determined to get these new songs out to you all, because you deserve it. That's where Kickstarter comes in. We are currently free agents with no record label backing, and plan to fund the album ourselves. We have saved every penny we could, and as a band are investing as much as we personally can into this project. The amount of money we are funding through this Kickstarter ($5000) is just the last piece of the puzzle that we need to put this album together. It is the minimum amount that we need to cover the remaining recording costs.
We appreciate each one of you who has come out to a show, let us play in your basement, or picked up a shirt and sang along with us. All we're asking of you guys is to give as little or as much as you can to help make this next record a reality, and we promise make it as awesome as possible. We've thought long and hard about the rewards that we are offering, and hopefully you guys think they are great. We really want to reward our backers with as much as we possibly can. Hopefully together we can make this dream a reality, and we'll be able to have an amazing album to share with you guys next year!
Seriously, from the bottom of our hearts we thank you all. We have an amazing opportunity now to create a brand new album for you, our friends, family and fans.
Yes! All rewards are valid even after our goal.
We only signed with inVogue to release a single album, and that was In It To Win It. We are still on great terms with Nick Moore and the rest of the inVogue Records family.
Yes! You can increase your pledge as much as you'd like. We appreciate every dollar you pledge!
The simple answer is yes. The bare minimum we needed to get this done was $5000. The album is actually costing us much more than that. We have saved every penny since we decided to write another album and still came up short. All money will be invested into this album.
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Thank you for backing our project! Every dollar counts and we are glad you gave us one! Every backer will have their name listed in the thank you section of our next albums artwork.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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You will receive a limited edition 'I Backed City Lights' sticker and Reward 1.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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You just preordered our new album! You will receive a digital copy before it comes out in stores! You also get Rewards 1 & 2.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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You will receive a signed custom poster and we'll put you on the guest list for our next show in your area. You also get Rewards 1, 2 & 3.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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You will receive a custom 'I Backed City Lights' teeshirt and a personal phone call from the band in the studio to thank you! You also get Rewards 1 - 4.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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To thank you, we will video chat you from the studio and tell you how the recording process is going. We will also play an acoustic song of your choice during the chat! You also get Rewards 1 - 5.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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City Lights will play a private acoustic set for you and your friends next time we are in your city. You also get Rewards 1 - 6.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Guest list for life. You'll never have to pay for another City Lights show again. You also get Rewards 1-7.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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You can help us name a song. We will call you from the studio, play you the new track and ask for your input in naming it. We will give you full creative control as long as we both agree on the title. You pick the title, we just have to say okay. You also get Rewards 1-8.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013