Eli & the Sound Cult, with your help, shall present the 'Best of Pop' album and tour to North America.
We have a firm belief in the DIY culture, therefore, we create art for
YOU by answering to the critiques and accolades of those actually
consuming, witnessing, and enjoying the art we create. We want to give
YOU this show and album first. Then, with a little bit of your collective financial support, we'd like to give it to the world.
Thanks for your support!
E&tSC was formed by Elijah Jenkins (of Catastrophist & Flatmancrooked) and Jason Bove (of Japaints) in September of 2012. These long-time friends and working artists found a common life-goal when they decided that E&tSC was to become the career they had both been waiting for. Over the next nine months, E&tSC wrote, designed, and toured the album/live-performance that has become 'Best of Pop.'
The 'Best of Pop' show consists of 1 hour of pop music complete with synchronized video and light show. The main objective is to take this show to the entire Northwest United States including, but not limited to:
(California) Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Fresno, Visalia, San Jose, Modesto, Oakland, San Francisco, Chico, Redding, (Oregon) Eugene, Portland, and (Washington) Olympia, Seattle, (Nevada) Reno, & Las Vegas.
The Best of Pop EP is 6 original songs, engineered by Elijah & Jason, and recorded at Middleman Studios, the recording space built by Eli and the Sound Cult.
To achieve these hopes and goals, E&tSC will need to have the album mixed, mastered, printed on vinyl, prepped for distribution, and promoted. Also included in the costs, we will purchase a touring cargo trailer, some gas money, supplies to print the limited-edition t-shirts, and stickers.
Believer - Our primary focus is putting our music in as many hands as possible. This is a good place to start and it comes with a nice, UV resistant, all-weather sticker.
Devotee - This is for the folks who want all the schwag, especially the vinyl (which may include extra, unreleased-on-digital tracks), poster and t-shirt that will be printed for Kickstarter ONLY. That's right, donating to our campaign will be the only way to get one. We are hand-printing these in our studio, then throwing away the screen after the shirts and posters are printed.
Deacon(ess) - Welcome to the family! You deserve nothing less than to stand WITH us, as photographer Nicholas Wray snaps the pictures that will become the album cover for 'Best of Pop.'
Prophet - This one is no joke...we want to get to know YOU, and create art about YOU! We look forward to experiencing and incorporating YOUR life into our craft. On top of everything else, you will NEVER pay to get into a E&tSC show again. EVER.
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Dearest Friends and Family,
We have put our hearts and souls into this project! A show and album has almost come to fruition in only 9 short months. Not only have we have played 13 shows in 7 cities over 4 months just to refine the stage performance, constructed a studio in Elijah's basement to record the album, and built a huge sound system and video display to tour the live show...we have also spent almost every spare nickel to keep moving forward. The only risk we face is not having enough support to help get this effort off of the ground.
The rough breakdown works like this: 500 for mixing the album (guitars need to be, ya know, listenable), 1k for mastering (so it'll sound radio-fantastico), 1.5K for marketing (you want us to be in Spin Magazine, yeah?), 1.5k for printing the vinyl, CDs, and shirts in a professional fashion, and 1.5k for a trailer and gas money to tour the album/show. Too legit to quit.
We're going to rent out a whole club! We've been offered several spots, and are looking at a medium to large technologically advanced venue (to remain a mystery) that will house our entire light and video show in grand fashion. The best way to ensure you get in, get your sponsorship on and get ready to tantalize your senses!
You get that digital download no matter what. Any level, you get that digital download pre-commercial release.
...we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the so-called Matt Brown. We're sorry.
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P E D E S T R I A N : Digital download of 'Best of Pop' prior to commercial release and a bucket of love.Estimated delivery:
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B E L I E V E R : 'Best of Pop' on PHYSICAL compact disc. Plus early-release digital download and a limited edition E&tSC vinyl STICKER.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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D E V O T E E : 'Best of Pop' download + Limited Edition VINYL (or CD, if you so choose), your name in the "THANKS" section of the liner notes + limited edition, hand-screened T-SHIRT, 1 sticker, 1 POSTER, and a TICKET to the Sacramento release show (or any E&tSC headlining show on the Fall/Winter 2013 tour).Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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D E A C O N ( E S S ) : All previous rewards (vinyl, shirt, poster, etc.) + YOU (or your likeness) WILL BE ON THE COVER of the album with E&tSC. (Note: If you are unable to travel to the Sacramento, CA area for the cover shoot [roughly late-July 2013], your likeness will be printed as an 8x8 photo and included in the cover shoot accordingly).Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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P R O P H E T : ALL that other stuff + 1) You and Eli will collaborate on a song about you, your life, someone close to you (in other words, subject tbd) and E&tSC will record said song. 2) Then, Jason, also known as accomplished painter Japaints, will create a 2' x 2' PAINTING inspired by this song. 3) Lastly, Middleman Media will produce a making-of-the-painting VIDEO, using your song as the soundtrack. 4) Upon the EP release, you will receive all your goodies, plus your painting, and video! 5) Your song will also be included on the digital release of the album and you will receive a by-line credit. If that weren't enough, 6) YOU will be on the guest list to every E&tSC headlining show, FOREVER. When we play the Paladium, you'll be there. When we play the Garden, you'll be there. You'll be at every show you want to be at. Deal with that reality. (E&tSC takes this level very seriously and as such, has limited the number accordingly.)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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G O D : EVERYTHING that you ever wanted...and MORE! This level (introduced 4 days before the end of the deadline) includes all of the 5 rewards. PLUS...get this, we will FLY YOU to Sacramento, cook you dinner, play music for you, show you the city in which we live, introduce you to our friends, and show you the studio where the album was recorded. If that does not work out for you, WE WILL COME TO YOU!! How does that sound? Do you want us to come and ROCK YOUR CITY? We will do it...only say the $2000 word and the rest is history. We promise. Buy today, LIVE FOREVER!! (Available in the continental US only, sorry.)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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