I'm Fay and I've got a mind to sing you a sad song or two. Or eleven. Preferably in the form of my new album Spiders. Thank you.
HOLY AWESOMENESS. We done reached the goal! THANK YOU (x 17bajillion). WOW. The pledges keep coming in - which is amazingly lovely. Kickstarter Backers will still be the only folks to get a PRE-RELEASE copy of SPIDERS. And any money raised beyond the goal will assuredly still go towards this album. (See FAQs below.) THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. And you look very beautiful today. xxxx
*** If we reach our goal, Kickstarter Backers get a PRE-RELEASE copy of SPIDERS. ie. Before the general public, before it's on iTunes, before that dude down the street from you. ***
CHECK OUT THE UPDATES FOR MORE SNEAK LISTENS FROM THE ALBUM. Yeahhhh.
ME Well hi. I'm Fay Wolf. People ask me all the time if that’s my real name. How come, I wonder. (It is.) I make up sad piano songs in my closet. (Evidence: faywolfmusic.com, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter.) In 2009, I released an EP called Blankets. Since then, I’ve written a bunch more songs and I play them at my shows for nice bunches of folks. In Fall 2011 (here's hopin’), I’d like to release a full-length album called Spiders. Check out the video my friend Zibby helped make me for this here Kickstarter campaign. It warms the ol’ heart cockles, and pretty much sums it all up. I'm very grateful to all who were a part of it.
YOU Perhaps you are a fan of sad song-listening and want to pre-order your copy of Spiders right. this. second. Perhaps you have other perfectly-good reasons for supporting my first full-length album. The FAQs below will explain some of the details and will also tell you what your generosity will fund. P.S. You get awesome stuff in return for your pledges. (Like: the finished album! stickers! a warm heart! funny videos! tears! candy!)
US Spiders, 2011. Thank you.
(big thanks to: Zibby, Matt, Andrea, Jeni, Hermonica, Cormac, Sara, Jackie, Nick, Katey, Daniel, Mike, Amy, Zack, Michael, the awesome dudes at the coffee joint, Josh, Jamie, the musicians I play with, Jon Granat, Scott Cresto, album producers Billy Mohler and Joshua Ostrander, the rad music supervisors who treat my tunes nice, and once again, YOU ...gosh, guys xx)
Well, it seems record-making still ain’t cheap. Recording + mixing + mastering + getting the CDs pressed + spreading the word = a huge chunk of change. $15,000 is actually just about the bare minimum needed to bring this ship into the shore. So don't be afraid to pledge 4 billion dollars.
Thank you inside and out.
YEP! Even just $15 will get you a download of the finished album when it comes out. (Donations of less than $15 are more than welcome too! You’ll get backer updates and a few things you can’t put a price on, ie. love, gratitude.) But if you really wanna stop traffic, I say go for the Vial of Tears.
(From Kickstarter's own FAQs:)
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I solemnly swear that your arachnophobia is safe with me. ...I might even be able to cure it? With Music.
What if instead of a handwritten lyric sheet or a vial of tears, I want you to sing me a song while belly-dancing on top of a mountain? I'll pay good money for it.
Let's talk. I'm potentially open to this, or any other crazy reward ideas you might think up.
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Pledge $1 or more
All dollars rule. Thanks for being a part of this!
Pledge $15 or more
DIGITAL PRE-ORDER: A digital download of “Spiders” + An extra-fancy bonus mp3.
Pledge $30 or more
CD PRE-ORDER: Signed copy of “Spiders” + Digital Download + “Fay Wolf Made Me Cry” Stickers.
Pledge $50 or more
CD PRE-ORDER + T-SHIRT: Signed copy of “Spiders” + “Fay Wolf Made Me Cry” T-Shirt (American Apparel 50/50 Blend; sizes may vary) + Digital Download + Stickers.
Pledge $150 or more
An old and fairly humiliating headshot of me (also possibly ripped in half. sorry.) that’s worth a TON in blackmail money and signed by yours truly + A package of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, signed + Everything from the $50 Pledge.
Pledge $300 or more
I’ll record a personalized video for you, full of love and other fun n unexpected stuff + Signed copy of my first EP "Blankets" + Everything from the $50 Pledge.
Pledge $500 or more
A Handwritten Lyric Sheet, framed + I’ll make you a mix tape (on CD) of songs I love from growing up. (Skid Row? Tori? Ani? Lemonheads? Soundgarden? could be...) + Everything from the $50 Pledge.
Pledge $1,500 or more
A vial of my own tears. (I've made a few people cry. Just giving back.) + Everything Above.
Pledge $5,000 or more
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Private House Concert Anywhere in the Continental US: I'll play sad songs for up to 2 hours in your living room or similar. (Hopefully you'll have a piano or sweet keyboard if it's more than a drive away. And simple amplification.) I'll also have 50 signed copies of "Spiders" and a couple really big bags o' candy with me. To share.