The alternative folk-rock ensemble, Zachary Galanis and the Ergo West, are recording their second studio album.
HERE WE GO...
I have been working on this for months and I am very excited to finally release this to you! I am working with Kickstarter to raise the money needed to record my forthcoming album by Zach Galanis and the Ergo West.
We have 40 days to reach our goal of $12,000. I have worked with some incredible artists and vendors to offer an amazing list of rewards exclusive to this campaign. Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding platform so we need to raise our goal by June 13th or we don't get any of the budget to record.
For those many questions...
WHAT'S THE STORY OF GALANIS?
In 2008, while attending graduate school in LA, I recorded a collection of folk songs in my apartment as a rudimentary experiment in audio engineering and a means of collaborating with musicians who I’d met while performing in a Choir and Orchestra. The band eventually evolved into an alternative folk-rock ensemble and we recorded our first full-length studio album, titled DIMES. The album release was preceded by a short tour through the Western United States and series of private home concerts.
WHAT'S THE NEW VENTURE?
We are going back to the studio! I will again be collaborating with a group of talented musicians, including the band that created the DIMES LP, as well as a collection of new artists named the Ergo West. By June 2011, we are hoping to be in the studio with a Fall 2011 release date of the new album and a tour by Galanis and The Ergo West coming shortly thereafter.
MONEY. MONEY. MONEY... where is it going?
Each of the artists working on this project have significantly reduced their rates to be apart of this album. With their contribution, our overall production costs have been budgeted at $17,900.00. I have also personally committed $5,900 but before we go into the studio we need to raise the remainder of the funds. Below is where the money is going:
- Recording 7,700
- Mastering 1,300
- Duplication 2,500
- Music Video 2,000
- Album Art & Prints 900
- Studio Musicians 900
- Kickstarter Fee 2,600
- Total Cost $17,900
- Less Personal Contribution 5,900
Kickstarter Goal to Record $12,000 or more
ARTISTS WE ARE WORKING WITH
We are working with many artists and vendors to provide rewards that will allow you a unique and limited experience with the creation of this next album. Please see the rewards to the right. In ADDITION, If we meet our goal we are going to set aside $500 of what we raise to contribute to another artists' project.
Studio and Engineer www.feralfrequency.com
Visual Artist www.kandycegroesbeck.com
Film Production www.mindfruitstudios.com
Jones Coffee Roaster www.thebestcoffee.com
Fine Wine Importer www.prgrisley.com
My hope with this campaign is to directly work with you and share in the process of creating an excellent record. Making albums is expensive but by partnering with Kickstarter we will be able to create an album that would otherwise not be possible. Throughout this entire process my hope is to offer our friends and fans a deeper connection to the music and the artists we work with.
Thank you again! We are very excited about this new project and look forward to sharing in this process with you.
BLOOD RED SKIES with Mindfruit
KANDYCE GROESBECK Visual Artist
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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May 5, 2011 - Jun 14, 2011 (40 days)
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DIGITAL RELEASE of our new album
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SIGNED CD + 1 ticket to a CD release show (Salt Lake, Phoenix or Los Angeles) + All the rewards above
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VINYL ALBUM signed by the band + All the rewards above
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CREDITS ON THE ALBUM your name written in the album liner notes + Our ENTIRE MUSIC CATALOGUE Including our previous album and an EP of SONGS never heard + All the rewards above
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COVER SONG RECORDING We'll record a cover song of your choosing and send you a CD + We'll post a live performance of the song to internet dedicated to you + All the rewards above
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ACOUSTIC HOME CONCERT Zach and Bridget will perform a home concert for you and your personal guest list that corresponds with our tour + We will bring a bottle of fine wine imported by PR Grisley Co. and a pound of coffee from our favorite roaster + All of the rewards above
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PIRATE HAT and SEA SHELL BRA from the Blood Red Skies Music Video + You will also receive all the rewards up to the $100 level
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FULL BAND HOME CONCERT Performance for you and your personal guest list that corresponds with our tour + We will bring a CASE of fine wine imported by PR Grisley Co. and a couple pounds of coffee from our favorite roaster + You will also receive all the rewards listed up to $100.
Pledge $4,000 or more
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STUDIO TIME WITH THE BAND We will fly you out to the studio to be a part of the recording/mixing/mastering process. We’ll set you up in exceptional accommodations and Zach will prepare a fancy Dinner for you and the band + You’ll be apart of our permanent guest list to any public show + You will also receive all the rewards listed up to $100.
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ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK mural framed and signed by the acclaimed visual artist Kandyce Groesbeck from Salt Lake City, Utah. + You will be on our permanent guest list for any public show + You will also receive all the rewards listed up to $100.