We're recording our second album after a too-long hiatus, and we'd love your help.
March 21 update:Thanks so much to those of you who have already pledged toward our second record! We're so thrilled to have received your generous support, which pushed us over our $4000 goal today.
Reaching the goal means that we'll receive the money you've pledged and you'll get your thank you gifts, and it's a huge help towards our recording costs. But $4000 only covers a portion of our expenses. We expect to spend several thousands more mixing and mastering the record. So if you haven't given yet and you're willing to, we would still be incredibly grateful to receive your pledge, and we still have thank you gifts we'd love to send you. Thanks so much for your support.
March 12 update:Wow!! We're so overwhelmed by your response and even more excited to get started in the studio on Sunday. We've posted a thank you mp3 for backers—you'll find it in the 'updates' tab.
We're the Great Unknowns: Altay Guvench, Andy Eggers, Avril Smith, and Becky Warren.
We put out an album called Presenting the Great Unknowns on Daemon Records in December 2004. It's been a while, but we're back and ready to record again. In fact, we start recording at Bias Studios in Virginia on March 13th. If you liked Presenting, we think you'll also really like the new songs (check out the song in the video above for a preview, or hear some demos on YouTube). But recording is expensive and we could really use your help making it happen. That's where Kickstarter comes in.
Here's how Kickstarter works: We set a funding goal and ask if you're willing to help out. But it's all or nothing for us. If we reach our goal before the end of the campaign, you follow through on your pledge and we the money you've generously given so we can make our record. If we fall short of our goal, you're not charged at all and we don't get anything.
Most importantly to us, your pledge helps us hugely in paying for the recording process. But it can also get you some thank you gifts that you can't get anywhere else, including an exclusive signed Great Unknowns poster (designed and hand-printed by the band) and an exclusive EP of never-released Great Unknowns tracks.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Mar 11, 2011 - Apr 21, 2011 (40 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Pre-order a digital download. Receive a digital copy of the entire album when we've finished it.
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Pre-order a CD. Receive a copy of the album on CD when we've finished it.
Pledge $30 or more
Receive a Great Unknowns poster, designed, hand-printed, and signed by the GUs, plus a CD.
Pledge $50 or more
Receive a Great Unknowns t-shirt plus everything above (poster + CD).
Pledge $75 or more
Receive an EP of unreleased Great Unknowns tracks plus everything above (shirt + poster + CD).
Pledge $110 or more
A DVD of the making of the second Great Unknowns record (when we finish), plus everything above (EP + shirt + poster + CD).
Pledge $175 or more
Your name in the album credits plus everything above (DVD + EP + shirt + poster + CD).