Love Is a Story is releasing a brand new, six-song EP. The record is almost wrapped, but we need your help to get CDs made.
Pre-order the new Love Is a Story EP and help get it pressed!
Love Is a Story has recorded a brand new, self-titled, six-song EP, and your help is needed to get CDs pressed. If you are planning to pick it up on iTunes, you can save a buck and still help by pre-ordering your digital copy here on Kickstarter instead. Or get the CD, plus bonuses you won't find anywhere else.
I'm really excited to get this record out to you. These are some of the most personal songs I've ever written, and I've spent an admittedly unreasonable amount of time getting them to sound as fantastic as possible.
I got together with my buddy Jonathan Denmark to brainstorm and come up with some rad rewards for my backers. Check out the list on the right side of the page; you'll see we got pretty creative. I'll send you handwritten lyrics, or call and sing to you. The really fun ones are based on lyrics from each of the songs on this EP, like staging a fake shooting to impress your lady-friend for the song Bullet. (That one's gonna cost ya!) Each of these "Song Title Series" rewards includes a signed copy of the album.
If the $990 goal is reached, your reward will be shipped and/or transmitted to your door and/or computer. If we don't reach our goal, you keep your pledge and I spend a couple of days crying. Don't worry, I'll be fine. Probably.
It will only take 99 people pre-ordering the CD to fund this project. Anything over that goal will go directly to supporting my habit of writing and recording music. I'm already working on the next record, and your contributions will help move it along to completion.
More deets on the Love Is a Story EP:
Tracklist: 1. Keep Me Sane 2. The Heart in Your Chest 3. Comfort, Not Love 4. Do or Die 5. Bullet 6. Homecoming
Credits: Written by Benji Kay; Engineered by Ari Leff; Produced & Mixed by Ari Leff & Benji Kay; Mastered by Benji Kay; Recorded at Ari Leff Studios, with additional recording at Short Story Studios
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Because the album has already been recorded and this project is simply to get CDs pressed, there aren't likely to be many risks or challenges in completing it. I have already designed the album's cover. I will need to create some additional art assets for the physical packaging, but I have been designing album art for several years and don't expect to have any trouble with that. There may be challenges in providing some of the more creative rewards, but I'm committed to doing my best to provide excellent products and services to my backers.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jan 1, 2013 - Jan 23, 2013
Pledge $5 or more
The Digital Download. You'll get MP3s of each of the songs. Cheaper than it'll be on iTunes, and more money goes to the artist. (Me.)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $7 or more
Digital Download + I'll write you a personal thank you and post it on the Love Is a Story Facebook wall. And I won't just copy and paste the same message. Let's get personal.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $8 or more
Advance Digital Download: Advance! Get the songs before anyone else. This will be distributed through our patented (not really patented) delivery system. You'll receive the songs in order, one track a day, for six days leading up to the album release.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $10 or more
Physical Copy of the Album. The reason for the Kickstarter is precisely this. I want you to be able to hold the album in your hands. Shipped, by me, to you.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $20 or more
5 backers All gone!
The Signed Package: You will received a signed copy of the album, a signed photo, and three LIAS buttons. You need this.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $30 or more
CD + I will write your name or the name of a loved one in the sands of a beach near Los Angeles and send you a video of it being swept out to sea.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $35 or more
CD + I will carve your and your significant other’s intials in the side of a tree. In the fashion of classic lovers. I’ll send you the GPS coordinates and a photo. Sorry, trees.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $40 or more
CD + Personal Ringtone: I'll record a ringtone and send you a copy with your name in it. Something along the lines of, "Ted-has-a-phone-call-Ted-has-a-phone-call-TED!" But with all the raw power of Love Is a Story infused into the melody.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $50 or more
CD + I will call you and serenade you on the phone. Or you could have me call your family member, friend, lover, ex-employer, or enemy. I'll do it. I'll call them and serenade them. You provide the number, I provide the serenade.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $65 or more
Keep Me Sane (Song Title Series) "You’re the only one who knows/How to calm my brain/You keep me sane" For up to 2 hours straight or split up, I will be a sounding board and a grounding voice for you. We're all dealing with something. I'll do my best to keep you sane. (Includes signed CD.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $70 or more
1 backer Limited (5 of 6 left)
Signed CD + In print, you will forever be a part of LIAS history. Your name will appear on on the back of the printed album along with up to 5 other contributors. At any point, you can flip the album over and say, "Hey look, that's me on the album artwork."Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $75 or more
1 backer Limited (3 of 4 left)
The Heart in your Chest (Song Title Series) "There’s not much room left in your chest/Thanks to the heart that beats inside it" You've got a big heart. In fact, to you, giving is its own reward. So you're going to back me for $75 and expect nothing in return. I'll send you something anyway, but I won't tell you what it's going to be. Good thing you don't care. (Includes signed CD.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $85 or more
Comfort Not Love (Song Title Series) "You wrote me by candlelight/I’m not coming back" I’ll write you by candlelight. Signed, handwritten lyrics from any Love Is a Story song. I fully expect you to also read them by candlelight. (Includes signed CD.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (2 of 3 left)
CD + I will write a song. A song so brilliant that it could only be named after you! You will forever have a song titled... Elizabeth Wilkinson. I don't know who that is, but if she reads this... spooky.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
5 CDs + I'll play a set for you and up to 4 friends in your own home. Why your home? I want to look through your cupboards, obviously. Why only 5 people? Let's keep this personal. Available in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. Will travel elsewhere if transportation is provided.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $6 to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,000 or more
Do or Die (Song Title Series) "Every day is do or die, but I’m not doing much/Do you think you could point me in the right direction?" I'll produce a song for you. Now is the time to take that chance and do something you've always wanted to do. Let's make a track that shares your voice. This is available in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City, but if you provide travel and accommodation, I'll come to you. Alternatively, we can collaborate via the Interweb. Conditions apply, please contact me for information. (Includes signed CD.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $3,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Bullet (Song Title Series) "I’d take a bullet for you/I’d savor the moment, too" You’ll take a bullet for someone. Or I can take a bullet for you. Here's how it goes down: Fake blood, pellet guns, you and your friends. We pretty much fake one of us taking a bullet. Let's avoid airports or anywhere too public. But let's do this. It will be insane. Available in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City. Other cities available if transportation is provided. (Includes signed CD.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Homecoming (Song Title Series) "We were never asked to take this plunge/But we’re all coming home" This is a song about death. So, how should I say this? I'll speak at your funeral. Or you will be invited to speak at mine. I don't want either of us to die, but when we do, the funeral should be downright amazing. No costumes. (Includes signed CD.)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $2 to ship outside the US