Help everyone's favorite trans-dimensional rockers return to the studio to produce a 3rd original collection of smart, eclectic tunes!
Update 12/23: Welcome SMBC readers! If you've never heard our fantastical music before, listen here: http://theextraordinarycontraptions.bandcamp.com/album/scratch-the-aether
(If you're new to us, have a listen to our first two albums at http://theextraordinarycontraptions.bandcamp.com)
We've written, arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered the album all by ourselves. Now comes the time when we need to ask you, dear listeners, to help us with the aspects of album production that we can't do alone: Album art/layout, glass mastering/duplication, revamping our web site (complete with fun easter eggs to discover, possibly involving the names/personae of our backers), producing a cd release show, and music video(!) production. And to show you just how important your financial support is, we plan to share with each of you exactly how your pledge was used to help produce the album.
We've got all kinds of fun, creative ideas we want to share with you all in addition to these fabulous songs we've constructed. The sum we've asked for is modest. It represents to the bare minimum amount of money we expect to use to produce the album. But the more money we have to work with, the more of our fun ideas we can share with all of you! So don't let our modest goal stop you from giving generously. We need and appreciate your support!
We'll start rolling out the incentives in February but be aware that any incentives involving personalized crafted items or media, personal appearances, or planning with backers is going to take a little extra time. But rest assured that you'll hear from us in February about all of the incentives. We promise to get your shinies to you ASAP.
It's been a long, painstaking process to create this album. We've put so much of ourselves into it. We're overjoyed that it's so close to being ready to share with all of you. Thanks to all of you who've come to our shows, checked us out online and otherwise supported us so that we could reach this point. We never thought we'd get this far. We're ever more humbled by the opportunity to share our music with all of you.
With love and our deepest thanks,
Aelus, Dimitri, & Sephora
The Extraordinary Contraptions
P.S. Don't forget to scroll down to see the rest of the backer incentives!
Yes! Sephora will knit you socks in any color you like, provided we can find sock yarn in that color. Also, be aware that Sephora will require a tracing of your feet so she can custom make the socks just for you!
Yes! Sephora will knit you spats or bracers in any color you like, provided we can find yarn in that color. Also, be aware that Sephora will require measurements so she can custom make the these items just for you!
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Dec 2, 2011 - Jan 2, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Download of 3 exclusive, live Extraordinary Contraptions tracks!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Advance download of The Time Traveler's Constant before non-backers have access to buy, & DL of 3 exclusive, live Extraordinary Contraptions tracks!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Advance physical copy of The Time Traveler's Constant - includes shipping costs & can be autographed if desired! Plus advance DL of The Time Traveler's Constant, and 3 more exclusive, live tracks on top of the live tracks from above (a total of 6).Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $30 or more
General admission for 1 to any non-convention/event TEC performance (includes CD release shows), plus everything for the $20 pledge.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Your name (or that of your steampunk persona) in the album liner notes, a handwritten thank you note from the band, 1 TEC brass kazoo so you can play along at our shows, plus everything from the $30 pledge.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Admission for 2 and VIP backstage access (if possible) for any non-convention/event TEC performance, including CD release show; with 2 wks notice, guaranteed granting of 1 song request (any TEC song, NOT FREEBIRD) at any TEC show before 2013; Sephora will knit you wrist bracers or spats; plus everything from the $50 pledge.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $225 or more
We will make and upload a plushie video on a topic of your choice to youtube, plus everything from the $100 pledge.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $350 or more
Your choice of a personalized temporal stabilizer (note: temporal stabilizers not guaranteed to travel at any speed but 1 second/second in a forward direction) or a steampunked USB flash drive pre-loaded with TEC's entire catalog (including the new album and exclusive live tracks), plus everything from the $225 pledge level.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $500 or more
A 90-minute living room show within 8 hours drive of Atlanta, or a personal webcast show. Requirements (aka world's tiniest rider): 1. If you want us to play electric, a professional PA, 16+ channel mixer, and monitor speakers are required. 2. You can charge for admission if you like and TEC's will help spread the word. 3. TEC's can sell merch. 4. You schedule a date that works for both parties at least 6 weeks in advance. And you'll get everything from the $350 pledge.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Everything from the $500 pledge plus we'll travel up to 16 hours to play for you. We will also write a song for you involving your Steampunk persona!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
Everything from the $1000 pledge, except this time, we'll travel anywhere within the lower 48 states to play for you. On top of all that, Sephora will knit you a pair of socks and you will have our undying gratitude until the end of time.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012