It takes a village to make The Village. Help us finish our first full-length album and we'll shower you with tokens of love in return!
Hi! We are The Family Crest, an orchestral indie rock band, and we are setting out to mix, master, and print our first full-length record, The Village. Featuring over 100 musicians in California, The Village is the culmination of two years of hard work. We recorded the entire project on our own – bought the recording equipment, learned how to use sound engineering software, traveled all over the state to record the musicians, tracked and re-tracked instruments. And now, finally, we are on the cusp of finishing a record we are truly proud of.
But we need your help.
Mixing, mastering, and printing our record is a $10,000 process. We do not have the backing of a major label, management company, or producer to foot the bill. So, with the help of kickstarter.com, and YOU, we are officially launching our fundraising campaign.
Please support us by pledging, and we’ll reward you with shout-outs, advanced copies of the record, portraits of you rendered in Microsoft Paint, original acoustic recordings, bowling with the boys, ice skating with the girls, dinner dates, and other personal events with The Family. Every penny counts!
Please remember that Kickstarter is all or nothing - if we don't make our goal, we don't get any of the pledge money. So tell your friends about us, your families, pets, twitter followers, facebook friends, and whoever else you can think of to make this happen!
For us, it takes a village to make The Village, and we’re grateful for every ounce of support. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 23, 2010 - Sep 21, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
Good vibes and love to all!
Pledge $10 or more
We will mail you a signed copy of our EP, Songs from the Valley Below!
Pledge $20 or more
Receive an advanced physical copy of The Village!
Pledge $25 or more
Sarah will draw your portrait in Microsoft Paint and e-mail it to you [+ The Village] =D
Pledge $35 or more
A signed, advanced copy of The Village [+ paint portriat]
Pledge $50 or more
We will give you a shout out on one of our video blogs, letting everybody in the world know how awesome you are. [+ The Village and portrait]
Pledge $75 or more
We will make you a shirt with all of our handprints on them! [+ above]
Pledge $100 or more
The Family will write a jingle and record it for your voicemail answering system. Everyone who leaves a message on your phone will hang up happy. [+ above]
Pledge $250 or more
We will send you the lyrics to a Family Crest song of your choice, handwritten on parchment paper. [+ above]
Pledge $350 or more
A music lesson with one of us! Choose which instrument you want to learn (guitar, violin, viola, flute, bass, glockenspiel), and one of the band members will give you a 30 minute lesson over Skype. [+ above]
Pledge $500 or more
We will make a recording for you, featuring a few acoustic versions of our songs from The Village [+ above]
Pledge $750 or more
An interactive day with The Family, featuring an ice skating lesson with Laura and Sarah when you are in the area - OR- a night of bowling with The Boys. [+ above]
Pledge $1,000 or more
Family Dinner! If you are near San Francisco, we will have a true Family meal. If you do not live in the vicinity, we will host you the next time we tour your neighborhood. [+ above]
Pledge $1,500 or more
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We will give you a week at Osprey San Pedrito, an ocean-front home/resort in Todos Santos Cabo San Lucas (on the tip of Baja California, Mexico). This is the perfect getaway vacation for surfers, sun-worshipers, and beach lovers. Check it out at: http://bajaosprey.com/index.html [+ above]
Pledge $2,000 or more
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Laura's mom will paint an original work for you! It will enrich your life and your wall space. Hooray! *Endorsed by Laura, who has one of her mom's paintings on her wall and has commissioned three more.
Pledge $3,000 or more
Commission a song! You choose the topic, we’ll write the song and record it just for you [+ above, except the painting]
Pledge $5,000 or more
Wowza! If you have the heart to fund half of our project, we'll give you a private concert featuring current and forthcoming material when you’re in the SF Bay Area. [+ above, except the painting]
Pledge $10,000 or more
The Ultimate Dare: John will cut his hair into a mullet, take and publish a photo with said mullet, and proceed to shave the rest of his head thereafter. [+ above, except painting]