Chris Otepka and The Heligoats are offering songs, shows and shirts, in exchange for your kind support helping them mobilize.
Thank you for checking out this Heligoats Kickstarter campaign!
We have just finished a new record.
If our project is funded, we will apply it towards the pressing of 4 different records on vinyl and sustaining as much time, for as many members of the Heligoats band while on tour this year. Touring begins in October in the Midwest. We travel to the east coast and southeast through November and travel to the southwest and west coast in December. Touring will continue into, and through, the New Year.
Your kind donations will wholeheartedly be put towards touring and record pressing expenses. All donations will be rewarded with high-fives, fancy records, songs and shows. Thank you for your support.
We’re very excited to offer you our new record, “Back to the Ache,” recorded February - June 2012 at Observatory Studios in Chicago.
Due out October 2012, the record features 12 new songs by Chris Otepka and The Heligoats. This is the 2nd full length record recorded by the Hungry Mountain / Observatory band in Chicago and the 11th Heligoats record in almost 13 years.
This is an especially exciting record as it features members of Hungry Mountain and original Heligoats / Troubled Hubble drummer, and long-time collaborator, Nate Lanthrum.
Steven “Tugboat” Mitchell - guitar / piano
Nick Lombardo - piano / synth
David James - Bass
Chris Otepka - Guitar / sing
Nate Lanthrum - drums / percussion
We plan to release the record in October and tour forthright and forever. Thank you for wanting to share in this experience, together. We feel good things happening and are happy you are here with us.
*The digital download of the new record will be delivered in October, 2012. All other rewards will be delivered when noted.
Here is a rough outline of our autumn touring so far. More shows are being confirmed every week. Please get in touch if you'd like to set one up. All shows are solo unless *otherwise noted! Woo
Sat 9/1 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
Sun 9/2 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Tue 9/4 Ft. Collins, CO @ KRFC Live At Lunch, playing On-Air
Tue 9/4 Ft. Collins, CO @ Avogadro’s
Fri 9/7 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
Sat 9/8 Portland, OR @ RonToms
Sat 9/22 Edison, WA @ Longhorn
Sun 9/23 Bellingham, WA @ TBA
Thu 9/27 Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern
Fri 9/28 Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
Sat 9/29 Portland, OR @ Banana Stand
Mon 10/1 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Tue 10/2 Sacramento, CA @ Coffee Garden
Fri 10/5 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Sanitarium
Sat 10/6 Ventura, CA @ Zoey’s
Tue 10/16 Denver, CO @ Walnut Room on Broadway
Thu 10/25 Chicago, IL @ Hideout Inn
Sun 10/28 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Fri 11/2 Keene, NH @ Sumner Knight Chapel
Sat 11/3 Boston, MA @ House Show
Sat 11/10 Fredricksburg, VA @ Fredricksburg All Ages
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Aug 4, 2012 - Sep 3, 2012 (30 days)
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An emailed video high five.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The Heligoats "Loose Ends" mini CD EP and an emailed high five.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The above items plus, a digital download of the new Heligoats record, "Back to the Ache," - available in October.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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All the above, plus the new Heligoats record, "Back to the Ache," on vinyl!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above plus, The Heligoats, "Goodness Gracious" full length album on vinyl!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above plus, The Heligoats record, "The End of All Purpose" w/ bonus tracks, on vinyl!!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above, plus the limited Sam Humans/Heligoats, "Live Free / Let Loose" 10" vinyl record.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above, plus an advance digital copy of Chris Otepka's solo record, due out next year.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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All of the above, plus a Heligoats T-shirt exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above, plus digital downloads of some early Heligoats records "Seeds," "The Sapling Sessions," "Manitoba," "Heligoats S/T," and "Blip Tape."Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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All of the above, plus a month's worth of postcards mailed to you from the band while on tour this next year.Estimated delivery: Oct 2013
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Fan for life. All of the above, plus a permanent guest list spot to the Heligoats shows in the city of your choice as well as buttons, stickers and other promotional items.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Fan for life. All of the above, plus The Heligoats will write and record a song for you. You provide the inspiration.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Fan for life. All of the above, plus Chris & The Heligoats will record a cover song of your choice.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above, plus Chris Otepka will play a solo acoustic show at your house, or forum of your choice. (Please note - Full band will only be available on tour or will require extra travel expenses if not on tour.) Shows outside of the lower 48 may require extra travel expenses. Dates and details can be discussed through email.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013