We're making a record of our new songs!
It's been a year since The Keep Calm took the stage for the very first time, and we think it's about time for a new record.
In the past year, we've written more than a full album's worth of songs, and we're not going to stop anytime soon. If you've listened to our demo, The Keep Calm EP, which we tracked last summer, you've heard some rough cuts of our first few songs. (If you haven't, feel free to give it a listen!) And if you've come to any of our recent shows, perhaps somewhere on campus or at Toad's Place, you've had the chance to listen to some of our newer, unrecorded material. We've been busy writing music, and we can't wait to record it for you.
Unfortunately, recording is expensive. In order to use the equipment needed to record our music (a recording console, studio mics, ProTools software, etc.), we're going to need to rent a recording studio for a good amount of time. This costs money. We'll also need to hire a professional sound engineer who knows how to use this equipment and can make us sound our very best (recording is an art, after all). This also costs money.
That's why we need as much help as we can get. We plan to hit the studio this summer and record a handful of polished, professional-quality tracks. We're aiming to raise $2000 in the next 30 days--enough to book a week of studio time; if we raise more than our goal, we'll use the extra funds to record more songs (we'll make your rewards using our own money). With your help, we'll get this new EP in your hands by the time summer comes to an end.
Thanks so much for your support!
The Keep Calm
Alex, Ishan, Kenny, and John
[Photo by Sandy Honig Photography]
[Video made with the help of John Kensuki Hayashi and Austin Haynesworth]
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