The Waffle Stompers need your support to keep doing what we love--go on tour, make music and music videos.
We’ve poured everything we’ve got into this band and up until now have been able to keep it afloat. But after all these years we’ve found ourselves in a mountain of debt… to audio and video studios, CD pressing companies, merch companies, etc, over ten thousand dollars in debt-- and face a whole lot more challenges in the imminent future. It is not without swallowing our pride that we ask you all for your help. We’re raising money to keep this band alive while we, the members of the band, pay back our debt.
In typical TWS fashion, we have a plan. It starts with a tour this fall-- but our van needs a new engine before we go out again, and when we do, we spend more money in gas than we get paid every night. We’re going through the Midwest to Chicago, and back through Canada and New England, it's going to be awesome. Once we get back on the horse performing shows we’ll record a music video for ‘Days Like These’ (featured in the video) in the winter, and then a write and record some new music thereafter. Every one of these is a big ticket item that we want to accomplish but is very heavy on our wallets. We’re trying to raise $5000 to help keep us moving forward. In reality it’s going to cost much more than that and we will continue to pour in every penny we can afford, this is just what we need from you guys to get back to a point where we’re not drowning and can continue to follow our lifelong dream.
It’s never been about the money, we do this because we love it. Unfortunately we’re at a point now that we just don’t have anything left to pour into it. We’ve caught ourselves working day jobs so much to support the band that it’s gotten in the way of the most important thing: being in the band. We want to get back out there. We want to play your favorite club, firehouse, community center, church basement, even your backyard as we have so many times before, make some more videos for you to watch and record some more songs for you to listen to, and continue to do what we absolutely love to do. Any amount helps. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for watching this video.
If you don't have any money to share, help spread the word about our cover video or one of our originals!
You might be wondering 'didn't your video just go viral? How could you possibly need money?' The fact is, that's how bad it is for bands. We appeared on a couple TV shows and Buzz sites, raced to a quarter million views and still have nothing to show for it. As of the time of writing this, it cost more to get the video online to download than we've made back from it! We want to run with the buzz, which is why we're here asking for help. Thank you, and we love you all.
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We'll send you any three The Waffle Stompers mp3s. Whatever you want. If you own everything we've released (thank you) we'll send you B-sides/demos/live versions whatever!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A handwritten thank you note from the band, plus your name on and a copy of our thank you poster. We'll mail you a copy when we reach our goal!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You get a brick! Our Kickstarter poster is going to feature an epic brick wall, and you can put your personalized message (up to 35 characters) on a brick in our thank you poster! Plus the first two.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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First run, Kickstarter exclusive hat! The 'Words With Enemies' cd face design plus our project title 'We'll Never Die.' Plus rewards 1-3.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Shoot our confetti launcher at an upcoming show! That's right, you get to walk up on stage and shoot off the classic TWS confetti launcher during our set. Plus rewards 1-4.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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PLAY TAMBOURINE in 'Serious' or 'I Fake Everything' at an upcoming show! Yes, you get to walk on stage and rock the tambo with us. Plus rewards 1-4.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A one hour music lesson from any of The Waffle Stompers! Learn some tips and tricks or how to play any one of our songs. Not local? We'll Skype lesson you! Plus rewards 1-4.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Get TRUE WAFFLE STOMPERS SHOES! Pick out your logo and color scheme and Adam will HAND DESIGN a pair of Vans with a TWS logo on them. Check out the pictures to the left! Plus rewards 1-4.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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We'll sign a copy of our new poster, personalize, mount it, and frame it for you. Plus rewards 1-4.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The Waffle Stompers will record any song you want. Something you wrote, something you want help writing, a cover, anything. You tell us what you want and we'll make it happen. Plus rewards 1-4.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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First of all, thank you so much. The Waffle Stompers will perform a show for you, public or private. We will learn the songs you want us to play and dress how you want us to dress. Wedding, Barmitzva, Graduation, Pool Party, whatever. We'll even read poetry if you want. As long as your within a 6 hour radius we can be extremely flexible with the date. Further than that we'll plan out a trip to make it happen. And of course, rewards 1-4.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013