******NEW STRETCH GOAL -$10,000!!!******
WHEN WE REACH THIS GOAL WE WILL RECORD AN ACOUSTIC EP FOR ALL THE KICKSTARTER BACKERS AS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
We're so humbled by, and grateful for, all of your support. Because of you vinyl is on the presses, CDs are on their way and the PR is already happening. Check out the first single off From Shores of Sleep "The Lighthouse and the Hourglass" that premiered on Spin.com last week:
There are still plenty of great rewards left!!!
- Private House Concert!
- Private Skype Concert!
- Bingo Party and Private House Concert COMBO for a cool $1000. That's a sceamin' deal! Get some friends together and go in on an awesome night of music and grandma approved gambling!
Additionally we are adding the option for you to bring a friend to the listening party for a mere $25 more. Just choose the $100 listening party option.
We have more test pressings of the vinyl to sell! The first round was not totally up to snuff so we're having them redone. We are offering the rejects (which still sound pretty darn good) with a copy of the production vinyl (so that you have a shiny clean copy as well) at $100. Think of it as an investment. Ever seen those "Revenge of the Jedi" t-shirts? Rejects... but now they sell for $2,000!
If we reach our stretch goal we will also record a Kickstarter exclusive EP of songs from the record as well as some other material. Hell, if you kick us $250 we will record the cover song of your choice! If we get to $10,000 we will send all of our backers a download of the EP for free!
Thank you all so much for your continued support. Help us get this record out to the world in the best way possible by sharing and encouraging friends to contribute. Every little bit helps.
----- From Shores Of Sleep -----
We like all sorts of records, but since we were kids, we’ve always really loved music that you can sink your teeth into. Albums that you can get lost in and that can take you to another world and inspire your imagination.
From Shores Of Sleep is one continuous piece of music, intended to be listened to all the way through. Each individual song is a world in and of itself that stands on its own, but what makes the album unlike others, is that, when listened to in order, the individual songs combine to tell an impressionistic and surreal adventure. The whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. The first track is a prologue, the last, an epilogue. It’s a dream, an escape, a sequence of other places, other moods, other corners of your imagination. When you finish listening, we hope you’ll want to listen again and again to catch all the details of the puzzle. Most of all, we’re sure you’ll feel like you’ve been taken on a journey.
Why on Earth would we want to make a story album? A normal record is plenty tough enough to create. We had NO idea what we were getting into. But we suppose it went something like this:
Early on in its creation - somewhere between 2008 and 2010 - we realized two common threads strung through the songs we were writing. Each of the songs on From Shores Of Sleep was born out of our personal struggles to have a healthy relationship with our creativity; and at the same time, we’re not exactly sure why, but each of the songs was rich with water metaphor. Long story short, somewhere along the line, we made the big (and totally insane) decision to make a long-player album, based on watery, nautical themes, telling of an interplay between dreamer and realist. Years later we're finally and totally pleased with what it has become. A story of sails, shorelines, seas and dreams.
----- How Your Support Helps -----
We truly love this work and we’re proud of all the time we spent making and remaking it so that it could finally be what it wanted to be. We can’t wait for you to hear it. So...
From Shores Of Sleep will be in stores late this summer. If you support this Kickstarter you can receive your copy before the official street date. That means before everyone else!
Take a look at all the REWARDS TO THE RIGHT and you can see what other exclusive offers await. ---> ---> ---> ---> ---> --->
Most of the money we’re raising will go to the manufacturing of vinyl records and CD's and to a modest publicity campaign. If we exceed our goal, we will be able to begin to pay the guest musicians who graced the album, cover some mixing costs that we still owe, and if we’re really lucky, we’ll be able to front the bill for more creative endeavors like videos, T shirt designs, and of course, more music. Rest assured, we’ll make good use of every dollar earned. We can’t do it without you!
We are beyond excited about this record. We can’t tell you how grateful we are for your support and help in getting it out into the world.
Thanks in advance for joining us, and please consider sharing this with family and friends!
All our love and gratitude,
Musée Mécanique (Sean, Micah, Brian, Matt, John, and a whole lot of other people)
You can easily combine rewards: just type in the total amount for both rewards, but select just one of them. When the campaign ends we'll send out a survey getting necessary info to be sure you receive what you have requested.
---- More About From Shores Of Sleep ----
To release From Shores Of Sleep we are teaming up with Portland's fantastic music label and handmade craft house Tender Loving Empire. We're incredibly fortunate to have them on our side to facilitate and endorse the release and distribution of the album.
From Shores Of Sleep Track Listing
1. O, Astoria!
2. The Lighthouse and The Hourglass
3. The Open Sea
4. The Man Who Sleeps
5. A Wish We Spoke
6. Castle Walls
7. The World Of Silence
8. Along The Shore
9. Cast In The Brine
10. The Shaker's Cask
Risks and challenges
In light of the fact that From Shores of Sleep has already been recorded, mixed, and mastered, the risks to your help with the project are minimal. Everything is in place for this album release, our only remaining challenge is footing the bill to get it from our hearts and hands into yours.
Though we don't foresee it happening, there is always a chance for a delay in shipments due to CD and vinyl factory delays. But we are 100% responsible people and we really can't wait for you to have this new music and all your MM goods. We promise to deliver everything as soon as we have it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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