About this project
We're back at it for our 3rd full-length studio album! With the help of engineer Tom Herbers, and producer Dave Simonett, we've been hard at work in the studio for the last few months...
We are planning on 'upping the ante' with this project and exploring some uncharted territory for the band. Not only have we been adventuring outside of our norm for the songwriting process, we have chosen to try something new with the recording process as well.
We are recording directly to 2" tape for this one, and will be making a release available that goes straight from tape to vinyl. What is vinyl you kids might ask? They are the black frisbee-like things you find in your parent's attic, next to the lava lamp and half empty bottles of Day-Glo. Faced with the latest state-of-the-art technology to use, things that our grandparents couldn't even have imagined, the Barrel has rejected it all like a child being fed vegetables, and will be going 'old school' for this one.
We will be making it available as a CD release (or digital for all those who bought the iPhone without the CD player option) and when all is said and done, a CD Release party to celebrate will come at the end of April.
We are trying to raise some money to help pay for the cost of recording the album. We have created several packages to choose from, all with various perks and benefits as you climb the ladder. We'll be releasing a limited Edition run of posters and T-shirts for the album, which will be included with some of the packages. We appreciate any contribution you make, big or small, as we really wouldn't have anything to do if it wasn't for all of you out there listening and supporting us.
Any suggestions, concerns, feedback, or awesome ideas let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is capturing the songs the way we want you to hear them. They start off as basic outlines, grow conceptually and develop as tunes, and when a song 'arrives' we want to be able to capture that feeling and state where we really feel it best delivers it's message and emotion.
Our biggest risk is creating something that no one will like, but if people spent time worrying about that half of everything created wouldn't be here. We are willing to take some risks with the recording process, sacrificing 'note for note perfection' available with digital recording for a higher energy live-feel that people have become accustomed to with our sound. So for those of you asking, there will be no auto-tune with Travis' vocals.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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