20,000 Leagues is recording their 2nd album in a professional studio and having it pressed to vinyl.
What Are We Doing?
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is raising money to record our second full-length album. Pending the success of this kickstarter, we will be recorded by John Paul Foster at No Cool Studios in Montevallo, Alabama this November, make CDs, and also send the album to be pressed to vinyl at United Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
As most of you probably know, we recorded our first album ourselves in our own homes here in Mobile. 20,000 Leagues has since evolved into a solid line-up of hardworking and dedicated band members and we've written a whole new album's worth of songs that we can't wait to share with you! Currently untitled, this album will be full of upbeat music you can dance to, powered by Ashley's driving snare and Robertson's electric bass, while still maintaining the eerie aspects of David Maclay's songwriting and vocals that keep you coming back. The warm, yet crsip tone of Rodriguez's electric guitar grounds the new songs while Anderson's electric organ churns hauntingly throughout the entire album.
Who Are We?
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is:
Where Are We Recording?
Members of 20,000 Leagues have been incredibly fortunate to meet and have the opportunity to play music with John Paul Foster of No Cool Studios in Montevallo, Alabama. Located near Birmingham, John Paul Foster is a supporter of local music and has recorded and/or mastered other regional bands including Nightmare Boyyyz, Three Happenin' Guys, Nowhere Squares, and Vacation Club.
No Cool Studios: "Whether you need to make a record from scratch, or you need your tracks mixed, or you just need some nice, warm mastering to take the digital edge off of a DAW recording (our specialty!), we can do it all. Rates are very low, and we really won't accept payment until we've blown your mind."
Vinyl records are coming back into style because they offer this tangibility and high quality audio. There are no drawbacks to modern vinyl because they now include a digital mp3 download card inside, including the best of both worlds. Also, our costs will be relatively low, considering we will screen-print the album art and inserts ourselves.
We have all grown up listening to our parents' or friends' parents' record collections. It's the preferred music medium for many people. It's real, it's tangible, and it really does sound the best. Putting our albums out on vinyl records has always been one of our goals as a band and we are confident that this new album deserves to be pressed to vinyl. We have planned distribution of our vinyl with many regional record stores already, including Mobile Records, Dharma House Records (Montevallo, AL), and OZ Music (Tuscaloosa, AL).
What Do You Get Out Of This?
If you haven't already read through the long list of rewards on the right side of this page, take a minute to do so. It's long, right? We are so incredibly thankful for the continued support from our families, friends, and fans. The best way we could think of thanking you for your contribution is to give you free merchandise and even better, our art!
We are professional artists and we want to pay you back! Whether it's handmade pottery (bowls, cups, ashtrays), handmade prints (screen-prints, lithographs, block-prints), drawings, or professional photos, we're gonna give you so many cool things you won't know what to do with it all! We know we can't truly express our gratitude through material gifts, but boy are we gonna try! And seriously, any amount helps, if we don't reach our goal we won't get any of your contributions at all.
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When and How Is This Happening?
We will record our album in November and work through the end of this year to finish making and screen-printing our album covers, inserts, CD covers, stickers, buttons, t-shirts, and rewards! Our tentative album-release date is mid-January 2013. Rewards will be mailed out prior to the public release of our new album.
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