**UPDATE!** STRETCH GOALS!
As of 12/27, we've hit our official goal thanks to a generous amount of post-holiday donations! Thank you to everyone for making this idea a reality! We still have two weeks left before this project closes and we are still accepting and encouraging pledges! If you haven't yet donated, you can still claim any of the available rewards by donating. There are still some neat A-OKs things to claim!
We are also introducing a few stretch goals which we will meet if we reach far beyond our official goals. These are tokens of our thanks for your incredible generosity!
If we reach $4500 before the project's close, The A-OKs will release a sexy 2015 calendar. Yes, it's the calendar you never knew you wanted, with your favorite A-OK member covering your favorite month with pure, unadulterated machismo! (Nicole will be fully clothed.)
If we reach $4800, The A-OKs will record and release a special acoustic version of the new album! For the hardcore A-OKs fan, this will include the contents of the new record performed acoustically and may include a few extra songs!
If we reach $5000, you will help us fund our special music video series! We plan to film and release one or two music videos in conjunction with the new album, but if we make this extra push, we plan to make a series of music videos for the album. This will include a special music video celebrating all of the Kickstarter donators!
At $6000, we will record and release a RAP ALBUM. Yeah, maybe we aren't the greatest rappers, but wouldn't you want to fund your favorite band as they make complete fools of themselves?
More stretch goals as we figure out their logistics! Thanks everyone for your continuing support!
The A-OKs are back in studio to record a brand new album!
After months of preparation, complications, and and excessive celebration, The A-OKs are ready to record a new full length studio album. We have been hard at work writing new songs as well as perfecting familiar tunes for the studio treatment. We are scheduled to begin recording at the end of February 2015 with the release date TBA! This is going to be our most exciting, ambitious project to date and we plan to work with scene veterans, fellow bands, and our friends and fans to make this an awesome and insane album possible.
Full length albums are not cheap to complete. The entire process is long and challenging. Often times, independent bands will neglect to record their works because the costs are just too steep. We all have bills to pay and, although we plan on recording this album regardless of the project's success, we have started this Kickstarter to ensure the highest quality product to be completed as promptly as possible.
Our philosophy with this project is to include the ska scene in its creation. We have been lucky enough to grow and progress in one of the most welcoming, supportive communities in underground music history and we want everyone who is interested in helping to be represented as a significant part of this project. Bands these days are faced with a unique and challenging generation of music creation and promotion. We want to use tools like Kickstarter to allow our fans and friends to contribute to our process.
If you donate, you will be helping a passionate, hard-working band complete a dream-project. You will also be awarded a number of rewards depending on your donation. Many of these rewards include The A-OKs inviting you to actually contribute to the album! All rewards are detailed on the sidebar. Consider them tokens of our eternal gratitude!
Risks and challenges
There will always be complications when it comes to making a new record. We are scheduled for a limited time with our recording studio and sound engineer and, despite our preparedness, unforeseen challenges may bring us over our allotted time and leave our album incomplete. While this is always a concern of ours, we do NOT consider it a risk to our potential backers. We guarantee the completion of our album, even if it comes as a great, personal financial loss.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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