Oh hai! We're Dr. Mindflip, a band of lunacy-loving mates from Ireland, and we can't wait to share our new recording with you.
Roominations: An Unauthorized Parody is our first full length album and we've poured our heart and soul into making it extra special. We have worked on it for over 2 years at our own expense and now we want to make beautiful physical copies to share with the world.
We should probably mention that it's a 45-minute theatrical rock opera inspired by Tommy Wiseau's movie masterpiece The Room *...if that kind of thing is your bag, welcome aboard! If not, you have been warned...
* Disclaimer: Roominations is an original musical work and is an unofficial, unauthorized parody. No allusions to real or fictional characters is intended. The story, characters, and song lyrics are entirely original and fictional in nature.
By backing this Kickstarter, you'll be helping us realise our dream - printing CD copies and vinyl records of our album, complete with beautiful artwork.
If we raise our goal of €1,600 - we will create and deliver all of the rewards detailed below except the vinyl
If we hit our stretch goal of €4,500 - we will create beautiful 12'' vinyl records and send them to everyone pledging €40 or more at no additional cost to you
Below is a summary of all the treats we have rustled-up to say thank you (you can find more detailed descriptions down the right side of this page)
All reward levels under €100 are cumulative - so for any amount you pledge, we'll send you the reward from your level AND everything below it
All of the following rewards come with everything from the under-€100 categories, plus their own special unique gift...
This is our passion and we work super-hard at it. All of the positive feedback and donations we have been receiving make such a difference to us.
Thank you so much for your pledge, helping to bring our album to life, and supporting new independent music!
Love, The Doctor, Owly, Dollhead & The Barren
Risks and challenges
We have spent 2 years writing and recording Roominations, and had it professionally mixed and mastered. It's done!
We have also spent a lot of time meticulously planning this fundraiser. It has been very challenging but we are 100% confident with our projections.
If we reach our goal of €1,600, we can start making and delivering your rewards immediately. If we hit €4,500, we can realise our dream of making lovely 12" vinyl for you.
Simple as that! If you have any other questions, just drop us a line and we'll be happy to answer them.
We've been hiding this little monster from the public eye - waiting until we had it perfect or we went insane trying. Both happened at once, so here it is!
This 45-minute album can be downloaded in the high-quality format of your choice and streamed as much as you like, via the Bandcamp site or app. It also comes with a full PDF booklet of art, photographs and lyrics. Class.
We spend a lot of time crammed into cars, heading to gigs, mithering each other with our favourite music on CD. Now you can blare ROOMINATIONS from your car stereo as loud as you like, while you cruise around being pure deadly, like.
In fact, our recommended ideal listening environment is a lonely, midnight car journey (trust us on this...)
You'll get a gorgeous CD copy of the album, professionally replicated from a glass master disc, with full-colour artwork.
We are suckers for LOVELY THINGS (especially Owly) so we've created a little mini-swag bag for you, with goodies featuring our album art and amazing portraits by Benjamin Mackey (co-creator and artist of the comic series SAINTS)
Your bag o' swag contains the following:
1 x neon Dr. Mindflip character badge
1 x Dr. Mindflip tarot portrait card
2 x different groovy Dr. Mindflip stickers
(a looong one and a rrround one, featuring the DRMF logo and album artwork)
It's the VINYL COUNTDOWN - we're dying to see the awesome cover art on a nice big sleeve and hear this album spinning to life on a turntable. That's why our one and only stretch goal is to do a limited run of vinyl records to share with you. They also travel further than CDs when flung into the air.
* IF WE REACH OUR STRETCH GOAL OF €4,500 * everyone pledging €40+ will receive an extra copy of the album on 12" vinyl. Mastered especially for analog playback and engraved onto high-quality heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. With lovely artwork. And we'll post it to you for free. Noice!
Hidden from public consumption until now, due to the potentially-dangerous levels of sexual magnetism they bestow upon the wearer...their time has come! Behold the majestic DR. MINDFLIP T-SHIRTS - with endorphin-enhancing screen printed graphics, skin-caressing 100% cotton, and BEAUTIFUL illustrations by comic artist Benjamin Mackey.
You get one fabulous T-shirt with a BIG print of The Doctor, Owly, Dollhead or The Barren. We're making them especially for you, so your size will definitely be in stock - choose from the following:
S - 34/36" // M - 38/40" // L - 42/44" // XL - 46/48" // XXL - 50/52"
In Orodruin, Sauron forged the One Ring that would bring the Fellowship together.
In Los Angeles, Tommy Wiseau forged The Room that would bring Dr. Mindflip together.
In 2017, Dr. Mindflip invite you to watch their FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME together in a private online party. We'll share all of our drinking games, viewing rituals, and pathetically-comprehensive knowledge of the movie's lore. And invite all your friends...good thinking!
Back in 2014, this album started off with The Doctor doing his best Miss Havisham impression - locked away in an empty mansion, scribbling away madly like a H.P. Lovecraft character.
You'll get a unique bundle of original lyrics and notes from the early stages of ROOMINATIONS - written long before even the rest of the band heard them. Compare them to your own written rants, or boast to your friends about how the original lyrics were SO MUCH MORE AUTHENTIC.
AND we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. Don't worry about it!
We all get a little lost sometimes, amidst the hustle and bustle of modern life. Sometimes it only takes a few words from a refined tongue to set the world right.
The eloquent Owly is descended from an illustrious lineage - whose wealth has given them plenty of experience telling people what to do.
You can ask Owly a question about life, fashion, pipe tobacco, managing your estate...whatever is troubling you. You'll get a unique response, handwritten on parchment with a quill pen, dripping with his unique wisdom. You lucky beast!
AND we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. Delectable!
Behind all the masked malarkey, we're a bunch of normal geeky dudes who love to hang out, play games, play tunes, anything to distract us from the YAWNING SOCIO-ECONOMIC VOID THAT IS RAPIDLY SWALLOWING UP OUR GENERATION :)
So let us bring you on a journey of CRAIC! We'll come to visit, The Doctor will bring eccentric board games, Owly will serenade you with folk music, The Barren will soothe you with a live bedtime story, and Dollhead will cook up a STORM for you and your friends.
AND we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. Let us indulge your senses!
We all have that special piece of clothing that gives us confidence. A pep in your step, a glint in your eye, a bend in your banana...whatever you call it, it's magic!
So let us lend a touch to magic to YOU - and your personal fashion - by adding Dr. Mindflip's CRIMSON NIGHTMARE GOGGLES.
These are the genuine, hand-made goggles that The Doctor has been wearing since the band started gigging. With adjustable strap, replaceable lenses, and UNIQUE SCENT, you'll be sure to make a lasting impression at your next job interview / funeral / wedding.
AND we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. Get in!
We know that you don't JUST listen to Dr. Mindflip. You also enjoy caressing your ears with the endlessly rich tapestries of music from all over the world. WE CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES, you beautiful creature, you!
So we have a proposition for you - LET US BREATHE NEW LIFE into one of your favourite songs. It can be an old classic, an obscure treat, a song from your best mate's band, or even you. We will MINDFLIP your song of choice - arranging, performing, and recording a unique version of it, just for you.
AND we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. Tasty!
(we won't be recording anything offensive or hateful though, be cool!)
We love gigging, we love strange spaces, and we love gigging IN strange spaces. Cos we're strange spacers.
Have you a cool space or event coming up? Kid's birthday party? Granny and Granddad's Silver Anniversary dinner? WE WILL SHAKE THEM TO THE CORE with a lovely, lovely gig, chock full of music and masked madness.
AND we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. Ooh matron!
Fancy a break from the norm? A new lease of life? We did, and all we had to do was change who we are completely. JOIN US.
You'll get a UNIQUE DRMF MASK - beautifully hand-made, hand-painted, and based on the concept of your choice.
More importantly, we will make you an HONORARY MEMBER of Dr. Mindflip. We'll feature your character on our website, write about them, and weave them into our mythology.
AND we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. Ssssssmokin'!
We LOVE getting obsessed with a new musical idea, locking ourselves in the studio, neglecting our friends, family, and personal hygiene, and emerging days/weeks/months later with something new.
We want you to BECOME THE FRUITS OF OUR OBSESSION as we create a brand new song, just for you.
We'll get to know you - your loves, hates, passions, and fears. We'll write a song inspired by your view of the world, your experiences, or the things you care about. We will PERFORM, RECORD, MIX, MASTER, AND DELIVER the song to you, for your exclusive EARTERTAINMENT.
AND we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. So class mwon!
(we won't be recording anything offensive or hateful though, be cool!)
What can we say but THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts - you will have taken care of most of our funding in one MASSIVE swoop.
You're amazing, and now you're the official EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of our first full-length album. If you're based in Ireland, we will play up to 3 gigs for you. If you're abroad, let's talk logistics - we might be able to work something out.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, we'll send you ALL the rewards from the under-€100 categories. Actually, double everything. No TRIPLE! It's the least we can do.