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I have a new record's worth of material ready to go! I just need your help to get into the studio and make it happen!
I have a new record's worth of material ready to go! I just need your help to get into the studio and make it happen!
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OH BOY HERE WE GO! 

Hey! I'm Seth Boyer, a person who makes music. You may have heard me on Welcome to Night Vale or Tiny Cartridge or Bandcamp. 

I've made a lot of music, releasing both a self-produced LP and EP in 2014. Here's the thing, though: the new stuff I've been working on is bigger and more ambitious than my "Two Microphones in a 1-Bedroom Apartment" techniques can accommodate. It's real-deal studio time. 

And that's why I'm here on Kickstarter – to do the new album up right, I need your help!

GETTING THE BAND TOGETHER: 

I'm lucky to know some really incredible artists and musicians. Here are a few of the really incredible people working on the new record: 

  • Rob Duffy (Cyclops Rock, Kara's Walk Home) is engineering and mixing the new record 
  • Dylan Browne (bansheebeat, Sugarless Girl) of Galaxy Swim Team is playing drums on the new record 
  • Tony Wetzsteon (God Speed Mew!) who did the superb art for Half Lonely is designing one of the Kickstarter-exclusive art print 
  • Hannako Lambert (Glass Heart) is doing the other Kickstarter-exclusive art print 

Recording is planned for September and I hope to have the record finished by November of this year. The bulk of the recording will be done in Los Angeles at Kingsize Soundlabs. Really nice digs. Very legit. 

THE MUSIC STUFF: 

Fans of my previous records will be happy to hear that, content-wise, my new material still delivers on The Seth Boyer Promise of Heartfelt Bummerjamz™. Song topics include but are not limited to: 

  • Being sad 
  • Trying to be less sad 
  • Drinking (while sad) 
  • Sailor Moon 
  • Being sad about Sailor Moon 

Here’s a demo of one of the new (not sad) songs:

(a link in case the embed isn't workin)

THE ART: 

My good buds Hannako and Tony have made some fantastic prints just for this Kickstarter.

Hannako's Print:

©Hannako Lambert - 2015
©Hannako Lambert - 2015

Tony's Print:

Tony Wetzsteon
Tony Wetzsteon

THE MONEY STUFF: 

Here’s a rough breakdown of Where That Money’s Going: 

Studio/engineering fees: $1,000 

Mixing/Mastering: $1,250 

Band Member/Artist fees: $600 

Travel: $450 

Rewards/Shipping: $900 

Kickstarter Fees & Tax: $800 

Total: $5,000 

Considering the scope of this LP, this is not a ton of scratch – I’m all about that frugal lifestyle, though.

CONCLUSION STUFF:

I'm ridiculously excited for this project and super appreciate any support you can muster. Living on the lower fringes of the Creator Class – don't worry, I threw up in my mouth a little with that Vice Magazine-level jargon – funding this big of a project out of pocket is not possible. 

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you consider backing. I promise, the result will be worth it.

xoxo

-Seth

Risks and challenges

This is my second Kickstarter. The first was smaller in scope but succeeded with very few hiccups. I definitely learned a couple lessons along the way that were taken into account for this one.

All the songs for the new record will have demos ready before anyone steps foot in the studio. Studio time will be productive and efficient.

Music is my full-time profession and – despite what my Twitter goofs may imply – I take it very seriously. This album project and Kickstarter is my top priority for the remainder of the year.

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