Hey friends – We’ve got a new album for you! It’s called Reactor. We started recording this album in May of 2014 and it’s finally nearly ready to be shared with all of you – and I cannot wait for you all to hear it! We’ve spent the last two years creating exciting arrangements that take our music to the next level. We’re all very proud of the work we put into this record and we just have a few more steps to go before we share it…and that’s why we need your help.
What’s new with Reactor?
It’s been a big jump musically for us. We created these songs together. They showcase a little bit of each of us. We’ve got electric guitars, amazing back-up harmonies, organs – even a trumpet makes an appearance on a song! (seriously, that has been a dream of mine. I love unexpected horn sections.) We’ve spent the last couple of years really working as a band and giving these songs the time and attention they deserve. Reactor is 12 songs about taking on life’s challenges, learning from past mistakes, becoming who you are, and just trying to be happy. We think you’ll find something for yourself in each one of these songs.
What’s left to do?
- We need to mix the album so nothing is too loud or too soft or too not where it’s supposed to be.
- We need to master the album so it sounds the best it can in your ears.
- We need to get copies of the album printed. We know CDs are not really where it’s at anymore. But as an independent band, being able to hand someone a physical copy of your album after you play a show for them is a great way to connect and stay connected and help spread the word about the music we are making.
- We need to be able to promote the album so people know that it exists (this goes with the one above it, too, as some radio stations and press still only take physical CDs).
What happens when I give money?
Kickstarter is basically like pre-ordering the album. So if you’re excited about hearing it and are planning to buy it when it’s out, we would really, really love it if you’d buy it now so we can actually get it made. But if we don’t reach our goal, we don’t get the money. That’s why we came up with some fun additional giveaways for you to enjoy to show our appreciation for your generous donations:
- We’ll come play music at your house! Imagine it’s a cold winter night in January. You’re itching for some live music but leaving the house is the worst. We’ll bring the live music to you!
- I write songs ALL THE TIME. The majority of them will never see the outside world, but maybe you’re a kind soul who will let them visit your ears. I’ll give you every song I’ve written that I have available on my computer. That includes demos, early recordings, covers and songs I’m already working on for the next album. All yours. Some are good. Some…not so much. But they deserve their time in the sun. Or...
- I’ll write a song specifically for you. You can write the lyrics or give me a topic or maybe it’s a song you want me to cover.
- There’s also guest list spots at the release show, a mention in the liner notes and more! Just look over there ---->
Risks and challenges
Some of the risks and challenges are:
Delays in printing.
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