The Luck of Eden Hall is headlining Crabstock USA, part of a series of worlwide events, and pressing Victoria Moon on glorious red vinyl. With your help we're going to make these things happen!
Crabstock USA, Fruits de Mer Records’ festival of psychedelia sponsored by WPKN is coming to the grooviest club on the east coast: Outer Space 259 Treadwell Street, Hamden CT. $5 cover. Showtime 9:30 pm.
After the success of cult vinyl record label Fruits de Mer’s first live event – a festival of psychedelia featuring artists from the UK, USA, Italy and the Netherlands, the August 2013 ‘Summer Fruits de Mer All-dayer’ at the famous central London Borderline club – the label and the bands involved are now spreading the word internationally with a series of live events in 2014.
Crabstock USA – to be held at Outer Space in Hamden Connecticut on April 11
Crabstock UK – to be held in the UFO Club in Cardigan Bay, Wales on April 26
Crabstock On Ice – to be held at the Club Darkside in Helsinki, Finland on May 3
The gigs are being organised by The Luck of Eden Hall (USA) and Sendelica (UK + Finland)
Each event will feature at least three bands that have appeared on the Fruits de Mer label. The first 100 people through the door each night will receive an exclusive CD compilation of tracks from the label and some of its bands – a different CD is being produced for each country and they will not be available commercially (the CD produced for the Borderline gig last year has already changed hands for $100+).
Victoria Moon LP
Our Victoria Moon CD garnered praise in many countries ("Excellent!" Shindig Magazine UK, "Love at first listen!" Psychorizon Germany, "High musical enjoyment!" Wildthing Magazine Greece, "A thrilling alternative to their peers!" The Active Listener New Zealand, "TLoEH add another gem to their sizable jewelry box!" Sunrise Ocean Bender USA) and now Headspins Records in the Netherlands has expressed interest in combining forces with us to press 500 copies on 180 grams of beautiful red vinyl in a gate-fold jacket just like they did with Butterfly Revolutions Vol 1&2. We need to cover half the cost and the shipping of our copies overseas. By pre-selling LPs to you we hope to offset these costs and make this dream come true.
Risks and challenges
We're raising funds to rent a van for hauling our equipment, gas, lodging and whatever other expenses may occur. (When touring the UK last Summer a stone hit our windshield on the highway, cracking the glass and costing us an expensive deductible fee.)
We're committed to appear at Crabstock USA. Our name is going to be on the T-Shirt for heaven's sake.
Also, this time we're splitting the cost of pressing vinyl with Headspins Records. This is a done deal and if we don't pre-sell enough copies we're going to have to sell Jim to make ends meet!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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