With four types of guitar and a vocalist that can belt, these Trockers should be heard at full volume...Whenever I hear of a fandom-based band, my question is, "Is this sustainable?" I interviewed Time Crash, and the answer is definitely "yes." -- Geek Girl Chicago
It began in June 2011 with a Facebook status on the page of one Ronen Kohn:
One 'Super' Dave Kitsberg leapt at the opportunity. A few short months later we had a bassist, a drummer, a steel guitarist, and a name. A few short months after that, we were playing our first gig at Chicago's Abbey Pub.
The band is formed. The songs are written. The album... that's where you come in.
Our goal has always been to write songs that devotees of the Doctor will enjoy, of course, but to also make those songs interesting and enjoyable to folks who've never seen an episode. Above, you can watch us in the studio recording our very first song, 'Little Amelia'.
The TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), a deceptively-small-on-the-outside time-and-space-machine disguised as a blue police box, is the most iconic image in Doctor Who. We knew right away that we needed a guitar modeled after it, because that would be fantastic! But of course it couldn't simply be a gimmick: the GuiTARDIS needed to sound as good as it looked. For the task of building it, we could trust none other than our own Chris Rice.
We've had loads of people ask about the guitar, and TWO of our Kickstarter supporters now have the chance to own one of these unique instruments! Check the rewards sidebar for more information.
In addition to the GuiTARDIS, we've got plenty of the standard rewards associated with musical Kickstarters, including copies of the album (digital and physical), a set of 1-inch buttons, and a t-shirt that will ONLY be available to Kickstarter backers! We are still finalizing the album cover and t-shirt designs; previews will be posted here and in our project updates as they become available.
[TARDIS-through-the-clock design by Justin Graham.]
The black shirt will feature a negative-image of our logo on the front, and on the back, in small letters close to the top, "Kickstarter Backer." These shirts will NOT be available to anyone other than our backers!
THE ALBUM: [COMING SOON]
OUR STRETCH GOALS
After days of consideration and polling our followers on Facebook and Tumblr, we've decided on our stretch goals!
At $5,500, we will offer our Kickstarter-exclusive t-shirts in Ladies' sizes in addition to 'Unisex.'
At $7,500, we will rent out a Chicago venue for our album release party and offer free admission to all our backers. That's ANY level - even if you pledged one dollar!
(It is highly likely that we'll be having a 'release party' of one sort or another in any case, but our stretch goal would allow us to have total control over the festivities, including offering free admission to backers.)
At $9,000, Chris will build a GuiTARDIS to be raffled off at the release party!
Risks and challenges
Given that all of us have day jobs and are involved in other creative pursuits outside of Time Crash, our schedules can at times be difficult to sync up. Still, if we can manage to get together for gigs (we can), we can block out time for the recording studio! Also, it's not essential for each of us to be there for every hour of studio time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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