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By David Russell Gutsche
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About this project

The Kind Red Spirits are BACK.

And we've got a rowdy little sample for you.

Check it.

We've spent the last five months writing, fighting, sweating, recording, and performing. We are exhausted and thrilled — mostly thrilled — to announce that our brand new full-length album is close to completion. We want to get this music out there for you to hear, but to do this the right way, we need your help. 

“The Red Album” has been a labor of love. As the adorable Joe Rogan always says, “it’s good to do difficult things,” and this album has been no exception. Through a series of sweaty, tense, and goofy recording sessions, we've laid down tracks for an album that we think has a lot of grit and heart, so naming this album after the color red worked on both visual and symbolic levels. There's blood and love here.

Our sophomore album takes the listener on many twists and turns, and the songs feel as paradoxical as the people that made them. Kind Red Spirits always been a bit musically diverse, dabbling in all sorts of styles, and this new album is no different. 

Some folk ballads, some dancey rock numbers, and some heartfelt historically-inspired blues. At one moment optimistic, at the next heartbreaking, these songs highlight the dichotomy of life. Joy and pain, the holy mix.

We are trying to make the best album that we can on a limited budget. That being said, renting space, recording, production, mixing, and mastering on a budget still isn’t cheap. This album is being produced completely independent of any label support, so we are doing all the work in-house.By supporting our Kickstarter, you are literally fueling real, independent music that is beholden to no one but you, the listener. You're a part of this, right alongside us.

You are our label.

We want to get the best album we can make directly to you, with as few intermediaries as possible. We believe that the best way to do this is to leave it in your financial hands. 

Thanks so much for dancing and sweating at the shows and for supporting this independent music project! Kind Red Sprits would be nothing without you. 

Seriously. We love you. And we love making this music.

So tell your friends, neighbors, enemies, lovers, fighters, dogs, whoever. We're going to raise this money and create an album worthy of the support we've gotten throughout the years. Get a shirt. Get some stickers. Get some buttons. Get our old albums. Get some original art. Get us to write an original song about you. Get us to come to your home and play a house show. 

Get pumped.

Let's do this.

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

It's always possible that our demand will exceed our supply, but that just means we'll have to go back for a "round 2" in physical production. This could happen with shirts, CDs, stickers, or buttons, all of those are renewable resources. So to speak.

Oh, and If we receive enormous amounts of requests for house shows / personal songs, some of you may receive your visits / recordings later than the end of October, simply because of potential scheduling complications. But we'll work together and make it happen, because we want to give you these rad things.

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    You're just beginning to be alive. You might not even have hands yet! But you can still listen to digital music. This tier includes a digital download of our album once it's released.

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    You've emerged! And you wanna touch stuff.

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    This tier includes two beautiful buttons, a sticker, plus all of the other rewards above. What could be better for a two-year-old than sticky stuff and sharp things?

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    Kindergartener

    First day of school. You'll need something to wear that makes the other kids think, "oh wow, now that kid's parents probably know a thing or two about music."
    That's why this tier features a bold screen-printed KRS t-shirt! As well as, of course, all the other goodies mentioned above.

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    Middle Schooler

    You're ready to start having a bit of an identity. You'll need to prove that you've been a Kind Red Spirits fan since they were BAD.

    This tier includes Justin Robb's solo record "Blood Brothers" and our self-titled first album! What a great combo.

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    High Schooler

    When we were in high school, we wrote songs about people. To impress them. I mean, let's be honest. We all learned at least a couple chords on the acoustic guitar in order to say that we could "play."

    At this tier, we'll write a folk song ABOUT YOU. Or play a cover of your choice. We'll record it, and send it to you! Amazing.

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    You've finally moved into a beautiful home, and you probably want to show it off.

    At this tier, Kind Red Spirits will come to your home and play an intimate, acoustic set for a house party or small gathering of friends in the Twin Cities Area. Get your beautiful buddies together and make it happen.

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    You're essentially The Great Gatsby at this point. Throw a party. Hire a band. Be mysterious and long for green lights and stuff.

    This tier is just like the last one, but we'll play a house show for a small gathering or a party OUT OF STATE. But probably only about a state away.

    Ask if you're curious about distance. We want to come to you and make you so, so happy. So we're negotiable.

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    Artistically-Minded College Student

    You're all grown up. Or, at least, you're pretty sure you are. You need art for your dorm / frat house / tiny overpriced New York apartment.

    This tier will get you one of two original 18 x 24 paintings from local artist and musician Warren Peterson (pictured in the body of text to the left). There are only two of these; first come, first served.

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