Least of These began back in 2011 in Denton, TX. We have written 1 EP and 2 Full Length albums since our beginning. It has been a roller-coaster for us but we find ourselves growing and maturing. After our initial EP, we partnered with Come&Live! (www.comeandlive.com) and began our journey to national touring, radio play, and releasing multiple albums. In 2013, we crowd-funded $16,000 in 60 Days and we were blessed to put out an album entitled, Change Will Come. One year later, we signed with Red Cord Records but that contract got purchased by an up-and-coming label called Pando Records. We toured pretty extensively throughout the next year or two and at the end of 2015, (thanks to another successful crowdfunding campaign of $7,500) we put out the album "Mere Image". Things got a little tricky and we made a very tough decision. After the release of that album, we decided it would be best if we went separate ways from Pando and get back to being an Independent band for the foreseeable future.
We decided that since we were going to go independent, we could do most of everything ourselves again. It was a hard decision because Pando was so helpful for us in a time of transition. We have all grown up and matured so much during the past year. We wanted begin writing new music with the idea that we could do whatever we wanted without trying to oversell ourselves.We wanted to continue being authentic and genuine.
So we decided on WOLVES.
WOLVES is about beauty amidst the chaos. It is a 6 song EP about how we are all a part of the human race and that deep down, we all struggle with similar things. There is so much angst and turmoil these days, so we wanted to address that in the best way we knew how: music. You won't be disappointed by these 6 songs. We really look forward to partnering with you to get this new EP out and into your hands.
Even though we will be recording and producing this album ourselves, there are still plenty of costs that go into making the best EP we can make.
Mixing and Mastering: $2600
CD Replication: $700
Artwork for WOLVES: $200
Shirts and other Merch items: $800
Incentive costs and shipping: $700
Marketing and promotion: $750
However, one of the biggest needs we are needing funding for is for Vanny DeVito, our beloved touring van. There are a variety of things wrong with our van that are keeping us from playing shows further than 30 minutes away. As of right now, the van can't even move out of the driveway. In order for us to fix our van and get it road-worthy:
So the total we NEED to raise to get WOLVES into your hands and get us out on the road and playing live shows for you guys across the country:
Add in all the fees to use crowdfunding, our total Kickstarter amount is:
We love every single one of you. We hope to get this done and into your hands ASAP. We look forward to seeing you out at a show in your city very soon.
Risks and challenges
Every album has its snags and hiccups. The benefit from this fundraiser is that we are doing all of the tracking ourselves. Where things may get delayed would be in the mixing, mastering and CD Replication phase of this project! But with your help, we shouldn't have any of those problems since we are working with such top notch engineers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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