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The Currys are gearing up to record their second full length album!
298 backers pledged $31,436 to help bring this project to life.

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Yeah!!! We've blown by the first stretch goal! This is amazing!

We still have 18 more days before this roller coaster ride ends, so let's keep this thing going! 

NEW STRETCH GOAL: $25,000 

If we are able to make it to 25k, we'll be able to hire a publicist and radio promoter to help get these songs out to as many ears as possible. Also, we'll have the budget for a few big creative projects like music videos! 

And remember, our backer goals are still in place: 

Additional rewards

If we reach 200 backers: In addition to your pledge reward, every single backer gets access to our in-studio media diary. This will include video, audio, pictures, and live hang out sessions from our time in the studio!

If we reach 250 backers: In addition to your pledge reward, every single backer at the $20 level or above will receive a complimentary Currys coozie! Meaning the coozie will be free, not that it will tell you that you look nice. 

If we reach 300 backers: In addition to your pledge reward, every single backer will receive a bonus track straight from the studio to your ears. The track will not be featured on the record and will only be for your ears!

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You guys are incredible. After only one week, we've already surpassed our original goal. This record is going to happen! Next up: we're setting a stretch goal!

STRETCH GOAL: $20,000
Additional rewards:

If we reach 200 backers: In addition to your pledge reward, every single backer gets access to our in-studio media diary. This will include video, audio, pictures, and live hang out sessions from our time in the studio!

If we reach 250 backers: In addition to your pledge reward, every single backer at the $20 level or above will receive a complimentary Currys coozie! Meaning the coozie will be free, not that it will tell you that you look nice. 

If we reach 300 backers: In addition to your pledge reward, every single backer will receive a bonus track straight from the studio to your ears. The track will not be featured on the record and will only be for your ears!


Our original breakdown of studio costs actually totaled closer to $20,000 than $15,000. We were trying to be safe with our original goal estimate, but since you guys have been so awesome, we think we may be able to fund this whole thing through the Kickstarter campaign! 

Here's the breakdown again:

  • Hiring Producer/engineer - $8,000 
  • Mixing - $4,000 
  • Mastering - $1,200 
  • CD Duplication/T-shirt printing/shipping - $2,500 
  • Artist/graphic designer - $500 
  • Kickstarter/Amazon fees - $1,200
  • Studio Time - $3,000

We want this to benefit everyone, so we've added the extra rewards listed above that go out to every single contributor if we can get more folks involved. So keep spreading the word and let's get this thing to $20,000!

THANK YOU!

-Galen, Jimmy, and Tommy

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We are a folk rock family band from Port St. Joe, FL, though we spend most of our time in our trusty ol' minivan, traveling around the country playing music for whomever will listen.

We're gearing up to return to the studio to record our second full-length album!    

Over the past year and a half, we've been writing constantly and road-testing our new songs in front of live audiences. With your help, we've been able to narrow our list to an album's worth of keepers.

So where do you come in? We are an independent band. Although we do well enough to support ourselves playing music full time, making a record is very expensive. Here's an approximate breakdown:

  • Studio Time - $3,000
  • Hiring Producer/engineer - $8,000
  • Mixing - $4,000
  • Mastering - $1,200
  • CD Duplication/T-shirt printing/shipping - $2,500
  • Artist/graphic designer - $500
  • Kickstarter/Amazon fees - $1,200

You can help us out by pre-ordering the new album, or selecting any of the other pledge levels (and associated rewards!) listed on the right hand side of the screen. We don't want to feel cloistered away while making this record. We want to know that all of our friends and fans are a real part of the process.

Thank you for all of your support. You let us crash on your floors and couches, you sing along with our songs, and you make what we do feel worthwhile. We appreciate any amount you can help us with and please spread the word to anyone you think would be interested! We can't do this without you, and we wouldn't want to.

Yours,

Galen, Jimmy, and Tommy                                        

Video by Tommy Curry                                                                           

Includes footage from videos by Lisa Curry, Clayton Long, Hinson Bevis, Medusa Productions, Jared Macary, Zach Scheibel

Photography by Margie Bertram and Jared Macary

Risks and challenges

As with any creative project, it's difficult to set any deadlines in stone. We want to make sure we are 100% happy with all the recordings before we leave the studio. This might take a little while. However, we are not planning on releasing this record until 2016, so we have scheduled plenty of time for unexpected delays and setbacks. With plenty of recording experience under our belts, this project should be smooth sailing!

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    MENTAL MASSAGE - You have our heartfelt thanks. And as a bonus, we will give you a mental 1-hour back massage with imaginary scented oils.

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    DIGITAL PRE-ORDER - You get a digital download of the new album + MENTAL MASSAGE

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    THE PRE-ORDER - Receive a signed physical copy of the new album on CD + MENTAL MASSAGE

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    THE CURRYS LIVE - Receive the following:
    - a signed physical copy of the new album
    - a digital download of exclusive live recordings
    - a Currys kazoo
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    THE SHIRT OFF OUR BACKS - Receive the following:
    - a signed physical copy of the new album
    - a digital download of exclusive live recordings
    - a never-before-seen Currys t-shirt (signed or unsigned, you choose!)
    - a Currys kazoo
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    THE CURRYS ART CLUB - We will send you an original piece of art (what we lack in innate artistry, we make up for in enthusiasm and intangibles) + $50 package

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    THE CURRYS AUDIO BOOK - Choose your favorite scene from a movie, play, or book and we will send you an audio recording of the band's dramatic re-enactment (great for long road trips) + $50 package

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    THE CURRYS ATTEMPT TO BE POETS AND DON'T EVEN KNOW IT - Receive some original poetry or handwritten lyrics to your favorite Currys song + $50 package

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    CUSTOM COVER - Choose a song you love (or hate) and we will perform it Currys-style and upload it to YouTube + choose one $100 package.

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    THE CURRYS COMPATRIOTS - Your name will be immortalized in the liner notes of the new album as a friend and supporter of The Currys + choose one $100 package

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    STUDIO PARTY - Come hang out with us in the studio for a day as we make the new record (see FAQ for further info) + your name in the liner notes + choose one $100 package

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    HOUSE CONCERT - The Currys will come to your home/bar/party/gathering and put on a show for you and your friends (see FAQ for further info) + your name in the liner notes + choose one $100 package

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    SHAVE TOMMY'S HEAD - We'll film you shaving Tommy's head and post the video all over the internet (see FAQ for further info) + your name in the liner notes + choose one $100 package

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Funding period

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