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Slipping the Holdfast is a fantastic new record by Eiren Caffall. Help us finish it!
Slipping the Holdfast is a fantastic new record by Eiren Caffall. Help us finish it!
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We’re making a record! An actual, ten-song, 12" vinyl record! That you can put on your turntable and hold in your hand and bequeath to your grandchildren!

We've made records before—Prairie Music and Civil Twilight—that were pressed into 100 copy runs of CDs and handed out to people we thought could use them. We have never done a major album release or made a record on vinyl.

Till now!

Slipping the Holdfast, was engineered by Matt DeWine at Pieholden Suite Sound on some of the gear used to make Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Our band—Ariel Bolles (Rachel Ries), Joshua Dumas and Lawrence Peters (The Lawrence Peters Outfit)—made something melodic, aching, angry and lovely.

We think that this record is fantastic, we’re so proud of the songs, we’re so proud of the people who put their hearts into them. We look forward to all of you getting to hear it, and we’re going to release the record on August 16, 2013 with a show at Chicago's legendary Hideout.  

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This Kickstarter project will allow us to have the record professionally mastered and pressed into a limited run of vinyl with gorgeous cover art by Doug Fogelson. Help us make it happen! Help us finish Slipping the Holdfast, help us get it out into the world as a shiny 12” record. You'll have our undying love and gratitude, and a record to boot!

Risks and challenges

We've managed to do most of this record on our own dime, slowly, over two years as funds have become available. We've used sweat equity, our savings and the kindness of our engineer to get time in the studio, borrowed practice spaces, been gifted cover art and PR photos.

We've been lucky.

The work is all done, the pressing plant is ready to go. We know what the very last step will cost, and all we need is your pre-order to make it happen!

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    Digital download of the full album Slipping the Holdfast.

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    A digital download of the full album plus your very own vinyl record! Shipping included!

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    Digital download of the album, plus your very own vinyl record, plus a fantastic poster from one of our shows - may include work by luminaries like Steve Walters, Crosshair Press or Alana Bailey. Shipping included!

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    All of the above, plus a shout out of your name at the record release show in August!

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    All of the above plus an intimate house concert, a solo performance in your living room! Must be within a 50 mile radius of Chicago.

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    The download, the vinyl, the poster, the shout out AND a custom song written for you, available as an mp3. Plus shipping, Kittens, a bargain!

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