Indie-pop-rock playing & handcrafted soap making duo "Daymoths" are recording their debut full length and want to make it radio worthy
Recording is something I look forward to and dread. Mostly I dread it because it is very expensive and we have to strike a balance between getting the sound we want and only putting so much money on our credit cards. We've taken on a lot of debt through our 12 years of making music together and we are still paying off the majority of it. If we can raise money for our recording through Kickstarter we can free up our personal funds to finance our next year of touring. Nevertheless we don't feel right just asking for charity which is why we love the Kickstarter model so much.
We've tried to make our rewards worthy of their respective pledges and hope that you will find it to be an equal and exciting exchange. Most of our rewards include bars of our homemade vegan soap that we make together in our garage with all natural, biodegradable ingredients and pure essential oils.
Daymoths was incredibly fortunate to spend 2 months this past winter touring and we would love to take advantage of our road tightened tunes and get into the studio. While we've really enjoyed our stripped down sound live it would be wonderful to flesh out our songs with bass, strings and more vocal harmonies. It would be a dream come true to not be ruled by the clock and get the right takes and tones. Also, we would like to find the right post production engineers to make the record really radio worthy and then pursue a full radio campaign for our tour loop of the USA.
The breakdown of our recording project cost goes like this:
$1200 for recording, $500 for mixing, $500 for mastering, $300 for album artwork, $1500 for manufacturing and $2000 for radio campaign (including postage and printing costs) = $6000.
Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding method for projects. So we are going to make our goal a bit shy of the total amount needed. If we go beyond our goal, wonderful; if not, wonderful. With $4500 we can fund our recording and that's an amazing start!
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