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A full length Bitches in the Beehive album, recorded and produced with the quality that our listeners deserve.
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Minda Lacy, Larrea Cottingham and Lindsay Mercer grooving out in the studio
Minda Lacy, Larrea Cottingham and Lindsay Mercer grooving out in the studio

Back in June, we embarked on the hefty endeavor of professionally recording our first full length album at Hallowed Halls recording studio in Portland, Oregon. The experience was everything we hoped it would be and we came out of it with 3 incredible songs that we are very proud of. The ball is already rolling on this project and we need your help to finish it! 

Bitches In The Beehive is a 3-6 piece lyrically driven folk rock band - more specifically, blues/jazz influenced folk with vaguely morbid psychedelic undertones and a light hearted sweetness reminiscent of a cool breeze blowing through a chinchillas belly fur. 

The band originated in Silver City, New Mexico, in 2011 with Minda Lacy (vocalist/guitarist) and Caleb Kalisher ( bassist) shyly jamming and exchanging lyrics in a living room. We migrated to the Pacific Northwest several years ago and have since grown as musicians and morphed into something we believe to be very special. We currently reside in Portland, Oregon, and live with most of our band mates in the same house, which is great for the creative process and extensive practicing.

Art for the album's single: Itty Bitty Spaces. Listen to the song below!
Art for the album's single: Itty Bitty Spaces. Listen to the song below!

 

We are planning on going back into the studio to finish in early December. We already have the days booked and the audio engineer hired. Everything is in order, but there is a lot that goes into creating an album and we can't handle the expenses on our own

Studio time, an audio engineer, mixing and mastering, initial creation/kickstarting fees and the cost of production adds up to about $3500.

We have our songs, and since we've already been in the studio we know what to expect, and we know that with your help, we can pull it off! We appreciate anything you can contribute to help us finish what we started. We can't do this with out you. 

I believe that our work is something worth sharing with the world. Thank you for helping us make this a reality!


Reach Goals:

With all your wonderful support, we have realized we have to ask ourselves what happens if we make more than our goal!

Some projects that we would like to complete for this album that go beyond what is budgeted by the Kickstarter would be to create a music video for Itty Bitty Spaces, set up an album launch show, and go on a Westcoast/Southwest Tour!

Most of these we had originally planned to do over a longer period of time, as funds allowed. However, with the possibility of exceeding our goal, we can make these a reality much sooner than we would have otherwise anticipated.

With that in mind, we also want to make sure to offer more in return for your additional support.

If we reach $5000 we will be adding a Bitches in the Beehive t-shirt to all pledges of $40 dollar or more.

Thank you so much for being part of the Beehive!

 

Risks and challenges

After the time we have spent in the studio, we are confident that we will be able to get this project done in the time we have given ourselves. That being said, we are aware there are a lot of moving parts that go into making an album and things don't always go according to plan.

There is a risk that it will take longer than we expect to record all our songs. If it turns out we've underestimated the amount of studio time we need, the project will take longer to finish, as we will have to plan and book more time at a later date.

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    CD + Digital Download

    Receive the CD as soon as they are ready. Listen to the album via Digital Download while you wait for shipping.

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    Signed CD + Minda's Digital Discography

    Get the Digital Download, a signed CD, and all of digital access to all of Minda's solo albums.

    You also get a fancy special sticker!

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    Handmade Art Booklet + sticker pack

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    Guitar/Songwriting lessons from Minda

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    Direct Access to the Beehive

    We will give you a closer look into what we do and how we do it.

    At least once a month, for a year, we will send you windows into our world. This will likely be in the form of early cuts of our songs as we write them in the coming year. Or digital recordings from Minda's Super Secret Songs.

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    A Song with You

    We will write you a song. Give us a component to work with, be it a melody, a story, or a general concept and we will bring it to life. It may be the terrifying floundering life of a fish who overshot their leap and landed on the dock, now flopping like some angry pickle. But hey, it'll be alive and it'll be yours.

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    A concert where ever you want us

    We will come to you and play a personalized show at a time that works for all of us.

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Funding period

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