It has been 9 months since releasing our debut EP in July of 2013, and Farallons is ridiculously stoked to return to the studio and record our very first full-length record. We have more than an album's worth of new songs and are full of giant ambition; we are very excited about the new material and plan to reach a much wider audience with it. We want to record and share this material in the best way possible.
To that end, we will be returning to work with Blake Henderson, who recorded and co-produced the EP with Andrew Brennan. We can't wait to get back into the studio with Blake.
As with most things thoughtfully crafted, it takes time and care and therefore... money to create a professional full-length record.
We ask for your help! We hope our musical trade feels like a rewarding and ultimately enjoyable way to partake in a direct exchange.
Here is the breakdown of costs:
Studio time / engineering: Blake's studio/engineering time + mixing + mastering. ($7,000)
Payment to outside musicians: the members of Farallons are gladly donating their time to the project; this money is reserved for payment to additional musicians that will be asked to record on the album. ($1,000)
Reproduction: this will cover an initial run of 100-500 CDs, 100 cassette tapes, and 100-500 vinyl records, most of which will be rewards for you! ($3,000)
An additional $800 is required to cover the cut that Kickstarter (5% of total) and Amazon (3-5% of total) takes from the project.
We have decided to leave out other expenses - such as album artwork, publicity, etc - so as to try to keep the overall goal as low and focused as possible. Every penny of money raised will go towards creating the best album we can possibly make, and nothing else.
We deeply appreciate your time and donations. You are helping us pursue our passions in the most direct and helpful way possible. We aim to bring this record to a much larger audience, and would not be able to do that without your direct support.
We, Farallons: Andrew Brennan, Aubrey Trinnaman, Blake Henderson, Scott Fetzer, and Justin Wiener - send you OUR DEEPEST THANKYOUS!
I'm On Your Side, a song that will be on the LP, performed live by Andrew and Aubrey.
Song snippet at the end of the video: Yile Nile / Sea Urchin, from the Outer Sun Sets EP.
Video by Aubrey Trinnaman, Blake Henderson and Andrew Brennan, with additional help from Ryan Funk and Kelly McFarling. EXTRA SPECIAL HEART THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN MAKING THE VIDEO: Sadie, Arlo Murch, Kelly McFarling, Sam Murch, Kacey Johansing, Charlie Callahan, Ashley Brock, Kathy Rose, Anthony Piscitella, Willis McClung, Megan Keely, Peter Privera, Scott McDowell, Brice Lovell; that was a really fun day dudes!
Our next live show is taking place during this kickstarter campaign: we are playing in San Francisco at The Rickshaw Stop on Wed, May 14th. We are playing with two good friends/amazing bands: Mike Sempert and Kacey Johansing. We will be debuting new material that will be on the coming LP; Please come hang!
Some Farallons press:
"The San Francisco-based band, only months old and on the brink of releasing its first record, played its fifth show ever that weekend with veteran ease and more chemistry than many couples share on fifth dates. If there wasn’t history behind this band, I figured there must be a story, or just some wicked talent. Turns out, there’s a combination of both behind Farallons." - The Bay Bridged
"Enter Farallons, an SF five-piece whose dreamy blend of surf-pop and indie folk has been garnering buzz since their July 2013 debut EP, Outer Sun Sets. Singer-songwriters Andrew Brennan and Aubrey Trinnaman are at the helm with honeyed, seemingly effortless harmonies; there’s liberal use of synth and plenty of peppy surf-rock guitar, but there are dark moods here, too, and more than a little salt." - The Bay Guardian
"The first time I read about Farallons – the San Francisco-based band on the verge of releasing their first album – I heard the terms “surf rock” and “folk”. I thought, “Finally the Fleet Foxes and Dick Dale have a had a sun-soaked baby boy” and that’s all I could wrap my mind around, that folk and surf rock were a perfect combination. A sonic equivalent to the combo of collard and greens. In the wrong hands this could be Kumbayah turned to 11, but Farallons have a sense of both place and a very apparent vision and the music they produce blends the upbeat jingle of The Beach boys with the more somber elements of folk rock." - sideonetrackone.com
"For those who haven’t heard their debut EP, Outer Sun Sets, have a listen to “With Our Friends,” a song that encapsulates the band’s warm, woozy and dichotomous sound–it’s stripped-back but layered, sometimes exuding tropical vibes and other times projecting the city’s signature fog. Lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew Brennan and singer/keyboardist Aubrey Trinnaman’s subtle harmonies are best-heard in person, so if you dig what you hear, show up to one, two or all three of their remaining residency nights." - thebaybridged.com
Risks and challenges
Making an album is an often times unpredictable venture. Once we raise the money we will begin work immediately, but we do not yet know how long it will take to record the album, master it, prepare the artwork, plan publicity, and perform all the other tasks associated with releasing a record to the world. We are hoping to have the record ready to ship within one year from now, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we cannot guarantee a timetable. It may be that it takes much less time than a year, or perhaps more; rest assured that no matter how long it takes, we are working our hardest and fastest to make the best album we can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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