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Above, listen to the demo of "Wasteland", as heard in the vid...

Hey everybody. Tim here. Welcome to my Kickstarter page. I'm currently creating my new album, and I can't do it without you.

I'm a multi-instrumentalist, and was previously in Arcade Fire and Wild Light. Those experiences were tremendous. Now, I've got a new project you can help me build by donating right now

Watch the video, check out the fun rewards you can get, and back my project so the world can hear it.

How I'll Do It:

The bulk of production will be done in New England, in and around New Hampshire.  We anticipate the recording process taking about 6 months from beginning to end (demoing, tracking, mixing).  There will be a month or two for sequencing, mastering, artwork/packaging design, and CD production.  Overall, we are looking at an 8-10 month process.

We have budgeted $32,500 as the minimum amount of money with which we can properly accomplish this project.  As a point of reference for recording costs, the record that Wild Light recorded for Columbia Records had about $100,000 spent on it, all told.  This was before CD production costs, marketing, promo, touring, etc.  

I will use every dollar much more efficiently than a record label could.

Live on tour with Wild Light
Live on tour with Wild Light

With this $32,500 budget. We'll get it done right, with a simple setup, skeleton crew, and full time work until it's done.  I'll be thrilled, we'll make a great record, and it's infinitely better than making no record at all. But it's the minimum.The farther above target we go, the more varied and interesting album I'll be able to make.

It's just you and me. And I'd much rather answer to you. 

You people believe in me enough to give me your support. This is closer to how art has always gotten made too. Michelangelo didn't sign a record deal. Patrons with means, who cared about good art getting made, made sure that worthy projects got done. Now with Kickstarter you can give $1 or $100,000. That would be an album...

Working in the studio... with Bob's cat.
Working in the studio... with Bob's cat.

Funds raised above target will open up the following additional opportunities:

          1. More "Studio Art". Bigger budget means we'll be able to go into some nicer studios for certain key parts of the process, get some bang-for-the-buck out of the nicer gear, and bring in some more secondary musicians and arrangements at parts of the process.

          2. Stronger launch infrastructure once record is complete so that we can not only successfully make our record, but ensure that our record is successful once it's made.  This includes assembling a touring operation, booking, artwork, promo, publicity, etc.  Like any other business, a professional music operation has its costs.  This is an opportunity to watch this music get made, and the surrounding business be built.  

Having some fun on tour with the Killers circa 2009
Having some fun on tour with the Killers circa 2009

Kickstarter campaigns are all-or-nothing.  Let's do this together. Donate right now.

If we don't reach our goal, no pledged money changes hands, and I don't get to make a record.  So let's avoid that.

cheers, tk

thnx helperfish:  Arcade Fire, 1band1brand.comvioletmarsh.comknockonwoodies.com, ryanleier.comarnold-imaging.com

Meditating.  About Lions.....  and stuff.
Meditating. About Lions..... and stuff.

Risks and challenges

My production personnel and I have all been through the record-making process many times. My basic studio crew is already in place and ready to start production on day 1. Between us there is very little that can happen in this process that we haven't already encountered and dealt with before. We plan to do things simply, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

We also have a team of music industry professionals who will be working this project from beginning to end, including management, publicity, and booking, all to ensure that this project is not only successfully completed, but is itself a success after completion.

The range of time that we have allocated for completion (8 months at least to 12 months at most) covers, in my estimate, every possible production delay or contingency that may arise.

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    Swag Pack 2: CD Pre-order, Digital Download, Limited Edition T-shirt, and 2 Guest List spots at 1 live performance following album's completion.

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    Patron Status 1. Spend an afternoon with us at the studio when we are nearing album's completion, listening to mixes and hanging! Signed CD, Digital Download, and Limited Edition T-shirt included. Exclusive Patron Status access to Guest List spots and private appearances and performances following album release.

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    Patron Status 2: Private Solo Performance. Signed CD, Digital Download, and limited edition T-shirt included. Exclusive Patron Status access to Guest List spots and private appearances and performances following album release.

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    Executive Production Status. Your name will be included in liner notes as an Executive Producer. Signed CD, digital download, and Limiited Edition T-shirt included. All "Patron Status" privileges included, including exclusive guest list access and private appearance opportunities.

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    Executive Production Status, plus you will get the opportunity to lay down some of your own vocals or instrumental playing on one song recording of your choice! You will get your own private copy of this mix. Your name will be included in liner notes as an Executive Producer. Signed CD, digital download, and Limiited Edition T-shirt included. All "Patron Status" privileges included, including exclusive guest list access and private appearance opportunities.

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