Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
We're a weird folk band. All acoustic, traditional music & punk influences, banjo, mandolin, original paintings & art, DIY. Help us!
We're a weird folk band. All acoustic, traditional music & punk influences, banjo, mandolin, original paintings & art, DIY. Help us!
45 backers pledged $1,090 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Help FF♥MRF Put Out An Album! project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$1,090

45

For Fear The Hearts Of Men Are Failing. We are a unique folk band from Oakland California. We blend a variety of traditional music style and some modern influences on all acoustic instruments. We've made an album all by ourselves and we are so, so, so proud of it. It is called The Wonderful Clatter.

We are turning to you, the kick starters of the world, to help fund the production and promotion of our album. We really feel this album is special and despite being played on old world instruments, it sounds NEW. Click here for a free download of one of the tracks: http://forfeartheheartsofmen.bandcamp.com/track/the-meadow

We want everyone to hear it. Your purchase of the album or of some of the artwork associated with the band, you will enable us print the CDs, send them to every college radio station we can, every music blog and do what we can to create a buzz for the bay area untraditional folk scene.

We have several guests on this album. Skyler Fell from Thee Hobo Gobbelins plays accordion and sings, Mike from Sour Mash Hug Band plays the fiddle, Meg Ruth King sings a song, my six year old nephew wrote a song and one song has lyrics that were found on an abandoned note pad at a punk show ten years ago. We hope that album not only showcases our own ability, but for the whole bay area's "dirty folk" scene.

On this album there is mandolin, mandola, harmonium, melodica, stand up bass, harmonica, three kinds of guitars, clawhammer banjo, accordion, violin. We are fans of acoustic music and rare, weird instruments. As well, we take in eastern European, Balkan and gypsy melodies and make them our own. We have been described as folk-punk, old timey, new timey, bluegrass, indie folk, actual punk and actual folk music. Though all those titles all work well enough, no other band sounds quite like us.

www.forfeartheheartsofmen.com

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A FF♥MRF sticker and our thanks!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A digital download of The Wonderful Clatter.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    A physical copy of the album.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    15 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    A physical copy of the album PLUS the 11x17 poster.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Everything above, PLUS our complete discography. Includes our first album, Jemmy Joe's solo album and an outtakes/rarities CD available here only.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Everything above, PLUS the hand numbered letterpress poster of the City Music liner notes/poem. VERY RARE!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Everything above, PLUS the original art of the cover of The Wonderful Clatter, painted by the amazing Boguslaw Moravec.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)