Howth self recorded and financed their 2nd album. We need your help to make physical copies of the album to spread 'round the world!
Howth loves you and wants to thank you for your time, resources, and thoughtfulness. That is the most important fact. Just for checking to see what this thing is all about, we love you.
With love and sincerity,
Let us tell you the basic facts:
- This Kickstarter is for the New York/New Jersey based band Howth.
- We recorded a majority of the album Newkirk in our drummer Miles Waltuck's childhood basement in Hamilton, NJ.
- The rest was recorded in a variety of places such as the West Bank while guitarist Blake Luley was teaching children a variety of instruments, St. Paul, Minnesota while singer Carl Creighton was a blue collar hero working the daily grind, and Portland, Oregon while Aviva recorded her gorgeous vocals with an old friend.
- We funded the mastering of the album entirely on our own dime.
What we need your help to do:
- The pressing of 1,000 beautiful CD's of Newkirk with absolutely stunning artwork drawn by the infinitely talented Michael Pisano. (We'll have the lyrics in there too so y'all can sing along if your hearts so desire).
- Funding for a proper press campaign that we will be doing ourselves with the help of our friend and Mecca Lecca master Jonny Leather. This includes shipping CD's out to magazines, college radio stations, record stores, blogs and beyond in hopes of airplay, interviews, and reviews, as well as to folks who may put it in movies and/or TV shows. Many other minute details/sleepless nights/hair pulling go into getting this album out to as many folks as possible!
- Any additional money will go towards the pressing of Newkirk on to vinyl and our touring budget for this summer.
We've poured our hearts and souls into this album, and truly could not be prouder. We thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness and generosity in helping us to make beautiful physical copies of what we have worked so hard to create, and cannot wait for all of you to hear it and enjoy it!
(Aviva Stampfer, Blake Luley, Carl Creighton, Miles Waltuck, & Neil Acharya)
Picture by the wonderful Michael Pisano. He also drew the amazing album cover:
Here are some wonderful pictures of us taken by the talented Dan Ziv:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A handwritten note mailed to you and 3 songs off the record e-mailed to you a month before the album comes out.Estimated delivery:
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Digital Download of the entire "Newkirk" album mailed to you 2 weeks before the album comes out, and a handwritten note.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above and a CD of "Newkirk" with beautiful artwork done by the amazing Michael Pisano mailed to you 2 weeks before the album comes out. (add 5 USD for international supporters)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above and a limited edition T-Shirt screen printed by the wonderful Christopher Mulligan. (add 5 USD for international supporters)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above and a limited edition copy of our debut album with personalized artwork hand drawn by the lovely Ashley Blanton.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above and CD's of lead singer Carl Creighton's previous 2 solo albums (11 North and Minnesota).Estimated delivery:
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All of the above and a signed limited edition Howth poster, plus 3 guest list spots to any Howth show.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above and a very limited edition cassette tape of lead singer Carl Creighton performing the entire album acoustic with personalized artwork hand drawn by the band. (A digital MP3 copy will also be e-mailed to you for your iPod and so on)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above and a song written about the topic of your choosing (yourself, a loved one, your dog, Pokemon, anything you can dream of!) recorded and mailed to you with hand drawn artwork by the band. *this can also be a cover song of your choice if you so please*Estimated delivery:
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All of the above, and 6 music lessons on your choice of voice, guitar, bass, drums, glockenspiel, or piano via Skype. *can do in person lessons in central NJ or NYC area*Estimated delivery:
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A private acoustic concert at your house and all merchandise related rewards. *limited to the east coast between Boston to Virginia area. Additional prizes can be arranged for those out of range*Estimated delivery:
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A private full band concert at your house, a 3 course dinner and dessert platter prepared by all of us (not to boast, but some of us are REALLY good cooks), and all merchandise related rewards. *limited to the east coast between Boston to Virginia area. Additional prizes can be arranged for those out of range*Estimated delivery:
- (36 days)