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This project was successfully funded on September 8, 2012.
About this project
New Music Video for Some Old Days. The second single from Woodenball.
Wow! Our Kickstarter project was just picked up and recognized by Gary Greenlaw on the latest episode of his home improvement show Gary's House. Thanks for your support Gary! Watch the episode below.
In the summer of 2004 we accidentally started a band. An additional act was needed for a fundraising concert so we put together some songs back stage and went out and played. People liked it. And so did we. So we kept doing it. And 8 years later we are still doing it.
We are really excited about this album. And like the band, Its creation was an accident. We were planning on recording some demos. We set up some microphones for Jake's drums. Colin played an electric banjo and Joe played an electric guitar, both plugged directly into the recording gear so that the banjo and resonator guitar wouldn't bleed into the mics. This was the first time we had ever done anything like this. The tape was rolling, and what we recorded that day ended up being the majority of what you will hear on Woodenball. We overdubbed some things, but this album captures that very first moment we had ever played our songs together electric. And after thousands of hours of playing together, it's amazing to have an experience that fresh and new, have it recorded, and be able to share it!
Colin, Jake, and Joe
"It’s not every day that you’re completely blown away by a band. However, at their CMJ Festival showcase at Sullivan Hall, Toughcats managed to put the entire room in awe." (Elise Yablon, NYC Examiner)
“They are one of the most creative and inventive bands going today. They manage to be artsy, melodic, down-to-earth, accessible, and a hell of a lot of fun all at the same time.” (Sam Pfeifle, Portland Phoenix)
“Toughcats have just as much Tom Waits as twang in their sound. Their album 'Piñata' combines old-timey picking with a rock edge, all buoyed by a sense of humor, some wicked vocal harmonies and a whole lot of energy.” (Emily Burnham, The Bangor Daily News)
“Their sophomore effort, “Run to the Mill” demonstrates a range far beyond simply good rock, with thoughtful ballads, upbeat rockers, instrumental pieces, and a settling into a unique aesthetic that’s endearing and down-to-earth.” (J Felton, Recorddept.com)
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Receive a digital download of the album, sticker + Woodenball on CD BEFORE THE RELEASE DATE!Estimated delivery:
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FINAL 48 HOURS SPECIAL GIFT!
Receive everything from the $50 donation + a pair of Jake's used drum brushes!Estimated delivery:
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Receive all the above + a limited edition signed test pressing of the record courtesy of United Record Pressing.
(Test pressings come in a blank sleeve hand stamped with the propellor logo and will only be available during this kickstarter project.)Estimated delivery:
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Receive everything from above + your choice of a signed and stamped test pressing or a fully finished and packaged vinyl record of Woodenball.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above + a Toughcats made personalized stop motion thank you video.Estimated delivery:
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All of the above + dinner with the band at Nebo Lodge on North Haven. (If you are coming from off island you should be aware that you will have to figure out travel and lodging. You're welcome to bring guests but need to pay for them.)Estimated delivery:
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All of the above + a live show anywhere in the world for you, your friends, and whomever you want to be there! (All travel and equipment expenses need to be paid in addition if outside New England. Specific date must also be based on bands availability.)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)