Over three years ago, a group of great friends known as Fresh Hats Tight Beats reunited in Denver, CO to record our 5th full-length album. With the hopes of recreating our past beat-binge sessions, we set to work over the New Year's Eve holiday in 2013. The road to finish this album was long and riddled with new daunting challenges, but it is now finally done!
We believe this will be one of our best and most ambitious outings as Fresh Hats Tight Beats. This album blends hip-hop instrumentals with psychedelic soundscapes worthy of a peyote trip. With a continued focus on our foundations in electronic beats, funk and hip-hop, we also try to bend genres into new cinematic realms. The more we worked through and listened to the music we created for So Many Things we felt more and more like it should be released on vinyl. This decision was daunting for us at first. We have never released a full length vinyl nor have we applied our screen printing prowess to album covers. We marinated and debated on whether or not we should take this leap to the next level for some time. But now after working on the these tunes for so long, we KNOW they deserve to be heard on that sweet, sweet vinyl.
That's where you come in. We need your help to fund this huge step from pressing and prints for 45s to the real deal LP vinyl release! Think of this as pre-sale for the record. All the ducks are in a row, all the resources have been acquired, we just need to rally the Fresh Hats of the world to finalize this release and press it to vinyl! We have prepared an excellent release for you. This album will be pressed on a clear and white swirly vinyl, which you can see the mock up of below. Additionally, we will be using our screen printing mastery to make individually hand screen-printed album covers. The covers will be craft paper cardboard with two color prints of the album art and notes on front and back. This will be a truly unique vinyl package to match the equally ambitious music.
As part of the fun for this Kickstarter, we will be releasing tracks for streaming as we reach milestones of funding. At 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% funded, we will release new tracks for streaming.
Only the backers of this Kickstarter will receive high-quality digital downloads ahead of the official release AND an exclusive bonus remix of the title track So Many Things by "Danger Dave" Singleton of G.E.D. Soul Records.
Risks and challenges
As stated above, this project is already practically completed. All music is finished and ready for release. The resources to print the album covers are already in house. The music has already been received by the pressing plant, mastered and approved for production. The only reason that we would be unable to complete this project would be the failure of this Kickstarter. If you help us fund this project, it would take an Act of God to prevent us from completing the release.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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