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Fresh Hats Tight Beats returns to Kickstarter to fund our new album, So Many Things, to be released as our first full length vinyl LP.
Fresh Hats Tight Beats returns to Kickstarter to fund our new album, So Many Things, to be released as our first full length vinyl LP.
Fresh Hats Tight Beats returns to Kickstarter to fund our new album, So Many Things, to be released as our first full length vinyl LP.
80 backers pledged $2,905 to help bring this project to life.

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Fresh Hats Tight Beats - So Many Things

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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.

Mock-up of Vinyl and Album Cover
Mock-up of Vinyl and Album Cover

 

Back of album and vinyl
Back of album and vinyl

 

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.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Preciatecha!

    Our thanks and a digital back rub

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    Digital Download

    You get high quality digital files of the new album, So Many Things, as well as the rest of the Fresh Hats Tight Beats' discography:
    FHTB Singles
    Summer Sessions
    The ReIntroduction EP
    Treks
    That's All We Need
    Assemble EP

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    Back Catalog Booster

    You get two Fresh Hats Tight Beats Vinyl 45s from our back catalog:
    Fresh Hats Tight Beats - Course Clear! &
    Fresh Hats Tight Beats - Assemble EP
    Plus, you get high quality digital files of the new album, So Many Things, as well as the rest of the Fresh Hats Tight Beats' discography.

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    So Many Things Vinyl

    You get the So Many Things clear/white swirly vinyl in hand screen printed album covers! Plus, you get high quality digital files of the new album, So Many Things, as well as the rest of the Fresh Hats Tight Beats' discography.

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    ALL THE THINGS!

    You get the So Many Things clear/white swirly vinyl in hand screen printed album covers!
    AND you get four 45s from the Nematode Records back catalog including:
    Fresh Hats Tight Beats - Course Clear!
    The Biz - Positronic Groove on coke bottle clear vinyl
    Fresh Hats Tight Beats - Assemble
    The Battle of the Beats - Red Eye
    Plus, you get high quality digital files of the new album, So Many Things, as well as the rest of the Fresh Hats Tight Beats' discography.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    ALL THE THINGS! +

    You get the So Many Things clear/white swirly vinyl in hand screen printed album covers!
    AND you get five 45s from the Nematode Records back catalog including:
    Those Shadow People - Open Your Eyes + Comic (only 2 remaining copies available)
    Fresh Hats Tight Beats - Course Clear!
    The Biz - Positronic Groove on coke bottle clear vinyl
    Fresh Hats Tight Beats - Assemble
    The Battle of the Beats - Red Eye
    Plus, you get high quality digital files of the new album, So Many Things, as well as the rest of the Fresh Hats Tight Beats' discography.

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    One of a Kind Signed Test Pressing

    There is only one available test pressing on red vinyl which is signed by all the dudes in the band and it can be yours! Also, we'll send you a copy of the white/clear swirly vinyl in the hand screen printed album cover.
    Plus, you get high quality digital files of the new album, So Many Things, as well as the rest of the Fresh Hats Tight Beats' discography.

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    We will Remix or Record a Song for You

    For this whopping donation, we will record an original song for you or remix a song you have created. The sky is the limit here. You tell us what you need and we'll make it Fresh Hats Tight Beats style. The final product will be professionally mixed and mastered and delivered to you in high quality digital WAV and Mp3. We'll also send you a copy of So Many Things on clear/white swirly vinyl, because you deserve that too!
    Plus, you get high quality digital files of the new album, So Many Things, as well as the rest of the Fresh Hats Tight Beats' discography

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Funding period

- (30 days)