The Clubs 2nd Album Kickstarter Project is the culmination of several years of playing,writing and rehearsing. But Now The Clubs need your help! Recording any album is expensive but Recording, Mixing and Mastering in NYC completely in Analog* is even more challenging.
And this is a real album. One that you can put your hands on and feel. One that you can get lost in and dance your ass off too. One where every song is better than the last.
Playing a monthly residency at Harlem's Shrine World Music venue has given the group a steady experimentation and feedback mechanism to further fine-tune this new collection of tunes.
Every little or big amount helps us to reach our goal and get this funky music into your eardrums. By donating to our project, you could get your hands on a limited edition poster designed by David Ayllon. Donate a little more and you could have your own private show with us. Donate just enough and you could even name Drummer Jordan's Lipp's first born child! There are many ways you can help us and we can give back to you.
This is a project of deep love of this music and utter joy that we get from making it for you.
Won't you please join us?
The Clubs are:
Ian Kirkman - Bandleader/Lead Singer/Harmonica/Keys Chris Conly - Guitar David Lowenthal - Bass Jordan Lipp - Drums Ben Golder Novick - Woodwinds Evan Francis - Woodwinds Jared Dubin - Trombone Gianni Gagliardi - Tenor Sax Backup Singers: Ki Ki Hawkins Rhonda Denet
* Why record in analog you ask?
Analog recording, now making a cult comeback is the true waveform and encompasses certain imperfections that are actually a desired part of the analog experience. Most professional tape machines are aligned to be slightly 'over‑biased', as this minimizes low‑ and mid‑frequency harmonic distortions . and provides a 'warmer' sound character than the flat and linear response of digital systems. The gentle shape of the response curve and its associated phase response is such that it is generally perceived as providing a warmer sound than that of a near‑perfect digital system.
Risks and challenges
Making The Clubs 2nd album could have dire and unexpected consequences. More awesome people could hear and appreciate this incredibly funky music and we will have to make more and more dope music to satisfy the constant demand of our fans.
We could be asked to play too many gigs that we all have to quit our other projects and dedicate even more time to freaking the funk.
Our album and subsequently all of our music could transcend space and time and we will have to play for audiences in other dimensions on top of our already hectic schedule.
We are actively worried about all of these outcomes.
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