I am Thrift Store Talent, and I have a new album that wants to be in your earbuds. The above songs are demos from Evergreens. You can also stream my previous album The Water Temple HERE if you'd like to hear more before deciding to contribute.
I've been a songwriter for close to 11 years now. My musical influences range from Indie Rock like Brand New and Manchester Orchestra to Folk bands like Right Away, Great Captain! and Tigers On Trains. I take a little bit of everything, and just let the music flow as it pleases.
I have a home studio where I've recorded hundreds of mixes and thousands of tracks. About 3 years ago, my interest took a turn into the modern folk that thrives so strongly on the east coast. Since then, I've been inspired to write dozens of songs in a new age folk style, most of which have story lines attached to them. Some stories span two or three songs, some longer. Many of these songs made it onto my album release last year, but many more didn't fit with the story from that album, so I've held onto them until now.
It's time to get Evergreens recorded, and I have no doubt that your generous support will be enough for me to do this!
What some have said about The Water Temple:
"The melancholia of most songs fits perfectly with the mood that surrounds me when sitting in my garden, watching the sun go down... I can perfectly relax, forget the working day and enjoy myself when listening to your music. All the best from Germany." - Thomas
"I really enjoyed The Water Temple, it's a strong first release." - Gregg
"Wow. I love you, dude. Great heart. Great music... Finding you today was very refreshing, from one songwriter to another." - Ben
I'd like to make this happen again, but I need just a little help first. I need to take a week or two to dedicate solely to recording and mixing this record to make it a reality. And to do that, I need funds.
Your pledges will go toward the long hours it takes to record, mix, master, and produce an album of this caliber.
Although I will be using several inexpensive promotional methods, word of mouth is the least expensive and most effective means of exposure. If you tell your friends about the project, they'll be more likely to visit and pledge than if they hear about it in some news article.
If this project is successful, I encourage you to share it with your friends, to burn copies and throw them into crowds of strangers, to spread the sounds any way you want: bittorrent, file hosting, youtube videos. Every bit of support is appreciated.
Being that I'm the sole investor, creator, and executor of this project, I don't expect any delays whatsoever. When I ran my first project last year, I ended up finishing the album before funding was complete, and I delivered the digital packages the day that funding was confirmed.
Being in constant contact with my supporters is my main concern during this process. It's important for them to know what's happening, and if a setback were to happen, I'd do everything in my power to make it right.
THE CONTRIBUTOR: You will receive a high quality digital download of the new album when it's finished AND a high quality digital download of my previous album, The Water Temple, IMMEDIATELY after the project is funded
THE DISCOGRAPHER: You will receive all previous rewards AND a physical CD of my previous album 'The Water Temple' as shown in the description to the left (This is also a commercial-style Digipak with a lyric booklet).
THE MEMBER: You will receive all previous rewards AND you will get 2 years of exclusive access to all future projects of mine way before anyone else will even know it exists (including my wife). This includes new demos, newly mixed songs, videos, and album illustration concepts. Really, anything even minutely music-related
THE SONGWRITER: You will receive all previous rewards AND I will write and record a song fashioned just for you, taking as much care as I will with the album songs. It can be a poem you wrote that you'd like turned into a song, a gift for that special someone, or just a random concept you wanna try out. The choice is yours! You will own all rights to do what you want to with this song. I retain none for myself