Download "I Fashion You're a Dreamer" here! https://soundcloud.com/bonsai-10/i-fashion-youre-a-dreamer
Bonsai is a band based in Brooklyn, NY. It is comprised of singer-songwriter( and author of this letter, spokesperson if you will) Simone Stevens ,guitarist Greg McMullen (Trixie Whitley, Michelle Ndegeocello, Glenn Branca), and drummer Bryan Bisordi (Nels Kline, Great Elk). We have been playing together for years, supporting each other in different acts and are so excited to now have this curvaceous body of material to share with you, together! Unfortunately, with Kickstarter, if we don't reach our goal we walk away with nada.
It was produced by Dan Molad (Lucius, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Here We Go Magic) at Sounds Like a Fire in Ditmas, NY, featuring guitarist Peter Lalish (Lucius). Watching them work/play their instruments together was an amazing treat. Greg's guitar magic and pedal steel action is so lovely, and Bryan plays the hell out of these tunes live.When I listen to the tracks and their talent, I more often than not have to pinch myself.
So, here we are, with this 5 song EP, finished, but not finished. It still needs to be made physically tangible and more importantly, the monetary support for publicity and promotion, so it doesn't dissapear into the ether.It's actually the hardest part, and we want this baby Bonsai EP to grow up strong, get an education, travel, and perhaps meet your children. We want them to date maybe, or at least have coffee.
I hope you will join us. We can't wait for you to take long drives across the country to it, or cook chicken paillard to it, or send it to a friend so they can cook(or burn) chicken paillard to it. You know what I mean.
Thank you for taking the time to check us out. Be well lovely people!!
Photography by Anna Beeke:
Portrait by Shervin Lainez:
Risks and challenges
The album is almost ready to go, so there will be no waiting for it to be recorded! Unless the the cd duplication company gets eaten by a tornado I think we'll be okay. As for the prizes, I've made sure they are all things we do already, and that we greatly enjoy to do so they will be a joy to fulfill. I added more time for delivery to anything involving travel, just so there is more time for planning and communicating.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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