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Rock Recording Artist Josh Bassett has completed a 9 song album! Take part in its "Official Release" by helping fund the final stages!
92 backers pledged $5,735 to help bring this project to life.

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*UPDATE: 2/27/12* 

The campaign is still ongoing!

I'm totally blown away and grateful for the amazing amount of support shown so far!  The minimum goal set has been met and the album will exist!   I'm hoping that people continue to spread the word about this project, continue to take part in this album release by pre-ordering and getting the cool rewards offered!  Any additional funds raised within the remaining time will go towards marketing, promotion, additional CD pressing, higher quality website and album artwork design! Thank You All! 

Take part in the unique journey of releasing Josh Bassett's first official studio album! By pre-ordering the album, YOU help fund its release! Check out the super cool rewards packages we've created to honor YOUR priceless support!

FACE THE MUSIC

I’ve written, recorded, mixed, and mastered an album's worth of unique original rock music that truly is my heart and soul. I lived, ate, slept, and breathed these songs.  I worked with amazing and notable musicians, a great producer, and a Grammy award winning mastering studio to give the album a sound that can compete with big league records.  It's been a long road to completion:  I’ve lived in multiple cities, couch surfed, crossed the country three times, rented numerous living spaces, and fallen in and out of various relationships.  This record almost didn’t happen, but with perseverance and dedication, the music now exists. I’m really excited to share this chapter with the world and move on into the next evolutionary phase of my music. :)  

THE SOUND, THE SONGS, THE SOLDIERS

The album consists of 9 haunting and electrifying songs that you won’t find on commercial radio or a major label debut.  The sound ranges from moments of a band rocking at full throttle, to delicate and intimate acoustic numbers.  The music is organic, vibey, and dynamic.  There are extended ripping guitar solos and lyrics that go into deep personal territory and into universal concepts and imagery. Some of the songs are me playing all the instruments, and some employ super talents Corey McCormick on bass (Chris Cornell, Luke Nelson), Mark Poiesz on drums (Ghost Of Gloria), and the wizard Dr. Zachary Zumsteg on guitar, who co-wrote some of the songs with me.  It was produced, mixed, and recorded by Francois Descamps and myself and was mastered at Grammy award winning Lurssen Mastering Studios here in Hollywood, CA. Click the link below to sample a taste of the album:

http://soundcloud.com/joshbassettmusic/josh-bassett-album-sampler

Also included with the album is the daring music video for the song “Bring Me Back Down,” which is part of the soundtrack to director Steve Wolsh's upcoming horror movie “Know Models Were Harmed”. 

I can’t wait to finally share this album, but it won’t be possible anytime soon without your help.

BRINGING THE VISION TO LIFE

There are costs involved in making the album tangible. Album artwork (photos, graphic design layout), CD pressing, Website design (to host the album), iTunes/Pandora/Amazon etc submission, and promo/download cards are needed to "release" the music independently.  After doing some research, I’ve found this will cost a minimum of $4000.  This does not include promoting the album (reviews, advertising, etc.).

This is where you can join me and take part in the journey of bringing this vision to life!

By "pre-ordering" the album, you contribute to funding its release.  Your contribution not only makes it possible for my album to come to life, but also helps keep this seemingly dying line of rock music alive for a new generation to come.

YOUR SUPPORT MAKES THIS POSSIBLE

As a thank you for your support, we've created some really cool reward packages for you, including: signed copies of the album; handwritten lyrics; being listed in the album credits; Skype or phone music lessons or chat; early demo recordings of some of the songs; a signed limited edition photo book; having a cover of your choice recorded "only for you"; or even having me show up at your door to play a show for you and your closest friends.

If you believe in what I do, I encourage you to spread the word by sharing the following links with your family and friends who may take interest!

To keep up with news, shows, new tracks, videos, photos and other updates "Like" my Facebook page-http://www.facebook.com/joshbassettmusic

share this Kickstarter page-http://kck.st/zmNuep

soundcloud page-http://soundcloud.com/joshbassettmusic 

I thank you for taking the time to support me and my music and giving me the chance to continue to grow as a musician to make more and even better music for you down the road. I am forever grateful for you. :)

Yours,

Josh Bassett

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    Thank you for your pledge! Your support helps a lot! You will be personally thanked on my Website, which you helped fund. Also, enjoy a digital download of “Bring Me Back Down.”

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    Thanks for your pre-order! Check your e-mail for a digital download of the complete album! Also you'll be personally thanked on my Website you helped fund!

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    A complete physical CD copy of the album, with artwork, photos, and lyrics, just like the good old days! PLUS, a digital download of the album, and your name listed in the "Thank You" section of my Website!

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    An autographed CD copy and a digital download of the album BEFORE its official release! You will be listed in the "Thank You" section of my Website!

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    Autographed limited edition photos from the “Bring Me Back Down” music video shoot! PLUS, an autographed CD, a digital download of the album BEFORE its release, a link to download the "Bring Me Back Down" music video before it hits iTunes, and your name listed in the "Thank You" section of my Website.

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    The “Word-of-Mouth” pack of 3 signed CD copies of the album to show your favorite people what you took part in! Feel free to share with your local music stores, radio stations, or publications. PLUS, a digital download of the album before its release, "BMBD" music video link, signed photograph, and your name listed in the "Thank You" section of my Website.

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    The “Groupie” pack of 5 signed CD copies of the album to show your favorite people what you took part in! PLUS, handwritten lyrics to the song of your choice (from the album),
    a digital download of the album before its release, "BMBD" music video link and YOUR NAME added to the “Thank You” section of my Website.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    I have 5 limited edition photo books of still shots from the “Bring Me Back Down” music video. The first people that pledge $150 or more can choose either the PHOTO BOOK or the “Groupie” pack of 5 CDs while supplies last. Everyone in this pledge category gets an unreleased CD of early demos and cover songs, a handwritten lyric sheet to the song of your choice (from the album), PLUS a signed CD, a digital download of the album before its release, "BMBD" music video link, and YOUR NAME added to the “Thank You” section of my Website.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Enjoy handwritten lyric sheets to ALL THE SONGS on the album!! Also, you will get the exclusive “Super Fan” pack of 10 signed CDs to share with your favorite people, local music stores, or music publications to help spread the music! PLUS, an unreleased CD of early demos and cover songs, a digital download of the album before its release, "BMBD" music video link, and YOUR NAME added to the “Thank You” section of my Website.

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    The original copy of the Lurssen Mastering Reference CD (limit of 2), your name printed in the liner notes to the album, the “Super Fan Pack” of 10 signed CDs, handwritten lyric booklet to ALL the songs on the album, an unreleased CD of early demos and cover songs, PLUS a digital download of the album before its release, "BMBD" music video link, and YOUR NAME added to the “Thank You” section of my Website.

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    SKYPE or PHONE CHAT: Let's talk life and music! For musicians, this can mean lessons in guitar/vocal/songwriting/recording or just general motivational advice! For non-musicians, let’s talk life! PLUS, your name printed in the liner notes to the album, the “Super Fan Pack” of 10 signed CDs, handwritten lyric booklet to ALL the songs on the album, an unreleased CD of early demos and cover songs, PLUS a digital download of the album before its release, "BMBD" music video link, and YOUR NAME added to the “Thank You” section of my Website.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Wow - you must be loaded so you probably don’t need anything from me! But for your generosity and belief in me, you are invited to hang with me in my studio here in Los Angeles for a day (pledger has to make their own travel arrangements), where you can watch me personally record the cover song of your choice (within reason) and release it only for YOU!!! :) Also, your name printed in the liner notes to the album, the “Super Fan Pack” of 10 signed CDs, handwritten lyric booklet to ALL the songs on the album, an unreleased CD of early demos and cover songs, PLUS a digital download of the album before its release, "BMBD" music video link, and YOUR NAME added to the “Thank You” section of my Website.

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    I’ll give you my first-born child...but since that’s not happening anytime soon, make party plans!!! I’m coming to YOUR CITY to perform a PRIVATE ACOUSTIC SHOW for YOU and your favorite people at the place of your choice. This can be your home or a music venue near your home. I often play shows around southern California and NY/NJ areas, so if you live close we can schedule accordingly; otherwise, travel expenses and hotel stay must be covered as well. Also, your name printed in the liner notes to the album, the “Super Fan Pack” of 10 signed CDs, handwritten lyric booklet to ALL the songs on the album, an unreleased CD of early demos and cover songs, PLUS a digital download of the album before its release, "BMBD" music video link, and YOUR NAME added to the “Thank You” section of my Website.

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