Julian Berke– Piano, Keyboard, Melodica, Vocals
Taylor Bibat – Vocals, JawHarp, Spoons
Casey Cunningham– Vocals, Percussion
Cat Jarboe– Bass, Theremin, Vocals
Troy Martin– Ukulele, Trombone, Vocals
Suzanne Osman– Drums, Oud, Flute, Vocals
Matt Test– Banjo,Cello,Vocals
Tom Vale- Drums, Vocals
ElvisBride began recording its first full length album in December of 2010, which is, in band years, two drummers ago. 10 gigs ago. 7 sweatbands ago. 3 eye makeup lessons ago. No matter how you choose to count it, that’s too long. The good news, however, is that after a thousand small whacks with a proverbial ball peen hammer, we’re dangerously close to finishing.
Most of the basic tracks are done, the heaviest of the heavy lifting lifted, but there’s a still a lot of work left to do. There are overdubs that need to be dubbed, mixing and mastering that still need to be completed, and entire songs that, while not originally recorded, we decided were too important to the band’s identity to leave off. This is to say nothing of manufacturing, distribution, and legal fineries (copyright, licensing, and the like) that go into such an endeavor.
The album itself is, in our opinion, a strange, catchy, dense swirl of eclecticism. It’s also an artifact. A document of a beginning. We’re tremendously excited, and we hope you are too.
WHERE DOES YOUR DONATION GO?
All funds go directly into the completion of our album. This includes paying for studio time, an engineer (we’re lucky enough to be recording with Greg Norman from Electrical Audio), manufacture and duplication of the album, copyrighting material, and working with a graphic designer on album and liner note design.
This album will truly serve as an artifact for us, and as a reminder of how hard we worked in our first few years together as a band. Hopefully, it will also serve as a catalyst, and help to jump start the rest of our career as ElvisBride. We've got a lot more songs to write, a lot more people to reach, and a lot more unnecessarily complex vocal harmonies to decipher! But we simply can't do it alone - your donation is imperative and every little bit helps make our rock and roll dream a reality.
Risks and challenges
In our experience, there are two main hurdles for completing an album. Time and money. While your generous contribution serves to help mitigate the former, the latter is something that should rightfully be addressed. Indeed, it is true we are a large band made up of busy people who are probably working on several projects at any given time. Luckily, this stage of the recording process does not require all 7 of us in the same place at the same time. Because of this, there is the flexibility for consistent forward momentum no matter what individual schedules might be.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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