For the past few years, Back Up Jackson has been recording its follow-up effort to 2005's Back Up Jackson Conquers the World! Between members moving away, members moving back, etc... it has taken us a lot longer than it ordinarily would to pull together a new album, but we've finally reached that stage in the project where all the recordings are in the can, and we're ready to mix, master, and distribute a new record. Seriously, all the hard work is already done! And it's good! Like, really good! At least we think so... and our moms agree...
All we need is a helping hand to get us through the production financing. Because we've been on a touring hiatus (with last year's Restore the Shore show at the Stone Pony to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims being the only exception), we haven't been bringing in the funds to support the production end of this record. We're hoping you guys can help us raise the bucks to put this CD into production.
Your donations will help us in the following ways:
- Professional Mixing -- We've lined up a pro mixing engineer to help give our recordings that extra polish and find a suitable balance between the many instruments that make up Back Up Jackson.
- Professional Mastering -- Mastering is to an album what mixing is to an individual song. We have a professional mastering house ready to roll to make sure we don't go from a whisper on one track, to blowing out someone's speakers on the next.
- CD Duplication -- All the work in making a great sounding album is for naught if we don't have something to show for it. We've budgeted to print 1,000 CDs through Discmakers in Pennsauken, NJ.
- CD Distribution -- In a digital music world, it's not enough to have a bunch of physical CDs... you also need to reach the digital audiences. This line item is dedicated to getting the album listed on the digital marketplace.
If you're a fan of third-wave ska, or just good, well-crafted music with vicious licks and a sense of fun, then we hope you can support our album.
(Contributions from Delaware residents ironically accepted.)
A TASTE OF THE ALBUM
Check out the player below to listen to two tracks from the new album, Back Up Jackson ... Makes Another Record!
ABOUT BACK UP JACKSON
New Jersey ska-fusion band Back Up Jackson was formed in 2001, and has been bringing its mix of high-energy virtuosity, amusing stage antics, and rock and roll attitude to audiences in colleges and clubs, bars and backyards for over a decade. When the boys in blue take the stage, they will rock you eight ways to Sunday with musically complex arrangements, eclectic influences, an all-out stage show, and a sense of fun. Currently on a touring hiatus, the band is putting the finishing touches on their new album, Back Up Jackson ... Makes Another Record! Look for a CD release soon!
BACK UP JACKSON IS:
Chris Butkowski - guitar
Jay Butkowski - lead singer
Reggie Dizon - keys, backing vocs
Dayv Frost - bass, backing vocs
Greg Grispart - sax
Rob LaFalce - drums
Rob Nelson - trumpet
Dave Rattner - trombone
Dave Santin - guitar
Some of us also play other instruments, and we're lucky to have a great group of talented friends who've helped us out by lending their talents to this album. Want to know who they are? Buy the album!
FIND US ON THE WEB:
Want to know more? You can check us out on the web!
Risks and challenges
We don't anticipate many risks and challenges at this point. The hard work of writing and recording the music is done. We've already had preliminary conversations with a mixing engineer and a mastering house, and they're ready to jump on this project. If there are any delays, we will deal with them with the same stick-to-it-iveness that got us through to this point in the project!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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