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$1,826
pledged of $9,000pledged of $9,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 6 2016 7:26 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Bruised Hearts Revue plans to make a KILLER second album. We want to record at a top-notch studio in Seattle, WA (planning on Avast! Studios) and lay it down on vinyl.

The follow-up to our first album will be a full-length album (10-11 songs) and we are excited with our band lineup, the direction we are headed, and the new songs. We plan to lay it down on vinyl, because, in our opinion, vinyl provides the best listening experience. We will have it available in digital formats as well.

The Bruised Hearts Revue began in 2012 by playing a house show on Capitol Hill in Seattle. That night, we helped raise over $500 for Penny's Place, a domestic violence shelter in King County. We enjoyed the experience so much that we kept playing and offered to donate our time and some earnings from our debut album to Hope Place, a women and children’s homeless shelter run by Seattle's Union Gospel Mission . To continue the tradition of being outward-facing, we plan to donate 10% of the initial sales of our new album to the Union Gospel Mission's 118 Designs program, which is doing some awesome work in the lives of former gang members in the Rainier Valley.

The band was called a Revue from the get-go because it was intended to grow in members and have a rotating cast of talent... And that has certainly been the case. Founding members Knathan Ryan and Suzanne Brewer are now accompanied by Norman Baker, Aaron “AC” Purdum, Cooper Smith, and Ayako Okano. Former members have included: Kevin Veatch, Dan Wrenn, and Dan Butman.

While the cast has changed, the sound has stayed steady: verging on the brinks of Country, Folk, Rock, and Americana. The songs are stories filled with themes of brokenness and redemption, in which influences such as Wilco, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Over the Rhine can be heard.

We are excited to share these new songs with you, and we thank you for your support. We couldn't have done it without you.

Risks and challenges

This recording is a big undertaking. We want to record the best album possible and believe that our combined experience will help us to knock out a stellar product. Each player in the band is a professional and we have decades of experience to draw on. We know that the logistics of this project will be a bit more complicated with the addition of producing the album on vinyl, but we are excited for the end product. We have researched several vinyl pressing houses and are pleased to be able to keep this project entirely in the Pacific Northwest!

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    A download of the album!

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    A download of our new album + autographed CD of our debut album "As Bright as it Burns" and a personalized thank you card- signed by the Bruised Hearts.

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    A Vinyl Record of new album + a DIGITAL download + a signed and personalized THANK YOU from the band.

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    A vinyl copy of the album + a DIGITAL download + a signed and personalized THANK YOU from the band + an outgoing VOICEMAIL MESSAGE from Knathan.

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    Copy of vinyl + digital download + signed thank you + Bruised Hearts T-Shirt.

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    Copy of vinyl + digital download + signed thank you + T-Shirt + YOUR NAME in the credits on the album.

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    Copy of vinyl + digital download + signed thank you + T-Shirt + YOUR NAME in the credits on the album+ Knathan will play a house show for you (acoustic, full band, solo- whatever works for you) up to 200 miles from Seattle.

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    Copy of vinyl + digital download + signed thank you + T-Shirt + YOUR NAME in the credits on the album+ Knathan will play a house show for you (acoustic, full band, solo- whatever works for you) up to 200 miles from Seattle + Guest Pass to ANY SHOW for the next 5 years.

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    Everything Mentioned at $500 level + A Listening Party where Knathan will cook for you either his famous Chicken & Dumplings, BBQ'd Pork Ribs or Fresh Fried Frog Legs (or a vegetarian offering- he cooks a few).

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