Help Philadelphia power-pop band Canadian Invasion make a Choose Your Own Adventure music album!
WHAT WE WANT TO DO
We want to record a music album where you, as the listener, can choose your own adventure and steer the story by skipping to certain tracks.
HOW WE PLAN TO DO IT
We wrote 15 songs about a woman named Beverly Blake. She comes from a conservative background. Circumstances will force her to make tough choices: should she marry the UFO-devotee who fathered her children? Should she use her kids to distribute apocalyptic literature at the mall? How can she find some meaning in this messy, confused world?
As silly as it all sounds--and yes, it is silly--we hope that you'll not only enjoy the songs and get wrapped up in the story, but that by making Beverly's choices you will come to empathize a little bit more with people whose lifestyles seem diametrically opposed to your own.
WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR
Every musician who's ever lived will tell you recording is expensive, even nowadays. By contributing to our campaign, you will help us afford studio time to finish the album itself as well as create an interactive website that will help guide listeners through the experience.
We've already begun work on half the tracks, a video to accompany the first three songs is in production by Melinda the Martian (the mastermind of all our awesome animated videos from our last album), and we're working on some other innovative ways listeners can interact with the album's story.
It's only been through the help of people like you that we've been able to keep Canadian Invasion alive and see it thrive, so we hope you'll join us in what will prove to be the biggest, and hopefully best, project we've ever undertaken.
Yes! Despite taking nearly two full years, we've finished recording and the album is being mixed right now (August 2012). Thanks for sticking with us!
Yes, again! Pal Catherine Smith, video game designer extraordinaire, has built a CYODA flash game. If you backed the project at the $20 level or higher, you will receive a free download of the video game soundtrack along with your other treats.
We should have some good answers for these questions very soon...