After nearly a year of writing, NY based metal trio CLOVER is ready to record their debut full length album: VULTURES. The album will consist of 11 brand new, previously unrecorded songs and will be recorded at a small, remote countryside cabin in Copake, New York. The album will be self produced, engineered by bassist/vocalist Michael Guthaus and will be mixed and mastered by critically acclaimed music producer, D. James Goodwin at The IsOkOn.
With the recording of this album, we have decided to forgo the typical notion of going to a recording studio. Instead, we will rent a small cabin for an entire month where we will isolate ourselves from the general population and record the album independently. Your pledges and generous donations will go toward the rental of the cabin, as well as paying for the professional mixing and mastering of the album. We will be pressing the album on CD as well as releasing it as a high resolution digital download.
Clover bassist/vocalist, Michael Guthaus on VULTURES:
"VULTURES is a concept album. Lyrically, we have never chosen to use a concept or theme with any of our other releases. With this record, we want to really push the boundaries of what we are capable of and do something completely different. Having a very focused centralized theme to the lyrics just seemed like the right thing to do."
On the album will be 11 brand new unrecorded tracks that we have been writing over the past year. We feel as though our sound has evolved a great deal throughout the writing process and that this album will showcase a more mature sounding CLOVER. The song featured on our Kickstarter video is a live version of the title track from the album.
We have been hard at work over the past few months putting together some great rewards (many of them limited edition items) that will be exclusive to this Kickstarter. They include:
- High Resolution Digital Download of the album
- Compact Disc version of the album
- Behind the scenes video "Making the Album: Vultures"
- Brand new limited edition T-Shirt (Kickstarter exclusive)
- 11x17 Full color poster featuring album artwork
- Limited edition sticker package (3 stickers)
- A copy of our compilation album SPLIT (featuring songs off of our previous three releases)
- "Vultures 2.0" CD containing outtakes and alternate mixes from the Vultures sessions
- PDF file containing all of the album lyrics
- Original handwritten lyrics and album concept notes
- Your name included in the "Thank You" section of album liner notes
- Free entry to the Vultures CD release show in January
- Free entry to 2 Clover shows of your choice (includes transportation on the bus!)
- A guest spot on the album
- Cover song of your choice
The songs that will be featured on this album are easily some of the best songs we have written up to this date. We feel very proud of this album and cannot wait to record it and share it with you guys: THE FANS! So please, go ahead and pledge any amount of money you can afford to give to the project. Your kindness and generosity will be greatly appreciated!!
Risks and challenges
Being that we will be recording the album entirely by ourselves, the only setbacks that we see possible are the stages of record production that we will be outsourcing the work to (mixing/mastering/pressing). To avoid such delays, we have developed a set schedule with all of the parties involved that will ensure the project is completed in time and all of the rewards are fulfilled.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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