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By transforming a small rustic cabin into their own personal recording studio, CLOVER plans to record their debut full length: VULTURES
By transforming a small rustic cabin into their own personal recording studio, CLOVER plans to record their debut full length: VULTURES
34 backers pledged $1,571 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Cabin where VULTURES will be recorded
Cabin where VULTURES will be recorded

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.

VULTURES album cover
VULTURES album cover

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
Mock up of new limited edition Clover t-shirt. Available ONLY through this Kickstarter!!
Mock up of new limited edition Clover t-shirt. Available ONLY through this Kickstarter!!

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.

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    THANK YOU! - A handwritten thank you card from Clover expressing our gratitude and appreciation for helping make this project a reality!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - Receive a digital copy of the album a week before the release date in high quality FLAC, AAC, WAV, or MP3 plus a handwritten thank you card from Clover!

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    CD // VIDEO - Receive a copy of the album on compact disc a week before the release date. Also included will be the high resolution digital download as well as the video "Making of the Album: Vultures".

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    CD // SHIRT // VIDEO - Receive a copy of the album on compact disc a week before the release date, a high resolution digital download of the album, "Making of the Album: Vultures" video, and a limited edition Clover t-shirt(Youth sizes-4XL) exclusive to Kickstarter,

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    CD // SHIRT // MERCH // VIDEO - Receive a copy of the album on compact disc a week before the release date, a high resolution digital download of the album, the "Making of the Album: Vultures" video, the limited edition Clover shirt, and a merchandise package consisting of 3 different brand new stickers and an 11x17 full color poster featuring artwork from the album.

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    DELUXE - This is where it starts getting good. Included will be the entire above package (CD, shirt, merch, video) as well as a CD preorder of our compilation album SPLIT featuring songs from our past two releases as well as tracks off of "Sea of Red" (this will be released at the same time as VULTURES), a copy of the album lyrics on PDF file format, and your name in a special "thank you" section in the liner notes of the album.

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    SUPREME - Includes the entire DELUXE package. Also included will be free entry for you and a guest into our record release show this coming January, as well as a physical copy of the original handwritten lyrics and album notes.

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    CINO - Includes the entire SUPREME package. Also included will be 2 limited edition VIP access badges gaining you free entry into any two CLOVER performances for all of 2014 (one performance per badge). Transportation in the bus will also be provided if coming from Kingston, NY area. We will also throw in the "VULTURES 2.0" bonus disc which will include outtakes and alternate mixes of songs recorded during the the VULTURES sessions.

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    THE KING - A guest spot on the album. The recipient of this award will enjoy a day at the studio with CLOVER as we work with you to find the best song on the album for your guest spot (this is mainly for a vocal guest spot HOWEVER we are open to having you play nearly any instrument of your choosing on the album but please bear in mind that we do reserve the right to choose which instrumentation is best fitting for the guest spot). The recipient of this reward will also perform their part on stage with us at our record release show in January. Also includes CINO package.

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    THE ULTIMATE - Clover will record a cover version of any song of your choosing, for your ownpersonal listening pleasure. Clover will then perform the same song at the record release show in January. Also includes THE KING package.

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