***UPDATE: We hit our goal! Thank you for your support! Please still consider pledging, we will put every dollar pledged into making this album great. See the FAQ section at the bottom of this page for a run down on what we will use the money for. We really appreciate all of the amazing feedback we have gotten from this campaign! ***
Hello and thank you for visiting our Kickstarter campaign. Let us introduce ourselves. We are Lake Superior. Hailing from the Old Guard of American industry, Flint and Detroit, we (Pete Rahn and Jeff Thomson) are two Michigan expats who found each other in Montpelier, Vermont. In 2009 we formed Lake Superior out of a longing for Detroit Rock N’ Roll and a nostalgia for the mighty Great Lakes. Through a shared love of music and many hours of playing together, we have developed our own brand of American blues-rock. Having cultivated what we feel is a unique and original catalog of a high-octane songs, we hit the studio in 2012 to put a dozen of our best songs onto a full length LP.
Below is a demo track from our recording session. It is a rough mix of our song Cut Me Down. Check it out for a little taste of what the album will sound like!
Risks and challenges
Most of the work for releasing this album is finished so, therefore, our
only challenges are financial. The recording is almost finished and we just need to pay for production.
Timing may also be a challenge. Pressing an album on vinyl can take some
time because demo pressings are sent back and forth between the band and
the pressing house until we agree on the quality of the pressing. Once
that happens, the pressing house will press the complete order and pack,
seal, and ship us the records. This process requires constant
communication between the pressing house and the band so we will be aware
of how things are going. We are also releasing the album on CD and
digital download so if there is a problem with the timeline for pressing
vinyl we can always release the CD and digital download early. However,
we want to release all the media at the same time and will work
diligently to make it happen.
We are experienced musicians and have gone through this process before, so
we have the experience to get this project finished on time.
Right now our budget is set up like this; the $4000 pays for the production of 300 cds and 300 records in simple, but nice, sleeves. It also pays for design work and studio time.
If we reach $5000 we would be able to improve the packaging for both the CD and record. Both would have gate fold packaging and the record would have a poster insert. The record quality would be improved by pressing it on 180 gram vinyl. We would also have a little money remaining for promotion (Facebook ads, album release shows, and promotional packets to be mailed to record labels and the press).
If we reached $6000 we would hire a professional promoter to help us promote the album and book shows for us. We would also hire a web developer to make us a simple website with an online store. We would also increase the number of cds and lps that we make.
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