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Hollands are self-releasing their Debut Full-Length LP "Restless Youth" on Vinyl, CD, and digital download formats. We need your love!
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 HOLLANDS is an orchestral-rock-pop band from Brooklyn, NY. Deemed "freak-poppers" by Christopher Weingarten of the Village Voice, HOLLANDS music is inspired as much by Stravinsky and Bach as Bob Dylan, Kanye West and Father John Misty. Formed in 2009, Hollands is the musical "fireworks" of John-Paul Norpoth and Jannina Barefield-Norpoth.  HOLLANDS has self-released two EP's in 2009, Faces (EP) and Mother (EP) to critical acclaim.  Independently, they broke into the Top 100 of the College Radio (CMJ) charts and captured great reviews from local, national, and international press outlets.   

HOLLANDS just finished work on 12 brand new songs for their Debut LP.  This Kickstarter will help fund self-release on Vinyl and CD (Digi-Pak) for HOLLANDS' fans and supporters.  HOLLANDS' needs $6,500 to produce a limited edition run of (250) vinyl records and (1000) Compact Discs. Please take a moment to preview the songs at Hollands' SoundCloud and we hope you will consider funding this new and exciting release.  hollandsss.com

     Brooklyn Street Artist DAIN (Elle Magazine, New York, London, and Paris galleries, abandoned buildings, mail boxes, and unexpected locations throughout Brooklyn) has agreed to create the album art for this new release.  Dain's unique style of 1950's hollywood glam and surreal urban graffiti is a perfect match for Hollands' music. You can read an interview with DAIN and see some of his work here.

HOLLANDS plans to produce the vinyl with local shop Brooklyn Phono, just down the block from Trout Recording, in Brooklyn, NY. (brooklynphono.com). Hollands t-shirts, stickers, and hooded sweatshirts are produced by Tiny Fish in Rochester, NY. The Digi-Pak CD's for Hollands' previous releases were produced by Discmakers in New Jersey. (www.discmakers.com)  Thus, the Hollands' Kickstarter will be a culmination of lots of hard work and "sweat equity" made in the USA.  Amazing contributions and incentives from artists Barbara Barefield, Spencer Barefield, and Chris Ward of CTW Metal in Rochester who have donated their time and talents to help us reach our goal.  

 Following a short break in 2010, (Hollands members married and found themselves in a new home in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn where they share a musical community with other distinct artists) Mr. and Mrs. Norpoth began the process of writing songs for their Debut (LP), recording ideas in bedrooms, closets, and even bathrooms. Basic tracks of drums, electric bass, and electric guitars ensued with Colby Devereux at Copperfish Sound. Overdubs and mixing continued with Adam Sachs and Bryce Goggin at Trout Recording in Brooklyn, NY. 

Hollands recruited talented friends and family for these new recordings, starting out with a seasoned rhythm section. Kenny Grohowski (Lonnie Plaxico/Dapp Theory/DBR) and bassist Jim Robertson (DBR) have worked with Hollands since 2008, touring and recording Mother (EP) in 2009 and helping realize the initial demos and ideas from the home recordings. John-Paul and Jannina tracked vocals, guitars, electric and acoustic violin, synthesizers, honky-tonk pianos, and toy xylophones. Hollands captured some lovely "crooning" by cellist Amanda Gookin, (PUBLIQuartet) recording in the laundry room/office/recording studio.  Due to the inescapable abundance of guitar arpeggios in the new demos, Hollands enlisted friend and harpist Katie Andrews (Duo Scorpio) enriching "Great White Shark" with new magic. While visiting and performing in a blighted house (Detroit's Imagination Station) with Jannina's Dad, avant-garde jazz guitarist A. Spencer Barefield (Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Young, Richard Davis) took an incredible guitar solo, recorded on-location from the kitchen of his Detroit home.  Mr. Barefield's guitar solo closes out this new debut record, interspersed with operatic vocals and harmonies from singer Jessica Tivens, creating an "army" of haunting vocals and free-improvisation.  

Risks and challenges

The risks involved with this project are negligible. Record pressing and CD manufacture require clear communication between artists and developers, designers and band, etc. Hollands is really the distinct collaboration of two musicians (Jannina & John-Paul) with the tireless help and support from many musicians and artists local and abroad.

This KICKSTARTER will help fund a product produced locally and easily shipped once completed. The risks are within the communication between band and the companies involved producing the Vinyl, CD (Digi-PAK), and merchandise manufacturer(s). Hollands also plans to work with local Brooklyn artists, commissioning artwork of a unique branding - thus creating larger appeal. There are risks within the "back and forth" of this process but they don't outweigh the challenges of recording and mixing a full-length debut recording. (recording and mixing of the recording is completed)

Most of the time-sensitive work and budget-intensive challenges have been completed. The last steps necessary for a completed record are also the most rewarding as Hollands brings their new recording to market. This process is also not new to Hollands as they have produced two EP's so far, pressing, promotion, touring, etc. to make sure they reach their audience.

With consideration, Hollands is not producing and bringing to market their first recording, nor their last - so the risks inherent are negligible.

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    Pre-release Restless Youth LP "early bird" digital track download & Kickstarter "Mix Tape Honey" parody/track download.

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    Digital download of your choice (Faces EP or Mother EP), 2$ incentive, email "thank you."

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    Digital download of Restless Youth LP, 5$ & 2$ incentive, email "thank you," & hand-written Brooklyn, NY postcard "thank you."

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    HOLLANDS "Restless Youth" LP on Compact Disc featuring the artwork of DAIN plus Digital Download & hand-written Brooklyn, NY postcard "thank you."

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    Compact Disc of HOLLANDS' Restless Youth LP featuring DAIN's cover art with Faces EP & Mother EP shipped to your door.

    HOLLANDS' sticker and email "thank you."

    Brooklyn, NY post-card "thank you."

    (digital downloads of all recordings included),

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    Compact Disc of HOLLANDS' Restless Youth LP featuring DAIN's cover art & HOLLANDS' T-shirt. (men's & women's sizes available S, M, L, & XL - American Apparel sizing chart)

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    Limited Edition Hand-Numbered Vinyl LP of HOLLANDS' Debut Full-Length Record "Restless Youth" featuring DAIN's cover art.
    Digital Downloads of Restless Youth LP, Mother EP, and Faces EP. HOLLANDS' sticker and postcard "thank you."

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    Compact Disc of HOLLANDS' Restless Youth LP featuring DAIN's cover art, & HOLLANDS' Hooded Sweatshirt (mens & women's sizes available S, M, L, & XL - American Apparel sizing chart)

    Also includes: Restless Youth LP digital download & digital download of Mother EP and Faces EP. HOLLANDS' sticker and postcard "thank you"

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    Limited Edition Hand-Numbered Vinyl LP of HOLLANDS' Debut Full-Length Record "Restless Youth" featuring DAIN's cover art plus HOLLANDS' T- shirt. (American Apparel sizing chart)

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    Restless Youth LP digital download & bonus downloads of Mother EP and Faces EP.
    HOLLANDS' sticker and postcard "thank you"

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    HOLLANDS "demo" rarities CD of songs from
    "Restless Youth" LP featuring the artwork of DAIN. Digital Download and Physical CD of Restless Youth LP included with hand-written Brooklyn, NY postcard "thank you."

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    HOLLANDS acoustic cover-song of YOUR choice featuring a selection from Restless Youth LP, Faces EP, & Mother EP. (HD video delivered to you on DVD or emailed to your "hotbox.")
    Includes HOLLANDS' "Restless Youth" LP on Compact Disc and Digital Download with hand-written Brooklyn, NY postcard "thank you."

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    Signed HOLLANDS music catalogue. We love you too!!

    Includes our entire physical catalogue signed by yours truly PLUS wearable "swag" for all seasons. "Restless Youth" LP on your choice of Vinyl or CD plus Faces EP & Mother EP on Compact Disc.

    For year-round fashion, we include a HOLLANDS' T-shirt and Hooded Sweatshirt (men's & women's sizes available S, M, L, & XL - American Apparel sizing chart)

    Also includes:
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    Private music lesson at Hollands' Brooklyn "bunker" or your home.*** Skype/Face-time lessons available as well. Choice of violin (acoustic or electric), viola, or piano lesson with Jannina. Bass (acoustic or electric), Guitar (acoustic or electric), cello, drums, piano, you-name-it-he-can teach-it with John-Paul. Includes: HOLLANDS' Restless Youth LP on Compact Disc and Digital Download with hand-written Brooklyn, NY postcard "thank you."

    ***(within 25 miles of NYC)

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    HOLLANDS will make dinner for you and a friend at their Brooklyn home. HOLLANDS will serenade you troubadour "style" and send you home with CD copies of "Restless Youth" and HOLLANDS' T - Shirts.
    Also includes: free hugs, Pandora (Chaka Kahn station), and Jannina's famous marsala mushrooms.
    We can also watch TV and cuddle later. (Can be tailored to Gluten-Free, Vegan/Vegetarian, or "Meat-a-saurus.")

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    HOLLANDS' $100 signed music catalogue incentive with a "SILVER" backer bonus. Includes (1 of 10) limited "silver" records hand-crafted by Chris Ward of CTW Metal in Rochester, NY.

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    A hand-thrown, hand-glazed ceramic bowl inspired by HOLLANDS, created by Detroit artist Spencer Barefield. Spencer's highly coveted ceramic pieces are made with Detroit pride and limited editions feature in local stores and galleries. Vinyl LP of HOLLANDS' "Restless Youth" and compact disc included plus a HOLLANDS' T- shirt. (American Apparel sizing chart) Also includes: Restless Youth LP digital download, bonus downloads of Mother EP and Faces EP, HOLLANDS' sticker and postcard "thank you."

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    FaceTime/Skype/Internet Video acoustic performance by HOLLANDS. (John-Paul & Jannina)

    Fresh dancing and putrid odors included.

    Setlist is subject to HOLLANDS' approval.

    HOLLANDS' $100 signed music catalogue incentive INCLUDED.

    Further incentives NOT INCLUDED.

    HOLLANDS' $100 signed physical catalogue shipped to your door. (choice of Compact Disc or Vinyl format of Restless Youth LP)

    Batteries not included.

    Signed DVD copy of "Batteries not Included" NOT INCLUDED

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    Acclaimed Detroit artist Barbara Barefield will turn a violin into a hand painted "one-of-a-kind" work of art curated and inspired by HOLLANDS. Barbara Barefield is an award-winning artist known for ceramic sculpture and photography. She's been featured in the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum and at Michigan Ceramics 2012. Her photography is published in “Jazz Space Detroit” and her photos are widely exhibited, appearing in many publications including The New York Times, Detroit Free Press, MetroTimes, LA Times, among others. This unique piece
    of artwork includes a Limited Edition Hand-Numbered Vinyl LP of HOLLANDS' Debut Full-Length Record "Restless Youth." Also includes: HOLLANDS' T- shirt (American Apparel sizing chart), Restless Youth LP digital download & bonus downloads of Mother EP and Faces EP. HOLLANDS' sticker and postcard "thank you"

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    Acoustic "house" concert in the New York City area.***

    HOLLANDS will provide musical equipment.

    HOLLANDS can crash your party, BBQ, wedding, bris, etc. or just an intimate gathering of you and your friends.****

    YOU curate the playlist from our songs and covers.

    YOU receive our entire signed catalogue and an additional 10 CD copies of Restless Youth LP for friends, etc.

    ***1000 mile round trip travel cap from New York City

    ****Location other than home/apartment must be approved by HOLLANDS management and rental fee cannot be provided by performer, i.e. we can't rent out Madison Square Garden.

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    ELECTRIC "house concert" in the New York City area.*

    Hollands electric/laptop performance in your home or at a location/event of your choice. Hollands will travel up to 1200 mi. round trip from the NYC area by car/van.**
    YOU curate the playlist (from our songs and covers).
    YOU also receive our entire signed catalogue, (physical and digital) "swag," and an additional 10 CD copies of Restless Youth LP for friends.

    (Location other than home/apartment must be approved by HOLLANDS and rental fee cannot be provided by performer, i.e. HOLLANDS can't rent out Madison Square Garden).
    *Travel Limit/Cap of 1200 miles. (round trip - our Toyota Prius is not healthy anymore but she still laughs at the wind.)
    **Any distance beyond 1200 mile ROUND TRIP must be negotiated in advance. Hollands will provide P.A. for performance and all necessary microphones, stands, cords, equipment, and monkeys, etc.

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Funding period

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