The NEW CD project
Calling all Steampunks, Pixies, Pirates, Punks, Rennies, Vaudevillians, Freaks and Geeks, Cabaret-nians, Dharma Punks, Belly, Burlesque and Circus Dancers, Team Batfrog members and all other discerning indie rock fanatics around the world...
We are itching to get back into the recording studio and we are scheduled to start in April so time is of the essence! We need your support so we can get in there and record a brand new CD! We will be touring in May - November all across the U.S. and in Europe and we want you to have the new CD. Pre-order the CD, combine it with other cool rewards and YOU become part of the process... YOU help make it happen and we love you for that :)
We have an awesome set of songs... eclectic, cheeky, uplifting... the signature Frenchy and the Punk sound! We can't wait to get these to you. We brought you Happy Madness in 2010, then with your help through Kickstarter we released Hey Hey Cabaret in 2012 and Elephant Uproar in 2013. We just snuck in an EP, Cartwheels, in early 2014... now we are ready for a whole new batch to hatch and send out into the world... but there's no record label behind us funding the project, so that's where you come in.
As always, we go into a professional recording studio. We do not record at home so we have real studio rental time costs.
And you know, Kickstarter is all or nothing so we have set the Kickstarter goal for the minimum to get the recording going and the CDs printed. We hope to go to at least $12,000 which would be the amount we would want to raise to cover all the costs for the CD itself. There is the cost of going into the recording studio, mixing, mastering, CD design, production/printing of the CD as well as costs of creating the other rewards and shipping the rewards (postage, envelopes, bubble wrap, tape, it all adds up). Also a portion of the kickstarter pledge goes to processing fees (we are charged both by Kickstarter and Amazon),
Any amount raised over these costs will go into more post CD-recording costs i.e. a music video (add $3,000-$5,000) and over that, touring for the new release.
First and foremost, the brand new CD!
We'll have t-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts with a design exclusive to Kickstarter as well as a patch also exclusively for Kickstarter.
And we have lots more we want to offer you.
The FnP Bundle
Happy Madness (2010), Hey Hey Cabaret (2012), Elephant Uproar (2013), Cartwheels (2014) and the brand New CD (2014). Get the whole catalogue, great for gifting the ones you already have and also great for getting the lyrics if you've been downloading the tunes.
You provide the space and we'll provide the sound. We'll come to your home (or a venue that you rent etc) and play for you and your friends. Concert can be indoors or outdoors. It's an intimate Frenchy and the Punk experience!
Samantha will draw a pencil 9x12 drawing of you or whoever you would like, send her a photo.
Scott will draw a unique one-of-a-kind pen and ink, approx 10"x13", for you in his signature style. Suggestions for elements within the drawing are welcome but will not necessarily be strictly adhered to.
Fabric Wall Hanging of Scott's artwork - Printed on approximately 42" x 36" of an image of your choice from Scott's portfolio. (See update for image choices)
Limited edition print of Scott's 'Rock Hands' drawing - 8"x10"
Frenchy is the Batgirl and she'll be making special steampunk finger puppet bats. Above, a few non-steampunk bats and a sample steampunk bat that she has made.
These are the coolest! Your very own guitar, based on the Punk's original artwork printed on fabric and sewn with TLC by FnP.
A FnP touring drum
This snare converted to a tom - painted and stenciled with Frenchy and the Punk on the head! One of a kind.
(Add-Ons listed above include the additional shipping incurred)
Custom Reward ($500+ only) - let us know and we can price it for you. Do you want 2 Art Wall Hangings, 5 CDs, 2 Bats and a house concert? Whatever you come up with, let us know and we can devise a custom reward right here on kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
We launched a very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2011 so we are well versed in the process. We completed and delivered all of the rewards so we know what it takes to make it happen!
However, unforeseen delays in recording/production can sometimes happen when there are scheduling conflicts.
We are a full time working band so we are on the road for the majority of the year. There can potentially be delays in delivering the art or other handmade items because of heavy touring schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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