AYOOOOOOOO!!! Here's the skinny.
I'm making a record. Or rather, I've made a record (give or take an edit or 7000). This is super exciting (to me at least) because it's my first solo effort after 3 albums with my stalwart compatriots (and nefarious fellow ne'er-do-wells) Live Society.
To accomplish this feat, I first enlisted the services of the unstoppable Greg Mayo (of Brooklyn Sugar Co. fame) to helm the project as producer/engineer. He also co-wrote one tune and plays guitars and keys all over the dang thing. (Is there anything this cat doesn't do?)
What originally began as a fun little project between two homies started sounding fresher and fresher the more we challenged ourselves and dug in to find that "New Jack Fishgrease/Sancocho Funk (TM)" sound we'd been looking for.
Before long, we were calling in the ninja assassins like Akie Bermiss (keys), Dmitry Gorodetsky (bass), Eric Brown (drums), Anthony Candullo (bass/guitar/cowriter "Splanky"), Dean Scala (guitar/cowriter "Let Your Hair Down") and Anthony Almonte Leon (percussion) to help us lay down this realness. Now here we are, about 90% done and could use a little help.
The thing is, this record making business is quite esspensib, sans a label or generous financial backer/svengali type. I've already depleted the coffers to get this far. Now we need your help to finish this thing and get it out/heard!
WHERE YO MONEY GOETH:
GOAL: $8,000 (American) Goes to:
- Paying Producer (That's Greg. He's been mostly working for free and is kinda hungry)
- Mixing and Mastering
- Album Art (this is an artist to design my cover, not some guy named Art. Although if we found a guy named Album Art to DO my album art, I would squeal with glee like an overly excited piglet.
- Pressing CDs/Production
- Self Distribution
If by the grace of the Lord of Light, we reach this goal, anything raised beyond will go towards:
- Music Videos
- Hiring a Publicist to spread the word
- Pressing up Vinyl
- Killer Merchandise (YOU KNOW YOUR BABY NEEDS A BSKi ONESIE)
By kicking in you would not only be the recipient of my eternal undying gratitude, but you'd also set yourself up to get some awesome and odd (or awesomely odd) rewards!
Thank you for even getting this far in the text! You guys are the tits.
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