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A folk-rock album about trains, love, turmoil, and conflict. The Translators best works thus far, on one album!
127 backers pledged CA$ 9,655 to help bring this project to life.

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Who are The Translators?

The Translators began when my good friend Ethan, and I (Darren), started playing guitar and writing songs together way back in high school! At that time we played mostly covers and put on a couple house concerts for our friends. Over time, and through some hard work, our own songs developed into something we were proud to play for our friends and family. 

In the last few years we have been blessed that our friends Kevin, Danelle, and Eric have joined us to fully bring to life the songs that we have worked so hard on. During this time the songs have really begun to flourish and we are happy with the sound that The Translators has developed!

We have had the pleasure of playing many of these songs for some of you at various concerts in Edmonton and in Vancouver! Playing live engergizes us and is one of our favourite things to do...BUT...We have never recorded a full album!  

What is our goal?

Our goal is to record a full length album in the next year! We would like to capture some of the magic of these songs and give you guys the opportunity to listen to us at home, in the car, or even in the shower!

We have fully funded and recorded our first song, Bandit Love, which will go on the full album when it is finished. You can listen to it in the featured video above or in the SoundCloud link at the bottom of the page. We are working with producer Jonathan Anderson of Protection Island Studios in Maple Ridge to create a beautiful and professionally produced album that we hope will both capture our live sound and highlight our song-writing! Working on Bandit Love with Jonathan has only affirmed our desire to record a full album with 9-10 songs on it. 

What do we need?

We have funded the first song ourselves but we need your help to cover the costs of a full album! We have launched this crowd-funding campaign to help us meet our goal of a recorded album. Your generous contribution would be used to pay for album recording and mixing time and the CD packaging.

Whoa! $9,000?! That sounds pretty extravagant you might say...but this is the absolute minimum we need in order to make a great CD on our limited budget. Here is what we will be using the funds for. 

What's in it for you?

In exchange for your contribution we would like to offer you a bunch of great rewards available through this campaign! You can get a digital copy of the album, a hard copy, a t-shirt, your name in the credits, a full-on house concert and a bunch of other cool stuff! Look at the right side of the page to pick the reward that works best for you!

Besides contributing to this album financially there are other ways to help us! One way to help is by sharing this Kickstarter campaign on social media, or emailing the link to friends or to family, we would really appreciate it! We hope that  you will be involved in the process every step of the way, so please stay tuned for updates throughout the campaign.

What happens if we don't reach our goal?

If we are even ONE DOLLAR short of our goal on this campaign then we won’t get anything! (In this case you won't be charged for your pledge.) This means that we won't be able to record the album and we will be very sad! Please help us to make this dream a reality, we love you all and thank you in advance for your generosity! No matter what, we have appreciated everyone’s support and encouragement over the past few years! 

What happens when we reach our goal?

Woohoo! We will be so unimaginably pleased! Any funds raised over our goal will be put towards more songs on the album and a bit more time in the studio to fine-tune everything. We have budgeted for 9-10 songs, but would love to have 11-12 if possible! We would also like to pay our graphic artists more for the album/t-shirt design! 

 

 

 ***Big Thanks go out to my brother Liam Binnema for filming and editing our Kickstarter Video, he did an amazing job!***

Risks and challenges

This album is very important to us and we will be attempting to finish it in a very timely manner. However the timeline for this project will depend on musician/studio availability as well physical album production. We are confident that with the funds received through this campaign and through personal investment we can deliver a product that we will be proud of, and that you, as a backer, will appreciate. While we have thought through all possible outcomes of this project, life is unpredictable! We will try our very best to overcome all obstacles that may arise. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at thetranslatorsband@gmail.com if you have any questions at all! Thanks!

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    Digital Download of the Album

    You will receive the full album in digital format!

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    Physical Copy of the Album!

    Because nothing is better than a physical CD! Once the CD is finished we will give it to you in person or ship it straight to your door! Put it in your car CD player and look at the beautiful artwork! We will throw in the digital copy of the album as well for you!

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    Double Double

    Get two Physical Copies of the Album. Keep one and give one to a friend? Put one in each of your cars? The choices are endless!

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    Pledge CA$ 55 or more About $41

    T-Shirt and Physical Copy of the Album

    You will be looking slick in your Translators Limited Edition T-shirt! We are still working on a final design, so the t-shirt design mock-up will be added to this page once finalized. Sizes S-XL available.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $56

    We've Got it Covered

    We will cover your favorite song at our next show!

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    Producer Credit

    Your name will be listed in the album credits as a way of thanking you for your generous contribution! We will also throw in the Physical copy of the album so you can show your friends!

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    • Your Name Listed In The Album Credits On Every Physical CD
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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $188

    A Personalized Song For You!

    We will write and a song about you, or for you, and then record it ourselves! When we are done we will send it to you, and only you! Song will feature vocals, acoustic guitar, and will be recorded at home (not in studio) by us!

    Includes:
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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $376

    Acoustic House Concert

    The Translators will come to your house and play an acoustic set for you and 20 of your friends. House must be in the B.C. Lower Mainland.

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    • One Cover Song of Your Choosing
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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $753

    House Concert

    The Translators will come to your house and play a fully mic'd set for you and all your friends! We will even play a cover of your choosing as well! House must be in the B.C. Lower Mainland.

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    • Full Concert at Your Home
    • One Cover Song of Your Choosing
    • Your Name Listed In The Album Credits On Every Physical CD
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    The Benefactor

    Wow! Thank you so much for your amazing contribution! You get everything listed below and you can come to one of our recording sessions and hang out with us! House must be in the B.C. Lower Mainland.

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    • Physical CD Copy of the Album
    • T-Shirt
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