Hi, TRH fam, friends, and fans! We're excited to tell you about our new album, Blood & Darkness, and invite you to be a part of this project.
In case we don't know each other yet, The River High is an alt rock band from Minneapolis/St. Paul, made up of Justin Law (guitar, vocals), Rena Rasmussen (vocals), Joe Masanz (bass), and Jason Anderson (drums). We got together in 2012 and kept it low-key, playing occasional gigs when invited by friends. In 2015, we released our debut self-titled, 5-song EP. We started playing more gigs, writing more songs, meeting more people, getting local radio play, playing more gigs...
And now, we've gone and recorded ten new songs! We recorded at both The Library studio in Minneapolis, and Cedar Room Studio in Kansas City, MO, with producer Claas P. Jambor, our producer from the EP. We're really proud of this collection of songs and we want you and other music lovers to hear them. Since we have fronted much of the money and already recorded, mixed, and mastered the tracks, it means Blood & Darkness can be released quickly if we get funded.
And. It's expensive.
Studio time. Travel. Mixing. Mastering. Design. Duplication. Marketing and promotion. Without a lot of bells and whistles, we're at more than $15,000 right there.
We've put in money of our own, but we could use your support to pay for the album's completion. As you may know, Kickstarter is all or nothing funding. If we don't reach our goal, we don't get the funding. So, that's a little scary, BUT, it's also exciting, and we're grateful you've read this far about being a part of this project!
Take a peek at the rewards and see what looks good to you. You can pre-order the album, get a shout out at a show, buy a t-shirt, have a house show, and more! And when it's all done, we'll play some more gigs, meet some more people, and write some more songs. Because we love this thing.
Thank you so much for your love and encouragement at shows, online, and on the radio. You all rock, and we're looking forward to sharing this new music with you very soon!
Risks and challenges
We waited to run our Kickstarter campaign until the album tracking was complete, because we wanted to be able to put it out quickly with a successful campaign. A campaign that doesn't make the goal will mean we end up with a great record and not enough funds to complete and release it.
The album is scheduled for mastering and needs duplication and promotion. We need to finalize artwork design, produce the t-shirts, arrange for promotion, and set a final release date.
We're ready to make it happen if you're ready!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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