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The River High aims to release 10 new rock songs. Organic, loud, and poetic. Recorded in MPLS and KCMO. Produced by Claas P. Jambor.
The River High aims to release 10 new rock songs. Organic, loud, and poetic. Recorded in MPLS and KCMO. Produced by Claas P. Jambor.
114 backers pledged $12,648 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

@ The Fine Line
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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...

EP release show
EP release show

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. 

@ The Library Studio
@ The Library Studio

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!

CT Ryan Photography
CT Ryan Photography

 

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!

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    Digital

    You will get a digital download of Blood & Darkness sent to you in advance of the album release.

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    Analog?

    You will get an autographed copy of Blood & Darkness shipped to you in advance of the official release.

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    Retrofit

    Don't have our debut EP? Problem solved. You'll get an autographed The River High EP, and an autographed copy of Blood & Darkness, shipped to you in advance of the official release.

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    • The River High EP
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    I'm with the band

    You'll get a The River High t-shirt to wear while you listen to your jammin new digital download AND autographed CD!

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    Swag

    You've got style, and you like to see and be seen.

    You'll get a The River High t-shirt, AND a ticket to our Parkway Theater show in Minneapolis on September 30th, 2017. We'll buy your ticket and have it waiting for you.

    *CD and t-shirt will be shipped, or we can work out a delivery if you're local to Minneapolis/St. Paul

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    • Autographed CD
    • The River High t-shirt
    • Ticket to Parkway Theater show on September 30, 2017
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    I like lists

    We'll mail you a hand-written set list from one of our shows! Sweet.

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    Shout out!

    Everything in the Swag reward, plus a shout out from the stage at the Parkway Theater! We'll tell everyone how great you are and how much we like your hair LIVE from the stage. Or we can dedicate a song to you.

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    The Law Collective groupie

    You love The Law Collective, and need ALL the albums. Includes Wait For the Dawn, The Phoenix, The River High EP, Blood & Darkness, and a The River High t-shirt.

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    • Wait For the Dawn, Justin Law
    • The Phoenix, Justin Law
    • The River High EP
    • Autographed CD
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    This round's on us

    Ever been to Lone Oak Grill? We have, and we made some Important Band Decisions there. We'll buy you a round, hang out, and tell you some behind-the-music type stories. Cheers!

    *We'll find a date that works for all of us to have a good time.
    *CD and t-shirt will ship ahead of time, unless you'd prefer to wait for our date!

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    Your Name Here

    Your name will be listed in a special "thank you" section on the CD. Wow. And so many thanks.

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    • 5 autographed CDs
    • The River High t-shirt
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    Acoustic House/Show (MSP)

    You have a house, and want the show to come to you!

    Invite 20-30 friends (how big is your place??) and we'll bring the music. We'll bring our gear and play a 60 minute set for you and your people. House shows rock.

    *We'll find a date in 2018 that works for you and us.
    *Within 100 miles of Minneapolis/St Paul metro.

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    Electric House/Show (MSP)

    You have a house, and want the show to come to you!

    Invite 20-30 friends (how big is your place??) and we'll bring the music. We'll bring our loud sound gear and play a 60 minute set for you and your people. House shows rock.

    *We'll find a date in 2018 that works for you and us.
    *Within 100 miles of Minneapolis/St Paul metro.

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    Big Boss

    You are the money. You will be named Executive Producer on the album jacket. Very impressive. Plus other goodies listed below.

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