We are Seven Years Past, a hard rock band from Sarasota, Florida. It's been two years since the release of our debut CD "24 Days in May". For that CD we left the beaches of Florida and headed all the way to Weed, California. What was in Weed, you ask? A quaint little town for one, but Radiostar Studios and multiplatinum producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, Dishwalla) as well.
"THANKS FOR THE TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE - BUT WHY ARE YOU ASKING FOR MONEY!"
While we are proud of that CD and loved working with Sylvia, for this CD we are taking a different approach.
Seven Years Past has the amazing opportunity to head north this June and record our long awaited follow-up at GCR Audio in Buffalo, New York. This state of the art studio was designed by the legendary John Storyk, who built and designed some of the most famous studios in music, including Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in NYC. Acts such as Ani Difranco, The Flaming Lips, Yes and Barenaked Ladies have all recorded in this studio, originally called Trackmasters.
In fact, three studio engineers working at Trackmasters formed a band in 1986 that you MIGHT have heard of...the Goo Goo Dolls. After Trackmasters fell into disrepair, Johnny and Robby from the GGDs purchased the studios and hired Storyk to come back and assist the band with the update.
FUN FACT - the studio used to be a convent and an all-girls school.
The recording space was carefully redesigned and built with a meticulous hand in the search for perfect acoustics and has since had artists such as Cute Is What We Aim For, Spyro Gyro, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and of course the Goo Goo Dolls record there.
Pretty studio right? BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! DONATE NOW AND YOU CAN HELP!
Goo Goo Dolls co-founder & bassist/vocalist Robby Takac has signed on to be our producer for this CD. The Goo Goo Dolls have fourteen top-10 singles to their credit and have sold more than ten million albums worldwide. We are obviously thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an accomplished songwriter and musician and we have no doubts that working with Robby will make the band and the songs even better.
But this opportunity will not happen without your help!
Every dime we raise will go directly to funding the recording, mastering, manufacturing, and marketing of our new CD. Money raised above and beyond will be put into the band 100%, allowing us future touring opportunities (ENGLAND WE ARE LOOKING AT YOU!) and perhaps additional recording.
We had a great time coming up with the rewards. Some are basic, some are ridiculous. But there's a catch: if we don't meet our goal, we don't get ANY of the money we raised and you don't get any of the cool rewards OR new music. So the fate of this record rests largely in your hands...and pockets!
But we are not unreasonable...the goal we've set will BARELY cover our expenses. However we have faith that you will help us shatter this goal, opening up additional opportunities for us!
Thank you for reading this and for your time. We hope that you find it in your heart to help four musicians make their dreams come true and take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
We need you. CHIVE ON and May the Force Be With You...Always. :)
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