*****UPDATE 5/15/12 *******
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for all your contributions. We are insanely excited that, with your amazing support, we’ve reached our initial Kickstarter goal of $1500 which means the album will definitely be printed, mastered and released in June! We are still working towards our ultimate goal of $3000 which would help cover the costs of a higher quality and quantity printing of the album, give us the option of a more comprehensive mastering session, help us repair some of our instruments & live gear and/or provide some gas funds for a west coast tour we'd like to put together to support the album!
Also, for our newcomers if you're interested in a copy of TheDarkWoods, this is THE place to pre-order our album directly from us--shipping is on the house AND you can get some other cool swag thrown in there to boot!
In case you haven't heard, The Official 2012 P L a N E T S' Battle of the Fans continues to heat up this week, a third dark horse candidate has entered the race and it looks as if the stage has been set for an official debate between the 3 candidates, take a peek at our blog here and stay tuned facebook page www.facebook.com/newplanets for updates this week!
ps. check out some new pictures below of your Kickstarter gifts in progress!
Our debut concept album, TheDarkWoods, is ready to master, print and deliver to you!
We are INSANELY excited about this album and we think that you should be too! Over the last 8 months, we've worked extremely hard recording and mixing the record ourselves at our modest home studio/band house in Alhambra, CA. What we need now is to get the album professionally mastered (aurally shined and polished for playback on all consumer systems and commercial distribution). And then, of course, we will get the record printed and released!
We set a relatively low goal of $1500 for this project because we want to make this happen and are good at doing things on the cheap. Ideally we'd like to reach a goal of $3000. Further donations will go towards
We've put together some fun, cool, geeky P L a N E T swag for you over on the right. Everything from Tshirts, buttons and one-of-a-kind CDs to yoga lessons, carrot cake and a signed glockenspiel! Find something exciting over there and grab it, it's yours, thanks!!!
Scared Coyote from TheDarkWoods (rough mix)
The song is set to a scene from Cliff Lake, a haunting short film written by our lead singer Adam Stilwell. TheDarkWoods was born from the writing and recording sessions for the films soundtrack. Another song from those sessions, Some Fires, also appears on the new album.
Designed collectively by members of the band.
DarkWoods costumes by Joseph Hu
Designed for a dance performed during Miracle Tip, a song from TheDarkWoods.
Thank you for checking out our little corner here at Kickstarter. We plan on having a lot of fun with this page! We'd love it if you'd tell your friends about us too! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...you're making our dreams come true.
PS. If you aren't familiar with our band and would like to donate, thank you very very much! Be our friend and keep up at www.facebook.com/newplanets
P L a N E T S Collaborators:
Natasha Snow Needles - Lima (Choreography, Set Design, Puppeteer, Art, Dancer, Percussion)
Melanie Keller - WA (Dancer, Puppeteer, Art, Percussion)
Bryce Whiting - WA (Percussion, Art, Dancer)
Joseph Hu - CA (Costume Design, Art, Set Design, Headbanger)
Adam Cotton - TX (Guitar, Songwriter, Vocals, Music Man)
Adam Stilwell - MT (Vocals, Songwriter, Writer)
Jessica Katz - CA (Vocals, Guitar, Percussion)
Nathaniel Peterson - MT (Art, Ukele, Robot, Clown)
Brick Patrick - MT (Father Time, Filmographer)
Nick Daue - MT (Tech, Lighting, Special FX)
Lemuel Thornton - (Filmographer)
Joanne DeCarlo - (Photographer)
Ben Caron - IL or IA or OH one of those (Characters, Percussion)
Elna Kordijan - CA (Stage Manager)
Red aka Randyll Wendll - CA (Photographer)
Dennis Widmyer - NY (Filmographer, Photographer)
David Blair - ID (Percussion, Filmographer, Zombie King)
Adam Pitman - MT (Filmographer, Box Painter)
Kaylie Brown - MI (The Witchghost of Old Towne, Dancer)
Channell Clemons - CA (Dancer)
Kenya Williams - CA (Dancer)
Stephanie Beinfeldt - CA (Dancer)
Natalie Briggs - CA (Dancer)
You - wherever you were born
- Shipping is included for all US and Canadian donors, for international donors please add $10
- General correction: Estimated delivery dates should all say June instead of May, sorry for any confusion there!
Guitar Pick Earrings by Natasha
DarkWoods textile CD sleeve prototype by Joe and Bryce
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