Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Thanks to you, we'll be making our first full-length album. The adventure begins on August 31st.
Thanks to you, we'll be making our first full-length album. The adventure begins on August 31st.
82 backers pledged CA$ 3,620 to help bring this project to life.

About

Help Among Legends Make A Record! project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Help Among Legends Make A Record!

CA$ 3,620

82

280% Funded, 2 Days To Go

What a wild ride. 2 days to go, and we're less than $200 away from our final reasonable stretch goal - which means we're less than $200 away from tripling our original campaign goal.

It's okay that we won't get matching band tattoos. It was a lofty dream, and honestly, I think the band might even be a little relieved. I'm not even sure any of us currently have tattoos - this probably would've been a weird way to start.

But we're pretty close to hitting everything else. The BBQ is happening. 5 backers will be able to record some stuff with us when we start making the album. And if we squeak past the $3k mark, everyone will get free access to our album release party (plus a few other goodies).

To anyone just browsing who stumbled across this page - check out the stretch goals below, and hopefully there's something in there that makes you want to become a backer. 2 days left and we're nearly there.

Let's do this.

********

Full Stretch Goal List Unveiled!

 We've all been reeling over the past few days from how quickly this all came together, so we want to start with another thank-you to everyone who has backed us so far.

Now, it's time to work out these stretch goals.

Stretch Goal #1 - Backers Decide Our Next Cover Song

Spoiler alert: we did it. Now that you've successfully pushed us past the $1500 mark, backers will get to vote on what cover song Among Legends plays next. Stay tuned for voting when the campaign ends.

Stretch Goal #2 - Custom Voicemail Raffle

Spoiler alert: we did it again. We're over the $2250 mark, which means one lucky (or unlucky) backer will get a custom voicemail greeting from Among Legends. Will it be a little song? Will it be Cameron's unnervingly dark spoken word alter-ego? Mysteries are fun!

Stretch Goal #3 - It's The Backer BBQ, Baby!

Spoiler alert: does that make it a hat-trick or a turkey? Now that we're over the $2500 mark, the Backer Appreciation BBQ is on. Just show up, enjoy the food & drink, challenge Anthony to a game of soccer, and let us shower you with praise and appreciation for helping us make this album. The way life should be.

Stretch Goal #4 - Studio Day Raffle

Holy HECK we did it again. Since we're past the $2750 mark, we'll be choosing 5 lucky backers to record with us during the making of our album. Record some group vocals with us, get a behind-the-scenes look at how an album is put together, and maybe even get a sneak peek at some of the songs that we're working on.

Stretch Goal #5 - Release Party VIP

If we reach $3000, all backers will get free access to our album release party. We don't know where it'll be, we don't know when it'll happen, but once we work out the deets, you'll be the first to know - and you'll be getting in for free. Plus, who knows? Maybe there'll be some extra treats for you. Help us hit this milestone and find out.

Stretch Goal #6 - Band Tattoos

If we reach $6000, everyone in the band will get matching tattoos. This is not a drill. We might even run little contests so backers can help choose what we get - and where we get them. This milestone is going to take a lot of work, so if you want to help us get there, make sure you're sharing this campaign with other people who would like to see 5 very sensitive-skinned people try not to cry during the tattoo sessions. Fun for everyone!

********

It's Time To Make A Record

Among Legends has been a fun band since 2015, and a serious band since the middle of 2016. We're still fun, but we weren't serious for the first little while. Now we are.

To date, we've released 3 EPs and a standalone single, all produced by friends and financed solely by us. We've played about 50 shows, 25 of which were in 2018. We're ramping up, and we've agreed that the next step for us is to make a full-length album.

At the end of the summer - starting on the Labour Day weekend - we're heading into the studio with Siegfried Meier to make our very first professionally-produced LP. This is something we've talked about doing for a long time, and 2019 is the year it's finally going to happen. Life is awesome.

The Details

We're doing pre-production through the summer. We'll record through September. Getting the mix right will take a few weeks, and then the songs will really start flowing. We estimate to have our first single released in the fall of 2019, with the full album completed before the end of 2019.

The album will be produced by Siegfried Meier, who's got a pretty impressive career producing and engineering recordings for bands like Face To Face, The Salads, Kittie, DMX and Velvet Revolver. Sig will be acting as a true producer - helping with songwriting, structures, dynamics, you name it - so we can make these songs the very best we can be.

We want this to be an educational experience, as well as a period of great creativity. Working with a seasoned producer is going to help us become better songwriters and musicians - it's an opportunity to analyze our output in a way we never have, and look a little closer at what makes good music become great.

The Money

All in, we've budgeted this project at $8000. That includes pre-production, a producer's involvement, engineering, mixing, and mastering.

So why isn't this Kickstarter listed at $8000?

Because we believe that in order for us to ask you to invest in us, we need to be investing in us too.

It's not fair to ask for your money without any effort on our part. We don't ever want to suggest that your support is being taken for granted - because it's not. So we're working on taking care of the first 87.5% of this project, with band funds, personal contributions, and a few grant applications.

The 12.5% we're asking from you is to help reduce (not eliminate) the financial burden on our personal bank accounts, accelerate our ability to provide a 50% down payment on the studio booking, and jump-start (or kickstart - get it?) the goodies we want to make for you (CDs, shirts, etc).

The Rewards

We're not asking for your money without anything in return. Check out the rewards listed on this page to see what you'll get for your contribution. We want to make sure you're happy with your investment, so we've made a combination of tangible and intangible rewards that hopefully strike a chord with you.

Beyond what's listed here, everyone who contributes will be thanked by name in the sleeve of our CDs - because we are truly, truly thankful for your support, and we want to shout our appreciation from a mountaintop. But we don't have a mountain. We just have CDs.

The Final Word

We don't take your support for granted. In fact, we almost didn't make a Kickstarter at all, for fear of it seeming like we were being greedy. But that's why we decided to only fund a portion of this project through crowdfunding, and do the remaining funding ourselves. It's why we keep the prices of our merch as low as we can. It's why we made 3 EPs ourselves, and then gave most of that music away for free. It's because we love what we're doing, and we want to share the music with you - without being a burden on your wallet.

We can't wait to take our musicianship to the next level. We're jumping into this project excited to make the best music we've ever recorded, but equally as excited to learn all we can from the experience.

If you can spare a few bucks to help us do this, you have our undying appreciation. If that's not in the cards for you, it's no trouble at all - either way, we can't wait to share Among Legends' LP 1 with you in a few months' time.

Risks and challenges

Mixing and mastering is a tricky thing. We'll keep you updated as much as possible, but there's always the risk that the recordings will take longer than expected to finalize. With that being said, we'll be setting up a workback schedule with Sig to make sure we're as close to our targets as possible. And if anything changes, we'll notify you immediately.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.77

    The Ultimate Among Legends High-Five

    Please allow us to express our unending appreciation by bestowing upon you one outstanding high-five. Redeem at any time: at the merch table, on the street, while we're eating, in the middle of a song - literally any time. Just approach your favourite or least favourite member of Among Legends and demand your high-five. If it doesn't meet your expectations, you may demand another.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Among Legends Digital Collection

    On release day, we'll email you a download code to get a permanent digital copy of our first full-length album - plus digital downloads to our first 3 EPs. And you can still get a high-five from us if you want it.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About $8

    Among Legends LP 1: Physical Album

    Starting on release day, we'll mail you a physical copy of our first full-length album - plus you'll get digital downloads to our first 3 EPs. And you can still get a high-five from us if you want it.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 7 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    Custom Shout-Out

    On social media, or in public at a show - you pick the time and place, and we will shower you with praise. Also includes your choice of our new album in physical or digital format, plus all our older stuff.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    T-Shirt / Digital Combo

    Choose your shirt, choose your size, and we'll take care of the rest. Also includes the Among Legends Digital Collection.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 17 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    T-Shirt / Physical Combo

    Choose your shirt, choose your size, and we'll take care of the rest. Also includes a physical copy of Among Legends LP 1, plus digital downloads for all other Among Legends releases.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 22 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $77

    Custom Song (Short)

    You're funding a full 10% of this Kickstarter, so we should probably do something to celebrate. We'll write, perform, and record a short video of us singing a custom song all about you! You'll get a copy of the video to post on social media, play on repeat on your TV at home, or immediately delete if you hate it. Also includes your choice of our new album in physical or digital format, plus all our older stuff.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $383

    A Little Bit Of Everything

    You get the short custom song. You get some shirts. You get the new album. You get the old stuff. You get a shout-out and you even get a high-five. You get our unending appreciation and love and support because you just helped us fund FIFTY PERCENT OF THE KICKSTARTER, BABY.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $766

    Custom Song (Full)

    Holy smokes - you're gonna fund this ENTIRE Kickstarter? We will write an entire song about you and how amazing you are. Then, we'll play it live at the next show you attend - so the whole world can hear us proclaim your awesomeness. Also includes your choice of our new album in physical or digital format, all our older stuff, and honestly basically anything else you want.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    CA$
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (28 days)