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We're counting down the hours! With an important clarification! In adding some extra reward levels over the weekend, I may have added some potential confusion due to the use of "All of the above" in our original reward tiers:
- If you're a WOW PARTY backer, you get everything listed in that tier, but you won't get the Giclée print (those are crazy expensive to make) or the Video Fireside Chat (there will be plenty of time to chat with all of us at the party). That makes sense, right?
- And if you want the Wow Suit, we're adding to that tier either the Giclée print or a 15 Minute Fireside Chat as a bonus for your fashion sense.
Okay, I feel better. Back to recording your Steve-a-grams...
Has it only been a year since the release of Goliath, an album two decades in the making? What if, instead of waiting another two decades, the follow-up was something more spontaneous and... punk rockeous?
We all know what it's like to go on tour, make new friends, discover a shared musical sensibility, write a bunch of songs together, call Steve Albini to record it, hole up in his studio with strictly analog gear to make a six song EP masterpiece and call it Wow to the Deadness, right?
And we all agree that a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between the genre-defying Daniel Smith of Danielson Famile fame, the peerless Perfect Foil, and me (Steve Taylor) would be nothing short of historic, the likes of which haven't been witnessed since the glory days of Jobs & Woz or Siegfried & Roy, right?
And we all know things can get a bit more pricey when leaving the womblike confines of our home studio for Chicago to work with the incomparable Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, Low, Foo Fighters) at his world-class Electrical Audio, especially when adding in extras like analog tape, music videos with dogs and explosions, a take-no-prisoners publicist and scores of miniature coffins.
So you can appreciate a situation where the zeal to create quality music for one's beloved fans overwhelms all sense of fiscal prudence, forcing an awkward tap-dance around the delicate topic of, "Yes, I've done this twice before, but would a third dive into the Kickstarter pool be perceived as a welcome invitation to restart the party? Or might some previously generous backers think me a nuisance?"
If you are in with the pool partying crowd, have we got a deal for you: A BRAND NEW EP THAT YOU GET A FULL MONTH BEFORE ITS INTERNATIONAL RELEASE! And the Deluxe Edition arrives at your doorstep in an oh-so-original keepsake that you'll want to pass with pride on to future generations and/or use to store baby teeth.
Best of all, it's already finished! We've just approved the vinyl test pressing, the brilliant cover art by Daniel has been lovingly rendered, and our tiny coffin painter (my wife) is ready to hand paint yours. All that's needed is your patronage.
Thanks for once again making our dreams come true.
P.S. Since nothing says Christmas like a silver mini-casket filled with songs of raucous joy, we are including this oh-so-special offer for each backer at the level of $35 or more: I WILL RECORD A BRIEF, PERSONALIZED MESSAGE FOR THE RECIPIENT OF YOUR CHOICE TELLING THEM THEIR GIFT IS ON ITS WAY AND EMAIL IT TO THE INBOX OF YOUR CHOICE IN TIME FOR PLAYBACK ON CHRISTMAS DAY. (As soon as our campaign ends, we'll provide a space in the survey for you to give me the recipient's name and any brief personal info to further delight and amaze.)
Risks and challenges
We don't anticipate any delays on deliveries, but our Australian drummer has reminded us that if a certain Mr. Trump wins a certain election, he may be deported.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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