Intra-Venus & the Cosmonauts have a handful of singles and a couple of self-produced EPs under their belt (listen HERE), and the band is preparing to record a full-length album this August. Their signature sound recently caught the attention of David J, renowned solo artist and founding member of legendary bands Bauhaus and Love and Rockets. Through a series of amazing events, a couple of crazy questions, and a string of great luck, David J is going to produce the upcoming Intra-Venus & the Cosmonauts album. All they need is a little kickstart, and their rocket will be on its way into the cosmos.
Once the album is recorded and mixed, it will be pressed on vinyl and CD. Record production comes at a cost, however, so the band is turning to you, the audience, to help make this unbelievable dream a reality. Please contribute as much as you can to the project. There are several tasty rewards available to you, starting at the $10 level. Those who really want to see the project soar (and get some really cool stuff in the process) can contribute at higher levels. However, any contribution will be helpful and gratefully received.
One of the band's favorite rewards is one contributed by David J himself: for $500 (check current Dutch auction price), you'll get vinyl and CD signed by the band AND DAVID J as well as a digital download of the album, a T-shirt, and other items, including a signed copy of David's latest work, "An Eclipse of Ships." The kicker for the whole package is a signed NASA T-shirt, worn by David J during the 1996 Love and Rockets tour for "Sweet F.A." In David's words...
"It's the NASA T-shirt that I wore onstage in 1996. It was given to me by [an] astrophysicist who worked at NASA. Weird story this! The band was driving to our next gig in San Francisco [and] I said to Daniel that I would love to get hold of a NASA T-shirt as we had this song called 'Clean' that contained the line, 'Higher than NASA'. Low and behold, after the gig, this guy turns up with the shirt!"
UPDATE: This reward went into Dutch auction; every day, the price came down $20 until it sold for $400 to one lucky fan.
The album art will be taken from "Gods Will Be Gods I" by artist Ike Bushman:
One reward for backers includes an original painting by Ike. Once the project funds, Ike will paint one-of-a-kind pieces that are at least 18"x18". The style of the pieces will be similar to the one shown here:
Ike normally charges $100 for these, but these are available to you for only $50, and they each come with a digital download. UPDATE: These are now sold out!
NEW REWARD: Our drummer, Brian Cutler, is also an artist, and he is offering to create a charcoal portrait sketch (16" x 20") of a subject of your choice. (Did you know Brian designed our logo?) See the information to the right for full details. Here are two samples of his portrait work:
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Hear previous releases at http://intravenusandthecosmonauts.bandcamp.com/
Risks and challenges
There are several challenges inherent when recording any album. Scheduling can be an issue when it comes to the studio, the producer, and the band, and manufacturing can create its own difficulties with timelines and availability of product.
However, the producer and studio have been scheduled, and we don't foresee any issues there. The main hurdle could be getting the vinyl and CDs pressed in a timely manner. We have set our estimated release date for December, which should allow for any challenges that arise. If any delays occur, we will communicate clearly and openly about them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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