An opportunity to help make Rock history!
After 40 years, the Standells are heading back into the studio to record a new album which will include original songs (one of which is featured at rehearsal in the above video) and one re-do of a vintage Standells song which was recorded but never released. Presently the band is working on new songs that will capture the raw, driving sound the Standells were known for back in the '60s. To do it right, they need your help!
In order to do the music justice, the band wants to record it in the right studio situation - one that is not only state-of-the-art but also has the capacity to lay down tracks both digitally and on tape. Plus, the Standells will be using an authentic Vox Continental. The funds raised here on Kickstarter will be used towards those studio costs, tape stock, engineering, artwork, design, CD duplication and vinyl pressing expenses for all those who still love their 45's and 33 1/3's. The Standells have learned from experience - No major label suits will be allowed in the recording studio and no producers will be dictating to them what to record. That is why the Standells are using July 4th as their funding deadline.
Independence Day for an Independent Group!
Unlike most of their peers in the '60s garage rock scene, the Standells continue to play blistering sets today. Don't be surprised when you see the band decked out all in black. As any Standells fan can tell you: Sometimes good guys don't wear white.
— Craven Lovelace, KAFM NOTES, Grand Junction Free Press Music Columnist, June 1, 2011
These guys ARE garage rock.
— Jaime Widder
— Psychedellic Central psychedeliccentral1
This is absolutely one of the best bands ever!!!
— Jerrica Lee
The band played what can only be described as a blinder of a set…
Standells in Portland were incredible, played everything I wanted to hear and then some. They were having a great time too! They haven't missed a step, see 'em if you ever get a chance! — Jerry Bennett, Radio Host From Here To Obscurity on KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, Wa on the web: www.kser.org.
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