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A Crowd of Small Adventures is recording a new EP and we want everyone to hear it!

We’re A Crowd of Small Adventures. We’ve been together since 2007, and we’re from Las Vegas, NV. In July 2012, we were coming out of a brief hiatus. Re-energized with the addition of a couple new members, we started working on the songs that would become the follow up to 2010’s A Decade in X-Rays. We played a handful of shows over the next couple of months, and by year's end we had already started recording this new EP we're calling "BLOOD".

(photo by Mike Thompson)
(photo by Mike Thompson)

THE GOAL

Let’s get "Blood" pressed on VINYL! It's not the entire goal, but it's definitely a big reason why we’re here. Just like most other projects started this way, we’re NOT seeking to make a profit off this Kickstarter. The funds raised will go directly to paying for the recording, mixing, and mastering of "BLOOD". Along with standard CD pressing, we want to have, at the very least, 100 12” records pressed on 180-gram COLOR vinyl. If we’re lucky enough to raise more than the goal, we’ll press more vinyl for sure (see more about the stretch goal below). We are really excited about these songs, and the quality of this recording will be the best we’ve had yet! Thanks in large part to our friend and producer/button pusher Eric Rickey.

Here's a rough cut of the first track!

THE RECORDING

So our buddy Eric Rickey (Most Thieves, Aurea Verba) built an impressive studio he’s dubbed “Electric Animal." There he recorded Most Thieves’ last album, "Unnecessary Maps," and also Dusty Sunshine’s and Rusty Maples’ newest EP's, just to name a few. It was an easy decision to record with Eric. He’s helping out not only us, but the entire Las Vegas music community by providing relatively affordable recording sessions in a professional studio. By backing this project, not only are you funding A Crowd of Small Adventures, but you’re also funding his studio, keeping the doors open and the lights on, so he can record more of the awesome bands and musicians Las Vegas has to offer.


THE REWARDS

You know how this works, but if you're new to this Kickstarter thing then just think of this as a pre-order. Along with helping us fund the project you'll get something in return. Plus, some items will be made available to backers before the official release date. Here's a few highlights.

  • Our new EP "BLOOD". Priced to sell. Backers will receive "Blood" immediately upon its completion via digital download, before the CD or Vinyl is pressed. Just to be clear, $5 contributions get BOTH a CD and digital download.
  • The exclusive ACOSA T-shirt that will ONLY be available through this Kickstarter.
  • The "BLOOD" EP pressed on 12" 180-gram COLOR vinyl
  • ONE OF A KIND custom hand-painted Bass Drum head
  • PRIVATE live shows
  • We will also be posting updates here to keep everyone informed on the status of the project, and ALL BACKERS will also receive exclusive updates.

Check out the complete rewards list to the right. There's some great package deals available, too. All contributions will go toward getting this EP released.  

EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT ONLY AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER
EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT ONLY AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER
CUSTOM DRUM HEAD LIVE IN ACTION
CUSTOM DRUM HEAD LIVE IN ACTION
THIS COULD BE YOURS!
THIS COULD BE YOURS!

STRETCH GOALS

  • $5,500: If we're lucky enough to raise more than our initial goal, let's keep this thing going. At $5,500 we'll be able to press more vinyl, so we'll make every vinyl purchased an exclusive, Kickstarter-only vinyl color! 


THE BAND                                                              

Jackson Wilcox - Guitar/Vocals

(photo by Spencer Burton)
(photo by Spencer Burton)

Megan Wingerter - Strings/Keys/Vocals

(photo by Spencer Burton)
(photo by Spencer Burton)

Sean Villaros - Guitar/Keys

(photo by Spencer Burton)
(photo by Spencer Burton)

Kevin Oakley - Bass

(photo by Spencer Burton)
(photo by Spencer Burton)

Tony Sermeno - Drums

(photo by Trevon Serge Angulo)
(photo by Trevon Serge Angulo)

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Every project may encounter unforeseen challenges, and if we hit any speed bumps along the way, we'll work through them as quickly as possible and keep you updated through it all. We've come this far; we just need your help to get this record finished.

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    [BLOOD EP] The reason you're here! For $5 you'll get a digital download of the 5-song EP as soon as it's finished PLUS you'll get a CD as soon as it's pressed. BOTH!

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    [VINYL + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD] This will be the first time any ACOSA recordings will be available on vinyl, and we are all very excited to say the least! For $25 you get "BLOOD" pressed on 12" 180-gram color vinyl PLUS a digital download as soon as the recording is finished.

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    [VINYL + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + CD] Just like the previous reward you'll get "BLOOD" pressed on 12" 180-gram color vinyl and a digital download as soon as the recording is finished PLUS you'll get you a CD as soon as it's pressed.

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    [GUEST LIST FOR 500 SHOWS] Backers who purchase this reward will be put on our "guest list" for the next 500 ACOSA shows!! That's $1 per show! PLUS this reward also includes the exclusive t-shirt, 180 gram color vinyl, CD and digital download of 'BLOOD' as soon as the recording is finished.

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