What if we don't become famous after making this album? Well, then it's the end of recording music for good ol' Locust Street Taxi. The ten or so albums from Grasshopper & Shut Up...the Grownups are Talking to Mr. Brown & Ahead of the Curb along with a bunch of un-released live tracks will be our legacy (and not a bad one.)
But we think LST is meant for more. We don't have to worry about this being the end because, with your help, this is going to be the most awesome album to come out of Quilcene, WA in at least a couple of decades, if not ever. In fact, we are going to make so bold as to say that due to the amazing fan support we are banking on - this album will truly help make us famous around the entire country, where good people have consciously, or subconsciously been pining for exactly that wholesome kick-in-the-pants that LST music delivers- this time with more gusto than ever.
What do we mean by "becoming famous" and how will we know when we have? We're not completely sure, but we intend to find out and will not make another album until we do - if we do. This is a bit vague but suffice it to say that we are deciding to shift gears in a big way or call it quits. Partly this is because two of us have kids. Partly it is because two of us are kids. Partly it is because there are hints that things may already be starting to happen, including a possible national tour in 2013 - 2014 booked by a very neat company in Tennessee. (We will know how many shows by Thanksgiving. No estimates.)
So pick your prize and back our final album BBF! It won't be nearly as special ABF.
Risks and challenges
This album could end up being mediocre. That is a genuine risk. That is the biggest risk. Most albums are mediocre. Record labels and famous bands spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to try and prevent their albums from being mediocre. And sometimes they succeed.
I think we have a much better chance ourselves of making a truly lovely album, largely because we don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars. We just have three musical geniuses and a trombone player and a bunch of people who want to hear more of us. All those hundreds of thousands of dollars could be a real distraction when it comes to making music anyway...though, if our Kickstarter ticker gets to $100K - we will not complain.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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