Dear Friends, Fans, and Kickstarter Community,
Our Boston-based band, Brother & Company, is seeking production partners as we work to complete our debut full-length record Unknow You. The eleven song album was recorded in January 2013 at the storied Q Division studios in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Brother & Company’s inaugural Kickstarter campaign has two purposes: to raise funds for final mixing, mastering and production costs related to the record’s independent release on June 3, 2013, and to promote, publicize, and generate excitement about our debut. The effort to organize Brother & Company ‘Shareholders’ via Kickstarter also presents an opportunity to reward our community of fans and listeners with early album access and limited run merchandise.
Unknow You explores themes of relationships and identity; how we classify the past, mark the present, lose people, meet people, and experience the push and pull between our real and imagined selves. The record is inspired by the album-oriented rock music of the 1970s and 80s (Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac), contemporary folk music (Chris Smither, George Winston), and a variety of art rock, post-rock, and ambient artists (Talk Talk, Sonic Youth, Califone, Arovane).
Unknow You is a collaborative endeavor, featuring a carefully selected collection of songs written by Brother & Company front man Joshua Pritchard (fmr. Ruin/Renewal) and his twin brother, John. In addition to the Pritchard brothers, Unknow You features a renowned and talented rhythm section in bassist Dave Westner and drummer Andy Plaisted. The project is being recorded, engineered, and mixed by the venerable Joe Tooley (Death Cab for Cutie, Liz Phair, The Rationales) and also features other surprise special guests.
We hope you will help us realize our goal of making Unknow You a debut worthy of the friends and listeners it was created to entertain and inspire. We are very grateful for the continued support of all who take the time to listen to and appreciate our music. Thanks.
- John & Josh
If you pledge $50 or more you'll receive an advanced digital copy of UNKNOW YOU, an EcoPak CD of UNKNOW YOU, stickers, buttons, and one of a limited run of this Brother & Company t-shirt (sizes S to XL available, free U.S. shipping)
Risks and challenges
All artists know personal, financial, psychological, and existential setbacks are common in the creative arts. The threat of scheduling conflicts, computer crashes, inner turmoil, gridlock, moodiness, headaches, bad days, delays, malaise, broken strings, stolen gear, writers block, and weather events never wanes. Should any of the above mentioned phenomena cause the release of our record to be delayed, we will notify our community of supporters immediately and make sure they receive their pledge rewards as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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