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Come Wind is ready to record their first full length album. This project will make it a reality.
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194 backers pledged $17,078 to help bring this project to life.

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About the Album

We started Come Wind in 2009, and ever since the beginning, we've wanted to make a full length album. Over the course of the last few years, we've had quite a bit come our way. Certainly, as with anything, we've had our ups and downs, we had our victories and struggles; however, everything we've been through has brought us to this moment: it's time to make a full length record.

We've been writing songs for well over a year now, and we finally feel confident that we have the best ones ready to make into an album. We've been an independent band from the beginning. The two records we've previously released have been both musical and financial labors of love. We've never had an industry dollar behind anything we've done. What we have had each step of the way is loyal fan support for every endeavor we've ever attempted, and it's that support we're reaching out to now. Song after song, show after show, year after year we've been blown away by how much all of you care about this band. We are so thankful for each of you, and we're asking for your help. We feel like the songs for this record are the best we've ever written, and we want each of you to have a part in getting them out there.

We were overwhelmed by your response to our campaign for Grow My Roots. Everything we needed was funded, and even more so. It was such an encouragement to see people with their kickstarter specific shirts on, or to meet each of you that came to the last b-sides show. We've tried to come up with even better rewards this time. Hopefully you can find a tier you feel comfortable donating at, and one that will reward you with a gift you'll be proud of for years to come. We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each of you for even taking the time to check this project out.

Check out each of the tiers on the right side of this project. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about anything here.

Thank you.

Aaron, Ben, Jon, Tal, & Trevor

Budget Breakdown

If you guys are anything like us, you tend to be a little bit of a skeptic when it comes to kickstarter.

We understand completely that our goal is a high number. To help put it into perspective, we've listed some numbers from our budget that may help ease your mind about why we chose that number. Below you'll find what we actually paid for our last EP and what we have budgeted for the hopeful full-length coming.

Grow My Roots (Previous EP):

tracking/ mixing/ producer: $4000

mastering: $450

duplication: $1200

album art: $500

2 music videos/ promotion: $2800

travel/ lodging: $800

Total: $9750

New 2015 Full-length:

tracking/ mixing/ producer: $10,000 (twice the amount of songs & different producer)

mastering: $825 (twice the amount of songs)

duplication: $1000

Album art: $300

2 music videos/ promotion: $2800

travel/ lodging: $800

Total: $15725

In case you are confused, the budget listed is actually more than our kickstarter is asking. That's because we will hope to, by the time the album comes out, have some of our own money to work with to help with music videos, and any promotion that comes afterward. In addition, you'll find that a few areas of our budget have been trimmed in an effort to save money.

If you've followed us for a while, you might be thinking: But wait. If that's how much your last album cost, why was your previous kickstarter so small? The answer is that we were young and inexperienced and didn't do a budget. While we feel very blessed to have done that album, that year, as a result of poor planning, was financially the most stressful year of our lives. Bills barely got paid, and intense sacrifices were made as we funded our album out of each of our bank accounts. Because of that, we were unable to tour as much as we would have liked, and personally struggled to maintain financial stability.

Hopefully, this clears up any confusion with our budget. If you have ANY questions, please message us, and we would be happy to help! We want to be completely honest with you guys, as we are doing this album together.

Risks and challenges

Although we are guaranteed to face some potential obstacles after our kickstarter would be funded, we are 100% confident that this project will get finished. Having done two albums prior to this one, we have the right amount of experience to allow us to not only get the project finished, but to make it the best piece of work we've done.

We have been planning out this project for quite some time, and for the most part, the bulk of our work will have been finished prior to the end of this kickstarter. All that's left then is to record it, and that's where you come in!

If you have any questions regarding the future of this project, or are nervous in donating to it, please don't hesitate to message or e-mail us, and we would be happy to get a conversation going.

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