2012 marks ten years since the release of our first album. Since then, we have had a total of 12 releases, including four full-length albums. To mark our ten-year anniversary as a band, we organized a project unlike any we have put together before. The idea was to create a retrospective of the band, performed entirely by the amazing talents of musical friends we have made along the way. Early in 2011, we sent an email to people who we thought might be interested. We didn’t know what to expect, or if anyone would even respond. But we received enough interested replies to give a green light to this project, and the work began.
Now, more than 400 days after the original idea was presented, we have 15 songs from 15 artists, to present to you. Everyone picked a song from the tdk back catalogue that they liked- some changed up the arrangement and feel of the song a great deal. Others left things pretty much the same. But everyone was able to make the song their own, playing and singing in their own styles. Thus, we have a diverse grouping of songs, each one representing the individual artist who contributed.
Most of the songs on the record are home recordings. A few were done in a more professional studio setting. But all were done on a budget, meaning that our recording costs are extremely low. However, we have decided that the best way to do this album justice is to present it in cd form, with a 16 page booklet, profiling each artist who contributed a song.
The cost of manufacturing a thousand cds will be over $2,000. We are asking for less than half of the cost, just to help get the cd out, in the form we believe it is best presented in.
We are personally asking you for a contribution of a few dollars to help this project come into the world. We have put together a few reward packages for this, as a way of saying thank you for your help.
We want to thank you, so very much. Even if you are unable to contribute to this particular project, thank you for taking a moment to check out the video. Thank you for your past support over the years. Thank you for caring, about this band, and about independent music in general. You are the reason that independent music can thrive, and continue to grow. We love making music, and we are so honored that so many friends came together to help celebrate our ten year anniversary. We would be dually honored if you were able to help us release this record.
Below is a listing of everyone who contributed a song to the project:
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