About this project
WE DID IT! WE REACHED OUR GOAL!
A huge thank you to all those who have donated and made our VANTASY a reality!
However, we still have 32 hours to go! And any additional money we can raise in that time will help pay for gas and food on the road.
Thanks for spreading the word about this and we will see you out there!!!!
We are Spanish Prisoners from Brooklyn, New York! We’re a four-piece, hard-working, fully independent band and we're deeply involved in the music community here. Besides playing countless shows, we've worked sound at a number of local venues, engineered, produced, and mixed other bands, written about music for sites such as Earfarm.com and BushwickBK.com, and one or two of us probably made a cappuccino for you somewhere along the way.
This fall, we digitally released our album Gold Fools via Bandcamp. The album had been two long years in the making. The reception has been amazing and heart-warming: NPR highlighted it as one of the 5 best album released via Bandcamp in 2011 and it appeared on several other year-end lists, including I Guess I’m Floating and Tympanogram. We’ve also had write-ups from such revered publications as Altered Zones, the Fader, The Line of Best Fit, Tiny Mix Tapes, and many others.
SO, we are now gearing up to go on our first tour! We have shows planned all over the Eastern US and Canada (dates will be announced shortly) and we’ll be making our first appearance at SXSW, the annual music festival in Austin, Texas.
UPDATED TOUR DATES:
3/07 Philadelphia, PA- Kungfu Necktie
3/08 Washington, DC- TBA (Get in touch!)
3/09 Baltimore, MD- Soft House w/ Lands and People
3/10 Savannah, GA- Savannah Stopover Festival
3/11 Jacksonville, FL- Burro Bar w/ the Loom
3/12 New Orleans, LA- Allways Lounge w/ the Loom
3/13- 3/17 SXSW
3/18 Little Rock, AR- Stickyz w/ Snowmine
3/19 Conway, AR- Ford Theatre w/ Snowmine
3/20 Louisville, KY- Uncle Slayton's w/ Nerves Junior
3/21 Nashville, TN- the Zombie Shop
3/22 Cincinnati, OH- Mt Carmel Brewing Company
3/23 La Salle, IL- 9th Street Pub
3/24 Chicago, IL- Pancho's w/ Thin Hymns
3/25 Columbus, OH- Kafe Kerouac
3/27 Rochester, NY- The Bug Jar
3/28 Northampton, MA TBA (Get in touch!)
3/29 Boston, MA- Middle East w/ Youth Lagoon
3/30 Providence, RI- AS220 w/ the Famous Winters
And this is where YOU come in! The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise money so we can purchase a safe, long-term touring VAN!
Walking doesn’t seem to work so well with a full drumset and unfortunately the NYC subways don’t extend all the way down to Austin, Texas. To continue forward and to grow as a band, we need to tour and play these songs for you in a room, right before your very eyes! This van is going to become our home-away-from-home and we want to invest in something that will safely take us across this wonderful country.
Along with the wonderful, one-of-a-kind physical rewards we are offering for your generous support, we've decided that we're going to give you all the opportunity to come on tour with us virtually (yes, this is the future).
Every day we're going to record ONE NEW SONG inside this van as we're rolling down the highway and we want to give YOU an inside look. We'll be posting these recordings for subscribers ONLY, as well as photos / videos / journal entries along the way.
It’s not easy being a DIY band in today’s music world and we are grateful for ANY help you can provide! We look forward to meeting many of you along the way!
Thank you for all of your support! Let’s do this!
Leo, Amberly, Mike, and James
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Our intro video was shot and edited by the very talented David Kestin.
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