If you want to cut to the chase, you can listen to five clips of the album here, then read our story!
"Rose Colored Glasses"
"White Shoes Black Water"
Hello from On The Off Chance! We're a rock band just outside of Chicago, and we're excited to finally be releasing our debut album White Shoes Black Water after a year of working on it in the studio.
Since it's our debut album, we wanted to do as much as possible to make the experience special for us and for you. Thanks to our friend Mike Sanow, we were able to shoot THREE music videos that will be debuting later this year, and they star none other than Joel Murray (Mad Men), Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) and David Pasquesi (Veep)!
Somehow, this wasn't enough for us! So - in addition to offering it as a CD and digital download - we are Kickstarting a special edition VINYL version of the album, printed on 180g with a gorgeous sleeve designed by Dan and photographed by Tony FioRito, and a dual sided insert that will have liner notes as well as a thank you section to all donors at the vinyl level and up!
And as to the album itself? It's the best thing we've ever made in all of our years as musicians. It's eleven original songs written by either Dan or Steve, with beautiful harmonies, powerful lyrics and hooks to spare.
But why explain it when you can listen to samples here on the page? Click some of the clips above to get a taste of the album, then look at the rewards section to find the format that best suits the way you listen to music. You don't have to be a vinyl person to get the album, but I WILL say that we have some special offers here, including a BEARDO variant cover of the album art that will be limited to 60 copies!
We also have a pledge level where you could get On The Off Chance to perform for YOU at any location within three hours drive from Chicago! We'd bring the gear, the energy, and a two hour performance to whatever venue that'll fit four dudes and a crowd!
And of course no campaign would be complete without some stretch goals! Ours come in the form of songs: we will release one of three BONUS songs as a digital download for every $500 we go past the $3,500 mark. It was a difficult decision to not include them on the album. Due to the time limit that vinyl puts on a record (each side has about 20 minutes of space, anything beyond that starts to affect the quality of the sound) we had to make some tough choices as to what would flow the best as a complete album. While these three didn't make the cut, they are still beautiful songs that we regularly perform live, and so we decided to make them bonus rewards for you all should we go past our goal.
So give a listen, pledge at the level that best suits you, and thank you for your support!
Your musical buddies,
Dan, Steve, Jason and Anthony of On The Off Chance
Risks and challenges
The album is recorded, mixed and mastered at this point, all at our own expense. The album art is complete and ready to print. The monies collected are simply going toward printing and shipping the vinyl. None of it is meant to go in our pockets, so anything we make past the goal will just go into the band fund for future productions. The better we do here, the more product we will print up both for you and for sale at shows, but the intention of this KS is to create merchandise. We have already contacted the company who will be doing the printing, and have estimated that production and shipping will take 8-12 weeks, upon which we will fulfill and ship your orders. Should any delays arise, they hopefully will be minor and we will keep you posted via KS messages.
Dan has already run a very successful Kickstarter before and has learned a lot of ways to improve and expedite his methods. So we expect everything to go smoothly!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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