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CORPORATE RECORD LABELS wanted to change our sound; we WILL NOT let them!  Help us bring THRASH GRASS to the world!
CORPORATE RECORD LABELS wanted to change our sound; we WILL NOT let them! Help us bring THRASH GRASS to the world!
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THRASH GRASS: Inventing a Genre, and Beyond

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WE NEED YOUR HELP to attempt a release of the most mind-blowing piece of art we have ever created: a 15 track album, encapsulating everything we are, were, or will be.  "Out of the Garden and Into the Darkness" (O.O.T.G.A.I.T.D.) will be our requiem.  

We are attempting to spread our new genre "Thrash Grass" to the world; UNADULTERATED by the crippling censorship of the current pop-music industry.  We want to go toe-to-toe with the corporate record rulers that have corrupted the artistic composition of music today. Further, we'd like to give other artists a chance to spread their untainted music.

After achieving what seemed like success with the viral release of our flagship Thrash Grass song "Thunderhead", major record labels not only wanted to regulate our NEWLY INVENTED genre, but also wanted to limit us to that genre ONLY.  We WILL NOT be swayed in artistic principle by nefarious, unartistic swine.  This new album is not only THRASH GRASS; it is an all-encompassing summance.  It is everything we both love and hate about this day and age.  

We are completely self-made.  We built our own recording studio out of my late father's heating and cooling shop.  We purchased our own instruments, microphones, and recording equipment.  We write, record, and produce our own music.  While working full-time jobs, we coordinate tours all over The United States.  We created our own record label, "Clean as Dirt Records."  We planned our own marketing campaigns, all self-funded. We reached over 20 million views between different releases. 

Your pledges will go to marketing and content creation for our new full-length Thrash Grass album "Out of the Garden and Into the Darkness".  To compete with the current corporate-run world of the music industry, we need your help to organically market our music to the world.  We need help to replenish our merchandise stock.  We need your help to maintain our tour vehicle in order to bring our music LIVE to our current fans, and make new ones.  WE NEED YOUR HELP.

 

Risks and challenges

It is our mission to bring completely organic art back to an industry that is saturated with corporate monopolization. We have dedicated years of our lives into our own music, recording studio, and record label, and will continue.

However, we are a small team; rather, a family. All our music, content, recording and producing processes, organization, logistics, financing, conceptualization, shipping, and any other tasks necessary are completed by us. It is becoming nearly impossible to maintain all these requirements while still working full-time jobs, not to mention attempting to create artful music, as well.

Additionally, the costs have become overwhelming. Thus far, we are completely self-funded. From building our own recording studio to providing marketing budgets, we are bleeding dry and need help. In order to be able to compete with the major record labels, we need a marketing budget more than that which we have been providing on our own.

We have taken risks and overcome all challenges thus far, but with YOUR HELP, we can take the next step towards bringing artful, organic music back to a world which so desperately needs it.

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    Personal Show at Your House!

    We will travel to your house and play a personal Bluegrass show for you and your friends! Please be aware that the pledge amount DOES NOT include travel. Backer will need to pay for our travel to the show separately prior to the performance

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    An autographed copy of the EP that started it all. Thrash Grass includes hits such as Thunderhead and Doomed from the Start. There are only a limited number of signed vinyls available so get yours today!

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    Handmade Smoking Guitar Incense Burner

    A clay pottery incense burner hand made by our friends at Whiskey Pine Pottery. This incense burner is made to look like the smoking guitar seen at the beginning of the Thunderhead video. It includes a holder in the body of the guitar for burning cone incense. There is only 1 available!

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