First of all, we can't say THANK YOU enough for coming to check out our Kickstarter project! We are The Approach & The Execution, an independent band from Cleveland, OH. We are using Kickstarter to fund our next full length studio album titled, "Kings Among Runaways." In order to have the budget necessary to produce this album at the quality YOU, our fans, deserve, we need to raise $3,000.
Our last album, "The Blood March", was released in March of 2011 and we were very proud of what we were able to accomplish on a very miniscual budget. We have toured all across the Midwest and East Coast for the past 2 years promoting and selling physical copies of it, and now it's time for us to release our next album. This time around, we want a BIGGER, HEAVIER, and more EPIC sound for our fans! For us to be able to capture the absolute best sound, we have elected to hire professional recording engineer and producer, Dave Piatek. Dave is a nationally known producer and has a very impressive recording resume. He is the absolute perfect person for us to work with to bring you guys the sound we've been looking for! He gave us a quote for what it will cost to have him record, mix, and send off for mastering, and luckily his price is very reasonable, but still out of our price range if we don't get any help from our fans.
2011 - 2012 was a very exciting time for TAATE! We met a ton of wonderful people, and received great responses in every city we've been lucky enough to take the stage in. However, in November of 2012, one of our founding members, and very important musical contributors, decided to retire from the music scene in order to pursue another career. Although he left with much class and on excellent terms with us, we had to take a 6 month leave of absence from playing shows in order to fill the void left behind. When independent bands like ours can't play shows, we can't make much money to save for a recording project.
Now that we are BACK IN ACTION and hitting the Midwest very hard this summer with weekend warrior tours, we're looking forward to meeting even more people, but we won't have enough time to play enough shows to save enough money to produce our next album. That is the reason why we need your support!
With every pledge, you guys will truly receive something of value, and be an integral part to this album's success! Every dollar literally goes toward:
-Recording Time (We work for free but Dave has bills to pay so Time Is Money)
-Album Artwork and Design (We've hired a fantastic artist by the name of Jeremy Shank, who is putting together an AMAZING layout for our physical copies!)
-Physical Production (1,000 CDs in full color Digipaks ain't cheap)
-Digital Distribution (If you can't see us live, you'll have the opportunity to hear us anyway!)
Not a single penny is going to be spent from this on anything other than what is necessary to record and release this project. If everyone gives just a little bit, we can accomplish our goal! If we don't hit our goal, this album will not be able to be released at it's full potential, and quite possibly not at all. All we're asking of our friends, fans, and new family members, is that if you're planning on picking up the album anyway, take a look through the different pledge packages we've put together, pick out the one that looks best to you, and help us bring you the album you deserve!!
Thanks so much for reading!! We can't wait to bring our new music to you!
Risks and challenges
Every pledge package will be fulfilled! In our music and touring career, we have faced almost every obstacle you could throw at us, and still fulfilled our promises to venues, fans, and promoters at all costs. We've suffered broken down vans, being stranded in a strange city for days with no hope of rescue, medical emergencies, etc. None of them have prevented us from delivering on any promise we've made. If we couldn't make it to a show, we rescheduled and fulfilled our committment at a later date. This project is NO DIFFERENT.
Some challenges that might come up after our project is funded is the potential for our recording schedule to run behind, or be pushed back all together. We'll be staying in contact with all of our backers if that were to happen, and we'll let you know when exactly you'll be receiving your prizes. If we run late, we'll make it up to you and reward you for your patience with some extra goods!
We don't anticipate the studio buring down, flooding, being blown away by a tornado, or being eaten by cockroaches, but if for some reason Dave and his studio aren't in any kind of working condition before our album is released, we'll find a replacement producer and studio that will release the same quality project.
TAATE has made a living by planning for, and being thrown into, a worst case scenario. We have a backup plan for everything! With the experiences we've had, literally nothing surprises us anymore. Rest assured, if any thing completely traumatic were to happen and this album couldn't be produced or released, everyone will receive a 100% refund on their pledge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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