Our dream has always been to release an album on vinyl, and the content of what we're currently writing (Legends, our forthcoming album) calls for this. Having been inspired by the progressive rock bands of the 60s and 70s, we're excited that vinyl is making a comeback.
We could only afford to record our first album, Festivalia, ourselves in our home studio located in our living room, and while we're happy with how it turned out, we need to move ahead and take this next album to a professional studio. We still are unable to afford all of this on our own, which is why we need to do this Kickstarter. We're lucky to have producer Monte Vallier (Wax Idols, The Soft Moon), who mixed our first album, working with us.
The idea of our new album, Legends, was inspired by our visit to the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England. We've always been fascinated with Arthurian legend, and the history is so rich there, we felt really connected to it. It's one of the most magical places in the world. It's so very inspiring... we felt like we were in another realm, another time. We're really digging deeper into our souls with this album to bring some of this history to you.
Accolade is an established San Francisco-based band that began its engaging journey in 2006. With a foot each in the classical world as well as the rock world, classical singer Stefanie Reneé and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Goldstein have united to create dark and hauntingly beautiful compositions. Since its inception, Accolade has performed live in the Bay Area and Los Angeles with such acts as Unwoman, The Darklings, The Deadfly Ensemble, and The Crystelles (Featuring Gitane Demone of Christian Death.)
Accolade has received favorable press in the US and Europe, including reviews in Sonic Seducer Magazine, Dark Spy Magazine, Dark Beauty Magazine, and Musical Discoveries blog. Their music receives regular airplay on independent radio stations across the country including KUCI 88.9FM (Irvine, CA), WMBR 88.1FM (Cambridge, MA) and WRUW 91.1FM (Cleveland, OH). The band has also been broadcast on various internet radio programs including Aural Apocalypse, A Darker Shade of Pagan, and Black Channel (Germany- air and internet).
Accolade was also included on UK's experimental legend Attrition's cover album Wrapped in the Guise of My Friend (2009), available on Project: Darkwave (US and Canada) and Two Gods (UK).
Accolade is honored to announce their new drummer, Cade Burkhammer, who joined the band in the spring of 2012. Equally skilled in many genres, Cade has offered his talent to such acts as Dionysia and Woodland (co-creators of legendary music festival Faerieworlds).
$2,500 Recording sessions at Ruminator Audio (7 days)
$1,300 Mixing sessions at Ruminator (4 days)
$900 Mastering digital & vinyl
$2,100 Vinyl manufacturing (300 limited edition)
$300 T-shirt printing
$100 Posters printing
KICKSTARTER: $4,000 (50%)
Risks and challenges
The only risks and challenges we can foresee would be in terms of timing. If we do not finish our recordings at our January session, we may have to do more recordings in February, which would could push our fulfillment deadline into April. There is always the possibility of manufacturing and shipping delays as well. We promise to keep everyone informed should these any of these or any other unforeseen challenges arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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