We need your help to release our seventh full-length album Kindred Spirits and get it pressed on vinyl, along with limited-edition Arctic Sleep coffee beans by Anodyne Coffee Roasters and some other cool stuff. You can be a part of Arctic history and be among the FIRST to hear the new album by purchasing one of our awesome pre-order packages. Read on:
BACKGROUND: Led by multi-instrumentalist Keith D, Arctic Sleep has been making music for 13 years now, with a small but dedicated cult fanbase that spans the globe (we've sold albums to fans in 30 different countries!). All of our albums have been released independently, straight from us to you. This has always been a labor of love, driven by our need to create and undying devotion to our fans. Honest music without compromise.
PLAN: We have a bunch of cool pre-sale packages (see to the right there). This time around, there is even a limited-release coffee and other goodies (keep reading below). EVERY ORDER will include a digital download via Bandcamp.com. This is our third [successful] Kickstarter, so if you've been involved with one in the past, you know we deliver on our promise.
ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM: The album just got finished and is currently being mixed. All I can say is, wow, wait til you hear it!!! I've been working on this new material for a couple years now and I honestly believe this is the best stuff I've ever written. It will tug at your heartstrings and have you headbanging at the same time... everything you love about Arctic Sleep is here and then some. It's over an hour long and brimming with majestic heaviness & epic beauty... chock full of oceans, forests, bittersweet sorrow, crushing loss, heartbreak, life & death, love and hope. This album has Arctic Sleep's biggest vocal arrangements, heaviest tones, best musicianship, and most progressive songwriting to date. Please help spread the word and let's make this happen!!!
THE COFFEE: Arctic Sleep has partnered with Anodyne Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee, WI to release a limited-edition batch of coffee beans for our Kickstarter rewards. You read that right... "Arctic Sleep - Kindred Spirits Blend" (16oz bag) will only be available this ONCE. I'm a coffee fanatic and have been a regular customer of Anodyne for almost 10 years now, and I think they're one of the best roasters in the country... You do not want to miss out on this. And yes, Kickstarter packs with the coffee will also get a MUG to go along with it!
THE VINYL: This time around, vinyl will be pressed by the reliable GottaGroove Records in Cleveland OH. Mastering will be ideal on all formats thanks to Nada Mastering. Packaging for this double LP will be eye-popping full-color dual gatefold, with artwork wrapping all the way around the exterior, and inside will be additional design with lyrics. Every LP purchase through the Kickstarter will get the special color vinyl, and these will be VERY limited edition... I'm only getting enough of them to supply the Kickstarter orders... the rest will be standard black vinyl available to the public later. Breathtaking album artwork is once again done by the incredible Jennifer Weiler.
THE T-SHIRTS: High-quality t-shirts will feature a badass new design by Varises Otak. Will be available in size S all the way up to 3XL, in both regular tees and girls tees.
SOME THINGS THAT ARE NEW: Kindred Spirits marks the return of the incredibly skilled drummer Nick Smalkowski (from previous Arctic Sleep albums Earth To Earth and Arbors). It also features absolutely stunning backing vocals by Bridget Bellavia (Paranoid Fiction, Piggy Black Cross) and Craig Cirinelli (Hidden Cabins, Despite The Raven, Damn This Desert Air, World Concave). Sound quality and production are excellent thanks to the renowned John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studio, where the album was crafted over the course of 3 weeks.
IMPORTANT: Do you want a customized presale package consisting of some other combination of items? We can accommodate nearly any custom request, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange something. We did this for a few people on our last Kickstarters and it was no problem. If you have any other questions, email anytime: email@example.com
TO OUR FRIENDS OVERSEAS: I'm sorry international shipping is so expensive. The USPS charges a lot for it. There's not much I can do about it. I've priced the shipping as low as possible. I will make it worth the effort, I promise.
Risks and challenges
The turnaround time for vinyl pressing can be unpredictable. I'm hoping that I can have it in my hands & shipping out to you by March/April 2019, but sometimes significant delays can happen for a variety of reasons. I will be very professional in keeping you updated if there's any hiccups in the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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