Rough Shop is completing the recording, mixing, mastering and production of our long-awaited fourth album, "Beneath the South Side Bridge."
With one week left in our first Kickstarter, we have hit our goal of $2500.
We thank each and every one of you who has backed us so far!
We didn't know what to expect when we began this project. We set a modest goal and we are thrilled to have reached it.
But, to tell the truth, our goal of $2500 will cover less than a third of the costs to make "Beneath the South Side Bridge."
We believe it's our best record to date. It sounds and looks amazing -- and it's worth every penny. But those pennies add up.
Here are the numbers. This is what it takes to make a beautiful, self-produced record:
$4000 Recording, mixing and mastering
$700 Artwork and graphic design
$2000 Vinyl LP pressing
$1500 CD pressing
So while we have met our goal, we still need you.
With your support we know we can go far, far over that initial goal of $2500. With your help this album will be a truly fan-funded release, start to finish.
P.S. As a band, we believe in the power of music. We frequently do benefits in our hometown of St. Louis, and we want this new album to make a difference in our community. So, we'll be donating half the profits from the first pressing of the new record to the St. Louis Area Foodbank, a 501c3 non-profit organization in St. Louis that does amazing work.
Rough Shop is a band from St. Louis. Members include: Andy Ploof, Anne Tkach, John Wendland and Spencer Marquart, with our good friend Jon Parsons regularly joining us on keyboards. We've been together for seven years.
We have been working on our fourth album, "Beneath the Southside Bridge," for over a year. It's a been a long, rewarding and expensive process. Total costs for making this record are $8,200, and we have no label funding or venture capitalist moguls to support us. That's where Kickstarter comes in. Every dollar pledged to this project will cover the money we have already invested in an album we truly believe in.
Because you love good, honest, well-crafted music. And because our goal of $2500 is just a fraction of what it cost to make this album. Plus you'll get some cool rewards!
Street date is April 14, 2012.
Yes! Date is April 14, 2012 at Off Broadway in St. Louis. And you can get advance tickets and a copy of the new record by pledging $50 or more!
We recorded "Beneath the Southside Bridge" at one of St. Louis' premier rooms: Sawhorse Studios. Jack Petracek and Jason McEntire engineered the sessions.
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