WOW! I can't believe how quickly the goal of $2500 was met! I am so thankful to those of you who have contributed thus far. Some have asked me, "So does it still help you out if we pre-order the album?" The answer is YES! The $2500 raised is going to cover the base costs of the CD replication & vinyl pressing. Believe or not, digital distribution (iTunes, etc.) also cost a bit of dough. On top of that, there are many costs to recoup which I have already paid out-of-pocket. And then there are the costs of going on tour. I am so grateful for the overwhelming amount of support thus far! That being said, the more we raise with this promotion, the sooner (& better) I will be able to tour. So I'm hoping, with your help, that we can double or even triple my goal. If that happens, I'll be able to book several tours next year, and really jump-start my music career. Every dollar counts. Thank you all for spreading the news through email, Facebook, twitter, and word-of-mouth. I love you all. Cheers!
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This kickstarter project is all about getting my debut album Easy Come Easy Go off the ground. I've been working on this album for two years now, and I'm very excited that it's finished! I recorded & mixed the album myself in my studio apartment in Golden Hill. It was mastered by an excellent mastering engineer (Jeff Lipton of Peerless Mastering in Boston, MA), and it sounds fantastic! All the hard work is done... I just need a little more money to release the album and get ready for tour. As you may have noticed, each package includes everything in the previous packages, so the more you pledge, the more you get, although you are free to pledge as much as you would like for any package. I should note that some of the packages are limited, so if you're interested in them, don't wait too long!
The money raised by this project will all go directly to paying for CDs, vinyl, digital distribution, & touring costs. The album WILL be released digitally on November 30, 2011. CDs and vinyl should be done in December, 2011. The exclusive release party & house show will be in the beginning of January. The date will be set soon.
If you have ANY questions at all, please send me a message using the blue link underneath the project title above, and I will respond as quickly as possible.
P. S. More info about the album:
A note about the limited edition 12" vinyl - I'm teaming up with two local artists, Rachel Eva & Daniel Heffernan to bring you a very cool record jacket. Rachel is going to be illustrating the cover, while Daniel will be helping me with the layout as well as printing the jackets the old-old-school way, using a printing press. These jackets will be unique, hand-numbered and limited. The artwork for the CD is different.
Unlike my recent solo live performances, the album features full instrumentation on most songs. However, I tried not to "overdo it" with the production. My goal with this album was to present the songs the way I envisioned them to be when I wrote them.
I chose the songs for this project carefully; I wanted the album to feel contiguous in theme, and I hope it is noticeable that the songs are connected in a story-like fashion. I won't say anymore about that here, I'll leave the rest up to your interpretation for now.
Easy Come Easy Go, the album, is 31 minutes long and the track listing is as follows:
- Easy Come Easy Go
- I Only Have Time
- Just Give It One More Try
- If We Ran Aground
- I Wish You The Best
- He's Still Standing
- Don't Really Think About It
The track listing for B-Sides & Demos, Vol. I:
- Nobody Can Make It On Their Own
- Ricky Come Down
- Till I Never See Another Day
- She Didn't Know
- (40 days)