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Farewell Flight is recording their best/newest/next album, and drinking way too much grape soda. Check out the video for more.
Farewell Flight is recording their best/newest/next album, and drinking way too much grape soda. Check out the video for more.
294 backers pledged $11,938 to help bring this project to life.

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In addition to the rewards listed to the right, Backers will receive Exclusive Access to:

  • Weekly updates

  • Blooper reels from the Kickstarter video

  • Demo versions of songs for the album

Plus the opportunity to VOTE ON THE ALBUM TITLE!

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New demos every week.

Every Monday during the campaign, we'll be releasing select album demos. You'll be able to stream them directly from our Bandcamp, and fans that donate $1 can download that week's demo:

Click to visit our Bandcamp!
Click to visit our Bandcamp!

In addition,

Backers will get an exclusive album demo not released to Bandcamp! Backers $50 and over will receive all the demos released to Bandcamp for free!

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Every Backer automatically gets the single at the end of the video, "The Places We'll Go"

(You can also download this song from iTunes)
(You can also download this song from iTunes)


Go to our "Updates" section, and click on the Backer-Exclusive Update #1 to get your download link!

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What's up with those basses and snares?

Below are pictures of the basses and snares we're offering as rewards. All of the instruments will be used on the actual record, and we'll be sure to let you know which songs so you can brag to your friends. Both of the snares are already snagged, but we still have one bass left. All are first pledge, first pick. (NOTE: All of these instruments have been used by Caleb and Brian on tour and in the studio, so they sound pretty good and are definitely usable in a real life setting. If you just want it as a collector's item, that's cool too).

Clockwise from top left: 1996 Fender Precision Bass Special Edition, 1996 Ibanez ATK 300, Vintage snare (unsure of brand), Pearl steel shell snare
Clockwise from top left: 1996 Fender Precision Bass Special Edition, 1996 Ibanez ATK 300, Vintage snare (unsure of brand), Pearl steel shell snare

More About Us:

Originally from Harrisburg, PA and formed in 2003, Farewell Flight has toured over 40 US states spanning 29 tours, and we've done it completely independently. After the release of the fan-favorite album, Sound Color Motion, we recorded a sophomore album, then signed to a record label who thought it best to shelve the album and instead re-package and re-release our debut. A year after that re-release, itching to record a brand-new album, we tracked demos; however the label decided they weren't interested and released us from our contract.

After spending 2 frustrating years contractually unable to record or release new music, we busted down the gates of 2013 chomping at the bit. To celebrate our independence and repay our faithful fans for the drought they endured, we gave away new and unreleased music every single week for absolutely free, starting on January 1st 2013. This included all of our "lost" album, Lonesome Traveler, as well as b-sides, demos, and videos of fan-requested cover songs.

Recently relocated to Nashville, TN, we've written a brand new album and need your help to make it happen. A new album not only means new music for our fans, but jump starts us so we can tour again, and become a more active, producing band. We've never been more excited about a group of songs, and believe that this album will take us new places as individuals and a group, and will encourage listeners new and old.


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Who is Farewell Flight?
Find us individually on Twitter.

twitter.com/cmallensworth - Caleb, Drums
twitter.com/farewellrabbit - Brian "Rabbit" Campbell, Guitar
twitter.com/sarcasticswill - Brian "P-Rod" Miller, Bass
twitter.com/lukerfoley - Luke Foley, Vocals/etc

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge we're looking at is our planned release date. All fulfillment dates are based on when the last item is delivered, which will be the physical album itself. Upon the successful completion of our Kickstarter campaign, we plan to record in late May, and have the album mixed and mastered by the end of June. We don't want to sit on the record for too long, so we're shooting for a July release date. The biggest foreseeable obstacle is releasing it in such a way that it makes the most impact. If the publicist we hire can accomplish more by delaying the release a short period of time, depending on the circumstances and weighing the difference, we may choose to do that. We want to work hard and quickly, but we also want to work smart. Recording and releasing an album is a process with many moving parts, and it's reasonable to expect at least a few unforeseen delays, from pre-production to manufacturing delivery. We promise to keep our Backers informed of these delays (should they arise), and work our damnedest to get this album to you. We thank you in advance for your patience, and ask you to remember: no matter how excited you are to get your album, we're more excited to get it to you.

Our only other challenge is simply the fulfillment of all the rewards. As an independent band, we will be doing all the work of designing, printing, shipping, etc, by ourselves to completion. However, we're excited for the task and the labor of love to show thanks to our fans for their support, and look forward to the challenge. As a band that has survived for a decade, releasing 3 EPs and 1 full-length independently, as well as a new song per week for the last 13 weeks (each with original artwork), we think we've shown ourselves to be no strangers to independent releases, and up to the task of following through on our word to the people without whom any of this would be impossible: our fans.

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    Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”)

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF NEW RECORD + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”)

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF FULL UNRELEASED "LOST" ALBUM, "LONESOME TRAVELER” + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”)

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF FULL UNRELEASED "LOST" ALBUM, "LONESOME TRAVELER" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”)

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    IN-STUDIO SKYPE TOUR/UPDATE DURING RECORDING + AUTOGRAPHED DRUM HEAD FROM CALEB + ALL 7 EXISTING ALBUM DEMOS + Signed copy of "Lonesome Traveler" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”)

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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER + In-studio Skype Tour/Update during recording + All 7 existing album demos + Signed copy of "Lonesome Traveler" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”)

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    GUEST APPEARANCE IN GANG VOCAL or MUSICAL PERFORMANCE ON ALBUM* + Album Credit + Limited Edition Poster + In-studio Skype Tour/Update during recording + All 7 existing album demos + Signed copy of "Lonesome Traveler" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”) *Backer must be able to match recording schedule and provide own transportation to Nashville, TN.

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    SNARE DRUM USED ON THE ALBUM AND AT LIVE SHOWS AUTOGRAPHED BY CALEB + Album Credit + Limited Edition Poster + In-studio Skype Tour/Update during recording + All 7 existing album demos + Signed copy of "Lonesome Traveler" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”)

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    AUTOGRAPHED BASS USED ON THE ALBUM AND AT LIVE SHOWS + Album Credit + Limited Edition Poster + In-studio Skype Tour/Update during recording + All 7 existing album demos + Signed copy of "Lonesome Traveler" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”)

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    LIVING ROOM SHOW AT YOUR HOUSE ANYWHERE IN THE CONTIGUOUS US* + Album Credit + Limited Edition Poster + In-studio Skype Tour/Update during recording + All 7 existing album demos + Signed copy of "Lonesome Traveler" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”) *Date of booking may be subject to tour routing

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    3 DAY TRIP TO NASHVILLE, TN, ALL MEALS/EXPENSES INCLUDED, STAY AT SINGER LUKE FOLEY’S HOUSE IN GUEST ROOM, HANG WITH THE BAND, STUDIO VISITS/SHOW ATTENDANCE* + Album Credit + Limited Edition Poster + In-studio Skype Tour/Update during recording + All 7 existing album demos + Signed copy of "Lonesome Traveler" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”) *Except airfare. Studio visits/show attendance may be subject to date of visit.

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    ALL EXPENSES PAID WEEKEND TRIP FOR YOU AND A FRIEND WITH THE BAND TO OUR FAVORITE COTTAGE IN BEAUFORT, SC* + Album Credit + In-studio Skype Tour/Update during recording + All 7 existing album demos + Signed copy of "Lonesome Traveler" + Signed physical copy of new album + Digital download of finished record 2 weeks before official release + Immediate download of the song in the video (“Places We’ll Go”) *Except airfare.

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