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NEW STRETCH GOAL $21,000!!!!
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES! NOW THAT WE'VE REACHED OUR INITIAL GOAL LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO FUND MORE TOURING, A NEW WEBSITE, AND RELEASE A BRAND NEW 7" SINGLE!
Now that our funding is secured we can finally finish the record and look forward to more touring, touring, touring! Not only that, if we reach our new stretch goal of $21,000 I'll be able to give the Chris Mills website a long overdue make over, and I'll record and release a new 7" vinyl single to coincide with the the tour! Also, more rewards coming your way!!
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NEW REWARDS JUST ADDED!!!
"(Mills) has quietly assembled an immensely impressive catalogue. His songs are literate, funny and endearingly hangdog …..”" - The Independant, UK
Chris Mills here. I’m excited to announce that the recording of my first full-length studio album in five years is well under way. And by participating in this album pre-sale and Kickstarter campaign, you can be a part of it!
As many of you know, I’ve been writing songs, recording, and touring for over fifteen years. I’ve released five studio albums, three EP’s and even a decade encompassing retrospective collection. I’ve traveled the world, playing alongside artists including Ben Folds, Andrew Bird, John Wesley Harding, Wilco, and countless others, all while meeting amazing people like you! Some of you have been with me since my early days playing clubs in Chicago, some of you I met in far-flung places, and some may be hearing my name for the first time. Regardless, I truly value each and every person I’ve met along the way.
That’s why, throughout my career, I’ve only recorded and released material that I felt was worth the time and hard earned money of my audience. I believe that this project contains some of the best songs I've ever written, and I can’t wait to share them with you.
"The energy in his singing is explosive...Mills has always had a gift for emotional immediacy" - No Depression Magazine
WHY KICKSTARTER? WHY NOW?
Frankly, I am in love with the songs on this album, and with your help I want to give them the treatment they deserve. For years I’ve made records that I'm extremely proud of, but on modest budgets, often touring solo, and with little promotion. This time around I want to collaborate with you, my fans and friends to take this record to the next level.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
The money raised from this pre-sale and campaign will enable me to work with award winning mixing engineer Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Son Volt, Aimee Mann, Joe Henry, Jim White, et. al) to bring these songs to life and complete this album. In addition, these funds will help ensure that this project is properly promoted, and allow me to tour the U.S., U.K., and wherever the album is released, with my full four-piece band.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Over the next thirty days, I’ll introduce you to the amazing musicians who play on this record, give you video access to acoustic versions of songs from the album, answer questions from fans, take song requests, and work with you to make our campaign goal. As a reward for your help, I’m offering a ton of great stuff -- from handwritten lyric sheets and books, to T-shirts, to live concerts in the comfort of your own home, and a lot more...oh, yeah, and what I think will be the best record I've made so far.
YOU DON'T KNOW ME AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT I SOUND LIKE?
No problem. I'll be posting acoustic videos of new songs for Backers only (aside from the intro video above). But if you'd like to get a feel for what I do, here are a couple of favorites from my last record:
Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
Kickstarter fund raising is ‘all or nothing’. We only get the funds if we reach our $15,000 goal. Otherwise, we get nothing. But I’m not worried. I’m sure we’ll get there. After all, we’ve come a long way together already.
ANY REWARD CAN BE UPGRADED WITH A VINYL ALBUM ($20), DEMO CD ($20), OR A LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT OR TOTE BAG ($30). JUST ADD THE ADDITIONAL AMOUNT TO YOUR PLEDGE AND YOU WILL BE SENT A SURVEY AT THE END OF THE PROJECT ASKING WHICH UPGRADE YOU WOULD LIKE .
Risks and challenges
It's important to understand that any creative endeavor comes with a certain amount of risk - schedules change, production delays can occur, vans break down, and opinions may even vary as to the creative success of the project itself. That said, I will expend every effort to make sure that this project fulfills all the goals laid out above, and that the rewards promised are delivered in a timely manner. Thanks for your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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