Hey-o! Kyle from the Moguls here! So here's the deal - the band has been hit hard in the last year by financial hardship. Because of this, some of our bigger plans for 2014 are in jeopardy. The money we were intending to use to fund our split with Not Half Bad isn't going to be there (more on that below), so we need your help. By pledging $10 or more, you're PRE-ORDERING our split (with other releases, and goodies thrown in as well), and saving us from having to go on an extended hiatus while we try to save money for a new amp.
So part of my (Kyle's) tax return was going to be funding our half of the split we're releasing with NHB. Unfortunately, last week I got a letter in the mail stating that a student loan I'd never received payment notices for in the past, was in default and is going to be offset (reclaimed) by the collections agency. Super bummer.
To top off this dilema, I had to sell my most prized possession - my 1977 Marshall JMP 50W 2x12 combo amplifier - to pay for some serious car repairs for my family's car (can't really drive a toddler around in a car that relies on an emergency brake to stop, right?), the week before I received this default letter, thinking I'd be able to replace my amp with the tax return. [UPDATE: The car that the amp was sold to fix has now died on us as well, and needs a new motor, and my contract with my job expires in 2 weeks. Life rules, right?!]
Now can we not only not afford to release our 7", but we're running the risk of having to cancel shows/plans for an indefinite amount of time to attempt to save money to replace the amp (if you're supporting a family on limited income, I'm sure you understand).
Here's what we're shooting for with this kickstarter:
- PRE-ORDER/Release 7" split with Not Half Bad
- Replace a guitar amp so we can keep playing/avoid hiatus
Risks and challenges
NOTE: We'll ship internationally if you email us before pledging, so we can figure out the difference with shipping costs.
The thing is, we'll likely have to go on hiatus for a while if we can't get this project funded. We're all generally under-employed, and it's tough (nearly impossible) to save money when you're supporting a family on an already limited income.
We've got 6 (alright, 7 if you include our silly jingle for our bandcamp page) songs already recorded, and slated to come out over a series of releases - the first being our 7" Split "SLURRED SPEECH" w/ Not Half Bad (this likely won't be coming out without this funding - the last year has been BRUTAL on the band financially), a split with our friends Sparklefuck, and 2 more songs that we haven't decided what to do with yet. Kyle's remixing/remastering BOTH of our EPs (Legitimate Grape, and 30 Helens Agree). We recorded a Live Album in January that is going to be available. And there will be more. Please donate, and make it so we don't have to take an indefinite hiatus until we can replace gear.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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