[beep beep] UPDATE: TIME FOR THE POWER CHORUS!
Holy moly! As you can see from our right column, our awesome backers achieved our album-making goal of $5K in short 3 days! Thrilling! And they kept giving, which got us dreaming...what should we do with this extra money coming in? The plan...make more awesome! So to answer your question, No, you aren't too late to the party. Because as we all know, after the party is the after-party.
For every $2K we make from here on out, we make another one of our smile-inducing music videos. If we reach $15K, we will make [drum roll] an indie rock opera. We will write a complete story to song with drama to boot. If we achieve our new goal, you the backer will get the opera in the form of an additional EP and dramatized video. If you've donating already, tell your friends. If you've been waiting for us to reveal our true dreams, then step right up.
[beep beep] Update complete.
We're My First Earthquake, an all-brains-no-brawn rockin' band from San Francisco. Think of us as loldogs in a lolcats world. Today we're calling all fans and future fans to come on down and make our dreams come true. We have a new album written and ready to record, but we can't make it without you.
In our four years as a foursome we've released a full-length album, two EPs, and played up and down the West Coast. We love making music videos, like the hipster zombie saga Cool in the Cool Way, the holiday revival Fa La Freezing, and the 18th-century neo-classic Sweet Frown. All told, we've got a half-meeelion views on YouTube. That's a lot of eyeballs.
We've also cracked the top 200 on CMJ, the top 20 on Elbo.ws, and we were a pick of the week by Filter Magazine. NoisePop said of us, "At a time when indie rock is heralding music that’s weirder than it is listenable, My First Earthquake’s upbeat synth-pop is refreshingly accessible." College News wrote, “It’s not a question of if they will be a break-out success, but when.”
A major label even offered us a contract. We said, "Umm, no thanks. In all politeness, this deal sucks. We'll do it ourselves." We want to do it the right way. So here we are with an awesome album ready to record and we need your help, cha-ching style.
HOW YOUR PLEDGE WILL HELP
• A big chunk of the $5k goes to production costs (recording, mixing, mastering, pressing).
• Anthony Molina (bassist for Mercury Rev and protege of Dave Friedmann, The Flaming Lips' producer) is going to record and produce us. He'll be working on this for about a month, and the guy's gotta eat.
• With what's left, we will squeeze awesome-juice from stones and make music videos. And maybe a big banner that just says our name. Kidding.
HERE'S THE CATCH
If we don't meet the full $5,000 goal, we all lose: you keep your money and don't get your pledge prizes, and we don't see a dime. (sad face)
SHARING IS CARING
Next to pledging, the most important thing you can do to help is to tell your friends, coworkers and distant relatives. Kickstarter has easy ways to share – just scroll back up the screen and look for the blue section. Mmm, sharing feels good.
We're looking forward to making this album with you. Woohoo!
- (31 days)