The Rationales have just finished recording our new record. 10 tracks of power pop, indie rock & "soaring sounds of hope from the edge." After over a year working on it, we are thrilled with how it came out - its a real step forward for the band and the first truly collaborative recording we have done.
The thing is we need your help if we're going to finish the process. To get the record mixed, mastered and released the old fashioned way, using money earned from shows, will take at least another year, maybe two.
We're returning to Q Division studios (where we cut the basic tracks last year) to mix. We're aiming to release it around February of 2011 but in order to finish the mixing process, create discs and put it out in the right way, we need to raise funds to pay the engineers and studio to mix the CD, then more to master it and finally for duplication costs.
This is where you come in - via Kickstarter you can pre-order the CD (or buy any number of reward packages) and by paying for the record before its released, you'll be providing us the funding needed to get it done.
As a reward for your support, you'll have access to the record before anyone else does. Plus, depending on the specific reward package you want to go for, you can get other cool thank you gifts like t-shirts, tickets to shows, a private show at your home or even a rock opera written about you.
Kickstarter is powered by amazon.com and is a totally safe and reliable method of giving. They set up their process as an all or nothing model, meaning you pledge your support - but unless we reach the full amount that we set as a goal ($5000) by the deadline (December 8) then we get nothing and you pay nothing. So it helps if you pledge early and help spread the word.
The Rationales have always been really blessed with great fans, friends and family and we appreciate ALL of the attention and support you have given us along the way. We're sure that once we get this record out, you will come to love these songs the way that we have. It will mean so much to know that our friends and fans, once again, have been an integral part of the process of making what we do a possibility.
ps. in response to some questions we've received here's what we're hoping you'll do:
- click the green button to the right that says "BACK THIS PROJECT"
- choose a reward level that is to your liking. (we're asking folks to do whatever they can, however small, but the $15 pre-order is a great place to start).
- process your pledge. (amazon.com handles the payments so it is totally safe!)
- grab the URL of the rationales kickstarter page and email it to friends who you think may be interested, post it to facebook (or message boards or anywhere else you spend your time online) telling people you helped and asking them to do the same, basically tell anyone you know who likes and supports independent or local music about us and what we're doing! (Every little bit of sharing the word helps with the deadline to reach our goal or lose funding looming on December 8!!)
- The Rationales
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