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This Side of Eve  is recording new music in Pittsburgh and Nashville.
This Side of Eve  is recording new music in Pittsburgh and Nashville.
This Side of Eve is recording new music in Pittsburgh and Nashville.
49 backers pledged $4,658 to help bring this project to life.

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New Music by This Side of Eve

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Help us with the push to $4500 for mastering of the new music! We met our goal of $4000, now we can finish the Kickstarter with enough over our goal to have these new songs mastered! If we reach $5000 we'll have enough to print CD's for those who still love to hold on to something physical.

Alyssa and John have been creating music as This Side of Eve for well over a decade but these new songs show a newly found musical and lyrical depth. We're recording but we can't complete our new work without you.

Over the years we've worked with friends and various band-mates to record three full length albums and played hundreds of times in the Pittsburgh area. Check out new and not-so-new work of of ours at http://thissideofeve.bandcamp.com or take a listen to some of our previously released songs below, like "These Streets Alone"...

Can't Make Out the Stars by This Side of Eve

Now, in the midst of new-found musical passion and creativity, we're recording. Check out a demo version of a brand new song below.

The Demo Sessions by This Side of Eve

 And a song from our 2018 instrumental album Solace.

 Solace by This Side of Eve

After a bit of a hiatus, aka raising three kids, starting a farm and working full time jobs in the city, we are back to writing, recording and playing our music and we're making it a priority in our lives. These new songs have come from the heart and been birthed out of the solace of music in the midst of deep struggle and pain. We believe these are the best songs we've ever written. We're excited to share these new songs with you and believe they will work their restorative magic in your lives as they have in ours. We've already begun the work of recording in our home studio (you can hear some of that in the video above) and we will be professionally recording a series of songs this summer in Nashville with friend, producer and musician Jeremy Casella. We need your help to finish the recording, mixing and mastering. This EP length release will lead to more recording of a full length album in 2019 if all goes as planned. 

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The plan is to travel to Nashville, TN to record with Jeremy and some amazing musicians, some we've desired to work with for many years, and some brand new partners. We'll choose some of our best new songs and work with Jeremy to produce, record, and engineer in a way we've never had the opportunity for in the past. We have enough new music to record two full length albums, so the more support we get from you the more songs we will work on while in Nashville. John will write about the adventure on his blog, so stay tuned there.

Many of the songs we'll be working on come out of the past year of struggle for us both. Over the past 18 months we've faced the hardest life situations of our marriage, for our family and in our communities. These songs reflect the pain, doubt and struggle we have both faced. Through this struggle we think some great music has been created and still has the opportunity to be created with your help. Please consider supporting this project.

Some of Alyssa's meditation coloring. Get one like this with a $30 gift
Some of Alyssa's meditation coloring. Get one like this with a $30 gift

Risks and challenges

Timing of this project is our greatest challenge. Our lives are in still in flux but our commitment to creating music together remains. Our windows of opportunity to work with Jeremy in Nashville are July 2018 and December 2018. In the mean time we will be playing house shows, continuing to write, recording in our home studio and leading worship at The Open Door Church.

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    Demo Sessions Digital Download

    Get the digital download of both Demo Sessions and Psalm 134. Demo Sessions is a "living room" recording of two of the songs we plan to record this summer. Psalm 134 is the only song available that we recorded live in front of an audience.

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    Digital Download of the New Music!

    Get your digital download from our website as soon as the new EP is available.

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    "Solace" and the new stuff

    Download of our new EP when it's ready AND immediate download of Solace, our instrumental Album released in January of 2018

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    Alyssa's Coloring!

    Along with digital download of our new EP, you'll get access to all of our music on Bandcamp. Plus you'll get a beautiful mandala colored by Alyssa!

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    The Old and The New

    Get hard copies of our music including our two older CD's and three TSE posters. You'll also get the new EP digitally as soon as it's ready!

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    Copies of our hand-written lyrics

    Journals, we've been filling them up fast. That's where the songs start. We'll send you copies of the original ideas behind our songs. And you'll get the new EP as soon as it's available.

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    One Month of Lessons

    Live in Pittsburgh and want to learn piano or guitar? We teach! Select this option and get four lessons on the piano or guitar.

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    Record Your Song

    We will record your demo in "The Backroom"! This reward includes one song with vocals, acoustic guitar or piano.

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    House Concert in Pittsburgh

    John and Alyssa will come to your house and play our new music, and some old stuff, for you, your family, your friends, your pets, or anybody else you want to invite.

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    • This Side of Eve in your house, with your friends...
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    Record Your Demo!

    We'll take two sessions to record whatever songs you've got. Alyssa and John will do the recording and help with the instrumentation. We will record using our equipment and our home recording space. Take a listen to our music on bandcamp, most of it was recorded in our "Backroom".

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    Show with the Band

    We'll come to your church, your house, your backyard, or wherever works best and play these new songs with our band. We'll bring the gear and the music, you bring some people.

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