In March 2011 Amanda Palmer and Kim Boekbinder sat on a couch in a warehouse in Melbourne, Australia and sang a song called "Such Great Heights," by The Postal Service.
It was the end of the night at the end of the tour at the end of the world. The duet is simple and beautiful. It is a snapshot of a time when two busy musicians found quiet in a city at the end of the earth.
The song will be released on a 7" record, along with an original song by Kim Boekbinder called, "On the Other Side of the World" which is a song about being in love with someone on the other side of the world, ie: Australia. Australians are wonderful.
Only 1000 lavender colored vinyl will be made. The packages will also include high quality stickers and 5x7 art cards with the album art and a digital download. Each record will be hand numbered and signed by Kim.
The songs will also be released as a digital EP after the 7" is released.
The album art is by the NYC duo, Teetering Bulb www.teeteringbulb.com who have done beautiful art for comics, graphic novels, album covers, book covers, and more.
Where the money goes:
Vinyl - $2,100
Printing and art - $1,140
Shipping supplies - $420
Shipping - $4,000 ($4 average per shipment)
Recording costs - $300
Royalties - $500
(Some of these costs are approximate. I have also not included the 10% fee that Kickstarter and Amazon Payments take. And this does not include the cost of archival printing for the Fine Art Package, but I kept those separate because they are a specialized item and I don't want that high cost to hold back the general release.)
When I meet my minimum goal of $6,000 I will be able to order the records to be printed and pay the artists and recording engineers.
If you want to support this project you can pledge any amount even if you don't want a package. Everyone gets a download. Thank you!
Poster - Matte Printing on heavy paper - 11x17" Edition of 250(Signed by Kim Boekbinder on request)
Fine Art Print - Archival Quality Printing on water color paper - 12x22" Edition of 60 ($200 package)(Signed by Kim and The Teetering Bulb Team)
- (30 days)