In the spring of 2015, fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled to New Orleans and spent nine days recording at the Parlor Studio, making the band's fourth album, the first in over five years. With a band this size, everything takes a little longer! The mixing process is complete, but there's much to do yet to get this great new album to YOU, our dear fans and friends. This album is full of the infectious grooves and brassy swagger you have come to expect of M4, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (tuba).
We have already come so far in this process. Below are the areas where we must focus our spending for the completion and launch of MAGIC NUMBER in the fall of 2016: Artwork & design, CD pressing, vinyl remaster and pressing, and PR to get the word out about the music!
ALBUM ART: $1,000
TOTAL WE NEED TO RAISE = $18,339
We have been saving our merch money for several years for this album, but alas, the most recent bus breakdown was the thief that emptied the bank. Aside from repairs, rental vans and unexpected flights, here's what we spent our five years of savings on towards the album already:
Travel To/From and Room/Board in New Orleans: $6,700
Musicians Daily Rates: $9,000
Studio time: $6,300
TOTAL SPENT SO FAR: $37,400
We've paired it down to only what we need, at the most basic level, in order to bring this fantastic new album to everyone successfully. We invite you to support our campaign and be a part of MAGIC NUMBER!
MAGIC NUMBER TRACK LISTING:
1. Call to Action
2. The Quarter
3. Magic Number
4. Push it Back featuring Stanton Moore
5. Inventing the Wheel featuring Trombone Shorty
7. Drunk Bears
8. Jan Jar
9. Science (Free Your Mind)
10. It's a Trap
11. Endless Highway
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is finding time to get it all done while still touring like crazy all over the country! But the album is sounding so good that we're making time this spring to get all the finishing touches on the album, design it, make some cool videos, and get it out to you in time for our fall US tour. With all your help and enthusiasm, we have no doubt that momentum will launch "Magic Number" on schedule!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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