Here we are JVS and KVS, best friends, two sisters, full time song-writers and musicians, performing thousands of shows, years of nonstop touring, three moves from the Midwest to the south, and four EPs all within 5 years.
Let's rewind to 2016, on stage performing brand new songs written out of the struggles of the last few years. We were facing opposition of many kinds in search of finding peace, renewal, and strength within ourselves and the people around us when we were pleasantly surprised with a massive gift. This was something every artist dreams of, like a "get out of jail free" card for us. Our dear friend, "It's Just Craig" walked up to us after our show and said, "Do you want to record your new songs at Tiny Telephone in Oakland, California with John Vanderslice? Because if you do, I can make that happen." Then Craig hands me his phone and there is a text with living proof, John Vanderslice, songwriter and producer, responding to "It's Just Craig" with a "Hell yeah!! Let's make a Von Strantz record!"
Fast forward to April 2017 boarding our plane from Nashville, TN to San Francisco, CA. Still in disbelief that our record is going to be made simply because of the kindness and generosity of our friend "It's Just Craig". We arrive at Tiny Telephone Oakland and were warmly greeted by our team of producers, musicians, and engineers. An All-Star cast: Elijah Ford, Jacob Winik, Jason Slota, Robert Shelton, and John Vanderslice. In just four days we slayed at making our very first analog record!
Recording analog has always been a dream for us VS gals & because of our dear friend's generosity and kindness, along with our amazing team, we made this incredible record that not only captured the true essence of our songs, but the moments in which every note was made and most importantly who we are as artists. We are so proud of our record "Apple Of Your Eye" !
So let's now fast forward to the present and paint a picture of the very near future. On September 5th 2017 we are going to digitally release our record. So here is where the table turns, or maybe the turntable turns...
"Apple of Your Eye" was recorded with the intention to be pressed for vinyl, and while we are happy to release our record digitally, we feel with all our heart, mind, and soul, that the only way we can truly honor the integrity of our music and art is by releasing "Apple of your Eye" on Vinyl. At this moment our record is sitting on a reel of beautiful tape at Tiny Telephone Oakland waiting patiently to be cut to vinyl and sent directly to your home, desiring to be the apple of your record collection. We would be honored if you partnered with us in making our first analog record on vinyl.
We will cut right to the chase and waste not another moment of your time. The upfront costs for making a vinyl record are pretty hefty. Here is an overview of what it will take for us to make our vinyl record a tangible reality.
- $1,500 Mastering Vinyl - $3,500 pressing 500 Vinyl
We realize that in a competitive digital age many of us don't have record players simply for the convenience of mobility and space. However, this is what we are going to offer you for your support:
We are going to give you "Apple Of Your Eye" digitally 3 months before we release the record on September 5th 2017.
The album is literally done & waiting for your ears and ready to make it's home in your heart AND your record collection.
It takes months to get Vinyl pressed due to high pressing demands, so with your help and support we can truly make this happen!
We promise to give you our new record the moment we reach our $5K goal. It's all Or nothing with our campaign, and we know you're dying to hear our new music and we are dying for you to hear it before the album release in September!
We have 4 perks to offer you :
1. $10 guaranteed pre-release digital download of "Apple Of Your Eye"
2. $25 guaranteed pre-release digital download and CD
3. $50 guaranteed pre-release digital download and Vinyl
4. $100 guaranteed pre-released digital download, vinyl, Cd and exclusive VS shirt
And if you aren't able to support us financially just spreading the word about our campaign helps us go a long way!
We can't wait to share our masterpiece with you!
And for us, JVS and KVS, it's a real honor and privilege to create art and music, because to us you are the reason we make music. Thank you for your love and support. You keep us going!
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Risks and challenges
Vinyl takes time to make, if we do not reach our $5,000 goal, we will still release our record digitally, however it make take longer to release the record on VINYL. We are thrilled to have your support and are confident that with your help we will reach our goal and get the vinyl pressed in time for the release of record in September. Much love,
JVS & KVS
- (21 days)