The world can be an ugly place...
Help us make something beautiful.
We're Arterial Drive. We hail from Billings, Montana. When asked what genre we are, we declare "alternative pop/rock!" However, we take pride in our ability to write songs that fall into multiple genres. Our band consists of violin, trumpet, sax, guitar, bass, piano, and drums.
Since the beginning of this band in the corner of a Montana coffee shop, we have reinvented our sound again and again...and again! Our horn section, rhythm section, and vocal harmonies combine in such a way that astonishes audiences!
We are known locally for our energetic and soulful live shows. We play all around Montana and are looking forward to our first national tour. We have recorded one EP (totally self produced), and are looking to record our first full length album!
Will you help us!?
Gotta give it in order to get it
We are a group of grateful musicians and we understand the importance of giving back and sharing music with our community.
"Isn't Everything Amazing?" includes songs about heart break, World War II love stories, disappointing our parents, sunburns, and the simple life of dogs among other relate-able topics. Despite the variety of subject matter, the overall theme of the album is this: Life can get ugly, but there is always something beautiful to be found. Sometimes we just have to look a little harder!
- Isn't Everything Amazing? - Pretty self explanatory, I'd have to say.
- A Little Time - I just need a little closure! Is that too much to ask?
- Up The Hill - A love song about not wanting to fall in love.
- Into The New - Two musicians fall in love with each other's music.
- By The Fire - Chill out, and come sit with me beside the fire.
- What Would I Say? - All the things we want to say to those that have already passed away.
- Sunburn - This is literally a song about sunburns.
- Dog In My Backyard - The simple life of a dog explained via ska song.
- Promises - A song about disappointing our moms and going to jail.
- The Fall - Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!
- Young Lover's Games - We dance, we move, we groove... this song is a high energy banger!
- Black Devil Brigade - A tribute to a badass WWII veteran of a grandfather.
You can listen to all of our past releases on YouTube, Soundcloud, and Spotify for free! Also check out our website and our Facebook to keep learning about who we are and what we do on Tuesday afternoons (what we do best... make music)!
Here's our first music video from our EP: "The Horde"!
Check out our song "A Little Time" which won "Best New Song Of The Year" at The Magic City Music Awards!
In The News
Arterial Drive is so lucky to have a supportive community of music lovers.
Where's the money going?
This album is a huge step for Arterial Drive. We want to create something that can hang with the major label artists on the radio. The songs are all written and the band is jellin' better than ever at our live gigs. It's time to record these songs and do them justice!
We recognize the need for a professional studio and engineer. We also recognize that it will cost us a significant sum to produce this high quality album, we need your help! So this is Arterial Drive's first attempt at a crowd-funding campaign. We thank you for supporting art and artists, and for helping us make something that we consider "amazing" happen!
In exchange for your pledge, we have some rad stuff you can get...
"Isn't Everything Amazing?" - Digital download and CD
Album art TBD!
"Eponymous Debut" EP - Our first and totally self made production
Show your support to your friends by sporting our logo on a T-Shirt of your choice! We have 2 different logos for you to choose from! We have sizes in "unisex" (S-XL) These shirts are pre-shrunk and made with a 60/40 cotton blend. Basically they're ridiculously comfortable!
These are the newest addition to our arsenal of merchandise! Wear our logo on your head! We have beanies, baseball caps and flat bill caps! Pick whichever fits your style best!
Do you need art to hang over that empty space on your wall in your 1 bedroom apartment? Then do we have a deal for you! Get a signed poster of the band! That way every night you can look at our ugly mugs as you drift off to sleep!
This band has been blessed with an incredibly supportive fan base! We wouldn't be here without all of your love and support! We want to thank you all for your generosity, and for taking the time out of your day to read this whole thing! We hope "Isn't Everything Amazing?" reaches a large audience. With your help, we think it will!
LET THE FUNDING BEGIN!
Risks and challenges
This is our first Kickstarter project! We are learning as we go, of course, but we are taking precautions to make sure we deliver this album on time! The biggest concern we face is that we are recording more songs than ever, which will take more time. We have carefully scheduled our time to make sure that we can allow for lots of humanness (error) during this process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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