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A 12 track album featuring all original songs
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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. 

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Arterial Drive members playing music with Mrs. Jeffers' 2nd grade class
Arterial Drive members playing music with Mrs. Jeffers' 2nd grade class
Members from Arterial Drive put on a special show for the Career Guidance Center and Disability Services
Members from Arterial Drive put on a special show for the Career Guidance Center and Disability Services

"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!  

Tracklist:

  •  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. 

 https://billingsgazette.com/entertainment/community/magic-city-music-award-winners-announced-new-band-arterial-drive/article_f25a1045-9786-526d-ba73-1fc7a25b8148.html 

AD won "Best New Artist" and "Album of the Year" at the Magic City Music Awards
AD won "Best New Artist" and "Album of the Year" at the Magic City Music Awards

 https://billingsgazette.com/entertainment/community/billings-guitarist-says-sobriety-bandmates-helped-turn-his-life-around/article_a8f44f61-da3f-5d54-b9c0-85579644e2ef.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 

"Music is the drug now" for guitarist/vocalist Drew McDowell
"Music is the drug now" for guitarist/vocalist Drew McDowell

Where's the money going?

"Isn't Everything Amazing?" Pie of Creation
"Isn't Everything Amazing?" Pie of Creation

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!  

Basement jams are where great musical ideas manifest
Basement jams are where great musical ideas manifest

 In exchange for your pledge, we have some rad stuff you can get...


MUSIC

"Isn't Everything Amazing?" - Digital download and CD  

                                                                        Album art TBD!

Graphic Art in production
Graphic Art in production

"Eponymous Debut" EP - Our first and totally self made production


SHIRTS

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!


HATS

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!

Arterial Drive baseball cap
Arterial Drive baseball cap

POSTERS

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!

"Isn't Everything Amazing?" poster signed by the band!
"Isn't Everything Amazing?" poster signed by the band!

 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!

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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.

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    Get our self produced debut EP!! A 6 track CD.

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    All of the above, plus your choice of Arterial Drive t-shirt!

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    The ultimate merch bundle!

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    The Perfect Gift

    AD will write and record an original acoustic song about the subject of your choosing along with a personalized video message and handwritten lyrics of the song.

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    Campfire Jam

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    Pull up a camp chair... or a stump... and listen to Arterial Drive perform in their natural environment. "By the Fire"... under the stars... IPA at our feet. We will directly message you to agree on the time and location. It will most likely be close to Billings. Bring your 'mallows and a stick!

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    Party at your place with AD

    We will drive to your place (within 200 miles of Billings), set up wherever you'd like and play for you and your friends/family. We will perform a two hour set and mingle with the people at set breaks! We will provide our own lodging and travel expenses. We will make your party one to remember!

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    Lunch with the Band

    Includes you and 3 guests (4 people).
    Join us for Billings' best patio lunch at Brewpub downtown.
    We got your bill covered!

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