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Bain is back with a new album, furthering their groove-based, moody & silky vibes over an r&b/funk/sophisti-pop backdrop.
Bain is back with a new album, furthering their groove-based, moody & silky vibes over an r&b/funk/sophisti-pop backdrop.
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Newly Designed Merchandise (T-Shirts, Tank-Tops, Hoodies)
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Why are we here?

Hello, everyone: We are the R&B duo Bain (Davis Bain & Erick "Afrokeys" Anderson).  We are here in hopes that you would like to be a part of releasing our 2nd studio album entitled Around the Sun. We are very happy with this body of work we have created and are excited to share it with you!  Around The Sun will be released in January of 2019, but anyone who contributes to this Kickstarter will receive a digital download of the album before the release date!

Around The Sun is an album comprised of 9 songs ranging from uptempo, danceable, funky groove-based songs to downtempo, moody and melodic, acoustic flavored songs. It’s an exploration of emotion told through our unique style of R&B music. An album full of love, soul, and honesty. This album is a byproduct of a long lasting friendship and musical connection between myself (Davis) and Afrokeys. We have put our hearts and souls into this music over the past 4 years and we feel that it's the best representation, to date, of what we have accomplished together.  

LIMITED EDITION 180-GRAM VINYL - This is a piece of what we could accomplish together if fully funded!
LIMITED EDITION 180-GRAM VINYL - This is a piece of what we could accomplish together if fully funded!

We are truly independent artists.

We create music free of label support, working out of home studios and self-financing all our album expenses. We released our debut album, Love In Blue, right here on Kickstarter and were backed primarily by friends and family.  Since then, we have been blessed enough to be able to widen our audience and listenership through social media and a few awesome opportunities such as a Japan reissue of Love In Blue, TV/Film placements (The Gift, Mistresses) and a few glowing reviews by publications such as Wax Poetics saying this of our debut album "There is no choice but to surrender unconditionally to the dreamy sound world....like floating in the deep sea, like swimming over the clouds. It will be a masterpiece of the 2014 Quiet Storm."

Who helped make this album?

We were fortunate enough to be able to bring on a host of ultra-talented musicians to help us create this album. We definitely called upon our Minneapolis family and were even able to build new relationships with artists from NYC and Washington DC. Our latest single, "Summer" features legendary turntablist, DJ Rob Swift (The X-Ecutioners, Herbie Hancock) and luminary saxophonist, Walter Chancellor Jr.  (Prince, Chaka Khan). The musicians pictured below are absolutely amazing at what they do and we are honored and humbled to be surrounded by such an illustrious group. 

We have worked closely with mixing engineer, Joe Mabbott at The Hideaway Studios to get these songs sounding amazing!  As he did with our first album, Joe took our recordings and added warm analog goodness and depth.  Bruce Templeton of Microphonic Mastering lent his talents to the mastering of the album.  Sonically and musically, we couldn't be happier with the outcome of this record! 

What will the Kickstarter funds be used for?  

Well, we're glad you asked!  If this project is successfully funded we will be able to produce a run of physical copies (Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl and CDs). Also, we will be able to repay the debt we have accumulated along the way with the mixing, mastering, promotion, session musicians, and studio costs.  This allows us to keep creating music, which is our goal!  Along with raising our families, we feel that writing and producing music is what we were put on this earth to do. We have heard from many of our fans of the uplifting & healing powers they've experienced from listening to our music. We love that people are able to benefit from our art - it’s what makes it all worth it for us and lets us know that we are on the right path. We would like to keep those vibes flowing as often and as freely as possible. Supporting this project is a way to help us balance all of that and, hopefully, keep growing our listenership to the point that we can sustain our artistic endeavors.

It's all or nothing.

Thats right, we either reach our $12,000 goal or its a bust! (Meaning, you get your money back if the project isn't completely funded). CD's and Vinyl will not be produced if we are unable to meet our goal.  With that being said, we see nothing but success coming from this.  Our goal is realistic and we have some awesome rewards to offer our esteemed backers!

Risks and challenges

Thankfully, this isn't our first album or our first Kickstarter so we have a plan laid out and know how to deliver in a timely fashion. All of the creative work is already done and now our only risk is not getting fully funded. Without successful funding, this album will more than likely end up being solely a digital release. We know that many of our listeners prefer physical copies, so we'd love to make that happen for everyone!

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    THANK YOU

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    ADVANCED DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    Are you ready for new music? You’ll receive the advanced digital download of our new album (available only via this Kickstarter).

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    SIGNED CD IN HAND

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    BAIN T-SHIRT or TANK TOP

    If you'd like to represent, we have an extra comfy Bain t-shirt or tank top just for you!

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    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION VINYL LP

    You love vinyl? Well, so do we! We'll send you a signed VINYL LP of our new album.

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    BAIN MUSIC USB DRIVE

    Get a 1GB USB flash drive pre-loaded with Bain's entire catalog (FLAC & MP3 formats). Includes remixes from artists such as Nicolay & Moods.

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    T-SHIRT or TANK TOP + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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    SIGNED CD PACKAGE (2 ALBUMS)

    You'll receive signed CD's of "Around The Sun" as well as our debut album "Love In Blue".

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    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION VINYL LP + CD

    One of each? We'll send you a signed VINYL LP and CD of our new album.

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    SIGNED CD + BAIN T-SHIRT or TANK TOP

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    BAIN VINYL PACKAGE (2 LP's)

    You'll receive signed copies of both "Around The Sun" and our debut album "Love In Blue" on 180 Gram Limited Edition Vinyl. Psst -there aren't very many copies of our first album on vinyl left...

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    BAIN HOODIE

    We don't know where you live, but here, in Minneapolis it's cold! How about a nice & warm, extra comfy hoodie?

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    SIGNED VINYL + BAIN T-SHIRT or TANK TOP

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    SIGNED CD + BAIN HOODIE

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    SIGNED TEST PRESSING OF VINYL LP

    You'll receive a very limited edition signed copy of the original test pressing hot off the press! Only 3 of the 5 test pressings will be offered as rewards. The other 2 will be staying with us.

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    VINYL LOVER (PERSONAL COLLECTION)

    You love vinyl as much as I do! You'll receive signed copies of both "Around The Sun" and our debut album "Love In Blue" on 180 Gram Limited Edition Vinyl. Davis will also handpick a vinyl just for you from his personal collection!

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    BAIN MERCH PACKAGE + ADVANCED DOWNLOAD

    Freshly designed merchandise! With this reward, you'll receive a t-shirt/ tank top, hoodie, and the advanced digital download of our new album (available only on Kickstarter).

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    SIGNED VINYL + BAIN HOODIE

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRICS + SIGNED VINYL/CD

    Pick your favorite Bain song and Davis will personally write out the lyrics for you. You will also receive your choice of a signed Vinyl or CD.

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    BAIN MUSIC PACKAGE + "WALL OF THANKS"

    Would you like to share our music with your friends and family? We'd be honored! With this package, you'll receive a combination of 5 Vinyl or CDs. You can mix and match either Vinyl or CDs of our new album or our debut album. You will also get (2) t-shirt's/tank top's for good measure!

    Any pledges of $150 or above will have their names on our websites "Wall Of Thanks" page.

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    ALL THE GOODS + TICKETS TO RELEASE SHOW

    Do you want all of the goods? At this level, you will receive a signed vinyl, signed CD, t-shirt or tank top, and (2) tickets to our album release show in Minneapolis (To be announced at a later date).

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    ALL THE GOODS + TICKETS + THANK YOU VID

    You want all the goods and you also have the financial means to throw in some extra for the cause? At this level, you will receive a signed vinyl, signed CD, t-shirt or tank top, hoodie and (2) tickets to our album release show in Minneapolis (to be announced at a later date). We will also send you a personalized thank you video!

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    PATRON OF BAIN MUSIC + ALL THE GOODS

    You wholeheartedly support us and have the financial means to help sustain what we do! At this level, you will receive a signed vinyl, signed CD, t-shirt or tank top, hoodie, and (2) tickets to our album release show in Minneapolis (to be announced at a later date). We will also live stream a studio session or rehearsal just for you!

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    BAIN LIVE SHOW

    We will perform 2 sets of original music at your house or private venue with our full band - horn section included! (travel and lodging not included if required)

    Please check out this link if you'd like to hear the band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kG2OUV6qLo

    Email bain@bainmusic.com to discuss further details.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER +

    You believe in what we do and have the resources to help push this project into the world and to a wider audience. You will be credited as an Executive Producer on our new album. In addition, you will ALWAYS receive VIP treatment at any Bain performance. We will also take you and a guest out to dinner at our favorite upscale Minneapolis restaurant and toast to our partnership. Any of the other rewards that you'd like are yours.

    Email bain@bainmusic.com to discuss further details.

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