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Chicago, IL Music
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This project's funding goal was not reached on April 10, 2011.

Trying to raise money to record new material, and release a few vinyl.

Chicago, IL Music
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After I finished recording the songs for the debut album, I started on demoing new material.  Unfortunately, the laptop I used to record the last album was just barely able to handle running the software I need, and now it no longer does that. In order for me to continue write and record, and even play live, I'm going to need a new laptop. Having a new Mac would not only help me finish recording, but also improve the sound quality, which was the most common complaint about my debut album.

The new album will consist of more live recordings instead electronic samples. There will be a live drummer, while having several guest guitar and bass players. The songs will be longer, move more, and have a more authentic feel overall. After recording the songs, I'll pick two to put on a 7" vinyl, and as many as I can fit onto a 12" vinyl. Once I get the vinyl in, I'll start working on booking a tour through the states and Canada.

So what exactly do I plan on doing with the money? Well, I will be looking into buying a new MacBook Pro (or used, it depends). After I get that, I will be able to start finishing up the 20+ songs that I started, and use the rest of the money to press a limited edition 7" single, and a 12" full-length record. And of course, I will be recording fresh and personal songs, for the people who paid to receive one.

If you'd like to hear the music I made using nothing but a guitar, and this old laptop, that can be heard at http://billionsandbillions.bandcamp.com/. Here are also a few really cool fan-made videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Rv1VxQvrI - Ghost View - by Jack Lane

http://vimeo.com/18895347 - The Golden Gate to the Heavens and Stars - by newton; uses the song "A Shift In Orbit".

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  • You selected
    $3 reward

    5 backers

    Digital copy of the new full-length

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    4 backers

    All of the above + a signed limited edition 7" single.

  • You selected
    $20 reward

    4 backers

    All of the above + a signed 12" full-length.

  • You selected
    $35 reward

    2 backers

    All of the above + either a song written for you, or a remix of one of your songs (for musicians).

  • You selected
    $50 reward

    0 backers

    All of the above + a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing.

  • You selected
    $80 reward

    1 backer

    All of the above + a copy of the discontinued debut album, and the first demos for that album.

  • You selected
    $100 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    All of the above + a lock of my hair.

  • You selected
    $1,000 reward

    0 backers

    All of the above + a live performance for you, of a song written specifically for you, which will never be played again for anyone else.

Funding period

- (39 days)