Hello friends! We're Black Tie Stereo, an indie pop/rock band from Scranton, PA.
(Yes, like The Office. We play the theme song at our shows, lol)
We've been on this path for four years and there are zero signs of stopping. We each come from a unique background in music. At some point you may have seen us in wedding bands, orchestras, jazz bands, and even musicals (yep, we were the pit band for Mamma Mia! recently). Making the decision to really (like REALLY) commit to the band and a music career happened recently. It's exciting! It's scary! It's lots of things!!
Once we made that decision we found ourselves asking, well— what's next? The answer to that question could be
- A) What happens naturally OR
- B) Let's take a calculated shot at entering the ring in this music world
"Entering the ring" per se is not the scary part. The scary part is the four of us standing together staring into the abyss that is the uncertain future. It's definitely less scary because there are FOUR of us, but it'd be even less if you'd figuratively stand with us, too.
Here is a BRAND NEW SONG that will show you we mean business! Hit play and read on to learn how this song came to be. It's a musical proof of concept!
Sweet home (away from home), Chicago...
In trying to tap into our FULL potential as a band, we've come up with some really awesome brand new music that's unlike anything we've put out so far. Enter super cool Chicago - based producer/engineer Marc McClusky (Weezer, Motion City Soundtrack, Sia, so many other awesome people). Seriously, check him out here.
Marc's lending his expertise to record and produce these brand new songs with us. We know this is a great fit, since he just got done mixing and adding additional production to our most recent single, "Somebody Like You."
We initially produced it ourselves, but Marc gave it exactly what it needed. We're pumped about it, and we hope you are too.
PROJECT GOALS & REWARDS:
After experiencing the process of working on one song with Marc, we were convinced we found the right person to record our new songs. All of the support we raise through this project will go directly to the recording process.
If we surpass a few stretch goals, we'd be able to launch an aggressive marketing plan to market ourselves and our new music to a brand new group of people. Who knows, we may be able to pursue an all-original-music endeavor (Can you say "tour"?)....
The most important thing to us is to make the best sounding recordings of our life, but this project can only happen if we meet a minimum goal of $3,000!
Kickstarter is an "ALL OR NOTHING" platform, so if we raise $2,999 dollars by the end of the campaign, NO ONE gets charged and NO new music is made. THAT'S NO GOOD!
At the $3,000 level, we can start by recording THREE SONGS with Marc again and everyone who backs the project will get the reward package they chose. If you're unfamiliar with how Kickstarter works, click here and read all about it.
**Please Note: CDs will be printed ONLY if we reach the $5,000 stretch goal**
REWARD PACKAGES INCLUDE:
- Black Tie Stereo T-Shirts (in Your Choice of Size)
- Black Tie Stereo Coffee Mugs
- AUTOGRAPHED CDs
- Early Listening Party Guest List Spots
- Album Release Party Guest List Spots
- AUTOGRAPHED Gig-Used Drumheads
- Black Tie Stereo Stickers
- Private Shows
- LIMITED EDITION - "Somebody Like You" Cover Art Print [By: Dave Watt-@davewattrules]
- Your Name Printed in the Album Liner Notes
- ...AND MUCH MORE!
Check out the full list of rewards along the right hand side of the project!
REWARD PACKAGE DISCLAIMERS:
Please reach out if you have any questions!
- CDs will NOT be pressed unless we reach our $5,000 stretch goal
- T-Shirts are available in your choice of size from Small to 3X-Large
- The Listening Party/Album Release events will be scheduled in 2019 (ideally)
- The Custom Song will be delivered by December 2019
- Black Tie Stereo retains all rights to the song written for the custom song bundles
PLEASE NOTE - Reward bundles include ONLY items listed in the reward outline. Backer is solely responsible for ALL additional costs associated with reward; including, but not limited to:
- Travel Costs to Scranton, PA
- Anything NOT Expressly Outlined in Reward
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
ANY type of support helps - not just monetarily. That support can be sharing this project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and anywhere to spread the word.
Heck, even come out to see a show!
Please feel free to listen to our current music on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Amazon Music. If you like what you hear so far, we're gonna make more of it, we promise!
Thanks for all of your unwavering support and we can't wait to share EVERYTHING with you.
See You In Chicago!
- Stephen, Aaron, Jesse, and George
Risks and challenges
As with all products, there could be production delays. However, BTS will keep everyone updated throughout the entire process.
We're hoping for enough support to allow us to release as MUCH new music as possible, exactly the way we envision it. We're so proud of these songs and can't wait to share them with the world!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (37 days)