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Catch Wild is an original Pop/Rock band from NJ with an alternative edge. They are planning to record their debut album in August 2011.
Catch Wild is an original Pop/Rock band from NJ with an alternative edge. They are planning to record their debut album in August 2011.
45 backers pledged $4,921 to help bring this project to life.

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CATCH WILD is recording their OFFICIAL debut EP! project video thumbnail
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   May 2011 marks exactly one year since we played The Gramercy Theater in NYC for a Vh1 Save the Music band contest!  The venue was packed with about 1,000 screaming fans, friends and family.  It was only our 3rd show together as a band, and the excitement in the air was palpable. It was one of the best nights of our lives, and physical proof that IF YOU CAN DREAM SOMETHING, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT.

   Since that night, we have been working our butts off writing and rehearsing, booking and playing gigs and recording demos.....FINALLY, we are proud to announce that we are ready to show the world what we have been working on and record our first official album.

   By the way, listen closely because all the music being played in the background of the video are pre-production demos we recorded of the songs that are going to be on the album!!

   Check out CatchWild.com for updates on the recording process, photos, videos, and other cool stuff.

What is an EP?
   An EP is a shorter album consisting of 3-7 songs.  It is typically recorded as a first album for a new band or in between full-lengths by established bands.  We will be recording 6 songs at Big Blue Meenie Recording Studios in Jersey City, NJ.  Over 30 Gold or Platinum records have been recorded at Big Blue from bands like INXS, Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Helmet, and The Bouncing Souls.

Where does all that money go?

   The process of recording will be $5,000 for this project.  That will include about 10-12 days of tracking and mixing.  After that, the songs must be mastered.  We send the mixed recording out to a separate mastering house, and they work their magic to make the record sound totally polished.  Mastering usually goes for $500 - $1000 for a project like ours.  Not done yet!  We have to get artwork done, design the CD label and jacket and then get them pressed!  That runs about $1,000.  We would also then put the songs up online on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc.  Add it up.  It takes a lot of work and a lot of money to make a music project come to fruition.  Thank you so much for your continued support!

What happens after the recording is complete?

   We get the BUZZ going!  We hire a booking agent and manager, send the record to blogs, magazines, radio stations and agencies, play more gigs, go on tour.

Rewards for your pledge

   On the right side of this screen you will find the REWARDS breakdown.  Catch Wild would like to give back what we can in return for your generosity and support.

The KICKSTARTER Party

   In the REWARDS section, you will see that we are offering “tickets to the party”.   We are planning a party to celebrate the success of our fundraiser and as a BIG FAT thank you to YOU! (provided we make it to our goal!)  The party will be in Jersey City at a hip art gallery with a performance space.  We will be offering beer, Prometheus Springs cocktails, raffles and giveaways, as well as a full CATCH WILD performance followed by a DJ.  If you donate $20 or more, you will automatically receive entry to this exclusive party via your name on a guest list.

International backers, please add:

- $2 to your pledge of $10 and up

- $5 to your pledge of $20 and up

- $10 to your pledge of $100 and up

- $20 to your pledge of $250 and up to cover shipping!

THANK YOU FOR MAKING CATCH WILD'S OFFICIAL DEBUT EP AN ALBUM TO REMEMBER!!

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    Advance digital and signed CD copy of the album / We’ll give you a shout out on Twitter! / Catch Wild sticker

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    1 ticket to the party / Catch Wild sticker and t-shirt / Advance digital and signed CD copy of the album, and and extra CD copy

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    Thank You on liner notes / 2 tickets to the party/ Catch Wild t-shirt and sticker / Advance digital and signed CD copy of the album, and 2 more CDs to give to your friends

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    Signed and framed press photo of the band / Thank you on liner notes / 4 tickets to the party / Catch Wild t-shirt and sticker / Advance digital and signed CD copy of the album, and 3 more CDs to give to your friends

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    Handwritten original copy of song lyrics from Jessica’s personal journal – signed and framed / Signed and framed press photo of the band / thank you on liner notes / 4 tickets to the party / Catch Wild t-shirt and sticker / Advance digital and signed physical copy of the album, and 3 more CDs to give to your friends

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    Cover song of your choice at a show you attend dedicated to you plus 2 free tickets to that show / Signed and framed press photo of the band / thank you on liner notes / 4 tickets to the party / Catch Wild t-shirt and sticker / Advance digital and signed CD copy of the album, and 4 more CDs to give to your friends

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    Executive Producer credit on the album / Hang out in the studio with the band for one day of tracking / Signed and framed press photo of the band / 4 tickets to the party / Catch Wild t-shirt and sticker / Advance digital and signed CD copy of the album, and 5 more CDs to give to your friends

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    1 hour acoustic set at a location of your choice including a cover song of your choice / Executive Producer credit on the album / Handwritten original copy of song lyrics from Jessica’s personal journal – signed and framed / Signed and framed press photo of the band / 4 tickets to the party / Catch Wild t-shirt and sticker / Advance digital and signed CD copy of the album, and 10 more CDs to give to your friends

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    45-minute full band set OR 1 1/2 hour acoustic set at a location of your choice including a cover song of your choice / Executive Producer credit on the album / Handwritten original copy of song lyrics from Jessica’s personal journal – signed and framed / Framed and autographed press photo of the band / 4 tickets to the party / Catch Wild t-shirt and sticker / Advance digital and signed CD copy of the album, and 15 more CDs to give to your friends!!

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Funding period

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