A year and a half ago we came to you on our bruised knees...asking for your courage and your strength to endure the shameful task of supporting CHRISTEENE in making two new videos : "Bustin' Brown" and "African Mayonnaise". It worked. It worked so much so that an additional video, "Workin' on Grandma", was also produced. Because of you, this was all possible. The world rejoiced, the world cried, and the world became very hungry for more.
With all our stank heart and soul we are returning to your fields of green, this time standing on our own dirty feet, making a call to arms to all of you around the world who have been 'touched' by the creature that is CHRISTEENE.
It pleases us to no end to announce that the First Full Album is primed for its tight production and hard release into the world. Appropriately titled 'WASTE UP, KNEEZ DOWN' this self produced album chronicles CHRISTEENE's tumultuous life throughout the past 3 years, delving deep into the back rooms, bright lights, and burnt offerings of this talented nightmare.
Our mission now is to complete the album and release it to the world in April of 2012. This is where you, oh faithful followers, come in. With your contributions and your networking of this main event, CHRISTEENE and the Gang will be able to cover all costs needed to record, mix, master, design, produce, package and deliver WASTE UP, KNEEZ DOWN in the best and most deserved way possible to you and yours. Your contributions will also go towards funding the strongest foundation necessary to premiere the debut album here in Austin, Texas, and launch the CHRISTEENE machine into the world through self manufactured touring, merchandising and public relations. From day one we have DIY'ed ourselves with pride in the production of this collection of work. We aim to carry on in that spirit while finally being able to reward the work with much needed funding for the future.
CHRISTEENE has reached a very diverse audience and has caused much conversation to take place concerning gender roles, race, sexuality, celebrity, religion, morality and the movement of music through a new and dangerous conductor of energy and escapism. Our goal is to continue to challenge, entertain and force feed our growing audience with all we have to give.
Do stank dreams really come true? Indeed they do...with your help and generosity. We love you all, we salute your courage and shamelessness, and we look forward to seeing you sweat to the raw and infectious new sounds of CHRISTEENE.
CHRISTEENE, C-BABY, T-GRAVEL, JJ BOOYA, PJ RAVAL.
(Special thx OTIS IKE/photo, Drew Xanthopoulos/video, Ivete Lucas/editing)
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