Hi, we’re a band from Seattle called Cock & Swan. We’ve been making music together for about ten years, starting with a 4 track tape recorder and gradually building up a real recording studio where we’ve recorded other bands like La Luz, Brad Dunn, Mike Dumovich, and Shana Cleveland & the Sandcastles.
We make analog-style, experimental pop music that’s been described as "polished dreaminess with an undercurrent of raw and weird."
So far, production and promotion has been handled on a strictly DIY basis, which has been both challenging and rewarding. We're proud to make this record available digitally. But we also believe Secret Angles is one of those special albums best suited for the vinyl format, so we're asking for your financial support to help make this physical release a reality.
The album is mastered and ready to be pressed, and all we need is the money to get started. All the funds from this Kickstarter project will go into the production costs of pressing the record, printing labels and jackets, and making other rewards for backers.
What do I get?
The rewards for anything at or above the $20 level will include a copy of the vinyl record plus a download and a CD (if you want one). Plus we are giving away some other cool stuff like t-shirts, more music by Cock & Swan, and even more additional music and merch from Hush Hush Records. We want to let you pre-order the LP and let us share more music along the way.
Update 10/7: We posted a new free EP for backers! "Shapes in the Sheen" is a re-imagining of songs by local Northwest artists, with instrumentals/backing vocals by Cock & Swan and new performances by the original artists. The link is up now in backers-only updates. You can preview the EP below:
Update 10/5: THANK YOU for getting us to our goal!
But it's not over yet! We're only pressing a limited number of records, so tell a friend and help us share this album with even more people in the future. Making more records = more fun stuff like an official vinyl release party! Plus we added new rewards so check em out.
Update 9/24: We posted a free EP called Moonchill for backers, you can download it now in the backers-only updates! Preview the full EP below:
NOTE: Secret Angles is available for download at the Hush Hush Bandcamp page, and you are welcome to listen/download it there for free while you wait for your Kickstarter rewards to arrive. We will also send all downloads via email when the campaign ends in October.
Note: the $40 shirt reward also includes the LP, even though it isn't in the description.
A lot of talented and generous people helped make this album special. Superhuman rock photographer Angel Ceballos did all the photography. Charlie Smith of Studio Nels (TMTS, Pollens, Katie Kate) helped mix the album and Adam Straney (Breakpoint Mastering) made it shine. Alex Ruder at Hush Hush/KEXP kindly accepted this mission and made things happen.
Now you can be a part of this project, too. Thank you for your time and support!
Risks and challenges
One thing that could take longer than expected is the vinyl production process.
The good news is that we have done this all before for "Unrecognize," which we self-released, so we are familiar with these particular challenges.
The mastered tracks and album art are 100% ready to go.
- (30 days)