We are Crook & The Bluff, we play psychedelic western blues and we're chomping at the bit to record our debut album. Over the last year we have written and performed a collection of songs that we are exceptionally proud of. Our goal is to find the best method of recording the wall of sound that has come to define our live performances.
The American West provides the backdrop for tales of lust, love, murder and greed; inspired by the striking and desolate landscapes of the Southern Utah deserts.
What is our plan?
Once the Kickstarter has finished we look to get into the studio as soon as possible. We have a few studios/producers in mind and are working to schedule studio time in July or August. Once tracking, mixing and mastering is finished it is off to the CD press. Here is the breakdown of costs:
- Studio time and mixing - $2000
- Mastering - $500
- CD, packaging, download codes etc - $1500
- Rewards, incentives, merch etc - $1000
- Kickstarter and processing fees - $500
Stretch Goal - $7000
If we reach $7000, the plan is to do a limited pressing of vinyl.We will give anyone that donated $50 or more the option to change their reward to an LP.
Live at Granary Row. Video credit Jeremiah Roth
A Huge Thank You To
Eric Fisher for filming and editing the video plus so much more. This wouldn't be possible without his fantastic work. We love you Eric.
Seth Cook for running the sound and being the best grip ever. And his fake cocktail skills: movie magic. Giraffula rules!!
The poolside harem; Stephanie, Mia and Joy. You make us quiver with desire.
Elana, the silver tongued siren. Hat's off.
Kaci @ Bar Deluxe- biggest sweetheart we know.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk for us would be missing the funding goal. If we don't meet our goal the record isn't funded. The only other risk is releasing the album in a timely matter. We want to find the best producer that can perfectly capture our sound and that can take time. November is our target for release, that may change, but the record will be recorded. That is a guarantee.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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