About this project
CUSSES LP 2 BAZAAR
A 'cuss' is defined as "a rascal, a tormented animal or person." We want to embrace the rascal within all of us. We want to learn how to grow through life together with a movement of music to help guide and console! We love our community and enjoy bringing magic to it. We feel that this is a great way for us to be apart of something we believe in. We want to touch the world with Cusses. We want the whole world to know it's okay to be a 'cuss.' That it is okay to love rock-n-roll and embrace each other through these moments. We are all CUSSES!
We are a DIY, three-piece rock band rising out of Savannah, Georgia. Since day one we have done everything ourselves. For our debut album we had no help from any record label. The three of us worked hard in the daily grind, knocking down doors, and getting our music out to some of you and into any independent record stores that would have us. It has been hard and our pockets are now dry but with that being said, we still want to move forward and get our music to the world. This is your chance to experience the band and have individualized memories to go with this chapter. Become a part of the band and our record label.
We have a goal of $35,000. This will just cover the recording costs, tracking, mixing, producing, printing, making our next videos for LP2, and the rewards that come with this. We definitely hope to raise more than this!
Anything we make beyond will go into promotions, and getting our music to the rest of the world. It will take our music on the road and cover all of touring costs! We are limitless!
We love being involved in our community and love bringing music and art to this area as much as possible. We have been lucky enough to help locals in Savannah facilitate successful festivals. We love to focus on the children, the artists, musicians, and anyone willing to do something for someone else. If we are successful in our fundraising, we will be putting on another one of these festivals for our album release show! Something you will be able to attend! :)
THIS IS WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO ///Producer//Studio Time//Mixing//Mastering//License Fees//Duplication & Artwork//Printing & Pressing //Press//Travel//Video production//Artists Fees//Prize Supplies//
We love the old rock-n-roll tradition of going into the studio and coming out weeks later with a honest record, true to us as a band. So many bands record at home (which is great) but we want to revel in the ritual of rock-n-roll. Nothing loaded with protools and post edit tricks. We plan on carrying that tradition on with our new LP2.
The first video from our debut album is a good look at us in the studio and on stage. This is "WORST ENEMY"
We have a heavy hand in all aspects of our creations especially our videos. Here is our second video off our debut album "DON'T GIVE IN". For LP2 we want to carry this tradition on but we need your help. One of our prizes allows a couple individuals to be along side of us while we make the new video for "VISITOR" off LP2. You can learn everything that you would like to know and be as involved as you'd like to be!
MEET OUR TEAM
DAN HANNON is our producer on the first recording and he will join us for LP2. He makes us better musicians.
BILLY HUME We are excited to work with Billy as our mixer on LP2.
EYES ON THE PRIZE
You get the new LP in 180 gram Vinyl - Digital Download - and CD form months before the release or before anyone else!
LIMITED EDITION MATHEUS LOPES SHIRT in GIRLS and BOYS cuts
CUSTOM RACE HELMETS
We design the CUSSES race helmet together. So you have a one of a kind LP2 helmet inspired by the album.
LIMITED SCREEN PRINT POSTER
Katie Campbell will be wowing us again with her skills for our next limited edition screen printed poster. Here is one she has done for us in the past!
Handmade by our friend and amazing local artist, Irene McCollam.
LASER CUT CUSTOM SKATEBOARD
Our friend Wes Batts will make you a limited edition laser cut CUSSES board similar to this one below.
RARE FENDER STRATOCASTER
Obtain the guitar that is featured on LP1 & LP2 included in one of the pledges.
JOIN US at ECHO MOUNTAIN STUDIO in Asheville, NC while we track. Great studio, great staff, and great town to experience.
Savannah Release Party Dinner & Tickets to the Show
Join us at our favorite restaurant in Savannah THE SPARETIME for a prefix dinner before the show. Afterwards we will all stroll down together to the venue.
Listening Party & Cookout.
Join us for a special listening party while we cook up some food for you. (We actually have some pretty decent cooking skills too!)
Lots more prizes so please take a look!
***PLEASE NOTE REWARD #17 INCLUDES AN ORIGINAL CLAYTON WALSH HOODIE! ****
Thank you for sharing this experience with us! We are excited to move forward together. We truly appreciate your interest and support in this world we call CUSSES!
Check this: http://kickingitforward.org
Risks and challenges
No risks, just challenges!! Though Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing medium after all, so if we can't reach $35,000 then we are back to square one. But we will keep working hard, keep making music, and hope to raise the money at a later date or another way (not a bank robbing way, don't worry:)!
The project schedule is already charted out, the budget is calculated, the studio awaits, and the record presses are ready and willing for when the record is recorded. Provided we meet our goal we'll be on track to finish the recording and deliver vinyl records and all the other wonderful gifts to backers right at the start of 2014.
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