DESMADRE is a 4(sometimes 5)-piece band based in Santa Cruz, California. We are recording a full length album with Comprehensive Records in Santa Cruz, putting together a Press Kit, and developing more merchandise this fall.
DESMADRE is a progressive funk/rock band complete with a groovin' rhythm section that make even the squarest of stiffs wanna shake their rumps, dueling guitars that melt the frostiest of faces, and soulful harmonies that capture the hearts and souls of the writhing masses. The band is comprised of Erik Oatman (Guitar,Vocals), Mikey Whalen (Drums, Vocals), Shahya Khodadadio (Guitar, Vocals), and Zachary Scotton (Bass).
Below is our 3 track EP released on August 11th, 2013, available for free download on our Soundcloud. Please listen and share if you like it!
Deep in the Congo:
We have 9 other tasty tunes we are going to put into the album including the above 3. Once recorded, we plan to make 250 professional Desmadre Press Kits that we can send out to key interest points to help promote and get us more shows around first California, then the country.
Mikey Whalen and Erik Oatman and currently working on a new series of designs that will be featured hand-printed shirts and stickers that will be released with this album.
Below is the previous t-shirt that funded our current demo design and printed by Erik Oatman.
"While these are no longer available, our next line of shirts will be of the same quality. I'm a man of my word." - Erik Oatman
What your donations will be going towards:
- Dozens of hours recording, mixing, and mastering in the studio.
- Printing and packaging of albums and press kits.
- Filming and producing live performances and music video.
- Materials and manufacturing for merchandise including stickers, clothing, and posters.
If you want to keep up with us over the next few months as this Kickstarter progresses and we begin working on the new album and merchandise, check out our Facebook page from time to time.
If you've made it this far thank you for giving us your time and attention. Your contribution would mean a lot to us, but if not, just keep listening and sharing our music with your friends if you like it.
Shahya, Zach, Erik, and Mikey
Risks and challenges
Desmadre's been recording demos and performing multiple albums' worth of original material over the last year, and we're confident in our music and our ability as producers. Recording requires long hours operating around our various work schedules, however there's no doubt we can and will record a full-length album that will satisfy our backers and future listeners if we reach our funding goal.
So far funding has been our biggest challenge(hence this kickstarter). In order for this project to be as fully effective as it can be, we're putting equal emphasis to the music, merchandise, and circulation of our creative product.
We view this project as not just the creation of an album, but as an important step in an ongoing effort to get more radio airtime, contact more venues, and ultimately find new listeners that need our music so badly, they don't even know it yet.
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