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An album you can bring home to mom.
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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:

Grave Robbin':

Schizo Pacifico:

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.

Desmadre sticker
Desmadre sticker

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

Previous Desmadre t-shirt currently out of print
Previous Desmadre t-shirt currently out of print

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.

Cheers,

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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    ETERNAL GRATITUDE
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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    - Backer will receive a Digital Copy of the full-length album + a personal Thank You email from the band.

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    HARD COPY
    - Backer will receive a hard copy of the full-length album complete with lyrics, album artwork, and bonus tracks.

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    HAND-PRINTED ALBUM (Signed, Limited Edition of 100)
    - Backer will receive a hard copy of the full-length album complete with lyrics, album artwork, and bonus tracks. + Live Tracks and Desmadre Stickers.

    + Backer will be listed in our credentials

    + Backer will receive a personal Thank You email from the band

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    PRESS KIT PLUS
    - Backer will receive the Desmadre Press Kit complete with a hard copy of the album + artwork + bonus tracks + Live tracks and Live DVD performances and music video + Desmadre T-Shirt(comes in all sizes and colors)

    + Backer will be listed in our credentials

    + Backer will receive a personal Thank You email from the band + phone call if desired

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    "THE WHOLE ENCHILADA"
    - Backers will receive everything listed above + the entire creative output of Desmadre from 2012-2013 (unreleased demos, acoustics, covers) including access to pre-releases of any future Desmadre music.

    + Autographed, glossy glamour shots of each band member

    + Desmadre T-Shirt (comes in all sizes and most colors)

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    - A secret gift you don't wanna miss! (only 20 available) **Limited to California Residents Only**

    + Everything listed above and a special little thank you song over the phone!

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    NAME A SONG, ANY SONG!
    - In addition to everything listed above, Desmadre will cover and record any song you desire and email it to you.

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    PICK A PLACE, ANY PLACE! - Desmadre will come play a show just for you including a cover song of your choice! We'll play (nearly) anywhere: backyards, living rooms, weddings, divorces, you name it! Shahya will also record and email a personal Thank You song to you. This of course comes with every reward listed above, hand-delivered upon our performance.

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Funding period

- (30 days)