Those of you who have been following along already know that 2012 brought enormous change for us. There were so many ‘firsts’ for us last year that we can hardly count them. On the music side, we self-recorded and produced the first Eisley record since the early EP's. We are so excited our new album, titled CURRENTS, will be released MAY 28TH, 2013! Pre-Order our new record here.One the personal side, four of Eisley's five members just had the blessing of welcoming beautiful children into the world.
Amidst these crazy-incredible changes in our lives, we
also want you to know that our musical
careers aren’t slowing down one bit. We
want to release our new record, do a ton of touring with some of our (and your)
favorite bands, and bring our live show’s to a new level while simultaneously
bringing that show to new faces all over the world.
Eisley has dedicated the last 15 years (over half of most
of our lives) to you, the fans – giving you 4 full-length albums, 10 EP’s, and over
23 full-length tours covering a huge part of the world. Let us explain what we have planned for our future, and why we made this kickstarter.
We have ambitious plans for touring in 2013 and
beyond. We expect this upcoming album to be our most successful record yet, and
we want to be able to play in front of every single person that will to listen
to us. This includes all of our fans in the U.S., as well satisfying relentless
requests for us to play for our fans overseas. Specifically, we will be supporting Say Anything on their Rarities Tour this Summer (See dates). But,
this is going to be more difficult than ever, since we not only have to support
ourselves on these tours, but we have four
beautiful new mouths to feed, safely transport, and care for. This means we
no longer have the luxury of being able to suck it up, hop in a 15-passenger
van and have a care-free, fun time with you
all on the road. Our future, which we want to spend with you, requires the use
of safer, but more expensive means of transportation.
Most of these costs fall directly on us, Eisley’s band
members. We adore spending time on the road with you guys, meeting our amazing
fans, as well as spending years of our lives creating music for you. That’s why
we want your help to make sure that we can tour on this album as much, and to as many places as possible! This project will help fund all of our touring efforts for our upcoming album, until our next record is released.
Eisley has grown to be known for our honest, and
impactful shows. We have had a long-growing desire to progress our live shows
to a level beyond what our fans expect. For years we have been told stories of people
being deeply affected by our live shows. But – simply speaking – we want to
heighten that experience to new levels. And it can cost a significant amount
of money to accomplish these goals, which we hope will affect you, the fans, directly and intimately. The money from this project will go, first and foremost, to funding the tours that we have planned for this album cycle - If we receive pledges beyond our goal, they will help us expand our live shows and rule way more.
This project isn’t just
about us. Our team and us have spent countless hours coming up with really
unique rewards that you’ll receive for pledging to our cause. We are a unique
band, with unique fans – and you deserve the best we’ve got! Here’s the some of
the stuff we’ve come up with, and why you want it.
[ONLINE SHOW] For $1, you can have access to a private, live acoustic show that we will perform online, just
for you and the other people who pledge. In this show, we will be
playing the entirety of our first album Room
Noises from start to finish. After the show, we will be sticking around to
answer your questions in a live chat. Hang out with us. NOTE: You will also get this reward if you back ANY other reward!
[POLAROID] This is an opportunity for us to share a unique little piece of our lives with you. We will take a completely original polaroid of us, our lives, or something that inspires us. The band will sign this polaroid, and mail it to you. These are bound to get fun and creative. Hopefully this can be another small piece of our lives that we can share with you.
[KICKSTARTER EP] We are putting together an exclusive Kickstarter EP. This EP will be a collection of 3-4 unreleased recordings, just for our backers. These songs wont be available anywhere else.
[BACKER-ONLY SHIRT] Exclusive shirt by us & our art director. We're working on the specific design for the shirt now. We are pretty sure you wont be disappointed!
[BACK-ONLY CARDIGAN] Again, this is an exclusive cardigan. So, you can only get it by backing this project. We think it'll be awesome. Final designs to come.
[PAST DEMOS] We've had tons of songs that we have loved in the past - some of these songs made in onto our albums, and for various reasons, some didn't. This is a chance to hear some of those songs that didn't get to see the light of day (until now), and to hear how some of your favorite songs were birthed into this world. It's a unique opportunity to see how these creations began their lives, and how they transformed into the songs you have grown to love. Will be distributed digitally after the project is finished.
[HANDWRITTEN LYRIC SHEETS] Handwritten & and
signed lyric sheets from your favorite Eisley song, written by the author/s of
the song. These should look sweet framed.
[GUEST LIST] We think this will be a great opportunity to get to know each other on a personal level. Here's what this will look like: Your name (+1 guest) will be put on our guest list. You will be able to get in and watch our sound check, and after that we will hangout, you can grab a free shirt, and if we're able, we'll go get coffee together. Of course, then we'll bring you back with us to see our show! We expect this to be a great time. We look forward to seeing you!
[COVERS] Pretty simple - we'll record a cover of any song that you want us to. We love revisiting amazing works by other artists, and we think you will too. We're interested to see what songs you pick!
[HOUSE SHOW] We love you, and will come to your house and play an acoustic show for you and whoever you wish to invite. We'll hang out, play our set, and making an evening out of this that we will both remember. We'll talk with out about finding a date that works for both of us (if possible, we'll schedule this when we're on tour through your town).
[CUSTOM LAROSE GUITAR] This one is amazing. You will get a custom art guitar from Larose. This is a hand-built guitar, made with the utmost care and attention, with intricate hand draw artwork by Sherri DuPree-Bemis, and Chauntelle D'Agostino. Check out below to see more details on this deal.
Some of the stuff you might want to see first:
MORE ABOUT THE ART GUITAR
So, this art guitar - we think - is positively awesome. Larose Guitars has been making amazing handmade and custom instruments for decades now. Eisley has played Larose guitars almost exclusively for years now, so we can personally attest to the amazing skill and craftsmanship that goes into making these instruments. Each of these guitars will have unique hand-drawn artwork by Eisley's members Sherri Bemis, Chauntelle D'Agostino, and Stacy King covering practically the entire guitar. All of the guitars will be hand signed by the entire band, and the art + signatures will be sealed under a finish that preserves the art. These guitars are beautiful, but make no mistake that they are built to be PLAYED. As such, they should play exceptionally well, and sound just as good as they look. These are worth every penny, in our opinions, and will likely only grow in value. We're only making 10 of these babies.
The particular model we are offering is the LaRose "Classic Jazz" model. This guitar is based from the guitar that Sherri Bemis has played live for many years (you can sneak a few shots of it in our video above). All of the artwork will be unique to each guitar, so no two guitars will be exactly alike. Here are some technical specs on the guitar:
There you have it. We
can’t wait to get back on the road and see every one of your faces on tour. We
thank you in advanced for all of the loving support that you guys give, as well
as your contributions.
FOR ANY/ALL QUESTIONS, INQUIRIES, OR CONCERNS, MESSAGE US HERE ON KICKSTARTER, OR EMAIL US DIRECTLY AT KickstartEisley@Gmail.com
Risks and challenges
With our grueling schedules, and busy lives, we will work our hardest to deliver all of our quality pledges on time, and as described. We have over a decade of experience in the business, and a team of talented individuals to assist us in the execution of this project. We are confident in our abilities to handle a project of this magnitude, and will be working sedulously to make this a pleasant and smooth experience for everyone.
If you want to pledge for multiple rewards via one pledge, you can add up and pledge the totals of the rewards that you want to pledge to (include shipping, if applicable). Once you pledge the sum of all of the rewards you wish to pledge to, you can send us a message that specifies which rewards you pledged for. We will also be able to send out a survey when the project is completed, to verify that we have the correct reward information. Thank you!
Not always. Each reward only includes the reward you have selected in your pledge (unless otherwise noted in the reward description). HOWEVER, all reward levels will include the $1 Online Show! So, if you back any other rewards, you will get this show also. See above question in the FAQ about pledging for multiple rewards.
[ONLINE SHOW] You will have access to a private, live acoustic show that we will perform on Stageit.com, just for you (well, and the other people who pledged). In this show, we will be playing the entirety of our first album Room Noises from start to finish. After the show, we will be sticking around to answer your questions in a live chat.
[A ONE-OF-A-KIND SIGNED POLAROID] These will all be completely original. Some may be pictures of ourselves, together, individually, or some of our funnest days on tour. These are bound to get creative. Each will be signed and dated by the band.
NEW: [Online Shows for All Albums] Now you can see our live online acoustic shows for all of our albums (including our new album Currents, after May 28th). For these shows, we will play each of our albums, from front to back, in order. Each of these shows will be scheduled on different days. After each show, we will stick around to answer questions about each album!
[EXCLUSIVE BACKER-ONLY T-SHIRT]. This shirt will be co-designed by Eisley, and our Art Director, Boyd DuPree. These shirts will be made, and never sold again after this project. (Sizes Small – XXL) INCLUDES "KICKSTARTER EP"
NEW: [Signed Polaroid + Limited Edition Art Print]
This reward will include a one-of-a-kind polaroid that will be signed and dated by the band, as well a limited edition 8"x11" high quality art print drawn by Sherri DuPree Bemis. The art print will be a special drawing just for our backers, which will never be sold again.
[Digital Download of past unreleased demos from the band]. These are the original home recordings of some of your favorite songs, and songs that were never released. This is a great opportunity to hear the decades worth of ideas that were in our heads, but we never let out, and to hear how some of your favorite songs were originally born.
NEW: [Voicemail Greeting] We will record a custom voicemail greeting for you! You can tell us what you want us to say (or we can make something up), and we will record it for you and send you a high-quality MP3 of it. You can use it as your voicemail, or whatever you want. ---- You will Also get our t-shirt, and access to our online shows for all of our albums.
NEW: [Limited Edition Signed Lithograph + T-Shirt + Polaroid] You will get an project exclusive signed lithograph, our exclusive project t-shirt, and a one-of-a-kind polaroid signed & dated by the band.
NEW: [Limited Edition Art + T-Shirt + Polaroid] You will get a limited edition, 8"x11" high quality art print by Sherri DuPree Bemis that will be exclusive to this project. With it, you will also get our project t-shirt, and our signed one-of-a-kind polaroid.
NEW: [Past Demos + EP + ALL Online Acoustic Shows] With this package will get our Past Demos, the Kickstarter EP, as well as access to all four of our online acoustic shows! We send you each of these items as they are available.
NEW: [Signed Lithograph + T-Shirt + Polaroid + Past Demos + Kickstarter EP] You will get our signed exclusive lithograph, our exclusive project t-shirt, one-of-a-kind signed & dated polaroid, + our past demos AND the Kickstarter EP. (Note. We will send out the Demos/EP as soon as they are available.)
NEW: [Limited Edition Art + T-Shirt + Polaroid + Past Demos + Kickstarter EP] You will get a limited edition, 8"x11" high quality art print by Sherri Bemis that will be exclusive to this project, our project t-shirt, a one-of-a-kind signed & dated polaroid, + our past demos AND the Kickstarter EP. (We will send out the Demos/EP as soon as they are available)
NEW: [Signed Lithograph + Cardigan + Polaroid + Past Demos + Kickstarter EP] You will get our signed exclusive lithograph, our exclusive project cardigan, one-of-a-kind signed & dated polaroid, + our past demos AND the Kickstarter EP. (We will send out the Demos/EP as soon as they are available)
NEW: [Skype Chat with the band + Demos + EP + Lyric Sheets] We can Skype you, talk about anything you want for about 15-20 minutes. We can talk about music, or whatever is going on in your life. You will also get a hand written lyric sheet of your favorite Eisley song, written & signed by the author of the song, as well as our Past Demos, and Kickstarter EP rewards.
NEW: [Hand Drawn Original Artwork by Sherri DuPree Bemis] You will get an original (not a print) 9x12 piece of high-quality art that will be hand drawn by Sherri Bemis. With this you will also get the exclusive t-shirt, past demos, and EP.
NEW: [Drum Lessons with Weston DuPree] A one hour drum lesson from our drummer, Weston. He's a gnarly drummer, and he will teach you his drumming ways. You will also get your project t-shirt, our Past Demos, and the Kickstarter EP. Must arrange your own travel & accommodations.
NEW: [Bass lessons with Garron DuPree] A one hour bass lesson with our bassist, Garron. He will teach you his techniques and approaches to playing bass. You will also get your project t-shirt, our Past Demos, and the Kickstarter EP. Must arrange your own travel & accommodations.
[YOUR NAME ON OUR GUEST LIST]. With this reward, you will get tickets to our show for free, get in early to see our sound check + have a meet & greet with us afterwards, and pick out a free shirt. We'll hang out, and grab coffee before the show if we're able! This should be a great chance for us to get to know eachother (Valid only on Headlining tours. Not redeemable on support/opening tours)
NEW: [We cover any song you want + everything from all lower rewards] We will cover any song that you choose just for you, PLUS we will give you everything in every reward below this. Includes: cover song, all online shows, polaroid, EP, Lithograph, Art Print, T-shirt, Cardigan, Voicemail greeting, Past Demos, Handwritten Lyric Sheet, Skype chat with the band, Original Sherri Art, and your name on our guest list. --- Note: You can have access to bass or drum lessons (or both), if you want them, but must provide your own travel & and accommodations.
[HOUSE SHOW]. You get the idea. We come chill with you for the evening, play an acoustic show for you and whomever else you invite. We’ll schedule a date that works for both of us. Lets spend our lives together. (Continental US house shows only).
[LaRose "Classic Jazz" Art Guitar, with art done by Eisley]. These guitar's will be the Larose "Classic Jazz" model (see article for more details), and will have custom, hand drawn art work on the guitar, signed by all band members, and sealed under a beautiful finish. These 100% handmade guitars will be works of art worthy to by hung in a glass case, but built with the tone and craftsmanship that will last a lifetime of serious use.