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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers need your help to record their debut EP

***UPDATE: Thank you all SO much for helping us reach our goal - BEFORE our deadline hit!! It is amazing and inspiring to have your support. Please know, that despite having reached our goal we appreciate ANY further pledges. Monies beyond the $10,000 will go toward pressing cd, perhaps vinyl (we hope!), possibly extra songs... possibilities are endless. Thank you for continuing to believe in this project and telling everyone you know about it!!!***

Hi! We're the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers from Eagle Rock, CA. We've been around since 2010 playing traditional gospel songs in our practice space (aka “garage”), at house parties, and at some of the best LA venues. We began mixing in original songs that we’ve written in the past 8 months. Now we're ready to record a 5 song EP, but we need your help to raise $10,000 for the recording process. We're also excited to have some great rewards to give to our backers!

Our music is a mix of gospel/indie rock/folk/blues and we infuse the spirit of joy and frustration and pleading and celebration into it, just like the gospel music of the past. We're excited to get our original songs out into the world, in the proper format.

We've found an amazing producer to work with, Kevin Augunas, who's worked with really great bands like the Cold War Kids and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, awesome bands that we look up to, and we're really excited about the prospect of working with him to record an album analog style.

Recording to tape will give us that warm vintage sound that is super vital to the style of music that we’ve worked so hard to emulate. The money we hope to raise here on Kickstarter would help us cover the costs of   

  • paying our producer   
  • getting studio time  
  • buying the analog tape   
  • mixing the recordings   
  • mastering the final product

We need your help to continue this project that we are dreaming about. We either reach our goal here or we don’t get anything so if you like what you see, and you’re excited about this project like we are, please back this project. Thank you SO much for hearing us out. Please know that any donation helps. Plus, we have some really special items to share with you, our backers and partners on this that you can read about on the right.

To hear more of our music visit soundcloud.com/eaglerockgospelsingers and to keep in touch (we hope you do!) 'Like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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    A digital download of the ep single - sure to be a hit!

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    A digital download of the full EP - take our blood, sweat and tears (and joy and harmonies!) and listen wherever you'd like!

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    66 backers

    A digital download of the whole ep plus a special zine with lyrics, song meanings, folk art and more will be mailed to you! Basically you'll be reading our personal diary.

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    All of the above plus an Eagle Rock Gospel Singers tote bag to carry all your cool stuff in. Walk into that bookstore/record shop/Farmer's Market like a boss.

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    All of the above plus a personalized thank you video and a special mp3 download showing the history of one of our original songs. From the earliest introduction at band practice to the stage of one of our shows, hear how a song evolves.

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    All of the above plus a copy of the physical EP in a customized and unique case that you can treasure forever. Sequins, feathers, strips of leather - you never know what our creative minds will come up with!

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    All of the above plus a picnic with select band members! We'll bring picnic-appropriate food and meet you at a local park for some hang time. Ask us about dreams, hear us read some poems, or just stare at us awkwardly. It's all good! We might even bring an acoustic guitar for a jam sesh. (Limited to the Southern California region)

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    Digital download of the full EP, zine, tote bag, thank you video, History of a Song mp3, customized package of the physical EP, and a 2 hour photo session with band member and photographer Kim Garcia (http://ohhellocreative.com/) Family photos/headshots/fashion shoot - it's your time to shine in front of the camera!

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    YOU ARE AMAZING. Digital download of the full EP, zine, tote bag, thank you video, History of a Song mp3, customized package of the physical EP, and a private acoustic concert in your backyard/living room/storage unit/etc (limited to Southern California area) - don't worry, if the cops get called on us we have really sweet smiles.

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    YOU ARE THE BEST. Digital download of the full EP, zine, tote bag, thank you video, History of a Song mp3, customized package of the physical EP, and the Eagle Rock Gospel Singers will write an original gospel song for you and perform it to you at either a private concert for you or via Skype. You've inspired us.

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