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Our sophomore album, Shadow of a Drought, will be released worldwide on         July 15th, 2016.
Our sophomore album, Shadow of a Drought, will be released worldwide on         July 15th, 2016.
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We're Fialta! On August 5th, we plan to release our second album, Shadow of a Drought, an energetic, earnest pop record - our own little opus about life in the 21st Century. This new Fialta album has been 2+ years in the making. We would love to invite you to get involved in finalizing production, marketing, and launch by pledging to our Kickstarter campaign by April 30th! With your help, we already met our minimum goal! Now, every additional dollar pledged will be invested directly into creating, producing, and releasing more music!

 VIDEO UPDATE // 4.17

 NEW STRETCH GOAL // 350 Unique Backers

We have a new pipe dream - but one that is actually attainable with your help! If our pre-order continues to thrive in the next two weeks, Fialta has a realistic chance of charting on some important, national indie music charts! This could really give Shadow of a Drought the momentum it needs to make a big splash across the country this summer! You can help by pledging $15 or more for a digital album + (new EP included!) or by sharing this campaign with those you think might be interested.

Thank you SO MUCH for all you are doing out there to support and spread the word about Fialta and Shadow of a Drought. You guys are the best!!! And if you haven't already done so, check out the video above for a report on how each Kickstarter dollar is being carefully invested to launch Shadow of a Drought into the world!

STRETCH GOAL REACHED // $10k 

We're blown away by your support already -- you've gotten us to our first stretch goal of $10,000! This enables us to finish the production and mastering of 5 more songs. 

As a THANK YOU, every backer who pledges $15 dollars or more will also get a digital copy of a new 5-SONG EP! That makes a total of 17 new Fialta songs. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your support and encouragement so far, and for spreading the news! You mean the world to us.

*Preview our new Kickstarter Exclusive Single below and get a download of the entire song with every pledge over $5.* (If on mobile, scroll to the bottom to listen.)

 BACKGROUND // OUR STORY 

This album, every word on it, every melody, every gang vocal, every strum of the ukulele, and every nifty new synth tone - it all means something special to us. It is the sound of us reaching out to you, our family and friends and fans, to say, Listen: we feel it. Life can be hard. Life can be baffling. Life can be dreary. But life isn’t always what it seems: there is darkness and fear, but there is love, too. And joy. And beauty. And amazement. And inspiration. And a hell of a lot of fun. And sometimes, you just have to dance your legs off until you remember what it is to be fully alive! At it's heart, that is what this record is all about. 

As four individual songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists, we started Fialta as a way to support each other in arranging and recording our musical ideas. For us, writing and recording music goes beyond anything you could simply classify as a hobby. We are deeply passionate about the creative process and can attest to how formative it has been for our marriages and friendships (yup, we're two married couples)!   

In 2013, we released our debut album, Summer Winter, and we were overwhelmed with the support and enthusiasm it received. In addition to touring the West Coast, we have heard our songs featured in major tv shows like Parenthood, A to Z, Awkward, & About a Boy, as well as commercials for Kmart, Chipotle, Microsoft and more. These placements helped us pay for the costs of our last album. Now, we're hoping to take our next record to this level and beyond!

OUR PURPOSE // OUR ALBUM 

Over the past two years, we've been writing, arranging, and recording our new album, Shadow of a Drought. At first, that title was just one of many puns we came up with while driving back from the Bay Area one weekend. We laughed about it at the time, but then, we couldn’t get the image out of our heads. It had weight to it. Eventually, it showed up in a song lyric. And then, we named the album. 

Here’s the backstory: California's been in a crushing drought these last few years, and it has cast a bit of a shadow over how people view life and their futures here. We’ve had friends lose jobs. Wells have gone dry. Orchards have been left for dead. Vineyards are thirsty. But the metaphor is bigger than an environmental message. “Drought” is symbolic of so many things: a creative or spiritual void, poverty, a lack of hope. Our purpose with Shadow of a Drought is to take on all these themes in the way Fialta does best: with irony, energy, and sun-drenched melodies.

OUR MISSION // YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS

We are tremendously grateful to create art together and share it with YOU, and we need your help to finish the production and promotion of this new record. Recording and releasing an album comes with a whole slew of line item expenses that are typically covered by a record label -- but we're doing this entirely independently! We've already managed to fund ourselves 50% of the way, but we need your help to reach the remaining 50%.

By pledging today, you are helping us make this dream a reality! In addition to the direct rewards you'll be getting, your contributions will be going towards: 

  • Finalizing album artwork 
  • Ordering physical albums in bulk
  • Worldwide PR & radio campaign
  • Photography
  • Merchandise (like t-shirts and tank-tops)
  • Producing professional music videos
  • Hosting an album release show
  • Touring + associated travel expenses
  • Mixing and Mastering of BONUS songs

Any amount you choose to pledge is so appreciated. From $1 to anything more, we are truly so thankful for your consideration and contribution! 

WHERE YOU COME IN

You can support the Shadow of a Drought Album pressing and release by pledging to our project. In return, you’ll receive the incentive package of your choice as a special thank you! And every pledge above $15 will also include an additional digital copy of a new 5-song EP! 

PLEDGES + REWARDS

$1 pledge = Tip Jar
$5 pledge = Kickstarter Exclusive Single (sent when campaign ends)
$15 pledge = Digital download of our new album + our first album

-----Fialta's Favorites--------
$20 pledge = CD (signed optional) + digital album + our first album
$35 pledge = 1 t-shirt or tank top + 1 CD + 1 digital album
$45 pledge = Personal, handwritten lyrics + unique Polaroid + CD
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$65 pledge = 1 t-shirt or tank + handwritten lyrics + Polaroid + CD
$70 pledge = 2 t-shirt or tank tops + 2 CDs
$75 pledge = 5 signed copies of our new album + 5 digital albums
$100 pledge 1 t-shirt or tank top + 5 signed albums for friends

-----Unique Experiences------

$350 pledge = Private acoustic house show (1.5 hr) + 5 signed albums
$1,000 pledge = Full band performance (1.5hr) + 5 signed albums + more

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LIMITED RUN: Unisex American Apparel - Tank Top (Teal)  or  T-Shirt (Slate)

 Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL /// Tank / T-Shirt Design Design Below

SCHEDULE // PROJECT TIMELINE

April 2016
Launch Kickstarter
Shoot music video
Finalize artwork

May 2016
Send out Kickstarter Exclusive Single 
Launch PR + radio campaign

June 2016
Release album single + music video
Album Preview Party

July 2016
Ship early Kickstarter rewards + downloads

Aug 2016
Release album worldwide
Select tour dates

Sep 2016
Album release show
Select tour dates

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD! 

Below are songs from our 2013 releaseSummer Winter

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE SINGLE - PREVIEW

Risks and challenges

We want to create amazing recordings to share with you for years to come. The more support we receive from our backers, the more we'll be able to really invest in putting everything we can behind this new album.

Your contribution is an investment in Fialta’s capacity to refine our art, create a stronger impact, and inspire others to find their true passions as we have found ours.

By believing in each other, we will see the world evolve. Let's do it together!

Gratefully yours - Beth, David, Mike, and Sarah // Fialta

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    DIGITAL ALBUM
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    DIGITAL ALBUM [NEW FAN SPECIAL]
    A digital download of our new album two weeks before our official release date, plus we'll throw in a digital download of our first album, Summer Winter. Our full catalogue of 24 songs!

    **And if we've reached our stretch goal of $10k by April 30th you'll get a FREE 5-SONG BONUS EP.**

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    DIGITAL ALBUM [NEW FAN SPECIAL 2]
    A digital download of our new album two weeks before our official release date, plus we'll throw in a digital download of our first album, Summer Winter. Our full catalogue of 24 songs!

    **And because we've hit our stretch goal, this bundle includes a digital 5-song EP that will arrive just in time for the holidays!**

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    One physical album, signed by request.

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    CD + DIGITAL ALBUM [NEW FAN SPECIAL]
    One physical copy of Shadow of a Drought, signed by request, and one physical copy of our first album, Summer Winter. You will officially own our catalogue. High five!

    **And if we've reached our stretch goal of $10k by April 30th you'll get a FREE 5-SONG BONUS EP.**

    ALSO INCLUDES: one digital download of the album two weeks before release, one digital download of our first album, and a download of the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

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    CD + DIGITAL ALBUM [NEW FAN SPECIAL]
    One physical copy of Shadow of a Drought, signed by request, and one physical copy of our first album, Summer Winter. You will officially own our catalogue. High five!

    **And because we've hit our stretch goal, this bundle includes a digital 5-song EP that will arrive just in time for the holidays!**

    ALSO INCLUDES: one digital download of the album two weeks before release, one digital download of our first album, and a download of the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

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    T-SHIRT OR TANK + CD
    One incredibly comfortable, high quality Fialta t-shirt or tank top and one physical album, signed by request.

    ALSO INCLUDES: one digital download of the album two weeks before release, and a download of the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

    SHIRT OPTIONS: Unisex American Apparel T-Shirt (Slate Gray) or Tank Top (Teal). Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
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    2 CD'S + DIGITAL ALBUM
    Two physical albums, signed by request.

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    VIP ALBUM PREVIEW PARTY - 1 Ticket (21+ ONLY) + CD
    Thursday, June 23rd @8pm

    Come to an intimate, exclusive listening party in San Luis Obispo (only 40 spots)! Sip fine craft beverages, listen and dance along to our new album, hear acoustic performances, and learn the stories behind the making of each song. We promise it will be a night to remember! Includes a signed copy of the album.

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    FIALTA CARE PACKAGE DELUXE
    Personal, handwritten lyrics + One-of-a-kind Polaroid + CD + 1 T-shirt or Tank

    Let us know what your favorite Fialta song is and we'll personally write out the lyrics on cool paper. Plus we'll send you a unique Polaroid "postcard" of the band in our hometown!

    ALSO INCLUDES: Digital album two weeks early, and the Kickstarter Exclusive Single after the campaign ends. PLUS you'll get a 5-song BONUS EP if we've hit our $10k stretch goal.

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    2 T-SHIRTS OR TANKS + 2 CDS
    Two incredibly comfortable, high quality Fialta t-shirt or tank top and two physical albums, signed by request.

    ALSO INCLUDES: one digital download of the album two weeks before release, and a download of the Kickstarter Exclusive Single. PLUS you'll get a 5-song BONUS EP this fall!

    SHIRT OPTIONS: Unisex American Apparel T-Shirt (Slate Gray) or Tank Top (Teal). Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
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    5 PHYSICAL ALBUMS

    Get five copies of our new CD (signed by request). Maybe you just really love Fialta and want to stock up on your Christmas/Hannukah gifts early? Whatever your reasons, we're super grateful for the support!

    ALSO INCLUDES: one digital album two weeks before the official release date and the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

    Note: This package does not include the album preview party.

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    VIP ALBUM PREVIEW PARTY - 2 Tickets (21+ ONLY) + CD
    Thursday, June 23rd @8pm

    Come to an intimate, exclusive listening party in San Luis Obispo and bring a guest!! Sip fine craft beverages, listen and dance along to our new album, hear acoustic performances, and learn the stories behind the making of each song. We promise it will be a night to remember! Includes two signed copies of the album.

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    T-SHIRT OR TANK + 5 CDs
    One incredibly comfortable, high quality Fialta t-shirt or tank top and five physical albums (signed by request) to share with friends or family.

    ALSO INCLUDES: one digital album two weeks before release, and a download of the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

    Note: This package does not include the album preview party.

    SHIRT OPTIONS: Unisex American Apparel T-Shirt (Slate Gray) or Tank Top (Teal). Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
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    GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR
    *MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE 4/10.*

    We'll include a special acknowledgment to you in our album credits/liner notes, letting the world know you helped us bring this project into the world. You'll be joining the annals of history, or at the very least the Library of Congress where our album will be filed ;)

    ALSO INCLUDES: 1 t-shirt or tank top, two spots to our exclusive album preview party in San Luis Obispo on June 23rd, five copies of the CD (signed by request), one digital download of the album two weeks before release, and the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

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    PICK A COVER
    You pick a song you want us to cover and we'll record it live in our studio and send you the digital copy!

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    PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR - LIMITED
    *MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE 4/10.*

    We'll include a special acknowledgment for you in our album credits/liner notes, letting everyone know that you helped us bring this project into the world. Trumpets will sound. History. Will. Be. Made.

    ALSO INCLUDES: 1 t-shirt or tank top, two spots to our exclusive album preview party in San Luis Obispo on June 23rd, five copies of the CD (signed by request), one digital download of the album two weeks before release, and the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

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    PRIVATE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE*
    We’ll come perform A 1.5hr acoustic set at your home or business.* Invite your friends or employees or clients!

    ALSO INCLUDES: 1 t-shirt or tank top, two spots to our exclusive album preview party in San Luis Obispo on June 23rd, five copies of the CD (signed by request), one digital download of the album two weeks before release, and the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

    *Date subject to availability. MUST BE WITHIN 50 MILES of SAN LUIS OBISPO.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SPONSOR
    *MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE 4/10.*

    You'll be highlighted as the Executive Producer of Shadow of a Drought! We'll include a special acknowledgment in our album credits/liner notes and at our VIP listening party. We'll shower you with hugs, kisses, high fives, thumbs-up, and maybe as much lifetime gratitude as we can muster.

    ALSO INCLUDES: 1 t-shirt or tank top, two spots to our exclusive album preview party in San Luis Obispo on June 23rd, five copies of the CD (signed by request), one digital download of the album two weeks before release, and the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

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    A SONG WRITTEN FOR YOU
    STUDIO RECORDING

    Or for someone you love. You can give us a theme, lyric ideas, or just let us run wild. We will pour our heart into it. We love writing songs, so this is a reward we are really excited about. Perfect for weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, or random occasions. Includes a super high-quality MP3.

    ALSO INCLUDES: 1 t-shirt or tank top, two spots to our exclusive album preview party in San Luis Obispo on June 23rd, two CDs (signed by request), one digital download of the album two weeks before release, and the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

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    FULL BAND PERFORMANCE*
    Book us for for your special event, wedding, etc. and we'll bring the whole band and sound system for a 1.5-hr set.

    ALSO INCLUDES: 1 t-shirt or tank top, two spots to our exclusive album preview party in San Luis Obispo on June 23rd, five copies of the CD (signed by request), one digital download of the album two weeks before release, and the Kickstarter Exclusive Single.

    *Date subject to availability. Travel costs are additional, but we will travel anywhere within California.

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Funding period

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