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'Locked Doors', a new album by Gatlin Elms

Hello!  Over the last 2 years we have been patiently at work on 'Locked Doors' our new album with our friend and producer, Matt Kidd (Slow Meadow).  It is a collection of 11 songs that we feel are the most honest representations of music and art that we have had the joy to create as musicians.  'Locked Doors' is an album dealing with the concepts of life, death, time, and the constant presence of God in all things.  Throughout the past 5 years we have experienced many joys and tragedies and this is an album born out of those seasons. 

A mock up of the 12" vinyl of Locked Doors.
A mock up of the 12" vinyl of Locked Doors.

You may or may not know, but in 2013 I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma.  To kick off being 23 years old, I went through a major surgery, a pretty rough recovery period, and then immediately following that, I started a year's worth of chemotherapy to rid my body of any remaining cancer cells lurking around inside me.  But thanks to a powerful and loving God, a strong community, a stronger wife, and a highly experienced and qualified team of doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, I have been cancer free for over 4 years! Shortly after we started recording this album, our drummer’s (Tigh's) daughter, Emmy, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We have been able to walk beside the Holmstrom's through this season and are looking forward to Emmy finishing chemotherapy and ringing her bell in January 2019!

We wrote, recorded, and stewed on many of these songs during these seasons and that's why these songs are so deeply personal to us and the time and effort we have put into them reflects the deep connections that we have to them.  We are excited to release this album and partner with all of you who have come alongside us in this journey from near or far. We can't wait for you to hear 'Locked Doors'!

Recording drums/bass live in Gatlin's house during the beginning phases of the record.
Recording drums/bass live in Gatlin's house during the beginning phases of the record.

With your help, our goal is to raise $12,500 in 30 days from September 18th - October 18th.  Although we have already funded the recording process of 'Locked Doors' we have realized that we will need help to get the album mixed, mastered, and released over the remainder of 2018. After we reach our goal it will take a few months to finish mixing, mastering and getting the album prepared for release. Locked Doors will release in February 2019.

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How else can you help?! (We're glad you asked!)

Help us spread the word about 'Locked Doors'!  We have always been an independent band who doesn't have the resources of a label to help with promotion so every tweet, post, fave, like, email, text message, shout from the rooftop, and message in a bottle (please don't litter) we get is to our advantage, so tell your friends, family, co-workers, and mailman.

And outside of spreading the word, we've put together a series of products and different packages for you guys. When we went into this project, we thought "what kinda stuff would we want..." so we put together some stuff we know you'll love. We've got a 180g vinyl, a t-shirt, coffee mug and screen print poster. 

The t-shirt on washed black cotton.
The t-shirt on washed black cotton.
The mug to fill with one of our favorite things on the earth.
The mug to fill with one of our favorite things on the earth.
The poster screen printed on 11x17 - available in the "Locked Doors Bundle."
The poster screen printed on 11x17 - available in the "Locked Doors Bundle."

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 For more, for updates and to join us on social media - follow us on.. 

  • Spotify and Apple Music (Gatlin Elms)
  • Instagram (@gatlinelms)
  • Facebook Page (Gatlin Elms)

Thank you for listening to and supporting our music over the years!

-Gatlin Elms

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges that may push back the release of the album, are issues with mixing, mastering, and issues that may come up with manufacturing or shipping of the products that we have to order to fulfill the rewards associated with the Kickstarter campaign.

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    I just want to help!

    For anyone who just wants to give towards helping us finish and release Locked Doors!

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    Digital Album

    You'll receive the digital album 2 weeks before the official release of Locked Doors.

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    CD

    You'll get a CD copy of Locked Doors + the digital album.

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    Coffee Mug + CD

    You'll receive our first ever coffee mug with artwork from Locked Doors, includes CD and digital album.

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    Vinyl + CD

    Receive the vinyl of Locked Doors + the CD and digital album.

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    T-Shirt + CD

    Receive a T-Shirt Designed for the album as well as the CD and digital album.

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    2 T-Shirts + CD

    Get two t-shirts + the CD and digital album.

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    Vinyl + T-Shirt

    Receive a vinyl of Locked Doors and a T-Shirt + a CD and digital album.

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    Vinyl + 2 T-Shirts

    Receive the Vinyl from the album and 2 T-Shirts + a CD and digital album.

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    Locked Doors Bundle

    Get a Vinyl, T-Shirt, CD, the digital album, an exclusive limited edition poster, coffee mug, and exclusive demos and b-sides from the album.

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    • Demos & B-Sides
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    Handwritten Lyrics / Custom Artwork

    After the album is released and you get a feel for what songs are your favorite, you let me know. We'll get you some handwritten lyrics from one of the songs on the album with custom artwork by my wife, Blake Elms.

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    1 Hour Skype Call

    Let's talk about the album. We'll set up a time to Skype and talk about the album with you!

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    Songwriting Session

    Gatlin would love to sit down with you in person or via Skype if you're not in the Houston area and help you write or finish a song that you are working on.

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    Acoustic House Show

    (Excluding cost of travel outside of the Greater Houston Area.) Gatlin and a few of the guys will come play an acoustic house show for you in your living room, backyard, coffee shop or church.

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    Full Band Concert

    (Excludes cost of travel outside of the Greater Houston Area.) The band and I will come and play a concert at your venue, business, home, coffee shop, bar, etc..

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Funding period

- (30 days)