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I need your help to finish my tenth solo record. Musically it sounds like the type of album I would write... honest and efficient. Pop hits, really. Read more

Portland, OR Indie Rock
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I need your help to finish my tenth solo record. Musically it sounds like the type of album I would write... honest and efficient. Pop hits, really.

Portland, OR Indie Rock
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Here I am, nearing the end of production on my 10th solo record, Won Over Frequency, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that I will be releasing this record without label support. This is not worrisome, as I have been doing so since 1996, but the reason I'm coming to you for help is this: after the advancements I made with my last album, "Home," in regards to production value, I can't stand the idea of regressing and putting out an inferior sounding record. I think I can safely say that every solo record I've made sounds better than the one before it, and this one should be no different.

To date I've spent $3860 out of pocket. I've put together a bare-bones budget that will allow me to finish my new full-length album for far less than a major label record but without sacrificing any quality. Your donations will pay for a little bit of equipment, a little bit of musicianship, a little bit of studio rental time, and a lot of professional mixing and mastering. I have cut every other corner that I can: engineering most of the tracking sessions myself, editing everything before it reaches mixing, paying my musicians with burritos and false promises of fame and fortune.

This album will be completed and released to the public just before my east coast tour that starts in September (myspace.com/gavincastleton for dates). Every dollar over my Funding Goal goes towards feeding my musicians and publicizing this new record. If you'd like to help me avoid the hefty 8-10% deduction Amazon and Kickstarter take out of your donations, consider paypal-ing the money directly to gavin@gavincastleton.com with a shipping address and description of what you'd like.

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    15 backers

    Pledges of $7 or more will receive my new album, Won Over Frequency, in high quality digital format before it will be available to the public.

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    32 backers

    Pledges of $10 or more will receive Won Over Frequency in physical format (signed by Lumas if requested).

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    18 backers

    Pledges of $15 or more will receive a physical copy of Won Over Frequency (signed by Lumas if requested), a Gavin Castleton sticker, and a limited edition Won Over Frequency print.

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    33 backers Limited (67 left of 100)

    Pledges of $20 or more will receive a physical copy of Won Over Frequency (signed by Lumas if requested), a limited edition Won Over Frequency print, a Gavin Castleton sticker, and a portion of Lumas' homeopathic locks.

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    Pledges of $25 or more will receive a physical copy of the album (signed by Lumas if requested), a limited edition Won Over Frequency print, a Gavin Castleton sticker, and a "I helped Gavin Castleton finish his album and all I got was this crappy T-shirt" T-shirt.

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    I will call your ex and convince them to reconsider. Or, if you're really over it, I will call them and detail for them exactly how far you've come since the breakup.
    In either case, I will record the conversation and send it to you with a physical copy of Won Over Frequency.

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    10 backers

    Pledges of $80 will receive physical copies of my 9 previously published solo recordings and a physical copy of Won Over Frequency.

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    A pledge of $200 gets you the ultimate collaboration: your lyrics + my sultry voice and grammy-winning music production = the gift of a lifetime. I will send you (and only you) a custom made hit song featuring your horrible lyrics.

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    For the one who pledges $480, you will receive one 14 year old arthritic Doberman/German Shepherd canine under the condition that you provide him with one hip-replacement surgery and airfare to your residence.

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