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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a shipping address and description of what you'd like.
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