On April 15th, 2013 I will turn 30. To celebrate I'm releasing as much music as I can this year. I've had the pleasure of working with some amazing people over the years and as a thank you to them I'd like to put out the fruits of our labors. It's been a long emotional and ultimately rewarding journey. To put this into perspective I wrote the opening bass riff to the first song on Dancing On Our Graves in 1997 when I was 14. I finished that album in late 2012. Over 15 YEARS had passed in my life. I released a solo album in 2005 and have been hard at work writing, recording, and mixing a ton of music for a band I started name Green Lights since then. 8 years later I have 2 albums, an EP, and a lot of bonus material in the can. Again I owe a lot to the people I worked with and they will all be credited in the final product. In order to get this out the albums need to be mastered, pressed, and shipped. To give you an idea it's over $5000 to press vinyl, over $3000 for tape, mastering, plus digital distribution, Kickstarter fees, and over $2000 to ship to everyone. The budget is as tight as could be to still offer nice incentives. I'm really excited with what's being offered in the Kickstarter campaign so here are some details:
My first solo album released in 2005. Doing this album helped shape what became Green Lights.
A Day in the Afterlife
Niko the Therapist
I'll Fly Away
In My Life
On the Beach
DANCING ON OUR GRAVES
Eclectic chaotic not quite concept album 7 years in the making. A lot of different musicians played on this one. Various styles. Broad in scope.
Welcome to My Summer
Who Can Say What Love Is?
Move to Mars
Break Me in Two
Dancing on Our Graves
Primarily acoustic singer songwriter album with songs by Dave Jenks, Drew Verardo, and myself with electronic and sampling elements.
Song to Sing
Distant the Faction
Big Man, Big Heart
Push Me Around
April to September
Love Is Your Friend
An EP done throughout the sessions for both albums
Black Hole in My Brain
A Black Wind Blows Through You
Pot Kettle Black
A Tale of the Reconnaissance of the Black Hills Territories
A collection of abstract instrumentals made during the fall of 2010
Orphans I-L (1-50)
I'm finalizing the tracklist for the bonus b-sides, demos, and live materials but here are some of the other songs being included:
Demos and live versions of tracks from Dancing On Our Graves
Demos and live versions of tracks from Songnos
I Can't Go On Without You
Who Can Say What Love Is (acoustic)
Black Crush (demo)
Black Shoes (demo)
Alabama Skies (demo)
A Little More (demo)
We Are Here
Dreaming of You (demo)
We Burn Our Dead (demo)
I'll be including a short film on the making of Dancing On Our Graves and Songnos including studio footage, interviews, and track breakdowns from Dave, Drew, anyone else I can talk to before release with interviews from myself as well.
I look forward to working hard over the coming months to bring you as much music as is possible. THANKS!
Risks and challenges
Some of the challenges I'll face are the sheer volume of material presented and getting that to everyone in a timely manner. I plan on many late nights to get this done and complete to assure that everyone is happy with the finished works.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter under @robah and I will answer any questions or concerns about the project.
DELUXE DIGITAL: Companion albums to Sleeper Hit, Dancing On Our Graves, Songnos, and Noir including b-sides, live songs, an instrumental album named Orphans, and demos. Over 100 tracks in all in MP3 format.
SUPER DELUXE DIGITAL: Everything offered above plus digital booklet with extra artwork in PDF format. Also digital photos of live shows and behind the scenes pics. A personalized thank you via email or snail mail. Your choice.
CDS AND STICKER PACKAGE: Everything above plus limited pressing of Dancing On Our Graves, Songnos, and Noir EP in CD-R format in jewel cases with 2-panel insert. Autographed by me on request. Includes a sticker and personal thank you letter.
DELUXE VINYL PACKAGE: Green Lights T-Shirt in S, M, L, or XL. Limited Edition Dancing On Our Graves vinyl signed and numbered with a poster of the album cover. Limited Edition Songnos vinyl signed and numbered with a poster of the album cover plus signed handwritten lyrics of the song of your choice and all digital content offered above with personal thank you letter.
HOUSE SHOW: everything offered at $500 with a 2 hour solo acoustic show at your house where audio will be recorded and a digital version will made available to you. Shows must scheduled within one year of the completion of the Kickstarter campaign and are subject to my availability. Travel and accommodations must be provided for anywhere further than 3 hours from Mobile, AL. I'll take dumb pics with you and your friends. Sign whatever you want. I'll also do (reasonable ie: has to be able to be done acoustic) song requests in advance.
I WILL PRODUCE AN ACOUSTIC SONG FOR YOU OR YOUR BAND: Are you a musician? Have a band? I love working with other people. Let's record a song together. I'll bring my small recording setup and a couple of mics and we'll nail something out in a few hours. Recording and acoustic house show must be scheduled on the same day. Recording time and show must be scheduled within one year of the completion of the Kickstarter campaign and are subject to my availability. Must be willing to pay additional travel and accommodations if further than 3 hours from Mobile, AL. Includes everything offered at $2000.