What's up everyone!
We recently recorded the final, sixteenth track on our upcoming full-length album. The time to release is finally here. The only problem is... we can't afford to package it on our own!
We have chosen to go the independent route so that our creativity is not clouded by the judgment of anyone we don't trust and associate ourselves with. The downside to this path is initial expense. We pay out-of-pocket for studio-time and cd packaging. The moment we broke out the champagne to celebrate the album's completion, we also broke our bank accounts.... In other words... we need your help!
Professional packaging alongside an iTunes release gives us the image that is necessary to succeed in the music industry today. We want the cd's to look as good as they sound.
The money we raise in contributions/donations will fully fund our first run of professionally packaged CDs and Vinyls.
We designed and printed a limited edition, 18x24" poster that will be signed by all of the band members and sent out as a reward for contributors that spend $50 or more on the Exclusive Poster/Album Promo. Anyone who spends $50 can expect a signed, limited edition poster, a signed copy of the new full-length album upon its release, a Haster sticker pack, wristband, and bottle opener.
If we reach our goal of $5,000 we will release a BRAND NEW song for FREE only to those that contribute.
HASTER is made up of five hard-working, normal individuals. We have jobs, families, school and other obligations, yet we tirelessly press onward to achieve our goals. We love the music we create and are blown away daily by fan reactions. I cannot stress enough how appreciative we are of your constant support. It is hard work keeping this thing going... but every day we are empowered and motivated by you guys. We hope to bring you the music you love, and the high-quality products you deserve for many years to come.
Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter. To those that contribute - we are in your debt. It means the world to us and will literally keep us going.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at:
Risks and challenges
Completion of this project poses a number of stressful factors. The packaging for the album will be taken care of - but our ability to release it the right way, alongside music videos, new photo shoots, video updates, and a new website, will remain up to us. The five of us take on each and every aspect of HASTER's public image ourselves - website design, merchandise design/stocking, social media interaction, email responses... and the list goes on - we do it all ourselves.
Completing this project creates new responsibilities. Producing a music video is not easy and is a huge time commitment... but we are in the process of getting it done now. Posting video updates, much like the one used in this Kickstarter, take time to shoot... and a lot more time to edit. Designing our new website has literally taken well over a month to do... but we keep trucking it. We continually surprise ourselves at the amount of time we can spend on this thing. But that is the point - we are committed. We try to make every day as productive as possible. That is the main thing for us... making sure that we walk away from every practice feeling better; staying on top of our social media interaction; and loving the music we make. We can't wait to send this record your way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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