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After 2 years, we've written and recorded a collection of songs that we're really proud of. Now we just need your help getting it out.
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Who We Are

Hey! We're Hemmingbirds, an indie rock band out of Chicago. For the last two years, we've been writing and recording our third album, Half a Second. The album's done. It's four tracks that we're very proud of, and we can't wait to share it with you.

The album's done! Well, actually...not completely done. 

We labored over arrangements and lyrics. We trimmed the song list down from eight to four. Tim and Yoo Soo tracked and mixed the entire record in their studio. Chicago Mastering put the final touches on it, and we commissioned artist Lora Fosberg to create some awesome artwork for the album cover.

How You Can Help

Now we need your help getting Half a Second out there to the world. We want to manufacture vinyl records and have the album available worldwide on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and all those digital distributors. We want CDs for those people who still love CDs. Did we mention we want to make music videos for our singles too?

With your help we can make all of that happen. Maybe you've never heard of us before and really dug our audio snippets and story. Or you're already a fan from listening to one of our last two albums or catching us at a show. Either way, we're at the final stage of this two-year process, and we're pretty pumped that you can make our project come to life.

Half a Second

What's Half a Second about? This album isn't necessarily a concept but more so a feeling.

The thing that freaks us out about life is how ephemeral it is. Have you ever found yourself at a bar with a friend, talking about how awesome it was that time you went camping that one summer, or took that road trip last fall? But then you realize that it wasn’t last year but actually three or four years ago. That sensation truly irks us. Life is fast, man. It’s hard to pin down the sensation of time passing, but we wanted to make an attempt in music form. These four songs capture snippets of life in fast-motion, remembered in bits and pieces, spliced together in memory like four distinct reels of tape.

However, despite how alarming that sensation might feel, above everything else, we tried to make this record as fun and exciting as possible. That camping trip or road trip, while a distant memory, still was a great time. We're huge fans of pop music. It's like the undeniably greasy goodness of cheese pizza in music form. And that's how we wanted the songs to feel: fun pop jams that you want to repeat as soon as it ends. 

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So that's where we are now. Thank you for reading, Kickstarter. There will be no encores. 

Risks and challenges

There is the possibility that vinyl and CDs may face the risk of production delays. However, we're set on working with the best manufacturers out there to ensure that everything will be turned around to you on schedule. If there are any issues, we'll work through those to make sure there's a reasonable new time table to have everything in your hands.

For music videos, there is always the risk of delays in production, direction, shooting, or editing. Thankfully for you (and painstakingly for us), we've been through a few videos that have seen the unfortunate life cycle of multiple directors and concepts. We were adamant on finishing those videos and have the experience now on what to expect and do when such challenges arise.

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