****NEWSFLASH: PROJECT HAS FUNDED!**** (but your pre-orders/pledges still welcomed) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! THE ADVANCE-RELEASE ALBUM PRE-ORDER AND ALL THE EXCLUSIVE REWARDS TO THE RIGHT ARE STILL AVAILABLE HERE UNTIL APRIL 4TH AT 2PM. ALL ADDITIONAL MONIES OVER THE PROJECT GOAL WILL GO TOWARDS AN ADDITIONAL VIDEO FOR THE SONG "INTO THE DARK UNKNOWN," SEE THE UPDATES TAB FOR MORE DETAIL. THANK YOU!!! -HW ****END NEWSFLASH**** Hey everyone,
Pre-order and pledge fund my new album by April 4th, and you'll receive an advance copy this Summer well before it's Fall release. Read on!
After sharing free music all Winter long (and into the Spring!) with my email list, my facebook page and my twitter followers, I'm using Kickstarter to raise the final production budget. If you've enjoyed my stuff, now's the time to help me make the finished album. Back this project now!
Your pledge (of ANY amount) will 1. HELP ME reach my target! 2. GET YOU the fun and exclusive rewards listed to the right (including the finished album of course) and 3. SUPPORT NEW MUSIC that you want in your hands. You'll also be the first to have the music, even before it's public release date (yep, there'll be more than just what's already posted). The amount you give is not disclosed - and every amount helps. The deadline is April 4th. Will we succeed? Back the project NOW to make it happen!
Since Thanksgiving, "Winter Songs" has logged over 5000 unique plays and 1800 downloads [UPDATE: As of March 21 we are approaching 11,000 plays and 2700 downloads], which is great. If you're not familiar with my Winter Songs, many of these songs will be on this album and are a great preview: holcombewaller.bandcamp.com.
I have many more tracks in the works; but I won't be able to produce final artwork, create physical discs/download cards/booklets, distribute, promote UNLESS this project funds. Pledge right now, or read on for more info.
Thank you! Holcombe
Details about this Album Fund campaign:
Many of the rewards here are totally exclusive to this page. For example, I'm offering a never-before-released EP of 6 amazing songs from the "Troubled Times" recording sessions at $15 and up, and EXCLUSIVE access to my first two records (out of print) with the "ALL MUSIC PASS." You can't get this music anywhere else - only by pledging here to help make my new album.
The amount you give isn't disclosed publicly, and any amount helps move the project closer to the goal. I'll follow up with each of you after our April 4th deadline (I know we can hit the goal!) to get info - like shirt sizes, mailing addresses, your crediting or anonymous preference (everyone has the option of being thanked on my website). We'll work all those details out in the end, if the project is funded.
I'll post regular updates here, including song mixes as they come through ("Atlas," "Hardliners," "I Can Feel It" and others are all actively in the works), as well as thoughts on album title, sequencing, and ideas and images for the artwork as they unfold. As backers, I hope you'll post comments and be a part of the conversation.
Please do share this effort with any friends who like my work and may want to support this campaign. Help me fund the final mixing, mastering, design, production and marketing of the new album. Let's get this music into the world!
DON'T LIVE IN THE U.S.A? You can still contribute. Note the additional recommended shipping cost, and kindly adjust your backing amount. I'll get your stuff to you!
Details about the album release:
I'm an independent artist seeking to either self-produce a national release of my album comparable in scope and scale to an established indie label, or to find the perfect indie label to work with towards this end. I've self-released three albums since 1999, and while it's a massive amount of work, it's actually a process I enjoy and that I seek to integrate with the creative process and potential of the music and media itself. Whether fully independent or in collaboration with a label, this release will involve producing a beautiful physical and digital packaging context for the music, producing multiple videos, commissioning a modest but strategic national p.r. campaign to try to get reviews, and lining-up a tour in the Fall.
This budget will go towards all of the above-mentioned things. If I raise more than my goal (why not think optimistically), I'll be applying that towards an additional video or two or ten. I am all about making music videos, it is time.
The official album release date isn't precisely predicted yet, because it will depend on lining up some basic "team" members: a P.R. rep, and a booking agent (God willing), and any other support - with or sans label. I am aiming for early Fall. However, project backers will receive the album AS SOON AS IT IS COMPLETED, which will be three months or more BEFORE it's release. This will be around May/June. First access is a perk of being a backer.
Even more details via some articles on this project: An Oregonian Feature Q&A A Blog Post by Dave Allen A Song Review of Risk of Change A TV Feature on Portland's Channel 8 (With Storm Large) Thank you!
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