Greetings! We are Hoots & Hellmouth. We've been making music and driving it around the country for years now. Maybe you've seen us?
Well, we've got a giant batch of new songs but no record label to put them out, so we're gonna have to fund this next record ourselves from start to finish...which adds up. Cue Kickstarter! We're utilizing this fund-raising site to reach out to you, our people. Y'know, kinda like when the NPR radio station in your area breaks from its normal programming to beg for pledges of monetary support?
Well, maybe not that annoying, but you get the idea.
We've already got some studio time booked with Jim Roll (Frontier Ruckus, Breathe Owl Breathe, Chris Bathgate) up in Ann Arbor, MI, which we're super excited about. And, like we said, there's tons of new material that you're gonna dig (see The Window In The Woodshed for previews). However the financial burden of making a record goes well beyond studio rates...
Here's how we figure it'll break down:
$6000 - 6 songs, recorded, mixed and mastered for release as a CD EP. $7000 - 6 songs on CD/digital + Publicity/Press (It'll be hugely important to let the world know we have new stuff!)
$8000 - All above, plus limited edition vinyl (maybe even colored vinyl? Mmmmm!)
$9000, $10,000... $15,000 - ***More songs!*** yes, by the time we hit the 12-15K range, we're talking about a real live, full length, long playin' record.
Oh man, wouldn't it be great to see this EP become a full-blown LP?? (Yes.)
Ok, so there's the what and the why. Now for the how. To your right, you will see a bunch of little incentives to help you help us. We've tried to create levels of giving for friends of all socioeconomic standings, so that everyone can pitch in, whatever amount. Music, shirts, supper, house concerts...vintage H&H stomp boards (!?!??!)...there's something for everyone over there. Give it a look.
Thanks for your help, everyone. We've always been serious about community. This just ratchets it up a notch, eh? And even if you can't afford to contribute money, perhaps you could pass this along to someone who might. Any and all efforts to reach our goal are greatly appreciated. We're excited by the prospect of a fan-supported recording experience!
- (31 days)