### UPDATE! We've added three new international rewards, and a few *instant* rewards as well (via exclusive backer updates) - for example, immediate access to our new single, Fly On! ###
We've had a spectacular three-year run creating music, touring across the country, and meeting new friends all over the world. Our songs were featured on the FX and MTV Networks and garnered critical praise from NPR, American Songwriter Magazine, Roughstock, Popmatters, and many more. We are grateful for these successes, but looking forward to recording a brand new album! And so, we are launching this Kickstarter campaign, and asking you - our listeners - to become our record label.
We are at a pivotal moment in our career and we hope to continue doing what we love in an even bigger way. The music business is changing, and the traditional model of major labels spending hundreds of thousands of dollars recording young bands is no longer a reality. Today, independent bands like us partner with smaller, local music companies to achieve our goals together, which ultimately means we have to finance our own albums. It boils down to an issue of sustainability, and that’s where you come in.
It's quite simple, really. By purchasing any of the reward options below, you will be backing and investing in us much like a major label would, making our new record a reality.
Our goal of $20,000 may seem steep, but compared to the amount of money a label would be spending on the launch of a record, we are asking for very little. We have saved up quite a bit of money ourselves through touring and selling our first album. For the rest, we are looking for your support. Between our efforts and your generosity, we are confident that we will reach the goal and prepare for a full scale sophomore album release. This project will take over $40,000 but we are asking for $20,000 as a start. Once we reach our goal, we will add new bonus rewards and celebrate together.
Your valued support will help fund:
Studio Time, Audio Engineers, Producers, Mixing Engineers, Mastering, Artwork, Duplication (CD’s, Vinyl, Etc.), Distribution, Publicity, Radio, Music, Video, and a New Website.
At the very least, we hope you will pre-order our record. This will also give you exclusive early access to the songs, before the general public can hear them. You can even pre-order it on VINYL! Sweet, sweet vinyl.
Beyond that, we are offering bundles of new merchandise - consider picking up a great new t-shirt designed by one of our favorite artists, or stickers and posters designed by our other favorite artists. We can even perform a show at your house. Our house shows, to date, have been some our most intimate and memorable experiences.
And no matter what - for a limited time only - you and anyone in the world can download our original album (with bonus track) for FREE, right now, via Noisetrade: http://bit.ly/1b4SPOH. Download it as a token of our gratitude - we are ever grateful to our listeners and fans. Please tell your friends that they can download it too and HELP SPREAD THE WORD about this campaign.
Thank you so much for your support! We can’t wait to share this new album with you!
Risks and challenges
Being an independent band is a unique challenge, yet it provides a unique opportunity. In order to succeed, we'll need to rely on the talent of professionals that we know and trust, just as much as we rely on our own. This process can be, admittedly, a leap of faith; however, we've worked hard at developing material as well as our budget for this new album, and we are confident that this project will couple our creative talent with an all-star support team.
With you - our listeners - as our label, we'll have the budget we need to launch into the next stage of our careers, and the freedom to unleash our creativity to its fullest and most rewarding extent.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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