-- **UPDATE** Project Funded!! --
We did it! Thanks to our backers our project is now funded and we will be able to put out Dark Voices physically and fulfill all backer rewards! Below you can read about our stretch goals and the additional rewards that come with them. Let's try to make it to $5000!
**UPDATED** If we exceed our goal of $3500 the additional money will go directly towards:
$4000 - Covers EP's
In April we are building a new studio that will enable us to record much faster and with a drastically higher quality. One of the first things that we have talked about doing in the new space is recording a series of EP's covering some of our favorite artists and albums. With the added budget of reaching $4000 on our Kickstarter we will be able to make these EP's widely available, create album art for each EP and in a very general sense make them more legit. Every backer will receive digital copies of the Covers EP's.
$5000 - Dark Voices B-Sides Album
We recorded 15 tracks for the Dark Voices album but due to us wanting to make the best record we could with the amount of budget we had, we were only able to have 9 of those tracks professionally mixed and mastered. If we reach $5000 on Kickstarter we will be able to give the remaining 6 tracks the same treatment that we gave Dark Voices in terms of sound as well as artwork and distribution. We love the 6 songs that did not make the record and would love to give them to you! Every backer will receive a digital copy of the Dark Voices B-Sides Album
$6500 - A brand new Knifight EP released digitally
Since we finished tracking Dark Voices last fall we have been writing a lot of new material that we are really excited about. If we reach $6500 we would be able to have some of these songs recorded, mixed, mastered and released relatively quickly. Every backer will receive a digital copy of a brand new original Knifight EP upon it's release
$7500 - ANOTHER brand new Knifight EP (or we might combine the two into a full-length album) released digitally
In fact, we have at least enough new material for two EP's or one full-length album. With the extra budget we will be able to put out an additional EP or combine the two into a new full-length album. We are planning on releasing all of these songs eventually but the added budget will not only expedite the process, it will also allow us to handle it in the most professional and legitimate way possible. Every backer will receive a digital copy of either ANOTHER brand new original Knifight EP OR one new full-length album of all of the new material we have been working on.
$10,000 - Physical copies of the Dark Voices B-Sides Album and the two new EP's or one new full-length
We would love to put these new records out on Vinyl & CD. By hitting the $10,000 mark we could make that happen... and you will get a copy of all of them. Every backer who pledged more than $25 will receive physical copies of the Dark Voices B-Sides Album and the two new EP's / one new full-length on either Vinyl or CD
$20,000 - We will make a Knifight movie
We have kicked around the idea of shooting a short film based on themes from some of our songs. With $20,000 we could make this a reality. Every backer will receive a digital copy of the Knifight short film and be mentioned in the film's credits
Hello friends. In January we finished recording, mixing and mastering our new album Dark Voices with the help of producers Christopher King and Alex Bhore. We are very proud of the record we ended up with, proud enough to want to give it the treatment we think it deserves by releasing it physically on both Vinyl and CD formats.
This Kickstarter is designed to help us reach our goal of giving Dark Voices a proper physical release but it is not limited to that. Even though the goal of $3500 is what we need to press the album on Vinyl and CD, we would love to exceed that goal and be able to put out more music for you.
We put all of our resources into creating an album we are extremely proud of with Dark Voices but we have several albums worth of material that we would love to be able to record and release sooner rather than later. If we exceed our financial goal we promise that the excess money will go directly and immediately toward the tangible creation of new Knifight music.
We put together some great packages for this Kickstarter, including many limited one-of-a-kind items such as custom artwork, an extremely limited re-imagining of our first EP Now We're Invisible and even the instruments we used to create Dark Voices, along with the usual digital and physical packages. We really wanted to make these Kickstarter packages personal and give a piece of ourselves as thanks to our supporters.
Here is a breakdown of what the proceeds of this Kickstarter campaign will be contributing to:
- Dark Voices on CD and Vinyl and all related costs of manufacture and production.
- Re-release of our first EP Now We're Invisible fully re-recorded, re-mixed and re-mastered.
- Promotional budget for the album.
We have some great things planned for the future of Knifight and we want you to be a part of it. We are committed to producing substantial and cool work and giving you your money's worth. Thank you so much for your support.
- John, John, Nick, Nick and Patrick
UPDATE 3/25/13: New Signed Poster Reward!
We were sorting through our merchandise last week and came across a tube of 15 awesome screen printed show posters and we thought we would add them to the rewards. Check out the $12 package to the right! If you want to add a poster to your existing reward, all you have to do is pledge $12 above what you have already pledged and either leave us a message on Kickstarter or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a photo of the poster:
- John, John, Nick, Nick & Patrick
Risks and challenges
Some of the packages involving us travelling, meeting and doing custom work are inherently challenging to schedule and fulfill. We commit to be open, communicative and transparent on the fulfillment of all packages should we meet our goal. We will make sure you get your money's worth and more.
If you have any questions about the packages or anything in general, please contact us at band [at] knifight [dot] net and we will be happy to answer them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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