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Brooklyn-based songwriter and performer Joseph King is recording his debut solo EP, "Wanderlusting". Would you care to lend a hand?
Brooklyn-based songwriter and performer Joseph King is recording his debut solo EP, "Wanderlusting". Would you care to lend a hand?
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Heeeyyyooo... Just added another reward to the Kickstarter campaign - limited edition VINYL! First time i will ever print vinyl in my career, and you can have an autographed limited copy... Also, check out the new video update from the studio... 

After touring, performing, and recording as the frontman and songwriter for bands Deadbeat Darling and Canvas for over a decade, I'm now recording my debut solo EP, "WANDERLUSTING". While it's both exhilarating and terrifying to step out on my own, this album is a long time coming, and the culmination of many years of living the colorful and testing life of an independent artist. It's been a never-ending rollercoaster, but an absolute pleasure.  And with your help, we'll get the next leg of the journey started together…

I'm currently traveling back and forth from my apartment in Brooklyn to my friend Drew's studio in the plush woods of Garrison, NY, at the base of Bear Mountain. In between solo shows and bartending shifts in the City, Drew and I sequester ourselves in the studio with our 2 dogs as audience, playing all the instruments and arguing (amiably) over the parts. The album is becoming a beautiful beast of it's own - I'll be sure to share a few glimpes into the studio with you over the next weeks…

Joseph King... SXSW 2013
Joseph King... SXSW 2013

There are tons of gifts laid out for you on the right if you choose to pledge. Please know in advance how much you're appreciated, and how much i will enjoy fulfilling every gift that's pledged for! Every penny of this Kickstarter will be used to record, produce, release and promote "WANDERLUSTING". Specifically, the funds will go to: ~mixing and mastering the album ~printing CD's ~creating a new website and web presence ~pr campaign for the album release ~tour support so i can come play for you! So as you can see, there's lots to make happen. But with your help, it will! A thousand thanks for taking the time to the read this and watch the videos... Look forward to seeing you very soon... xx ~ joseph

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Very special thanks to Ian Mitchell & Kyle Walling from ALMOSTORDINARY for capturing the footage and producing the video

Risks and challenges

Many challenges lie ahead for this EP that make it very difficult to predict when it could completed and released into the world. The biggest one and most important challenge is making sure we capture the most brilliant, quality performances in the studio. I'm working with producer and life-long friend Drew Nix on both tracking and mixing, and with this record neither one of us will settle for anything less than the best piece of work we've ever created. While we plan to be finished with tracking and mixing by mid-September, if things don't sound the way we want them to, we will take as much time as necessary to make it right! It could take a while...

We plan to master with an amazing engineer in NYC named Fred Kevorkian. I've worked with him for many years and believe in his talent. But this falls into the same category as recording- we will take as much time as we need to make sure the masters are mind-blowing!

The final challenge facing us is to create a clear and effective PR campaign and schedule for the release of "Wanderlusting". With all the time and work on our end, and support from you that will go into this album, it is an absolute MUST that we take our time and release the EP properly. With the help of an amazing PR team which I will be working diligently to put together, we will be able to come up with a sound strategy to make sure as many people hear "Wanderlusting" as possible. But this could take time, so we may have to have patience...

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my project! I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen and heard so far, and I look forward to getting an amazing album into your hands as soon as I can!

Cheers, Joseph

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    Brunch or Dinner (not gratis) with you and your friends and Joseph performing a 3 song acoustic set...Autographed Limited edition show poster + copy of the physical CD + Pre-release download of the EP "Wanderlusting"

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    Full band private concert at a music or event venue for you and all your friends, as time and as capacity allows... Executive Producer credit... Autographed Limited edition show poster + copy of the physical CD + Pre-release download of the EP "Wanderlusting"

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    Joseph will write or co-write with you a personalized song for the person or subject of your choice, and perform it live at a private house concert .... Executive Producer credit... + 2 year long VIP show passes to all Joseph King shows + Autographed copy of the physical CD + Pre-release download of the EP "Wanderlusting"

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