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Who is Kali Kazoo?
Kali Kazoo is a three piece explosive, melodic, indie rock and/or roll band from Los Angeles, California!
What is this all about?
Way back in 2013 I funded my debut album Outlaw Engineer Painted Pioneer here on Kickstarter successfully releasing it onto vinyl with the help of people like you! Riding off that momentum the band has expanded beyond myself (Kali Fontecchio) to include two new members: Max Winston (drums) and Anthony Vanchure (bass). Shortly after the band expanded we released a pop-rock sophomore album Contrary To Popular Belief and toured California. But we want to make something new and special…
What is my contribution for?
We want to make a professionally produced third album! To do so we need to work with someone who has produced professionally and comes highly recommended… we have lined up music producer/engineer Toshi Kasai! Our wonderful crazy talented friends from The Manx have worked with him now on their last two albums! He has also worked with such artists as the Melvins, Tool, Tweak Bird and Qui! We are quite honored that he even wants to work with us! He works non-stop and has fit us into his busy schedule for November. We believe that working with Toshi on this third album (which has been fully written and thought out for over a year now) will take us to the next level of quality professionalism. We want to make something special and unique for you to enjoy! But excellence comes at a price…
How come $9000?
That’s where you come in! We funded our sophomore album and vinyl by ourselves, but we are definitely going to need your support to accomplish a successful professional album. We want to keep costs down as much as possible so the $9000 covers not only the album production (recording, mixing, mastering) but also the cost of having tape cassettes manufactured and reward/shipping expenses.
- Recording/mixing/mastering - $6.5k
- Cassette tapes - $300
- Shipping/supplies/rewards/kickstarter's cut - $2.2k
- Stretch goal for vinyls - $3k
Is there a stretch goal?
Vinyls are expensive and are not completely necessary to produce an awesome album, with that being said it would still be cool to have them! Our stretch goal is $12,000 (an additional $3000) in order to manufacture 250 copies of high grade vinyl to be pressed. They would have colored vinyl (like both of our previous albums) and a download card included as well. The ultimate Kali Kazoo collection wouldn’t be complete without a new baby vinyl to sit on the shelf with his big sister and older brother, but we can live without!
Our music video collection! Be a guest star in our next music video! (See Reward "The Music Video Star" )
The debut album "Outlaw Engineer Painted Pioneer" -
The sophomore album "Contrary To Popular Belief" -
Sat down and played a few new songs acoustically on Dino Stamatopoulos’ Singsongers! We talk about the songwriting process and more :)
Check us out on The living Room Podcast- we play live and talk about the upcoming album!
“The You’re So Crewel” reward reference photo:
Thank you SO much for taking the time to check us out. Your support humbles us, and we are eternally grateful for your kindness. The interest and enthusiasm motivates us to keep creating and pursuing our musical endeavors. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Risks and challenges
What are the risks and challenges?
Having completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in the past, I have learned a few valuable (and expensive) lessons. Even though I received more than I asked for, I ended up paying for a lot of things out of pocket that I didn’t account for correctly. I also became overwhelmed with the reward production on my own and didn’t make stuff as fast as I assumed. But people learn from their mistakes! The time frame for rewards and the album to be delivered has been carefully thought-out more realistically. We are also allotting time for wiggle room in case something comes up (alien abductions, work time constraints, plagues, general life stuff). We want you to feel completely at ease contributing your hard earned money to our dreams! We love you guys, seriously, deep passionate love. We want to share our musical love with you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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