NEW REWARDS!! I've added 3 new rewards (Rewards 18-20) - the original handwritten lyric of one of the songs off of ROBOT HEART/EVOLUTION, a Skype chat with me, and....MY GIBSON LES PAUL (as seen in my Fake Plastic Trees cover below)!! 6 days left....WOOHOO!!!! XOXOXOXOXO.
ROBOT HEART was such a blast to create - I felt like I couldn't stop there. Shit got real after ROBOT HEART closed at nearly 900% over my asking budget - and my musical journey took a huge UP because of all of you RH Backers. After HSB went viral, it seemed like every publication - from Esquire to Spin, HuffPo to Elle - took notice of our little indie music making projects - and I couldn't have done it without all of you.
Half way thru making ROBOT HEART, I knew I wanted to finish the story - what happens after the Robot becomes a human? Does she like what's become of her? How does she feel about her fellow man? There were so many questions that I couldn't resist answering - thus EVOLUTION was born.
This EP is so many things to me - yeah, it's the ending to a story, but also an evolution of my own. I've gone through so many changes in my music...and I kinda like it. I sucked at coloring inside the lines as a kid - and I suck at it now as an adult. So it's only fitting that my passion follows suit - EVOLUTION will be just that - an evolved story, an evolved sound. You'll hear elements from Robot Heart along with a new organic feel. The EP will paint a story - from hard hitting tracks to interludes that carry you to the next tune - there will be a little of everything on this EP.
As with every project, there's something for errbody. New to the mix? WELCOME! You'll find things that others already have. Die-hard fan? HEARTS AND SHIT!! No worry, beef curry - there are things that weren't in any other Kickstarter project that I've ever done, so you're set, baby. Needless to say - there are tons of great rewards, so find the right one for you.
Many have asked why I have chosen this path. Wouldn't it be easier to just sign with a huge record label? Maybe. But I'll tell you this much - nothing warms my heart more than knowing that there are people out there - all over this planet - that believe in me enough to make my music dreams come true. Is it risky? Probably. But I love every high and low that this journey has brought me - and none of it, not one single bit of it - could've been done without any of YOU.
From the bottom of my living, breathing and beating heart,
Risks and challenges
As with any project, there are always risks. I've said it before and I'll say it again - aliens could invade, astroids could hit, glaciers could melt (more), George W. Bush could become President (again) and catastrophes can happen. Should such events occur - even though I feel like I'd STILL probably finish it - there is a risk of me not being able to complete this project. But I've done everything in my power to complete the 5 successful projects before this one - and I intend to do the same here.
I think the biggest obstacle is always shipping. I can't make sure that your packages will arrive. If I could travel to each place and hand deliver them, I would. But should your package get lost in the mail - I always send another one, no matter the cost. A lot of Europe packages tend to take a month to arrive - so please consider that while you wait for your goods. If you'd like expedited shipping - please send me a message and we can definitely figure that out!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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