About this project
UPDATE 10/21: Thanks to all of our generous backers! We've met our initial goal! All additional funds raised will help us make a higher quality final product: colored vinyl, softer t-shirts, bigger posters, etc. Thanks again and stay tuned!
Its official. We are making our very first full-length album chaulk-full of fuzzed out bliss and boom-spankin' jams! We're raising funds on Kickstarter to support the expensive costs of recording, mixing, packaging and pressing a record. Until now, we've been operating as D.I.Y. as possible – booking gigs around town, handcrafting and hanging posters for shows, and getting our music out there any way we can. We may have a delusional love for this whole "rock music" thing, but it's been super fun so far and hope to keep doing it. For our new endeavor, the album, we're asking for the support of YOU – our friends, families, and fans – to help make it happen!
If we meet our $4K goal on Kickstarter, we'll be able to do some pretty cool stuff for the album's release – maybe even make it a couple songs longer (more boom for the buck). Also, it would be awesome to press our music on vinyl (because you know vinyl sounds boss). We will also design and produce our own artwork, merch, and limited-edition "stuff" just for you – our Kickstarter Backers. Will is going to sweat ink and emulsion fluid by the time he's done printing everything.
There's also some cool, exclusive rewards for backing our Kickstarter campaign. Want custom album artwork? Back us. Want a super limited-edition test pressing of the L.P.? Back us! Want to have a pizza party with the band? Back us!!
You might ask, "what are your songs about?" Well, they're mostly about food, dancing, nature and hanging out with friends, but we have our own way of delivering those messages and if you enjoy our raw, raucous method of delivery and would like to see us continue our quest to write, record and produce our songs, then you should probably back us! Just sayin'.
Never heard of Boom Said Thunder?
Here's a taste. Take a listen while you read through our Kickstarter rewards to the right.
1. Modern Girls
2. The Uncalm
3. Novel Love
(all songs taken from the "Boom!" E.P. released in early 2012.)
A clip of us playing "Gold Rush" in Brooklyn.
Risks and challenges
Are there risks here? No, not really. I mean, we may all lose our hearing one day from this. Does that count as a risk?
And challenges? Yes, recording a quality album is a great feat in and of itself, but being in control and responsible for the production and packaging of an album is more complex. Luckily for us, we're all designers and we've been handcrafting artwork for the band all along, so we're used to the work load of a D.I.Y. indie-operation. But as much of a challenge as it may be, we're also excited beyond words to concept and create all of this great artwork and kickstarter stuff for you. It's part of the fun of being in a band, and we cannot wait to make this album real.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes it does. The description is a bit unclear, and we apologize for that. We want more people to have the record. Even if you don't have a record player. Just consider it another poster, or a really cool re-gift to someone with a turntable.
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