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A debut album twelve years in the making! Read more

Portland, OR Indie Rock
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This project was successfully funded on August 31, 2013.

A debut album twelve years in the making!

Portland, OR Indie Rock
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About this project

Did you know it takes a recording artist 4,053,110 plays on Spotify in one month to earn the federal minimum wage?

Following your own muse is tough these days. I’m Matthew Fountain. It’s taken me 12 years to write the songs on my album, Born on the Hook. They’re finally ready, and I’m asking for your help in recording it. 

Some of the artists who’ve inspired the songs are Leonard Cohen, Talking Heads, Gillian Welch, Nick Drake, Edith Piaf, and M. Ward. 

So, why support this project? 

I’ve been fortunate enough here in Portland, Oregon to meet the audio engineer Paul Laxer, who’s done work for Typhoon, Morning Ritual, and Holcombe Waller. Paul is a super guy who believes in the project and really wants to help make it happen. 

All I have to do is pay him, the studio, the mixing engineer, mastering engineer, cellist, violist, violinist, bassist, drummer, pianist, and backing vocalists. 

If you’re not familiar with how Kickstarter campaigns work, just know if I don’t raise the full amount of my goal, I receive zero funding. Also keep in mind, the more you pledge, the greater your rewards will be once the project is finished. 

Above all, I hope you’ll support this project because it’s truly a labor of love, twelve years in the making.   Thank you very much!

Please listen to the demos!!!   

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Making a record takes a lot of personnel. It's possible someone on the team could have a setback, in which case you will be promptly notified via email.

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    20 backers

    You will receive a copy of my album, Born on the Hook, and a big ol' hug.

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    7 backers

    In addition to a copy of the album, Born on the Hook, you will also receive an undulating, relaxing ringtone consisting of a toy piano & ukelele rendition of my song "Rose"-- think French cafe milieu! Even the staunchest "vibe-mode" pledgers will want to turn up their smartphone volumes for this! And on top of this, you'll get two big ol' hugs.

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    10 backers

    You will receive an I've Got A Crush On You Mixtape of songs that inspire me: I record my own versions of these favorites, which might be your future favorites too! Boom!

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    11 backers

    I will play a house show for you, AND I will sing whatever requests you have!!! Wow. Alternatively, I'll record your three favorite songs! And an I've Got A Crush On You Mixtape. And album. Ringtone. Partridge. Pear tree.

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    5 backers

    I will write you a theme song! IN ANY GENRE! I'll rap your whole life story. I'll rap "Dear Mama" by Tupac, people. I think we're reaching an understanding here. PLUS-- all of the rewards mentioned above!!!

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Funding period

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