Making a better, longer record.
Originally we wanted to commemorate our 10 year anniversary by re-recording 10 songs, with 2 brand-new bonus tracks. Turns out, people really liked that idea!
As a stretch reward for meeting our goal in such a short time, backers voted on 2 additional tracks to be re-imagined acoustically, so now we are recording a total of 14 songs. In order to get rewards out in time, we need to be done recording these songs by early-March at the latest, which means we can't extend the length of the album any further. Because of the fantastic response, we feel the pressure to make this album really, really good. In order for the songs to sound great, we need to spend time on them.
We've always been a band that focused on quality over quantity, and we feel our backers appreciate that we don't hastily write and record songs. The extra dollars will go into production budget, for more time spent, better equipment, and a better mixed/mastered record. All in all, we want the best possible product we can make for the money you pledged.
Will we tour? Probably, but this Kickstarter is about WWD:V1, and this budget is getting poured directly into producing an album that is hopefully a worthy tribute to where we've been. Albums can cost as much to make as you want them to, and we take the extra pledging to mean that people are excited for WWD:V1, so we are going to do our best to make it great for them.