I'm trying to raise the money to pay for the recording and production of my second full length album, Malheur. The songs that make up the album were written in the year following the death of an old friend, Raul Ugalde. Raul was one of my best friends growing up and he was also my first songwriting partner and band mate. His effect on my life, musically and personally, is immeasurable. After Raul's death the same themes and questions kept coming up and they made their way into the songs on the album.
Malheur was recorded and mixed this month at Type Foundry Studios in Portland with Adam Selzer (Norfolk and Western, M. Ward). Adam and I worked closely together to create the sound for the record to make it a self contained album. Additional players on the album include Jay Clarke (Dolorean), Alia Farah (Alialujah Choir), and Paul Christensen (Weinland).
The $3500 I'm trying to raise will pay for the recording and production of the album, but not the total cost of putting out the record. If any money is raised over the $3500 goal it will go towards the additional costs that include the mastering and promotion of the record. I have a number of rewards you'll receive for various levels of support. The rewards are listed on the right hand side of the page and begin with simply pre-ordering a digital download of the album. The rewards go up from there, ending with the "mbilly forever" package in which you purchase all the music and related schwag (t-shirts, stickers, et al) I have and will ever produce.
It's very difficult to put out an album independently, because the upfront costs are so high. Your support in helping to cover those costs makes it possible for me to keep making records. It's difficult to convey over video or in writing how much I appreciate the support that I receive, but please know that it means a lot.
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