Devil Weeds & Dour Deeds is a 6 song concept EP, telling the story of "the Devil's Son" an Old West outlaw, on the run from his past. Each song tells a piece of the story of a man who is judged and hunted because of the family he was born into.
Musically, I think Marah in the Mainsail has something different to offer the folk music scene. One thing we hear the most is that listeners don't know where to put us, and they like that. They like that it's not something they've heard before, and they can't put us in a specific genre. I think this EP is really gonna showcase that.
This project is long overdue. Our fans have been asking for a CD for years, but we wanted to do it right and didn't want anything cheap or sub-par. So we waited. The reason we're able to record is because, through a series of unbelievable circumstances, we ended up winning the 3 Degrees Battle of the Bands in MN. We didn't expect it, we weren't prepared for it, but God let it happen anyways, and we have been so blessed and humbled by the whole experience. One of the things we won was recording time at Skies Fall Studios. We went in with 40 hours to work with, but once they heard what we had they gave us extra time to help us finish the whole 6 songs.
We're just about done, but we still need to mix and print it. The cost of all of that is gonna be about $2000 and we can't do this without you. Every penny counts, and we're so grateful for every one of you lovely people that have helped us come this far. We seriously love doing what we're doing. And we seriously love every single one of you guys.
A band is nothing more than an idea without people to listen and support it.
What's a Kickstarter? I'm glad you asked. Kickstarter is a fantastic site that allows fans to donate money to help support projects they believe in. You can pledge as much or as little as you want. Again, every penny counts. We have 30 days to make our goal of $2000. If we don't make it, we don't get a dime and you keep your money. If we do, we're able to release our new EP and you receive a wicked sweet prize depending on how much you were able to give.
We'll also be having a REALLY big CD release show, and you're all invited. If you donate and we make our goal, you get in for FREE! $5 or more gets you a digital download of the EP. $10 gets you a hard copy. Consider it like a pre-order. If you're planning on buying it anyways, buying it this way is a huge help to the band.
God has brought us through so much in these last few years. Everything we have, we have because He has given it. We're praying and trusting His will will be done through all of this. If you have any questions about our mission, or what we plan to do with the money, feel free to contact Austin Durry via Facebook with any questions you may have about the band, or about what we believe.
Again, every penny counts. And we can't do this without you.
-Marah in the Mainsail
Risks and challenges
Once we release Devil Weeds & Dour Deeds, that's when the real work begins for us. We plan to hit hard with promotional work, touring, maybe a music video, maybe some radio play. This EP is really just the launching pad for this band. It's actually shocking we've come this far only playing live shows. If this band is a rocket ship. We've spent the last 2 and a half years building the ship to be just right. The fans are the launch pad, the base, the core of everything we're doing. This EP is the fuel. Once we raise this money, we are cleared for take off.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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