Our label is dying and we need you to get our funky-fresh Prog Hop out . Help our fun-loving band bring joy to the world.
Hi! Welcome to Rise of Saturn's shameless crowdfunding experiment.
We thank you in advance for your help, whether you helped spread the word or you donated $1,000. Every cent raised here will be put towards recording a 8-10 song album that we can be proud of and, in return, give back to all the people that helped us make it at our CD release show.
We are shopping this idea to a few studios in town and will make our decision pending all the funding. We have been recording the songs at our practice studio and are pretty close to being ready to record. We hope to get into the studio in mid-August.
Note that if we don't meet the $5,000 goal, we get NOTHING and the CD doesn't happen. Our label, Mohawk Bomb Records, is in danger of shutting down due to the tanking of the music business and lack of outside funding. This is our last-ditch effort to make a recording to help save the label and get us on track.
Here's a rough estimate of the costs:
- $3,000 to record and mix (should by 80-120 hours of studio time, depending on studio picked)
- $490 for Mastering @SoundLab, Discmakers
- $1,510 towards CD manufacturing, t-shirts, processing fees and other promotional items needed for CD release
Anything over the budget will be used to either buy more studio time or put more towards promotions.
Rise of Saturn is: Bradley Gillespie Gilmore - Vocals, MC, Trumpet Pablo Escobar Honeycut - Drums Eric Douthirt - Guitar Ivan Lendl Peña - Bass, Vocals Disqo - Sax, Percussion, 2nd Drums
Tentative Tracklist to Choose From:
- God Hates Fangs
- Rock Bottom
- Get Down
- Nah Son
- Respect! My Flow!
- Some Civil War (Updated July 13)
- Untitled New Song 2
- Untitled New Song 3
- Custom Song for $1,000 Backer
May 28, 2011 at Gasoline Alley in Largo, FL
Yes, if you invested $10 or more, you will be on the guest list at the door.
"Sex, Drugs and Comic Books"
Yes, you can after May 20.
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Thank you on our Website plus a digital download of the finished album before anyone else.
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5 backers Limited (95 left of 100)
Thank you on our Website plus a digital download of the finished album before anyone else. Also, you will get a personalized thank you postcard from the band.
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All of the above, plus free admission to the CD release party. Also, you get special access to our demos page where you can vote to help us decide which songs to record.
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All of the above plus an autographed copy of the CD, your name in the liner notes, autographed poster and a personalized photo from the band.
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All of the above plus a personalized thank you video, limited edition t-shirt and special VIP laminate good for partying in the VIP room at the CD release party.
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1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
All of the above plus a signed drum head and drum sticks used during the recording and free admission to every Rise of Saturn show in 2010 and 2011.
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6 backers Limited (1 left of 7)
All of the above plus an invitation to the VIP after party after CD release show, digital download of the CD release party show AND you can keep one band member's piece of clothing worn at the show (no undies though. Trust us you don't want that...)
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2 backers All gone!
All of the above plus Rise of Saturn will take you out to eat at our favorite BBQ place in Tampa and then take you mini golfing or bowling (your choice). The trip will be video taped and burned onto a DVD for you. Plus get a DVD copy of the CD release show.
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2 backers All gone!
All of the above plus Rise of Saturn will be your household slaves for a day and do any chores that you need done.
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1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
All of the above plus Rise of Saturn will reenact your favorite scene from a movie or play, record it and share it with the world. Also, Rise of Saturn will pledge 10 hours of community service to the charity organization of your choice (within 100 miles of Tampa Bay) and video tape it. We will mail you a signed DVD copy of both these videos and upload them to YouTube. Of course, full props will be given to you. Plus, you will be able to sit on stage during the CD release show.
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All of the above plus you can come hang out in the studio during the recording. Also, Rise of Saturn will play a private show for you at your house or at the location of your choosing (within 400 miles of Tampa).
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All of the above plus Rise of Saturn will write and record a song just for you (about any topic you deem appropriate) and include it in the CD. The song will be named by you and you will have final approval on the mix. Also, you get to pick one cover song (within good taste and our abilities) that we play at the CD release show.
- (48 days)