Nellie Pearl is a quartet that is all about TCOB. The band includes Christo Foros, Gregg "Sir Lord Comet" Manfredi, Rachel Lauren Monroe and Jonathon A. Mitchell. When brought together with variant soft and hard woods, wound metals, and taught polyester there is no line left uncrossed. Here at Nellie Pearl we don't believe in such nonsensical, mythological things like "regulations" and "social norms" but rather "good vibrations" and "freedom of expression." We seek not a political revolution at Nellie Pearl. We seek not a life of luxury, nor a glutenous one. We seek not fame, nor adoration! We simply seek the freedom to express ourselves musically on record.
We have booked ten days in late July/early August at The Church, a premier recording studio near Detroit, MI. We plan on spending these ten days recording the many songs we have been working on this past year. We are excited about working with a co-producer for the first time after self-producing our first EP, experiencing how an outside party will fit in the creative process with us. We are looking to release the new album around March of 2016.
Here is a quick breakdown of expenses:
Studio (10 Days Tracking & Mixing) = $5,000
Lodging = $1,000
Mastering (MP3, CD & Vinyl) = $1,000
Pressing & Packaging (250 Vinyl/500 CD) = $3,000
There was never a question that we would make a full-length album. We were born ready, grown to be in this moment together, groomed by life to make this record with each other and stand proudly on the other side. We invite you to stand with us, not just for Nellie Pearl, not just for "Lonesome No More!", but for the freedom of creating something new, for the freedom of speech and expression, for the freedom to be exactly who we are.
"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center. " Said Ed Finnerty, an important character in Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s first novel, Player Piano. We, Nellie Pearl, also seek to stand on the edge.
Risks and challenges
Civil war veteran, geologist, director of ethnology at the Smithsonian, explorer Professor John Wesley Powell put it best when describing an upcoming expedition, "We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! We may conjecture many things."
With every venture comes setbacks. A wise individual once said, "If you think everything is going to go exactly as you plan, you are fooling yourself". No matter how large or small we will work hard to overcome any and all obstacles that come our way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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