The Dread Crew of Oddwood is a 7-member pirate band from Southern CA. Help us make our ridiculously awesome third album!
Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter page! Please check out the video above to understand what we're doing here. You won't regret it!
We're starting production of our courageous third album, "Heavy Mahogany". But it is no walk in the park—months of hard work have gone into the new songs, as well as replacement of burned accordion keys, melted guitar strings, broken toy pianos, and getting blisters the size of schnauzers. Being an independent band means we spend a lot of money, and we are putting a significant chunk of our hard-earned gold into this album. Our vision for the album is at a level never seen by most mortals, but WE NEED YOUR HELP to make it a reality! All of our fans love and heartfelt support has really brought us to this point, and we want to thank you and the music-loving world by releasing a ridiculously incredible album to kick off 2012. Please become a part of Oddwood history this year and donate to our cause!
P.S.- If you aren't familiar with our band and would like to donate, thank you very much! We want to share our sound and our show with the world. You can ask some cool people about us at www.facebook.com/thedreadcrewofoddwood. Most importantly, please share this with your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and other pirates in case they want to support our cause too!
How does Kickstarter work?
Kickstarter is a unique fundraising platform in that each project (like this one) has an "all-or-nothing" style: we either meet and exceed our $5,000 goal, or no money changes hands. You choose any donation amount, picking from the list to the right, which has cool rewards for you. We'll post updates along the way so you will be involved in the whole process! Let's make magic happen, folks!
Where will all the money go?
A good question for pirates indeed. Everything raised here goes back into making Heavy Mahogany. This means paying for studio recording, mixing, mastering, professional artwork, pressing of the album, and a little bit towards Kickstarter and the incentives we are offering. Note that every bit over our goal is going to make this album EVEN BETTER!
Rumors from the Tavern:
• Rumor has it that every song on Heavy Mahogany will have an artistic rendition. The image below is a rough idea of the direction we want:
• Rumor has it that some of the song themes from Heavy Mahogany include: fighting zombies, dying alone at sea, airships, tales of epic proportions, pillaging, gluttonous feasting, and much more. Holy cow!
Updates on the Journey:
This is the section where we'll be updating you, via links to our podcast (aptly named the "Oddcast"), production videos, and other notes.
Jan 2: We've posted Update #1! Check it out.
Jan. 11: We've reached the HALFWAY MARK! And Gunmaster Castle laid down some earth-shattering drum tracks yesterday! Read Update #2.
Jan. 23: Wolfbeard O'Brady has finished the accordion tracking! We're now about 15% done with the album, with upright bass, heavy guitar, and some other stuff.
Jan. 30: First part of vocal tracking and arrangement finished, as well as a bit of editing. The album is sounding GREAT already, and we're still in the early phases. If you are familiar with our previous albums, Reign the Helm and Rocktopus, just multiply their awesomeness by 100, and you get Heavy Mahogany! Be sure and get your friends to pitch in - only 10 days left!!
Jan. 31: With your generosity, we've kicked our goal's ass! Lead vocals are now done, and Wolfbeard's alcohol fast ended today. Read Update #3.
More about the band:
Don't know who we are yet? That's OK! For starters, check out our music video "Queen's Decree" from our last album, Rocktopus:
Read some kick-ass reviews of The Dread Crew of Oddwood:
Thank you and we will keep you posted every step of the way!
Shortly after the project ends, we will e-mail you a survey to fill out. We can make any size, but if it is larger than XXL, please add $5 to your donation amount.
If you are outside the U.S., please add $10 to your donation amount.
We folded the domestic (U.S.) shipping cost into the pledge amounts, so you do not need to add money for domestic shipping.
If you and some friends, family, or associates wish to all pitch money for the higher rewards - say, you all want to be in the Oddcast (250), you want us to make a Youtube video about your guild / group of friends / company (500), you want a private Oddwood show (1,000), or a cool pirate chest full of awesome stuff (2,500+) - we can make it happen! Donate first and after the project ends, we'll send you a survey to fill out detailing what you want.
Please add $20 per each additional copy of Heavy Mahogany, $20 per each additional Heavy Mahogany shirt, and $25 for a handmade leather Oddwood wristband.
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A hard copy of Heavy Mahogany, packed with face-melting artwork and incredible music, plus a special thanks on our website and we'll drink to your honor!Estimated delivery:
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You get a SIGNED hard copy of Heavy Mahogany AND a limited-edition pin, plus special thanks on our website and we'll drink to your honor! (note: shrink wrap will be removed for our John Hancocks)Estimated delivery:
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You get a brand-new Heavy Mahogany T-shirt AND an unreleased Bonus Track (not on new album), plus a hard copy of Heavy Mahogany, a limited-edition pin, special thanks on our website, and we'll drink to your honor!Estimated delivery:
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You get an Oddwood Leather Wristband hand-made by virtuoso accordionist Wolfbeard O'Brady, an unreleased bonus track, a Heavy Mahogany T-shirt and a signed hard copy of the new album, a limited-edition pin, special thanks on our website and we'll drink to your honor!Estimated delivery:
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You get an awesome Signed Poster, an Oddwood leather wristband hand-made by virtuoso accordionist Wolfbeard O'Brady, an unreleased bonus track, a Heavy Mahogany T-shirt and a signed copy of the album, a limited-edition pin, special thanks on our website and we'll drink to your honor!Estimated delivery:
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You get ONE-OF-A-KIND, hand-written lyrics & drawing (by the band) for the Oddwood song of your choice, a handmade Oddwood leather wristband, an awesome signed poster, an unreleased bonus track, a Heavy Mahogany T-shirt and signed copy of the album, a limited-edition pin, special thanks on our website and we'll drink to your honor!Estimated delivery:
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You will be a guest on our "Oddcast", with an elaborate home-cooked feast by the band. Plus, you get a ONE-OF-A-KIND gift and a signed copy of Heavy Mahogany. Enjoy this intimate night in true piratical style. (Not including travel costs, and we can host in Long Beach or San Diego)Estimated delivery:
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If you love us THIS much, we will produce a Youtube video of Oddwood singing a song about you (censored or extremely vulgar), and YOUR NAME will be in the album. Plus you get a ONE-OF-A-KIND gift and a signed copy of Heavy Mahogany, with thank-you notes from each band member. Sweet.Estimated delivery:
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We will storm your house and play a Private Show “Oddwood Ünplugged" style. You will be serenaded with the bawdiest, heaviest acoustic music known to man and our outrageous antics. Plus, YOUR NAME will be in Heavy Mahogany! You also get a one-of-a-kind gift and a smattering of Heavy Mahogany-related stuff, and we'll produce a Youtube video singing about you. Incredible on all levels! (Limited to Southern California)Estimated delivery:
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You will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on Heavy Mahogany, plus a custom leather-bound pirate chest packed with ONE-OF-A-KIND Oddwood collectibles, that you may open or bury. In addition, we will storm your house for a badass private show, make a ridiculous Youtube video singing about and/or berating you, and give you a ton of Heavy Mahogany-related schwag. 'Tis a fine and most philanthropic contribution to The Dread Crew of Oddwood's adventurous future! (Limited to Southern California)Estimated delivery:
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You will receive an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on Heavy Mahogany, PLUS we will give you a signed 12" Vinyl Single of "My Favorite Kind of Drunk" that will NEVER be released to the public!!! This vinyl album will be placed in a custom leatherbound box with everything cool and unique we can possibly think of (including ALL Oddwood schwag, Queen's Decree memorabilia, and much more), and we'll drink 10 rounds in your knightly honor. We will conquer the world (or at least making this album) because of your outlandishly generous support. The gift of kings.Estimated delivery:
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