Who we are…
Put Down the Muffin is a band that was built on an idea rather than a music style. An idea that was proposed, many years ago, to a group of good friends;
“What if we were to start a band with the goal of making music that was devoid of the worries of making money, being trendy or even fitting any specific demographic. A band that would remember why we pursued music as our life’s work in the first place.”
Freed from these constraints we found a real ease to creating our music, which led to the release of our first album, "The Rest of Right Now." This was followed by a rich season of concerts filled with reckless freedom, hilarious spontaneity and musical mountain tops, which became a collective treasure of musical experience for the band and our new and devoted fans.
Life is filled with cycles and for a season the purely artistic endeavor of PDtM needed to sit on the shelf. However, a new season of stability has arrived and a brand new Muffin has been baking in the oven and is nearly ready to be consumed. This new album reflects who we are today; four guys having the time of their lives making music that matters to them on a deeper level than ever before.
What new flavors have we added?
Put Down The Muffin is a band who creatively throws caution to the wind. Nearly a decade after the release of our first album, we still hold that abandon to creative muses as a priority in our writing and playing.
However, time brings change, which can certainly be heard within the new songs. More emotionally expansive than the past collection, these songs cover a lot of ground dynamically and sonically. Consonant beauty finds a greater voice here than in the past, which finds a wonderful balance with the signature quirkiness of Muffin.
While the first album can be described as Zappa OFF of drugs, this new incarnation of Put Down The Muffin could pass for Chopin ON drugs. Don’t misunderstand, there’s plenty of crazy improvised soundscapes from Matt and Charlie, and lots of mind-bending rhythms and meters from Zach and Bruce. We can’t tell you how excited we are to pass these new flavors on to our listeners who have waited for so long to taste this next batch of songs.
How your contribution will be used...
The wonderful news is that over the last six years, Put Down the Muffin has been slowly chipping away at this new album and the majority of it is already finished!
By contributing, you'll be helping to speed up the process so we can finally get this album past these final steps; mixing, mastering, design and duplication, and into your hands. Though each piece is costly and time consuming, it pales in comparison to the time, effort, energy and monies it takes to do all the tracking, which is nearly finished!
By contributing just $10, you've already paid for your copy of the album. But that's just the beginning, take a look at the column on the right, and you'll see that a finished album is just the icing on the muffin.
A band like Put Down the Muffin has enough preservatives in it to sit on the shelf for a long time...which is where it's been for the past several years. But we're ready to crank up the heat and serve it up to you, steamin' hot. With your help, that will happen sooner rather than later. Order up!
Risks and challenges
There are a few things left to track and the entire album needs to be mixed, mastered, artwork finished and albums duplicated and released digitally as well.
Our goal is to have the album ready to be released at the beginning of 2014, however, personal life is a most unpredictable thing.
With fingers crossed and eyes, hearts and hands working toward the goal we will achieve that release of early 2014!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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