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We are releasing these songs of freedom to shine a light on the trafficking of human souls.  We're calling it Commodity.
We are releasing these songs of freedom to shine a light on the trafficking of human souls. We're calling it Commodity.
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The dream is to record a collection of melodies that will cut through the darkness like lasers to remind our souls of freedom.

Freedom - the cry from the depths of my heart and the theme of an entire album - to be imagined through lyric, melody and sonic landscape. We want to make a concept album on liberty, to shine a light on slavery, to protest oppression and to empower rescue. We want to add to the soundtrack of the resistance:

This is Commodity:

How can I sing about liberty if I'm not running after it? How can I sing about freedom if I'm selling out? Or buying in? I'm a soul inside a body - I'm not a commodity.

My hope is that this album will sound like a captive's dream of liberty - a defiant reminder, against all odds, that it's in the King's kingdom the oppressed can find refuge, the marginalized can find hope, the child soldier can find safety, the trafficked daughter in the red light district can return to her innocence again as a princess of the realm.

Spending these last couple years researching and writing these songs has led me to believe in the idea that freedom and justice are in the hands of the ordinary. I took my first trip to Southeast Asia a couple months ago to get involved with a coalition of forces that are going into the darkest of all places to capture evidence of children being trafficked and sold by the hour for the purpose of rescuing them. I went undercover in the red-light districts of several cities with Matt from The Exodus Road and am going to continue to go back because I believe freedom can only be achieved when we "develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness" as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said. During this next chapter of Remedy Drive we are going to do everything in our power to raise awareness and to fund rescue.

Thank you for being part of our story and helping us sing these songs of freedom. We can't release this album without your support.  Please help us make this dream a reality. We have recording, mixing, duplication, video and packaging costs. But we also want to build a team around us to help get these songs on the airwaves and to places where they'll be discovered and sung around the world.

My brother Philip Zach formed the band with me 15 years ago and came back to partner with us as the producer after three years of not touring together anymore.   Corey, Dave, Tim and I have been trying these tunes out on tour the last couple months and it became clear right away that these songs and their story are much bigger than any songwriter, producer or rock band. Help us spread freedom at 110db.

"Won't you help me sing - these songs of freedom - are all I ever have - redemption songs".

- David Zach

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    Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14 (independence day)

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    7 pairs of RD white tube socks + Signed Physical CD in the mail + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    Limited run vinyl copy of the album sent in the mail + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    Physical CD in the mail + Daylight, Light Makes a Way and Rip Open the Skies (3 earlier records) + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    Signed drum head used on these new songs - Physical CD in the mail + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    Hand written lyrics to 3 songs of your choice by David + "I'm not a commodity" RD t-shirt + Physical CD sent in the mail + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    "THE KICK DRUM HEAD PACKAGE" Signed kick drum head used for these songs + 1 pair broken drum sticks used by Tim + 1 pair custom RD drum sticks + 1 pair RD socks + Signed Physical CD in the mail + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    4 Skype 30 minute drum lessons with our drummer, the one and only Tim Buell (studied under Derico Watson @ Belmont) + Signed Physical CD in the mail + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    Backstage tickets and dinner with the band for you and 1 guest (at a concert of your choosing - travel not included) + "I'm not a commodity" RD t-shirt + CD sent in the mail + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    3-4 hour song writing session with David Zach (over Skype or in Nashville TN) + Signed Physical CD in the mail + RD bracelet + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    Private living room acoustic concert / counter trafficking evening. This would be an intimate evening where we share the new songs acoustic while telling stories of the fight against slavery. + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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    Full concert / counter trafficking evening with Remedy Drive. This event can be a ticketed event for the public or a private event. We will work immediately at finding a date that works with your schedule. The band will provide sound, lights and transportation within 1,300 miles of Nashville TN + Digital Download of the full album 1 week before official release + Download of the single Commodity immediately + second song download on 6.6.14 (David's birthday / D-day) + one more song download on 7.4.14

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