About "Show Up"
"Show Up" is The Freecoasters debut album, recorded at Sonic Recording Studio, Cape Coral, FL in 2015. With recording complete and our work being mixed and mastered, we are asking for your support to get the record ready for physical and digital distribution.
The finalized tracks we have heard not only make us incredibly proud of what we have accomplished, but also excited beyond words to share what we have made with you. With your support, we will be able to get it distributed, making all the sacrifice, struggle, and hard work pay off.
Having a successful Kickstarter project would open a lot of new doors for us as a band. It would let us:
- Get physical copies of the record pressed.
- Finish paying for the last few final mixes/mastering.
- Compensate our media production team who believed in us enough to donate their time and efforts to help us reach our goals.
- Offer a bunch of cool rewards and stretch goals.
We want to ship you cool things as a thank you for supporting this project. Stickers, posters, postcards, and of course copies of The Freecoasters Show Up.
- For $10, you will receive a digital copy of The Freecoasters Show Up.
- For $30, you will receive a digital and physical copy of The Freecoasters Show Up as well as a download of our original dub EP, a coaster set, and 2 stickers.
- For $100, request any song* for us to cover. We will record it in our style and make a video that is dedicated to you. Here's our first cover!
- For $500-$2500, you will receive An Evening with The Freecoasters. We will perform at a venue of your choice.
* See full details and complete list of rewards in the Rewards section of this Kickstarter project.
If you back our project, you can add the following amounts to your pledge to receive extra rewards! Just make sure you leave us a note and tell us you want an add-on!
- $12 -Kickstarter-Exclusive t-shirt!
- $8 - A 17"x11" poster, featuring the "Show Up" album art, plus 2 stickers
We would be ecstatic if our goal was met. But why stop there? When our goal is met we will announce a series of stretch goals that include things like Vinyl copies of The Freecoasters Show Up and even a bonus Dub EP.
Vinyl is really the best format to enjoy the album, but we recognize that discs are more necessary to get our music in the hands of the most people possible. This would be especially exciting because we took the time to record the record Analog to give it the warm and authentic sounds of a reggae band who recorded at Studio1.
What This Project Means to Us
We are an incredibly hard working band and we love what we do to the point that it's really all we want to do. We practice religiously and write passionately. So much has happened that we never dreamed possible for us. We never could have imagined that we'd be afforded the opportunity to work with Jesse Wagner. It wasn't just that we got this amazing opportunity to work with someone whose music we respect and that has inspired, in part, much of our love of Reggae music. It's that making this record with Jesse producing it was like going to reggae school. We learned so much and are so grateful to him.
We know that everyone has a dream and a convincing way of talking about why you should support their particular project or passion. But we'll come out and say it. You should support us because you won't find another group of people who will work harder to make you proud that you had a hand in their success story. Sincerely, thank you.
- The Freecoasters
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Video produced by Cosmic Pizza
Photos by Lisa Marie Pullicino
Risks and challenges
1. Not being able to release this album on time
2. Paying for final mixdowns and mastering
3. Putting the album out on vinyl
4. Delivering all the awesome gifts and packages to contributers
5. Releasing the dub EP
1. Getting funding for this project
2. Releasing the album on our own
3. Reimbursing artist and production
4. Putting the album out on vinyl
- (44 days)