SPARE PARTS IS ALMOST DONE RECORDING THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 5TH ALBUM FOR ROPEADOPE RECORDS!
We need your help and time is of the essence. This album is the first album to be released digitally on Ropeadope Records (Snarky Puppy, MMW, Christian McBride, Charlie Hunter, The Funky Knuckles, DJ Logic, Mike Gordon, and many more amazing artists) and we know it will be our best album yet! What does this campaign pay for?
1) Recording. We have been hard at work at Transient Sound this summer. We enlisted the veteran ears of keyboardist/engineer extraordinaire Vijay Tellis-Nayak, who engineered our last album "Bright Minor." Transient Sound has the best gear, console, and environment we could possibly ask for and the process was amazing. The album’s studio time consists of tracking, editing, mixing, and mastering. We are almost there!
2) Packaging and Manufacturing. From the artwork to the to the last note played, the physical album has a life of its own. Not only will we press CD's, but this will be our first album pressed to VINYL and there are a lot of costs associated with that. There is more than just the cost of manufacturing that's involved. Test pressings are made to ensure quality, and then they have to be shipped... and it weighs more than Bruno... a lot more! Now think of that feeling when you open an original first press vinyl and pop it on the turntable...
3) Promotion. There is more music to choose from today than ever before and we need to get the word out online and in print. Promotional costs include purchasing ads in relevant publications, mailing promotional packages to radio stations, bloggers, and taste-makers, plus keeping up with our email list and website updates. You have heard us, and we want the world to hear us. Help us spread the word, request the new album be played on your local stations!
4) The Road. We love getting out on tour but traveling as a band is a more difficult endeavor now than ever before. Between gas, vehicle upkeep, rentals, equipment maintenance, lodging and crew, the cost of being on the road is heavy both out of pocket and internally. We want to get out now more than ever to bring this new music to you. As the gigs and venues keep improving so will the travel distances. Let us know where you want to see us. We make every effort to expand our radius to include your city!
We are turning to you so we can reach the finish line and get the album out to the world. We are almost done and every little bit will help us achieve our goal. As a donor you will be the first to get access to the album and hear tracks as they are finished.
Producing music is our passion, but financing this project requires your help! Any amount will help and we have some great rewards waiting for you. Enjoy the above video that includes live studio footage and cuts from the album. We are almost there and can't wait to share it with you!
Risks and challenges
The ducks are in a row. The 5th self titled Spare Parts album is happening. Our biggest challenge is getting the album done in a timely fashion for Ropeadope Records. The artistic obstacles remaining before completion are minimal - editing, mixing and mastering remain on the "To Do" list. We are confident that we can complete these steps to the highest degree of quality and efficiency. Bringing it to life digitally and pressing to vinyl and CD then requires a few more steps. Any financial support received is ensuring that the process will happen efficiently. We hope to exceed the goal to ensure a more vigorous promotional campaign and to get the album on the road! We are so close! Thank You!
Love, Spare Parts
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