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After 3 years Stükenberg is ready to release a new album!

Three years might seem like a long time and that's because it is!  David has realized many changes in his life since the release of his folk album, 'The Silo Project.'  The most important two:

Realization 1) Release and perform müsic more frequently.

Realization 2) Make the music louder, faster, stronger, and more fun.

So that's what he's done.  Maybe it took a while, but that's beyond the point.  The point is it's time to get it in your hands!  To make that happen we have three important things that need backing:

Thing 1) Mastering the tracks

Thing 2) Printing the CD

Thing 3) Promoting the CD

For most independent releases this can cost between $20,000 and $80,000. David has had some amazing and talented friends who believe in the music and have helped to reduce this cost. In total the 3 things will cost ~$6,000.

Sneak Peak at the album single "No Home"

Exclusives

We've crafted a number of exclusive rewards for your backing efforts! You'll find signed CDs, T-Shirts, and posters, as well as a number of unique items like a Lifetime of Stükenberg music, private shows, and custom written songs just for you! Whatever your backing level, we've made sure to design an exclusive reward that demonstrates our deepest appreciation.

This is a mock-up of the awesome CD and American Apparel T-Shirt in many of the exclusives to the right!
This is a mock-up of the awesome CD and American Apparel T-Shirt in many of the exclusives to the right!
This is a mock-up of the unisex American Apparel hoodie available as one of the exclusives to the right!
This is a mock-up of the unisex American Apparel hoodie available as one of the exclusives to the right!

Beyond (Stretch Goals)

As soon as we are fortunate enough to reach this, we want you to know what we'll be able to accomplish with further backing:

$12,000 total - we guarantee a tour by Spring 2014 that will get us to as many of those who back us as possible!

$20,000 total - we begin immediate work on another release, which would be projected for Summer 2014. Each Basic Backer and up gets a physical copy!

Bio

With a sound self-characterized as Appalachian Rock, David Stükenberg strides a few steps ahead of the music scene, both in lyric and in a sound original to the artist himself. Stükenberg’s forthcoming release capitalizes on the Appalachian tradition of storytelling with its fictionalized musical narrative, consolidating influences and anecdotes from David's past into a distilled series of stories and thought-provoking scenarios. With a musical backdrop teetering between early Fleetwood Mac's eerie backwoods' melodies and the distorted, almost-Pentecostal energy of a church service led by Rage Against the Machine, the album grabs your attention and simply won’t let go.

We like to maintain a level of transparency that helps you understand what we're doing and how. If you have any questions about projected expenditures please contact Jesse Mursky-Fuller at jesse[at]stukenbergmusic dot com.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

With all things in life there are risks but you gotta take the risks if you're going to get anywhere. The good thing for you is that we can 100% guarantee delivery of an album we're super proud of because its already done! And we can't wait to share... Should be a fun end of 2013 and start to 2014!

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