we're funded! new goal!:
if we hit $6,000: some extras to the physical CD: additional art, photography, color inserts (lyrics insert! i've always wanted a lyrics insert!), etc. this will also ensure that i can get the CDs printed on awesome eco-friendly stock. i was already hoping to print the albums this way, but it's not easy being green (cha-ching!)
if we hit $6,800: music video land! i've been talking with some amazing yet-to-be-announced video artists. if this seems to be a real possibility, more news will come about! i would love to make this happen.
if we hit $8,000: instead of the last two options, i could additionally press this album as vinyl. that's the one i'm really, really psyched about. i don't know if we can do it in a week, but this whole process has overwhelmed me so much that at this point i really believe that anything is possible. a real LP!
ATTENTION! NOTE! if you are backing this project after Friday 3/25/11, the limited edition Vinyl 7" is no longer available for any pledges (this applies to any and all levels over $40). I promise I will include something extra-special and awesome above the $40 level (a new t-shirt perhaps?! stickers?! box of chocolate?!) when the time comes. Thanks!!
Hello! Thank you for being here! Big news: I'm going into the studio in April to make my new album, Canary in a Coal Mine, and I need your help in a serious fashion.
The situation: This past week, I was given the chance to branch out on my own from the record label I've been signed to for the last year; for better or worse, it was the perfect time to seize the opportunity, pick myself up by the bootstraps, & give it a go. My label, who I'm sad to say goodbye to, had budgeted $5,000 for April's recording sessions. Now that we're parting ways, I'm without that budget.
The plan: I'm venturing to NYC for two weeks to record with an amazing producer and a killer cast of musicians, including Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls), Todd Sickafoose (Righteous Babe), Franz Nicolay (formerly of the Hold Steady), Peter Hess (Anti-Social Music), Emily Hope Price (Pearl & the Beard), Joe Arnold, Emilyn Brodsky, and Anthony Da Costa. The studio is booked, producer James Frazee and I have been rummaging through the demos, and I'm so excited to get to New York and get in the studio. The album is slated to be released in September.
Wondering what will be on this hypothetical work? Well you can expect some banjo goodness, string quartet action, sweet accordion, thumb piano galore, killer percussion, more lady harmonies than you can shake a stick at… etc. I promise it will be good. As for the songs, demo versions of Die Trying, Wishbone, & Heart Beat Faster can be heard on my Secret Cedar Room EP! & you can watch live videos of Texas, Undertow, & Volcanoes on Facebook!
Where your money's going: Your pledges will directly fund... * the cost of the studio time! * costs of engineering, mixing & mastering! * artwork & physical printing of the final CD!
Want to get involved? Want to just say hello? Either way, I can't thank you enough for being here. Seriously.
firstname.lastname@example.org / www.theanna.com
1, the $60 level isn't listed on the video, but is a legitimate incentive, I promise! xo.
2, for international backers, please add $10 to your donation price for additional shipping costs. thank you!
3, also, sadly, as of now, the house show offer does not apply outside of the US, and hypothetically costal or quite-southern shows could take some negotiating, either with far-out scheduling or covering travel expenses!
Details & FAQs on Timeline!
* Recording will take place through April & May of 2011 in NYC.
* Album is slotted for an official September 13th release date. If all goes well, the plan is to have the release to Kickstarter Backers at least one month prior to official release!
* Your additional rewards will be shipped with your Canary CD when the album is ready (estimated, August 2011). I will contact you through the Kickstarter forms to ask for your address, prompts for your personalized rewards, and other such information! If you already own certain CDs or would like to omit (or exchange) certain rewards in your package, please feel free to message me!
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