**UPDATE: We--ALL of us--have done it! We've passed our goal with three days to go! So if you haven't pledged, and you want to pre-order the album and contribute to our project, you still have time. All the funds that we raise over our goal are going to go toward putting more songs on the album and covering unforeseen expenses.**Friends and soon-to-be friends, this is the album we've been trying to make for almost a decade. Delusional managers, paranoid producers, and some of the rudest sound guys in LA: we've seen it all. But over the last few years, we've also crafted some of the best songs we've ever written. And we REALLY want to share them with you! We believe in this project so much that we've already invested our own money and have recorded the first half of the album. We hope you like what you hear and that you'll choose to join us and become a part of finishing this 10-song album. Take a listen to two of the songs we've recorded below--and download California for free! (The song in the video above is the title track on the album.)
In case you're wondering where your pledge goes, here's a breakdown:
- Producer fees: $1200
- Studio fees/equipment costs: $1000
- Musician fees: $1800
- Mastering: $1100
- CD duplication: $1500
- Kickstarter premiums: $650
- Album design: $250
Those are the financial details. But this project is truly about more than just the act of recording an album. As we say in our video above, "our dream to make music that touches people lives on." We want to make and share music that inspires and encourages people. I think most of us would agree that the world needs a little more (who are we kidding--A LOT MORE) of that.
All or Nothing
If the $7,500 pledge goal is reached in 4 weeks, then we will be awarded the money and will be able to finish the recording of our album. But if our goal is not reached, then we receive nothing at all and the record remains unfinished.
What You Get When You Pledge
You can pledge any amount: $1 up to as much as you feel expresses your enthusiasm for the music! Special goodies limited to this project only include:
- Exclusive video, photo, journal updates from the studio
- Advance/signed CD, limited edition poster and shirt
- Your name listed in the album credits
- Original oil paintings by Thena
- Private house concert
- We write a song for you and include it on the album
What can I do to help if I can't give financially?
Get the word out! Tell your friends, family--anyone who will listen. Share this page on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr (if you're not into the whole brevity thing).
Important for backers outside of the US:
Make sure you include shipping in your donation amount if you are outside of the United States.
- International orders for physical merchandise - ADD $10 USD
- Canadian orders for physical merchandise - ADD $5 USD
Thank you in advance for being a part of this project! We cannot wait to celebrate the completion of this album and share our new songs with you.
Also, a few special shout-outs:
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