This is a campaign to raise $ for the new Daylights album. We have brand new songs and can't wait to share them with you and the world!
April 24th - Campaign update:So, we just uploaded a new video to the Kickstarter page. Check it out! Also, you know the song playing in the videos we posted? Well, we thought it would be cool to give you all an EXCLUSIVE free download of it. It's called "Cosmic Dancer" and its a special recording with strings as accompaniment that's never been released...ever.SO, just for being awesome fans, here you go! http://t.opsp.in/1CbAy
We've always had an infatuation with strings since we were kids. So one afternoon we tried to recreate the scaled-down London symphony in our living room with Paul Cartwright and April Guthrie, two of our favorite string players in LA. We spent an hour on each song, did a few songs of our own and a few of our favorite covers.
BUT BUT BUT!! Please spread the love by clicking SHARE after downloading! We know that you guys have already helped us out a bunch, but one share per person could really make a huge difference in the home stretch of this campaign.
THE TIME HAS COME TO MAKE A NEW ALBUM...
We've been busy! We've built a huge stack of songs, and we've narrowed it down to 10 or 11 that we can't wait to share with you and the world...but we need your help!
We love being an indie band and the creative benefits that come with it. Last time we made a big, bold record in London, and it was one of the best experiences of our lives. This time, our hope is to record and produce the bulk of these songs in our own studio in Los Angeles, and it is allllmost possible. Just a few more pieces of gear to get started, some tracking, mixing, mastering, pressing, promoting and getting out there for everyone to hear. And Us + Kickstarter + you guys makes that a reality! It also gives us a unique opportunity to fill your mailboxes and computers with all kinds of new Daylights stuff; and better yet, it gives us the chance to interact with you guys–our friends and fans–one on one as we make this record.
THE DAYLIGHTS IN 3D!!!
This is going to be cool. Really cool. For those of you who want to get really up close and personal and be "IN" the studio while we're recording, we'll send you two pairs of 3D glasses in the mail, along with a private access code and directions for logging in, and you can pull up a chair and watch 3D videos of the "making of" process. There probably won't be dinosaurs, aliens or giant sinking ships, but we're hoping this will be a rare and exciting way you can virtually be a part of this record.
FREE INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF "GET READY"...
There are LOTS of different unique incentives and possibilites for you to choose from...and remember, everyone who pledges big or small immediately gets a download of the exclusive, publicly unreleased song "Get Ready", just featured in the hit movie "Chronicle". We've had so many people asking about this song, and here is your chance to get it!
HAVE YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE LINER NOTES OF THE RECORD!!
Just what it says.... With this package, you can skip the mailroom and become an executive. We'll print your name in the album artwork as a Kickstarter executive producer! This is a really cool way to support the band, and it's our way of saying thank you for partnering with us.
PAINTED GUITARS AND MORE...
Ricky will put his artistic talent to good use and hand design/paint a personalized guitar in either an original design or one of your choosing. He's done three of these before and it went smashingly!
SPREAD THE WORD!
We've always been a grassroots band, and we feel we have the best fans in the world. As you know, the kicker is if we don't reach our goal in 30 days, we don't receive any backing, and we'll probably make a record on our iphones just for you guys. If we surpass our goal, well, the record just gets better and better, we get to cut less corners, and we can really focus on promoting this thing and getting it out there. You're obviously free to donate more than the specified amount for any given promotional package, but just as important is the tweeting, facebooking, emailing, and telling all your friends, family, neighbors and complete strangers about this campaign!
Everyone, our sincere thanks for believing in us and for being a part of our lives. We look forward to making another record for you guys!
Ricky, Ran and Svend
BTW, here's our first Kickstarter video that we released when we launched the project:
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