About this project
We’re going above and beyond with this one ya'll, and delivering a triple album! Not just any old triple album, we're making history with this. One full length solo Grouch disc, one full length Eligh disc, and one full length G&E disc. For all of our supporters and fans, you get all 3 dimensions in one shot. We're on track to release this project in February 2014.
If you’re on this page and reading this, chances are you’re already a believer in The Grouch and/or Eligh. For that, we send our deepest appreciation and gratitude. We have the best fans in the world and you and I know it!
You probably also know that we've ALWAYS been INDEPENDENT even before it was COOL. From 4 track recordings and dubbed cassettes, all night sessions at Kinko’s and slanging tapes by hand on the streets of Oakland and LA until we had enough $$$ for bus fare and a slice… we've come a looooong way. Still, all we know is DIY and we aren’t ashamed to say it. Ironically, with the music industry scrambling and desperate for any kind of sales, we could easily sign a record deal for our next album but that's never been our style.
Instead, we’re signing with YOU, our loyal friends, family and fans. We’re taking our independent journey to the next level with this Kickstarter campaign. The funds we raise will help us execute a proper album release and cycle, which includes marketing, manufacturing merchandise (which is ONLY available here), touring, transportation, and etc. - we want this to be our biggest album to date.
But it’s not just about the money. This Kickstarter campaign is about formally recognizing and involving you, our most loyal supporters, into our careers and our lives. As you can see in the reward tiers to the right, we’re not just selling music. We’re offering pieces of ourselves. Besides the music, we’re most excited about really opening up our journey to our best fans.
Don’t sleep on the sonics though. Musically, this triple disc project is our most ambitious release to date! This body of work shows so many in depth dimensions of The Grouch & Eligh. The E album is totally different from The G album, the G&E album is completely unique as well. We have such a variety of sounds and messages, we really could have released this as three separate projects -- every album stands on its own but together we found the answer.
This is way it had to be. Just doing solo albums wouldn’t fulfill our souls right now. Neither would a straight-up G&E album. We’ve grown exponentially in recent years, and we’re such an integral part of each other’s path's. With these albums, we’re circling up on decades of growth and experiences.
Join us on our journey up. We’ve set a public goal of $50,000 though with this campaign we receive money only once our goal is reached. Secretly, we hope to go way beyond our goal. Even once we've raised a million, not a single dollar will go to waste :) If you know anything about us, you know we know how to utilize our assets. Let’s shock the world again with how far our community can go. We’ve done it on the streets, its now time to take it online.
The Grouch and Eligh
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who helped us hit our goal! Time for a new one! Sticking with the theme of 3's, we decided we'd do three things when we hit 1k Good Elevation Bundles sold:
- We'll make vinyl. Yes, many are asking for it and we hear you! we would have loved to have already offered it but manufacturing of a project this large is extremely costly.
- We'll donate $10k to MusiCares, the same organization that helped Eligh get clean 8 years ago.
- We'll give each and every one of you who participate in our campaign at any level THE TORTOISE AND THE CROW Prelude EP! Well over a month in advance of the album release you will receive a private link to this Kickstarter backer exclusive project.
The Tortoise & The Crow
G&E - 333
- Ashes to Ashes
- Run ft. Pigeon John
- So Complicated
- Hella Fresh ft. Kreayshawn
- All These Lights
- Fireflies ft. Steve Knight
- ANX ft. PROF
- The Knock
- Say Eligh! Say Grouch!
- Akfam ft. Blu
- People Of The Sun ft. Slightly Stoopid
- End Game
The Grouch - Lighthouses
- The POSSE
- Stuff is Tuff
- We Want The World ft. Zumbi, Bicasso, and Tre Nyce
- My Garden
- Nice To Know Ya
- Get Strong
- My Best Teacher
- When The Love's Gone
- Corey's Angels
- Good Man
Eligh - Nomads
- Paid The Price ft. Adam Theiss
- Journey ft. Codany Holiday
- My God Song
- All On You ft. Natalia
- Dark Tinted ft. Brevi
- Attracted to Pain
- The Healer
- Morning After ft. Adam Theiss
- Walk The Walk ft. The Grouch
- A Different Way ft. Ellay Khule
Production by The Grouch, Eligh, Pretty Lights, Ant of Atmosphere, Amp Live, Exile, DJ Fresh, DNAE , Alexander Spit, and more.
Music And Videos:
Our first single and music video from the album. Beats by way of longtime G&E fan, and now friend, Pretty Lights:
Our second single and music video. Chorus courtesy of the multi-talented and longtime homie, Pigeon John. “You can say I’m independent but I need my fans / G&E fans are the best and advanced!"
Risks and challenges
The album is recorded, mixed and mastered, so the downloads should be available for distribution by our February 2014 target date. We've already lined up rates and agreements with the manufacturers of the physical goods (CDs, t-shirt, hats). Unforeseen delays in production could potentially affect fulfillment dates. "Experience" rewards are dependent on mutually agreeable and available time and place, which we will discuss and set with our supporters.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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