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Independent pop band The Hudson Branch returns to the studio to record their 3rd album.
Independent pop band The Hudson Branch returns to the studio to record their 3rd album.
247 backers pledged $10,565 to help bring this project to life.

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"Keep an eye and ear on these talented musicans, the next round of songs is just remarkable" 
- Joe Shanahan, Founder/Owner of Metro

"The Hudson Branch is a polished quintet"
- Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinion

The Story

At the beginning of 2013 The Hudson Branch started laying down music for the next EP in a series we called "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow". The goal with the new material was to push our musical limitations. After experimenting with soul, R&B, electronic, and pop music and writing 23 songs, we realized we had something exciting on our hands. Out of this experience has come some of the most honest and compelling music we have made.

Now for our second Kickstarter funded album, our goal is to head back to one of Chicago's top recording studios, the Chicago Recording Company, to finish the album.  In June we spent time at CRC recording the new singles "You Don't Know Me" and "Do You Want To (Dance)". Our experience in a large studio environment led to us doing some of our best work yet.

The Singles

You Don't Know Me

Do You Want To (Dance)

The Goal

We want to finish the rest of the new record at CRC this fall.  From the 23 songs we originally wrote we have chosen 8 to 10 songs that will be recorded there.  After that they will be mixed by Neil Strauch (Iron and Wine, Andrew Bird).  Your participation in this pre-order will help make that happen. 

The money raised through this project will be used to pay for the
remaining time in the studio, the finishing mixing and mastering touches
and the pressing of CD and Vinyl copies of the album. Every amount helps support independent musicians make great music.

-The Hudson Branch

Rewards:

Included at the $100 level is your choice of one of these limited edition t-shirts.

At the $500 level The Hudson Branch will throw you a party! We start with a house show and we end the night with a dance party, courtesy of i will desTROYYOU. The fun of buying this reward is that it's not limited to just the cash in your wallet. Pick a location with some friends and purchase this reward together.

Risks and challenges

As independent musicians we have faced most challenges you can think of in continuing to make our music. However, the support you have all given us over the years has been immeasurable in helping us to keep making the music we love.

Our two biggest challenges this time around will be time and money.

Our budget is set for the recording of this album so the funding of this kickstarter will fulfill our financial requirements. When this project is funded we have set aside time to focus all our energies on making the best music we know how.

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    Advanced copy of the album via download

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    Advanced copy of autographed CD

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    Vinyl Album + Digital Download + Invitation only after party celebrating release of the album

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    Help build our set list for HB request show + limited edition Hudson Branch t-shirt + your choice of Vinyl or CD

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    You and a friend spend time with The Hudson Branch as they record the album at legendary studio Chicago Recording Company + your choice of Vinyl or CD

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    The Hudson Branch throws you a party with live performance and DJ set.
    (Extra cost for out of Chicagoland area)

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Funding period

- (34 days)