Hey, we're The Last Revel…and we're making a new record!
As friends of the band, you've stood with us as we've grown over the years and we can't thank you enough! It's been an absolute JOY to make music with and for you across the country. You've successfully backed us in making two out of three past records, and we're getting SO close to finished with Studio Album #4, "Fool's Spring." Here's how it's all going down and how you can be a part of it!
In September of 2018, we recorded in Nashville with Alison Brown at her legendary Compass Records Studio - formerly "Hillbilly Central" - on music row. Greats like John Hartford, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson recorded here and paved the way for other "outlaws" in country & folk music. We found ourselves drawing inspiration from the way these legends cast aside the rulebook and just made the kind of music they wanted to. So that's what we've done!
Those hot days in Nashville really set the tone for the rest of the recording process. We recorded the remainder of the album at River Rock Studios in Northeast Minneapolis, a place right in our backyard where we have layers upon layers of band history & experience, and many fond memories working together on past projects. The songs were finished here this winter and are currently awaiting the final steps of production.
This album is defined by our personal experiences and shared love of music. That's the core of it. Many of the songs are expressions of change, heartbreak, chaos, and resolution. Many are about personal growth and finding the strength to press on. Our last year as a band sowed the deep seeds of what is now to become "Fool's Spring."
Thank you for backing our project, pre-ordering our album, and being there with us every step of the way! We can't wait to get this record into your hands.
WHERE THE $ GOES
-Mixing & Mastering Costs (woofda, let me tell ya what. It sounds SO GOOD!)
-Artwork & Design costs for CD's & new merchandise
-Materials for marketing and promotion of the new album. (So even your pop music friends who secretly listen to Americana on the weekends can find us!)
-Pressing genuine physical CD copies of "Fool's Spring" to send directly to your mailbox!
Kickstarter is a great way to pre-order the album and score some dope merchandise & experiences to go along with it. We've got some sweet new shirts on the presses, handmade posters & embroidery by Vinnie & Rachel, signed song lyrics, special concerts & more... Thank you for being a part of this!
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
Many of you know The Last Revel from its beginnings as a 3-piece string band in Mankato, MN and, shortly after that, our current home in the big ol' apple of Minneapolis, MN. We've toured the country for more than 6 years, meeting folks in small towns & big cities alike, honing our craft and making memories with you all along the way. Our most recent album, Hazard & Fate, was a breakthrough for us in a lot of ways and brought us to even more amazing venues in beautiful parts of the country!
Last year, Lee left the band and we gained three new members - Rachel Hanson, Elliot Heinz, and Lauren Anderson. Touring as the new lineup last year was incredible (full van, full hearts, amirite?!), and we began to craft new songs together while breathing new life into our classic tunes. That was the seed of what has now become "Fool's Spring."
-The Last Revel
Risks and challenges
We have already recorded the album, so the risk is very low on this one. Getting it funded is the closest thing to a risk we've got, although we're confident that together with all of y'all we can make this happen.
By backing this project, you are helping us bring the album to life sooner than we would be able to on our lonesome. Getting excited yet?! As granddaddy always said, "YUP!"
- (28 days)