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We're back with a new lineup and an exciting new record. Preorder "Fool's Spring" now!
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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

-MUSIC VIDEO!

-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." 

Thank you!!!

-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!"

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    Digital Download of “Fool’s Spring”

    Get a digital copy of "Fool's Spring" sent to you as soon as it's available! Please provide an email address for your download and we'll send ya the goods!

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    Signature CD & Sticker Package!

    We'll hand-sign a genuine physical copy of the new album, "Fool's Spring," and throw in some brand new stickers as a thank-you for pre-ordering our record!

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    Signed Lyric Booklet Bundle!

    Exclusive printed booklet of all “Fool’s Spring” song lyrics, signed by the band! Includes Signed “Fool’s Spring” CD, Stickers, and Digital Download.

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    Fool's Spring T-Shirt & CD Bundle!

    We’ve got new merch cookin’ and can’t wait to send it your way! Locally-printed T-shirt bundle includes “Fool’s Spring” CD, Stickers, AND Digital Download.

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    Exclusive Screen Printed Poster Bundle

    Special-edition screen printed poster hand-made by Vinnie Donatelle! Includes signed “Fool’s Spring” CD & Digital Download!

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    *Superfan Package!*

    Holy wow, thank you! Your Superfan status gets you exclusive printed 4x6 photos from tour & recording, signed by band members, AND Handmade Screen Print Poster by Vinnie AND a new T-Shirt AND a signed “Fool’s Spring” CD and Digital Download!

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    Band-Made Arts Bundle!

    You’re One of a Kind! Band-made Arts Bundle Includes: Hand-embroidered selection of lyrics to a song from “Fool’s Spring”, hand-stitched by Rachel Hanson AND a hand-printed tour poster by Vinnie Donatelle AND Exclusive Signed tour photos AND “Fool’s Spring” CD & Digital Downloads & Stickers. So crafty.

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    EVERYTHING THUS FAR!

    Everything listed above, and all our gratitude <3

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    A Tour Date With the Band!

    A date with Vinnie, Rachel, and Ryan anywhere in the Twin Cities on an off day, OR any reasonable tour stop! We’ll talk about the sorts of things we know about, go thrifting, walking, hang in your neighborhood...Show us your favorite local joint! Beverages & snacks are on US! Also comes with signed "Fool's Spring" CD & T-shirt , Digital Download, Stickers.

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    House Concert Package!

    The Last Revel (Trio) will play your living room/shed/basement/creative space! Travel included anywhere within 200 miles of Minneapolis, schedule dependent.
    Notes: As with most house concerts, it's absolutely legit for you to ask your guests for a suggested cover/donation to defray your costs. Locations further away are welcome, too! We will just have to tack on travel & lodging costs. (Please message us with any questions!)

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    *TLR Party Package!*

    The FULL band will play your party/special event/backyard extravaganza/Let’s make it BIG! Invite as many people as you can think of, have a barbecue, a private festival, whatever you want to do we’ll be there with bells on. Includes all the goods listed and our endless gratitude for your support. (Schedule dependent. Travel included within 200 miles of Minneapolis. Locations further away are welcome, too!! We will just tack on travel & lodging costs. Please message us with any questions!)

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