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CA$ 6,000
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54
backers
48hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, June 27 2019 6:23 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 Hi Folks! We are The New Customs 

Dale Brown & Emma Cloney • The New Customs
Dale Brown & Emma Cloney • The New Customs

 “Chasing Light“ • Sneak peak at our first single

Thank you for taking a moment to stop by the Kickstarter campaign for our new album "Selling Religion on Government Street", and if you’re still reading after that title, thanks again! 

This new album has been almost 2 years in the making, some tracks more so, and we can’t wait to finally release it into the wild, so we’ve put together a bunch of neat perks for you to go along with it! 

The Story 

The idea for this album all started in August 2017 while on tour in Victoria, British Columbia.  It was a rare day off and we were wandering around downtown in all its summery vibrance. It quickly became apparent that there were many layers to the city; around all the flowery patios, buskers and ocean air, there were also tent cities and hobo jungles filled with travellers and transients, an invisible second population. They were there in plain sight, but the more refined demographic wouldn’t even make eye contact.  Eventually we came across two young gentleman in white collared short sleeve shirts with literature and brochures explaining the good word set up five feet away from some folks sitting on the sidewalk with a cardboard sign saying “Anything helps”.

Selling Religion on Government Street 

Taken aback by the scene, Emma turned to Dale and said “Oh look, they’re selling religion on Government Street”.  And that was it.  The die was cast. There was no turning back. It had to become a song. Yes, the title was provocative. Yes, it might turn some people off.  But it would have been a shame to just leave that songwriting gold lying on the sidewalk.

Over the following year, more and more songs emerged, about not only of crossing this amazing country of ours back and forth again and again, but also of the journey of our lives, constantly twisting and turning in unexpected ways. About being detoured by a mountain forest fire in British Columbia.  About a dear friend and mentor passing away and how to remember them. About watching as your children grow up and seeing them start to carve their own path. We also included the song that started the band, Oliver Schroer’s beautiful piece “A Song For All Seasons”.

The songs on the album are very personal to us, but in playing them on stage and letting them breath, we’ve seen them become personal to others as well. That’s the best feeling in the world; the feeling that you touched on something that can reach far beyond what you first imagined. 

DIY until we DIE!

When we recorded “All Walls Fall”, the album before this, we did everything ourselves; played everything, engineered, mixed, mastered… the whole shebang. This time, we wanted to try a different approach and do a proper studio album.  For really the first time, we brought other people into the fold. We brought in the team and the musicians we wanted to work with to make the music shine its absolute brightest. We wanted to bring our absolute best and cut no corners, and we are so happy with the results.  If you’ve heard our music before, it’ll sound familiar, yet bigger and better; if you haven’t, thanks just for finding us, and we hope you enjoy this record of the past couple years.

Exclusive Perks 

We’re offering not only the album (in either CD or digital download), but exclusive shirts and merchandise, Emma’s custom handmade Feather and Fiddle string earrings, and other fun rewards, up to and including The New Customs playing at your very own house or event!

The music business is an ever-changing entity, and it’s very easy to feel like a small fish in a very large pond. But the one constant is that the listeners are truly the reason why we do what we do, and why we are able to do what we do.  You, the good people who support Kickstarters like our, who go out to shows, who intake music that isn’t on Top 40 radio; you are our record label, you are our team, you are our people!

 The Rewards! 

Signed “Selling Religion on Government Street” CD
Signed “Selling Religion on Government Street” CD
TNC “Skyline” T - Shirt
TNC “Skyline” T - Shirt

 Feathers & Fiddle Strings - Custom earrings by Emma Cloney 

“Fiddle String” earrings
“Fiddle String” earrings
Feather Earrings (short)
Feather Earrings (short)
Long feather earrings
Long feather earrings
Feathers for everyone!
Feathers for everyone!
Customs - The New Customs Guitar Picks
Customs - The New Customs Guitar Picks

Risks and challenges

Going into the studio and working with the excellent talents that we did was the classic trade-off of greater risk for greater reward. As an independent, self-funded band with mouths to feed other than our own, this was a large undertaking. The wonderful thing is that we are almost there: the studio and musicians are all paid for, the songs are all recorded and are nearly done mixing and mastering, and we’re almost ready to send off to print.

By pre-ordering “Selling Religion on Government Street”, it allows us to keep the costs of mixing and mastering off of our credit cards, and allows us to order our physical albums asap. These are the costs we had in mind when we set our goal. The risks are that if we don’t meet the goal, completing the album will be delayed further.

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    Be one of the first to hear our new songs from our upcoming album “Selling Religion on Government Street” with your digital download.

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    Signed “Selling Religion” CD

    Tried and true, the CD reigns supreme!

    Get an early copy of "Selling Religion on Government Street" signed by The New Customs (Emma and Dale).
    For those humans who love the feeling of getting something in the mail and discovering new music through non-streaming media... THIS IS FOR YOU!

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    CD + Swag!

    Not only get your copy of the signed CD, but receive the limited edition TNC stickers and Guitar picks (all designed by your very own The New Customs).

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    Music Lovers Essentials

    An essentials package for the music lover who needs a little of everything. Skyline T - Shirt custom design work by Emma Cloney featuring the Canadian cities skyline that inspired the album.

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    Fiddle String Earrings

    Music to your ears!

    Receive your music along with limited edition pair of hand crafted Fiddle String Earrings. Crafted by Emma Cloney using the Fiddle Strings from Dale's Violin. All earring strings have played actual live concerts and can be yours as an exclusive fashion/art statement.

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    Feather Earrings (short)

    Did you know The New Customs Emma Cloney makes fabulous one of a kind FEATHER EARRINGS?
    Here is your chance to get yours as well as support the music that keeps those feathers flying from coast to coast.

    1 x Custom pair for medium length (3-5 inches) Feather Earrings (photos in description -all pairs unique)

    Wear some art and support LIVE music!

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    Private Fiddle Lesson with Dale

    With over 30 years of violin/fiddle training and thousands of live performances, our very own Dale Brown is willing to share some of his knowledge and best kept fiddle secrets in these exclusive... super exclusive one-one lessons.

    This amazing reward will give 5 lucky humans the opportunity to have
    2 x 45 min (or 1 x 90min) private lessons at the skill level of their choice.

    Lessons available in person or online.

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    Feather Earrings (long)

    Long and glamorous feather earrings. Bold colours or earth tones. Perfect for medium and long haired humans.

    1 x Custom pair for medium length (8-12 inches) Feather Earrings (photos in description - all pairs unique)

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    Collector Pack

    The true fan package includes everything you might need or want to claim your place as a The New Customs number one fan.

    Exclusive Feathers & Fiddle Strings earrings. Made of both musically enhanced strings from Dale's Fiddle and Emma's favourite long feathers. These statement earrings as as much art as they are fashion. Similar pairs worn by Emma on nearly every The New Customs stage.

    PLUS - The entire TNC discography (2 albums) and your signed copy of "Selling Religion on Government Street"

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    Custom Cover song

    One time only... we are taking requests!
    Have you got a song in mind that you would love to hear us cover?
    We will learn, arrange and customize a cover song of your choosing and send it to you in a personalized video.
    (if you're considering this option please contact us for details and song requests)

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    Stop Motion Movie - Short Film

    So as you may have noticed from our little kickstarter video, The New Customs have tried our hand at stop motion film making.
    Here is your chance to pledge for something truely unique... We will make a stop motion animated short film exclusively for you! The insanity of creative people is nearly limitless... try us!

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    House Concert (Canada)

    We will come to you! Let us bring the music to your home, living room, garage, barn, yard, wedding, nursing home, literally anywhere in Canada we can set up a microphone and cram in the music loving public.
    We will pack the tiny Rio and head for you in the 2019/2020 touring season.

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    Dinner and a Show (Canada)

    B I G N E W S

    Dinner + Show!
    There is a magic that happens when artists help other artists. The Indie-Folk duo from Winnipeg Mb The New Customs have joined forces with ChefCordon Blue of WhattheFORK Mark Swiednicki to bring you the ultimate music and dinning experience.

    Presently The New Customs are crowdfunding for the much anticipated release of their second album “Selling Religion on Government Street” through Kickstarter.
    Their top prize reward includes a private show in your home, venue, garage, barn, rooftop, or any other place you like combined with an out of this world dining experience with menu custom designed by Chef Mark.

    So we will also prepare a fantastic meal for you and up to 6 guests before hitting the stage (or any space you like) to perform a lively show. Available for the 2019/2020 touring season.

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