Hello Hello! We are The Spinning Leaves from Philadelphia - playing music, stirring up community - maybe you've heard us?
We have a whole load of new songs and we are super excited to get them recorded !! But we need a little shove to keep our music homegrown and handmade. We need to put our community vision where our community mouth is, so to speak!
So we've put together a drive on this fund-raising site to organize money and appeal directly to you (our community!) with a whole mess of incentives stacked up to the right there ----->. It's like when NPR comes out and appeals to their listeners for support every so often, only we're not gonna talk you goofy and our video IS AMAZING! We've tried to include goodies for all socio-economic levels, from downloads of the future album(like preorder!), hand-made bedroom demos and live DVDs, to special herbal tea blends we made, free shows, home made sauerkraut, dinner with the band and updates of audio and video from the studio as it happens! Whoah yes.
Ever since our band was a young-in', we've always placed our faith in the power of people together and the fruit of community. This just takes it on up to the next level !!! Fan-supported album! It's so unique to our time and place. Let's make an album together!
What we want to do: We've already booked time in late March to record, mix, and master a 6 to 7 song CD EP in upstate New York with Henry Hirsch(Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Mick Jagger). It's gonna be soooooooooo great!
The $6000 will pay for recording, mixing, and mastering. If we surpass that, our goal, we'll print the CD ourselves too. If we surpass that, we'll hire some publicity and give the album a big push. I mean, if we had the funds, we would start an international label and run Philly Folk Parade tours all over the world in a big caravan. Whew!
Thanks so much for the help, everyone! In an age where people don't usually pay for music, it's so important to have independent artists and shaker-uppers to help keep the societal ball rolling. You know? And any bit of support is helpful. Even if you can't afford to give, please pass this along to someone that might. Excited bout it!!!
All together. Be well.
Love, The Spinning Leaves
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