Yo! We made our goal of $15,000 with 6 days to go!? Are you serious!? That's amazing! What now you ask? Well... Let's keep it going! More $ simply = more we can do! :)
New goal: $20,000. Anything past that is going to charity. Love yall.
Hello there! We are an independent band called The Vespers, and we need help promoting, printing, and basically taking over the world with our new record. :)
We are excited to announce our new record is going to be called 'The Fourth Wall'! It's street date will either be in February or March, depending on where this campaign leads us. We are thrilled to announce that we are tag-teaming with Kickstarter here to fund our release in an interactive way, allowing us to maintain Artistic Control. :)
Artistic Control - as commonly reffered to in our industry; and as defined by us: having the complete say-so and handle over the music, art, and business direction of the band, keeping the business decisions and the sound organic, unforced, and importantly for us, where God's will is.
First single from the new record:
The Fourth Wall -"The invisible, vertical, plane between the audience and the stage in a proscenium theater setting through which the audience views the action." We thought it was fitting for our current situation, and kinda cool.
There have been various rumors as to what The Vespers were going to do with their 2nd record. In case you were wondering, we are still 100% independent, which means there is no record label or anyone telling us what to do, which is great, but this also means nobody is funding this record or it's release except for us. So, we decided to go to the people who matter the most for financial assistance: you, the audience
We recorded the first half of the record in May, and the second half in August. While we were on tour before, during, and after those times we were able to raise enough funds to pay for a large portion of the recording costs, which is HUGE! Now we just need another stack of budget to complete the vision we have for this record. Everything from mixing and mastering to printing and marketing. We'll have to do it all ourselves.
Lastly, as a band, we want to personally invite you to come and be apart of this revolution with us. It is an amazing time to be an independent artist and we are extremely blessed everyday by so many of you folks who support us by coming out to shows and spreading the news about our band through word of mouth and word of internet. If you can give, we need it. If you cannot give, that's totally cool, just share our music with a friend if you like what we do.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You will not be charged for a pledge until the end of our campaign, and if we do not make our goal we do not receive any fund-age. That's pretty much it.
If you have any questions, would like to make a private donation, or have an idea for a custom reward level, please, feel free to email us at email@example.com. Take care! Thanks for stopping by!
Peace and Blessings!
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The proposed budget will cover the final costs of the recording, mixing, and mastering, the basic costs of the replication of physical copies, vinyl copies, marketing of the record, distribution, a press campaign, a radio campaign, and a branded website design.
Have a better idea? That's cool too... run it by us either on the comment section, or via twitter, facebook, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org :)
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