It's Indie Rock & Roll for me...
No fancy record label needed...
First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to check this out! You're awesome already! And pretty please, with Grand Marnier on top, feel free to share this with anyone and everyone!
So, here's the deal, I'm going to make a Rock & Roll album- let's call it my debut album since it will be my first time in the sack. It will be titled "Romancing Neptune" and it's going to be awesome, if I do say so myself. But, only if I actually have the cash in hand to bust this sucker out, otherwise this is all a bunch of hot air.
Back in the day, you needed the support of a big fancy record label to produce, promote and release an album. However, since most of the major record labels have either up and died or decided to only produce watered down pop, it's up to the artists to find another way. Luckily for me and other fellow artists, we now have this thing called the internet and social media. Power to the people... well, sort of. Regardless, we can now get our music to the right kind of ears... real music lovers!
You might be asking yourself, what does all of this have to do with you? Guess what, it's ALL up to you. I'm basically on my hands and knees (not literally... well, maybe) asking for your assistance in this project. Let's make a bad ass rock album together!
This is how we do it...
As you may know, I'm a single momma and struggling artist with no label or anything like that, so I decided to make a record through a campaign on Kickstarter! Basically where people like you and me come together, support some independent music and make something we can all be proud of. I want to take everyone along for the ride!
HERE IS THE CATCH .... Kickstarter is kind of like love, it's "All or Nothing", meaning if we don't make our goal, it's a no go... No money crossing hands and no awesome perks headed your way... I am a believer of manifesting only what we want to happen, so pretend I never said it, ha!
I was thinking, since I'm an artist and musician, there has to be a way to incorporate everything I do into this campaign. You will notice that in the rewards offered :) You have to work with what you got, right?
HERE IS A VIDEO SHOWING MY ART STYLE AND SOME IDEAS FOR CUSTOM ART AS NOTED IN MY REWARDS :) --------------------------->
You may ask yourself, how did I get here?
You may be asking yourself, who is Trisha Lurie and why is she Romancing Neptune? Well, It's possible that you know me already in real life or the interweb. If not, let me give you the cliff notes version of who I am and why I'm doing this....
You may know me as a musician, artist, model, actress, maybe you know me as a friend, sister, mother, sinner, saint or maybe just another earth lover, ocean dwelling surfer girl. Hell, maybe you don't know anything about me at all, hah, I'm hardly a household name. But, here is what I want to do more than anything in the world..... make music.
I simply can't wait to make an entire album, one that I am proud of, and share it with the world. I am a songwriter at my core, and I have stories to tell- yours, mine and the world's. More than anything I want to get all this passion and conviction swelling up in my soul out and into this album. I want to show my son that you can make your dreams come true by following your heart.
Download The Dark Side, through link below
I am really excited about the material I have so far, and am going to continue working with amazing musicians. Together we will be taking my raw, bare bones songs, and turning them into some solid soulful rock with all the bells and whistles or at least some rocking drums, guitar, bass and other various noise makers. Lucky for me I get to work with some incredible players on this. I have some lovely friends who have worked with some awesome huge bands that are going to be involved and it will be produced by Pete Thorn, so it's going to sound killer.
I wanted to have at least one song from the record finished before the campaign launch to give you an idea of what is to come. You can download it now for free and start rocking out. I plan on recording at least 9 to10 more of my songs that will fit nicely with this first song. Of course songs are like little movies for your ears and I will be keeping the album as a whole dynamic. I can promise you this, it will be raw, real and straight up rock with a hint of blues. I'm hoping that this album will make you either want to dance, drive really fast, fire a dirty politician, get a divorce, or have hot sex. If there is one thing I can't stand, it's lukewarm anything! I will be bleeding my soul into this.
ALBUM POSTER PHOTO SAMPLE :)
"Money (Thats what I want)"
The best things in life are free, But you can give them to the birds and bees, I need money.... At least for this anyway :)
History shows us that there are a few important ingredients necessary to produce, promote and release a successful record (it's typical for labels to spend over $150,000 to get this done). There are quite a few things that go into to making an album that will stand the test of time. I am not going to get all fancy with it but I want to make it as good as possible! Thankfully with modern technology, talented friends, and stuff like that, you can make an amazing album radio-ready for much less.. yay!
Things that I will be spending the money on..... studio time, hiring musicians (hey, they need to eat too), producer, engineers, album mixing, mastering, production of physical CD's, a low budget (but cool) music video for the single, album artwork, filming the "making of" and of course lots of chocolate for me (for inspiration of course).
In the event that this project should topple over with extra cash, I would love to hire a publicist, promote the album and make another music video.. Seems videos make a big difference these days... Extra money would mean less corners cut and more put into making this album fly.
THANKS SO MUCH!
Friends, Family & Supporters I want you to know how much I appreciate your love and support! Thank you for helping me follow my dreams and thank you for supporting independent music.
Trisha Lurie :)
Click on Link to see more and you can also visit his site at
Trisha Lurie's Youtube
"THE DARK SIDE" by TRISHA LURIE
Video/Slide show of my song "If I Only Knew", song is available on iTunes under my name Trisha Lurie. Song By Trisha Lurie with Pete Thorn, John Button, Bill Delia and mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
Photo credits on this kickstarter page, in order of their appearance... Ray Gutierrez, Simon Thorpe, Ray Gutierrez,TJ Scott (for his awesome" In The Tub, coffee table book, look it up :), Ray Gutierrez, Wendy Violet, Wendy Violet, Bluemarlinphoto, Bob, Mike Rugerrelo, Wendy Violet,Christian Holzknecht,Christian Holzhknecht, Bluemarlinphoto,Ray Gutierrez, Ray Gutierrez
T-SHIRT SAMPLES ARE IN.. CHECK IT OUT BUT KEEP IN MIND...
They will be a bit different though in the final version :) I have decided to go with a super soft much darker grey fitted t-shirt. The artwork will be just a tad bigger and the ink will be dark red and black. So, basically imagine the art a little bigger and more subtle because it will be on dark grey shirts not the white or the light grey you see here but you get the point :) They are going to look and feel sexy on you :)
BTW We are super close to getting this thing funded.. 69 hours to go and just over 80%... I am really happy we have come this far!! I can't thank you enough! xoxo t
- (30 days)