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Think rock, pop, and soul meets the beach - and you've got the next TTOC EP.
Think rock, pop, and soul meets the beach - and you've got the next TTOC EP.
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Five years in the making.

The Timbre of Cedar began as a gift of studio time from Sam to Marrissa in the parking lot of Lowe’s in Jackson, Michigan - stemming from a simple belief that God can use music, art, and storytelling to open up the soul and pour hope into it - even in the midst of questions and wrestling.

Five years later we are still crafting music and community that does this and we want to put our best foot forward in the rest of 2019 and 2020. 

New music on the way.

It's been two years since the release of our first full-length record, "Restoring the Light." In the process of creating "Restoring the Light" we were learning how to write together - what worked and what didn't, how to communicate, how to be transparent to share what was going on in our lives and to be brave to share new creative ideas.  The content itself was also very reflective of what we were processing in our lives at the time.

RTL means so much to us and was hugely developmental - but we believe that what we are making now is our best work yet.

"Let's Go" and "I Wanna Know," released in late summer and early fall of 2018, were a step into growth for us as musicians and experimenting more with our sound.

We have a new sonic palette of colors we are painting from with the same canvas, new songs to sing, new stories to tell, and deeper perspective.  The seed planted five years ago is giving way to sweeter fruit, and we can't wait for you to get a taste of it. ;)

Will you help us make these songs come to fruition? 


Kickstarter.

We want to ask that you would consider partnering with us in the next step of this journey. 

We are in the process of writing and preparing to record the rest of a 6 song EP we are crafting - recorded by the talented producer and engineer, Jake Rye of Social Recording Company and mastered by the incredible Mike Cervantes of the Foxboro. 

We have recorded 3 songs on the EP, but we need help paying for the final three. 

We've been working hard on writing these new songs and really believe in them. Some of the best we've ever made rhythmically and melodically - filled with honesty on themes of love, joy and hope - but we need your help to make them a reality.  

We're asking for $3500 over the course of 3 weeks. 

This will include the cost of recording, mixing, mastering, Kickstarter costs and shipping for rewards.  


It's all or nothing, y'all.

This is an ALL or NOTHING campaign - so your support matters. If we don’t get enough funds through this campaign, we won’t have the finances we need to release music in the timeline we believe we need to. 

Also - If we don’t reach 3,500, the money isn't withdrawn from your account. 


Timeline.

  • We are looking to record three songs the first weekend in June. 
  • Our hope is to have new music and rewards into your hands by September, and you get to hear it before everyone else if you contribute.

Alright. I'm in. Show me the rewards!!!

There are some fun reward options at many different price points for you to give at!  


Stretch goals. 

If we get over $3500 we have stretch goals to work towards!

Stretch goals: 

  • $4400 - Another single comes out late 2019
  • $6000 - The EP becomes an LP OR we release 2 more singles in late 2019/early 2020

Why?

Welp. We believe we need to keep creating music and share joy and hope with the world, and in order to do it well we need to release music consistently, not just every couple of years.  In a streaming-dominated world the demand for music is higher than ever and people are craving new music on a more consistent basis.

We have worked so hard to pay for all of our recordings ourselves up until this point but we need help this time around in order to release music sooner, build some momentum as a band in the upcoming year, and gain a deeper and wider audience. 

We believe in these songs and honestly want them to be heard by as many people as possible. We believe these songs will make people smile, laugh, dance, possibly cry...hopefully in a good way!  

If it wasn't for our experiences meeting people that have interacted with our songs and found hope and life in them somehow, there really wouldn't be much of a point to this. We want to continue to feed our audience real, honest, thought provoking, yet hopeful and joy-filled content. 

If you’ve bought our music, listened to it, streamed it, been impacted by it, come to a show, bought a shirt, signed up for our email list, prayed for us, gave us a hug...THANK YOU. Thank you so much for being part of this with us. We pray that our art has brought and brings life to you. 

Let's do this.

We wouldn't be here without you. 


Love, 

Marrissa, Sam, Alex, Andy and Eric! 


Side notes:

1.) If you select a reward with a t-shirt or hoodie (unisex sizing), we will send you a form to fill out about sizing when the campaign is funded in full. 

2.) With all the kindness in the world we ask - PLEASE - double check and make sure your address and emails are correct when you check out.  If for some reason you move sometime in the summer, please make sure your address gets corrected by August 1, if not sooner.  You can also email us at thetimbreofcedar@gmail.com.  As a small business, we cannot afford to print a lot of extra rewards or re-send packages in the mail if your package was sent to the wrong address. Thank you for your cooperation!  

3.) Also - please note that the mockups above are digital renderings of our products and there may be small differences when received in person. 

Risks and challenges

As always with Kickstarter, if we don't reach our goal, we don't receive the funds we need and these packages don't get made. If you did support the campaign, your money will be refunded - nothing taken from your account. (Let's hope it all works out though!!)

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    Digital Download (+ Raw Demo Tracks)

    Get an early download of our EP before everyone else does and listen to some raw demo tracks.

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    CD + Digital Download

    To those of you who still have a CD player in your car. This one's for you. Thanks for holding out on the bluetooth for us.

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    Early Bird Gets the T-Shirt

    Thank you for donating early to our campaign! You're getting your shirt shipped to you for free! Thank you for being frugal and organized. ;)

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    T-Shirt

    T-Shirt based on our upcoming single "Sunny Side Up."

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    TTOC Diner Mug

    Whether it's coffee or tea in your cup, thank you for choosing ours.

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    CD + Mug

    Drink your coffee while listening to our new EP.

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    CD + T-Shirt

    Listen to our EP in style.

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    T-Shirt + Mug

    A great pair of rewards to enjoy some fine breakfast food with.

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    All the things.

    All of our swag from this campaign.

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    Limited Edition Hoodie

    Get everything in the "All the things" package plus a SUPER limited edition hoodie.

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    The Patron Package

    Get everything in the "All the things" package in addition to your name in the liner notes of the EP and a handwritten thank you from us!

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    • Credit as a patron in liner notes
    • Hand-written Personalized Thank You Note
    • CD
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    The Memories Package

    Get everything in the "Patron Package" and a one-of-a-kind book filled with lyrics, photos of the band throughout our 5-year journey, such as silly band stories and favorite memories from each member of the band - we’ve got a lot!

    Includes:
    • One-of-a-kind TTOC memories book!
    • Credit as a patron in liner notes
    • Hand-written Personalized Thank You Note
    • CD
    • Sunny Side Up T-Shirt
    • TTOC Diner Mug
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    "Let's Hang Out!" Package.

    Hangout with the band in person over dinner and a movie - come to our place and we will make you a fabulous dinner (please provide your own transportation and we will connect about a time that will work for both of us).

    You'll also receive everything in the "Patron Package."

    Physical rewards will be shipped out by September 2019.

    Includes:
    • Hangout with the band over dinner!
    • Credit as a patron in liner notes
    • Hand-written Personalized Thank You Note
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    Acoustic House Show Package

    Acoustic House Show. Bring everyone! Invite your friends, neighbors, family, mom, dad, sibling, your cousin, Brad Pitt’s cousin, fourth cousin twice removed, etc. and let’s have a fun intimate musical gathering with your favorite people, sharing stories over coffee. We’ll bring a nice big bag of top-notch coffee if you can please provide the percolator and cups ;) (We will connect about a time that will work for both of us).

    For anyone more than 100 miles outside Detroit, additional travel costs will be needed from backer.

    You'll also receive everything in the "Patron Package."

    Physical rewards will be shipped out by September 2019.

    Includes:
    • Acoustic House Show with your friends and family!
    • Credit as a patron in liner notes
    • Hand-written Personalized Thank You Note
    • CD
    • Sunny Side Up T-Shirt
    • TTOC Diner Mug
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Funding period

- (21 days)