THE ROAD TO THE NEW RECORD
For almost two years, we've been touring non-stop, supporting Phantoms, writing, demoing and road-testing new songs. Finally... the opportunity Ume has been working towards for years is here.
On Sept 30th, we are going into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Adam Kasper to make the album we’ve always dreamed of. Adam has worked with bands like Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age (Songs for the Deaf), Cat Power (You Are Free), and Foo Fighters (Nothing Left To Lose). And he believes in Ume.
We are excited! But we are also an independent band self-funding the making of our record.
WE COULD USE YOUR HELP
We set up a Kickstarter campaign to help cover some of the costs of making this album AND to give those of you who have stood by us a chance to be involved.
By donating $10 or more you will get the first download of the new album + exclusive updates, first listens, and a behind the scenes look at the making of this record at the famous Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, WA.
We are also making backer-exclusive gifts like hand-screened t-shirts, beautiful screen-prints, signed vinyl, and handmade cymbal clocks. These limited edition rewards are available only to Kickstarter supporters.
There are also chances to get to know us more -- personal lessons and songs, letters, unreleased music, and fun packages for the guitarist, drummer, collector and even food lover. There's even a chance to relive Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations with the band or to get a personalized guitar.
Our goal of $7500 covers less than 1/3rd of our actual recording costs. Anything over our goal will be an immense help in funding this record, paying for the studio and engineer, covering mixing, travel costs, and helping us fix our gear. If we do cover all the recording costs, any extra funds will go towards finally escaping the clutches of our financially destructive van curse!
THANK YOU (XIE-XIE)
To everyone who has come to our shows or bought any merch -- you’ve already been instrumental in helping us save some money to help pay for this project.
To all our fans, thank you for believing in us, some of you for a long time.
Thank you for still appreciating the passion and work of independent musicians.
Thank you for still liking music loud. We love you. Let’s make this record!
Lauren, Rachel, and Eric
We self-made this video with live footage from Austin Music Weekly and from the pictures of these wonderful photographers: John Pesina, Chris La Putt, Le Hib00, Jason Morales, Karen Irwin Halsey, Frank Yang, Tony Felgueiras, Tommy Moore, Harry the Photographer, Bill Ellison, Mike Rosati, Leisa Langner, Luminaria Photography, Kaiser Hwang, Matthew Schuchman, Vera Schoepe, Ramon Medina, Jeremy Perez, Anna Spysz, Aaron Brewer, Steffen Paulus, Jody Dominique, Mary Rehak, and many of you! Thank you all for helping us tell our story.
If you want more than one reward, then just add the extra cost of the extra items when you check out. So if you want, for example, the signed CD + poster, then pledge $55. Then specify what items you want in a message to us through Kickstarter. We will respond right away to confirm we got your list.
We just learned that you can only make one pledge, so if you want more than one reward, please follow the above instructions at your initial check out.
If you have already bought a reward and want another, then you can INCREASE YOUR PLEDGE AMOUNT. Just go to the "Manage Your Pledge" tab. Then send us a message specifying what extra rewards you would like included in your order.
Domestic shipping costs are included in all rewards. Please add $5 if your order is being shipped internationally. Thank you!!
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