We are Via Coma.
We’ve been a band for a little over three years now and this upcoming Spring we will be releasing our self recorded and self funded debut album: “Figures.” This has undoubtedly been the most challenging and demanding, creative project we’ve taken on in our entire lives on physical, financial, and emotional levels; yet still we carry on. We want to go further.
We released our first batch of music back in 2009, and ever since its release, we have never felt that our recorded material reflected our band in the way that we wanted to be perceived.
But since then, between full time jobs, full time schooling, full time lives, these past three years have been spent pouring every single ounce of ourselves into writing and recording a record that truly represents who we are, and who we were when these songs were conceived. Every facet of these ten songs was done for a very direct and very deliberate reason: to show people who we are.
So we enlisted producers, Cody Bonnette and Aaron Lunsford of As Cities Burn. And for those who haven’t heard much of their catalog, the intimate yet visceral performances on their record were precisely what we wanted captured on our own. We arranged travel and lodging accommodations for two weeks in the San Francisco Bay Area and subsequently began to sift through the collection of songs we’d amassed over the past three years. During the first week of production for the album, Aaron wrote drum parts to our songs, breathing new life into our work, and in the following week, recorded drums for all 10 songs for the record.
Between 2011 and 2012, we finished the album. We employed our dear, trusted friend and mixing engineer of our first collection, Ryan John, to mix the record and subsequently sent the album to Mike Kalajian (Moving Mountains, Ace Enders And A Million Different People, The Audition) at Telegraph Recording in Poughkeepsie, New York, to master it.
Which leads us up to today. We still carry on. We want to go further, and this time, we need your help.
In this day and age, there is a unique, never before seen opportunity for fans, friends, people on this planet, and you, yes, you to directly affect and determine the successes and outcomes of the artists you believe in. You, as a fan, a funder, and a friend have a stake in their careers as much as the artists do themselves. Talk about a game changer.
The point of all this is to present to you an opportunity to be a part of our family as we take the final trek together in pressing a physical copy of our debut record. You might be asking yourself what does this trek entail, what does it mean in literal terms, so here it is: money.
Pressing a physical record, simply put, is not cheap and balancing that production cost with the cost of living, though doable, is not easy by any means. Which is why we are turning to you to help us.
You may not know who we are or you may have known us our entire lives, whatever the degree, if you’re watching this video, you’ve already invested your time in us, and for that we thank you. But we sincerely hope that, that time is only the beginning of your investment. With your financial contribution, we can make this Kickstarter project successful and as a reward, there are some very unique and enticing incentives exclusive to Kickstarter.
Speaking of exclusivity, did we mention that Kickstarter will be the ONLY digital outlet where you can purchase physical copies of our CD? Not to worry, physical copies will be available after the Kickstarter, however, they will be sold exclusively at shows and supplies will be limited to what we have left after our Kickstarter campaign is through.
The official digital release date of “Figures” is June 12th, 2012 and will be sold through all major online retailers, but once this Kickstarter campaign has finished, those who have donated $10 or more will receive a digital copy of our record a full two weeks before it’s scheduled release.
If we meet our $2,500 goal, we will be using every cent to invest in our Physical Album, Posters, and Booklets. If we surpass our $2,500 goal, we will be using the remainder to pay for future merchandise, gasoline to get to and from our shows, and advertising to get more people to hear our music.
To be this close to the finish line is a very exciting time for our band and we hope that you’ll join us as members of this project in crossing that line together.
What we've released so far:
Please note, all artwork shown might not represent the final product.
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