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Boston’s own indie rock quartet, We Were Astronauts is excited to announce, they will be collaborating with industry vet, Warren Huart.
Boston’s own indie rock quartet, We Were Astronauts is excited to announce, they will be collaborating with industry vet, Warren Huart.
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BOSTON BAND WE WERE ASTRONAUTS PARTNERS WITH RENOWN PRODUCER WARREN HUART

(Boston, MA) Boston’s own indie rock pop quartet, We Were Astronauts, is excited to announce that they will be collaborating with industry vet, Warren Huart, on their next EP (5 songs). This project is expected to be a strong follow up to their well-received debut album entitled “Outside Boston”. The band plans to take advantage of the winter months to hone in on the song ideas they have, before they head out to LA early in 2014 to record with Huart.

This Los Angeles-based British producer has played a fundamental part in the creation of platinum winning and billboard-soaring albums, as well as the development of many of today’s successful artists’ careers. A few of the many notable artists Huart has worked with include Aerosmith, The Fray, and Augustana, in addition to landing many TV and movie placements.

We Were Astronauts found much success with their first album “Outside Boston” through the likes of Kickstarter, and will use the same approach on this project. Antonio Casasanta, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for We Were Astronauts, comments that Kickstarter played a vital role in their success. “I truly believe Kickstarter and other platforms like it, allow us to get close with our fans. We have made so many new friends through this platform and their involvement in making our passion a reality.  Kickstarter has the ability to create this sense of intimacy between band and fan base, almost as if they are the driving force in making our music come to fruition. In reality they are the very reason we have made it this far and to them we are forever grateful.”

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From an outside perspective it is sometimes hard to understand where all the funds go.  We thought we would break down the cost to make an EP (5 songs) for you all.   We ran a kickstarter for our last album which was a complete success!  However, we never outlined the costs for the people who invested in us, and so this time we wanted to be as transparent as possible.

For this project, you can be assured all funds received will go directly to the Studio and the fees incurred in the recording phase.  We hope this breakdown helps build confidence for you all both in our determination and drive as a band to fulfill our goal. 

Breakdown of Funds:

Hopefully Raised through Kickstarter:                                                          $10,000 - this will go directly to work with Warren, Studio Time, Pre Post Production, Mastered Mixes for 5 songs.  We will spend 5 full days in the studio.

In addition to Kickstarter Funds:                                                                 $5,000 - $7,000 - estimated additional cost managed by WWA, including: Travel and Hotel Costs, Mastering of songs, Pressing of physical CDs, T shirts, Documentary of recording session, Promotion etc.

Risks and challenges

With any investment comes risk. Having run a kickstarter campaign for our previous Album, we are aware of the pitfalls and struggles we may face. We know what to expect and have planed accordingly for the deadlines we have set up.

We hope and encourage you all once again to be part of something special!!!

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    IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS: Just decided you wanted to show us some love for adding music to this world? Right on!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: You will receive a digital download of our EP(5 songs) two weeks before it is released.

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    WHERE IT ALL BEGAN:

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    HELLO NEW MUSIC: A signed hard copy of the EP(5 songs) two weeks prior to release + limited addition poster

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    A BUNDLE OF MUSIC:

    We Were Astronauts first full length album entitled "Outside Boston" + EP, both signed and shipped to you two weeks prior to release

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    WALKING BILLBOARD: Limited addition T-shirt + signed hard copy of EP two weeks prior to release.

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    GUITAR ACCORDING TO TIM: We are fortunate to have a guitarist in our band who actually does provide lessons. Tim is offering to have a local one on one lesson, or request a song and he will do an instructional video on how to play it!

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    THE SUPER FAN: Signed hard copy EP + limited edition poster + sticker + Koozie + Your choice of limited addition T-shirt or Sweat Shirt

    Your name in the liner notes of the cd, a special shout out on facebook/ twitter!

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    STEVE'S CORNER: One of Steve's beat up snare heads signed by the band! Placed in a nice shadow box!!!

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    THE ARTIST: You choose from 1 of 4 limited edition high quality art prints (copies), from the Video Outside Boston and created by German artist Hagen Reiling. Signed by the band and framed. + the EP

    Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18n8T0PVHgY

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    NAME THAT TUNE: We will record either a full band or acoustic version of a cover song of your choice, and make it available for you to download! As well as putting it up on Youtube with a shout out to you! + The EP & Limited edition T-Shirt

    (recorded locally)

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    SMELL THAT VINYL: Framed Vinyl record of the bands debut album entitled "Outside Boston"

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    CYMBALISM: One of Steve's cracked cymbals signed by the band and placed in a shadow box!!!

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    THE CLOSEST HE EVER GOT TO MEXICO: Own Antonio's Fender Mexican Tele signed by the band!

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    GET CLOSER: We will play a private party at your house. Travel arrangements can be discussed!

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