About this project
Yellow Springs, Ohio band Wheels is recording their yet-to-be-titled sophomore album!
Since forming in 2009, Wheels has performed on a variety of stages, from the stoop in front of Tom's Market to New Years' Eve at the Newport Music Hall. Their harmonies have won many hearts, and their songwriting has been described as mature beyond their years. In 2010, the band recorded their debut album, Fields on Fire, consisting entirely of original material by the young band, and supported such acts as The Heartless Bastards and Grammy-winner Tim O'Brien. After adding another member, the group's sound has greatly expanded and they are eager to capture this new voice on record.
In the past few months, we've written over 20 songs - with still more to come - and we intended to record them in a professional studio. However, after recording two songs for a vinyl single, we realized that shelling out about $40 per hour of studio time was not realistic for the amount of time we wanted to put into our full-length album. After exploring our options, we have decided to self-record.
While the equipment will eventually pay for itself many times over, giving us the ability to self-record all of our future albums, its initial cost is beyond our means. The money raised from this kickstarter will be used to purchase several studio-quality condenser microphones, an audio interface, Pro Tools recording software, and a computer to run everything on, as well as for the mixing, mastering, and printing of the album. Once we have this equipment, we will be able to record whenever we want, and that means more music for you!
We are extremely excited to get this project underway, and we're raring to go! We can't thank you enough for your support!
Love and mandolins,
Special thanks to:
Steve Bognar for recording and editing these wonderful videos (excluding Sticks and Stones, recorded and edited by Chris Griffith of the Dayton Daily News)
Reggie Stratton for giving us access to Kelly Hall at Antioch College
All of our fans
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