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our kickstarter campaign was super successful. thank you to all who contributed. we exceeded our goal and will use the extra money to upgrade to 180 gram vinyl and purchase packaging supplies. our sessions at KTR recording are going very well and should be wrapping up within the next couple of weeks which is daunting/exciting/crazy/fun.
here is a recording we did at practice of one of our news songs. the audio quality leaves something to be desired, but we’re just too excited about these songs to keep them bottled up!
in other news, our local weekly paper seven days is sponsoring a contest to get a local band on the roster for this year’s grand point north festival and we are fortunate enough to be in the final round!
this festival attracts some pretty great headlining acts not the least of which are hosts grace potter and the nocturnals. one of the best ways for an up and coming band to get to “the next level” is heightened exposure and this would be an amazing opportunity for us.
fans can vote their favorite local band onto that stage via Facebook here. voting continues until wednesday june 5th and folks can vote once every 24 hours.
we are pushing hard for this one and so far we are hovering within the top 5 bands but the number one spot has yet to budge. with our ep on the way (on vinyl no less) this would be a really great time for us to get a little extra attention, it feels right and we want it bad.
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we’re so very happy to announce that with time to spare our kickstarter campaign has been fully funded!
admittedly, the process and prospect of asking for money from our fans, friends and families to make a record seemed strange and daunting at first but we’ve been really impressed and humbled by the generosity we’ve been fortunate enough to encounter. it makes us want this record even more.
in addition to finishing the recording, we are about to receive our batch of new stickers! we also should be screen printing new t-shirts but time has not yet allowed for that.
we’ve been slow to book shows this summer, but that will soon change. more on that later.
hot on the heels of a great session at KTR Recording last night, we’re also gearing up to print a fresh batch of t-shirts and stickers!
here are a couple drafts of the designs
we are planning on screen printing the shirts ourselves. it’s a labor intensive but ultimately enjoyable process that allows us to: make as many or as few shirts as time (and beer) allow, get funky with fabric ink and generally have a good time together. we’re going with sticker guy again for the stickers, they just make an awesome product.
last night was our second session as a 3-piece and it was just a great night. we found ourselves vastly more productive and comfortable than last time and were able to get basic tracks for two new songs done plus rhythm and lead guitar parts for one of them. as we tweak old arrangements and hone our new material to fit our leaner lineup we’re starting to realize our sound in a far more concrete way. in other words, we can’t wait to play some more shows.
last week we parted ways with Jason our lead guitar player. bands are so emotional and personal and good ones inspire passion in the folks who populate them. changing members is challenging functionally and personally. we wish Jason the best.
we are in the midst of working on a single for release on vinyl. again we are recording at ktr and its been pretty damn great. klye is a great fellow to work with and is getting some great sounds for us and from us.
we’ll be playing our favorite spot the monkey house in a couple weeks as a 3 piece. normally we would approach such a daunting and relatively last minute task with more trepidation but the monkey house has become like a second home to us and we feel very comfortable trying new things there. it’s like if our living room had a bartender and pool table…and a cover.