Believe it or not funkonauts, we’ve hit 2014 and not everybody is hip to funk yet. Who woulda thunk it? Well, let’s see if we can’t fix that… February 15th, we head into the studio to record our debut album of funky soul music. That’s right, the day after Valentine’s Day – because it’s a labor of love people.
So here’s the deal… We’ve got the songs, we’ve got the studio, we’ve got uber producer Jonathan Wyman on board, and we’re only missing one thing… YOU! We’re using Pledge Music to fund half of the recording costs, which allows fans to pledge towards the project and receive some sweet exclusives for their trouble. For instance, you can basically pre-order the album for $10 (digital download), $15 (physical CD), or $20 (signed CD) – you won’t get charged unless we meet our funding goal and then you’ll automatically get the album how you want it when we’ve finished. Simple.
There’s also a bunch of other cool stuff you can get into like photos from the studio ($35), handwritten lyric sheets ($50), signed drum heads ($60), getting your name in the liner notes ($75), a burger date with our trombone player “Burger” James Hebert ($85 and that includes food), a freshly baked homemade pie from our saxophone player Lisa ($150), custom Valentine’s Day video for that special someone ($350), or a full band house party anywhere in New England ($2,000). All of which also include a digital download of the album plus updates along the way.
Updates you say? That’s right… We’ll be posting information along the way leading up to recording and during the session as well. There’s also some downloads that will be available only to pledgers – demo or live versions of songs that will then wind up on the album.
So go ahead and check out the project page, pledge, and spread the word!
Hey funkonauts! We’ve been taking a break from writing new songs every now and again to edit some video from past shows and posting the results on our YouTube channel. Below is the result – a cover of Sly & The Family Stone’s classic “Sing A Simple Song” with a shout-out at the end to Maine’s own Rustic Overtones as well. This weekend we’ll be heading back into the woodshed to work on some more new music for y’all – some of which will wind up on our debut album. If you’d like to be part of the recording process, then go ahead and pledge to help fund our project to receive updates and other exclusives. Thanks for all the support!
Greetings funkonauts! It’s a beautiful day here at the ‘shack, because it’s time for us to throw some love and music your way. After a few years spent refining a groove that’s launched a thousand booties, we’re recording our debut album! Better yet, YOU can be our record label.
We’re using Pledge Music, which is a great way for fans to be involved with the recording process. You can pledge to help us make the album and be rewarded with exclusives, depending on how much you pledge. If you go to our page, you’ll see a list of what we’re talking about on the right hand side. You can start off small by pledging $10 for a digital download of the album when it’s done or $15 for a CD (for the more tactile inclined amongst you). Going from there, the more you pledge the more you get – things like t-shirts, handwritten lyric sheets, signed drum heads, a burger date with “Burger” James Hebert (he’s buying), a disposable camera full of photos that we’ll take at the studio, a homemade pie baked by Lisa, a personalized Valentine’s Day video from us to whoever you choose – all the way up to your own private house party show.
In mid-February, we’ll be heading into the Halo with producer Jonathan Wyman to lay down some funky soul tracks. YOUR pledges are going to help us record this album with one of the best producers at one of the best recording studios out there. We may not have a record label or an agent, but we do have lots of people who love old-school funk and soul.
In a very real sense, YOU are going to help make our dreams come true.
So what can you do? The best thing you can do is pledge to help us make this album. After that, start spreading the word to your friends, family, enemies, milkman, pizza delivery guy, and random strangers you encounter. Point them to our page at PledgeMusic.com, tell them to sign up for our newsletter, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter – whatever works best for them. And THANK YOU for all the support from the past few years – there’s no way we could do any of this without you!