As I write this update (from the studio! with all Maidens present for the first time since we started recording this thing!), we're on Day 16 of our 30-day campaign - just over the halfway mark. Thanks to all of you, we have a little over $8,200 pledged so far!
Remember, if we reach $9,000, everyone who pledged $18+ will receive a set of 4 coasters and a digital-exclusive blooper reel in addition to the bonus magnet and other rewards you've selected! (We're also in the process of coming up with a $10,000 stretch goal - stay tuned!)
As mentioned in a previous update...
More money raised through Kickstarter =
Less we have to spend from our savings =
More opportunities for us to perform at cons, more cushion to cope with the unexpected, and more new merch available to sell at our shows!
So please keep spreading the word!
Today is our fourth studio recording session, and as I type this, Flint is recording the principal vocals for "Rummer, the Rumrunner." It's so cool to hear her finally record this song, after I've been performing it with her for 6 years between two different bands! It sounds so fecking awesome, y'all. I can't wait for you to hear it.
At this point, we've laid down partial recordings for every song on the album, which is a huge milestone.
Here's a glimpse behind the curtain for organization geeks (like me). We're using an app called Trello to track the progress of each song as it goes through the process.
Each song is represented by a little card that can be dragged between lists labeled "To Do," "Recording in Process," "Ready to Mix," "Mixing & Cleanup," and "Ready for CD." Since each person's part gets recorded separately (so we can make sure everyone sounds good on every part of every track), each card also expands to show a tiny checklist of the parts that have been recorded and still need to be recorded, like so:
We're slightly ahead of our plan at this point, which is fantastic. The experience from recording our first album is paying off, and our friends at Asparagus Media Studios are bloody efficient.
People We <3
I gushed in a previous update about Amanda F'ing Palmer retweeting a link to our campaign, and Earth Station One featuring us on their podcast, which were both awesome, but I wanted to give some love to a few more of our favorite musicians, writers, and performers who have been kind enough to promote the campaign, too:
- The Doubleclicks
- The PDX Broadsides
- Lauren Furze of NerdyFM
- Stephen Blackmoore
- Courtney Weber
- Nobilis Reed
- Thursday Bram
- Melissa Kaercher
- Amy Vernon
- V. Nigel Taylor
- Aleen Sims
- Cherie Sweetbottom
- Renaissance Festival Podcast
- Dan Reed
- Jeff Mach
- Marie Porter
- Pirates for Sail
- Scales & Crosstones
- The Hooligans
- The Aunt Sally Sideshow
GIANT THANKS to all of you, and to anyone we may have inadvertently missed in this list! And thanks again to absolutely everyone who has backed the project and continued to share the link with friends and online groups.
Until next time, keep circulating the tapes - er, keep sharing the link!