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I'm Jared Swanson, the lead singer of Abbot Kinney. I've decided that I am going on a North American tour this summer and recording a new EP with or without label sponsorship. This is a daunting task to say the least but I think the experience will be well worth the risk. To make food, lodging, transportation, gas and other necessites more affordable I created this crowdfunding campaign so that you can pledge to my cause and receive awesome rewards like copies of the debut CD, new Abbot Kinney T-shirts, prerelease download of my next EP, private performances and special perks for angel donors. Thank you for all of your support!
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WHAT I'VE DONE SO FAR
I co-produced the self-titled album Abbot Kinney with my band in 2010 mixed by Matty Green (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kanye West, No Doubt). It received airplay on KEXP in Seattle, some critical acclaim (NoHo ARTS, Andrew Brennan) and was featured in a bunch of films including Seven Below starring Ving Rhames and Val Kilmer. Listen to the debut album on Soundcloud, Spotify, Pandora or iTunes. Abbot Kinney was featured in a Bose Headphones commercial that is still being aired nationally. We have opened for Young Blood Hawke, Ruby Friedman and the Active set.
WHAT I WANT TO ACCOMPLISH
I have been writing and developing new music for almost 3 years. I am connecting with bands all over North America and book a tour this summer. Then after getting the songs nice and seasoned on the road, I want to come back to LA and record a new EP at Swansound Studios http://swansoundmusic.com Please reach out if you are a band or booker email@example.com
BUDGET FOR A 2 WEEK TOUR AND RECORDING
This is what we can achieve with a modest budget of $10,000. But if we surpass our goal then we can possibly extend the tour, add radio promo, publicity and man power.
$4,000 Food and per diem for 5 musicians on a 2 week tour
$1,000 Tour Van
$1,500 gas, hotels (when we're not sleeping in the van)
$2,500 Recording at Swansound Studios
$1,000 EP Mastering
*PREDOWNLOAD OF THE EP LIMITED EDITION DEBUT CD
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DATES IN LA, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE, ROCHESTER, NYC, & AUSTIN TBD!!!!