We are currently in preparation of independently recording our debut full-length record and we need YOUR help!
We are DISTANCES - Dylan, Flo, Nic, DJ & Chris - a melodic punk rock band from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Since our formation in spring 2012, we have independently released a self-titled EP (DOWNLOAD FOR FREE), shared stages with some incredible bands, and received a ton of support from around the world. Over the past 6 months, we've written what we believe is our best material to date, and we want to share it with YOU!
In June of 2013, we will be touring western Canada all the way to Vancouver, BC to record our debut full-length record with engineer Stu McKillop (Daggermouth, Living With Lions, Carpenter, A Textbook Tragedy) at Rain City Recorders. We will also be flying Stu into Winnipeg to record drums for the album at the renowned Bedside Studios; which is arguably the best drum-room in the country.
This is the record that will define our careers as musicians; we want to give you the record that you deserve.
What We Need
Our goal with this campaign is NOT to have our listeners front the lion's share of the cost, but rather to help us raise a percentage of the total costs of producing a quality record. We are a new band, and starting a band involves a large amount of start-up capital. For example, this is our first tour as a band, and we require transportation and a trailor in order to get us to Vancouver.
Our goal is to reach $5,000. This equates to roughly 1/2 of the total budget. The proposed budget for this recording is broken down below. It's very simple to see how quickly the cost of recording an album can add up.
Studio Time: Rain City Recorders - $5500
Bedside Studios - $1600
Travel: Band Travel - $2700
Engineer Travel - $700
If, by chance, we surpass our intended goal, this will open up other opportunities for us. For example: touring; both national & international, music videos, new merchandise, future recordings... the possibilities are endless! With a larger budget comes a larger means to fulfill our hopes and aspirations as a band, and as individuals. This also allows us to give back more to you, the listener!
What You Get
We understand that reaching out to our supporters for financial investment in our musical career is a lot to ask, and we appreciate every single dollar that we receive! On that note, we have some exclusive items that will be available to you during this campaign, and this campaign alone! Whether it's a test-press of the record, limited DISTANCES apparel from Honest Living Design, a day in the studio with us, or even VIP access to a private live showcase, we have something for any budget! Check out the BUNDLES in the right-hand column for full details!
Every band needs to start somewhere. We want to get into your city and play your favorite venue. We want to cross the Atlantic and play for our European friends. We want to venture down the I-29 and play for our pals in America. Most importantly, we want to keep creating music for you. We play music because we love it, and releasing an album that we've poured our heart into will take us one step closer to realizing our potential as a band.
Other Ways You Can HelpCan't help us financially? No sweat! There are a ton of ways you can help us succeed in this campaign.
First off, download our EP for FREE and spread the word! Publicity is half the battle for a young band like us. Please share this campaign with everyone you know!