About us and this campaign!
Hello! We are The Shaking Sensations - a five piece instrumental rock band based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our journey started when the four of us (Jens, Christian, Jeppe & Jakob) left our small and sleepy home town at the vast and windy fields of western Denmark. Copenhagen became our new home - a place to unfold creativity and dreams. Right after the release of our first EP This is Your Hellfire Religion!, a fifth member joined the band (Mads) and our sound took a somehow new musical direction. With two drummers onboard we were now able to create and do things that weren’t possible before. Creating music was suddenly something totally different and we ended up recording and releasing our first full length album East of Youth. This album really encapsulated the process we were going through at that moment. Musically in the band, but also at a personal level. All band members were starting new lives, making big decisions and adjusting to the life of being an adult. That album was about so much more than just the music and listening to it today makes us feel proud and relieved that we have become the band that we are today.
The band has become a powerhouse of friendship and loyalty, and the experiences and friends we've made along the road has proven that all the time, money and feelings we have invested in this project, has been worthwhile. Being on tour, seeing different countries, meeting people and experiencing other cultures has been a huge inspiration to us, and we want to thank everyone who has been involved at any level.
The last 6 months have been the most exciting period in the history of The Shaking Sensations. We finally feel that we have reached a point where we feel totally comfortable with what we're doing and that the music we are creating has reached its highest potential so far. In September we recorded six new songs with our good friend Daniel in a basement under a piano store in central Copenhagen. The tracks were recorded live and we really feel that we've managed to capture the essence of The Shaking Sensations and our personal involvement with the band.
We're now ready to have the record mixed and mastered and we've finally found the person who will take care of this part. It has been important to us that this person would be able to understand and feel where we want to go with this record, and that the person’s previous work has been an inspiration to us. We're proud and happy that producer Matt Bayles, based in Seattle, US, will take over from here. Records such as Isis' “Panopticon” and “Oceanic”, Mastodon's “Leviathan” and “Remission”, but also his work with Russian Circles, Mono and Caspian are all reasons why we've chosen to work with him.
The purpose of this campaign is to raise money for the mixing and mastering of the forthcoming album. We've already put a lot of money in this record ourselves and we have been funded by KODA - a non-profit collective rights management society that administers Danish and international copyrights for music creators and publishers.
Right now we need approximately 10.000 Danish Kroner (1800 US dollars) to realize this record, which we expect to release by mid-March 2013.
This is where we need your help and where we kindly ask you to fund us or support us in any way possible. Every contribution is deeply appreciated and every kind of support we're given, we will be thankful for, from the deepest of our hearts.
What we need and what you get!
Our goal is to raise 1800 US dollars. With this money we will be covered 100% when it comes to mixing and mastering. We will also realize the record if we're not able to raise the full amount of money. Then it's a question of how much more money we will need to put in this ourselves and maybe cutting down on other parts of our bands’ business, touring, merchandise i.e.
We have created 10 different 'packages' which you can back us through. They range from 5 dollars to 200 dollars. They include everything from signed copies of the new album, drumsticks used while recording, limited edition remixes and other cool stuff we have found valuable and special.
All backers will receive a personal thank you email from us and will be offered a spot on the guest list at any of our shows at our European tour in March and April 2013 (excluding festivals + support shows) in addition to the package you chose. (Tour dates will be announced by Christmas 2012)
All physical goods will ship out of Denmark no later than March 10, 2013. We ship worldwide and we will make sure that all goods will be safely packed and sent to you in the most secure and reliable way.
On the right side of your screen you will find the 10 different perks. If you have any questions or need further details, feel free to contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other ways to support our band!
We appreciate any support we can get. Share our Facebook site, our Bandcamp. Give your dad a TSS t-shirt for his birthday or simply fire up the stereo with some sweet post-rock at your next party.
Or you can join our TSS STREET TEAM, simply email us at: email@example.com with STREET TEAM in the topic and you will receive further instructions.
Our Street Team will help promote our band when we're touring in those countries and cities where team members live. We will award our street team with free shows, special offers and of course unbelievable credit.
You can also SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER where we will keep you posted about what’s happening - and not happening at the TSS camp. Sign up here:
Thank you for reading. We hope that you will consider supporting us. See you all in 2013.
Hugs and Kisses
Christian, Jakob, Mads, Jeppe & Jens