Our second album is nearly ready...
Plastique is an independent band, fusing rock and electronic music together. We pride ourselves on our unique sound and many of our critics agree. But we also feel that amazing artwork, photos, videos and live performance is just as important to the experience. We produced a whole body of work for our first album, slowly but surely.
Our forthcoming second album we're ready to do it again. It is called #SocialScar, it's out on the 28th October 2013, it's mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Beastie Boys) and it sounds a bit like this:
The first single is called "White Noise", and the video is out now:
The cover looks like this:
And the tracklisting is as follows:
There's loads more to follow and we'd love you to be a part in this exprience...
What We Need & What You Get
Releasing a record can costs £ tens of thousands to £ hundreds of thousands, but much of this cost goes to external parties to produce much of the work that we're able to do more cheaply ourselves, or with our tight circuit of creatives we like to work with. This can include everything from videos, photos, recording, mixing, mastering, design, web builds, PR, advertising and touring to simple administration for royalties and publishing. It all adds up very quickly and it's hard work, but we love doing it and it ensures we have full creative control of our work and means you lovely people get the best of us.
This being said, there are certain things that we cannot do without you. One of these things is physical product. Physical products like CDs might not be as popular as they were, but they're great with indie record stores, they're great for us to be able to provide new fans with music immediately after our shows and they're great for us to send to press and radio stations.
But we don't just want to make it all about our work. We want you to be excited about it too, by releasing products you'd want to own of the highest quality.
We want to ensure that you're in the VIP seat when it comes to seeing our work supporting this album (before anyone else) and that you're getting your hands on some rare phyisical products, including limited edition vinyl sized lyric artbook, T-shirts and for those who like their products more exclusive, very limited edition canvas art prints and opportunities to be involved in some of our creative projects.
Oh and our CDs/Artbooks are all SIGNED
There is no question of whether or not this album is coming out, it will be coming out this autumn.... however our goal simply covers the cost of the physical products we want to produce for you all. If this is not met, we will of course honour your rewards, but the remaining amount will come out of our own pockets and our plans for more great work to support our release may be put on hold as a result... this is the downside of not having a label.
However, if we exceed out goal, this money will be put towards video projects, touring opportunities and the list goes on.. we're confident you guys will see the value in what we have to offer you and promise to make the experience worth every penny.
SO in summary, our campaign will allow us to do the following:
- Release our album to schedule
- Help us to create more amazing pieces of phyiscal and digital art for you all.
- Get our music in the hands of the people who need to hear it in the best possible way.
- You get to say you were a part of it all
Other Ways You Can Help
We understand that it's tough to cough up every time someone wants financial help, so if you're unable to donate, we would very much appreciate you spreading the word. Get your friends to help. Come to our shows where possible, maybe even share the cost between you and a friend. Our music is DRM free, so share, share share.
Love, Anelise, Fabio and Gabriel