We have the songs, the musicians, the string quartet, the studio, the producer, and the mixer... all we need is you!
Andy Suzuki
New York, New York
United States
4 Team Members

UPDATE (3 April):

Indiegogo has extended our campaign

until Friday, April 5 at 11:59PM ET

due to technical difficulties with the site today.


UPDATE (29 March):

We released a preview of the new album!

Check it out: 



Hi! We are about to step into the studio to record a new album, and we need your help!

We are Andy Suzuki & The Method — Andy, Kozza, and Jason G — a singer-songwriter, folk/rock/blues band based in NYC. We have been together since 2006, writing, recording, and touring. We’ve had the honor of performing at major US Festivals (SXSW, Voodoo, Common Grounds, CMJ), been reviewed by NPR and Time Out New York, and recently returned from a 3-week, international tour in southeast Asia!

For a taste of our music, videos, and other material, visit our YouTube channel → http://youtube.com/andysuzukimusic.

In the past 10 months we have dedicated all our energy, hard work and experience towards creating our new album. It’s 11 original songs we’ve written, arranged, orchestrated, and rehearsed since March 2012. After months and months of marathon songwriting sessions, long nights of rehearsals, and auditioning dozens and dozens of musicians, producers and engineers, we’re finally ready to take our world-class team to the studio to bring the music to the next level.

This is the album that will define our music careers. It is the best music we have ever made by leaps and bounds, and with your contribution, we can share it with the world.

This is your chance to be part of Andy Suzuki & The Method.


How much? And why should I donate?

For this new album, we have put together a world-class team of award-winning producers, musicians (a 7-piece band and string quartet), and top-of-the-line audio engineers that will bring the absolute best out of our new songs. We also have a stellar creative team that’s designing the album art and packaging.

All of the fees add up very quickly, and after some number-crunching, we have calculated that everything will cost $44,000. Here is the breakdown:

Renting the studio - $8,500
Producer - $8,000
Musicians (7 piece band + string quartet) - $13,000
Sound Engineer - $4,500
Mixing - $4,000
Mastering - $1,500
Album Art & CD Production - $4,500
Total: $44,000

We have all kinds of great perks to incentivize you to contribute. You are making this album possible, and you deserve to be rewarded! There are different tiers of giving: the more you give, the more you get! Some awesome perks include being mentioned in the liner notes, being invited to a thank you private concert and party, and free attendance to Andy Suzuki & The Method shows for you and a friend...for life.

You can find more detailed information about contribution perks in the right-hand column on our indiegogo campaign page. Some of the incentives are limited, and first-come-first-serve, so please, contribute early and often.

In addition to the perks you receive for contributing to our new album, we will also donate a portion of every contribution to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation in honor of Andy’s dad, Yutaka Suzuki, who passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011.


But what does your music sound like?

One of the most exciting parts about making this new album is that—however cheesy this sounds—we feel like we’ve finally found our sound and artistic voice as a band. It lies somewhere in between folk, pop, and blues, and it’s awesome. But don’t take our word for it...Help us make this album possible so you can see for yourself.

To get a sense of where we’re coming from musically, you can find our old albums on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, or anywhere else you like to listen to music. If you’re really keen to hear our new music before it’s released, you can find some of our new material floating around on our YouTube channel → http://youtube.com/andysuzukimusic.


What are your “Stretch Targets?”

$44,000 will cover the costs to get this album into your hands. If you help us get to this goal, we will be forever grateful. Without a record label, however, there are other necessary expenses that we have to cover ourselves. These are expenses that, while not directly related to the music itself, will help get this album to as many ears as possible, and hopefully let us continue to make great music for many years to come. These include:

  • hiring a publicist
  • making a music video
  • putting together a tour (US & International)

We will be rewarding both our earliest and our most-generous backers at every stretch target we reach. Each target we reach will unlock a new set of perks and rewards for our contributors. Being one of these early contributors will increase your likelihood of getting perks like being invited to appear in our next music video, where you’ll get to hang out with us and our friends! (Our last music video looked like this and was the best night ever, so trust me, you want us to reach our stretch goals: http://youtu.be/8n1JvVH75RU)


How can I help in other ways?

Whether or not you contribute financially, we would really appreciate your help in spreading the word about our indiegogo campaign. Tell your friends about our campaign through facebook, twitter, and email! Do you know some people who love being part of projects like this? Send it their way! Do you know a millionaire who has a soft spot for half-Japanese people? Send it their way!

Please follow us:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/andysuzukimusic
Twitter: @andTheMethod (http://twitter.com/andthemethod)
Instagram: @andTheMethod (http://instagram.com/andthemethod)
YouTube: http://youtube.com/andysuzukimusic


Thank You!

Above all, we want to thank you for reading this and considering our project. It’s because of all the amazing people like you that we’ve gotten to where we are today. From the bottom of our hearts, we truly appreciate you.

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Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Single: Pre-Release Download

    Download our first single a week before its official release.

    24 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $10USD
    Album: Pre-Release Download

    Download our new album a week before its official release ✚ Receive a personalized email thank you from the band ✚ Download our first single a week before its official release.

    263 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25USD
    Physical Copy Of The New Album

    A personalized, autographed copy of the new album, shipped anywhere in the world ✚ All of the perks above.

    232 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $75USD
    Exclusive Band T-Shirt

    An exclusive t-shirt for our contributors, signed and mailed to you anywhere in the world ✚ All of the perks above.

    47 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $150USD
    Your Name in Album Liner Notes

    Your name will appear in the Thank You section of the album liner notes ✚ All of the perks above.

    48 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $350USD
    Dinner With The Band (on us!)

    We will take you out to dinner next time we're in your city ✚ All of the perks above.

    8 out of 20 claimed

    Private Concert: You + Friends

    We will play a private concert for you and up to 20 of your friends. If we're not in your area, transportation will be extra ✚ All of the perks from the $150 level ✚ The NYC concert on March 27th, 2013 for you and a friend.

    8 out of 8 claimed
  • $2,000USD
    Kozza's Drum

    Kozza’s actual djembe/drum used in the album recordings signed by the whole band and shipped to you anywhere in the world ✚ All of the perks from the $150 level ✚ The NYC concert on March 27th, 2013 for you and a friend.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $2,500USD
    Free Concert Entry For Life!

    Free entry for you and a friend to Andy Suzuki & The Method shows for life. Anywhere in the world. Transportation not included ✚ All of the perks from the $150 level ✚ The NYC concert on March 27th, 2013 for you and a friend.

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $3,000USD
    Your Name Tattooed On Andy

    Andy will tattoo your name (or something else of your choosing - within reason) on his body ✚ All of the perks from the $150 level ✚ The NYC concert on March 27th, 2013 for you and a friend.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Andy's Guitar (Autographed)

    One of Andy’s 2 acoustic guitars that were used in the studio recordings of the album, signed by the whole band. First contributor to claim this perk gets their pick of the two guitars (Taylor or Yamaha) ✚ All of the perks from the $150 level ✚ The NYC concert on March 27th, 2013 for you and a friend.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25,000USD
    Executive Producer Credit

    Executive Producer Credit on the album. ✚ Private hang out session with you + the band. Anywhere in the world. ✚ All of the perks from the $150 level

    0 claimed
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