"Who Is Bearsnail And What On Earth Do You Want From Us?"
A bunch of great folks have been working to help Bearsnail book venues for our 10 city, late-February/early-March tour. We're super psyched to hit the road and play songs for old and new friends alike.
We're a newer band and largely unknown outside of Denver and we need your help to start building up a national fan-base.
Why should you care about us getting big (or at least a larger version of small!)? We love playing benefit shows. In the past year we've played benefits for Prax(US), The Colorado Anti-Violence Program, Sent(A)Mental Studios, the Derailer Bicycle Collective and the Anarchist Black Cross--a political prisoner support line. Indeed on February 11th, we will be playing a benefit show for the Colorado Street Medics and The Denver Anarchist Black Cross at The Aztlan Theatre.
We love playing benefits and part of what makes us actually benefit the organizations when we play is the growing size of our fan base. We want to grow it so more people can hear our songs and so that when we play we can help build on the work so many in our community are already engaged in.
"So...What's the Plan?"
Here's the plan:
We want to make sure we leave Denver armed with merchandise to sell to pay for future tours (your know...building a real business model for the future!)
When you donate, you will be supporting us as we print T-Shirts, posters, patches, buttons and do another run of our debut CD Imperfect Goodbyes!
We also want to make sure we can pay for gas and food to get from town to town. We're playing house shows, basements, DIY venues, bars, clubs and coffee shops and while we hope to make some money along the way, this is our first tour and we need help from you to pull it off.
Finally, we need to pay for a mic and a mic stand, some cables, back-up equipment, guitar and bass strings, an oil change, have a little money in case a couch falls through, we get sick, a guitar breaks, we get a ticket, or some other unforseen expense comes up!
"So...What Do I Get If I Give?"
So...whether you can donate $1 or the full $2500 we need, every donation will help us get our songs out across the country and you will win our undying love.
But not only that! We also have some amazing perks for you when you give: Everything from writing you an album and playing you songs and cooking dinner for 12 at a house show to sending you a button. Check out all the amazing perks below!
Thanks a million for your love, support and your ears, voices and dancing bodies!
Hope to see you on the road!
Kyle and Riley!
P.S. If you are interested we're citing a couple kind reviews below!
"There are times when the embarrassment of riches that is Coloradoâ€™s fecund musical community truly astounds. If you keep your eyes peeled, your ears open and your brain permeable, youâ€™ll discover tasty new musical nuggets on an almost weekly basis in our quadrilateral state. Today, that nugget is Bearsnail, the acoustic punk project that will release its debut CD, â€œImperfect Goodbyes,â€ this weekend. Read on and steal a track from the album so your friends will know how cool you are.