Black Whales' New Record

Be the Record Label for Black Whales' 2nd LP, "Through The Prism, Gently".
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Alex Robert
Music
Seattle, Washington
United States
3 Team Members

Our Record's Done. Join Our Campaign!

We're Black Whales. We are a psych-pop group from Seattle, WA. that formed in the winter of 2008 and have been writing, performing, recording and touring, every chance we've had.

We've had some unbelievable opportunities that have allowed us to share stages with bands like The Breeders, Portugal. The Man, Wooden Shjips and Cold War Kids to name a few, as well as make records with studio badasses like John Goodmanson, Richard Swift, Mark Rains and Eric Corson. 

So now we're here, halfway through 2014, and we've completed our 2nd full-length record, titled "Through The Prism, Gently".  It's a psychedelic record of pop songs that has been recorded, mixed and fully mastered. It's done. It's completely done...but now we need your help to put it out and be our record label.

What Does The Album Sound Like?

ANSWER!: You tell us! We have some Sneak Previews of a few tracks off the album to give you some idea of what the record sounds like and to give you a sample of what you're investing in. 


Joining Our Campaign and What's In It For You...

We are acting as our own label. That's an hugely time consuming and expensive thing. The beauty of doing it this way is that we were free to make an uncompromised record with the people we wanted to work with, full of imperfections, happy accidents and the final album sounds exactly how we wanted it to sound! The downside is that we don't get the resources and the bank account that also comes with working with a label. 

What we are asking our fans and supporters to join us in releasing this record independently and offset some of the costs of publicity, distribution and the pressing of the vinyl, download cards and CDs (all of which add up very quickly). 

We were definitely a bit apprehensive about using a crowdfunding platform to raise money, but realised that we could turn it into an opportunity to connect with our supporters and give them something unique and special in return for joining our campaign and becoming a producer of this record. We've created a bunch of really cool perks that we hope will entice you to support this record and it's November 11th release date!

We thank you sincerely for checking out our campaign and encourage you to take a look at the packages we've put together for donors and hope you find something that speaks to you. We can't thank you more for all of the love and support we've already received from our city of Seattle, both coasts and lots of states in between!

    Risks & Challenges

    $8,000 is a good chunk of change, but it's a pretty low number when you look at all the costs of making and releasing a record on your own. 
    If we don't end up reach our goal of $8,000, we have set up the campaign to allow for flexible funding. This means we will still receive pledges made and (you will still receive your perks!), but the outstanding funds needed will still have to come from somewhere and the fear is that could delay the release of the record, considerably. 

    International Orders?

    We can do that! Please add $20 to cover shipping costs. It's been recommended that we keep it to shipping in the US only, but we'd like to make it work. We hope this makes sense.

    Other Ways You Can Join...

    Word of mouth is by far the best network in which to spread the word! Please consider sharing this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks! This is a free way of showing your love and support!

    The Future!

    We have a ton of new music in the works. We'd very much like to bring "Through The Prism, Gently" to fans and supporters and get busy playing it on the road and making the next record. The sooner we can close the book on this one, the sooner we can get back to making music and traveling out to see you! 

    A very, very sincere 'Thank You' from Alex, Alan, Ryan, Dave and Adam,

    Black Whales.

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    $4,600USD
    raised by 62 people in 1 month
    57% funded
    0 time left
    $8,000 USD goal
    Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
    Campaign Closed
    This campaign ended on September 21, 2014
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    • $1USD
      The "Everywoman/Everyman"

      Got a buck you want to throw in? Hey, nothing is too small and we appreciate the support! You have all our crazy love in return.

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    • $5USD
      Twitter Shout

      If you want to donate, but don't have a lot to give, donate $5 and we'll give you a cool Twitter shout out! Every amount helps.

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    • $10USD
      Advanced Digital Download

      Donate $10 and get a digital download of "Through The Prism, Gently", two weeks before it's release.

      6 claimed
    • $15USD
      Instagram Takeover Day

      Have you always wanted a bunch of weirdos to really go to town on your Instagram account? For $15, we'll 'borrow' your account and it will never be the same again. You choose a sliding scale of G to NC-17. We'll document the whole thing on blackwhales.com as well, so you can show your friends after you delete them out of shame. - Plus, 1 x advanced digital album download

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    • $20USD
      CD / Signed By The Band

      - 1 x advanced copy of the CD - 1 x advanced digital album download For those who still love getting physical with a CD that you can hold and artwork you can see offline...

      9 claimed
    • $30USD
      5x5 Framed Album Art / Signed

      - 1 x 12"x 12" album cover print, framed and signed or unsigned (per preference). - 1 x advanced digital album download

      4 out of 30 claimed
    • $40USD
      Ltd. Ed. Color Vinyl / SIgned

      - 1 x advanced copy of the limited edition colored vinyl (signed/unsigned) - 1 x advanced digital album download code

      10 out of 30 claimed
    • $50USD
      The Merch Pack

      - 1 x advanced album CD - 1 x advanced digital album download - 1 x new hand-screened Black Whales t-shirt - 1 x 1" Black Whales pin - 1 x 12" x 12" album art print signed (unframed)

      5 out of 20 claimed
    • $75USD
      The Mega Merch Pack

      - 1 x advanced copy of the limited edition colored vinyl (signed/unsigned) - 1 x advanced album CD - 1 x advanced digital album download - 1 x new hand-screened Black Whales t-shirt - 1 x 1" Black Whales pin - 1 x 12" x 12" album art print signed (unframed)

      1 out of 15 claimed
      Estimated delivery: November 2014
    • $100USD
      The PRODUCER'S Package

      - 1 x ltd. ed. hand-screened "PRODUCER" t-shirt - A special 'Thank You' in the album liner notes - 1 x advanced digital album download - A special 'Thank You' on our website The production may be finished, but you can still be a part of it's release!

      11 out of 20 claimed
    • $500USD
      The AVALON Package

      For this level, you really help us out. In turn, we give you a lot back! You get: - A private show at your house (full band or acoustic*) - 2 x guestlist spots at the record release party - 1 x advanced copy of the limited edition colored vinyl (signed/unsigned) - 1 x advanced copy of the CD (signed/unsigned) - 1 x advanced digital album download - 1 x album release party show poster (signed/unsigned) - A special 'Thank You' on our website * (Travel expenses not included outside of WA.)

      1 out of 4 claimed
    • $1,000USD
      The MATADOR Package

      - A special 'Thank You' in the album liner notes - 2 x guestlist spots at the record release party - 1 x advanced copy of the limited edition colored vinyl (signed/unsigned) - 1 x advanced copy of the CD (signed/unsigned) - 1 x advanced digital album download - 1 x album cover print, framed and signed. - 1 x album release party show poster (signed/unsigned) - A special 'Thank You' on our website Are you the matador? Probably.

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