Consider the Source - NEW DOUBLE ALBUM

Help Sci Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source fund their upcoming DOUBLE ALBUM!
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John Ferrara
Music
NYC, New York
United States
5 Team Members

**NOTE ON SHIPPING** 

If you chose 1 of the 3 reward packages that requires an additional shipping fee but forgot to add the shipping cost, you MUST add the shipping fee before the fundraiser ends. To add shipping, simply click "Contribute Now", add the required shipping amount and choose "No Perk". Make sure you do this from the same email address you used to purchase your reward.
Rewards That Require Shipping - 
1- EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT & CD ($50) - $5 shipping to US/Canada | $10 international
2- SIGNED LTD EDITION VINYL ($60) - $5 shipping to US/Canada | $10 international
3- SUPERFAN MERCH BUNDLE ($125) - $10 shipping to US/Canada | $20 international

7 DAYS LEFT - 2 SPECIAL NEW REWARDS

We are down to the last week of the campaign, and we are almost there!!

We have decided to release 2 last very special rewards. Our first ever Demo EP, recorded in 2005 which includes the original version of Ol' Chomper, as well as Jeff's White Onyx Drum Kit which he used live in the recording of our recent live album "F*ck It! We'll Do It Live - Vol. 2"

DEMO EP (2005) - Self Titled

1- Stone Thrower (4:22)

2- Past Is Prologue (6:13)

3- Uskudar (5:04)

4- My Favorite Mineral (4:57)

5- Apology (7:47)

6- Dental Plan (3:13)

7- Ol' Chomper (5:21)


JEFF'S 2013 CTS DRUM KIT

Used live all summer long as well as during the recording of our live album, Jeff has decided to move on to a new kit for CTS in 2014, and is donating this kit towards the new album!! 

Here is a link to a video of Jeff performing on this kit, during the recording of our live album at Mazfest Music Festival!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkEihBCzsqM

White Onyx PDP CX series Drum Kit. Includes Bass Drum, 2 Rack Toms and Floor Tom (pictured), plus matching Snare and Extra Floor Tom. Also includes mounts for drums, basic hardware, throne, and bass drum pedal. (cymbals not included)


Halfway There - Bunker Studio (Brooklyn, NY)

We've crossed the halfway point to our goal and we couldn't be more thankful!! We decided therefore to update the rewards list, making some of the already existing rewards even better, and adding some new exciting options!

We have also now confirmed and announced the location of the recording studio where we will create the album! We locked down two weeks at the incredible Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Their list of credits include amazing artists such as Moby, The Black Keys, Vijay Iyer, The Roots, Tune-Yards, Brad Meldhau, Nerve, Dub Trio, Dangermouse, many more, and now.... CONSIDER THE SOURCE!!

Check out the updates section of our campaign to see a short video about the recording studio, or go to http://youtu.be/iiV8hdyVovg.


Short Summary

We are Consider the Source, an instrumental band that celebrates a myriad of genres and cultures from jazz, progressive rock, funk, metal, fusion and classical music, to Indian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, and Asian music. We have traveled to the Middle East, India, Europe and all over the U.S. sharing our sound and honing our craft. The band formed on the foundation of unfiltered creativity and self expression, a stance that has earned us an amazing world wide fan base and both national and international praise in the media from many different types of publications from jazz magazines to metal blogs. 

The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise enough money to record and release our new album, which will be our most ambitious undertaking to date. Based on the amount of new material we've compiled, we've scheduled this release to be a Double Album, incorporating an even wider range of the musical spectrum and more cultural influences than ever before. With experimental new sounds and techniques, the use of new instruments like the Banjo Bass and Dutar, brand new acoustic songs, and new musical influences from areas such as North Africa , Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and more, we're incredibly excited to get in to the studio and start recording!

The goal of this album is to spread our message of unity through music to a much broader audience. We have the music, we have the vision, we have the gusto, but we lack the funds. We need each of you, our backers, to essentially function as our record label and aid us in putting this album out the right way. Any contribution you make, large or small, will help chip away at the massive expense of putting out an album. Without your support, this album would not be possible. 

What We Need & What You Get

We are setting our goal for this campaign at $20,000. We anticipate the total cost of releasing the album to exceed this amount, and hope to raise even more. 

We want to be very clear and up front about what our expenses are, and where your contributions will go in helping us reach our goal.

Here is a basic breakdown of our expected expenses. 

2 weeks in the Recording Studio - $12,000 (The Bunker Studio - Brooklyn, NY)

Mixing - $3,000

Mastering - $2,000

Publicity - $5,000

Original Artwork - $1,500

CD Duplication - $3,000

Estimated Total Cost - $26,500

Rewards

We've compiled a great list of rewards for all different levels of contribution. They include advanced copies of the new album, signed memorabilia, VIP access to shows, private lessons with band members, vinyl copies of the album, original artwork, private shows, dinner with the band, and much more! For a full list of reward packages, scroll down the right hand column on this page. 

Rewards FAQ - for more detailed information about a particular reward package, send an email to ConsiderTheSourceTM@gmail.com and put REWARDS FAQ in the subject line. 

The Impact

A sad reality is that todays music industry is largely run by corporations that are only interested in the bottom line, leaving no room for experimental music like ours to flourish. By teaming up with Indiegogo, we're able to essentially bypass the corporate middle man and connect to you, our fans, directly. This means that contributing here not only makes you a direct part of turning our vision of this album into a reality, but also takes a first step towards affecting change in an industry we would all love to see returned to its former glory.

Other Ways You Can Help

We know that there will be some of you that want to contribute, but are unable to. Well good news!! There are still ways you can help us reach our goal, mainly by spreading the word about this fundraiser!! Share the video or link, tell your friends and family, annoy people at work, post it on your social media, or anywhere else you might find a lurking sourcerer...

We Thank You & WE LOVE YOU ALL.

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$24,000USD
raised by 425 people in 1 month
120% funded
No time left
$20,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on February 11, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    PERSONALIZED THANK YOU

    A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $10USD
    EVERYONE LOVES STICKERS!!

    Includes 3 unique CTS sticker designs, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    16 claimed
  • $20USD
    ADVANCE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    Full Double Album plus Liner Notes, will be yours to download BEFORE the official release date, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    57 claimed
  • $25USD
    SIGNED OFFICIAL ALBUM POSTER

    The Official (11x17) Album Poster, signed by the entire band!! plus, A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    8 claimed
  • $30USD
    ADVANCE PHYSICAL CD

    Be one of the first to own a physical copy of the new Double Album, including all original artwork, liner notes, and digital download card, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    24 claimed
  • $35USD
    LIMITED ADVANCED SIGNED CD

    Your CD will be numbered out of 100, and signed by the entire band!! Includes original artwork, liner notes, and digital download card, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    44 out of 100 claimed
  • $40USD
    PHYSICAL CD & SIGNED POSTER

    Includes both the official (11x17) poster signed by the entire band, and the physical cd, including original artwork, liner notes, and digital download card!! plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    28 out of 100 claimed
  • $45USD
    THE GUEST PASS

    You get 2 guest passes to the show of your choosing!! (festivals excluded) Also includes 2 digital download cards for the new album, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    5 out of 10 claimed
  • $50USD
    EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT & CD

    *Add $5 for Shipping in USA/Canada & $10 international Be one of the lucky few to get your hands on this exclusive T-Shirt design, only available to our contributors!! Includes physical cd, original artwork, and liner notes, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    40 out of 100 claimed
  • $60USD
    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION VINYL

    *Add $5 for Shipping in USA/Canada & $10 international Full Double Album with all original artwork on Vinyl, signed by the entire band!! Comes with digital download card, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    45 out of 50 claimed
  • $100USD
    ALBUM LISTENING PARTY (NYC)

    Join us in an intimate setting in NYC (location tba) for a first listen to the entire album alongside the band before the album is released!! Also includes both the official (11x17) poster signed by the entire band, and the physical cd, including original artwork, liner notes, and digital download card!! plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    5 out of 20 claimed
  • $100USD
    CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON

    A private lesson with the band member of your choosing via Skype or in person (based on availability) Includes both the official (11x17) poster signed by the entire band, and the physical cd, including original artwork, liner notes, and digital download card!! plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    9 out of 10 claimed
  • $125USD
    SUPERFAN MERCH BUNDLE

    *Add $10 for Shipping in USA/Canada & $20 international Includes Signed Vinyl Album, Physical CD, Signed Official Poster, Exclusive T-Shirt, Digital Download Card, 3 Unique Stickers, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    24 out of 30 claimed
  • $400USD
    DINNER & A SHOW

    Join us for a true VIP experience at the show of your choosing (festivals excluded). Includes early entry for soundcheck, then dinner with the band pre show, and backstage passes, all for you and a guest!! Also includes 2 SUPERFAN MERCH BUNDLES (see above)

    3 out of 4 claimed
  • $750USD
    JEFF'S 2013 CTS DRUM KIT

    Jeff has decided to donate his White Onyx PDP CX series drum kit to our fundraiser!! This kit was used live for our entire 2013 summer festival tour including the recording of our most recent live album!! See pics, specs, and FAQ in the main description in the left hand column.

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $800USD
    A DAY IN THE STUDIO

    You and a friend will get to spend one full day in the studio with us as we record the new album!! (includes dinner with the band) Also includes 2 signed copies of the new album on cd, 2 signed posters, and digital download card, plus A personalized postcard of thanks, signed by one of the guys!

    1 out of 2 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,000USD
    THE FEST PASS #2

    1 more lucky person will get Free Admission and VIP Backstage Access to EVERY FESTIVAL WE PLAY THIS YEAR!!

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,500USD
    WORLD MUSIC PACKAGE #1

    CTS will perform a private acoustic show for you and your friends (up to 20 people), right in the comfort of your own living room!!

    1 out of 3 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    THE HOUSE PARTY

    Go down in history for throwing the most epic house party by having CTS come to your house and perform a 2 hour full electric set right in your backyard!! We will bring in pro lighting and sound and make your party a night you'll never forget!! Host will also receive 1 SUPERFAN MERCH BUNDLE (see above)

    0 out of 1 claimed
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