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Help DISTANCES travel from Winnipeg, MB to Vancouver, BC to record their debut full-length record!
Distances Music
Winnipeg, Manitoba
1 Team Member

We are currently in preparation of independently recording our debut full-length record and we need YOUR help!


We are DISTANCES - Dylan, Flo, Nic, DJ & Chris - a melodic punk rock band from Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Since our formation in spring 2012, we have independently released a self-titled EP (DOWNLOAD FOR FREE), shared stages with some incredible bands, and received a ton of support from around the world. Over the past 6 months, we've written what we believe is our best material to date, and we want to share it with YOU!

In June of 2013, we will be touring western Canada all the way to Vancouver, BC to record our debut full-length record with engineer Stu McKillop (Daggermouth, Living With Lions, Carpenter, A Textbook Tragedy) at Rain City Recorders. We will also be flying Stu into Winnipeg to record drums for the album at the renowned Bedside Studios; which is arguably the best drum-room in the country.

This is the record that will define our careers as musicians; we want to give you the record that you deserve.

What We Need

Our goal with this campaign is NOT to have our listeners front the lion's share of the cost, but rather to help us raise a percentage of the total costs of producing a quality record. We are a new band, and starting a band involves a large amount of start-up capital. For example, this is our first tour as a band, and we require transportation and a trailor in order to get us to Vancouver.

Our goal is to reach $5,000. This equates to roughly 1/2 of the total budget. The proposed budget for this recording is broken down below. It's very simple to see how quickly the cost of recording an album can add up.

Studio Time:  Rain City Recorders - $5500
                       Bedside Studios -       $1600
Mastering:                                        $1000
Travel:            Band Travel -             $2700
Engineer Travel -          $700

TOTAL:                                           $11,500


If, by chance, we surpass our intended goal, this will open up other opportunities for us. For example: touring; both national & international, music videos, new merchandise, future recordings... the possibilities are endless! With a larger budget comes a larger means to fulfill our hopes and aspirations as a band, and as individuals. This also allows us to give back more to you, the listener!

What You Get

We understand that reaching out to our supporters for financial investment in our musical career is a lot to ask, and we appreciate every single dollar that we receive! On that note, we have some exclusive items that will be available to you during this campaign, and this campaign alone! Whether it's a test-press of the record, limited DISTANCES apparel from Honest Living Design, a day in the studio with us, or even VIP access to a private live showcase, we have something for any budget! Check out the BUNDLES in the right-hand column for full details!

The Impact

Every band needs to start somewhere. We want to get into your city and play your favorite venue. We want to cross the Atlantic and play for our European friends. We want to venture down the I-29 and play for our pals in America. Most importantly, we want to keep creating music for you. We play music because we love it, and releasing an album that we've poured our heart into will take us one step closer to realizing our potential as a band.

Other Ways You Can Help

Can't help us financially? No sweat! There are a ton of ways you can help us succeed in this campaign.

First off, download our EP for FREE and spread the word! Publicity is half the battle for a young band like us. Please share this campaign with everyone you know!
Secondly, follow our social media! We're always up to something, and it usually ends up on the internet.

INSTAGRAM: @distancesband

We believe in this record, and we believe that even though it is a significant financial investment on our part as well as our supporters, that the final product will be worth every cent.

Thank you for your support!

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raised in 2 months
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$5,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on May 13, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5CAD
    Bundle 1

    Receive a DISTANCES sticker/button pack to show your support!

    0 claimed
  • $10CAD
    Bundle 2

    Receive a DISTANCES sticker/button pack AND digital download of the album!

    16 claimed
  • $25CAD
    Bundle 3

    Receive the previous bundle, PLUS a limited Poster and Digipak!

    6 out of 200 claimed
  • $50CAD
    Bundle 4

    Receive the previous bundle, PLUS a LIMITED DISTANCES T-shirt, only available to campaign supporters!

    13 out of 75 claimed
  • $100CAD
    Bundle 5

    Receive the previous bundle, a copy of the LP on 12" vinyl, PLUS a signed one-of-a-kind Polaroid taken during our travels and an exclusive mini-documentary of our tour and studio process!

    3 out of 25 claimed
  • $250CAD
    Bundle 6

    Receive the previous bundle, PLUS a thank you on our record and LIMITED DISTANCES windbreaker, only available to campaign supporters!

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $500CAD
    Bundle 7

    Receiver the previous bundle, PLUS a LIMITED PRESSING of the album on 12" vinyl with exclusive artwork, LIFETIME guest list to any DISTANCES show, a personalized hand-writted thank-you letter from the band AND a shout-out on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,000CAD
    Bundle 8

    Receive the prior bundle, a TEST-COPY of the LP, PLUS, you and a friend spend a day at RAIN CITY RECORDERS in Vancouver with DISTANCES and Producer Stu McKillop! You will also be on the guest-list for an in-studio live showcase performance by the band, and receive a copy of the live video footage plus live recorded tracks! This private showcase will be limited to a select group of individuals. *Accommodations and transportation to Vancouver not included.

    0 out of 2 claimed
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