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UPDATES: The private listening party will be SEPT 26, 2013 at Last Exit Live in downtown Phoenix.
The limited edition, Indiegogo ONLY colored vinyl will be COKE BOTTLE CLEAR.
In the fall of 2007 a group of friends met up in a living room in Tempe, Arizona and created Dry River Yacht Club. We mixed together an assortment of musical references and high energy execution to create a sound that’s eclectic and entirely our own. We've now recorded 2 EPs and a full lenth album while taking our music on the road up and down the west coast and throughout the southwest. Along the way we've been fortunate enough to share the stage with such notable acts as Devotchka, Calexico, Yann Tiersen, Balkan Beat Box, Lindsey Sterling, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Shins. Paper Bird, Megafaun, March Fourth Marching Band, Grupo Fantasma, Del the Funky Homosapien, Pretty Lights, Loverboy, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, The Mother Hips, and Bowerbirds, amongst many.
Now it’s 5 ½ years later and we’ve invested countless hours playing late gigs, touring in broken down minivans, and coping with lineup changes, and yet our collective musical heart beats stronger than ever.
Everything about DRYC is a collaborative effort, from songwriting to promotion and business. We’re in this for our love of music, and the only compensation we each take home is the thrill and enjoyment of playing together in front of a crowd. All the money we receive is deposited into the band bank account and used for gas money for out-of-town shows, replacing strings and other equipment, recording costs, merchandise and all the other band expenses that come up.
That’s why we’re calling out those who understand our passion, asking you to have faith and help fund our current recording project. Even though we’re still in the production phase of this new album our sound and reputation are well-established, and in exchange for your support we’re offering limited edition merchandise, tickets to an exclusive listening party, personalized songs, an acting part in an upcoming music video and more.
If you haven't seen us live, please check out the Gallery tab above for live and studio recordings!! You can also download 2 songs FREE here: http://www.distrophonix.com/ (enter download code ZTYN3CYZ)
Please read detailed perk descriptions (below) before pledging!
We’re currently recording with world famous producer Craig Schumacher of Tucson, Arizona. Craig is better known for his collaborations with Calexico, DeVotchKa, M Ward, Neko Case, Giant Sand, Iron & Wine, and more. We know Craig’s talent and experience will push us to create a recording our friends, family, and fans can be proud of, and our collaboration with River Jones Music Label has guaranteed our album the very best in promotion and distribution.
In the past we've had a very limited budget but we pushed ourselves to release CDs because we felt adamant about sharing our music with others. This time we’re going to spend the money necessary to make a recording that represents the positive energy of our live show and release the album on vinyl to capture the depth of our sound. Supporters of our campaign will give us this boost of extra money we need for production.
As a band, we have half of the projected recording cost of $10,000, and we’re asking our supporters to contribute the other half.
Here’s a rough estimate of expenses:
$2000 Vinyl Production
$1000 Marketing and Promotion
$500 Artwork for CD, vinyl, & new merchandise including Indiegogo rewards
Our project will take us several months to complete:
March through May – Recording with Craig Schumacher
June – Mixing, editing, and mastering
July – Production
The album release is planned for mid-September, but Indiegogo backers will receive their copies before it’s officially released.
Thank you so much for joining us on this musical journey. We deeply value and appreciate your support and know that without our fans there wouldn’t be a Dry River Yacht Club. ❤
Other Ways You Can Help
We need lots of support raising these funds! If you can't donate right now, here are a few other ways you can help us out:
- Share our project on Facebook or retweet our announcements
- Post about our campaign on your blog or website (send us the link firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share it on our Facebook!)
- Come to our shows!
- Volunteer to help us packange and mail out perks once the campaign is over
We'll unveil the 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 photos, album artwork, and limited edition vinyl color throughout the campaign, so keep checking back! Please email us at email@example.com if you have any questions about perks.
**Everyone who pledges $25 or more will have their name listed in the "Thank You" section of the deluxe PDF**
Domestic shipping included in perk price. International shipping available, please contact us before pledging for more info
$5 - Receive a 5 x 7 postcard featuring a photo of us from an upcoming shoot signed by the entire band. *Indiegogo Only
$10 - Get a digital download of our upcoming album before it's officially released plus a signed photo postcard
$25 - The initial release of our album will be digital download and vinyl ONLY. We don't know when we'll release more CDs, so this is the fastest way to get one! The limited edition, Indiegogo only CD will be signed by the entire band and comes with a deluxe PDF filled with all the DRYC material we can find including photos of our live shows by featured Phoenix photographers, song lyrics, our previously released music videos, show posters, artwork and more. Also receive a digital download before the official release and a signed photo postcard. *Indiegogo Edition
$50 - We're printing our new album on 180 gram Audiophile vinyl. Records purchased through this project will be a limited edition color (we'll annouce the color after album artwork is finalized) and will be mailed out before the official release party. You also get a signed CD, a digital download and a signed photo postcard *Indiegogo Edition
$75 (limit 25) - Get on stage and dance with us for a song at an upcoming show of your choice! Sorry, this is only available for upcoming Arizona shows. After the campaign is over we'll email pledgers more instructions, but feel free to email us if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org. You also get the limited edition vinyl, a t-shirt, a signed 8 x 10 photo, a CD, a digital download and a signed photo postcard.
$75 - Get a limited edition t-shirt featuring our Indiegogo logo (we'll ask your size when the campaign is over). Also receive an 8 x 10 photo from an upcoming photo shoot signed by the entire band, a limited edition vinyl, a CD, a digital download and a photo postcard signed by the entire band *Indiegogo Only
$100 (limit 50) - 2 tickets to a private listening party at the new Last Exit Live in downtown Phoenix. This is a thank you party for everyone who can scrape together a little extra cash to help push us to our goal!! Limit 50 spots...if we sell out of tickets, we'll automatically reach our campaign goal! Date TBD in mid-September. We'll listen to the new album before it's released, have some free munchies and celebrate the night with a champagne toast. Afterwards we'll jump on stage and play a set. You'll also get the limited edition vinyl, a t-shirt, 8 x 10 signed photo, a CD, a digital download and a signed photo postcard (NOTE other rewards - vinyl, t-shirt, photo, CD, and photo postcard - will be mailed, not handed out at the party)
$100 - Your name will be listed in a special "Thank You" section of the CD/vinyl liner notes. You also receive the limited edition vinyl, a t-shirt, 8 x 10 signed photo, a CD, a digital download and a signed photo postcard
$250 - Be a featured extra in an upcoming music video! We're in the planning stages for videos to go with the new songs and we'll give you a featured acting part! Video will be shot in Phoenix or the surrounding area. You also get 2 tickets to the listening party, your name listed in the CD/vinyl liner notes, a limited edition vinyl, a t-shirt, a signed 8 x 10 photo, a signed CD, a digital download and a signed photo postcard
$500 - We'll write you a personalized 3 minute song and stop by your house to perform the song and deliver a recording (home delivery available in the Phoenix area only. If you live outside Phoenix we'll mail you a video and CD of us playing your song) Options include:
- A lullaby for your baby
- Muffin song! (Garnet will bake you a special batch of her Fluff Muffins to go with it)
- Immortalize your best day/biggest win/life changing experience
- Have another idea? Email us! email@example.com
You also get 2 tickets to the listening party, your name listed in the CD/vinyl liner notes, a limited edition vinyl, a t-shirt, a signed 8 x 10 photo, a signed CD, a digital download and a signed photo postcard
$750 - We'll cover a song of your choice and perform it at an upcoming show. You have the option of singing with us or watching from the audience. You also get 2 tickets to the listening party, your name listed in the CD/vinyl liner notes, a limited edition vinyl, a t-shirt, a signed 8 x 10 photo, a signed CD, a digital download and a signed photo postcard
$1500 - DRYC at your private shindig! We'll come to your party or event and play a full set *within a 500 mi radius of Phoenix* You also get 2 tickets to the listening party, your name listed in the CD/vinyl liner notes, a limited edition vinyl, a t-shirt, a signed 8 x 10 photo, a signed CD, a digital download and a signed photo postcard