Little Wind: the debut album by The Criminal Kid

Modern indie-rock band The Criminal Kid needs financing for wicked debut full length album.
Rob Hillstead
Regina, Saskatchewan
4 Team Members

Our Story

Four Kids from Regina SK ready to impress you with their criminally good intelligent rock vibes.  These kids will rock your socks off, steal your headphones and then spray-paint their tag on your musical soul.

The group dynamic within The Criminal Kid has been strong since the first jam the four members ever had together.  Since then, their chemistry has constantly grown stronger and their unique rock sound quickly captures the attentions of their audiences.

The Criminal Kid will hit you hard with their driving guitars and powerful vocals.   They will make you dance with their upbeat drums and catchy lyrics.   They will calm you down with their well crafted melodies and heart-warming piano.  It is this well mastered control of dynamics and vast variety in songwriting that makes The Criminal Kid the must-see upcoming Canadian rock group.

Project Description

We are teaming up with Makeshift Studios to deliver a new record.Little Wind is the debut full-length recording of the emerging modern indie rock band The Criminal Kid. This album is an edgy, modern take on the alternative and indie music scenes. All band members are seasoned veterans of both performing and recording, and will optimize their studio time. This Regina-based group will be creating an album of 10-12 tracks recorded and mixed at home-grown Makeshift Studios (Left English, Ink Road, Hello Lady). The four members will record in January 2011 for roughly 12 days, and mix over the months of February/March for roughly 12-15 days. Upon completion of mixing, the album will be mastered at Lacquer Channel (Metric, Hawksley Workman, K-OS) in Toronto, a prestigious and high-quality Mastering company. Distribution will be as a conventional CD and a special edition CD with bonus tracks in stores across Canada. In addition to that, it will be sold through iTunes, Bandcamp, and other online means. Promotion will come through social media, street teams, as well as a music video. Little Wind will be a welcome addition to both Saskatchewan's and Canada's music scene.


What we need

MONEY!  There are inevitable, unavoidable costs that need to be covered.  Although we have applied for funding from other places, depending on what we get, we'll be able to do more.  We are asking to cover the hard costs of recording, mixing and mastering.  We've been quoted $3500 by the Makeshift Studios for both recording and mixing (a steal), $1200 for the mastering, and anything left over will go to reproduction or promotion.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share this campaign with as many as possible.  This is the most direct way of being a patron to the arts and music, and will create some wonderful artwork.  Check out more information on our website.

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raised by 6 people in 4 months
8% funded
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$5,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on October 18, 2011
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  • $10USD
    Truancy package

    Donors in this category receive a free digital copy of the album.

    1 claimed

  • $15USD
    Disturber of the peace package

    Receive both a physical copy of the album and the high resolution download.

    0 claimed

  • $25USD
    Petty theft package

    Package includes autographed special edition CD w/digital download and an autographed 8x10 photograph.

    0 claimed

  • $50USD
    Public nuisance package

    This lucky donor will receive a stylish TCK t-shirt, in addition to a CD and digital download.

    1 out of 40 claimed

  • $100USD
    Trespassing package

    Donors receive the same contents of the Public nuisance package as well as a personal thanks in the album credits.

    3 out of 30 claimed

  • $250USD
    Vandalism package

    Trespassing package AND Have an online chat with the band via Skype.

    0 out of 15 claimed

  • $500USD
    Grand theft package

    Trespassing package AND Local donors can spend the afternoon hanging out with the band, checking out a rehearsal and having coffee or beer. OR Trespassing package AND Skype performance AND Vic will design a personalized poster of the band for you.

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Enemy of the state package

    Trespassing package AND TCK will come play you a private show anywhere within 700 km of Regina, SK. OR Trespassing package AND Vandalism package AND Vic will design a personalized poster for you. Mike will autograph his bass drum skin. Allysia will send you a hand-written poem or song lyrics from her notebook. Jeremy will battle rap you.

    0 out of 5 claimed

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