Mothership NEW ALBUM & EUROPEAN TOUR Fundraiser

Call To Arms: Help fund the recording of Mothership "II", and our first ever European Invasion! BE THE FIRST TO OWN THE NEW ALBUM BEFORE IT'S RELEASED!
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Mothership USA
Music
Dallas, Texas
United States
1 Team Member

WHO IS MOTHERSHIP?

Rock n’ Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the ‘ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father’s 70’s-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins.

In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70’s-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Nashville Pussy, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port.

With the official Ripple Music release of the band’s debut record in February of 2013, Mothership began a torrid journey across America and parts of Canada to promote the record, including a tour in support of Gyspyhawk and another in support of Scorpion Child and Kadavar. They also played locally with national acts such as Monster Magnet, Kvelertak, Cancer Bats, Black Tusk, Howl, and Lord Dying. Currently, the band is holed up in the studio working on new material and plotting a course across Europe in Spring of 2014.

www.mothershiphaslanded.com

www.facebook.com/mothershipusa

Twitter/Instagram: @mothershipusa


ABOUT THE ALBUM/TOUR

This will be our second full studio album engineered once again by Kent Stump at Crystal Clear Studios in Dallas, TX. This album will be released on vinyl and CD formats. The vinyl and CD will both consist of 8-9 songs, however, the CD will also include 2 bonus songs not available on the vinyl.

http://crystalclearsound.net/index.html

The European tour consists of two weeks playing every night across towns in United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, France, and Spain. We are also confirmed to play our very first ever festival at Freak Valley Festival in Netphen, Germany. Our tour mates will be another Dallas, TX heavy rock three piece Wo Fat.

http://www.rockfreaks.de/festival/

HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?

As you can imagine, self recording an album and touring Europe in the same year is a very expensive undertaking. The minimum amount of $10,000 will help pay for:

• 40 - 45 hours of recording sessions at Crystal Clear Studios in Dallas, TX
• Mixing
• Mastering
• Airfare and baggage fees to and from Europe
• Music equipment rental in Europe
• Van rental and driver fees in Europe
• Promotion and publicity
• Album artwork design

WHEN WILL THE ALBUM BE FINISHED?

With your generous support, we will be in the recording studio tracking the album at the end of April. Editing, mixing and mastering will take a couple of weeks, and once the album artwork is completed we will send the album to press. After meeting with our record label (Ripple Music), we have decided on a fall 2014 release of this album.

HOW CAN I HELP?

If you have the ability to donate, please do! Even if you find yourself unable to donate, please help spread the word with your fellow brothers and sisters on all forms of social media and by word of mouth. We will have flyers available at all our upcoming shows with information on how to help!

CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE RANKS LISTED ABOVE EACH PERK?

Each perk has been listed as a rank aboard the Mothership. The more money you contribute to the project the higher your rank and better the loot. All ranks above "Quartermaster" will receive a black & white Viking Lord back patch (as seen below), all ranks above "Major" will receive a color coordinated back patch which changes color for each rank thereafter. You may choose either the Texas Viking Lord or the regular Viking Lord back patch. Donating $100 or more will also get your full name and rank listed on the album manifest found on the vinyl insert sheet and inside the CD booklet!

Texas Viking Lord Back Patch

Viking Lord Back Patch

WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THE FUNDS IF I RAISE ABOVE AND BEYOND MY GOAL?

Great question! The goal of this campaign is first and foremost to raise the necessary funds to record our second studio album and fund our European tour. Any extra funds we make from this campaign will be used towards future album recordings, world wide travel endeavors, van and trailer maintenance, and new merchandise.

Thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign, and if you donated already, cheers to you! You are the true life force that keeps us airborne, giving us the fuel we need to write the best albums and give you the best live show as possible. We can't wait to get this new album in your hands, tour the USA again, and play for you in Europe for the first time! This supersonic, intergalactic, heavy rock of a journey has only just begun...welcome aboard!

- Kyle, Kelley, Judge

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$11,373USD
raised by 204 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on March 26, 2014
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  • $1USD
    Swab

    You will receive an MP3 of one song off the new album

    1 claimed
  • $5USD
    Rigger

    Digital download of the entire new album

    12 claimed
  • $20USD
    Engineer

    Brand new album on CD (Includes 2 bonus tracks) + sticker

    26 claimed
  • $25USD
    Helmsman

    Brand new album on 180 gram black vinyl + Small patch + Sticker

    16 claimed
  • $35USD
    First Mate

    Brand new album on limited edition custom splattered color vinyl + Small patch + Sticker

    83 out of 100 claimed
  • $50USD
    Boatswain

    Brand new album on CD (Includes 2 bonus tracks) + Signed 8x10 + Small patch + Sticker + Trucker hat

    16 claimed
  • $60USD
    Chronicler

    Brand new album on 180 gram black vinyl + Signed 8x10 + Small patch + Sticker + Trucker hat + Koozie

    1 claimed
  • $80USD
    Navigator

    A 4 GB USB stick stocked with Mothership pictures, the brand new album and our debut album on MP3, band logos, lyrics, old show posters, and personal behind the scenes tour videos + Small patch + Sticker + Koozie + Signed 8x10 + Trucker hat

    0 claimed
  • $100USD
    Quartermaster

    Danielle Marie custom designed t-shirt + Brand new album on CD (Includes 2 bonus tracks) + Viking Mothership back patch + Sticker + Guitar Picks + Your name on album manifest

    11 claimed
  • $125USD
    Master-At-Arms

    Danielle Marie custom designed t-shirt and signed poster + Brand new album on 180 gram black vinyl + Viking Mothership back patch + Sticker + Guitar Picks + Your name on album manifest

    6 claimed
  • $150USD
    Commander

    David Paul Seymour custom designed 3/4 baseball jersey and signed poster + Brand new album on 180 gram black vinyl + Viking Mothership back patch + Sticker +Guitar Picks + Your name on album manifest

    4 claimed
  • $175USD
    High Colonel

    David Paul Seymour custom designed 3/4 baseball jersey and signed poster + Brand new album on limited edition custom splattered color vinyl + Viking Mothership back patch + Sticker + Picks + Sticks + Your name on album manifest

    2 claimed
  • $250USD
    Major

    A private 30 minute Skype lesson/jam/hangout with the band member of your choice + Your choice of 3 of the 6 pictured 11x17 limited show/tour posters from a previous show signed on matte card stock + Sticks + Picks + Signed 8x10, Brand new album on 180 gram black vinyl and CD (Includes 2 bonus tracks) + Green Viking Mothership back patch + trucker hat + Your name on album manifest

    3 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    $500USD
    Captain

    Signed and custom painted kick drum head + Choice of 3 of the 6 pictured 11x17 posters signed + Signed 8x10 + Brand new album on vinyl and CD + David Paul Seymour custom 3/4 baseball jersey/signed poster + Danielle Marie custom t-shirt/signed poster + Free admission to any show in 2014 + A hand written thank you letter from the band + Blue Viking Mothership backpatch + Trucker hat + Your name on album manifest

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Admiral

    Artist and band signed print of the original artwork used for the Mothership "II" album + Signed 8x10 + Brand new & debut album on vinyl and CD + David Paul Seymour custom b3/4 baseball jersey and signed poster + Custom skateboard deck + Custom Mothership belt buckle + Danielle Marie custom t-shirt and signed poster + Free admission to any show in 2014 + A hand written thank you letter from the band + Red Viking Mothership backpatch + Trucker hat + Your name on album manifest

    1 claimed
  • $2,000USD
    Fleet Admiral

    Private show anywhere in the USA when we pass through on tour + Custom skate deck + Custom beltbuckle + Artist/band signed print of the original artwork used for the Mothership "II" album + Signed 8x10 + Brand new & debut album on vinyl and CD + David Paul Seymour custom 3/4 baseball jersey/signed poster + Danielle Marie custom t-shirt/signed poster + Free entry to any show in 2014 + Hand written thank you letter + Gold Viking Mothership backpatch + Trucker hat + Name on album manifest

    0 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Intergalactic Emperor

    You are in command of the Mothership. House show? Backyard party? All of the listed prizes + Write the lyrics to a new song yet to be recorded + A very special hangout weekend with the band! We will go to the local bars, experience Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX where the band first started, have a hangout session at the Hangar (our practice location), and a local show dedicated to you where you will receive your full color intergalactic back patch during a very special ceremony on stage!

    0 claimed
  • $10,000USD
    Deity

    You win. We are your humble servants.

    0 claimed
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