Our Future Leaders are back with a new EP, “Too Big To Fail”. The new album will push the boundaries of the band in every area, from the songwriting, musicianship, and overall vision of where we are heading next.
We initially had planned to record at AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi (Trivium, August Burns Red, All That Remains) which cost 4800$ just for the mix/master. Since we were unsuccessful with raising enough money for that campaign we've decided to go with a much cheaper option that may not have the name recognition, but will still produce a great sounding record.
There is one catch though… the monies (isn’t it always?) This is where you come in. Since it costs money to track, mix, and master an album, even in the digital age, we need your help to make this EP in to a reality. In addition to the recording process there is duplication, album art design, marketing, and other expenses we must account for to have everything done properly and professionally. We only want the best for you, darlings.
WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING??
200$ per song -
5 songs total = 1000$
Anything after 1000$ will go towards mastering, duplicating the CDs, album artwork, etc
1,000 CDs in an Eco Wallet
costs about 899$ plus tax
Artwork can be anywhere between 100-200$
Although we are asking for help, we believe in the motto, “You get what you pay for.” There are many rewards for your generous contribution to this campaign (see rewards section). We feel that we are going to make the best record we can for you, the fans, and in return are willing to give you some of the exclusive booty, errr prizes, from which you will have bragging rights with your friends.
Making this album means a lot to us, and we feel it will be the strongest outing yet for Our Future Leaders. We have taken the energy of our first EP, “Machines”, and given it new life in what we feel is a more mature, career-building direction. Every penny that is donated will go towards the funding of this record, its release, and a tour that will soon come your doorstep. We appreciate anything and everything that you generously give, and you will, in turn, be given so much more in return.
With your help, the new EP will be “Too Big To Fail”.
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
- You can still get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
- Make sure you use the Indiegogo share tools!
One of our cymbals that Daniel broke while making sweet love to his drums. Now its freaking art! Oh and we signed it for you :)
Risks and challenges
We know that risks are a part of life. So what risks do we have in recording the new EP? Well…
The biggest and obvious risk is if we do not reach our goal, we will not receive ANY of the donated money and the fruits of your labor will be picked before harvest.
No Goal, No Album, No Rewards. No Pie :(
We may not be able to book the studio at the expected time.
We may not have all of the rewards delivered as scheduled.
Or the inevitable zombie apocalypse may happen…
Either way, we guarantee that the new EP will happen (with your help-hint, hint) and that if a zombie apocalypse did happen, that we are well-equipped to handle the circumstances… Oh, and as far as booking the studio is concerned…
We have a guy for that.
So, for all intents and purposes, you can expect a payout for your generosity toot-sweet. That's right....toot-sweet. Thanks everyone!