Our Future Leaders 2nd Album

We're an independent rock band recording our 2nd EP. This new album will be bigger and badder than before, so we need to do it right.
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Brian Strean
Music
Orlando, Florida
United States
1 Team Member

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 - recording/mixing
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:

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Here are some bracelets made from our old guitar strings thanks to our friend Genesis at Reclaimed Strings Project

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!


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$570USD
raised in 14 days
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$500 USD goal
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This campaign ended on October 29, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Digital EP and 1 New Track

    A digital copy of our debut EP "Machines", 1 digital track from the new album

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $15USD
    Digital EPs

    Get a digital copy of both our debut EP "Machines" and the new album

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    Signed New EP

    Digital copy of debut EP Machines, Get a signed copy of the new album

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    Signed EPs, Bracelet, TShirt

    Signed copies of BOTH albums, guitar string bracelet made from our old strings + T-Shirt

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    Immortalized Package

    Get a signed copy of both albums, tshirt, and you will get your name in the thank you section of the new cd.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $150USD
    Music Lesson/Jam Session Combo

    Guitar or Drum lessons from one of the guys! Receive a 1 hour lesson either locally or via Skype. Get a signed copy of both albums, tshirt, and you will get your name in the thank you section of the new cd.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250USD
    The Drummer Combo

    Signed broken cymbal from our drummer, used drum head, beverage helmet, signed copy of both albums, t shirt, name in thank you section

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $350USD
    A Night on the Town Collection

    A night on the town with the band! (Must be in the Orlando, FL area) You will also get a signed copy of the new album, signed copy of "Machines", a signed poster, and a T shirt. Also get your name in the thank you section of the new cd.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    The Songwriter Package

    Get a signed copy of both albums, signed drum sticks, along with original framed hand written lyrics to one of the songs from one of our two albums, tshirt, signed poster, guitar string bracelet made from our old strings,and your name in the thank you section of the cd.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Personalized YouTube Package

    We will perform and upload an acoustic cover song of your choice. You will also get a signed copy of the new album, signed copy of "Machines", a signed poster, and a T shirt. Also your name in the thank you section of the new cd.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Dinner with a Member Package

    One on one Skype candlelit dinner with band member of your choosing. Another band member will act as butler wearing a bow tie, because bow ties are cool. You will also get a signed copy of the new album, signed copy of "Machines", a signed poster, T-shirt. Also your name in the thank you section of the new cd.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,500USD
    Theme Park Package

    We're taking you to Universal Studios or Disney World (your choice)! Travel not included. If you live in Orlando or fly here we will pick you up personally. You will also get a signed copy of the new album, signed copy of "Machines", a signed poster, ,T-shirt and your name in the thank you section of the new cd.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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