Sonic Pulse - NEW ALBUM - MUSIC VIDEO - TOUR

Help us finish our album, make an epic 8 minute music video, and tour!
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Dan Kowal
1,532 Facebook Friends
Music
Framingham, Massachusetts
United States
1 Team Member

Incentives:

$3000 - Anyone who contributed can nominate and vote on a song for us to cover and record.

$4000 - We'll make a music video for Jerkoffagus (8+ minutes)

$7000 - We'll tour the west coast.

Short Summary

We need your help to finish our new album, make a music video, and tour in support!

We have been painstakingly working on our second album, The Breast of Both Worlds, for two years running now.  The album is nearing completion, and we need funds to finish production and bring you the album.

We want to give this album a proper release, which means we will be touring, releasing a music video in support, and making new merch.  All these things are expensive to do, so we are hoping for some help from you guys.

You'll notice some of our perks are pretty interesting, and that's because we want anyone who helps us to be involved as much as possible.  We want to do this with you in mind and bring you music that you want to hear.

What We Need & What You Get

These funds will go towards:
  1) Production of The Breast of Both Worlds album
  2) A music video for Jerkoffagus
  3) Tours
(there is the $7000 West coast incentive, but these funds will help us with our Summer tour as well)

To give you an idea of the what your hard-earned money will be going towards, here is a list of our anticipated expenses: 

Album: $6500
   Production of physical CD's: $3000
   Album Art: $500
   New Mics and Equipment: $1000
   Mixing/Mastering: $2000

Summer 2014 Tour: $4550

   Van and Trailer Rental: $1000
   Amps and Cabs: $3000
   Gas - 3300 miles at 20mpg X $3.30/gallon = ~$550

Merch: $1500
   Art: $700
   Men's Shirts: $300
   Girl's Shirts: $500

Music Video: $3000
   Studio set and prop rentals: $1000 (we want special effects and mummies)
   Grip and Lighting rentals: $800
   Camera and lens rental: $200
   Labour: $500
   Editing/Post production/Color Grading: $500

Cover Album: $650
   Physical Production: $350
   Licensing: $300

Total budget: $16200

By contributing to our campaign, you will be supporting the release of the album and our Summer Tour.  If we reach $4000, we'll be making the Jerkoffagus music video for you, and if we reach $7000, we will finally tour the West Coast!

And just look at those higher-end perks!  We'll cover any song you want, and write original songs about anything you want.  You won't just be helping us achieve what we want as a band.  You'll be helping us give you what you want.

2015 West Coast Tour Estimated Cost: $6000
Given the cost of the East Coast tour, I'm just guestimating here.  It will probably cost more.

Download Code - $10


Pre-Order, thanks in insert, optional signing - $20

Pre-order perk + Lager than Life on Vinyl - $30 (limit 10)

Various Sots - $50





Pulse Party (comes with preorder perk) - $100

Lessons (comes with preorder perk) - $100

Cover Song (comes with preorder perk) - $150 (Limit 10)

Here's what we did with the Adventure Time theme, so expect something like this:



Original Song (comes with preorder perk) - $300

Arcade, Pre-Order, Original Song, Cover Song - $2000

The arcade:



The Impact

Your funds will allow us to get better production and do more as a band.  You'll help us make a music video and play for more people, and for those that contribute to the higher-end perks, you'll be helping us play what you want us to play.

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN AND SHARE OUR YOUTUBE VIDS!  We know some of you might not be able to help financially, and that's OK.  Please share our stuff if you can.  It really helps!

So please, help us spread our unique breed of Party Thrashin' Power Metal.

A tremendous thank you to everyone who has supported us so far!  We wouldn't be here without you, and we are eternally grateful.


Here's what we can do for a music video with no budget.  Obviously we could use some funding :I))

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  • $1USD
    Cover Pool for Dan's Coworkers

    This is specifically a pool for the people Dan works with. Once the pool reaches $150 (via Indiegogo or with physical cash), you can all vote on a song for Sonic Pulse to cover. We'll record that cover, add it to our cover album, and give you each a copy of it. (It would be ~$15 per person to reach the $150) *Don't donate to this if you don't work with Dan!

    1 claimed
  • $5USD
    Sticker, Pin, "Custom" Drawing

    We will send you a sticker, a pin, and a hand drawing of whatever you want drawn by one of our members.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $10USD
    Digital Album Preorder

    We will send you a download code for a digital copy of "The Breast of Both Worlds" when it is released.

    1 claimed
  • $20USD
    CD, Thanks Credit, Signed*

    Pre-Order for "The Breast of Both Worlds" CD. We will sign these at your request, and this Indiegogo campaign is the only way we will sign CD copies of this album ever (outside of special scenarios at our discretion). Also, we'll thank you in the liner notes of the album. Have your name on a piece of heavy metal history! *You need to let us know if you want it signed. **All further perks include this perk ***Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

    17 claimed
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    $30USD
    Early Bird Special

    Get the above Breast of Both Worlds CD pre-order perk AND get our first album, Lager Than Life on vinyl. *Us only.

    10 out of 10 claimed
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    $50USD
    Broiler Maker

    We will all take a shots of the world-famous "broilermaker" (Half whiskey, half bacon grease), film it, and put it up on youtube. We'll personally thank you by name for making us suffer in the video. (Limit one) Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

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    $50USD
    Srirach Out Now!

    Lauren will take a straight shot of Sriracha hot sauce. We'll film it, put it up on youtube, and she will personally thank you in the video. (Limit one) Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

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    $50USD
    Praerie Oysters

    We film Dan taking 6 "Paerie Oyster" shots in a row, put it on youtube, and personally thank you in the video. Each shot contains: 1 1/2 Ounce Bourbon 1 Raw Egg A dash of Tabasco Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $50USD
    Smoker's Cough

    We film Mick will taking a "smoker's cough" shot, put it on youtube, and personally thank you in the video. Shot contains: 1 1/2 oz Jager One Tablespoon Warm Mayo Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

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  • SOLD OUT

    $50USD
    Liquid Steak

    We film Nick will taking a "liquid steak" shot, put it on youtube, and personally thank you in the video. Shot contains: 1 1/2 oz Bacardi 151 1 oz Worcestershire sauce Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

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    $50USD
    Whiskey Sandwich

    We'll film Kyle eating a "Peanutbutter and Whiskey Sandwich", put it on youtube, and personally thank you in the video. Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $100USD
    Pulse Party!

    Have yourself a private party at the Sonic Pulse party house! We'll play a set for you and your friends in our basement too. BYOB - Bring your own babes ;) Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

    2 out of 3 claimed
  • $100USD
    Lessons from the Masters

    Get 4 1-hour lessons from Mick (guitar), Nick (guitar), Lauren (bass), Kyle (drums), or Dan (drums). We can do this over skype or at our house. Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $150USD
    COVER ANY SONG

    We will cover any song you want and place it on an album that we make 100 physical copies of. This album shall be called "The Rest of Both Worlds". You get copy when it's released. *Songs over 5:00, will cost $10 extra/minute, rounded up for licensing. There is very little we won't cover, but ask first if material is questionable. Comes with the Pre-Order perk +$10 shipping to Canada, $15 for other countries outside the US

    4 out of 10 claimed
  • $300USD
    ORIGINAL SONG ABOUT ANYTHING

    We will write and record an original song about ANYTHING you want. Bronies, juggalos, anime characters, video games, your cat, or even your awesome self! We will release the song for free once it's finished, and put the song on a future album or EP. You can even help direct us creatively if you want! Comes with pre-order perk. Add $5 for shipping to Canada, add $10 for other countries besides the US

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  • $2,000USD
    Button Mashing Madness

    Limited to one: You will receive Dan's coveted Sonic Pulse arcade cabinet that he brings to shows (requires your own ps3 or PC). + Get the "COVER ANY SONG" perk + Get the "We'll Write an Original Song for You!" perk + Get the Pre-Order Perk

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