The Architects: Border Wars Concept Album & Comic Book!

The Architects decided to go big or go home. Border Wars is a concept album and comic book in five episodes and we need your help to finish it!
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Brandon Phillips
Music
Kansas City, Missouri
United States
1 Team Member

Hey! 

We’re The Architects.

Many of you will know us from our previous albums and touring with The Vans Warped Tour, Flogging Molly, My Chemical Romance and quite a few others. If you do know us, then you know it has been far too long since we released a proper album. You may also know that we’ve been working ourselves to death for more than a year to make that proper, new album happen.

 

“So what’s the deal? “

 

Well, we contracted a severe (maybe chronic) case of ambition and the new album that we’ve spent so long slaving over is actually a concept album and comic book in five episodes.

 

“What???”

 

Yeah. Without dropping any spoilers, there are young heroes, corrupt villains, drugs, blood, reality TV, more blood, televangelism, violence, revenge and…well, blood. It’s a great original story set in the high desert and scored with a massive amount of new music.

There are, like I said, five episodes and each one consists of a six song CD packaged inside a full size, full color comic. New episodes would come out every few months until the entire story is told, or until the band and our illustrator drop dead of exhaustion.

 

“WHY ARE WE SUBJECTING OURSELVES TO SUCH TORTURE??”

 

It’s simple – we had a really fucking cool idea to create something that was more fun and engaging than a piece of plastic or a ringtone.  

 

What We Need & What You Get

 

What we need is straightforward:

 

  • $2000.00 to cover mixing and mastering for the music on episode one.
  • $8000.00 to print, assemble and ship the first episode of Border Wars.

 

What you get:

  • The sense of satisfied well-being that comes with knowing you are better at spotting cool ideas than anyone in the music business.
  • A selection of limited edition perks to choose from!
  • ALL CONTRIBUTORS GET THEIR NAMES PRINTED IN THE BACK OF THE EPISODE ONE COMIC BOOK AS WELL AS PERSONAL THANK YOU NOTES FROM US.

 

The Impact Of Your Contribution

 

The Architects are releasing Border Wars in five episodes but, we are only asking you to help us fund the production of the first episode. The reason for that being, that we plan on taking whatever money we make on sales of episode one and putting it towards the production of episode two…and so on. What we are essentially asking you to do is contribute to the startup fund for a project that will go on and become self-sustaining. The ability to go out and bring this album to life without having to get the approval of the “Director of Voicemail” or the “Executive Vice President of Global Thumbsucking” is something we really can’t hang a price tag on.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

 

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    "JUST WANNA HELP"

    For everyone who just wants to see this thing happen but maybe can't throw their hard-earned money around like a Rockafeller. Toss a buck in the hat, we'll love you forever.

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    Limited Ed. Silkscreen Poster

    PLEASE ADD $4.00 USD FOR SHIPPING INSIDE THE USA, $8 OUTSIDE THE USA. A precious piece of fine art from the studio of our very own Keenan Nichols (lead guitar and printmaker) signed and numbered by everybody.

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    Digital download

    Digital versions of the music and comic at a price so low, we feel like cheap whores.

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    PLEASE ADD $4 USD FOR SHIPPING INSIDE THE USA. OUTSIDE THE USA, PLEASE ADD $8. The CD and the Comic, stamped to show that it was a perk strictly for supporters of this campaign and signed by the band and illustrator!

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    Handwritten Lyric Sheets

    Just how we like 'em - scratched in black gel ink on yellow legal paper. PLEASE ADD $1 FOR SHIPPING INSIDE USA.

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  • $50USD
    COMIC PAGE POSTER PRINT

    11x17 full color glossy and totally frame-worthy. All discreetly signed and numbered by the band and illustrator. We're thinking about the most dark, bloody, sexy, evil pages of Episode I here but if the Warden won't let you hang that kind of smut in your cell, just let us know. :) We'll hang a couple examples in the gallery section ASAP so you can check em out.

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    $100USD
    VIP RELEASE PARTY PACK PART II

    Extra fun, extra stuff, hot pizza, cold drinks, warmth and fellowship before and during the Border Wars Episode I release show!

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    ARCHITECTS TOUR BACKDROP

    Remember that huge (15x15) frigging backdrop we were flying on the World Contamination Tour 2011? Yeah, well here she is. :) Probably way too big for anyones' bedroom wall but, if you want it...I'll post a pic in the images gallery to jog your memory. SHIPPING INSIDE THE US INCLUDED. OUTSIDE US ADD $200

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