HERE IS OUR FIRST SINGLE FROM THE CD!!! We are very excited to be releasing it, you can download it free up until then end of our indiegogo fundraiser so be sure you check it out before May 27th :)
The Defeated County was formed by two time best St. Louis Song-Writer Nominee (Riverfornt Times, 2011, 2012) Langen Neubacher. Since their founding in 2010 The Defeated County has worked hard to build from a solo act, to a duet, and now into an extra full seven piece band that blends indie rock, pop, and alterative country into a creepy and catchy blend of melodic tunes. Debuting as a full band in September of 2012, The Defeated County features St. Louis talent Irene Allen (The Round-Ups, The Trio Project) on vocal and keyboard, Glenn Burleigh (The Union Eletric) on Pedal Steel, Bryan Ranney (Elemental Shakedown, Following the Water) on Mandolin, Kevin Koehler (Illphonics, Obviously Offbeat) on electric guitar, Simon Chervitz (Illphonics) on bass, and Jeremy Shanas (Northwoods, Treehouse) on drums.
The Defeated County has opened for Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs, Lelia Broussard, and Gabe Dixon Band. Their music has been compared to PJ Harvey, Cat Power, Joni Mitchell, Billy Bragg, The Magnetic Feilds, St. Vincent, Azure Ray, Josh Ritter, The Flaming Lips, Okkervil River, and Death Cab for Cutie.
The Defeated County Hopes you like this page :) .
What We Need & What You Get
I'd like to go ahead and switch tones and just talk to you as Langen, front woman of The Defeated County here- and first and foremost I'd like to thank you for reading the far along in the page!! Even just your support in learning about us means a lot to us. Our goal, however, is to earn $1,500 to make our songs permanent and available outside of the St. Louis region. We have been extremely lucky to have sound engineer and bandmate Glenn Burliegh record an EP for us. We have also already been able to have our EP sent off to be mastered by local legend Tim Gebauer.
However, we are seeking funds to afford the printing and mailing of our EP. Without a physical CD it is very difficult to approach venues, radio stations, and other musicians outside of St. Louis. We're excited about our music, and we would LOVE the chance to share it with the world. We hope that once you check us out, you will feel the same way... and you know what? We're willing to give you some pretty great rewards for donating to our dream! You can see a full list to your right, but in the mean time I want you to know that EVERYONE who donates just 5$ or more will get one invitation to our exclusive listening party and a shout out on our facebook page. If for any reason we don't make a goal, your donation will still support us getting our album out regionally which would be a huge step for us.
On the other hand, if for any reason we exceed our goal, the money will still be going to creative and fun things to support. Excessive funds will allow us to pay some of the artists that have donated their own time and talents to our band- taken our pictures, done something for the CD, created promotional items, etc. It would also give us a chance to start planning our next musical recording project.
Even just a dollar helps, so thank you in advance for supporting the defeated dream :)
*front photo by Allan Crain
Other Ways You Can Help
We really do appreciate even just a dollar, but if you can't afford to donate we understand. These times happen! If you can't afford to give, but still want to support us - there is probably some creative artist thing we can think of :) Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you've got an idea or want us to come up with one! You can also save up that extra change and come out to our CD release party this July at Off Broadway. More infomation to follow on that once the line up is confirmed :)! Another huge way to help would be sharing this video/page on your own social media pages, and with anyone who you think might want to pre-order a CD, or become fan on the band. :)