BIG UPDATE EVERYONE (6/16):
WE ARE IN THE FINAL DAYS: PREORDER THE RECORD AND GET THE DIGITAL VIA EMAIL WITHIN 24 HRS, INCLUDING A (PDF) LYRIC BOOKLET.
First thing's first. We'd like to extend the most amazing THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and helped us reach our goal. You have no idea how much this means to all of us in Scaredy Cat Records as well as Radio Reds. With your help we have funded 500 copies of the record, as well as all of the jackets and labels and paper and printing that goes into making a massive project like this come to life. We don't want to be done though. We can make this project even cooler than we had anticipated. With more money we can do limited prints, limited record colors, limited jackets, all special for people who have helped us fund this monster. We want to try and hit $1500 so we can provide the most amazing packages to our backers. We have so much time left. Twenty-six days is plenty of time to spread the word and help us hit this secondary goal. Things are only going to get better. We love all of you, sincerely, from the bottoms of our hearts.
What’s going on here?
Hey everyone, my name is Dylan and I run a small, non-profit, indie record label with my friends Erik and John. We have recently had the most unbelievable pleasure to work with one of the kindest and greatest North Carolina bands, and those beautiful people are the Radio Reds. As we became friends, we talked about putting out their first full-length record, and as Scaredy Cat Records, we couldn’t be happier. We’ve heard some of their new tracks, and they are completely amazing. Every band on our label has full albums of music on our bandcamp for free. We wanted to do something special with this though. We feel that the only way to do these songs justice is to press them on the heartiest of formats—vinyl. We need your help though.
How can I help?
A contribution here would of course be the best way to help. We didn’t want to raise the prices on this thing and make it seem like a fundraiser. We would really like to raise the money for this strictly on a preorder basis. There’s also some really cool stuff on here that we wanted to offer people who wanted to contribute a little extra. It is completely okay if you choose not to purchase the record here. All that we ask is that you tell your friends about this project and spread the word as much as possible.
Fundraisers are stupid!
We know we know we know. We just need a little extra to get this thing out. As it stands, half of this thing is funded. It's particulary challenging for 3 students and 1 new father to come up with all of this extra money. We would never feel comfortable asking the community to fund an entire project, so we gathered as much as we could and this seems to be the remainder.
Why should I help?
Scaredy Cat Records is trying to create a large community of DIY artists that release music online, strictly for donations. We are doing this because we love our scene, and we love our musicians. The nature of community is to help people in a time of need, and this is an opportunity for us to immediately return the favor. Also, everyone that helps out with $20 or more gets their name in the liner notes as a special thank you.
Pay attention for Radio Reds’ first music video coming out soon, shot by Erik Button and myself. Keep an eye on this fundraiser and help us go over the top! I’m 100% certain that there will be cool extras if we go over the cap on this thing. Thank you for reading and loving punk rock and doing what you do. We love you.
Radio Reds links:
Music video production stills + new song Southern Belle: http://youtu.be/f43496MwMEk
Free music: http://theradioreds.bandcamp.com/
International shipping WILL cost more. If you're an international backer, wait for some kind of shipping invoice and we will work it out once the funding is over.