What is all this?
We’re making a new album and we’re doing it without a record label. (Wait, who’s making a new album?) We’ve been down that road a couple different times and a couple different ways (major vs. indie) and we finally decided to get back to what’s important: making music that we’re excited about and getting it out to our fans.
Do The Math: No label = no label money = no label shenanigans
OK, so we all love to bash record labels, but there’s (at least) one thing they’re really good at: writing checks.
No label = no checks. But all is not lost.
More Math: The band + the fans = GETTING IT DONE!
We know there are a lot of people out there who are waiting to buy our new album. You might be one of them. We figured if we could get you to throw some of your hard earned money our way now, we can use it to make the album and then when it’s done, you get it for free. Genius, right?
And if you’re feeling generous and would like to give more than the price of a typical album, we put together a list of stuff you can get in return.
How does it work?
It’s pretty simple actually.
You pledge some money to support the project and, depending on how much you want to put in, you get some stuff in return.
- Pledge $10.00 or more…
- You’ll get an email when we’re done with a link to download the new album in pretty much any digital format you can think of. MP3, FLAC, ACC, Apple Lossless… we’ve got it all covered.
- Pledge $25.00 or more…
- You’ll also get the CD version delivered straight to your door. If you don’t have a door we’ll deliver it wherever you want.
- Pledge $50.00 or more…
- Your CD will be signed and numbered and we’ll throw in a brand new Sinch mini-poster (11×17)
- Pledge $100.00 or more…
- You’ll also get a brand new limited-edition Sinch T-shirt and another (yes, brand new) full size poster (18×24 – signed and numbered of course)
- Pledge $500.00 or more…
- On top of all the stuff we’ve already mentioned you’ll get a behind the scenes, making of the album video that we’re putting together specifically for this. We might even mention you in it! Oh and if you like we’ll call you personally (or send an email or a letter) to thank you for helping us make this happen.
- Pledge $5000.00 or more…
- You get everything mentioned plus you’ll be listed as an “Executive Producer” on the album, an autographed guitar that Tony used on the self titled album (don’t get too excited, it’s broken), an autographed cymbal personally cracked by Dan and probably some other awesome stuff that we haven’t even thought of yet. Basically if you pledge at this level, tell us what you’d like from us and we’ll see if we can make it happen.
Why are we doing this?
We’ve been playing music and putting out albums for over 15 years now. We’ve put stuff out on major labels, on indie labels and even on our own. There have been good and bad things in every case, but when we stop and ask ourselves what we really want to do the answer is pretty simple:
We want to keep making music, have fun doing it and get it out to everyone who wants to hear it.
At one time it would have been really hard to do that without signing with a label but that’s not the case anymore. The fact that you’re even reading this right now means that we no longer need them to connect with you. The thing we need and what labels can provide is money.
We need money to pay for studio time, equipment, manufacturing CDs and everything else that goes into this. And labels aren’t the only people with money. In fact, I bet you have money. Most people do. And if you and the rest of our fans all throw in a little bit of your money, we’ll have more than enough to make this work.
Who Are We?
If this is your first time checking us out you’re probably asking yourself all the typical questions: What kind of music do you play? Who do you sound like? How much can you bench? Have you seen that video where these three guys are trying to get this horse to — alright, alright, we know you have a lot of questions. Let’s take it one step at a time.
Asking someone in a band to describe what kind of music they play is like asking a pot dealer what kind of weed he’s selling. All the answers are bullshit and no one really cares anyway as long as it’s good. And the only way to know if it’s good is to get yourself a taste.
This is our last full length album, Clearing the Channel (2005):
This one is an EP and it’s a bunch of “reinterpretations” of songs from Clearing the Channel:
This is a live album that features songs from both Clearing the Channel and our self titled album that was released by Roadrunner Records in 2002: