New Monsoon Launch Kickstarter for New Album
New Monsoon will use Kickstarter to raise funds for their next studio release. The album will include 10 songs: six brand-new offerings, and four that have been road tested but never recorded in the studio. It’s been six years since their last studio album, New Monsoon V.
A note on the band’s Kickstarter page says, “The band grew up on great albums such as: Dark Side of the Moon, Abbey Road and Led Zeppelin III. Like their musical heroes, they too have found the ‘beauty in the details’ that the studio reveals. Capturing the sound of their instruments with quality microphones, and the ability to mold and create music with professional mixing gear, simply creates a deeper level of intimacy with the art, and the musicians themselves. The money New Monsoon is asking for will be used to cover expenses such as recording costs, production, mixing, duplication and promotion. More and more these days record deals are only for those already at the top of the heap. For bands like New Monsoon, who continue to make music without big label support, the idea of Kickstarter is a winner. The platform allows fans to become part of the process, which is what really appeals to New Monsoon, as they have always enjoyed a tight bond with their fans.”
In return for their support, fans will receive rewards including the CD and Digital Download of the new album, a New Monsoon house concert, BBQ pre-release listening party, concert tickets, merchandise packages and private music lessons from members of the band.
The Kickstarter campaign runs until Midnight June 16, 2013.