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Jun 20, 2015 1:26 EST

Shotgun Tori + the Hound’s New York Record

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 20, 2015

 

 In agreement with our backers, we’d going to produce the album locally 
 with the aim to on the next ‘wave’ take it to NYC 

 SHOTGUN TORI 
 AND 
 THE HOUND 
 are heading to NYC to record their 

 latest indie/folk EP 

 

We, Shotgun Tori and The Hound…

Are an indie folk due with no label backing. As independent musicians, we get to make music that doesn’t compromise on passion and originality. But making an album is expensive. Making an album in NY is probably a little more so. 

An opportunity has arisen for us to record with a world-class producer, one who specializes in Indie/Folk music. He has produced tracks for the likes of Angus and Julia Stone and Sufjan Stevens and we’re booked to record in his New York based studio in May.

We make music that is raw, real and authentic. Capturing the actual essence of our live sound is not an easy feat. We believe we have found that special someone who can help us do that.

 

 

Who is Shotgun Tori and The Hound?

Shotgun Tori is an indie folk storyteller who sings straight from her heart and her feet. She shares tales of heartache and infidelity, of being brave and imperfect, the road and the secrets of being human. She is a fiercely independent, creative and hard-working artist who is not afraid of trying out new sounds, styles or business models. Her passion for life and music resound from both her live performances and her recordings.

Multi-instrumentalist, ‘the Hound’ (Fred van der Merve – guitar, banjo, uke) will join Shotgun Tori on this record. Hailing from an alt/country folk background, he adds shades of light and dark to the music, making it both edgier and a little more fun.

  Preshow Artist ShotGun Tori and guitarist the Hound

We have written tracks that are based on real life and on hard times and ancestry and some of it will make you want to dance and some of it will make you want to weep – I’m working titling it: ‘Stories for songs & letters’. Folk music is about shared experience and learning from each other’s mistakes, and relating to each other’s humanity. I hope when you hear our stories that you’re going to love them.

 

Our Milestones

Milestone 1: R50 000 
The Tipping Point – We reach this Milestone and Shotgun Tori and the Hound GO to NEW YORK!

This would enable us to make the album! We could cover the basic expenses of recording and the pressing of the physical albums themselves.

Milestone 2: R170,000

We would be able to spend more time in pre-production  prior to departure for NY which would result in an even better album! This would help cover living expense costs (food & board) whilst we’re in the recording studio.

We’d also be able to make a documentary of the process, sharing the lessons we’ve learnt along the way. It would include, live performances, interviews and behind the scenes. If we get to Milestone 2, everybody who supported the campaign would receive a download code for the documentary.

Milestone 3: R200,000

This would enable us to make a Vinyl Pressing, and anyone who purchases a reward of R450 or above will receive a signed copy.

 

What you will get for your pledge:

Our rewards are based on us getting to NYC and producing our latest indie folk EP. For your pledge of…

 R100 – Cheerleader 

• We will send you a glimpse into the studio with daily video clips direct from NYC 
• A digital download of the EP, prior to public release

 If Milestone 2 is reached  
This reward will also include a download code to the documentary, with behind the scenes footage, live performances, and interviews. 

   R250 – Mover  

• We will send you a PDF Interactive Artbook  – including illustrated lyrics, the tales behind the songs, the making of, stories of the artists involved, artwork, secret content, videos etc – curated and illustrated by Zia Dee
• A glimpse into the studio with daily video clips direct from NYC
• A digital download of the EP, prior to public release
• A signed physical copy of the EP

 If Milestone 2 is reached 
This reward will also include a download code to the documentary, with behind the scenes footage, live performances, and interviews 
 

   R350 – Player  

• We will send you a postcard from NYC
• A PDF Interactive Artbook – including illustrated lyrics, the tales behind the songs, the making of, stories of the artists involved, artwork, secret content, videos etc – curated and illustrated by Zia Dee
• A glimpse into the studio with daily video clips direct from NYC
a digital download of the EP, prior to public release
• A signed physical copy of the EP

 If Milestone 2 is reached 
this reward will also include a download code to the documentary, with behind the scenes footage, live performances, and interviews 

         
 R450 – Shaker 

• We will send you an adult colouring-in book with illustrations by Lauren Peachfish
• A PDF Interactive Artbook  – including illustrated lyrics, the tales behind the songs, the making of, stories of the artists involved, artwork, secret content, videos etc – curated and illustrated by Zia Dee
• A glimpse into the studio with daily video clips direct from NYC
• A digital download of the EP, prior to public release
• A signed physical copy of the EP

 If Milestone 2 is reached 
this reward will also include a download code to the documentary, with behind the scenes footage, live performances, and interviews.

 If Milestone 3 is reached 
this reward will also include a signed Vinyl EP Pressing

     R500 – Go Getter 

• We will send you a personalized in-studio polaroid
• An adult colouring-in book with illustrations by Lauren Peachfish
• A PDF Interactive Artbook  – including illustrated lyrics, the tales behind the songs, the making of, stories of the artists involved, artwork, secret content, videos etc – curated and illustrated by Zia Dee
• A glimpse into the studio with daily video clips direct from NYC
• A digital download of the EP, prior to public release
• A signed physical copy of the EP

 If Milestone 2 is reached  
this reward will also include a download code to the documentary, with behind the scenes footage, live performances, and interviews.

 If Milestone 3 is reached  
this reward will also include a signed Vinyl EP Pressing

         
 R1000 – Ground Breaker 

• We will send you a voice over greeting card – I’ll lend you my voice to tell someone you love, something special in a song.
• A PDF Interactive Artbook  – including illustrated lyrics, the tales behind the songs, the making of, stories of the artists involved, artwork, secret content, videos etc – curated and illustrated by Zia Dee
• A glimpse into the studio with daily video clips direct from NYC
• A digital download of the EP, prior to public release
• A signed physical copy of the EP

 If Milestone 2 is reached 
this reward will also include a download code to the documentary, with behind the scenes footage, live performances, and interviews.

 If Milestone 3 is reached 
this reward will also include a signed Vinyl EP Pressing

   R2500 – Heavy Hitter 

• We will send you a Youtube Video of us performing (in our own style) a track of your choice
• A postcard from NYC
• A personalized in-studio polaroid
• An adult colouring-in book with illustrations by Lauren Peachfish
• A PDF Interactive Artbook – including illustrated lyrics, the tales behind the songs, the making of, stories of the artists involved, artwork, secret content, videos etc – curated and illustrated by Zia Dee
• A glimpse into the studio with daily video clips direct from NYC
• A digital download of the EP, prior to public release
• A signed physical copy of the EP

 If Milestone 2 is reached 
this reward will also include a download code to the documentary, with behind the scenes footage, live performances, and interviews.

 If Milestone 3 is reached 
this reward will also include a signed Vinyl EP Pressing

   R5000 – World Changer 

• We will send you an unplugged performance for you and 10 friends
• A postcard from NYC
• A personalized in-studio polaroid
• An adult colouring-in book with illustrations by Lauren Peachfish
• A PDF Interactive Artbook – including illustrated lyrics, the tales behind the songs, the making of, stories of the artists involved, artwork, secret content, videos etc – curated and illustrated by Zia Dee
• A glimpse into the studio with daily video clips direct from NYC
• A digital download of the EP, prior to public release
• A signed physical copy of the EP

 If Milestone 2 is reached 
this reward will also include a download code to the documentary, with behind the scenes footage, live performances, and interviews.

 If Milestone 3 is reached 
this reward will also include a signed Vinyl EP Pressing

 

Spread the word!

Please share and shout-out about our crowdfunding campaign:
www.thundafund.com/shotguntori

 

Online:

• Facebook: www.facebook.com/shotguntori
• Twitter: www.twitter.com/shotguntori
• Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/shotguntori
• Website: www.shotguntori/biography/
• Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/shotguntori 

Contact:

• email: [email protected]

 

And a quick word from Shotgun Tori:

Shotgun Tori on the mic to Crowdfund her latest indie folk EP with the Hound   The world is changing, jobs are scarce and the old model (finish school, go to varsity, get a job, retire with enough to look after you when you’re old) is no long viable. It has become necessary for individuals to become entrepreneurs and to find new and creative ways to source funds – not only to put food on the table, but also to build a life and a future. That puts the onus solely on us to make it happen, and so with so much at stake, doesn’t it make sense to design our ideal lives? Ones that are not based in fear and on caution and on somebody else’s idea of ‘realistic’.

As artists I wonder if we are the forerunners of this movement towards independence, and life design. It’s up to us to prove that dreams are valid, and worthy and that it IS possible to manifest them, particularly if one doesn’t fit into a certain mold (because let’s be honest, the mold we’re led to believe is the RIGHT one, fits a teeny tiny percentage of the population – so most of us are doomed to failure right from the outset)

I believe that your dreams give you a clue about what you were born to do on this earth, and so when your dreams speak, you have to listen!

I’m all ears.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

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