Uni Ika Ai
Friends! Family! We are so happy you have found your way over to our campaign and we thank you so much for your interest and support. Here is a little bit about us:
This project was born out of a desire for improvisation and experimentation, when Peter Lalish (Lucius, Ximena Sariñana, Elizabeth and The Catapult) and Maia Friedman (Bobby) began playing and writing together in 2014. When the songs began to take shape, they started sharing the music with friends, and sparked the interest of Tom Deis (Via Audio) and Dan Drohan. After playing all together as a band only a handful of times, they went into the studio intending to record an EP and came out with a full-length album, produced by D. James Goodwin.
We are so close to the finish line! While it has been fully recorded and mixed, there are still many steps remaining in the process of releasing the album into the world. We want it in your hands! We have covered the costs of recording and mixing ourselves, but we still need to raise funds for the final few steps, which include mastering and manufacturing of the album. Since we are an independent band (no label), we are teaming up with PledgeMusic to help make this music come to life. This is where you come in!
When you pre-order any of our exclusive items through PledgeMusic, not only will a digital download of the album be included, you will also be gaining access to the ‘pledger-only’ part of the site where we’ll be posting exclusive photos, videos, blogs and sneak peaks of the new music as it is being mastered and manufactured. You’ll also have the opportunity to get an exclusive look into the album-art design and production process, our creation of hand-made artwork for cassettes, and the t-shirt and poster design process.
We are looking to our fans, our friends, and our families to help us bring this project to life in physical form. It has been a long journey and now we are looking for the support of a community of music lovers to help us complete our vision! We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts, this project means so much to us. We are so grateful for the support from each and every one of you, and it is because of you that our vision and art will be realized and will make it’s way into the world. Let’s do this!
With love and thanks,
Maia, Peter, Tom, and Dan / Uni Ika Ai