These are just a handful of the packages we sent out as rewards for our successful Kickstarter campaign. We’re very pleased that the kickstarter turned out to be a huge success. We worked extremely hard on it every day, and for a long time before we launched it. HUGE special thanks to our friend and mentor Rob Balder, comedy musician and creator of Erfworld, who guided us through the process, told us what to do and what not to do, and who was just kind enough to lend a helping hand. About exactly a year ago, our Kickstarter was successfully funded, going just $60 over its goal, and from there we were able to create our brand new album Psycho Delicacy.
Now, we realize that an entire year is a long time to wait for the backers to receive their rewards. We’re very sorry. First off, the album didn’t get completed and released until May, so obviously nothing was going to happen until then. It took nearly a year to get the rest of the songs mixed, the album mastered, and the CDs pressed. And that’s fine, after all, creativity can’t be rushed, and we wanted this album to be the best piece of music we could possibly make at that point. Unfortunately, we got in a bit over our heads. The exact amount of studio time needed to produce these 21 multi-layered psychedelic rock songs wasn’t calculated exactly right, and we ended up burning through the budget rather quickly. The last 4 or so songs had to be completed with money out of our pockets, and on top of that, we had to get the mastering and CD pressing jobs done out of pocket as well. Then came the T-shirts and posters– which, by the way, when they were introduced in the kickstarter campaign, proved to be successful additions to the rewards– we had to get those made, you guessed it, out of pocket.
In the end, everything worked out, of course. The album is done, the T-shirts are made, the packages are sent. (There’s still a few that are just of the posters– those are going out soon as well.) We’re very sorry it took a year to make it happen, but what’s done is done. We’re very thankful for your patience and for your contributions. We couldn’t have made this album without you guys. What did we learn? Kickstarters are difficult and budgets are important! We’ll definitely be going in a more self-produced direction now, so look to the skies. There’s any number of places you can go in the Multiverses.
The album, Psycho Delicacy, along with the T-shirt and poster are available in our merch section and as always, we’re on iTunes too.