Hello friends! Greets from the mountains of Switzerland. Can’t believe it’s been 4 months since we arrived in Berlin to work on the new record!
It’s been an intense time- getting our new bass player up to speed, preparing for our “Live from The Basement” video shoot (more on that soon) & touring Europe.
Now that’s done, we finally can sink our teeth into pre-production. Starting Monday we’re in studio lockdown in Berlin. We’ve written a bunch of killer riffs & lyrics and the band is sounding tighter & fatter than ever before. We’re pumped.
Only thing is, we’ve been scratching our heads about how to fund it…
You guys probably know we’re independent & manage ourselves. We sold all our stuff in 2010, bought a one-way ticket out of Australia & we’ve been living on the road ever since. You’ve given us couches to crash on all over the world & that (combined with a canned soup diet & lots of busking) let us pull off 5 years of full time touring on our own! We’re really proud of that, but it’s time for us to take The Sunpilots to the next level.
We’ve decided to record in Berlin because it’s cheap, inspiring and has a great street music scene. We’re making just enough from busking & gigs to cover our living expenses. So we need to figure out how to fund recording/mixing/mastering/promoting the new album, making new music vids & the official World Tour.
It’s a huge project for an indie band. But the result is going to be epic. The last year has been amazing for us & it feels like we’re on the edge of something huge right now. Like the years of blood & sweat have been distilled into something so potent that we can smell it around the next corner. Yeah, we’re excited.
So how do we do this? We want to stay independent so we’re considering doing our first crowdfunding campaign. We love the idea of getting you guys involved & sharing the adventure with you. But it’s something we’ve never done before so we want to get your feedback first. What do you guys think?