Progress: 67% of $3000

Pre-Orders: 68

Patreon Patrons: 94/150

ENDS AT MIDNIGHT TONITE!

Dope Tunage Vol. 1

is here

Y’all! It’s an exciting time for The Slow Drag and The Riot Squad! After two EPs, an acoustic record, and several singles, it’s time to put The Slow Drag’s debut full-length album “Dope Tunage Vol. 1” into the world!

 

I spent almost a year choosing, arranging, recording and mixing 12 songs and I’m pumped to get them out into the world, and LITERALLY into your hands. 

 

Below are six pre-order options which you can use to help me get these tunes into the world. The music is finished, so there won’t be a long wait on fulfilling the perks of your donation, and the funds raised will be used for the things I’ll have to do after the music is done like manufacture CDs, work with PR, and also for tour support. Read the whole spiel down at the bottom of this page. 

 

Thank you so much for visiting the page and supporting The Slow Drag. I’m pumped to share this music with you, both through your speakers and in person.

$5 - Early Digital Download

(unlimited)

Est. Delivery: Sept. 2019

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! Thanks for the love and support. For $5 you will get a download of the album and a digital copy of the liner notes one week before the official release date. 

$20 - Signed cd and Sticker

(unlimited)

Est. Delivery: Nov. 2019

GET THE GOODS! Hold 'em in your hands! For $20 you will get:

• A signed copy of "Dope Tunage Vol. 1"

• Commemorative DTV1 Sticker

• Early download with digital liner notes

$50 - Got the t-shirt!

(unlimited)

Est. Delivery: Nov. 2019

COVER YOUR BITS! Enhance your closet with this classic "Album Cover Tee" by contributing $50. Thank you!

• Limited Run "Dope Tunage Vol. 1" Tee

• A signed copy of "Dope Tunage Vol. 1"

• Commemorative DTV1 Sticker

• Early download with digital liner notes

$100 - love for the lyrics

(limit: 10)

Est. Delivery: Nov. 2019

Nothing beats ink on paper! On top of the music and merch, you get a handwritten lyric sheet for the song of your choice* from "Dope Tunage Vol. 1"

• Handwritten Lyrics

• Limited Run "Dope Tunage Vol. 1" Tee

• A signed copy of "Dope Tunage Vol. 1"

• Commemorative DTV1 Sticker

• Early download with digital liner notes

$500 - House Partaaaaay!

(limit: 3)

Est. Delivery: Nov. 2019 for physical goods

Let's jam these tunes out at your place! For $500, you'll get a house concert* where I'll come play the record front to back and maybe jam a couple other tunes, too!

• House Concert

• Handwritten Lyrics

• Limited Run "Dope Tunage Vol. 1" Tee

• A signed copy of "Dope Tunage Vol. 1"

• Commemorative DTV1 Sticker

• Early download with digital liner notes

• YOUR NAME ON THE ALBUM

*house concert details will be sorted separately. we can most likely make any US/Canada show work

Fully Fund the Campaign

(Limit: 2)

Est. Delivery: Nov. 2019 for physical goods

Wowie wowowow! You've covered the entire campaign goal in one fell swoop! You're a champ and you deserve to have your story (or the story of your choice) told in song! Thank you so much!

• Your Custom Song

(includes MP3, Live Acoustic Performance Video, Handwritten Lyrics for this song (AND Dope Tunage Handwritten Lyrics)

• House Concert*

• Handwritten Lyrics

• Limited Run "Dope Tunage Vol. 1" Tee

• A signed copy of "Dope Tunage Vol. 1"

• Commemorative DTV1 Sticker

• Early download with digital liner notes

• YOUR NAME ON THE ALBUM

*house concert details will be sorted separately. we can most likely make any US/Canada show work

Cost Breakdown: 

CDs: $300

Merch: $500

Tour Support for East/Southeast Promotional Tour: $1500*

($1500 “per region” — other regions can be added if more funds are raised. Example regions: West Coast, Mid-West, Southwest)

 

 

What it cost me to make the album:

Gear: $400

Musicians: $200

Time: lots and lots and lots of it. I wrote 9 or these 12 songs all by myself, played ALL the instruments (except the Sax on “Assassin”) and mixed it myself. This saved me literally thousands of dollars, which is one of the reasons this campaign is so small. 

 

Stretch Goals:

$5000 - West Coast Tour Support

$7000 - Midwest/Southeast Tour Support (plus above)

$10000 - Tour support for all regions PLUS one month of PR* for the record

 

*PR equates to things like reviews in popular publications, playlisting on Spotify, radio submission, and advertising on places like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Google. 

 

Why “Tour Support”:

Some of you out there have been a fan The Slow Drag since day one and haven’t seen a live show! Granted, in the beginning, I was 100% focused on the online music broadcasting game—which was great! However, I want to be able to come your way and play for you in person in any way I can! This will mean coming to play in places for the very first time, which presents a unique set of challenges. However, once I play somewhere once, coming back becomes easier and easier, and the shows can get better and better. 

 

Gas, food, lodging, vehicle prep (like oil changes, tires/rotations, pre-tour check-ups so I’m less likely to have a breakdown), unexpected costs like tolls, last-minute gear repair, extra phone data due to navigation—all of these are costs which many musicians incur on the road. For reference, last time I went on tour, the combined costs of these things was nearly $100 PER DAY. 

 

While I’ve spent a lot of time focused on the Online shows, there are a few places I can play that “make (financial) sense” for me—meaning I know I can book a show, cover the costs of traveling to to that show AND afford to make it to the next show. I want to use the tour support to help me avoid “paying” to play shows. 

 

Together, we can take The Slow Drag outta Nashville and into the world!

 
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BUT HOLD UP! There’s another option as well! If you really want to come along for the ride, you can become a Patreon Patron if you’re not already. Rather than a one-time pledge, Patreon allows music lovers like you to offer monthly support for artists you love and want to see thrive.

Plus, there's a special offer just for Patrons. 

Learn more about Patreon here