thank you everyone for your incredible generosity in helping us meet our kickstarter goal. we never could have imagined that it would only take 36 hours. to express our profound gratitude we have a little valentine’s day treat for you:
to get a free mp3 of the song just click the button in the top bar under “free mp3 of the month”
if you haven’t had a chance to contribute to our campaign, we still have 28 days left so feel free to stop in any time. and if you have contributed, please drop in and say hi and check out what we’ve got going on. we are going to be developing some great stretch goals (posted at our kickstarter now) along with more free stuff, new gonzo rewards, and all kinds of goodness.
THANK YOU AGAIN!
paul & andy
[xyz_lbx_default_code]dear black lab family,
i am incredibly pleased and excited to announce that the kickstarter campaign for our new album has launched and is now underway. after 18 months of hard hard work andy and i are in the final stages of the album — and all we need is your support to mix, master, manufacture and market the album.
we have been sweating and bleeding and jumping up and down in ecstasy over this thing and we’re dying for you to hear it. in fact, we’re dying for the whole world to hear it, which is why we’re doing this campaign so we can raise the funds to truly promote it to FM and XM radio and pay for publicity aimed at music blogs and other media.
please head over to the campaign at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/371459661/black-lab-the-new-album
and check out the video and all the awesome awards we have — from limited kickstarter-only edition CDs and T-shirts to great bundles of Skype conversations and live performances with me and Andy. some of the awards have a limited amount and the campaign is already cooking so get there quick for the best stuff.
and please please help us spread the word to your family and friends through email, social media, and by thrusting copies of our CDs into people’s hands. Think through your list of contacts and acquaintances and see if there’s someone you might know who could help — a blogger or a DJ maybe — and contact us and we’ll support you to make the most of your connection.
again, we can’t wait to get the new album into your hands. we feel like it’s the most mature, cinematic, three-dimensional thing we’ve ever done. your support and encouragement means the world to us.
thank you so much…
paul and andy
we are gearing up to launch a kickstarter in support of the new black lab album.
the album is almost done and we love it and think it’s so good that we want to give it a chance to go out and set the world on fire.
we intend to raise a bunch of money to finish the mix and pay for mastering and manufacturing costs, and also to hire a publicist and a promoter to help market the album to music blogs and radio.
i’m looking for a great group of people who would be willing to work with me on getting the word out about our very ambitious goal. we need folks to be on conference calls to brainstorm about new strategies and opportunities, who might know music bloggers and other journalists and tastemakers and who would approach them, who can offer feedback about the kickstarter and make suggestions, and/or who are willing to write and call and post and tweet in order to bring their network to the campaign.
is this you?
if so, hit me back at contact AT blacklabworld DOT com and we will get started.
ok, i’m psyched! thank you.
sorry we’ve been quiet here — been a bit consumed with illness and travel. let’s all wish andy the best with his stomach issues. things have been grinding away a bit slowly but we’ll make it, i promise.
i wish i had something fun to report but basically we’re past the inspiration part of the process and neck deep in the grind — getting things finished and getting them right.
hope you all are enjoying an excellent new year and i’ll be back in touch soon.