The Warning Band's first album
$20,630 of $20,000 goal
This is Dany, Pau, and Ale from THE WARNING. We are super excited that we completed writing music and lyrics of all the songs for our first full album. We have been working very hard on them every day since last December, and we have put our heart and soul into them and we think you guys are going to be proud of them. Last week we started recording drums for the album with the help of some of our musician friends who have loaned us the gear and the place to do it, and of course with the support of our parents. We are so happy with the progress, of course with ups and downs with sweat, blisters, eye bags and even sacrificing school hours, yet feeling proud of our work after spending long hours in the studio.
To take the next step on recording an independent LP (because we decided to not sign with any label) we need your help and support. We decided to go independent because we believe in and love what we do and we wouldn't settle for what some labels thought would sell more, like radio friendly time songs or changing lyrics, changing our image to a tougher one (all dress in black with painted hair), or even making our songs more commercial and danceable. So, we had some offers (and we are grateful for them, we feel blessed) but we are who we are and we do what we do, and that is what we want to transmit with our music, even if it's not considered a good business for the labels. We want to stay true to ourselves and respect what we do, not selling ourselves to that.
Thanks to your generosity we got to study last summer at the Berklee College of Music. We learned a lot, we had a wonderful time and it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Now we ask once again for your support. We need your help to finish this album because it costs a lot doing it independently and we don’t want to settle for a low quality recording. We want to do a great album, well produced and an album that sounds amazing, that is why we are reaching again for your help so we can make this a reality.
Our dear friend Nick Warring from Austin, TX is offering his free time (he is a great Fireman) to help us with this campaign so we can concentrate in doing a great album for all of you. We are grateful to having him on board making sure you get the latest updates on how things are going with us at the studio.
Thanks for all your support and God bless you all.
Dany, Pau, and Ale I'm very happy to help. Everyone, my name is Nick Warring. Like you I'm a fan of the Warning Band, and I'm a friend of the Villarreal family. I wanted to help this fundraising effort because of how exceptional these girls are. If you're here reading this you've undoubtedly been entertained by the great talents of Dany, Pau, and Ale either by a video or live performance which they do expertly and very powerfully. Equally as impressive to me is just how hard these girls work, and how they along with their parents are such genuinely good people. With the work ethic and character they possess in addition to their talents they deserve a chance to record their first album. I'm very proud of them for staying true to themselves and recording independently. For such young girls they have a very strong sense of who they are and what they want their music to be. The only way to maintain their creative freedom was to record independently. That comes at a high price though as studio time, producer time, and other production and post production costs are great. The Villarreal family is sacrificing greatly to try to accomplish this but it is very difficult. So, let's help the Warning Band make their first album the way it should be made, by them!
The girls and the family are so busy I'll be helping them by posting occasional updates here to keep you all up to date on the album's progress. We should also get to see some photos and hopefully short videos of the girls at work. I'm looking forward to the progress and to a great album!
The Warning website can be found here; http://www.thewarningband.com/
And their YouTube channel is here; https://www.youtube.com/user/luisvillarr
Also available for pre-sale is a deluxe vinyl limited edition that includes 10 songs, a double-sided poster, a 4-page folder with lyrics, and a code to download all 13 songs in mp3 format. Only 1,000 copies of this limited-edition vinyl will be available so order now before it’s too late! The limited-edition vinyl can be ordered here; https://www.thewarningband.com/product-page/xxi-century-blood-deluxe-vinyl
These are pre-sales, expect your items to arrive on or after March 27th. International orders may take longer.
Downloads will be available on our website on March 27th, and on iTunes and other online stores April 5th.
It’s thanks to you that this independent album is possible, so thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and support! It’s been a long road to get here, so we thought we’d give you a quick update on our journey. The recording was done at different locations, all chosen to get the right sound for the different instruments and vocals for the various songs. The initial recording, while requiring many hours and long days and nights, went smoothly. For the mixing, we were able to find just the right equipment but we found that the process took much more time than we expected. We also discovered while mixing that we needed to re-record some of the tracks to get things just right. It took more time and work, but we’re thankful that we were able to get things just as we wanted them. The mastering went smoothly with the final result just as we wanted it. Now we wait for the production of the CDs and albums. So, thank you so much for your patience!
More good news! We’ve been working incredibly hard on a video for one of the songs on the album, and we hope to have it released in the next few weeks. Watch for news on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/thewarningmusic3/
Our website has been updated so come visit us at https://www.thewarningband.com/
And, our store is now open on the website where you’ll find the CDs, limited edition vinyl, tee shirts, and hats. https://www.thewarningband.com/shop.
Thank you again for your support! We have the greatest fans!
You have been warned!
We have finished recording! Since our last update after recording drums and bass we have recorded keyboards, vocals, and guitar tracks. Guitars were the most tedious and time consuming, but we're very pleased with the results! The recording has involved long hours and a lot of work, but we've loved it! And, we're so happy that with your support we were able to record independently and maintain our own creative vision. So again, thank you so much! The next step is the mixing and we anticipate it taking about three weeks. Here are a few short clips of the process, we hope you enjoy them!
We have finished recording! Since our last update after recording drums and bass we have recorded were the most tedious and time consuming, but we're keyboards, vocals, and guitar tracks. The guitar tracks very pleased! The recording has involved long hours and a lot of work, but we've loved it! And, we're so happy that with your support we were able to record independently and maintain our own creative vision. So again, thank you so much! The next step is the mixing and we anticipate it taking about three weeks. Here are a few short clips of the process, we hope you enjoy them!
We want to let everyone know that with all your help we hit our goal!!! We are thrilled that with all your support we are going to be able to finish our album. We can't thank you enough and we feel blessed to have fans/friends that believe in what we do, and we hope you like the results as much as we are loving the process.
We can’t find more words to express our gratitude, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! We will keep working hard on the album and keep you posted with updates here. God bless you all.
Dani, Pau, Ale, I am very impressed with your hard work, ambition, and talent. I believe you have the potential to make a huge impact on the world with your music. Your willingness to work hard and sacrifice for your dreams serves as an example to all. I wish I could donate more, but I have been unemployed for several months and I could not realistically give any more. Good luck, and may you quickly raise the needed funds. I look forward to your first album.
They are so talented. I hope they play Kansas City in concert so I can take my daughter (15) to it.
I'll can't wait for the release from the album
Congrats to you all for getting the Goal !!! We all can't wait for the album !!!!!
Did you consider raising funds via more engaging crowdfunding platforms like PledgeMusic or even Kickstarter or Indiegogo? The commission on those sites might be somewhat higher, but the promotion that comes with them would likely compensate for it and people would be encouraged to offer more by feeling more involved and getting something in return by way of perks.
I really feel you girls are gunna go far
Woo Hooo! More than 25% of the way to the goal in only a week, and I hope it grows even faster as the days go by. AWESOME!!! I know I commented a few days ago, but I wish to express my great excitement in watching the total grow each day. The exceptional talent and dedication of these young ladies deserve all the support they are getting. Way to go!
Hola, estoy muy emocionado, tocan muy excelente, siempre buena musica felicidades, sigan asi, yo tambien toco la bateria un gran saludo paulina, Daniela y Alejandra .
What happened between you and Victoria Records??? I thought you were making the album with Victoria. I'll spread the news that you need donations. You girls rock!