Help Double Double Raise $2000 to Record an EP!

Double Double has been making folk music for about half a decade, and releasing music since 2017. We made our first EP, Tag Along, almost completely in Landon’s spare bedroom. While we’re proud of that release, we wanted to step up our sound so that our songs would be the best they could be for all of you! That led us to record the single Yellowknife with our friend Arnel Ethier at Royal Studio last summer, releasing it for all of you in December 2019. Clearly, our more polished approach resonated with all of you, because we have 4 times as many streams and purchases of Yellowknife than anything else we’ve done. Now, we want to make more high-quality music for you this year, but we need your help to raise the remaining $2000 we need to do it. We know not everyone is in a place to give $5, and some people are in a place to give more, so we came up with some different incentives that you can see below. It’s important to us that your donation earns you something special, so every single contribution comes with perks that won’t be available to anyone else (see below). Please share and donate if you can - the sooner we raise $2000, the sooner we can make you new music!

HOUSE BLEND TIER:
$5 - EARLY RELEASE 
- Receive a download of the Hometown EP straight to your email 1 week before everyone else gets to hear it, plus a personalized thank you email.
$10 - EARLY RELEASE + DISCOGRAPHY
- Receive a download of the Hometown EP and our previous discography straight to your email 1 week before everyone else gets to hear it, plus a personalized thank you email.

ONE CREAM TIER:
$20 - VIP TIER 1
- Perks from Brew tier plus regular photo, blog, and video updates from the making of the EP.

ONE SUGAR TIER:
$40 - VIP TIER 2
- Perks from Brew and One Cream Tiers,  plus access to a monthly Zoom chat/performance with the members of Double Double up until the release of Hometown.

ONE CREAM, ONE SUGAR TIER:
$60 - PERSONAL MUSIC LESSON (10 available)
- Perks from first 3 tiers plus a 1 hour online music lesson with Landon on guitar, bass, or songwriting.
$100 - PERSONALIZED BLUES JAM (4 available)
- Perks from the first 3 tiers plus a recording of a blues jam performed by Double Double about whatever topic you want us to sing about (as long as the subject matter is comfortable for performers).
$150 - PERSONAL CONCERT (4 available)
-  Perks from first 3 tiers plus a personalized online concert (or in person within Alberta, after COVID-19) with a setlist selected by you, as well as chat time with the group members.
$200 - PERSONALIZED SONG (3 available)
- Perks from the first 3 tiers, plus Double Double will write and record you a song in their personal studio about whatever topic you like (as long as the subject matter is comfortable for performers).

DOUBLE DOUBLE TIER:
$500 - ALL ACCESS (2 available)
- Access to all previous tiers.


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We want to record 4 songs for you that, in addition to Yellowknife, will comprise our sophomore EP, Hometown. Hometown should feel like road trips through the Rockies with your friends, revisiting where you grew up, and coffee on your sunny front porch - it is meant to be music that brings us together, especially in times when we can’t be in the same space. However, to make Hometown sound the way we believe it needs to, we have to spend some money: $3650 to be exact. We’ve saved all of the money we’ve been making from music for the past bit, so we can cover $1650 of that total, leaving a big question mark about what to do for the remaining $2000. And we’re hoping you are the answer. If all of our social media followers each donated $5, we’d have everything we needed and more to cover the $2000 we need. Now, you’ll know that such a budget is pretty small for an EP, but we want to explain how we came up with it:

$3150 is going to cover the actual recording, mixing, and mastering of the 4 new songs on Hometown. We plan to work with Arnel again at Royal Studio, so you can expect the same excellent quality you heard on Yellowknife. $500 will pay session musicians. We want to expand our sound in some new directions (strings, horns, maybe even a pedal steel guitar). As such, we need to hire some additional musicians to make these songs sound the way we think they should. 

We’re planning to handle the designs and marketing ourselves for a digital release, because it doesn’t seem like people are buying CDs these days. If we raise more than $2100, there are some more goals we would love to achieve to make our release even more impactful. If we exceed our goal by $350, we can have a professional Lyric Video made to accompany a single. If we exceed our goal by $850 or more, we could record another song! If we somehow manage to exceed our goal by over $3000, we could invest more in marketing, fund a full album, or create a professional music video to accompany a single!

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Donations

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  • Angie VanBrabant 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • David Merkosky 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Landon Turlock 
Organizer
Edmonton, AB
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