THIS IS A TIERED REWARD-BASED FUNDRAISER. PLEASE READ THIS DESCRIPTION TO LEARN MORE AND GET YOURSELF SOME SWEET ITEMS/EXPERIENCES! If you just wish to donate to the cause, that's cool too! No extra steps necessary.
Hey, my name is Gavin, and I sing for our band Sasser that I started a few years ago in 2020!
As some of you may know, we're an independent pop-rock/alternative band from the Houston, TX area - and we have some good news!
We're putting together our DEBUT EP! To date we have released a handful of singles, some of which have even seen airplay on major FM radio stations like 94.5 the Buzz here in Houston! It's been amazing, but we're hungry to do MORE! The boys and I are beyond excited to finally be putting together our first release that will feature a collection of BRAND NEW songs from us, and we hope you guys are even half as excited as we are.
For transparency, we've made a little headway on the process so far, but there is still a LOT to do! The EP was tracked with Houston/Nashville based engineer/musician Erich Joseph, and is slated to be mixed by the one and only John Catlin in the UK. John has worked with some of our favorite bands of all time (Inhaler, The Killers, Led Zeppelin, Interpol, U2, Death Cab for Cutie, and so much more) and it is a dream for us to be able to work with him! As you may be aware, the cost of producing high quality recordings is far from cheap. The up-front costs of engineering, mixing, & mastering the songs alone will be thousands, and that is only the beginning! Designing and pushing good promotional material, distributing the music around to streaming outlets and radio, recording music videos, etc, all adds up VERY fast and often also cost thousands more on their own.
This is where you come in! We've been putting money away here and there for quite some time now, trying to save up to cover the costs of all the things we need to do to make this release as successful as possible! But at the end of the day, we are only a couple of young kids with a dream. We're not rich, and have to make our ends meet too outside of the band. They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, this is our baby, and you guys are our family. We know a lot of you love and support what we do, so we want you guys to be able to get directly involved in a positive way to help us reach our goals, if you feel inclined! EVERYONE WHO PUBLICLY DONATES WILL RECEIVE A REWARD (IF YOU WANT IT, YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT US BY EMAIL - READ BELOW).
IMPORTANT: You MUST donate publicly so we can verify who you are.
SHIPPING: After donating, please FILL OUT THIS FORM so we can deliver your rewards.
All public donators will receive a digital copy of the "Star-Crossed" EP (Just contact us with your name & email if you didn't donate $5 or more).
^- Includes all rewards listed from the $1 - $20 tiers (There will only be one physical copy of "Star-Crossed" & it will be signed)
*- Will have a deadline for size-specific orders, subject to availability post-deadline.
REWARD TIERS -
$1 or more - 1 Digital copy of our "Star-Crossed" EP
$5 or more - Get your name in the thank you of our EP!
$10 or more - 1 Physical copy of our "Star-Crossed" EP
$20 or more - 1 Signed physical copy of our "Star-Crossed" EP
$30 or more - 1 Embroidered Sasser T-Shirt OR Hat of your choice^*
- - Email us with your item of choice, and size if necessary
$50 or more - 1 Embroidered Sasser Hoodie OR Sweater of your choice^*
- - Email us with your item and size of choice
$80 or more - Request an acoustic cover of your choice by Gavin^
- - Gavin will record a video of his performance and post it to the band's socials. If you wish, he can just digitally deliver it to you privately and not post it. Just let us know in your request.
$100 or more - Sasser Merch Bundle^*
- - Includes 1 Hoodie OR Sweater of your choice, 1 Shirt OR Hat of your choice, 1 Signed Physical Copy of "Star-Crossed" EP
$200 or more - Private 1-Hour Acoustic Performance by Gavin (at a later date, time, and location TBD)^
- - Can be done over video at request, or if not within a 50-mile radius of the Houston area
* - Cut-off for size & style-related merch requests will be January 31st, 2024 . Any donations made after this deadline, that meet the required tier amounts, will be subject to availability.
The expected delivery is Spring of 2024 (a more precise date will come as we near the release of the full EP). Barring delays during the production of the EP, we expect to have these to you much sooner, but better to be safe than sorry! All purchased rewards will ship at once upon fulfillment being completed.
ANY AMOUNT helps us SO much and goes directly towards producing this EP and all of the things related to it. And, if you can't donate, that's okay! Even just a share goes a long way! You may reach someone who can or someone who didn't know about us before who becomes a new fan! We know firsthand that times have been hard the last few years, and money can be tight. Those of you who know us more personally know we have experienced a lot of hardships, deep losses, and struggles along the way. When we started as a band, we got stuck right into the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic! That definitely wasn't quite how we planned things to be when we formed, but the world has had a lot of surprises in store for us, and we've made the best of it ever since! We imagine many of you have had similar experiences. So, no hard feelings either way, we love all of you guys regardless and thank you so much for the endless support we have received through everything that has happened in the last almost 3 years.
One way or another, we're going to get this EP made and out to you guys this year! This is hopefully the start of so much more for us here in Sasser, and we can't wait until we're able to share these songs with all of you guys! It's been a long road with a lot of hard work, but we're only getting started!
Let's build this dream together!