Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Help a Sister Crayon Out!

Sister Crayon is a local electro/trip hop/"manic" band who have been making quite the splash lately. Recently signed to Manimal Vinyl, their future projects include Concerts 4 Charity's Ballet + Live Local Music event AND they will be recording a track for Manimal's Tribute to David Bowie (other artists include Duran Duran, Chairlift, Vivian Girls and more).

>> Hear their interview on Capital Public Radio's "Insight" with Jeffrey Callison <<

Music blogs have been featuring their tracks, LA Weekly has covered them, and this year they will be embarking on an exciting West Coast tour to promote their debut album Bellow which will be rounded off with performances at this year's CMJ awards in New York City and Brooklyn.

There's only one BIG problem:
They need a touring van!

Let's let them explain it to you:

After working relentlessly for a year on recording our debut album, we have finally finished it. We are incredibly proud of our record but we are eager to travel and play our music live all over the country. We are here on Kickstarter because we need your help. For over 2 years, we have toured in very uncomfortable situations (in several different vehicles ranging from barely functioning to out of our budget rentals). After a solid year of recording our debut album, "Bellow", we are finally ready to tour nationally upon it's release. We have worked extremely hard and are ready to work even harder to spread our music to those outside of California.

So, here we are. We have joined Kickstarter in the hopes that we can find support in order to reach our goal in attaining a touring van. We want to travel the ends of the earth and play music for you! We want to travel to big cities, little cities, towns, villages, communities and meet you, sing to you, hang out with you! We want to experience all that music will allow us to. In order to accomplish this, we must have a touring van.
That is why we are asking for your help. If you can afford to make a pledge today it will not only help us reach our goal on Kickstarter but it will continue to help us for years to come. Your pledge will enable us to keep touring, to keep pushing, to keep keepin' on. With your help, we will be able to spread our music all over the world.
We are offering a variety of reward items and prizes for anyone that can pledge. We will also be posting exclusive updates throughout the fundraiser-so please keep checking back for more updates.
We want to thank you for reading this and for all of you who have attended a show, listened to our music or given us a hug or high-five. Thank you for your support. It means so much to us. We want to give back to you. We want to come to your city and town and play for you and meet you.
Terra, Dani, Nicholas, and Jeff.
Sister Crayon
Prizes range from limited edition EPs and personalized autographed posters, to guitar lessons, to having the band cook dinner for you! 
So go check out their videos, prizes and the status of their Kickstarter fundraiser and while your at it, watch the video for their single "(in) Reverse" directed by Robert Ascroft. Maybe you'll even donate $1 to the cause . . . maybe? You could say you supported Sister Crayon in their early years, and I'm sure they would super appreciate it!

Sister Crayon's Fall Tour Dates:

10/8 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
10/9 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10/11 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place
10/12 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10/13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Bootleg Theater
10/14 - Pomona, CA - Pitzer College 

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