We don’t want to put a label on Laverge. It’s just us – Ignacio, Aitor, Victor and Minton. We started the band in Valencia, Spain, searching for a personal sound that reflected everything that brought us to music in the first place.
In late 2014 and after a year playing together we delivered Back to the Wild, our self-released first EP. It became so successful that it allowed us to play the most relevant venues in our hometown, also opening for hot national acts such as Perro, Guerrera, Árida, Teletexto or Aliment. Last summer we drove out of town to play at Besign Fest (Castellón), Kábila Alternativa (Alicante) and Truenorayo Fest (Puerto de Sagunto). With this Verkami crowdfunding campaign we begin the trip to our first Long Play and hopefully crossing borders with it. Here is where you join.
We recorded "Back to the Wild" playing live, because we wanted to be faithful to the raw, powerful sound that comes out of our rehearsal room. In this new adventure we are still loyal to Guillermo Sanz (Sáez, the SaltitoS, Geografies, STTL…) for its production. We have definitely evolved as a band and we look forward to craft with him a different sound through a more sophisticated recording process. This journey will have several stops to give the songs enough time to be shaped and rock-polished.
The travel schedule
Preproduction [a.k.a. the vehicle check-up]. Working on every single detail of our new songs with the producer for 2 months behind closed doors, creating a rock-solid rhythmic base. We left behind this part of the journey through January and February 2016.
Drumming [a.k.a. the first miles of the trip]. In the beginning of March we started recording in Millenia Estudios (Valencia) with the help of Manuel Tomás as our drums technician.
Recording all instruments at The Box (Valencia) for 20 days. This would be done soon in our producer’s brand new studio.
Mix and mastering [a.k.a. arrive at destination tearing up the place with our masterpiece-to- be]. This would ideally happen in July 2016.
Design and pressing of the album in various formats. It would be done and gone like the summer sun.
Delivery of the crowdfunding rewards once the journey to the LP is over, expected in late September 2016.
What will we do with your money?
This journey will probably double what we have budgeted. We don’t think all the costs should be covered with crowdfunding, so we have set 2,500€ to make this happen, a fair amount to collaborate with. Our LP is coming to life thanks to your help, our private savings, and the support of all of the promoters and fans that have believed in us since day one.
The gross amount gathered will pay for the recording process, as well as editing the physical copies of the LP and the rewards. If we go over the 2,500€ mark, we will create bespoke packaging, improve t-shirt quality and probably do some limited color vinyl pressings.
Design propousal for the tote bags and T-shirts
What’s the reward like?
Everyone who participates in this crowdfunding campaign will be mentioned with a big collective THANK YOU inside the LP’s sleeve or lyrics book. All of you will also receive a digital copy of the album before its public release.
Most of the rewards (see right column for details) would have to be picked up in person around Fall 2016 (expected). The easiest way to get them would be attending one of our presentation gigs for the new album or in meeting points previously agreed.
However, for those who can’t make it to Valencia (too bad!), we have prepared a couple of rewards with domestic delivery to Spain. If you wish to have your reward delivered overseas or have any doubts about your shipping options please contact us at [email protected] to estimate your delivery rates.
For those purchasing rewards with delivery ( DOOR-TO- DOOR CD; FULL SHOPPING BAG DELIVERY ), please send us your address during checkout or write us at [email protected]. If you would like to purchase a limited reward and international delivery, please drop us an email asap!
We have brand new designs for t-shirts and tote bags as well as 15 prints exclusively for the supporters of this campaign, so fear not if you already have our merchandise in every color…
If you wish to purchase one of the live concert rewards in its acoustic or electric form, please bear in mind that accommodation and transport costs to the location will be covered by the funder and negotiated on an individual basis.
Any doubts regarding live concert rewards please contact Paloma at [email protected].
So this is it…
We are really excited to bring this project to life. You are now invited to join us in the new chapter of this big adventure and we look forward to have you on board.
Thanks for your time and reading through our campaign. Let’s make this happen!