You got the physical CD of Inviting Warfare (SCORE!). Now you’re wondering, what exactly goes into making a Rock Album? A LOT.
The band and Hugs, our “manager” (but he doesn’t like being called that). We do it all. YES ALL OF IT.
Writing the music? Yep.
Recording & Producing the music? You bet!
Filming & Editing alll the videos we put out? Uhh-huh!
Taking Band Pics? Yes sir.
Marketing (ugh)? YEAH!
Writing Emails? Always.
Creating Band Merch? Just us!
Posting on our Social Media? Still us.
Making the website you are on RIGHT NOW? Well, That one is all Trevor.
Is there anything you see or hear that we DON’T do? Nope. Not a thing.
We don’t have a team to help us bring our ideas to life, unlike a lot of bands you probably listen to.
So believe us when we say, this isn’t your average album.
We shared weekly videos and stories as we were creating this album with some of our biggest fans. And, we also shared super raw, unfiltered versions of all the songs, which is something we’ve never done before. We’re talking the ROUGH ideas we recorded before the songs even had lyrics or a name.
It was very intimate, to say the least. It still is.
That’s why we think you’d really like it. It’s honest. It’s the whole picture. It’s the truth behind the 5,000 + hours of work. The sleepless nights (and sometimes weeks) that got us to this moment right here, that we’re both having.
So we’d like to share it with you as well.
The Gems Family is run through our Patreon. Now I know you weren’t expecting us to ask you for money. And Yes we know you JUST bought our CD. But please hear us out before you bounce.
With those 5,192 hours of work, 400+ pieces of content comes a cost. A cost that we shoulder ourselves. So we ask for help from those that can spare an extra few bucks a month because they believe in us.
Seriously, it’s a few bucks. In fact, you can pay whatever you think is fair.
As our way of saying thank you, we share special stuff with you that we don’t share with anyone else, like how we made this album.
Let Bethany take a moment to tell you about everything we give to our Gems Family Supporters:
If this sounds like something you’d dig and you’ve got, say, 5 bucks laying around, we’d like to ask you to join the club and hang out with us.
(min. $3/month, cancel anytime)
When we get 100 patrons, we will all create a song together! We’ll work on the lyrics, riffs, structure, and everything in between as a group. Supporters can submit ideas for anything that could go into the song. We will release the single on all our streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Youtube, etc.), crediting our Patrons!
According to Gem members, YES! Here’s what they have to say about it:
In a recent survey of current Patreons, 100% of them said being in the Gems Family was worth the price!
And most said their favorite perk is being a part of the Discord Community and talking to the band.
You’ll agree too that being in the Gems Family is unique and worth while.
We’d like to give you FULL ACCESS to how we made this album along with all of the exclusive content & perks. Pick Your Support Price you’re comfortable with. You can change your contribution amount or cancel anytime!
We are doing our best to create an inclusive community full of fun stuff you won’t get anywhere else. There is a spot in the family with your name on it, so what are you waiting for?