I previously mentioned Free Dominguez when I interviewed her via email for her release with her band Kidneythieves. Now she’s working to make a solo album called Volcano+The Sea, and she’s using Kickstarter to fund it. As of the time of this writing, it’s nearly reached its goal of $30,000, and it’s still going until January 1.
What I’m Getting
My usual level, a $25 pledge, will get the CD, signed by Free, as well as the digital version. Also included at this level are a sticker and a Thank You Card. This version of the CD is exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign, and it comes with a booklet that includes lyrics and artwork by Edward Cao (whose art looks pretty cool).
What Else Is Available
I really love the idea of the $5500 / $7500 Rock and Roll Dinner Show. Free isn’t just a talented musician, she also cooks. She’ll come to your home to cook dinner and perform for ten people. That’s pretty cool! But there’s even a level up from that, the $10,000 Angel Backer gets plenty of awesomeness (if you actually have that kind of money to help out, you can certainly afford to check the site yourself to see). Slightly more affordable, although out of my range, are the $125 and $300 Skype packages. The former gets a Q&A plus one a cappella song while the latter gets a seven song concert. Also at the $300 (and $325 / $375) level are one-of-a-kind photographs (as of the time I wrote this, only two more were available).
Of course, if you are more like me, there’s also the $10 level which gets the digital album. Even just $1 gets you access to all backer updates, which will include various demos and other cool stuff. And $5 gets you a couple of previously unreleased tracks.
What Else Is Cool
I really appreciate the vision that Free has for this album. She wants it to meet high standards, and she wants to have complete control over it, which is why she has gone the Kickstarter route. You can even listen to a compilation of her previous solo efforts on her Bandcamp page. I really love artists who are trying to change the way that art is made, and Free Dominguez is certainly one of those artists.