An update from Sean
2 months ago
– Sun, May 23, 2021 at 12:01:34 AM
Hi everyone. Hope you're enjoying the music we have managed to release so far. We are intensely proud of Fantasizer and without your help it wouldn't exist, obviously.
Unfortunately I have some bad news on my end (and some explaining to do). During the making of this record/project I've lost both of my parents to extended illnesses. We lost my Dad last week. He had a stroke at the beginning of February and my work on this Freezepop stuff kinda shut down. The same thing happened with my mother who became very ill in Nov 2016 and who we lost in Jan 2017. It really meant that I lost many, many months of time I could have been working. I think it was probably Fall 2017 before we kind of got back on track.
At the time I didn't want to blame the work stoppage on this problem, or even talk about it publicly, but it's become very apparent that I need to be in a certain mindset to accomplish the Freezepop material and between my mother's death, Covid, and now my father's death I am responsible for the significant delays. I didn't want to 'blame' the delays on these things but the problem is real. I've probably lost 18 months overall due to my mental state. I am sorry for this, but there's no forcing it. Self-care after these types of events is important. I'm sorry for the timing, truly. We released 50 new recordings in the Fall, and we are working on all the bonus stuff, but it's just not there yet. I have a plan to get back to work next week but, as with anything creative, there are no guarantees. We have basics tracked for most of the cover songs, but those will likely be last. If you have any questions, write in and I will answer them personally (that's a promise).
Thanks for sticking with us. We live, we learn.
Your old pal, Seany D.
4 months ago
– Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 12:33:14 AM
Hi all! Just wanted to check in about this, since we've started getting a few questions about the remaining Kickstarter reward shipments... in a nutshell:
• The limited edition triple-CDs are NOT ready yet. We are still wrapping up the material for the bonus albums. (This will hopefully not be quite as lengthy a process as the main album was, but it's still 2 extra albums and we don't wanna half-ass them!)
• Even if your order is waiting on the triple-CD to be ready, you can access a BUNCH of digital downloads in the meantime via your BackerKit account! (And if you can't figure out how to do that, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
• *Most* of the orders involving regular CDs and vinyl have been sent out. I am still working my way through some of the more complicated orders (the tiers involving lyrics/comic strips/paintings/sandwiches/assorted custom stuff) so thanks for your patience on those!
• I have some packages that have been returned to us as undeliverable. I tried contacting all the owners, but haven't heard back from everybody. So, if you think that you should have gotten your package, and ooooops, maybe you forgot to update your address or something, do get in touch.
ICYMI, we're shipping stuff!
5 months ago
– Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 06:58:35 PM
Just another heads-up, I'm starting to work my way through shipping out various vinyl rewards... if you need to update your shipping address, LET ME KNOW (email email@example.com). Thanks!
6 months ago
– Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 08:31:09 PM
Hi y'all! Just wanted to give you a quick update on vinyl: after some shipping delays, I just got word from the manufacturer that it is on its way and should be here soon! I will start shipping out ASAP. I am SO EXCITED to see them! (And scared too. It's always super nerve-wracking to open a new shipment and hope nothing got screwed up...)
No major updates yet on the 3-CD package. Those discs are still in the works (although coming along nicely).
Freezepop holiday update: The Santasizer EP
7 months ago
– Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 03:23:37 PM
Hey y'all! After years of we-should-do-that-ing, we released our very first holiday EP! Back when we decided to release a whole slew of maxi-singles and EPs, we decided to give the Kickstarter backers free downloads for everything we released through 2020 as a lil thank-you for your patience... you can give it a listen at: https://freezepop.bandcamp.com/album/santasizer-ep
Buuuuut, Backerkit's download distribution system doesn't seem to be working at the moment, so we can't get you the codes to properly download it just yet. So hang in there, and be on the lookout for a Backerkit email once we get this sorted (hopefully soon, but dependent on how long it takes tech support to actually get back to me and then figure it out)(and if you reallly want the download asap, email me, firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a code.)
And also, there's a new video from the EP! Christmas made it all by herself, and it's also the first song she did lead vocals on, and it's super-cute and I love it. "Maybe Next Year on the Mistletoe" is the quarantine Christmas jam you didn't know you needed:
Anyway, hope y'all have some decent holiday-times <3 <3