THE ALBUM. FINALLY.
over 1 year ago
– Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 01:49:41 AM
Well... it seemed like this day would never come. But here we are! You'll be getting a link to download our full album!
Before I go getting all mushy, a little pre-emptive tech support. If you don't get your link:
1) Check your spam folder for an email from Backerkit.
2) If that doesn't work, log into your account on Backerkit, and you should be able to access your downloads there.
3) If that doesn't work, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full name and I can send you a link.
To redeem your code, you'll need to visit https://freezepop.bandcamp.com/yum and enter your code. Some people have had it not work when they copy/paste their code, so if that's the case, you'll need to type your code.
As I noted the other day, Bandcamp made their download link teeny and hidden. It's here:
And you can download multiple different formats (you just need to download them separately). Annnnnnd if things still aren't working, email me and I'll sort you out.
Ok, now that we've gotten that out of the way, I just want to say THANK YOU again to everybody who has backed us, your support really made this possible. And thank you for your patience! I know we took wayyy longer than we had originally thought, and 99.5% of you were totally cool about it :-)
The response to our "Anchor to the World Below" video and maxi-single has been amazing, and we're so excited to get the full album out into the world. Non-Kickstarter folks can get their hands on it starting October 6. (It's available for pre-order on our brand-spanking-new website, www.freezepop.net, which Xmas and I have been hard at work on, and is still a little bit WIP, so if you happen to see anything weird/broken on there, send a screenshot to email@example.com!)
One more favor: if you like our album/video/whatever, it would mean a LOT to us if you could help us spread the word! Album promotion is pretty much like screaming into the void, especially in these weird times when playing shows is just not possible. And honestly, hearing about stuff from friends always means a lot more to me than some random review or playlist.
Anyway, we really are proud of this album and hope that you love it. <3
A bit of housekeeping...
over 1 year ago
– Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 05:07:34 PM
1) Digital downloads... regarding the issue of not being able to send high-quality audio via Backerkit, we now have a workaround where we're sending out Bandcamp download codes. You should be getting an email with a link to redeem your code. If you have a Bandcamp account, it'll automatically be saved to your music. If you don't, you need to click here to download the files in the format of your choice (and you can do multiple downloads):
(As a UX designer, it pains me that I should have to explain how this works, just because they wanted to get people to download their app and hid the actually-useful interface, but whatever.)
2) Digital downloads... regarding the issue of not everybody receiving their notification emails. After some back-and-forth with Backerkit's tech support, I *think* we have it sorted out. Anyway, if you still haven't gotten your notification email (and have pledged for the album download), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get it sorted.
3) For all the backers who pledged for the Listening Party level: I emailed y'all about details (since we have to move the party virtual for now). Apparently not all of you received that. I'm not super-hopeful that you'll receive this update if you didn't receive my email, but anyway: if you pledged for the listening party and didn't receive an email from me, check your spam folder and/or email me at email@example.com.
In more pleasant news, here's a sneak preview of our video!
ACTUAL REAL UPDATE!
over 1 year ago
– Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 01:01:46 AM
Hello, everyone! Wow, do we have updates for you:
1) Our album! We will be sending it out to you next Tuesday the 22nd! Finally! Here's how that's gonna work out: everyone will get their download right away. In terms of physical mailings, we'll be sending those out as the various items become available. We'll have the regular CDs on hand, but the vinyl is taking a bit longer. (And we are consolidating mailings, so like if you ordered a regular CD and a vinyl, you'll be getting one package.) So what I need from y'all are your updated mailing addresses! If you have moved since the Kickstarter ended, please go update it. You should be receiving an email from Backerkit about how to do this. (If you still need help, you can email me and we'll sort you out.) The album will be available on Oct. 6 on the usual digital platforms.
2) As a thank you for your patience, we're sending out a nice bonus download tonight, the "Anchor to the World Below" Maxi-single! (Unfortunately we just learned about Backerkit's file size limit on digital downloads, so we're sorting out hosting options for FLAC files if ppl want those.)
3) We are releasing the "Anchor to the World Below" video on Friday! It'll be on www.youtube.com/freezepop and I'll post a reminder when it goes live.
4) Looking ahead, the bonus albums are coming along, I've heard some of the remixes and they are hottt.
OK, I'm probably forgetting something, but I'll be back soon.
Until then, THANKS and <3
A sneak preview!
over 1 year ago
– Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 10:46:35 PM
Hi all! We have been busy tidying up mixes, tidying up mixes again, stressing about finding typos in the artwork, tying up loose ends, tidying up mixes yet again, that kinda stuff. We are not 100% there yet, but very close, and wanted to give y'all a sneak preview of a few songs that are actually ready to go! Everyone should be getting a download soon, so be on the lookout for an email from Backerkit (be sure to check your spam folder if it doesn't show up). The tracks:
• The Monster Song: You may remember this one from the fun lil' homemade video we released last year (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhK_lIyGvAI), here is the final mastered version.
• Rare Bird: I'm feeling kinda cute/old-school Freezepoppy-vibes with this one and Monster Song.
• Memory Disappears: A dreamy one.
Hope you like them! Hang in there for more soon!
Other stuff we've been up to:
• We finally got with the program and launched our Bandcamp page. It has pretty much our entire back catalog available (for those of you who missed out on our USB collection). Allll the albums, EPs, demos, videogame mixes, etc. Go follow us: https://freezepop.bandcamp.com/music
• We shot a video this weekend! Gotta say, this whole social distancing thing is making for some real DIY ingenuity. Enjoy some glamorous photos of us on set in Bananas' garage. It was extremely warm.
Aaaand, another track! Because, why not?
over 1 year ago
– Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 09:08:33 PM
Fresh from Seany's computer-machine, a cute remix of The Monster Song. The download should hit your inboxes soon!
(Did I mention Sean has been making a BUNCH of remixes lately?)