Help Over the Rhine make a record… or two!
In late 2010, Over the Rhine asked their fans to help them pre-fund a record. It wasn’t through Kickstarter or PledgeMusic, but it worked very similarly. Different levels, different perks. They got enough funds together and made The Long Surrender, an amazing record produced by Grammy-winning Joe Henry. That record was one of my favorite albums of 2011.
Well, they’re doing it again, and this time it’s not just for an upcoming album, it’s for TWO upcoming albums…
Advance copy a month ahead of release, extra digital demos each month, a 180-gram double-gatefold vinyl, a signed poster, a special concert at their farm in the Cincinnati area in May 2013 (Memorial Day weekend), executive producer credits, plating a tree on their farm with your name on it, passes to all their shows (except for Cayamo or the train tours) through 2014, and a private concert.
Their third holiday / Christmas album, Blood Oranges in the Snow, has options such as additional digital bonus tracks, a boxset with their previous stellar Christmas albums (Darkest Night of the Year & Snow Angels), a gift-giving set of extra copies, planting a tree on their farm with your name on it, and a private Christmas concert. The expected release is holiday season 2013 (Nov/Dec?). I hate Christmas music, but OTR’s Darkest Night of the Year is one of my favorite albums, period. So, they convert a bah-humbug like me into a lover of this season’s music.
To find out more about BOTH albums, go to overtherhine.com/lets-make-a-record/