Treadmill Trackstar is creating Music
12

patrons

$1,221
per EP
  1. Download all of our music for free here.

Watch the silly video and contemplate chipping in 88 cents or $8.88 or $88.88 to help us make the next one.  We'd surely appreciate it.

"Treadmill Trackstar is interested in music for music’s sake.  No band member receives any money.  All funds go toward recording the next project.  Our only goal is to make the next record.  And the next"

Don't let Patreon confuse you.  This is not a monthly thing.  This is only a pledge and you only get charged when we have a new record ready to go. If you have a question please [email protected] .

8 is a magic number.  It signifies infinity which is what we're going for.  8's are lucky.  


The 
Short Version:
The goal is to make a Treadmill album every couple of years until the day I die. I love the idea of creating music with a  community behind me, with the end goal simply being the creation itself.  We've made 3 records this way so far (download them for free here). I need your help to keep doing this! 

The Long Version:

I realize that people are sick and tired of Kickstarter and crowd-funding in general. But I believe that giving music away for free and paying for its creation in some way other than selling it makes for better, more pure, more honest music. Unfortunately there are some obvious problems with this business model!

No money raised through this campaign will be used for anything other than the next record. Recording, mixing, mastering, art, graphics, packaging, online distribution costs...  and that's it.  Not one cent goes into anyone's pocket. Ever.  That goes for income outside of this campaign too - shows (if we ever play live again), merch, iTunes sales... it all goes into the pot.  If by a miracle we get pledges of over our goal, we'll use that for more time in a real studio - which would rule. Rinse, repeat... until the day I die.

We've gotten very good at making high quality records for cheap.  "I Belong to Me" cost $13,000 in '07 and I thought that was cheap as hell (especially compared to the 85k we [they] blew on Only This in 97).  The last two albums have come in between 4 and 6 grand.  We do not waste a penny, but we truly need about a few grand to make a decent record that sounds as good as it needs to sound to be worth making. And the more resources we have, the more we can do.  Truth.   

Because we need the money before the record comes out so we can pay for everything, this is the plan.  If you pledge, you'll have access to the stream here at Patreon.  I'll keep you up to date on songwriting and progress for the next project.  When I have all of the songs for the next project written and demo'd - I'll release those demos as the content that will trigger the pledges to actually go through so that we then use the cash to make the record which we'll give it to you as soon as it's ready to go.  

You only actually pay when we're ready to record the record, which is only going to happen every couple of years - so pledge with that in mind!  And you can cancel at any time.  I need over 150 people at $18.88 to make this happen.  (Or 1 at $2,888.88.)  That seems completely impossible.  I don't know 150 people!  Pledge boldly.  Pledge recklessly.  Pledge knowing that you're only going to actually pay what you pledge every 2 years or so! 

On my end - I swear to the Lord above that I will work my ass off to make you the most interesting and best record I possibly can... every couple of years... until the day I die.   

And man - use those little social media icons at the top of the page there.  Sharing is caring and that is some powerful stuff.  It really REALLY helps. 

Thank you     ~ ang



Tiers
Pledge $0.88 or more per EP
1 patron
Zero to Hero
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $8.88 or more per EP
2 patrons
Early Bird Special
  • A download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $18.88 or more per EP
1 patron
The Jackson One (almost)
  • A  CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Thank You' in the CD and Online liner notes
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $48.88 or more per EP
0 patrons
Credit Where Due
  • A  CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Thank You' in the CD and Online liner notes
  • A short essay by Ang on the subject of your choice posted in the usual places
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $88.88 or more per EP
2 patrons
Above and Beyond
  • A  CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Above and Beyond' thank you in the CD and Online liner notes
  • A staged Twitter Fight with Angelo
  • You'll receive Ang's famous lasagna recipe 
  • A CD copy of any one of Treadmill's previous releases (as long as we still have it)
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $248.88 or more per EP
0 patrons
You Crazy.  I Love You. 
  • A CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'You crazy I love you' thank you in the CD and Online liner notes
  • Ang will learn, perform and post a cover version of the song of your choice on YouTube & Facebook with full shout outs to you.  I'm begging you to pick something with a melody!  
  • A handwritten lyric sheet of a song from the new album.
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $488.88 or more per EP
0 patrons
Lord and Savior
  • A CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Lord and Savior' thank you in the CD and Online liner notes
  • CD copies of all of Treadmill's complete catalog 
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $888.88 or more per EP
1 patron
Infinity & Beyond
The luckiest number of all our rewards.  If you pledge this, the skies will open up and angels will fly around your head.  Most l likely. 
  • Your image somewhere in the album artwork 
  • A CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Infinity & Beyond' thank you in the CD and Online liner notes
  • Rare CD copies of all of Treadmill's complete catalog 
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.



Pledge $2,888.88 or more per EP
0 patrons
The Bearded Dragon
  • Everything above plus Angelo's beard situated on a photograph of you (or the person/animal of your choice) and mounted in a beautiful fancy custom frame surrounded by all of Treadmill's albums being held by Vishnu with a dragon flying in the background and all like, breathing fire and shit.   Prepare a place of honor in your home for this one.  



Goals
$1,221 of $2,888 per EP
Treadmill's goal in life is to make the next album.
2 of 2
  1. Download all of our music for free here.

Watch the silly video and contemplate chipping in 88 cents or $8.88 or $88.88 to help us make the next one.  We'd surely appreciate it.

"Treadmill Trackstar is interested in music for music’s sake.  No band member receives any money.  All funds go toward recording the next project.  Our only goal is to make the next record.  And the next"

Don't let Patreon confuse you.  This is not a monthly thing.  This is only a pledge and you only get charged when we have a new record ready to go. If you have a question please [email protected] .

8 is a magic number.  It signifies infinity which is what we're going for.  8's are lucky.  


The 
Short Version:
The goal is to make a Treadmill album every couple of years until the day I die. I love the idea of creating music with a  community behind me, with the end goal simply being the creation itself.  We've made 3 records this way so far (download them for free here). I need your help to keep doing this! 

The Long Version:

I realize that people are sick and tired of Kickstarter and crowd-funding in general. But I believe that giving music away for free and paying for its creation in some way other than selling it makes for better, more pure, more honest music. Unfortunately there are some obvious problems with this business model!

No money raised through this campaign will be used for anything other than the next record. Recording, mixing, mastering, art, graphics, packaging, online distribution costs...  and that's it.  Not one cent goes into anyone's pocket. Ever.  That goes for income outside of this campaign too - shows (if we ever play live again), merch, iTunes sales... it all goes into the pot.  If by a miracle we get pledges of over our goal, we'll use that for more time in a real studio - which would rule. Rinse, repeat... until the day I die.

We've gotten very good at making high quality records for cheap.  "I Belong to Me" cost $13,000 in '07 and I thought that was cheap as hell (especially compared to the 85k we [they] blew on Only This in 97).  The last two albums have come in between 4 and 6 grand.  We do not waste a penny, but we truly need about a few grand to make a decent record that sounds as good as it needs to sound to be worth making. And the more resources we have, the more we can do.  Truth.   

Because we need the money before the record comes out so we can pay for everything, this is the plan.  If you pledge, you'll have access to the stream here at Patreon.  I'll keep you up to date on songwriting and progress for the next project.  When I have all of the songs for the next project written and demo'd - I'll release those demos as the content that will trigger the pledges to actually go through so that we then use the cash to make the record which we'll give it to you as soon as it's ready to go.  

You only actually pay when we're ready to record the record, which is only going to happen every couple of years - so pledge with that in mind!  And you can cancel at any time.  I need over 150 people at $18.88 to make this happen.  (Or 1 at $2,888.88.)  That seems completely impossible.  I don't know 150 people!  Pledge boldly.  Pledge recklessly.  Pledge knowing that you're only going to actually pay what you pledge every 2 years or so! 

On my end - I swear to the Lord above that I will work my ass off to make you the most interesting and best record I possibly can... every couple of years... until the day I die.   

And man - use those little social media icons at the top of the page there.  Sharing is caring and that is some powerful stuff.  It really REALLY helps. 

Thank you     ~ ang



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Tiers
Pledge $0.88 or more per EP
1 patron
Zero to Hero
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $8.88 or more per EP
2 patrons
Early Bird Special
  • A download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $18.88 or more per EP
1 patron
The Jackson One (almost)
  • A  CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Thank You' in the CD and Online liner notes
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $48.88 or more per EP
0 patrons
Credit Where Due
  • A  CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Thank You' in the CD and Online liner notes
  • A short essay by Ang on the subject of your choice posted in the usual places
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $88.88 or more per EP
2 patrons
Above and Beyond
  • A  CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Above and Beyond' thank you in the CD and Online liner notes
  • A staged Twitter Fight with Angelo
  • You'll receive Ang's famous lasagna recipe 
  • A CD copy of any one of Treadmill's previous releases (as long as we still have it)
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $248.88 or more per EP
0 patrons
You Crazy.  I Love You. 
  • A CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'You crazy I love you' thank you in the CD and Online liner notes
  • Ang will learn, perform and post a cover version of the song of your choice on YouTube & Facebook with full shout outs to you.  I'm begging you to pick something with a melody!  
  • A handwritten lyric sheet of a song from the new album.
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $488.88 or more per EP
0 patrons
Lord and Savior
  • A CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Lord and Savior' thank you in the CD and Online liner notes
  • CD copies of all of Treadmill's complete catalog 
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.
Pledge $888.88 or more per EP
1 patron
Infinity & Beyond
The luckiest number of all our rewards.  If you pledge this, the skies will open up and angels will fly around your head.  Most l likely. 
  • Your image somewhere in the album artwork 
  • A CD and download of each new album you've pledged for way before it's released
  • A sincere 'Infinity & Beyond' thank you in the CD and Online liner notes
  • Rare CD copies of all of Treadmill's complete catalog 
  • Access to my patron only stream
  • Eternal thanks.



Pledge $2,888.88 or more per EP
0 patrons
The Bearded Dragon
  • Everything above plus Angelo's beard situated on a photograph of you (or the person/animal of your choice) and mounted in a beautiful fancy custom frame surrounded by all of Treadmill's albums being held by Vishnu with a dragon flying in the background and all like, breathing fire and shit.   Prepare a place of honor in your home for this one.