“[Singing Ironic by Alanis Morissette]It’s like ten-thousand spoons when all you need is a knife… When does that ever happen? I can… I can think of two circumstances where that might be possible, which is like… If you’re in a spoon shop… But they’d probably sell knives anyway… Or like, if you’re in some crazy old person’s house, and they collect spoons, like antique spoons and spoons from all these different countries… In which case, they probably have a knife”—Tom Dickins (via krykky)
Searing vocals meeting unflinching musical originality. A kaleidoscopic mix of influences ranging from film noir, Weimar-era cabaret, jazz, soul and electro beats…
Soundwave by soundwave, Neon Bogart present a lush cinematic soundscape that traverses the timeless music of Hoagy Carmichael, David Bowie and as-yet unborn musical renegades.
Ranging from atmospheric 1920s-meets-24th-century ballads through to future-soul molecular boogaloo, this is music from the future and for the end of the world as we know it - but we need your help to make it a reality today.
The future of music might be history, pal, but right now it’s the only hope we’ve got…
After writing and performing these songs in wretched hives of scum and villainy throughout Melbourne, Adelaide, Edinburgh and the US, Neon Bogart are ready to hit the studio and lay down some tracks straight from the future to you.
The result will be a 5 track EP called ‘Split/Infinity’ of original material as well as an extra, EXCLUSIVE EP of cover songs that will only be available to Pozible backers.
SPLIT/INFINITY:: ORIGINAL EP TRACK LISTING
1. Stumble Alley
3. Fool’s Gold Glow
4. Don’t Carry It All
5. Split Infinity
6. Snake Eyes
INFINITY SPLIT:: COVERS EP TRACK LISTING
1. As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld)
2. I Can’t Break Away (Big Pig)
3. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Traffic)
4. Red Right Hand (Nick Cave)
5. Loving The Alien (David Bowie)
6. Say You’ll Go (Janelle Monaé) ***
For the EP artwork and design, we’ve teamed up with incredible Melbourne artist Matteaux Lucas.
THE LIVE SHOW
To launch the EP, Neon Bogart will be presenting a 3-night only season at the 2013 Adelaide Festival Fringe. For this show, we have some incredible collaborators on board, including award-winning director Kat Henry, who will be workshopping the project’s concept with us, and electronic music genius Justin Ashworth (from Glasfrosch).
This series of live launch parties will showcase the songs from the EP in a vortex of incredible costume, set and sound design - the more successful our crowdfunding campaign, the more elaborate and awe-inspiring the show.
As a basic rundown of our costs:
Pozible rewards & service fees*: $2000
Recording & production for the EP: $1540
Artwork, design & promotion: $1360
Tour costs: $900
Venue/tech hire: $545
Costume & set design: $350
=$6695 to record & press the EP, tour to Adelaide, and get our amazing rewards to you!
As a relic of a distant past, vinyl is irresistibly compelling. But expensive. As it turns out… perhaps too expensive to include in our baseline costs for this project. But the good news is this: if we exceed our goal of $4000 and get to $6500, we will give EVERYONE who pledged $40+ a 7” single from the album. If we reach $8500, that 7” becomes a 10” EP. Every dollar over our target will go into other costs directly related to this project, such as fancy(ier) artwork and packaging, set and costume design, promotion and distribution costs, and even more deluxe versions of the rewards on offer.
* This includes credit card/Paypal fees for pledges, as well as the Pozible service fee (which helps allows them to allow all of us to help fund our artistic dreams!) and creating, commissioning and posting out all the non-record related rewards on offer
THIS is why Sherlock’s “married to his work”. Because he’s been fucking deducing others’ failing/failed relationships practically all of his life. If Sherlock was a musical, this would be the song that Sherlock would burst into in the cafe when John’s asking him if he’s in a relationship. Don’t try to tell me it’s not.
…Did someone make a Sherlock reference in the Jane Austen Argument tag?
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