News•April 16, 2014 9:24 PM ET•1,595 views
Emery surpasses crowdfunding goal for new LP
Official press release: Veteran rock band, Emery, is excited to announce that it has met and surpassed its $50,000 You Were Never Alone crowdfunding goal in under two weeks. The campaign, which launched earlier this month on BadChristian.com, will continue for 30 more days, with new packages, including a more affordable vinyl package, available now here. All packages will also include downloads of two new, rough-version tracks from the upcoming album. The band plans to announce what the excess funds will be used for next week. "We were honestly a little nervous going into to the launch," admitted guitarist, Matt Carter. "I couldn't believe how quickly people got involved. I stayed up refreshing the page on my phone all night when it went live. Now that we have achieved our goal, we are brainstorming what we can do with the extra money and will announce our plans for a stretch-goal next week. "The most surprising thing is how excited people are about vinyl. We have never been able to do vinyl before, so it's so cool that people want it. The demand is so high that we wanted to add a cheap, entry level vinyl package. I hope every single person that has a record player will buy one." You Were Never Alone, Emery's sixth studio album, is set to be released this summer on BadChristian Music, the record label founded by Emery members, Matt Carter and Toby Morrell, and former Emery bassist, Joey Svendsen. The upcoming record sees the return of founding member/vocalist, Devin Shelton. The band commented, "It's been almost 11 years since we released The Weak's End. That's a little hard to believe for us! In that time, we have seen more success than we could have possibly dreamed. We toured the world, created five more albums, and had the privilege of meeting and getting to know a ton of you along the way. You have never left us. "As we came up with what we wanted to say here, it almost brought us to tears. We really were never alone. You are Emery. And you are the reason that we are still here, and why our new record is going to be our most important." You Were Never Alone marks the band's first release as an independent entity, after releasing five albums on Tooth and Nail. The band added, "...something didn't feel right about someone else owning Emery's future recordings in perpetuity, especially when independent musicians are getting better opportunities to succeed every year. We want to own our music. We want to be able to sell it, give it away, re-record it in different ways, release vinyl, and do whatever we're inspired to do with it." Emery plans to tour in support of You Were Never Alone this summer.
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