We’re so ecstatic that our project got funded! Thank you, thank you all for your generous support. The CD’s look awesome, and we’re doing our best to get them into your hands as quickly as possible.
Being back in Austin is great. It gives us a chance to relax from our fast paced touring schedule and focus on getting this project completed. We’re working on compiling songs for the bonus live CD, creating custom clothing designs, recording meditation CDs, and preparing everything else you guys purchased. It should all be ready to ship out very soon. We’ll let you know if there are any delays or anything crazy happening.
Thanks again everyone. Shoot us an email or message if you have any questions whatsoever.
J from Achachay!
Howdy howdy! On Friday the 13th we played a show in Santa Monica at a place called TRiP. It’s the same bar we played at last time we came through LA and we were happy to be back. After exactly one week on the road we were already at the coast–and I was very happy to see the Pacific again. The first thing we did was go to the beach. I did not expect the weather to be so cool though. Surprisingly to me, mid-August California has been borderline-cold (at least for Texans like us).
A bonus for the show was that my dad happened to be in town on business. I like playing for my dad all the time, and it was really cool to see him while we were on the road. He also bought us dinner, which was extremely appreciated since we are back to our $10 per diem and basically one meal a day regimen.
We played very well, but the show was marred by some technical difficulties. Jordan’s guitar broke a string toward the end, and unfortunately his other guitar isn’t in the best shape so it was about 5 minutes until we could get on with the show. We were smokin’ through the set up until that point though, and Hooch and I made the best of the situation with our Seinfeld-theme-string-break-
Friday’s show was also our first of 3 with the California based band, and our new friends, Nada Rasta. They have a great sound that takes from dub-reggae, hard rock, and ska (think Sublime/311/Slightly Stoopid). We are looking forward to playing a few more shows with them while we are on the road.
SO that was LA. Onward and upward from here! Don’t forget to buy our new album through our kickstarter pre-sale!
What up all my Achachillians!, fans, friends, and supporters! We recently finished recording our second EP titled “Handy Escape Coach” and we need your support to get it out to the masses! We are offering a pre-sale of our album, along with various other enticing offers.
The new EP is amazing: it features five new songs ranging from fast and funky to mellow and melodious, all the while tastefully featuring our vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess. You can find out more about the process by download our podcast about it. We are hoping that these pre-sales will cover all of our costs associated with the release our new EP. This time around, we spared no expense in trying to create the most sonically-professional album possible, and we are trying to raise at least $1600. Make sure to spread the word and tell your friends so that we don’t have to build up copious amounts of credit card debt!
We want to offer everyone a special way to buy the cd that we feel is a win/win situation and most importantly YOU get the opportunity to own our new EP early! If you are feeling generous, you can purchase one of our other options and further help us live out our dreams. Remember you can always donate as little as $1 or as much as you’d like– we appreciate anything!
$10: Immediate (w/ in 24 hrs) access to an advanced digital copy + we mail you a hard copy of the new EP when it is released.
$25: all the above + your hard copy is signed signed + a bonus live cd + Achachay! sunglasses.
$75: all the above + either Hooch will work on your car or mow your lawn in his boxers (or an outfit of your choice) or Jordan will make you a personalized meditation cd, or Ryan will cook you a gourmet meal of your choice.
$125: all the above + a personalized custom Achachay! clothing article of choice w/ your fan # on the back (the first person to purchase this will get the #1)+ a shout out on site and monthly video.
$300: all the above + we will write a song about you or a topic of your choice and post it on our site, youtube etc. specifically giving you credit for the inspiration behind the new song!
$750: all the above + private live show featuring a set list picked by you. For out of Austin fans, we will play your party on our next tour!
We will be posting two of the new songs on our website, myspace, and some other streaming music sites. Check em out…we think you’ll definitely be pleased! We also want to thank you for taking the time to check this out. We love you all!