Welcome to our pre-order/fundraiser for Take Out The Trash, the debut album of my new project, Nate Allen and The Pac-Away Dots. Since 2006, I’ve been touring the US as Destroy Nate Allen. Take Out The Trash marks a new season and direction for my music. These 10 vulnerable and explosive songs will have you humming all day long.
Take Out The Trash has already been recorded, mixed and mastered. Your help is needed to finance the printing of CDs and 12″ vinyl records. Our goal is to have every prize delivered in time for Christmas, with the exception of the vinyl which takes longer to produce.
One of our core values is COMMUNITY, so we put together a mixtape of over 30 bands! The independent artists on this playlist represent different genres and ideals, but the one thing that they all have in common is that they are friends of mine. Every reward package will include a download of this playlist. One package even has it on an actual 90 minute cassette tape.
Each day, I will be blogging on iamnateallen.com about a different artist on the mixtape. I’m hoping you discover a new favorite band while I’m at it. The first blog is about Bryan McPherson.
Below is a glimpse of some of the fun ideas we came up with for the Kickstarter as well as more information about the album!
This is shaping up to be a fun month.
Laser Etched Mason Jar
The album lyrics “I want to be open to everything but I don’t want to be broken” are being laser etched on 16 oz. glass mason jars by Tom Butler at Flying Eagle Gallery. Available individually and set of 4.
Nate has designed four original greeting cards with lyrics from the album printed on post-consumer recycled paper. Each card comes with an envelope and link to download the referenced song.
Some useful words about Take Out The Trash.
In 2013 Nate Allen found himself fresh off a long tour, unemployed, in his early 30’s, married and living in his parent’s spare bedroom. Everyone’s dream …
His plan was to take a sabbatical from touring, get an “after college job” and let life reassemble. Instead, wrestling with how blind he had been to the racism all around him, he accidentally wrote and recorded an album documenting his process in that tenuous season of life.
What started as an acoustic solo project turned into a full band recording channeling the sounds of Social Distortion, Old 97’s, Johnny Cash, David Bazan, Bright Eyes, The Pine Hill Haints, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Larry and His Flask, and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, to name a few.