Lately, I've really enjoyed finding new and upcoming bands that produce great music and unique sounds. Fortunately, crowdfunding has been a great tool for that. The industry has also been great for artists looking to raise funds in order to make their first album happen. As the crowdfunding industry continues to grow, more and more artists are drawn to its concept. Veteran musicians have also began finding their way to the crowd, as they find the process more efficient, while having the opportunity to further connect with their fanbase.
The Steel Wheels, a band from Harrisonburg, VA, is one of those veteran bands. After spending a good portion of 2014 on the road, this independent band is back in the studio, working on producing its next album. With ten years of collaboration and music production under their belt, The Steel Wheels' new album looks to have a promising sound to it.
Labeled Leave Some Things Behind, The Steel Wheels' new album "explores the themes of travel and movement in the modern age." As the crew explains, "Leave Some Things Behind reminds us that growing is learning what things are important to us and letting go of the things that are not important." The focus of the new sound is about the band's travel experience on the road. As expressed, "Our sense of home is constantly evolving to include a broader community of friends and fans than the one of our residence."
With a fanbase that has helped them get to this level, The Steel Wheels understand their followers are the ambassadors for their music. Therefore, they're providing a little bit more for the backer community during the campaign. As stated on their page, "Available only to campaign supporters, the recordings provide a unique glimpse into the process of forming an album and even include some songs that didn't make the cut! "
The Steel Wheels have produced great music in the past decade, and they show no sign of stopping. With Ben Surratt, a Nashville recording engineering, working with them, the crew is off to create a heart-felt album.
We can all relate to Leave Some Things Behind, as it is described meaning that "the past is gone and we have no choice but to let it go." Potentially, the new album from The Steel Wheels will be another favorite for the band's followers, while bringing in a new fans from the backer world. I'm glad that I ran across their campaign and look forward to the new sound being released soon.
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The Steel Wheels' Campaign Page
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