ABOUT THIS PROJECT:
WAGES’ debut release, “Drowning in Sun, Sunshine”, was recorded at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Recording (where Band of Horses and the Avett Brothers worked on their recently Grammy nominated releases), and was produced by Hank Sullivant (Kuroma, MGMT, The Whigs). The band was able to work in such great surroundings with the generous support of an amazing label that has since ceased to exist. So, WAGES has a professionally produced record, but no funds to print it!
The recordings have already received some noteworthy acclaim. One track was placed on Gossip Girls’ Valentine’s Day special, and the album has seen positive reviews and radio play from coast to coast.
Despite this, WAGES currently has no supporting label and no financing. With the help of this Kickstarter campaign, the album can be printed and brought into the world properly!
Some of the album’s tracks can be sampled at wageswages.com.
Thank you so much for visiting this campaign, and for your support!
Project location: Asheville, NC
WAGES is two people: Nick Campbell and James DeDakis. However, their debut LP was created with the help of many. Most noteably…. Producer Hank Sullivant (known for his work with Kuroma, MGMT, The Whigs, Gift Horse, Colour Revolt and beyond) who guided the album creatively. Engineer and bass player Alex Hornbake (of Arizona) who literally gave the album its sound. And musician Ben Wigler (of Arizona and now New Beard) who contributed some priceless background vocals and guitar parts at the outset of the recording process.
(this video features my friend Morgan and what looks like a tiny cheetah!)