Good afternoon, friends!
I can't believe I'm saying this, but in just three hours I will be making Cataracts available to my Fraction Members, here – two weeks before the official release day.
The good news is, I think I'm past being intimidated by this project. This whole album has been an undertaking whose scope spans a much larger period of life than just the time that I spent writing it – or the time I've spent promoting it – and at this point, I simply can't wait to get it all out into the world.
Nevertheless, there's always a bit of timidity that creeps in right before you hit the "publish" button on something as significant as a new record – let alone the first new record in over three years.
But here we are, so let me break a few things down for anyone and everyone interested:
First of all, our preorder packages for Cataracts have now been live for one full week.
To those of you who have already picked up a package and supported this release: thank you.
My words, though, insufficient, will have to do.
If you have not yet pre-ordered the album – whether through a single purchase of the cd or vinyl, or through one of our exclusive preorder t-shirt packages – and you'd like to, then... please do!
Here are some options that we have available:
Second, if you're reading this, and you are not a Fraction member, consider checking out what it is all about. As of right now, I am offering a special to new members...
Anyone who signs up for a Yearly, Platinum Membership will get a FREE copy of the Cataracts CD mailed to them when we receive our stock, in addition to everything else that comes with a Fraction Membership:
- Access To Early Releases (like this one!)
- The LTP Weekly Audio Letters
- Discounts on Everything
- Access to the Private Fraction Facebook Group
- Exclusive Member Merch, and more.
- You'll also be able to use your Fraction Member Discount on any and all preorder packages that you might be interested in, immediately (yes, including this one).
If you're a current, paid Fraction Member (or you become one in the next couple of weeks leading up to Cataracts' release day), here's what you can expect / how you can get access to the record two weeks early:
- If you are a Paid Fraction Member and have already purchased a preorder package that comes with a digital download: forward your purchase receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will respond to you with a password protected link to your FREE digital download of my new record, Cataracts.
- If you are a Paid Fraction Member and have preordered the album digitally elsewhere (perhaps through iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon Music): please let me know at the same email address listed above, and I will get you a free early download through my site to enjoy, as well.
- If you are a Paid Fraction Member and have not yet purchased a preorder package:
- Buy one, and then forward your receipt to me, and I'll send you the same free download link, or
- If you're only interested in the digital download, I will be posting a password-protected, early-purchase link to the album at 2pm through a private message on our member platforms. There, you can buy the record for cheap, using your Fraction Member Discount, and download at any point in time.
- If you are a Paid, Yearly Fraction Member whose subscription is up for renewal next month – or any time in the coming year – I will be mailing you a physical copy of Cataracts for FREE when you renew your membership for another year.
Here's a suggestion / plan of attack to get the most out of this offer:
- Sign up for a Yearly Membership now.
- Use your discount code to buy one of our limited preorder packages (those t-shirt bundles WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE after the preorder period ends).
- Forward your preorder purchase receipt to me.
- Get a FREE digital download of the entire Cataracts album TODAY in return.
- Receive a physical CD thrown in for FREE with your membership, shipped to you after we receive them in the mail.
- Enjoy everything that comes with your Fraction Membership all year.
To clarify, this offer is only for those who sign up to be or already are paid Fraction members.
Please do not forward me your preorder purchase receipts unless you are one, as everyone else who is due a digital download will receive theirs on release day – February 23rd – via email.
A few, final thoughts:
I'm going out on a limb here – releasing this record to the Fraction Members two weeks early. It means I trust those of you who are and will be members to keep the album to yourselves.
Please do not leak Cataracts to the public.
As excited as I am for everyone to get the album, this is my / our livelihood, and the only way for us to make it is through, well, the folks who are willing and able to purchase preorders and albums and souvenirs and such through the avenues we've created for y'all to be able to do so.
The entire reason that artists like me run preorders and come up with things like this at all is for the purpose of recouping the cost of creating the album in the first place, and we're doing our absolute best to give you the absolute best options possible as we do so in an effort to make sure you are cared for, and excited about the record to come.
I hope that you love it, and I look forward to sharing Cataracts with you soon.
P.S. – Paid Fraction Members who have purchased a preorder package may begin forwarding your receipts along to email@example.com now. I will send your free downloads in the order that they are received.
P.P.S. – Paid Fraction Members who want to access the private, discounted, digital download of Cataracts will be able to do so at 2pm, Mountain Standard Time. I will post that link to our Fraction Member Platform and in the Fraction Facebook Group.