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Join us as we release our latest studio album, Nothing More, exclusively through PledgeMusic this summer.

Nothing More, The Album

In January, we went into the studio to record our fourth album Nothing More with our good friend and fellow Bridgeport native Peter Katis (The National, Swell Season, Interpol). Even though the recording started in January, we have been working on this album for the past four years. Writing, demoing, re-writing, performing, re-writing, and growing these songs. We’ve also spent a few thousand hours in Tim’s basement, the van, in big theaters full of people, in big theaters with no people, in loud bars, and sitting in complete silence. The result is 11 tracks that we are incredibly proud of, and can not wait to share with you.

Nothing More, The Single

The past year has been a remarkable journey for The Alternate Routes. Around this time last year, we were asked to write a song for our good friends at Newtown Kindness. The result was a track called Nothing More. Since its release in the fall, “Nothing More” has been used in thousands of different fan and charity videos. It has been performed by choirs, orchestras and dance companies all around the world. It was featured on NCIS, the opening Ceremonies of The Olympics, and performed on The Craig Ferguson Show.

We could not be more grateful for all of the love and support we have received this year, and can not wait to share the rest of this material with you.

PledgeMusic Campaign

Nothing More will only be available on PledgeMusic this summer. Not on iTunes, not at our webstore and not at the merch table. It is the only way to get it.

It can be as simple as a digital download of the album, or you can pledge more with a variety of other packages. No matter what you choose, three songs will be available immediately after you pledge, and a digital download of the entire album will be available to you as soon as we reach our goal, even if it is before the end date of August 24. So please help us spread the word!

Why a Pledge Campaign Now?

As we have mentioned, it has been a great time for the band. The success thus far of “Nothing More” has changed our lives. It has opened doors that we need your help to continue to go through. The money we raise from the Pledge Campaign will help to continue to fund the promotion of Nothing More. To compete with other bands and songs on major labels, you need help. Our team has grown a lot throughout this past year, and we believe we can take this song, and this album to new levels, but we need your support. Radio promotion, publicity, and other opportunities cost money. That is how we plan to spend the money raised from this campaign. We feel like we are just getting started.

We know who is reading this. The same people that have been supporting us from the beginning. We are asking for your support, and in exchange we are offering you the opportunity to buy the album before it is available anywhere else.

So before you check out the packages, why don’t we tell you a little more about the album?

We began work on Nothing More in Bridgeport CT at Tarquin Studios with producer Peter Katis, and it was completed and mastered in NYC in April. To make the album, we brought in some of our favorite AR musicians, and added a few new faces to the family.

We spent the past year working on the songs with our good friends Kurt Leon (drums), Taryn Chory (vocals) and Ian Tait (bass), namely in Tim’s basement and then taking them out on the road. During those long hours of playing, we came across a sound that was new and inspiring to the band. In the studio, we added long time AR friend and touring mate Kit Karlson (formerly of Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers) on piano/keys and Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Paul McCartney) on violin and viola. The combination of these great musicians took some of these songs from two guys with acoustic guitars to places we could never have imagined.

One of the biggest highlights so far of 2014 was touring with Ingrid Michaelson. We had the opportunity to open up for Ingrid for two weeks from Montreal to San Francisco. But before any of that happened, Ingrid had heard Nothing More and offered to sing on it. We recorded a brand new album version of Nothing More with Peter Katis that features Ingrid Michaelson. This is the version that you may have heard on Sirius The Pulse and many other radio stations. Until now it has not been available anywhere. We are excited to share this new version with you!

That’s Cool, but what about the songs?

The album features 11 tracks, 10 from The Peter Katis Sessions and we are also including the original version of Nothing More featuring Lily Costner.

As far as other songs not called Nothing More, there are hopefully a few songs on here that you will recognize as well. Sundress, Won’t Let Go, Sun So High, and Narrow Your Eyes are songs on the record that have been staples of our live show for the last year. There are also a few tunes that will be brand new to almost everyone.

As we said earlier, we took our time writing this album. More time than we have ever taken. We hope that you love it.

If Good and Reckless and True was about inquisitive first steps, Suckers Dream was taking stock of the setbacks, Lately was the desire to start again, then I think Nothing More is about trying to own your place in the world, being comfortable with who you are, and finding joy in all of it. But then again, that’s only our take on it. Your impression is for you to decide. We hope you love this music and much as we’ve enjoyed bringing to you.

Sincerely
Tim and Eric

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AccessPass: Nothing More: The New Album

Nothing More: The New Album
$10
10.00
Available

Digital Download of the new album + access to the updates.

Signed 'Nothing More' CD

Signed 'Nothing More' CD
$25
25.00
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A signed copy of Nothing More plus a digital download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive 3 songs instantly!

Ships within the US only.

'Nothing More' on CD

'Nothing More' on CD
$15
15.00
Available

Nothing More on CD plus a digital download, as soon as we hit our goal. Receive 3 songs instantly!

'Nothing More' on Vinyl

'Nothing More' on Vinyl
$35
35.00
Available

Own the first Alternate Routes album on vinyl ever! Plus a digital download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive 3 songs instantly!

Please note: Estimated ship date for vinyl is mid/late October.

Classic Concentration Setlist

Classic Concentration Setlist
$35
35.00
17 left

Every night, one lucky AR Band Member will receive a setlist decoded like the old game-show, “Classic Concentration.” Its usually not great for whoever gets it, but it can be good for you! Test your problem solving skills and show your AR support all at the same time. Pick any show from our upcoming summer tour (July 5th- September 6, 2014) and receive that nights setlist. Only one available per night!

Five-Song Digital Acoustic EP + Signed CD

Five-Song Digital Acoustic EP + Signed CD
$35
35.00
Available

Five-Song Digital Acoustic EP, exclusively available through PledgeMusic. The only place to get this EP now or ever! Plus a Signed CD of new album, and a Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive 3 songs instantly!

Exclusive PledgeMusic Tee Shirt Package

Exclusive PledgeMusic Tee Shirt Package
$50
50.00
Available

Get an exclusive Tee Shirt available only through this campaign, now or ever! Plus a Signed CD, an Acoustic Ep, and a Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive 3 songs instantly!

Handwritten Lyrics Package

Handwritten Lyrics Package
$100
100.00
5 left

Handwritten Lyrics to any two AR songs of your choosing.
Plus Signed CD, Acoustic Ep, and Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive three songs instantly!

Vinyl Package

Vinyl Package
$100
100.00
Available

Nothing More on Vinyl, Signed CD, Exclusive Tee Shirt, Digital Acoustic Ep, and digital download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive three songs instantly!

Please note: Estimated ship date for vinyl is mid/late October.

What's In The Box? (b)

What's In The Box? (b)
$125
125.00
Available

Your very own personalized AR toolbox filled with signed cd, one of a kind polaroid photos of the recording sessions, and other AR surprises. Plus Acoustic Ep, and Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive three songs instantly!

VIP Preshow Performance (2tix)

$150
150.00
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Pick the show of your choice on our upcoming summer tour (July 5th- September 6th) for you an a friend and receive two ticket to the show, plus join Tim and Eric for a Backstage pre show for a private intimate 3-5 song performance. We will play a few songs, chat, and get a couple of pictures before we part ways and get ready for the night. Plus CD and Digital Download.

The Alternate Routes Anthology plus 2 Skype Lessons w/ Eric

The Alternate Routes Anthology plus 2 Skype Lessons w/ Eric
$200
200.00
2 left

This past summer we made an Alternate Routes Anthology that had guitar chords and lyrics to every Alternate Routes song from Good and Reckless and True up to Rewind/Turn Me Around. You will receive a signed copy of the Anthology Plus Two (2) Forty Five Minute Skype Guitar Lessons with Eric.
Plus Signed CD, Acoustic Ep, and Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive three songs instantly!

AR Mixtape

AR Mixtape
$500
500.00
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We know we are showing our age here, but back before all this fancy recording technology became available, we used to practice and write songs on 4 track recorders. So you pick 6 songs (ours and/or up to two covers) and we will record them on a 4 track recorder specifically for you! This will be one of a kind performances. You will receive a cassette and digital version of the mix tape.
Plus Signed CD, Acoustic Ep, Ticket to The September 2nd Online Concert, and Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive three songs instantly!

Tim's ToolBox 2.0

Tim's ToolBox 2.0
$700
700.00
All gone!

Tim’s Current Toolbox is the second official Toolbox, and has been in use since 2011. We are going to retire it after our August 23rd Show in Washington DC. We are going to offer this up reverse auction style. We are going to start it at $1,500 and drop the price by $100 everyday until someone buys it and ends the auction. An AR collectors item for sure!
Plus CD and Digital Download.

W.E.P. Club

W.E.P. Club
$750
750.00
Available

The W.E.P Club. A compilation of AR rarities and demos. Sometimes these are unfinished studio tracks, live versions, garageband demos, or even just voice memos. As chronic sufferers of “Demo-itis,” (a condition in which you fall in love with your very first recording of a song, no matter how primitive it is, and prefer it to all other versions). As a member of this club you will receive a Physical CD (WARNING: This will be lo-fi, just a burned CD and a sharpie!) as soon as we reach our goal of this collection. You will also receive and additional 10 tracks via email over the next year that will include anything we have worked on between now and then! We can’t promise it will be perfect, but it will be honest! You will quite possibly hear the next batch of AR songs before anyone else.
Plus Signed CD, Acoustic Ep, Ticket to The September 2nd Online Concert, and Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive three songs instantly!

Tim and Eric Duo House Concert (Within 500 miles of CT)

Tim and Eric Duo House Concert (Within 500 miles of CT)
$2,000
2000.00
Available

Have Tim and Eric come to your house for a private house concert.
Travel Costs included. Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon.
Plus Signed CD, Acoustic Ep, and Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive three songs instantly!

Wrote a Song For You

$2,000
2000.00
Available

Tim and Eric will write a song with or for you. Want to impress a significant other? Say thanks to a loved one? Or just have something fun to play for your friends at parties and on road trips? We will work with you from the ground up on creating the song of your dreams. Whether you want us to do all the work, or just coach you through doing it yourself, we will make sure you get a song you are proud of. We (You, Tim, and Eric) will get together three times for about an hour per session on Skype to make it happen!
Plus a Signed CD, an Acoustic Ep, and a Digital Download, as soon as we hit our goal. Receive 3 songs instantly!

Tim and Eric Duo House Concert (Anywhere in U.S.)

Tim and Eric Duo House Concert (Anywhere in U.S.)
$3,500
3500.00
Available

Have Tim and Eric come to your house for a private house concert.
Travel Costs included. Scheduling to be mutually agreed upon.
Plus Signed CD, Acoustic Ep, and Digital Download as soon as we hit our goal. Receive three songs instantly!

All Of The Above

$10,000
10000.00
3 left

The Ultimate AR package! Receive a Tim and Eric house concert, write a song, join the W.E.P. club, receive a mix tape, a guitar lesson, your own toolbox, handwritten lyrics, a tee shirt, Vinyl and a signed CD!!

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