Projects We Helped Complete

Each of our artists needs different things from us. Here's what we were able to do for their projects.

SteadfastMusic

Artist: Civilized Creature

Steadfast is Civilized Creature’s first record with Renew the Arts, but it’s Civilized Creature’s fifth album overall. Songwriter/producer/one-man-band Ryan Lane contacted us before its release simply because he had been following our work for a few years and wanted to partner with us to distribute and promote his record. We’re so happy he did. Steadfast is a gem of an album, what Let Us Make a Record called “a bass-thumping, breakdance-inducing joyful noise.”

Renew the Arts helped Civilized Creature realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback during the sequencing and mastering process
  • distributing the record digitally through our Renew the Arts Bandcamp label
  • sending the record for review to blogs with which we have developed relationships over the years
  • recommending the record to our fan base
  • paying for advertisement with various independent music platforms

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $1,500

Steadfast

I Have Seen the EndMusic

Artist: Brock’s Folly

I Have Seen the End, Brock’s Folly’s third record with Renew the Arts, is a folk-funk Americana extravaganza, live-tracked to capture all of the zealous energy of their well-tuned live show.

Renew the Arts helped Brock’s Folly realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique during the two-year compositional process
  • connecting them to producer Patrick Anderson who tracked and mastered the record at Renew the Arts’ special rate
  • mixing the record in-house
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • launching a successful Kickstarter to crowd-fund the cost of tracking, mastering, replication, and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $25,000

I Have Seen the End

Before the Bright LightsMusic

Artist: Anthony Quails

Before the Bright Lights, Anthony Quails’ first record with Renew the Arts, is a polished folk Western record showcasing Quails’ exquisite voice and knack for rustic storytelling.

Renew the Arts helped Anthony realize his vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • providing session musicians
  • producing demos in-house to establish a direction for the album
  • facilitating the collaboration with producer James Smith (Clubmen Studios) who tracked and mixed the record at Renew the Arts’ special rate
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • launching a successful Kickstarter to crowd-fund the cost of tracking, mastering, replication, and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $27,000

Before the Bright Lights

Attic Static Sticker StarMusic

Artist: The Normal Knees

Attic Static Sticker Star, by The Normal Knees is a free-flowing feeling journal set to the hard-hitting textures of Seattle grunge-pop.

Renew the Arts helped The Normal Knees realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • providing session musicians
  • mixing and mastering the record in-house
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • providing for digital distribution through our BandCamp label

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $5,000

Attic Static Sticker Star

Death is Their ShepherdLiterature, Music

Artist: Physick

Physick’s Death is Their Shepherd is an 81-minute chamber prog rock double concept album with an accompanying illustrated narrative.

Renew the Arts helped Physick realize their vision for this record and narrative companion free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • funding costs for hiring a professional choir: the southeast’s premier Atlanta Master Chorale recorded the choral parts
  • tracking and mixing the record in-house
  • providing for mastering with producer Patrick Anderson
  • creating album art, illustrations, and layout in-house
  • launching a successful Kickstarter to crowd-fund the cost of mastering, replication, and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $26,000

Death is Their Shepherd

Sea of GlassMusic

Artist: Warbler

Warbler’s second record with Renew the Arts, Sea of Glass, is a folk-rock Christian protest record exploring how a righteous individual should respond to his isolation within a wicked culture.

Renew the Arts helped Warbler realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique as well as help with lyrical composition
  • providing session musicians for tracking
  • launching a successful Kickstarter to crowd-fund the cost of mixing, mastering, replication, and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $8,000

Sea of Glass

In CloverMusic

Artist: Fiery Crash

Fiery Crash’s first record with Renew the Arts, In Clover, is an intimate, shoe-gazing pop-folk record filling out the singer-songwriter styling Fiery Crash had explored in previous independent releases.

Renew the Arts helped Fiery Crash realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • tracking and mixing the record in-house
  • arranging string parts
  • providing session musicians for tracking
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • launching a successful Kickstarter to crowd-fund the cost of mastering, replication, and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $18,000

In Clover

According to His Excellent GreatnessLiterature

Author: Michael Minkoff

According to His Excellent Greatness, by Michael Minkoff, Jr., outlines biblical foundations for the Christian’s interaction with the arts, both as creator and commissioner.

Renew the Arts helped Michael realize his vision for this book free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth feedback and critique
  • editing and typesetting the book in-house
  • creating cover art in-house
  • paying for printing costs

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $5,000

According to His Excellent Greatness

The Great CommonerMusic

Artist: Brock's Folly

Brock’s Folly’s second record with Renew the Arts, The Great Commoner, is a folk-rock Americana record that tells the story and continues the legacy of William Jennings Bryan (namesake of Bryan College where the band met and formed).

Renew the Arts helped Brock’s Folly realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • tracking and mixing the record in-house
  • providing session musicians for tracking
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • launching a successful Kickstarter to crowd-fund the cost of mastering, replication, and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $20,000

The Great Commoner

WarblerMusic

Artist: Warbler

Warbler’s self-titled debut with Renew the Arts is a psych-folk-rock record which perches the finger-picking folk tradition on an electric synth rock foundation.

Renew the Arts helped Warbler realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • contributing lyrics
  • providing session musicians for tracking
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • paying the costs for replication and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $11,000

Warbler

Songs for FriendsMusic

Artist: Physick

Physick’s debut with Renew the Arts, Songs for Friends, is a genre-defying chamber rock record composed of epistolary songs to different friends in different circumstances.

Renew the Arts helped Physick realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • providing session musicians for tracking
  • tracking and mixing in-house
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • paying the costs for mastering, replication, and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $15,000

Songs for Friends

Brock’s FollyMusic

Artist: Brock's Folly

Brock’s Folly found their voice in their self-titled first record with Renew the Arts, a folk-rock excursion brimming with youthful energy.

Renew the Arts helped Brock’s Folly realize their vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • tracking, mixing, and mastering the record in-house
  • providing session musicians for tracking
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • paying the costs for replication and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $12,000

Brock’s Folly

Without ReservationsMusic

Artist: Micah Stout

Micah Stout’s posthumous debut, Without Reservations, samples from an eclectic mix of genres (including folk, rock, reggae, and electronic music) but achieves coherence from its focused and hard-hitting lyricism.

Renew the Arts helped Micah realize his vision for this record free of charge and free of strings by:

  • providing in-depth artistic feedback and critique
  • tracking and mixing the record in-house
  • providing session musicians for tracking
  • creating album art and layout in-house
  • paying the costs for mastering, replication, and digital distribution

Estimated monetary value of sponsorship: $18,000

Without Reservations