The original members of Number One Gun are back together and have launched a Kickstarter to fund their new album, This Is All We Know. The band will be recording their time in the studio and will include it in a DVD in several of their Kickstarter pledges.
The band released several albums on Tooth & Nail Records with the last two being recorded by frontman Jeff Schneeweis.
I did my first interview with Number One Gun back in 2004, I was a bit nervous but had a good time talking to them and enjoying the show.
View the press release and Kickstarter video below.
Ten years after forming in their hometown of Chico, CA, and a decade’s worth of lineup changes, label changes and life changes later, the original line-up of Number One Gun have announced plans to reunite for a new album. The band – including (from left): bassist Trevor Sellers, vocalist/guitarist Jeff Schneeweis, guitarist Ben Tietz and drummer Jordan Mallory – is funding the recording of their fifth studio full-length, titled This Is All We Know, entirely through crowd-funding website Kickstarter (link here) by offering fans who pledge funding to the project everything from advance copies of the record, to signed merchandise to the chance to have their name written into a song.
This original line-up of Number One Gun was featured on only two recordings, 2002’s self-released Forever EP and 2003’s Floodgate Records debut Celebrate Mistakes. The band went on to release three more records on Tooth & Nail Records, the latter two of which were solo efforts by frontman/producer Jeff Schneeweis. However, after a one-off reunion show two years ago, the seed was planted for a more proper reunion. “We all hang out everyday when we are home anyway. So we were talking one day, and it just made sense and sounded like a fun thing to do,” says Schneeweis. “We all have tons of other stuff going on, but we feel like fitting this into our schedule was important and worth doing. It’s very liberating to us to be able to write and record together again.” The album will recall the uptempo, guitar-driven sound of the band’s early efforts, while also showcasing the band’s, and band members’, collective maturity as musicians. “It will have a little taste of every album in one, but probably more on the aggressive side,” says Schneeweis. “The songs that we have started writing are getting us more excited than we thought we would be.”
The band is hoping to use the Kickstarter funding not just for recording, but to get back on the road. “We can manage the recording time and budget on our own terms and use a lot of the money being donated for touring and shows/festivals so that our fans can see us live. We really want to play live again and hang out with people,” says Schneeweis. The band will also be documenting the entire writing and recording process on a DVD that will release in conjunction with This Is All We Know, which is tentatively set for release on Tooth & Nail Records later this year. As an added incentive to fans who back the album via Kickstarter, Number One Gun will release a brand new song exclusively to backers at the halfway point of the Kickstarter campaign.