Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts

Whimsical

Our first new album in three years, featuring 8 new songs of Shoegaze and Dream Pop!!!

Whimsical is self releasing our new album, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, and we would love your help in making the vinyl release a reality. Featuring 8 songs on the vinyl version, BS&BH is our most ambitious album to date.
*EACH ORDER WILL GET A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD EMAILED TO THEM ON DAY OF RELEASE*

*CD and Digital is available here:
https://whimsical1.bandcamp.com/album/bright-smiles-broken-hearts

"Northwest Indiana shoegaze stalwarts Whimsical return with a new album Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, a work of sheer intensity matched with angelic beauty."
Kevin Burke - The Big Takeover Magazine

If there’s one thing that people can relate to it is human emotion and matters of the heart. Whimsical wants to write music that will tug at those heartstrings and give people songs that they are able to emotionally connect to and identify with. From feelings of heartbreak to hope, love, loss, trust and betrayal, lyrically Krissy covers it all on this album. Musically, with Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, Whimsical was trying to add a bigger production value and expand the scope of what they could achieve. Neil Burkdoll recorded this in his home studio, drawing inspiration from the love of some of his favorite early 90’s productions. When recording this album, he wanted to try and use the recording studio as an instrument. It was important to write songs that had layers and depth to them, but also not worry about whether they could be performed live as a band. Their musical influences remained the same this time around, but because of advancements in technology and new experiences, the music took on new life. Whimsical stayed true to their roots and you will hear their signature sound all over this album, but it’s definitely not predictable. They tried many new things and experimented with ideas to bring a fresh perspective to their sound. In the end, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts is an album they’ve poured their hearts and imagination into!

Whimsical is self releasing our new album, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, and we would love your help in making the vinyl release a reality. Featuring 8 songs on the vinyl version, BS&BH is our most ambitious album to date.
*EACH ORDER WILL GET A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD EMAILED TO THEM ON DAY OF RELEASE*

*CD and Digital is available here:
https://whimsical1.bandcamp.com/album/bright-smiles-broken-hearts

"Northwest Indiana shoegaze stalwarts Whimsical return with a new album Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, a work of sheer intensity matched with angelic beauty."
Kevin Burke - The Big Takeover Magazine

If there’s one thing that people can relate to it is human emotion and matters of the heart. Whimsical wants to write music that will tug at those heartstrings and give people songs that they are able to emotionally connect to and identify with. From feelings of heartbreak to hope, love, loss, trust and betrayal, lyrically Krissy covers it all on this album. Musically, with Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, Whimsical was trying to add a bigger production value and expand the scope of what they could achieve. Neil Burkdoll recorded this in his home studio, drawing inspiration from the love of some of his favorite early 90’s productions. When recording this album, he wanted to try and use the recording studio as an instrument. It was important to write songs that had layers and depth to them, but also not worry about whether they could be performed live as a band. Their musical influences remained the same this time around, but because of advancements in technology and new experiences, the music took on new life. Whimsical stayed true to their roots and you will hear their signature sound all over this album, but it’s definitely not predictable. They tried many new things and experimented with ideas to bring a fresh perspective to their sound. In the end, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts is an album they’ve poured their hearts and imagination into!

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Crowdfunding
$ 18.00
Finished
212/200
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Format
12” Special vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
You can download digital version of tracks after vinyl purchased, but some tracks are not provided in digital version.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Sep 17 2019 ~ Nov 7 2019 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
From Michigan/US to United States

With tracking : $ 6.00~+ $ 1.15 per each additional copies

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1.
I Always Dream of You
Whimsical
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2.
Whimsical - BS&BH Teaser Sampler
Whimsical
05:11
Crowdfunding
$ 18.00
Finished
212/200
Back now
Format
12” Special vinyl (33 rpm)

Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
You can download digital version of tracks after vinyl purchased, but some tracks are not provided in digital version.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Sep 17 2019 ~ Nov 7 2019 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
From Michigan/US to United States

With tracking : $ 6.00~+ $ 1.15 per each additional copies

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Originally forming in Northwest Indiana in 1999, Whimsical combines all the best elements of Shoegaze, Dream Pop, and Indie Rock mixed with our own sense of melody. Krissy Vanderwoude uses her voice and lyrics to tell intimate stories of hope and heartbreak, while Neil Burkdoll creates melodic backdrops to help bring Krissy’s words to life.

Whimsical’s third full length album, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, takes everything they have learned in the past while incorporating new production techniques all the while creating an even more original sound that could only be from Whimsical. Inspired by big studio productions of the early 90’s, the goal was to use the studio as an instrument and to write songs that would be almost impossible to perform live without the help of additional session musicians. While Krissy has always been very honest in her lyrics, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts really shows a growth as she struggles with the highs and lows of life.

In addition to her work in Whimsical, Krissy has lent her voice to songs by Seasurfer, The City Gates, The Churchhill Garden, Airiel, Fir Cone Children, and Black Swan Lane. Neil has released albums with the bands Loveblind, Dirty Dead, Fatalist, and P.O.O.R., and remixes and production work for Static Daydream, Crash City Saints, and A Thousand Hours. After the release of Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, Whimsical will soon be sharing remixes by Airiel, Blush Response, The Daysleepers, and The Churchhill Garden, as well as some exclusive B-Sides that were not included on the album.
Originally forming in Northwest Indiana in 1999, Whimsical combines all the best elements of Shoegaze, Dream Pop, and Indie Rock mixed with our own sense of melody. Krissy Vanderwoude uses her voice and lyrics to tell intimate stories of hope and heartbreak, while Neil Burkdoll creates melodic backdrops to help bring Krissy’s words to life.

Whimsical’s third full length album, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, takes everything they have learned in the past while incorporating new production techniques all the while creating an even more original sound that could only be from Whimsical. Inspired by big studio productions of the early 90’s, the goal was to use the studio as an instrument and to write songs that would be almost impossible to perform live without the help of additional session musicians. While Krissy has always been very honest in her lyrics, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts really shows a growth as she struggles with the highs and lows of life.

In addition to her work in Whimsical, Krissy has lent her voice to songs by Seasurfer, The City Gates, The Churchhill Garden, Airiel, Fir Cone Children, and Black Swan Lane. Neil has released albums with the bands Loveblind, Dirty Dead, Fatalist, and P.O.O.R., and remixes and production work for Static Daydream, Crash City Saints, and A Thousand Hours. After the release of Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, Whimsical will soon be sharing remixes by Airiel, Blush Response, The Daysleepers, and The Churchhill Garden, as well as some exclusive B-Sides that were not included on the album.

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