Treadmill Trackstar

Quietly making loud music

Next Album

Our latest record Goodbye to Analog has been successfully funded!  But – if you’d still like to receive an early download – please see below.  All money goes to the next project and we appreciate your support.

We’ve moved our fund raising effort over to Patreon – and we BEG you to check it out and join us. We’ve already begun work on our next project, tentatively titled Under the Guise.  Help us make it!

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Goodbye to Analog

This campaign is over and Goodbye to Analog will be released on 10/31/20013 - but if you’d still like to donate and receive an early download that would be great!  We’ve already sent the graphics for printing, so the “thank you in the liner  notes” is no longer available.  If the PayPal buy now buttons aren’t working for you – please Contact Us.


Coolness Options




Levels $5-125



Levels $150 – $2,000


You know our deal – we put all show (if there are any shows), merch, music sales money in the pot for the next record. None goes in our pockets. But – when you’re a band that doesn’t tour – it’s hard to get that pot full enough to make the next record. That’s where you come in. We can’t get this done without you.

Please give what you can! And feel free to give a little now and come back again. We’ll keep track! Or- hit that awesome subscribe button to the right – just $2.99 – you won’t even feel that! If everyone did this – we’d be in the studio pronto.

See the FAQ below for more details…

$2.99 Subscription Give a Little Bit
• Give a little bit each month. We’ll keep track, and when it’s all over- you get the gifts that go with whatever level you end up at! You’ll get Access to the Vault.

$5 Zero to Hero

• Heartfelt thanks.

$10 Early Bird Special

• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date

$20 The Jackson One

• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$25 The Collector

• A copy of I Belong to Me on CD by mail.
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$35 Credit Where Due

• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU! (NO LONGER AVAILABLE!)
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$50 Human Jukebox

• Insert your 200 quarters in the coin slot and Ang will learn, perform and post an acoustic cover version of the song of your choice on YouTube & Facebook with shout outs to you. (If you’d like a full on VideoSong like Dear Prudence – Check out the Human Jukebox Plus Level Below!)
• Put your request in the comments section in PayPal and give him three weeks or so.
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU!
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$100 Scribble Scrabble

• A handwritten lyric sheet of a song from the new album.
• One of Angelo’s custom “Life is a Fatal Disease tt*” guitar picks.
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU!
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date. 

$300 Human Jukebox Plus (VideoSong)
• You pick a cover song and Treadmill will create a VideoSong (like this one), and post it on YouTube for you.
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU!
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$500 Shouldn’t You Give

• We will take a past song of your choice and turn the chorus of it into a little ditty just for you to use as your voicemail message, or however you see fit.
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU!
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$750 Italian Restaurant

• Ang and/or some form of Treadmill plays acoustic in your living room. (You must be within 100 miles of Columbia, SC and you must have a living room, or some kind of room, or a porch…. any flat surface is fine.)
• Angelo will cook his famous lasagna for you and your guests . This alone is worth $1,000. Seriously.
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU!
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$1,000 The Spielberg

• You co-create, co-direct and appear in a music video for the new album.
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU!
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date and Vault• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$1,250 The Notebook (only 1 available)

• The original and one and only lyric notebook for this project containing all original versions of every song, including first drafts, re-writes and the songs that don’t make the record… and all of the other un-edited weirdness that ends up in these things…
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU!
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$1,500 The Weary Guitar (only 1 available)

• A signed (or not – your choice!) Gibson Chet Atkins Guitar. This guitar traveled across the country a few times with Treadmill Trackstar throughout the 90’s Atlantic days. It’s seen a lot. Comes with a couple photos of the guitar in action too.
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU!
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

$2,000 The Big Cheese

• Executive Producer credit on the new album.
• Your name in the new CD liner note credits with a large and heartfelt THANK YOU! Come by the studio anytime you want.
• Digital download of the new album at least two weeks before the release date
• A CD of the new album by mail at least two weeks before the release date.

The Next Record Fundraiser FAQ

Your Name [Here] Records: The music business has changed. For the better. Frankly – we can’t wait until all the record companies are lying beside the Titanic (not that we’re bitter or anything). Control has been put completely in the artists hands. But with that control comes the cost. And making a great sounding record is still not cheap. When we got back together in 2007 and decided that we had to make another record, our question was.. how? The answer was – you. Our peeps. We made it together. And we’d like to do it again.

Why Do You Need Five Freaking Thousand Dollars? Fair question. Only This cost about $60,000 to record. Just record! We did I Belong to Me for $13,000 and it sounds WAY better than Only This. It’s not just the recording that costs the cash – it’s the mastering, the mixing, the graphics, the artwork and the duplication – all pricey items. We learned a ton making that record- and we brought the cost down quite a bit with Leaving Ohio by doing lots of it ourselves in house. But that was a very sparse and simple record and we were able to get it done with just merch and show money. This next one is going to be a big huge monster with lots of moving parts. We know we can get it done for $5,000. We also know we can’t get it done for less than that. And more sure wouldn’t suck.

How Can I Help? Become a part of [Your Name Here] Records by donating some cash. Subscribe! That’s a painless way to join in for as little as $2.99/month. You won’t even miss that three bucks! We’ll keep track of everything you donate from now until the fund raising is over – and you’ll get all the gifts that go with whatever that level is.

Or check out the donation levels above. There are some cool gifts we’re giving out!

And just about as important as donating – is spreading the word. Tell your friends- share this link!

If I donate $5 now and $5 later, can I get the $10 gifts? Hells yeah. We’ll keep track of everything. We’ll give you the gifts that go with the total you donated from March 1, 2011 until the end.

What if I give you some money and you never make the record? That, my friends, will never happen. If it does, we’ll absolutely refund your money.