Faint Signal`s sophomore release Formula, needs funding for the album art design, mastering, and duplication to bring their album to the public. A portion of all these proceeds will be donated directly to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. As far as I know, Faint Signal is the first band to donate some of the proceeds from their album fund raising campaign to Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, and vital support services to school districts nationwide, giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education, leading them to success in school, and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music.
Faint Signal is a Craigslist hookup that began with a post asking if Prog rock was dead in Cincinnati. Randy Campbell fresh off a 10-year stint with a regionally successful Power pop band Screaming Mimes and Henri Eisenbaum with 25 years-worth of life lived out of the music scene, connected after Randy's posting. Randy cut his teeth in progressive rock and Henri had almost an album's worth of music that needed a fresh set of ears.
Their subject matter deals with social and political issues, awareness, inner reflection and optimism for the future. Something we all need right now. Odd time signatures, thick harmony vocals, strong melodies, great guitar work and lush keyboards. Mostly written by Henri, the music isn't progressive just to be progressive. It's honestly written with feeling of a life lived and thoughtful opinions of a citizen's look at the world around him in a country in flux.