After 10 years of making minor recordings, Thrift Store Talent has just finished recording The Water Temple, a full-length album.
"I Wish I Was a Spider"
Good morrow everyone. I am Thrift Store Talent. I play acoustic/indie/folk music. I have a new album for you, and it wants to be in your iPod. The tracks above are samples of what will be on the album. I hope you like them.
Music belongs to everyone. I don't think it's fair to withhold it from someone just because they can't afford it. That's why I've made the pledges super cheap for this project. I'm even making provisions for those who don't even have $1 to spare, because I care THAT MUCH about getting it to you.
When the album goes live on Bandcamp, iTunes, and other music sites on 8/14, it'll cost $5-$10, so this is a super sweet deal tailored just for YOU. :)
Your pledges will go toward the long hours it takes to record, mix, master, and produce an album of this caliber. There will be no less than 9 tracks in the final cut, and you can listen to all of them knowing that YOU made it happen.
Even though I am making special arrangements for those who can't afford to pledge, please be mindful that if my goal of $250 isn't met, the project doesn't go through. Although I will be using several inexpensive promotional methods, word of mouth is the least expensive and most effective means of exposure. If you tell your friends about the project, they'll be more likely to visit and pledge than if they hear about it in some news article.
If this project is successful, I encourage you to share it with your friends, to burn copies and throw them into crowds of strangers, to spread the sounds any way you want: bittorrent, file hosting, youtube videos. Every bit of support is appreciated.
This is YOUR album. Do what you want with it.
Every pledge comes with an immediately available and exclusive download of our single "Sleepwalker". The link is in Update #5, only visible to backers.
Also exclusive to backers is a digital PDF booklet with original artwork and stories from The Water Temple - Update #7
Below are some links to a few demos of songs that will be on the album:
"Summer Ate My Skin(Thanks Andy Hull)" -- YouTube video
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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You are now a recognized producer of music -~- REWARD: High-quality download of the finished albumEstimated delivery:
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You are now a recognized producer of music, AND you are attractive -~- REWARD: All previous rewards AND high-quality download of 4 exclusive demos from the albumEstimated delivery:
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You are now a recognized producer of music, you are attractive, AND your mustache/corset is stunning, good sir/madam. -~- REWARD: All previous rewards AND high-quality download of our Second Hand EP from 2009Estimated delivery:
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You are now a recognized producer of music, you are attractive, your mustache/corset is stunning, AND Chuck Norris pretends to bleed when you front kick him in the face -~- REWARD: All previous rewards AND high-quality digital download of The Things She Swore from 2004 (NEVER BEFORE RELEASED), our first full length album, recorded in a living room while surviving on Ramen noodles and youth.Estimated delivery:
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You are now a recognized producer of music, you are attractive, your mustache/corset is stunning, Chuck Norris bleeds or whatever, AND you are better than all of your friends at Monopoly, especially Marcus. -~- REWARD: All previous rewards AND a burned CD of the new album(1400kbps) for audiophiles AND a handwritten and signed lyric sheet of a song from the new albumEstimated delivery:
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You are now a producer, attractive, mustache/corset, Chuck Norris bleeds or whatever, monopoly AND Guinness World Records is considering you for Most Existent Person Alive. -~- REWARD: All previous rewards AND burned CD's of all three albums with funky sharpie art that I will spontaneously think of after I burn each one, AND I will put on my wife's lipstick and kiss the handwritten lyric sheetEstimated delivery:
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You are so confident after your nomination for Most Existent Person Alive that you charter a plane to fly you over the Pacific. You jump out without a parachute and do a perfect straight dive into a school of hammerhead sharks. The pungency of your extreme existence makes their kidneys explode. -~- REWARD: All previous rewards AND for fear of my kidneys exploding, you will get all of the digital downloads before everyone else AND all b-sides, unreleased tracks, covers and demos. Basically, every single recorded song that i have ever done.Estimated delivery:
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You are everything mentioned before, AND you're an astronaut somehow? -~- REWARD: All previous rewards AND I will write and record a song just for you, taking as much time and care as I am for the album songs. If you have a subject or story-line in mind, or even a poem that you want me to add chords and a melody to, consider it done. You will receive the song by email as a high-quality download. You will own all rights to do what you want with it.Estimated delivery:
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I can't think of anything more successful than an astronaut, so I guess your best friend is also an astronaut, and you high-fived each other on the moon or something like that -~- REWARD: Everything in the $25 reward tier AND I'll come to your home and play an acoustic show for you and 20 of your friends and family. (THIS REWARD IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO BACKERS LOCATED WITHIN 150 MILES OF LAKE CHARLES, LA)Estimated delivery:
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