Digital Advance, Listening Party, and Tour - Oh My!
THE BIG DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED! If you donated $25 or more, you should have received a message through your Kickstarter profile with all the download information and an individual code for you to redeem on Bandcamp in exchange for "Saboteur"!
If you did NOT receive your message with the code, please let me know! I sent out a lot of messages all at once and it's possible some slipped through the spam cracks.
((( If you didn't hit the $25 donation mark, I still want you to get the music that YOU helped me make and release (since every penny counts), so read the P.S. at the end of this message! )))
Don't forget: Monday night, on the eve of the official release of "Saboteur," I'll be hosting an ONLINE LISTENING PARTY on Ustream, where I'll be video chatting with everyone live from my own personal listening party here in Seattle, followed by streaming the album online! We'll kick it off around 8pm PST. For all the fine-tuned details, RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/GNAsaboteur.
If you would like to reserve one of the 100 handmade physical copies of "Saboteur," you may do so at http://gardeningnotarchitecture.com/saboteur. About 20 copies have already been claimed!
As soon as you've had a chance to absorb the album, please share your thoughts and feedback online! Good or bad, your review will help generate much-needed interest and buzz for the release, which is NOVEMBER 22, 2011.
"WHAT ABOUT MY REWARD(S)" - you ask? I'm shipping out posters and photozines tomorrow. CDs are on order through the manufacturer but it looks like I won't get them back until after the tour, which ends in Florida on December 10th. Shirts will start going out next week (so make sure if you claimed a shirt Reward that you have sent me your size). If you made a video for the Kickstarter, send me your shirt size as well!
Last but not least: The Migration Tour kicks off a week from tonight! Check the list of cities and dates and RSVP to whichever shows you might be able to attend: http://gardeningnotarchitecture.com/shows.
It's been a long year and a lot of work getting to this point, and there is still a lot of work to be done, but I couldn't and wouldn't have made it here without your help, encouragement, donations, and support. I think about it every day as I sit here making things and working on my music and planning the next few months for G,NA. Thank you for helping me do the things I love to do on a daily basis.
Raggy thanks you, too!
P.S. If you missed the $25 donation mark, fear not! Just tune in to the online listening party this Monday night and let me know you're there (in the chat). Any Kickstarter Backer who attends the listening party will be sent a download code Monday night after we stream the album!
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Official Sponsor status, private blog access, digital download pack, PLUS: A digital advance of the new album before it's released, with an exclusive B-side track that will not be available on iTunes or on the CD.
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Official Sponsor status, private blog access, digital download pack, PLUS: Handmade shirt featuring new stage design! If you've seen G,NA photos or live shows, you know that I wear a hand-painted shirt on stage. For the second album, there will be an entirely new "stage shirt," and you can be the first to own one!
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Official Sponsor status, private blog access, digital download pack, PLUS: "The Collected Demos" limited pressing CD in hand-sewn paper sleeves, numbered and signed! I did not always go by the name Gardening, Not Architecture, and in fact I recorded several demos between 2003-2007 with my friends in their living rooms, bedrooms, and closets. I even posted the demos on Purevolume under two different band names over the years: We The Living and Alma. Now, for the first and last time ever, I'm going to release these demos in a limited run of 100 CDs. Hear the original pre-2007 versions of songs like "Buried in the Basement," "If You Only Knew," "Jabberwocky," and "Great Unraveling" -- plus long-lost demos! The CDs will be manufactured, but the sleeves will be handmade and numbered/signed.
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Official Sponsor status, private blog access, digital download pack, PLUS: "The Gypsy Life" photo zine. Experience a year of traveling, sleeping on couches, and looking out car windows on the hunt for fulfillment through twenty pages of photos taken during my year on the road. Along with each photo, each page will include some of my favorite quotes and lyrics that inspired me along the way. I'll be making the zines myself, by hand, and will sign each one.
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Official Sponsor status, private blog access, digital download pack, PLUS: Limited edition 18x24 silkscreened poster, on eco-friendly chipboard French paper, designed and printed by Verdilak and numbered and signed by both Verdilak and myself. This was a popular item in my last tour fundraiser, but we still have a few left!
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Official Sponsor status, private blog access, digital download pack, limited edition poster, digital advance of the second album with exclusive B-side track, PLUS: "First LP: Instrumentals" the mastered, but never-before-released, instrumental version of the first album! I created this version of the album to have on file for soundtrack and other uses, but have been holding off on releasing it until I had good reason to. This is definitely a good reason! I'll be pressing the CDs through a manufacturer, but creating hand-sewn screenprinted canvas sleeves that are the inverse (black on white) of the original hand-sewn screenprinted canvas sleeves for "First LP," which you can view here: http://www.gardeningnotarchitecture.com/shop/first-lp-limited-15-00. Experience the first album in a whole new way!
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The Everything Pack: Get one of every single thing on this page, until the limited stuff runs out! HOLY SMOKES!
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Come up with your own reward item(s) and email the idea to sarah at gardeningnotarchitecture dot com. If I approve the idea, you can claim this reward! Please don't be foolish and claim this reward without running your idea past me first... duh.
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This is my Dream Amount, which would not only allow me to go to California and record my second album, but would also allow me to cover all of my living expenses AND put out an exclusive Kickstarter-only release of the second album on vinyl for everyone who donated! This version would have its own artwork with its own liner notes including the names of every single person who donated to this campaign, and would be available for only those people!
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