The Melismatics are about to make a new album in which they will explore new sounds, textures, and musical directions.
The Melismatics have begun the process of making a new album that we hope to finish recording by Fall of 2012 for an early 2013 release. We are always looking to explore new ideas, sounds, and musical directions and with this album we'd like to push ourselves further artistically than we ever have before. As many of you know, making an album can be very expensive with studio costs, mastering, mixing, travel, artwork, music videos, and personnel. $5000 is the minimum amount of money we need to complete the album, but every dollar we raise above will be used to make better recordings, videos, and artwork.
We've done the basic tracks for three songs thus far with Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star) who we worked with on our last album, "MANIA!" We hope to do more work with him as well as other amazing people we've had the honor to work with in the past as well as new collaborators.
We are offering rewards via Kickstarter that give you much much more than you can get by waiting to buy the album until it's release, so don't miss out! There are many unique, one-time rewards that we are offering through this campaign. We appreciate and rely on the support of our fans and friends. If you believe in what we are doing, share this Kickstarter page with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social networking sites you use. THANKS AND XOXOX
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Jul 18, 2012 - Aug 17, 2012 (30 days)
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* A digital copy of the first single from our new album.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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* An advance digital download of the full-length new album * 5 digital downloads of our home demos * A thank you card from The Melismatics, with much love!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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* An autographed advance CD copy of the new Melismatics album * A brand-new exclusive T Shirt ONLY available from this Kickstarter Campaign * Digital downloads of ALL of our home demos for this album * Brand-new signed tour poster * Bumper sticker * A PDF of photos from the making of the album and lyrics *A Thank You card from The Melismatics! Who loves ya?Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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* Everything from the previous category PLUS... * A signed CD Deluxe Re-issue of our first album "Postmodern Rock" (Have this one already? You can select a copy of any of our other albums instead. If you have them ALL already, you can select a download album of unreleased rarities!) * A vintage "Postmodern Rock" tour poster * Set of 3 brand-new Melismatics buttons * A one-of-a-kind pick jewelry hand-made by The Melismatics! *YOUR NAME thanked in the liner notes of the new album *A personalized musical message MP3 from The Melismatics telling you how great we think you are! Use it as your ringtone, voicemail greeting, or in any creative/crazy way you can imagine... * 2 guest list spots to the Melismatics show of your choiceEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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* Everything from the previous category PLUS... * Signed CD copies of the entire Melismatics catalog: "Postmodern Rock" Deluxe Reissue, "New Infection" (download card),"Turn It On" (download card) "The Acid Test," "MANIA!," the rarities download, and our forthcoming new album * A very special and beautiful limited-edition poster from our 10-Year Anniversary show at The Amsterdam in St Paul, MN from THEY film + design * An exclusive digital download EP of stripped-down acoustic versions of Melismatics songs. This extra-special EP will ONLY be available from this Kickstarter Campaign, and then it's gone FOREVER! * A totebag with artwork from the new album * We'll send you a postcard from each of the first 10 cities of our tour with messages from the band.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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*Everything from the previous category, PLUS: *An artistic portrait of you or someone you love created as a collaboration between Ryan and Pony (who both do visual art as well as music). You provide us with an image to use as a reference, and we'll do the rest! *A super-stylish clock created out of Melismatics CDs. Yes, it actually tells time!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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* Everything from the previous category PLUS... * A yoga lesson with Pony, bass lesson with Mark, drum lesson with Ron, and guitar or songwriting lesson with Ryan. These lessons can be done via Skype if you live outside of the Twin Cities, they are transferable. They make great gifts! * a "fly on the wall" visit to a recording session for the new album. * Have Ryan do a DRA remix (electronic dance music reinvention) of one of your songs OR a "traditional" mix of 2 of your songs If any of these rewards don't work for you, we'll arrange a pre-show party for you and your friends when we play your city at the venue, or get creative to find something that works for you!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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This is an incredibly unique and one-of-a-kind reward. This not only gets you everything in the $100 category, but also the ultimate dedication--have yourself or the person of your chosing immortalized in a Melismatics song that appears on the new album! We will artistically and creatively work your name into the lyrics of a song.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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This reward gets you everything from the $50 category PLUS Ryan's prized cream Gibson SG with 3 humbucker pickups. This guitar was used in the making of The Melismatics EP "Turn It On" as well as tracks for the new album. It has been played at countless shows. International backers will need to cover shipping costs on this reward.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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*Everything from the $100 category PLUS: * Your choose one of the following: 1) The Melismatics will do a private show for you and your friends, wherever you want! In your living room, school, business, back yard, etc (if further than 50 miles from The Twin Cities, MN and your location cannot be lined up with an existing tour, there may be additional transportation costs) OR 2) Commission a song! You tell us what you are looking for in your personal song, and we will deliver a fully-produced Melismatics recording to you. OR 4) Write and record a song with Ryan! You'll end up with a professional recording of your collaboration. This can all be easily be done via the internet. 5) Have The Melismatics DJ your house party or event (Ditto on the transportation situation).Estimated delivery: Feb 2013