Orchestral indie rock band MIRACLES OF MODERN SCIENCE need your help to finish and release their debut LP.
***UPDATE: We hit our goal on 12/5/2010!!!*** The album is a go! Thanks so so so so much to everyone who's pledged.
Believe it or not, $15K is barely enough to cover the basic costs of finishing the album. Anything beyond that will help us make the album BETTER and more polished, reach a BIGGER audience, and get the album out there FASTER. So please keep spreading the word, and make a pledge if you haven't already. It's good karma, and the rewards are oh so sweet. Stay tuned for a thank you surprise for all our supporters!
Evan, Josh, Kieran, Geoff, and Tyler
G’day! We’re Miracles of Modern Science (or MOMS, if you prefer) – an orchestral indie rock band based in Brooklyn. Our five “mombers” – Evan (double bass, vocals), Josh (mandolin), Kieran (violin), Geoff (cello), and Tyler (drums) – met in college in 2004 and have been playing together ever since.
So far we’ve put out an EP and a handful of singles and garnered buzz from the likes of SPIN, Wired, WNYC, and Brooklyn Vegan. Now we’re poised to break onto the national scene with our debut full length album.
It's 11 tracks of upbeat rock music built from the strings up -- no guitars, no synths. We’ve been hard at work on the album since last April, and we’re really, really proud of how it's sounding so far.
We’ve been financing the entire process ourselves without the help of a label, and we’ve gotten pretty far on our own – we’re actually finished recording! But we spent every dollar to our name (and more) doing that, and there’s still a lot to do: MIX all the songs; MASTER the album for digital and vinyl; PRESS, PACKAGE, and DISTRIBUTE the album to get it into your hands; and then PROMOTE it to make sure it’s heard by more than just our parents. We need your help to make this happen.
We’re really eager to get this album out into the universe, and anyone who can help us do that deserves as much as we can give in return. We’ve come up with a whole host of rewards to match any contribution you’re willing to make – from a copy of the album to a private concert in your living room. Check out the list to your right to see what we can do to thank you.
Video shot and edited by Giles Sherwood, Lindsey Timko, and James Demetri http://giles.bigmetalthing.com/
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We'll thank you by name on our website and social media sites.
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An audiophile-quality download of the album as soon as it's finished.
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A physical copy of the album on your choice of vinyl or CD. If you'd like, we'll sign your copy with a personalized message.
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All the rewards listed above, PLUS the first generation Miracles of Modern Science t-shirt (check it out: http://bit.ly/bZK6EM) in your choice of blue, red, or gray.
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1 backer Limited (29 left of 30)
All the rewards listed above, PLUS a signed limited-edition screen printed poster (have a look: http://bit.ly/9ygbeb ) from our June 2010 residency.
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All the rewards listed above, PLUS we'll thank you by name in the album liner notes. Instant fame!
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All the rewards listed above, PLUS a personalized mix CD from the band, with original artwork by the band and songs contributed by every momber.
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All the rewards listed above, PLUS we’ll learn a cover song – any song – at your request. We’ll make a high-quality video of ourselves playing it and send it to you to do with as you please.
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All the $200-and-under rewards above, PLUS we’ll play a private show for you and your friends at your residence in the New York area or next time we’re touring your town.
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All the $200-and-under rewards above, PLUS we’ll cook dinner for you and a loved one and provide romantic musical accompaniment of your choosing in the New York area or next time we’re touring your town.
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All the $200-and-under rewards above, PLUS we’ll write and record a personalized song just for you, on any subject you choose. Immortalize your dog’s name in song, write a musical proposal to your significant other, one-up your sibling by letting MOMS tell mom how much you care on Mother’s Day.... the choice is yours.
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