Help The World Record make the album we always knew we could.
Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by. Here's what's going on -
The World Record is a band from L.A., based in Highland Park. We play melodic and rocking songs with lots of vocal harmonies and dueling guitars in the hopes of making the listener feel just dandy.
Here's a link where you can hear our last album:
The record at that link came out in 2006. We felt good about it, and began working on a follow-up, but a bunch of stuff happened that prevented us from finishing it for SIX YEARS.
But that's all in the past. We're delighted now to say that our new album is fully recorded and mixed, along with a 5-song EP featuring songs that did not fit on the CD (but will be included as bonus tracks on the double vinyl). We're very happy with them, and can't wait to share them with you. There are just a few final steps to complete first.
One of these is the mastering of the songs. Mastering is an expensive business where a pro audio person pores over the songs and makes them all ready for primetime. With 23 tracks, the mastering is going to cost a bit more than usual. Then, we have to manufacture CDs and records. This too is a pricey racket. CDs have things called glass masters, and records have lacquers and mothers. Just like people!
These are expensive processes, but we want to treat these releases with the respect they deserve. We've taken great care during the writing and recording parts; it would be a shame to go the cheap route here at the end.
This is of course why we need your help. We know money isn't coming easy for many of us these days. We assure you that if you've liked this band in the past, you'll be thrilled with what's coming. Any amount will be sincerely appreciated and remembered. And, those of you with a few extra shekels to spare can find some premium items down lower in the list as special reward for your largesse.
With great thanks,
The World Record
Andy, Aaron, Jacob, and Brian
Yeah, it's a little convoluted. There's going to be an 18-song CD (Freeway Special), and a 5-song digital EP (Come On Summer). The CD will make up the first three sides of the double vinyl release. The EP will appear as the 4th side of the vinyl.
However, it occurred to us it wasn't right for the CD buyers not to receive a hard copy of the EP, so we've decided to print a short run of EP discs, available only to Kickstarter supporters. If your pledge reward includes a CD, you'll also receive a bonus EP disc for your generosity. Isn't that nice?
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MP3s - You get a high-quality digital download of our hot new album & EP, all 23 songs, with artwork and lyrics included, before it's officially released.Estimated delivery:
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CD - You get an 18-song CD copy of our hot new album in a digipak for your permanent collection, before it's officially released. Plus all 23 mp3s.Estimated delivery:
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VINYL VERSION - You get a 23-song double-vinyl copy of our hot new album in a full-color gatefold jacket, before it's officially released. Plus the mp3s.Estimated delivery:
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CD and T - You get the CD, the mp3s, plus a band t-shirt. Wear it proudly!Estimated delivery:
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VINYL & T - You get the double vinyl, the mp3s, plus a band t-shirt. Hear it loudly!Estimated delivery:
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POSTERITY PACKAGE - You get the vinyl, the CD, the mp3s, and you will be personally thanked in the album liner notes.Estimated delivery:
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POSTERITY PLUS - You get everything in the Posterity Package, plus a t-shirt.Estimated delivery:
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THE WORKS, PAST and PRESENT - Everything from Posterity Plus, and 3 more CDs with mp3 downloads - our 2006 release "Guitars Forever", Andy's 2001 solo record, and the 20-song compilation "The Sounds When We Move" on which two of our songs appear. Also, the first 6 to pledge will receive a copy of Aaron's 2003 solo record (there are only 6 left!).Estimated delivery:
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TAKE COVER - We will film ourselves performing a cover of any song you choose, publicly dedicating the video to you. We will also perform the song live at a show that you are able to attend, again with a loving dedication. Plus everything in the $50 package.Estimated delivery:
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PUPPET MASTER - You pick the songs for our entire set at an upcoming show that you are able to attend (please don't make us work too hard). Plus everything in the $70 package.Estimated delivery:
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MSR MADNESS - We'll write and record a song for you using any lyrics or poetry you send us. Plus everything in the $70 package.Estimated delivery:
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MSR MANIA - We'll write and record TWO songs using any lyrics or poetry you send us, and send you a one-of-a-kind 7" vinyl single containing both songs. Plus everything in the $70 package.Estimated delivery:
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DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' (L.A. version) - We'll play your house party anywhere in the greater L.A. area. Acoustic, electric, a capella, mime - you pick the style, the setlist, and the snacks. Also includes everything in the $70 package, hand delivered (if you like).Estimated delivery:
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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME - You get a free pass for the rest of your life to any of our shows, from Mr T's Bowl to the Super Bowl. The pass is laminated with a picture of the band and really does work. Try it! Includes the $125 Puppet Master package above (not valid at the Super Bowl).Estimated delivery:
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DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' (CA/AZ version) - Same as the L.A. version, but good anywhere from Bisbee to Yreka. And we'll throw in Las Vegas too. Plus the $70 package.Estimated delivery:
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DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' (1,500 mile version) - Same as the L.A. version, but to any points within about a 1,500 mile drive from L.A. To give you an idea: Vancouver, Austin, Tulsa, Omaha, and Reeder, but not Streeter, North Dakota, are within this range.Estimated delivery:
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DON'T BOTHER KNOCKIN' (U.S. & Canada version) - For the rest of you who live a heartbreaking but dimly drivable distance away...Estimated delivery:
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THE 5TH RECORD - You are a full member of our band. You may show up at any time during practice or performance and play with us on your best instrument. Plus all the previous pledge packages.Estimated delivery:
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