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I am starting a record label and need your help putting out my first release!
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206 backers pledged $10,248 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Matt Wilson, and I sing for a band called Set Your Goals. A couple years ago, we regained the pressing rights to our demo recording from Eulogy Recordings, who had maintained exclusive pressing rights for 7 years, beginning when we signed with them back in 2005. I saw this as an opportunity to put money back into the band instead of another label's pockets.

I've always wanted to start a record label, and this was the little "push" I needed to get me going. 2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of our demo's release and our band's career. As a vinyl enthusiast, I thought it only natural to make some really cool vinyl for the occasion, and try my best to get it out in time for Record Store Day 2014. In order to do this, there are some very strict deadlines I must meet (pressing vinyl takes a long time!), which is why this Kickstarter project is only about 2 weeks long. 

The only problem is, even by maxing out all of my credit cards, I still need help to pay for everything up front. Your pledges will not only help fund this release, but they will help the band out, as I am putting all proceeds from this first release back into Set Your Goals. This is a chance for you to be a part of our label's first release, support the band, and have a very special and unique piece of vinyl to show for it.

Risks and challenges

Timing is my biggest challenge with this release, which is why I've set the kickstarter for 2 weeks. I've set a goal for myself (hehe sorry, I couldn't resist!) to get it out in time for Record Store Day (April 19th) in order to help record stores in the process. I've set the delivery month for May to be safe, because all of these orders will be shipped directly to you from my house, and I will need to allow ample time to package and ship them all. If I meet my goal, I am aiming to ship these out in April.

If I don't meet my funding goal, I will take out a personal loan and still release the record, but it may delay the release date. I understand that pressing vinyl is a time-consuming process, and that delays can occur at the plant. For this reason beyond my control, I cannot guarantee a RSD 2014 release date, but I am committed to getting this record out one way or another regardless.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    This pledge guarantees you one (1) Calaveras Records logo T-shirt in the size of your choice. White shirt, black ink. Shipping costs included in pledge amount.

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    CALAVERAS TEE - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

    This pledge guarantees you one (1) Calaveras Records logo T-shirt in the size of your choice, shipped anywhere outside of the US. White shirt, black ink. $10 shipping fee added.

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    This pledge guarantees you one (1) reserved copy of our very first release:
    Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on electric blue/highlighter yellow streaked colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing)
    Limited to 1,300 pieces.
    Shipping costs included in pledge amount.
    All proceeds for this release will go back to Set Your Goals.

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    SPLATTER VINYL - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
    This pledge guarantees you one (1) reserved copy of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on electric blue/highlighter yellow streaked colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side, shipped anywhere outside of the US. (First pressing) Limited to 1,300 pieces. $10 shipping fee added. All proceeds for this release will go back to Set Your Goals.

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    LIMITED SYG TEE

    This pledge guarantees you one (1) Set Your Goals T-shirt in the size of your choice. Exclusive design only available through Calaveras Records pre-order! Domestic shipping costs included in pledge amount, $10 additional fee for elsewhere.

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    This pledge guarantees you one (1) reserved copy of our very first release:
    Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on limited edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing)
    Limited to 100 pieces,
    + one (1) Calaveras Records logo T-shirt in the size of your choice. White shirt, black ink.
    Shipping costs included in pledge amount.
    All proceeds from this release will go back to Set Your Goals.

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    GLOW VINYL - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING This pledge guarantees you one (1) reserved copy of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on limited edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 100 pieces, + one (1) Calaveras Records logo T-shirt in the size of your choice. White shirt, black ink. $15 shipping fee added. All proceeds from this release will go back to Set Your Goals.

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    PACKAGE: BOTH COLORS
    (DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING)

    This pledge guarantees you one (1) reserved copy of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on limited edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 100 pieces.

    + One (1) reserved copy of Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on electric blue/highlighter yellow streaked colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 1,300 pieces.

    Domestic shipping costs included in pledge amount. Additional $15 fee added for shipping outside of US.

    All proceeds for this release will go back to Set Your Goals.

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    PACKAGE: BOTH COLORS + SYG SHIRT (DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING) This pledge guarantees you one (1) reserved copy of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on limited edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 100 pieces. + One (1) reserved copy of Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on electric blue/highlighter yellow streaked colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 1,300 pieces. + One (1) Set Your Goals T-shirt in the size of your choice. Exclusive design only available through Calaveras Records pre-order!

    Domestic shipping costs included in pledge amount. Additional $15 fee added for shipping outside of US. All proceeds for this release will go back to Set Your Goals.

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    THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE: TEST PRESS + BOTH COLORS + SHIRT
    (DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING)

    This pledge guarantees you One (1) reserved copy of a TEST PRESS of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record. Black vinyl, limited to 10.

    +One (1) reserved copy of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on limited edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 100 pieces.

    + One (1) reserved copy of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on electric blue/highlighter yellow streaked colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 1,300 pieces

    + One (1) Calaveras Records logo T-shirt in the size of your choice. White shirt, black ink, AND a handwritten thank you note from yours truly :)

    Ships to anywhere in the world for free.

    All proceeds for this release will go back to Set Your Goals.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE: TEST PRESS + BOTH COLORS + SHIRT
    (DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING)

    This pledge guarantees you One (1) reserved copy of a TEST PRESS of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record. Black vinyl, limited to 10.

    +One (1) reserved copy of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on limited edition GLOW-IN-THE-DARK colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 100 pieces.

    + One (1) reserved copy of our very first release: Set Your Goals - "Reset" Demo 10 Year Anniversary Edition 10" record on electric blue/highlighter yellow streaked colored vinyl with die cut jacket and etched B-side. (First pressing) Limited to 1,300 pieces

    + One (1) Calaveras Records logo T-shirt in the size of your choice. White shirt, black ink.

    + One (1) Set Your Goals T-shirt in the size of your choice. Exclusive design only available through Calaveras Records pre-order!

    AND a handwritten thank you note from yours truly :)

    Ships to anywhere in the world for free.

    All proceeds for this release will go back to Set Your Goals.

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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