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About

Who are you?

We're The Stateside Menace.  Just a couple of guys from Nashville who love to rock like nobody's business.  Nice to meetcha.

What are you doing?

We have an awesome new record that you can listen to here.  Now that we're finished recording, we've been invited to go on a whirlwind tour of the UK by our friends the Kosmo Kings.  The plan is to combine forces to create the rockin' and rollinest tour the UK has ever seen (awesome) and play no fewer than 2 BBC radio sessions (awesomer!)

Why are you doing this?

The people have spoken.  The demand is there.  Plus, we want to get our picture taken with the guards at Buckingham Palace.

In all seriousness, we have great love and respect for England and would love the opportunity to show them what American music is up to these days.

How can I help?

We're so glad you asked!  You can donate to our project, or like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter.  Even just listening to the album and sharing these links with your friends helps spread the word.

In return for your donation, you can get all kinds of cool stuff.  We're offering a lot of neat incentives - even a donation of $1 will get you a song in return.  At the other end of the spectrum, $1,000 will get you many songs...in a row...live at your house!

What's the timeframe on all this?

The album is scheduled to be released on May 10th.  All backers will get their downloads when the project is completed - 3 weeks before everyone else!  We plan to fly out on May 13th and return on the 22nd.  The tour blog will be active during that time.  Mailed rewards and house shows will take place after we get back.

Who did that awesome video for you?

You can thank Mr. Page Lynch for that.  He is here and here.

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    STANDARD - Advance download of the entire "Desperate Times" album. Be the first one on your block to own it before the official release date!

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    DELUXE - Advance download of "Desperate Times" PLUS bonus tracks and awesome digibook artwork. ("Digibook" is a really fun word. Go ahead, say it with me. Digibook.)

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    INTERWEB - Deluxe rewards (advance download, deluxe bonus tracks and artwork) PLUS access to our private tour blog, which we plan to fill with all kinds of things (like witticisms, live tracks, photos, videos, setlists, recipes, advice, and high-fives, just to name a few).

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    ROCK OUT IRL - Interweb rewards (advance download, deluxe bonus tracks and artwork, access to the private tour blog) PLUS a t-shirt and sticker. (Just so you know, we plan on making some really awesome shirts.) (INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: Please add $10 to cover additional shipping costs.)

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    ANGLOPHILE - Rock Out IRL rewards (advance download, deluxe bonus tracks and artwork, access to the private tour blog, t-shirt and sticker) PLUS the shirt will be signed, PLUS a personal note and handwritten lyrics to your favorite Stateside Menace song. (INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: Please add $10 to cover additional shipping costs.)

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    JEWELRYPHILE - Anglophile rewards (advance download, deluxe bonus tracks and artwork, access to the private tour blog, signed t-shirt, sticker, personal note and handwritten lyric) PLUS a custom pendant from our friends at Gangbusters (http://www.etsy.com/shop/gangbusters). This is a very limited edition piece. It will be made from our album artwork and we only have 20 available! (INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: Please add $10 to cover additional shipping costs.)

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    VIDEOPHILE - Anglophile rewards (advance download, deluxe bonus tracks and artwork, access to the private tour blog, signed t-shirt, sticker, personal note and handwritten lyric) PLUS we will record a personalized thank-you video just for you, including an acoustic cover of any song you want! (INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS: Please add $10 to cover additional shipping costs.)

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS - Anglophile rewards (advance download, deluxe bonus tracks and artwork, access to the private tour blog, signed t-shirt, sticker, personal note and handwritten lyric) PLUS we will professionally record a cover song of your choice. You will receive a free copy of the song and may use it for any non-commercial purpose you like.

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    SUPERPATRON - Anglophile rewards (advance download, deluxe bonus tracks and artwork, access to the private tour blog, signed t-shirt, sticker, personal note and handwritten lyric) PLUS we will perform a house show just for you. (Additional travel expenses required outside of the metro Nashville area.) Your choice of acoustic or electric set. Perfect for house parties, social functions, or general anarchy.

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