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A Sunny Day in Glasgow are recording a new album and we need your help!

***UPDATE - April 11***

Ooooh, our friend and artist, Jaakko Mattila, has donated a print of his Circle which we are making available here.  We used this image as the cover of our Nitetime Rainbows EP.  It is beautiful, check it out:

from an edition of 40

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***UPDATE - April 10***

We've added some new rewards!  See on the right-->  New kickstarter-only 7", some more copies of the new album, another pedal lesson with Josh, and a new pop-punk package from Jen!

ALSO, Kickstarter won't let us edit it now that people have already backed it, but backing either of the 7" options comes with a free digital download of the new album.

xoxo
ASDiG

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You guys!!!??? How did you fund this project so quickly???  THANK YOU!  I can't tell you how moved and how grateful we are.  You have made the new record possible.

AND....now we still have 29 days left on this thing. We never ever expected this amazing level of support so we don't really have a plan for this! But we decided that as long as people keep wanting to participate in our project, we'll keep up this kickstarter. Sadly the incentives that offered limited/out-of-print ASDiG vinyl are all backed, but we are currently hard at work thinking of more rewards we can give you guys. If you have any ideas, let us know! And watch this space for more updates, songs, and videos.

Again, thank you so much to everyone who has donated!

xoxo,
ben

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Hello!

We are A Sunny Day in Glasgow, you might know us from our albums, Scribble Mural Comic Journal or Ashes Grammar.  And maybe we met some of you over the past few years when we touring all over. We stayed on the road for most of 2010, playing shows all over the world. Meeting so many great people was wonderful, but touring so much definitely broke the bank. It was absolutely worth it though, so we spent 2011 saving up money and writing songs for our next album and tour.

Each album ASDiG has made so far has been recorded in a different way: Scribble Mural Comic Journal was recorded by me in my apartment, while for Ashes Grammar Josh and I got to use a giant dance studio in rural New Jersey to play with sounds. We wanted our third album to be recorded in a proper studio, working with someone outside of the band who could help us get somewhere we haven’t been before—a sound beyond what we already know we can do. So at the start of 2012 we pooled our savings, sold some gear, and began recording with Jeff Zeigler at his studio, Uniform Recording, in North Philly.  You may know Jeff’s work from some recently popular albums he's recorded with Kurt Vile and the War on Drugs. He has an incredible setup and expertise and we’re really excited about what we’ve done with him so far.

But we’ve realized it is going to take more time and money than we had budgeted to get this album done. We’re not on a label right now, and, sadly, no trust funds in this band. To finish this thing, we have no one to turn to but you, our fans.

We’ve never had to directly appeal to anyone like this before and it feels a little weird to do so now, but it also makes us really happy.  We love our fans. Your donations when we released Autumn, Again as a "pay-what-you-feel-like" download helped us press the vinyl version of that record and repair our touring van. I've lost track of how many of your floors we've slept on, how many breakfasts you've cooked for us, and how many nice notes and e-mails you've sent us. We’d love for you to be directly involved in our new record.

And hey!  Look at all of those "rewards" over there --->  While we come to you here in the spirit of charity, we've set this up so it's not really totally all-the-way 100% charity.  Beyond getting the good feeling of being a part of this and a new ASDiG album for your investment, you’ll also get any of a range of  rewards! People always ask us about vinyl copies of Ashes Grammar or a copy of the long-out-of-print, Sunniest Day Ever EP—here's your shot to get one of the remaining few. Or a music lesson from ASDiG members, or your songs mixed by us, or a karaoke night out with the band, or lots more....

We're asking for $5,000 because that is the minimum amount we need to finish this record. If we get more, we will do alot more! And, if we meet our goal and this project gets funded, we’ll give a special reward to EVERYONE who donated in ANY amount—the COMPLETE LYRICS TO EVERY SONG A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW HAS EVER RELEASED. And those who donate at least $50 will receive the lyrics as a printed booklet.

We hope you'll get involved.  Thanks for everything so far!

xoxo,
ben

P.S. The rewards all say they will ship in June/July 2012, and this is
true for everything except the new album. That will ship in either
late 2012 or early 2013.

Our Kickstarter video was made by Dave Kain @ bitby.tv  Thanks Dave!!!

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    THE QUEEN: Includes ASDIG SUPERFAN PACKAGE #1(^see above for what this entails) AND Ben & Josh will mix your band's song/s "in the style of ASDiG." Ben and Josh have mixed every ASDiG record to date. Did your band just record an EP and you'd maybe like some of our ideas/sound in the mix? NOTE: THIS IS NOT A REMIX. This is having Ben & Josh from ASDiG mix the raw tracks you've recorded in Logic, Pro Tools, anything that exports AIF files...

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