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Help Sun of Sound make it to Minneapolis, MN to record our forthcoming EP.

Good Evening,

This Kickstarter campaign is a means for you to assist in funding the production of our new EP. We, Sun of Sound, are about to embark on a journey to Minneapolis, MN to record with Joe Mabbott, one of our favorite producers and engineers. This lovely man has worked on a whole host of records that have inspired us and significantly influenced our writing (Atmosphere, The Roots, POS, Brother Ali, etc.) We’ve got a bunch of new tunes that we are itching to record. We are particularly proud of this set of songs; they are much more true to the musical vision that the five of us have always had and what we have been trying to do since the inception of this project. We know that Joe is the perfect person to assist in the manifestation of these ideas. The fundraising campaign won’t come close to completely financing the costs associated with such a trip, but the financial burden of recording, production, and travel expenses would be partially mitigated should you donate to the cause. We would be eternally indebted to you for having done so! And, of course, your contributions won’t go unrewarded- the money you donate is equivalent to pre-ordering the new record and might mean considerably more than that depending on how generous you are inclined to be. Check out the list of rewards for specifics!

Remember that if we don’t reach our intended goal within the 30-day time frame that we get nothing at all! If you could find it in your hearts to help out, we would greatly appreciate it.

(Live performance footage filmed by Matt Smith and Mike Sun. All other video and editing by Mike Sun).

Update: Chris Graham has agreed to master this album, check out his mastering services online.

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The primary risks associated with donating to this project concern the timeline with which rewards will be met and distributed. We can't possibly account for unforseen production delays, acts of god, or potential future setbacks that may or may not occur. What we can do, however, is to guarantee that we will follow through on any commitments we make no matter what (if anything) potentially goes awry.

We have provided an estimate as to when prizes will be delivered and we will be sure to be faithful to that timeline. We have been working very hard on the music over the past year and we are completely ready to record as soon as we get to Minneapolis. As we move forward through the process we will be sure to provide frequent updates concerning the nature of our progress. All money received will go directly towards the funding of this record. We absolutely guarantee receipt of any rewards you may be entitled to as a result of your donation.

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    Steve will write you a love letter and deliver it via USPS.

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    You get a digital download of our forthcoming album.

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    Physical copy of the new record plus a digital download of our recently released EP "Post Hip-Hop"

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    Physical copy of the new record, Digital download of "Post Hip-Hop," and a Sun of Sound T-Shirt.

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    Physical copies of both albums, Sun of Sound T-Shirt, Stickers, Pins, and Sunglasses.

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    Digital Download of both albums, and an hour long music lesson with any band member of your choosing.

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    Randy writes a verse about you and we record a personalized beat and send it to you.

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    Digital Download of the new album. Music lesson with a member of your choosing. Special print out of the song meanings of all the tunes on the new record. Poster with personalized message from Sun of Sound. A signed drum head from the band.

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    Physical copies of both albums. Jay writes and records a song about a topic of your choosing!

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    Physical copies of both albums along with a private "Rock the Bucket" acoustic show (must be in a 75 mile radius of the Boston area).

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    Physical copies of both albums. A "Full volume" electric private show where you pick the setlist plus 5 cover songs. You also receive a producer credit on the album.

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    All previous rewards combined. Jay will make a pizza from scratch and bring it to the private Sun of Sound show.

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    You get physical copies of both albums, a "full volume" private house show, and exclusive poster and t-shirt prints made only for $1,000 backers. Jay joins your band for a day and takes you out to dinner. Randy writes a rap about how amazing you are and records it and sends it to you. Jeff takes you paintballing. Steve takes you skateboarding. Your name is said once on the album.

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