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You: (music) lover who enjoys sweaty dancing and big choruses. Us: well-dressed band (male/female vox) who wants to fulfill your needs.
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Dear friends and future friends,

Hi. We're My My My. If you don't know us, we're a six-piece (more or less) indie pop band from Chicago. We sound sort of like if Cat Stevens and Neko Case fronted the Airborne Toxic Event as produced by James Murphy. We like upbeat sweaty dance numbers, sing-along choruses with shouty group vocals, sincerity, and sparkly things.

A few months ago, we recorded a song, Starting to Change, even though we didn't have the money to record a full album follow-up to our successful EP Wishing You Whatever's Best, which came out in 2011. We think it's a pretty awesome song, and we wanted to get it out there into the digital universe as quickly as we could.

That said, we have a bunch of other new songs that now think it's their turn to be recorded and released into the wild -- some that we've been performing for a while (including crowd favorites such as Sirens of Soft Persuasion and Mortal Phoenix), and others that are not yet full formed. However, we lack the funds to do so, which is where you come in.

It's (Almost) All Digital

Something else we're trying out with this release is going 100% digital -- almost all of our album sales are in that format, whether through our website, iTunes, or elsewhere. Don't worry, we'll still have some great album art and liner notes that we'll include with the album, which you could print out and stick in a jewel case along with a burned CD if you're so inclined. This just seemed like a more efficient use of resources that should still keep most people happy. Our CDs aren't going to be available in stores, sure, but neither are our older albums, so that's not a big change.

Rewards

We think we have some pretty cool stuff lined up for you. First, everyone who gives anything will get a download of Starting to Change in mp3 format as soon as this campaign ends. For $10, you'll also get the full upcoming album download. We'll also have a signed copy of the Starting to Change artwork in poster form available if you like gorgeous artwork (thanks to the talented Brian Mead).

We have some interesting and possibly unique rewards if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind (or two- or three- but you get the idea) experience with the band, from joining us in-studio to fashion advice and your own custom beatbox rap song (have you seen our a cappella version of Superbass?). If you think of another experience that you'd rather have with us (hey, keep it PG and within Kickstarter guidelines, OK?), then let us know and we'll see what we can set up.

Thank You!

Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter and our music. We'd love to hear from you whether or not you're able to contribute, and you can always stream our currently-released music on our website.

Please remember -- if this project doesn't reach full funding, we get nothing (and you get none of the rewards, either). That would make all of us sad, including this sloth.

Risks and challenges

Recording an album isn't always an easy process, it's true. However, this would be our sixth studio-recorded album (including EPs), so we've done this a few times and know how to keep things on schedule and at a reasonable cost. Plus, we already have the first song for this album in the can, so we're well on our way.

If any major delay does come up, we'll stay in close contact with our backers to let you know how we're handling the situation. We're also planning to post updates on the album's progress, including milestones like recording songs, writing/finishing additional songs, mastering, etc. Our backers are a part of the process, and we want to keep you involved all the way through.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Digital download (mp3) of Starting to Change single

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    Digital download (mp3) of Starting to Change single (at the end of this campaign) plus digital download of the entire upcoming album (when it's complete).

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    Everything in the $10 tier, plus a digital copy of our last EP, Wishing You Whatever's Best.

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    Everything in the $20 tier, plus a PDF of "My My My's Favorite Things" (includes unreleased photos, handwritten notes, never-before-told stories and inside jokes, and whatever else we think is hilarious and/or interesting).

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    Everything in the $30 tier, plus a special shout-out via post on My My My Blog Blog Blog (http://mymymyband.wordpress.com/) linked to from our Facebook/twitter feeds.

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    Everything in the $50 tier, plus a signed copy of the Starting to Change poster. (I mean, just look at it up there. It's dope.) Contact us if you're outside the US and would like this and we'll set it up.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Everything in the $80 tier, plus My My My will write a custom 30-second song for you and record it! (Note: it's not going to be amazing pro-quality but it will be all yours! We'll use your name and/or sing about whatever you want, within reason.)

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    Everything in the $80 tier, plus be our guest at a show with backstage access! Includes two comps and two backstage passes.

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    Everything in the $80 tier, plus you will introduce My My My at a show and make an appearance onstage during a song with us! Tambourine skills welcome but not required.

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    Everything in the $100 tier, plus you will join My My My and the Peoples for a recording session to contribute backing vocals or hand claps on the upcoming album that you're helping to fund! (We'll work with you on the scheduling but recording will be in Chicago.)

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    Everything in the $100 tier, plus Russell will act as your personal shopper (in Chicago, unless you're paying his way) and will help you pick out an awesome outfit (at your cost). He's the reason we look so good.

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    Everything in the $100 tier, plus Ante will consult with you via phone/e-mail and create a custom cocktail for you! Kickstarter rules prohibit us from offering you one as part of your reward but your signature drink will be available for purchase when Ante's behind the bar at Three Aces in Chicago (must be 21+).

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    Everything in the $100 tier, plus Johnny will give you a one-hour music lesson on the instrument of your choice (check with us if it's something unusual but chances are he has it covered; Chicago area unless you're paying his way).

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    Everything in the $100 tier, plus Jake will provide a detailed critique of your short story/novel in progress, or two hours of statistical consulting (don't worry, he's a professional).

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    Everything in the $100 tier, plus John and Sarah will beatbox/rap an original 1-minute song for you! Have you seen the two of them doing Superbass? It's pretty sweet. (Delivered via YouTube)

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    Everything in the $100 tier, plus My My My will come to you (within 25 miles of Chicago) and play an acoustic/low key show in your home!

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    Everything in the $100 tier, plus My My My will write and record an entire song for you, as well as produce a low-quality video! (Delivered via YouTube)

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Funding period

- (56 days)