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Minneapolis garage gospel band Gospel Machine are releasing their debut album, "Your Holy Ghost."
164 backers pledged $8,299 to help bring this project to life.

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Who We Are

We are five musicians: Jayanthi, Wes, David, Scott, and Jimmy who play in over a dozen bands in Minneapolis. Over the last two years, we've come together as Gospel Machine to try something new. We call this music "garage gospel." It's music inspired by the old gospel music that we love, by the sounds of the 50's and 60's, and by what we hear and feel in our lives today. Songs that ache and throb, songs of heartache and love, songs that cry out for a better day, songs about being a part of the struggle.

If you want to watch two videos with rough mixes from the album, check out Reunion Day  and check out Just Call Me.

What We're Doing

We are in the finishing stages of releasing our debut album, Your Holy Ghost. For this record, we have worked with some amazing people. We enlisted members of the Brass Messengers and Jon Davis to play horns on the record. We've also started working with Alex Hall (JD McPherson) on mixing the record. At the same time we'll be releasing a 7 song EP called Reunion Day EP. Those are set for release in June 2015. IF...

What We Need

The IF is all about money for the next step. We are asking for your help to raise the money to finish mixing, mastering, and physical production of CDs and vinyl. We've already thrown a lot of our blood, sweat, and treasure into this thing that we really believe in and we need help getting it done.

Thank you. Seriously. It means a lot to us.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is getting the funding in order. We have already started working with an amazing mixer, Alex Hall (JD McPherson), and have lined up a great mastering engineer, Greg Reierson. It's really just a matter of getting the money to move forward on the project.

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    REUNION DAY EP: You will receive a digital download of the 7 song Reunion Day EP, a gospel and soul setting of the Lutheran Mass which was commissioned by Mercy Seat Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis.

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    TWO DOWNLOADS: You will receive a digital download of both the album "Your Holy Ghost" and the 7-song "Reunion Day EP."

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    YOUR HOLY GHOST CD: You will receive a CD and download of "Your Holy Ghost" and a download of the 7-song "Reunion Day EP."

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    VINYL & ALBUM DOWNLOADS: You will receive a limited edition vinyl pressing of "Your Holy Ghost" as well as digital downloads of both "Your Holy Ghost" and "Reunion Day EP."

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    THE WHOLE PACKAGE: You will receive a limited edition vinyl pressing of "Your Holy Ghost" as well as a Gospel Machine T-Shirt, and digital downloads of both "Your Holy Ghost" and "Reunion Day EP."

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    I'M WITH THE BAND: You and a friend will be invited to a special listening party, where you will get an advanced copy of "Your Holy Ghost on vinyl," a T-shirt, and digital downloads of "Your Holy Ghost" and "Reunion Day EP."

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    House Show: Gospel Machine will come to your house and put on a house show in your living room or basement or whatever room seems best for you and your friends. You can feel free to charge a cover (Must live within 3 hours of Minneapolis). Plus you get a copy of Your Holy Ghost on vinyl, a T-shirt, and digital downloads of Your Holy
    Ghost and Reunion Day Mass.

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Funding period

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