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American Standards is going back to the studio to record some new noise for your ears and we need your support to help fund it.
44 backers pledged $1,830 to help bring this project to life.

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After four years, three EPs and several DIY tours, American Standards is turning to our awesome friends, fans and family to help fund our next big adventure.

The Plan.Travel 400+ Miles to Los Angeles, California to record a 4 - 5 song EP. The EP will be the first time we've pressed in three formats including CD, vinyl and cassette. There will also be multiple full production music videos for the songs. Upon release, we've planned touring across the US to support the new EP. Along with this, we'll be releasing a whole new slew of merch designs including t-shirts, pins, stickers, guitar picks and beer koozies.

The Goal. Unfortunately, it costs money to follow your dreams and we in fact were unable to pay for it on our good looks alone (although we've tried). The band will be self-funding much of the expense but raising this remaining $1,750 through KickStarter will make this dream become a reality. Anything raised in addition to the goal will be put towards purchasing a tour van/trailer so we can stop traveling with mom's minivan.

GET INVOLVED. We've created a ridiculous amount of prizes at various pledge amounts for you to show your support. Several of these prizes are very unique, individualized and in limited quantities. Please donate what you can and encourage your friends and family to do the same by sharing on your Facebook and twitter.

Success. If successful in raising $1,750 through KickStarter, American Standards will be able to release the EP, new merch and start touring as soon as April 2014.

Donate today and please share with your friends/family.

Risks and challenges

Failure. Failure is not an option! We're fully confident that we'll be able to overcome any risks or challenges that arise during the making of this album. Being in a band is hard work and we're ready to work hard!

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    THANK YOU VIDEOS & MENTIONS:
    For a pledge of $1 or more, you'll receive a "thank you" video from the band expressing our appreciation and will be listed on all our social media pages as a backer of the album. Here's to your 15 minutes of fame.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOADS:
    For a pledge of $5 or more, you'll receive everything mentioned prior in addition to digital downloads of our past two EP's, "Still Life" and "The Death of Rhythm and Blues". Annoy your neighbors with classic American Standards jams!

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    STICKERS, PINS & GUITAR PICKS- OH MY! For a pledge of $10 or more, you'll receive everything mentioned prior in addition to stickers, pins and guitar picks with the American Standards Vulture Logo. Deck out your trapper keeper!

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    PATCHES: For a pledge of $12 or more, you'll receive everything mentioned prior in addition to an American Standards Vulture Logo patch. Be the coolest kid in school when you customize your denim jacket!

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    BEER (or soda) KOOZIE: For a pledge of $15 or more, you'll receive everything mentioned prior in addition to an American Standards beer/soda koozie. Drink in style! (NOTE: koozie size is not suitable to hold 40's of Mickeys or Steel Reserve)

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    SHIRT + CUSTOM ART: For a pledge of $20 or more, you'll receive everything mentioned prior in addition to a limited quantity American Standards shirt and customized sketch art from our guitarist Corey Skowronski. Wear the shirt for a week straight, we dare ya!

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    FIRST TO SEE IT, FIRST TO HEAR IT: Now you've made it to the big leagues! For a pledge of $25 or more, you'll receive everything mentioned prior plus you'll be the first the hear a digital download of the full new album weeks before it's released. You'll also be on a special distribution list to be the first to see the music video(s). Be the ultimate hipster.

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD, ALBUM ART + PERSONALIZED LETTER FROM THE BAND: For a pledge of $30 or more, in addition to everything above you'll receive a signed physical copy of the new album on CD, limited numbered album art printed on glossy cardstock plus a personalized letter from the band. We can't tell you if the autographs deteriorate the value or not.

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    EXCLUSIVE SHOW + BBQ: For a pledge of $40 or more, in addition to everything above you'll be invited to an exclusive American Standards show where you can enjoy some BBQ and drinks with the band. If you're not available to attend, we'll document the event on video with special shout outs just for you.

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    BE A PART OF THE ALBUM: For a pledge of $55 or more, in addition to everything above your name will appear in all thank you/credits for the album including online, in the CD Booklet, Vinyl Sleeve and Cassette packaging. You're pretty much forever famous at this point.

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    MORE SHIRTS! For a pledge of $65 or more, in addition to everything above you'll receive one more shirt design and effectively own a large majority of our merch table.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK: For a pledge of $80 or more, in addition to everything above you'll receive one of a kind framed original artwork drawn by our guitarist Corey Skowronski and used for both past albums and merch designs. Quantities are limited!

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    AUTOGRAPHED BAND GEAR: For a pledge of $125 or more, in addition to gifts 1-11 above you'll receive the autographed broken remains of past guitars or drum cymbals used during touring. Each piece will be fully unique and customized with doodles and sketches from our guitarist Corey Skowronski. Quantities are extremely limited so grab a piece of American Standards history. Makes a great talking piece!

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    AUTOGRAPHED MEGAPHONE: For a pledge of $250 or more, in addition to gifts 1-11 above, you'll receive one of two autographed megaphones that were used during both the recording and touring for the first two American Standards CD's. The megaphones will be fully unique and customized with doodles and sketches from our guitarist Corey Skowronski. We'll be sad to see these things go but happy for anyone willing to pledge this much support.

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    AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR: For a pledge of $500 or more, in addition to rewards 1-11, you'll receive a fully functional autographed guitar customized with artwork by our guitarist Corey Skowronski.

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    SPONSOR PLEDGE (great for zines, clothing companies, podcasts, blogs and wealthy tycoons): For a pledge of $600 or more, you'll be one of three pledges reserved for album sponsors. As an album sponsor your company logo will be included on all physical distribution of the album including CD, Vinyl and cassette. Your company logo will also be included on all CD Release fliers and posters used for promotion. Your company name and website will be included on over 20 of our top social media pages with an online presence of 90,000+. This will include periodic posts about your company singing your praises and expressing our gratitude. Please note- participating sponsors will be subject to for approval by the band.

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    WE HAVE NOTHING MORE TO OFFER YOU: We own nothing tangible in this world worth your $1,000, but if you find it in your humongous heart to pledge what would be over half the album cost, we will be forever in your debt. If you're located in any city that we play, you can bet we will take you out for a night on the town and may even shed a tear.

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