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UPDATE 6/2 - NEW REWARDS ADDED! Handmade copper keychains featuring lyrics from Worm Quartet's nonsensical ramblings! Choose from "Justify Your Kitten-Swallowing Trophy," "Unfurl Your Inner Kumquat," and "Why Aren't You Cake?" Available in a multitude of $21 each, or add $19 to any reward level. All three for $51, or add $48 to any reward level.
And here's a ridiculous video!
For more info, check the new update!
Still a ways from that $4400 goal - let's make this happen, people! Thank you again for all your support!
UPDATE 5/29 - KEYTAR STRETCH GOAL REACHED!! Thank you again! I'm thoroughly, thoroughly blown away by the continual support from you guys and gals!
Goal #3: $4400 for a bunch of equipment upgrades that I hesitate to call a "dream studio!" New studio monitors, a new audio interface, some new software, and a keyboard amp so's I can loudinate my forthcoming Synth-Ax!
Check the "update" tab above for more info and a bit of video proof that I really am recording stuff! More info, a few surprises, and a new video update coming soon! Spread the word, people! Let's keep this thing rolling!
UPDATE 5/19: FUNDED ON DAY 1! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for the overwhelming show of support! Here, have a video:
There's still more goodies, so goal #2 will be $2600 - and if I hit that, I will use the funds to purchase a new Synth-Ax keytar which I believe will vastly improve the quality of Worm Quartet's live shows!
"Songs of the Maniacs" is the long-awaited new album from Worm Quartet, a one-man band from Rochester, NY known for spewing hyperspeed lyrical lunacy over catchy synthesized poppy punky music. Worm Quartet is a regular on the legendary Dr. Demento radio show, and had the most requested song of 2004 with the ex-girlfriend ode "Great Idea For A Song" and the second most requested song of 2002 with the anti-drummer anthem "Frank's Not In The Band Anymore," as well as having collaborating with Sudden Death on the most requested song of 2005, "Inner Voice." They also collaborated with MC Lars, and appear on his album “This Gigantic Robot Kills.” They are card-carrying core members of The Funny Music Project (www.thefump.com) and have previously shared the stage with such other artists as MC Lars, the great Luke Ski, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, Marc Gunn, Tom Smith, Ookla the Mok, The Pietasters, MC Frontalot, Rob Balder, Joe Giaccoio, Carla Ulbrich, The Vibrators, and Dr. Demento himself. They insist on referring to themselves in the plural despite the fact that the sole member of Worm Quartet is a 6'4” long-haired maniac who insists on being called "Shoebox."
This is Worm Quartet's first album since 2007's "Mental Notes," and features the Logan-award winning "The Ballad Of Dr. Stopp," the heart-wrenching ode to the early days of Internet love "Less Than Three," the thoroughly-ridiculous singalong favorite "The Laundromat of Sin" and a veritable modest quantity of other tracks, some of which have already appeared on The FuMP and some of which have never before been heard by human ears. Also includes guest appearances from Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad, Marc Gunn, TV's Kyle, Luke Ski, Curt Allen, Ben Dean, and other people from Shoebox's facebook friends list!
The purpose of this Kickstarter is to raise money to fund the mastering of the album, licensing for the album's one cover song, replication/duplication of the physical CDs, and various other assorted stupid costs.
Donation incentives include buttons, downloads, CDs, bonus discs, and these exclusive USB flash drives mounted in Atari cartridges, handmade by me and my wife, and loaded with the entire Worm Quartet discography (available ONLY through this Kickstarter project:)
(NOTE: This is a prototype...the final product will look slightly different.)
Prizes for high rollers include personalized songs written and recorded for you by Shoebox and Worm Quartet/Devo Spice house concerts!
Thanks for your support! Let's make this happen!
No - the $65 level is just the USB Atari cartridge flash drive and SOTM download, though the cartridge will include the digital copies of both the "Songs of the Maniacs" CD and the bonus disc.
Kickstarter's "$X Or More" verbiage is a bit confusing - it does not automatically mean that you get everything at the lower levels, it means you have to pledge $X or more to get that SPECIFIC reward (meaning if you want to, you can contribute $1000 and just select the $5 button. Though of course you'd be confusing the living crap out of me if you did so.) Any time a reward level includes gifts from other reward levels, I've indicated this in the description.
Very sorry for any confusion.
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