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Madison, WI Indie Rock
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Just some kids trying to get their sounds into the ears of people around the world.

Madison, WI Indie Rock
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About this project

We just finished recording our debut album Tunnels and it sounds pretty killer! 

However, there are still a few things that need to be tied up.

 Goals: 

With your support of our project, you will be helping us to manufacture, distribute and promote CDs as well as limited edition 7" vinyl records. Additionally, if funds permit we will be making a music video!

Expenses:                     

 -Mixing and mastering 

-Unpaid studio time                 

-CD cases and discs 

-Vinyl!! 

-Sleeves for Vinyl 

-Posters

-Travel expenses 

Big picture:

It's important to understand that, by funding this project, you are supporting a launchpad for the future of Modern Mod's entire career. If we reach our goal, the promotion and distribution of our debut album will enable us to get in contact with record labels, band management, and booking agencies. With your help, we could get our music to the ears of people worldwide through our humble yet magnificent Tunnels.

A bit 'bout us:

Modern Mod was formed in September of 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin when neighbors Alivia Kleinfeldt (bass) and Ronnie Clarke (drums) first started playing together in Clarke’s basement. Kleinfeldt and Clarke bonded over their almost identical musical style and vision for the band. Together, they created a unique style of garage rock combined with the classic vibe of 60s surf pop. From their mutual love for 60s mod culture, and their current yet vintage inspired sound, they chose the moniker Modern Mod. They now are a five piece comprised of Maximilian Werner on lead guitar, Calem Pocernich on rhythm guitar and Emily Massey on vocals. Still in their teens, Modern Mod has been praised for their advanced songwriting style, intricate harmonies, and ability to put on an eccentric live show. Having played with the likes of The Weakenders, Oberhofer, and Matt and Kim, Modern Mod strives to make every performance their finest.

Our album Tunnels was recorded at the Exchange Studios in Milwaukee, WI under the production of Jack Letourneau.

The Album Name:

Most of the band is made up of kids who have bedrooms in the basement, which is why we dub our sound basement pop. As underground cave dwellers, we often joke about digging tunnels to connect us to each others basements, since we are so geographically spread out. Which is where the name Tunnels for our album came from. We have even come to the revelation that every song on the record is like a tunnel that listeners can crawl through and explore. Maybe the listener can fill the tunnel with water or light. Tunnels are very abstract holes in the earth. Tunnels come in all shapes, sizes, and colours, and there is something new to discover in every tunnel you fall into. Now come on little moles. Let's tumble down the tunnels and see just how far they go......

Us chillin at our beloved Exchange Studio in Milwuakee
Us chillin at our beloved Exchange Studio in Milwuakee

 Robin Valley-Massey helped to set up this project

Risks and challenges

As we have found ourselves nearing the end of high school, we need to start to consider what it next. We are an extremely motivated bunch, that will try our hardest to make everything work out in the best way possible. Your support is not only contributing to our project, but to possible opportunities in the future, that could help determine careers in music. We have worked extremely hard to make this album, and if things get off track, we will find a way to pull it all in and make it happen. If the project gets funded, we still have lots of work to do as well as possible challenges that could get in our way. One big one is school commitments that we have to work on before we graduate, as well as finishing up our college applications. However, we have gotten much better at juggling it all. Additionally, we may have some troubles as this is our first endeavor to promote ourselves. We are sure that we will run into issues such as delayed production, shipping, confusions with internet things, the list goes on. Its all a learning process and we are so excited to dive in.
Thanks for believing in us!

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    An envelope encasing Modern Mod handmade goodies.
    Ex. Drawings, handmade buttons, guitar picks, poems, polaroids, ect.

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    Digital download two weeks before the release date of the album.
    Plus rewards of previous levels.

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    Signed physical CD sent two weeks before release date, and a personalized postcard from the band.
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    Pre-sale ticket to exclusive CD release show in Madison, WI, and a poster.
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    Your name printed in the "thank you" section of the album. A limited edition 45 single of Monday Mornings with a surprise B-side (digital download included)
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    6 backers

    Video chat with the band.
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    A song of your choice that Modern Mod will cover and post to youtube, with a special spin. Plus a personal shout out and thank you.
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    Acoustic performance of the album in a local coffee shop or your house. (limit to 150 miles from Madison or via Skype)
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    Live performance at your favorite local music store
    (limited to 250 miles with in Madison) -Must have a PA rental option near the venue.
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Funding period

- (30 days)