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The Color Awesome is putting together its first ever music festival. "CLOUDLESS" will take place on May 24th + 25th in Seattle.

Mahogany is an electric music-based multidisciplinary media ensemble.  Their combination of vocals, cello, massed guitars, pianos, melodicas, sequencers, synthesizers, samplers, tape, percussion, and other instruments makes for Mahogany's electro-acoustic sound.  Since their inception in the late 90's, Mahogany has not had a chance to visit the West Coast of the U.S.  The CLOUDLESS event will be a chance for their listeners to finally see, and hear, them in a live setting.

Erik Blood is a thriving Seattle producer and musician who has produced recent works for Shabazz Palaces, Thee Satisfaction (both on Sub Pop), and forthcoming recordings for Stephanie and Crypts.  There aren't many producers who can genre hop from Rock, Hip Hop, Industrial and Electronica as successfully as Erik.  He recently made Seattle's City Arts "Future List" as the producer who will guide the current sound of The Emerald City.  His forthcoming album, TOUCH SCREENS, follows a recent soundtrack for the Brazilian film, "Center of Gravity," as well as his self produced, cinematic masterpiece, THE WAY WE LIVE.  Erik's dedicated band will join him in performing at the CLOUDLESS festival.

USF, formerly Universal Studios Florida, is a conceptual electronic duo who are also based in Seattle.  Their dreamy, tropicalia/balearic style is what many are calling "Chillwave," but their music and ideas transcend the name of this so called microgenre.  Their 2010 release, "The Spray," is inspired by Jonathan Lethem's story of the same name.  Through an emphasis on complex rhythms and melodic layering, "The Spray" is an attempt to evoke a broader spectrum of emotions and create a tangible atmosphere; one soaked in the textures of the Pacific Northwest and ideas related to hauntology, nostalgia, and the impermanence of things.  It's a beautiful album which compliments Lethem's story (even down to the track titles) in a most extraordinary way.  We recommend that you seek out both, you won't be sorry.

The Color Awesome is a music blog based in San Francisco and Seattle.  We are introducing an annual festival in Seattle which we are calling CLOUDLESS; we see the irony too.  We'd like to think of Cloudless as a state of mind - a sunny disposition, perhaps.  Whatever the weather, our festival is designed to create an uplifting experience, a clear vision.

This campaign will help with transportation costs for the Mahogany to make their first West Coast appearance in Seattle to join hometown icons, Erik Blood and USF.  The campaign will also assist The Color Awesome in hosting CLOUDLESS annually, as well as releasing music by up and coming Seattle artists.

When you donate, you'll be helping us realize our fantastic notions of participating in Seattle's music community in a tangible way.  As armchair appreciators of all things music, we are ready to begin our own journey of sharing photography, music, and design under the imprint of The Color Awesome.

We have lined up some great rewards, many limited or exclusive items, even a way to assure admission to the festival.  We thank you for your time, and hopefully your pledge!

Here are some samples of the entertainment for the evening.

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    Our gratitude, and your name on The Color Awesome's "Thank You" page.

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    Add to the above description, an exclusive password to a downloadable COLORCAST (The Color Awesome podcast) inspired by the two day CLOUDLESS celebration. This will not be available to our general readers; Kickstarter backers only! Length - one hour.

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    Add to the above two descriptions, your secured ticket for the May 25th performance of Mahogany, Erik Blood, and USF. ALSO, you will receive access to a private gallery of DOWNLOADABLE, high resolution images from the event by Paige K. Parsons.

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    Add to the above three descriptions, a limited edition Mahogany "Bell" logo lapel pin, and event poster designed by Philip Pickens autographed by all artists participating in the event.

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    Add to the above four descriptions, a hand packaged, personalized mix CD by Phil from The Color Awesome. You give him a one word idea and he will create a musical journey based on that word.

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    Add to the FIRST FIVE DESCRIPTIONS, a 8"x12" limited edition archival giclée print from Paige K. Parsons Photography. You can choose ANY PHOTO from Paige's archive. For an index of available bands in her photo archive, check out this set on Flickr: http://bit.ly/cloudless-print

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    Add to the FIRST FIVE DESCRIPTIONS, a 16"x22" limited edition archival giclée print from Paige K. Parsons Photography. You can choose ANY PHOTO from Paige's archive. For an index of available bands in her photo archive, check out this set on Flickr: http://bit.ly/cloudless-print

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    If you are in attendance, you will join us on-stage to be recognized as our top backer. In addition to the FIRST FIVE DESCRIPTIONS, you will receive a 24"x36" a limited edition archival giclée print from Paige K. Parsons Photography. You can choose any PHOTO from Paige's archive. For an index of available bands in her photo archive, check out this set on Flickr: http://bit.ly/cloudless-print

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