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We are recording a full-length album with an award-winning producer and Pat Sansone of Wilco. Be a part of it!
We are recording a full-length album with an award-winning producer and Pat Sansone of Wilco. Be a part of it!
218 backers pledged $11,738 to help bring this project to life.

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We have reached our $10,000 goal so the project is on! We had no idea that we would meet our goal so quickly, and we are completely humbled by the support we've received.  

We have a whole week of fundraising left!!!

Up until this point, we have only ever dreamed of hiring a publicist. A publicist would help us to write press releases, contact newspapers and radio stations, and help us license our music- all of the things that are needed to make an album successful. If we raise, $11,500, our recording and production costs will be completely covered.  If we make it to $13,000, we will have the funds needed to get started with publicity.  

Thank you thank you thank you to all of our current backers! We are completely over the moon and so grateful for your support. We couldn't have done this without you. Please continue to spread the word in the same amazing way you already have. 

This is what's up. 

For the first time in Duck and Goose history, we are recording a full-length album. It will include three-years-worth of some of the best music we’ve ever made. What’s more, we’re working with a Gold-Record winning producer and a member of the band Wilco. We’ve spent a long time thinking about and planning for this project, and it will truly be our best work to date. We could not be more excited about it, and YOU, dear friend, can make it happen.

We are so fortunate to be working with Sean O'Keefe, a highly-acclaimed producer and all-around great guy. We were first drawn to Sean because of his award-winning work on the Plain White T's 'Hey There, Delilah,' which elevated a simple, acoustic song to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list using minimal but crucial production. Sean fully understands our desire to preserve the simplicity of our aesthetic while elevating the music to its highest potential. Frankly, he is the bomb. He is truly top-notch, and we trust his ear and judgement immensely. With our inspiration and his guidance, this album will be a heightened and polished version of the music into which we've put our heart and soul. 

It has just been confirmed that also working with us on this project will be Pat Sansone of the band WILCOWe can hardly believe it  ourselves!! He's an extremely talented and experienced musician, and we are truly lucky to have this opportunity to work with him. 

We want you to be a part of this! We have gotten this far because of fans and friends like you. You are truly the backbone of all of our accomplishments, and by contributing to this campaign, you will propel us into a new level of artistry. What’s more, you will be supporting independent music. That's a good thing! For you, for us, for music, it's win-win-win. Our rewards have been tailored with you in mind. Each one will express our sincere gratitude for your support. Every level of contribution is important! 

We are proud of our songs. We are proud when fans get excited about this long-time-coming album. We are proud of the work we've put into planning it. This will be Duck and Goose at our finest, and we're giving it everything we've got. You have the power to bring this album into the world. Like a mom!

The Numbers

We are asking for $10,000 because it is the minimum we need to record an album of this caliber. In reality, it won't completely cover the costs, but it will bring us most of the way there. Anything we raise above the initial costs will go toward marketing and promotion, which will help our music shine into the world! 

Here is a breakdown of our costs:

$6500- Recording/Production/Mixing

$1500- Mastering

$1500- Mass production (Duplication)

$1000- Kickstarter/ Amazon fees

$350- Copyright fees

$800- Artwork (with a lovely local artist!)

Duck and Goose in Video:

One of the things that distinguishes us as a band is our live performance. As we often say, our favorite way to perform is in someone's living room, unplugged. The best way to experience this (short of having us perform in your house- check out the rewards!) is through our videos. Below is a sampling we have released over the years.  (All video/audio credits in the following, as well as our pitch video above, go to the unbelievably handsome, Zack Whittington.)

Our first video, recorded three years ago:

Our first video in color, shot in one take as the sun set over Winnemac Park:

And our latest, shot at dawn at the Skokie Lagoons:

Risks and challenges

We are committed to making music that makes us happy. This takes time, and we believe we've factored in enough for the creative process to take its course. That being said, unforeseen events that slow progress can arise in any project. You will be the first to know if we encounter any speed bumps along the way.

By backing this album, you're becoming part of the process. We'll be including you with progress updates, photos, videos, and maybe a joke or two. You'll be more in the loop than Tucan Sam. Or State and Lake. Which joke is funnier?

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    FACEBOOK SHOUT-OUT! We'll post your name with so much gratitude on Facebook for all of the world to see! It won't be just any Facebook shout-out, though. We'll also post your name on our window, take a picture of it, and THEN post it on Facebook. What?! (You can be anonymous, if you like. Please send us a message and let us know if this is the case.)

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    PRE-RELEASE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: Be the first to hear it! You will receive a digital download of the new album before its official release. Plus our Facebook shout-out.

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    SIGNED CD and ALBUM CREDITS: You will receive the fruits of our hard work- a signed CD complete with beautiful, locally-made artwork. AND you'll find your lovely name in the album credits. Plus you get the pre-release digital download and a Facebook shout-out.

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    BACKER-EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT and HANDWRITTEN THANK-YOU CARD: You will receive a limited-edition, never-before-seen, backer-exclusive Duck and Goose T-shirt, a handwritten thank you note from us to you, plus a signed CD, your name in our album credits, the pre-release digital download, and a facebook shout-out!

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    SINGING TELEGRAM and HOMEMADE COOKIES: You will receive a personalized video of us singing a telegram to you (or to your friend of choice), AND a batch of homemade cookies from yours truly. (Gluten-free? No problem!) PLUS, a backer-exclusive T-shirt, handwritten thank-you card, a signed CD, your name in our album credits, the pre-release digital download, and a facebook shout-out!

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    WE SING THE COVER OF YOUR CHOICE: You will receive a personalized video of us singing the cover of your choice, PLUS a singing telegram, a batch of delicious homemade cookies, a backer-exclusive T-shirt, a handwritten thank-you card, a signed CD, your name in our album credits, the pre-release digital download, and a facebook shout-out!

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    WE WRITE A SONG FOR YOU! We will pour our heart and soul into creating a song worthy of your generosity and awesomeness. PLUS you'll get a video of us singing the cover of your choice, a personalized singing telegram, a batch of delicious homemade cookies, a backer-exclusive T-shirt, a handwritten thank-you card, a signed CD, your name in our album credits, the pre-release digital download, and a facebook shout-out!

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    CHI-TOWN CATERED HOUSE SHOW: Oh the glory! We will put on a private, catered house show with master chef Graham McKim for you and your friends in the Chicago-area home of your choice, PLUS we will write a song for you which we will sing to you in person, AND you'll get a video of us singing the cover of your choice, a personalized singing telegram, a batch of delicious homemade cookies, a backer-exclusive T-shirt, a handwritten thank-you card, a signed CD, your name in our album credits, the pre-release digital download, and a facebook shoutout.

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    WE COME TO YOU! If you are in the continental U.S, we will serenade you and your friends in a private house show in your hometown, PLUS we will write a song for you (which we will perform at said private house show), AND you'll get a video of us singing the cover of your choice, a personalized singing telegram, a batch of delicious homemade cookies, a backer-exclusive T-shirt, a handwritten thank-you card, a signed CD, your name in our album credits, the pre-release digital download, and a facebook shout-out!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDITS: You are our guardian angel, and the world shall know it. You will have the title of Executive Producer for this, our best and brightest musical recording to date. PLUS, we will put on a catered, private houseshow for you and your friends in which we sing a song we will write for you. Furthermore, we'll write jingles for each of the guests at this party. Emily will make place cards and party favors. Charles will dazzle guests with humor. It will be amazing. AND you'll get a video of us singing the cover of your choice, a personalized singing telegram, a batch of delicious homemade cookies, a backer-exclusive T-shirt, a handwritten thank-you card, a signed CD, the pre-release digital download, and a major major facebook shout-out.

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    VIP FOREVER: If you make this investment in us, we'll throw you a catered party on a sailboat, we'll write another album for you, we might even tell you which one is Duck and which is Goose... In addition, you'll get Executive Producer credits on the album, a catered, private houseshow in which we sing a song we will write for you, AND you'll get a video of us singing the cover of your choice, a personalized singing telegram, a batch of delicious homemade cookies, a backer-exclusive T-shirt, a handwritten thank-you card, a signed CD, the pre-release digital download, and a major major, major facebook shout-out.

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