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This is the recording, mastering, and distribution project for the full-length debut album of Seattle rock band Certain Inertia.

Certain Inertia is a Seattle band whose founding members, Peter and Brien, have been playing together since 2003.  Though the band has encountered many hurdles and setbacks, as bands made of people tend to do, Certain Inertia has persevered and continues to rock local venues with their unique synergy of Peter's unmistakable acoustic terrain and Brien's searing classic-rock-inspired leads and vocals.  Each catchy tune is a personal love letter to what the band adores about music, and a testament to their dedication to the craft.

Today, Certain Inertia is finally ready to put 10 of their original songs to tape and show them to the world.  Earwig Studio was chosen as the recording studio for this project, due to studio owner Don Farwell's friendly and professional demeanor and obvious expertise behind the console.  Of the $5500 needed for this project, roughly $3000 of that is for recording the album and overdubs, and mixing down the resulting 10 songs for mastering.

Don Farwell of Earwig Studio
Don Farwell of Earwig Studio

The remaining funding necessities include said mastering, CD duplication, distribution, and of course producing the awesome Kickstarter rewards for you.  Unfortunately, local gigs don't pay very much, and the band members are all average dudes with regular jobs, bills, and debts.  This is where you come in - if you can pledge your help to make this record happen, we will not only be tremendously grateful, but we will also get you some amazing, heartfelt rewards.

The end goal for this project is to make a great debut album and get it out to you, and we want you to come along for the ride.  We designed the rewards with that in mind, and we hope you are as excited to be a part of this record as we are!

Peter trying out a studio guitar at Earwig Studio
Peter trying out a studio guitar at Earwig Studio
Brien testing out a vocal mic at Earwig Studio
Brien testing out a vocal mic at Earwig Studio

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    Digital download of the full-length debut album "Wednesdays" by Certain Inertia on day of release + a personal thank-you email from the band with a unique haiku using your name

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    Physical copy of the CD, available to ship or pick up on release day (International backers please add $3 for shipping) + a snazzy handmade (with a button maker) Certain Inertia button

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    Everything in the $6 level + a snazzy Certain Inertia T-shirt (International backers please add $5 for shipping)

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    Everything in the $25 level (International backers please add $5 for shipping) + digital guitar tablature for "Wednesdays," with full lyrics, in .pdf format

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    Everything in the $50 level (International backers please add $5 for shipping) + your name in the album liner notes as "special thanks to" + a limited-edition CD of "Wednesdays," with bonus tracks and artwork

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    Everything in the $150 level + a VIP invite for you and a guest to "Wednesdays" CD release party in November, to be held in Seattle, Washington (venue TBD) + an invitation to the Facebook Group "Certain Inertia" to follow the band's progress and contribute in discussions and ideas + your likeness artistically rendered by Brien of Certain Inertia, signed, and framed with a copy of the Limited-Edition CD (International backers please add $20 for shipping)

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    Everything in the $500-level + 5 drum lessons from Certain Inertia's Brendan (Seattle only, scheduling restrictions apply) + 5 guitar lessons from Certain Inertia's Peter (Seattle only, scheduling restrictions apply) + a song written for you by Certain Inertia's guitarists, and uploaded to YouTube tagged with your name + a framed setlist from the CD Release show; photos with you and the band taken at CD Release show and uploaded to Certain Inertia's Official Facebook page

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    Everything in the $500-level + your name in liner notes as "Executive Producer" + 2-hour private house performance in your home (restricted to Pacific Northwest USA residences) including a personal song (same as in the $1000 level), with cover requests taken into consideration; performance recorded on video and uploaded to YouTube with your name in the title as "Executive Producer" of the show + a framed setlist from the CD Release show; photos with you and the band taken at CD Release show and uploaded to Certain Inertia's Official Facebook page; your name mentioned as "sponsored by" on the official gig poster; pics with you and the band taken at the show uploaded to Certain Inertia's Official Facebook page; all related show tweets on Twitter.com/CertainInertia will feature #[yourname] hashtags

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