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After too many years, we're raising money to release our first full-length ska-punk album.
84 backers pledged $2,556 to help bring this project to life.

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Who Are We?

We are a ska/punk/rock/party band from Orange County, CA, formed over drinks about 9 years ago. Over time we've honed our sound into a special blend of music that has been described as "sloppy, but in a good way".

What Are We Doing?

We're used to doing pretty much everything ourselves, but we decided it's finally time for a professionally recorded album, so we turned to our friend David Irish at Pot O'Gold Studio for help producing something that sounds great. He was able to help us sound better than ever, and we're really excited to share it with our friends.

When Is This Happening?

After we wrap up this (hopefully) successful kickstarter, we plan to immediately manufacture CDs and set up digital distribution for the album. Our recordings are already mixed and mastered, and we're just about done with the artwork (a preview of the cover is up here already!). We should have everything in hand to distribute by April, and a party to celebrate the release is in the works.

What Does This Cost?

Our rough budget for this project:

Recording/Mixing/Mastering: $2500

Artwork: $0 (We're doing it ourselves)

Manufacturing/Distribution: $500

Band funds/individual contributions: -$2100

Kickstarter Fees: $100

Initial Fundraising Goal: $1000

What's Next?

If you are awesome and we end up raising more (especially if we recoup our initial costs), we have some fantastic stretch goals in mind (Vinyl! A van! Touring!), and we'll lay out the budget for that when that seems reasonable.

Risks and challenges

We have already recorded, mixed and mastered the music and created most of the album artwork ourselves, and now we're looking for help releasing it. We're going to scale our manufacturing of physical copies based on how much money we raise, so this album is coming out whether you like it or not!

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    Our eternal thanks and gratitude. You are a wonderful human.

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    Physical Thanks

    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.

    We love you.

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    Digital Package

    A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.

    We'll probably give you a high-five when we see you.

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    CD Package

    A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.

    You just graduated from a high-five to a hug (if you're into it).

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    T-shirt Package

    A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.

    Whenever you wear that shirt, it'll be like we're hugging you all day... if you're in to that. If not, it's just another article of clothing.

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    Poster Package

    A poster of the album artwork to hang next to your bed, so you can think about 8 dudes every night before nodding off listening to our album.

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.
    -A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.

    If you wear the t-shirt to bed, that might be a little too intimate, but we're cool with it if you are.

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    Get stupid with Stupid Flanders!

    An evening out with the band, and the first two rounds are on us. This is limited to the Southern California area - if you live outside the area, you'll have to make your way to us.

    Group hug time!

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.
    -A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.
    -A poster of the album artwork to hang next to your bed, so you can think about 8 dudes every night before nodding off listening to our album.

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    It's time to get (the opposite of) Stupid!

    Matt (Trumpet), EJ (Sax), Zack (Guitar) or Eric (Drums) will give you up to a one-hour lesson on your instrument (hopefully the one they play), either in-person (limited to Southern California) or remotely with Skype or FaceTime. They could teach you some good warmups and some Stupid Flanders songs, if you want.

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.
    -A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.
    -A poster of the album artwork to hang next to your bed, so you can think about 8 dudes every night before nodding off listening to our album.

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    Eat donuts at Disneyland with Stupid Flanders

    You can snack on some donuts with the band at Disneyland (we're from Orange County!). You have to be able to get to the park, and we'll bring the donuts and tickets.

    We can ride the Haunted Mansion together. It'll be cozy!

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.
    -A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.
    -A poster of the album artwork to hang next to your bed, so you can think about 8 dudes every night before nodding off listening to our album.

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    Veg's Crappy Superhero/Villain

    Veg will get a tattoo of your favorite crappy super-hero or villain (Aquaman, we're looking at you!). He really doesn't want these, but he's willing to sacrifice his skin for you (and the good of the band!). We'll send you a certified picture of the work.

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.
    -A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.
    -A poster of the album artwork to hang next to your bed, so you can think about 8 dudes every night before nodding off listening to our album.

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    Your Name Here - Eric

    Eric will tattoo your name on his body. It's getting crowded, but we'll find some space for you!

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.
    -A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.
    -A poster of the album artwork to hang next to your bed, so you can think about 8 dudes every night before nodding off listening to our album.

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    Your Name Here - Will
    Will will tattoo your name on his body. He has a lot of bare skin, so it may end up huge!

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.
    -A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.
    -A poster of the album artwork to hang next to your bed, so you can think about 8 dudes every night before nodding off listening to our album.

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    Private Show
    We'll buy or rent a van, and travel to play a show for you anywhere in the lower 48. Seriously.

    You will also receive:
    -A Post-card sent to your home, thanking you for your contribution.
    -You will be thanked in the liner notes for the album.
    -A digital download of the new album as soon as it is released.
    -A physical compact disc you can hold in your hands and listen to using the magic of LASER technology.
    -A special t-shirt you can wear to show you're a fan of a real ska band.
    -A poster of the album artwork to hang next to your bed, so you can think about 8 dudes every night before nodding off listening to our album.

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Funding period

- (31 days)