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Post-rock/ambient-instrumental group, The Files & Fires, need your support to record, and master their new record!
Post-rock/ambient-instrumental group, The Files & Fires, need your support to record, and master their new record!
45 backers pledged $1,523 to help bring this project to life.

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The Files & Fires is a post-rock/ambient instrumental group founded in Connecticut and now based primarily out of New York.  Founding members, Tyler J. Smith and Ian Tait scattered seeds over five years ago for what has now grown in to a well structured and passionate group of musicians with huge potential as a band.

The Files have, to date, had two formal releases: the "Like Ivy... EP", and the more recent, "For People Talk Lightly..."  Between the two recordings the group saw frequent changes in personnel; going through at least two drummers, and as many bassists, in an effort to form the group you would recognize today.  The changes were for the group's overall benefit, as the second recording was well received and equally well reviewed.


Now the group has decided it is time for another release, the funding of which is almost entirely in your hands! 

The Files & Fires does not take lightly the creation of their art.  And they hope the end result is a work to transport the listener; to give you something to remember; something to feel.  With the help of your pledges, and additional funding from the members themselves, the group hopes to record, mix, master and release their new album by the winter of 2012.

The rewards list will display precisely what your pledges will earn you, and each contribution, however small or large, is a worthy of the most sincere thanks.  This is a group that has existed solely on the support of its dedicated listeners, and has continued to write and record music in an effort to provide these listeners a bit of levity in an otherwise heavy world.

Best wishes and infinite thanks,

-The Files & Fires

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A digital copy of either of our first two recordings, and a personal 'thank you' from us. For this small amount we will make available either the "Like Ivy.. EP", or the latest "For People Talk Lightly..."

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    Both of our previous releases, and a digital release of the new album once it is completed!

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    Same deal as the $10 amount, but we will also include bonus material, including photos and video from the recording of the new record (which you will be helping to create!).

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    Hard copy CDs of "For People Talk Lightly...", and the new, to-be-named, album. "For People Talk Lightly..." in its original release packaging (custom artwork, and hand-tied by the members of the Files just for you). Also included, a hand-written thank you letter from Tyler.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Hard copies of both CDs, a hand-written thank you letter from Tyler, and a personal video from the entire group thanking you for your dedication to our music. Also, previously unreleased electronic recordings of a Files' track.

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    Everything from the $35.00 reward level, plus a custom Files poster signed by all members and limited run Files' stickers.

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    You can be certain you are among those most worthy of a sincere 'Thank you'. We will provide everything from the previous reward levels, and include a "Meet the Files!" day, where we join you for a drink at your favorite bar (given you are of age)... Or go out for ice-cream, or jump in a bouncy castle. The world is your oyster. (We will cover travel costs within a 2-hour radius of New York City, or meet you in the city for a great time.)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Everything from the previous two reward levels. Including the 7" test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing. A 'Producer' credit on the new record, including a personal thank you on the CD liner. Plus, one chosen Files member will be your personal pen-pal for at least 2 months. (Longer if your conversations are particularly riveting.)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You will forever be a part of our success as a group, and incentive to spend our lives creating emotive music. A 'Producer' credit and personal thank you in the liner of the new CD. Signed copies of all our recordings, and all bonus material including: a custom poster, stickers, personal 'Thank you' videos from the group, and a dedicated pen-pal from any member of the group for at least 6 months.

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