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The poly-stylistic vocal octet Roomful of Teeth is making their first album, to be released on New Amsterdam Records in September 2012.
The poly-stylistic vocal octet Roomful of Teeth is making their first album, to be released on New Amsterdam Records in September 2012.
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Roomful of Teeth is making its first album.  This is an incredibly exciting moment in our story and we need help to bring it home.  

Since 2009, our ensemble of eight classically-based vocalists has been coached by masters of some of the most vivid and varied singing styles from around the world: Tuvan throat singing, Korean p'ansori singing, yodeling, and belting among others.  And we have commissioned some of today's most vibrant composers – Judd Greenstein, Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs), Caleb Burhans, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Rinde Eckert, William Brittelle – to compose specifically for our mix of polyglot vocalists.  

The result is absolutely more than the sum of its parts.  True to our original vision, we are reuniting the world's singing languages, creating music that is beautiful, smart and immediately engaging.   And truly unique.

Our album, titled simply "Roomful of Teeth," will be released by New Amsterdam Records and produced by Grammy-winning engineer and producer, Jesse Lewis of Soundmirror.  The tracks were recorded this past November at the DiMenna Center in New York City and we hope to release the album in late September.  

Your support will help us cover the substantial production and post-production costs. From the expenses of the recording itself, to editing and mastering, to creating the artwork and manufacturing discs, we could not do this without help from our friends.   

Thanks so much for joining us in this project,

Roomful of Teeth

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    We will sing a loud THANK YOU to you and your name will be posted on our online wall of gratitude (on our website).

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    We will send you a 3-song preview of the album three weeks before the official release date.

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    We will send you a 5-song preview of the album 3-weeks before the official release date. You will also be invited to our after-party following the NYC cd release show in October.

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    We will send you the new Roomful of Teeth CD signed by the composers represented on the album.

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    We will send you a signed, limited edition 12"X12" print on archival paper of DM Stith's Roomful of Teeth album artwork.

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    You will receive a T-shirt sporting artist DM Stith's beautiful cover art for the album.

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    Any of the above AND we will make you a custom-made audio recording of Roomful of Teeth singing your outgoing answering machine/voicemail message.

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    Any of the above AND you will receive an in-person 60-minute voice lesson with a Roomful of Teeth singer (transportation not included).

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