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About

Dearling Physique - Alphabet Tracer

In October of 2011 we released Tracing The Alphabet. This 4-song EP of new material addressing youth and re-discovery was achieved following a strict DIY process and with minimal outside funding. Our efforts were met with early praise from European-based music TV station tape.tv, MTV’s popular music blog MTV Iggy, Seattle radio station KEXP and new listeners worldwide. We feel it is time to take advantage of this growing attention.

[Tracing The Alphabet Pt. I artwork by Kyle Benjamin Jorgensen]

Every aspect of Tracing The Alphabet is a manifestation of our vision aided by the strength and skill of our fashion, film, and studio collaborators. In order to allow the continued realization of this vision, we are humbly asking our fans and supporters for assistance so that we may create Tracing The Alphabet’s full-length follow up Alphabet Tracer.  This includes four music videos and an extraordinarily ambitious touring performance production. The growing opportunity for us to carry this all-encompassing experience into cities around the world is temporarily stifled due to lack of financing that we are not able to generate ourselves.

[Matt Vannelli photographed by Erik Hess]

Your pledge will go towards:

• Recording, mixing, mastering, and replication of Alphabet Tracer

• Production, filming and editing of four new music videos from Alphabet Tracer

• Stage production and prop design associated with live performances, covering the United States, Canada and Europe in 2012 (with more countries in the near future).

This must be released.

[Doug Louiselle]

How Tracing The Alphabet Was Born

In the summer of 2011, Domino was awarded a Travel and Study Grant from the Jerome Foundation to explore the electronic music scene of Berlin, Germany and to immerse himself in a foreign urban environment as a means of experiencing the themes of alienation, solitude, and otherness, as inspiration for new work. This experience fueled the creation of a conceptual album titled Alphabet Tracer – a bombastic interpretation of pop culture through the distinctive eyes of Dearling Physique.

[Domino photographed by Shuttertrip]

What The Press Has Said 

"The independent music scene could really use a new artist with this combination of style and substance. Hopefully, Dearling Physique will soon find its place in the canon." -Beverly Bryan, MTV Iggy

“Dearling Physique has set the bar incredibly high for themselves. They are definitely a band to watch out for over the next few years as groundbreakers for more genre-bending and synthesia-inducing music.” -Annastasia Gallaher, Popwreckoning

"...[the Currency EP's] shape-shifting songs are full of ambiguities and fragmented memories...a disorienting and alluring world of light and shadow." -Jeff Gage, City Pages

Sincerely,
Domino + Matt + Doug

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    Personalized behind-the-scenes video documenting the creative process behind Alphabet Tracer, tailored to your specific questions. (including a personalized "thank you," a digital download of our entire discography, a first listen to Alphabet Tracer, an exclusive t-shirt, tote bag, 7" vinyl + VIP passes for two)

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    Exclusive Hardcover 14x11" Dearling Physique Coffee Table Landscape Book, complete with band photos, tour snapshots and album artwork compiled over the last four years. (including a personalized "thank you," a digital download of our entire discography, a first listen to Alphabet Tracer, an exclusive t-shirt, tote bag, 7" vinyl, VIP passes for two + behind-the-scenes video)

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    Handmade Kevin Kramp knit oversized circle scarf. As one of our frequent collaborators, Kevin Kramp's garments have been featured in the music video for "Discipline Your Hands," and the most recent promotional photographs of Domino and Matt. (including a personalized "thank you," a digital download of our entire discography, a first listen to Alphabet Tracer, an exclusive t-shirt, tote bag, 7" vinyl, VIP passes for two + behind-the-scenes video) **Images of oversized circle scarfs by Kevin Kramp available upon request**

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