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Golden Idols is releasing a new album.  If you like spooky surf, kindadelic, don't wop music, you will love Golden Idols!
Golden Idols is releasing a new album. If you like spooky surf, kindadelic, don't wop music, you will love Golden Idols!
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What's this Kickstarter all about?

We are printing our new album, Holy Smokes, on vinyl.  We know a lot of bands think Kickstarter is place to look for a handout,  often providing lackluster rewards for uncomfortable amounts of money.  That's not us.  we worked hard to put together a list of rewards that are well priced; many of these items are exclusive, and all of them are handmade (except for the stickers).  We see this Kickstarter campaign as an excellent opportunity for our fans to preorder the album and get their hands on exciting, personalized content and merchandise.  Everyone who pledges (even if only $1) will get a reward.  No $10 pledge for a thank you on our Facebook page here.  We think we have put together some pretty attractive rewards with something for everyone, but if you don't see the reward you were looking for, send us a message and we will see what we can do to accommodate you. 

Also, stay tuned for more product images and samples of the album.  We will add content to this page periodically, so there will be images of the cozies, the finished shirts and more as the project continues. 

What does the album look like?  

This beautiful artwork was hand drawn and painted by Patrick Broz while binge watching The Great British Bakeoff.  Everyone loves Jesus at a party because he's not a mean drunk and you'll never run out of wine or snacks. 

Cover Art
Cover Art

 

Vinyl Back Image
Vinyl Back Image

 

Why should you support this project?

Because you love our music, or you think someone you know will love our music. 

What does the money go towards?

As you may know, vinyl is not cheap to make.  There are a lot of elements that contribute to a high cost of entry for printing vinyl albums; the album has to be mastered for vinyl as well as digitally, then an acetate or lacquer master is cut, which must then be shipped to the record pressing company.  These are sensitive so shipping is expensive.  Once there, the lacquers are turned into master plates, which are used to press the records.  Each step of this process incurs expense and the printing itself is fairly expensive as there are not many pressing plants operating today.  We will use whatever is earned to cover the expenses of the rewards and pressing and shipping the records. 

Let's see some more of those amazing rewards!

These are the stickers you will receive with your rewards.  So charming, so fun, so affordable!

Sticker Design
Sticker Design

 This is the design for our tshirts.  Each one is printed on American Apparel shirts, made in USA; hand printed by Ink Knife Press right here in Seattle WA. 

T-shirt Design
T-shirt Design

What happens if we exceed our goal?

The goal we have set is not sufficient to cover the full cost of producing these records and we are covering much of it ourselves. Up to the point that the cost of the record has been covered, we will use amounts over the goal to cover these expenses, including value adding features to our rewards structure where we can.  If we exceed the cost of the album, we will press additional vinyl and make upgrades to the packaging such as gate folds rather than sleeve or custom colored vinyl.

Why should I pledge now?

Every week we will release additional content to our backers as a special thank you for your support.  The earlier you become a backer, the more exclusive content you will get. 

Why Vinyl?

Part of it is that vinyl records provide the best tactile experience of an album, from the artwork, to the act of physically changing the records, to the way in which people listen to records.  The other part is because vinyl is the only music medium that would survive a zombie apocalypse.  When all the electronic devices run out of juice and the magnet strips on the cassettes lose hold, there will still be hand cranked record players with which people can listen to our music.  Just because there's a zombie apocalypse doesn't mean we can't still dance a little.  

Risks and challenges

There are really only two probable risks and challenges. We have already finished mixing the album and it is being mastered now so there is no concern with the album not getting finished. The most likely hiccup would be for the pressing plant to be late getting us the records. The other possibility is that we may receive the records damaged or otherwise unfit and so a new shipment would have to be issued. In either case, it is unlikely the rewards would be delayed by more than a few weeks.

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    The One Dollar Wonder

    $1 or more- You will also get a digital download of our single “Until You Puke”. You will receive our eternal love and admiration; also use these to buy good Karma and/or absolution from sin. (Some of you may need to get a lot of these.)

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    The Five Dollar Discount

    We’ll email you a video of us blowing you kisses (if you’re into that sort of thing) AND the digital download of our previous EP.

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    • Download of our self-titled EP
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    Dig It All Package

    You get a digital download of the album; you dig? You’ll be the first to receive the album AND you’ll get it cheaper than downloading it later from iTunes AND you get the download of our previous EP.

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    • Single download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Album Download
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    The Vinyl Package

    You get a limited pressing of our album, AND the download of course, AND a sticker because you’re great, AND don’t ever let anyone tell you different.

    Includes:
    • Single download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Album Download
    • Vinyl Album
    • A Very Sticky Sticker
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    Vinyl Package Plus

    You get the digital download AND we’ll make a handmade photo collage featuring all the imaginary fun times you and we had at the fair, or on the beach, or in space, etc.

    Includes:
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Single download
    • Album Download
    • Vinyl Album
    • A Handmade Friendship Collage
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    Represent Package

    You get the digital download AND a limited run t shirt touched by at least one of us; maybe even snuggled AND a sticker because you probably deserve it.

    Includes:
    • Album Download
    • Single download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Fancy Screenprinted Tshirt
    • A Very Sticky Sticker
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    The Box Set

    You get the box set including the vinyl AND the first EP download card/sticker in a beautiful upcycled cardboard box.

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    • Single download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Album Download
    • Vinyl Album
    • A Very Sticky Sticker
    • Special Upcyled Cardboard Box Packaging
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    Vinyl and a Ticket

    You get the vinyl AND a ticket to a Golden Idols show of your choice in the next 12 months.

    Includes:
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Single download
    • Album Download
    • Vinyl Album
    • Concert Tickets
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    Represent Package (Vinyl)

    You get the vinyl AND a hand printed, limited run t shirt.

    Includes:
    • Album Download
    • Single download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Fancy Screenprinted Tshirt
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    Vinyl and a Cozie

    You get the vinyl wrapped in a hand-crocheted cozie AND all the downloads AND a t shirt. Keep your vinyl warm, or just use it as a classy centerpiece for your livingroom, office, or den.

    Includes:
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Single download
    • Album Download
    • Vinyl Album
    • Hand Crocheted Album Cozie
    • Fancy Screenprinted Tshirt
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    Vinyl and a Cozie (Northwest Version)

    You get the vinyl wrapped in a hand-made blue jean and flannel cozie AND all the downloads AND a t shirt. Keep your vinyl warm, or just use it as a classy centerpiece for your livingroom, office, or den.

    Includes:
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Single download
    • Album Download
    • Vinyl Album
    • Handmade Jeans and Flannel Cozie
    • Fancy Screenprinted Tshirt
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    Vinyl and a Cozie (Bondage Version)

    You get the vinyl wrapped in a hand-made pleather bondage suit cozie AND all the downloads AND a t shirt. Keep your vinyl warm, or just use it as a classy centerpiece for your livingroom, office, or den.

    Includes:
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Single download
    • Album Download
    • Vinyl Album
    • Fancy Screenprinted Tshirt
    • Bondage Coozie
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    The Dinner Package

    You get the vinyl AND the t shirt AND you will be invited to join the band for an amazing family style meal at Honeycourt in Seattle's glorious International District.

    Includes:
    • Album Download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Single download
    • Vinyl Album
    • A Dinner With The Band
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    Live Package

    You get the vinyl AND the downloads AND the t shirt AND 5 concert tickets valid for any show you wish over the next 12 months.

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    • Album Download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Single download
    • Vinyl Album
    • Concert Tickets
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    Song and a Dance Package

    You get the vinyl AND the downloads AND we'll write and record a song for you and send you the recording in whichever audio format you like AND a video of us blowing you kisses

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    • Album Download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Single download
    • Vinyl Album
    • Song Written for You
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    Makeover Package

    You get the vinyl AND the downloads AND a makeover from a member of Golden Idols AND we'll make a video of our special experience for you to cherish

    Includes:
    • Makeover and Video Memento
    • Album Download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
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    Video Star Package

    You get the vinyl AND the t shirt AND the downloads AND you will be prominently featured in one of the upcoming music videos for the album

    Includes:
    • Album Download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Fancy Screenprinted Tshirt
    • Single download
    • Vinyl Album
    • Prominent Role in a Music Video
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    Personal Show Package

    You get the vinyl AND the downloads AND a t shirt AND we'll come do a show at your house/apartment/cardboard box just for you and your friends (please be within 30 miles of Seattle or our tour route

    Includes:
    • Album Download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Fancy Screenprinted Tshirt
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    Hold Onto Your Butts Package

    You get the vinyl AND the downloads AND a t shirt AND a plaster mold of one of our butts (random selection) painted and signed ANNNND a sticker, because if anyone deserves a sticker, it's you.

    Includes:
    • Album Download
    • Download of our self-titled EP
    • Fancy Screenprinted Tshirt
    • Single download
    • Vinyl Album
    • Butt Mold Sculpture
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Funding period

- (30 days)