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Dear friends,

First off, let me say that my heart is overflowing with thankfulness. While preparing for this record, I had the opportunity to reflect upon 2016. I traveled 12,337 miles to play 76 shows with 101 bands in 17 states. It was the hardest-working year of my life, but easily the most rewarding. I am frantically overjoyed to be walking alongside people like you. I am entering new seasons of personal and artistic growth. I am receiving opportunities I never could have imagined, and every day I am forever changing by the powerfully radical people who enter my life. I feel more confident than ever before that this is my calling and my purpose on planet earth. I am sowing seeds of beauty into the hearts of those I encounter.

Well, friends, after what feels like an eternity of change & growth, I’m happy to announce that it is officially time for me to record + release my first record since high school. However, I have no band fund and a mere $35.91 in my bank account. While planning for this new record, dreams like “recording in a studio”, “physical copies”, and “guac & chips” appear unattainable.

There is no profit being made by my annual music festival FREEZEFEST, nor are there many donations on the 10+ free albums I have posted on Bandcamp under different names. Live shows haven’t been very fruitful either. While performing as often as I could this semester, my drummer, who never missed a full-band show, made a total of $32. Although I sometimes wonder if I should stiffen up and “professionalize” my band, I truly believe that I can, without compromise, navigate through professionalism and maintain pure creative expression. What that means in 2017: continuing to accept non-paying gigs, releasing my new record on Bandcamp for FREE DOWNLOAD, and once again making no profit off of Freezefest. I will cling to these ideals until I no longer can. I don’t do this for the money. I do this because I need to. I do this because I want to love & encourage each of you. This is what I’m called to do.

Now, I want to be clear about this: there is nothing I “deserve” from you. By taking time to read this, you have already gifted me with more than I deserve. By funding this new record, you are believing in me to take a significant step forward. I will be able to enter a new, semi-sustainable season with my music. I will receive the opportunity to take my music(and myself) across the world, spreading peace & love. That is my ultimate desire.

Alas, if enough friends commit to this crazy dream, we can breathe this record into existence. Thank you for your time & support. <3

Peace & love,

Nordista Freeze

Risks and challenges

It is important that you know a Kickstarter campaign is all-or-nothing. If we raise the money, we will be able to properly record, produce, distribute and promote this record. We will record the rock’n’roll band live at Art House Studios, additionally recording brass, strings, and harmonies at Lipscomb University’s Contemporary Music Haus. If we do not raise the money, every penny will be returned to you. If you look to the right, you will see some wild rewards. These have been a ton of fun to dream up. (I’m excited to find my future fiance!)

If we raise over $7,000 the money will go into the brand new Nordista Freeze band fund, which will help me travel across the country this summer, promoting the new record!!

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    A Unique Selfie From Nordista Freeze

    Receive a one-of-a-kind selfie from Nordista Freeze & the pleasure of knowing, as little as it may seem, you've helped Nordista Freeze & his team in a very real way.

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    Exclusive Early Access to Cosmic Haus

    Receive a secret link to hear Cosmic Haus, one week before it is released to the public.

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    THE PACKAGE

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    THE COSMIC FRIEND (PACKAGE)

    THE PACKAGE + a custom Spotify playlist. From Nordista, to you. + a handwritten thank-you note

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    THE COSMIC BEST FRIEND (PACKAGE)

    THE PACKAGE + a Nordista Freeze poster + a unique Cosmic Haus Polaroid photograph + a handwritten thank-you note + a personalized Spotify playlist + a shoutout on Instagram !!

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    THE COSMIC BEST FRIEND (PACKAGE + PARTY)

    THE COSMIC BEST FRIEND + Come hang with Nordista Freeze in the studio for an exclusive first-listen party. Signature coffee, sparkling water, homemade snacks & desserts.

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    THE COSMIC HOMECOMING (PACKAGE)

    THE COSMIC BEST FRIEND (PACKAGE + PARTY) + Nordista Freeze & friends will show up to your haus & harmonize a song on your doorsteps, gifting you with a basket including:
    + The Cosmic Best Friend (Signed CD, shirt, sticker, Polaroid, Handwritten Note, poster, Spotify playlist, party invite) + A USB of Nordista Freeze’s Discography (10 Records) + A dozen homemade cookies(your favorite flavor) + Roses + Special Thank You in Liner Notes + An invitation to the Cosmic Best Friend Listening Party (MUST LIVE IN NASHVILLE AREA)

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    An Intimate Evening with Nordista Freeze

    THE COSMIC HOMECOMING PACKAGE (delivered to your door) + AN INVITATION TO THE COSMIC BEST FRIEND LISTENING PARTY + A three-course, home-cooked meal with Nordista, prepared by Nordista Freeze’s mom. There will be an exclusive, acoustic performance, including never before heard stories & meaning behind each track.

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    THE COSMIC LOVEBIRD (PACKAGE)

    THE COSMIC HOMECOMING PACKAGE (delivered to your door) + AN INVITATION TO THE COSMIC BEST FRIEND LISTENING PARTY + Go one a very special date with Nordista Freeze <3

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    THE COSMIC ENGAGEMENT PARTY

    Tonight is the night Nordista Freeze proposes to you. Wear your finest threads,
    be picked up by a chauffeur, roses & signature chocolates, a five star meal, a film at The Belcourt, stargazing at Love Circle.
    End the night with roses, an engagement ring, and a kiss. <3 Engagement captured on photograph, of course. (Tragic news that Freeze has been a bad boyfriend on the road will be received at your doorstep in the form of a newspaper, calling off the wedding.)

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    COSMIC HAUS SHOW (Nashville)

    Nordista Freeze will travel to your haus & play a show for you and your friends.

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