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This project was successfully funded on March 6, 2012.

Minneapolis sextet, Lovely Dark, needs your help in finishing their debut full-length record, "Territories"!

About this project

ABOUT LOVELY DARK:

Lovely Dark is a six-piece indie rock band based in Minneapolis, MN. They will be releasing their debut studio album "Territories" on April 28th, 2012.

What began as a bedroom recording project for Travis and Sonia Even has blossomed into a dynamic live act bearing the distinct stamp of each of its members, which hail from such diverse bands as Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo, Buildings, Self-Evident, Power of 2, Spaghetti Western String Co., Clair De Lune, Torra! Torra! Torrance! and Young Brides.

They had their first public performance on Radio K's "Off the Record" in June of 2011. Since then they have been playing consistently in town and regionally.

The music itself is a unique take on folk-inflected percussive indie rock, drawing influence from many eclectic sources - from modern Canadian folk-rock group The Acorn, to Kate Bush, from Faraquet to Florence and the Machine, from The Dismemberment Plan to Tinariwen.  Haunting, windswept harmonies combine with dual percussion create a soundscape that calls to mind the pounding of raindrops and scattering autumn leaves. There's a sense of urgency in the music and lyrics as if it's a call to wake up.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:

We're almost all done recording, mixing and mastering, but we need a little bit of help to get the album pressed so we can get the music to you!

We were honored to be able to record at The Old Blackberry Way with Neil Weir. "Territories" will be released at our CD release show on April 28th at Hell's Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis, but think of this as a way to pre-order the album. Check out the different levels of support on the right side of the page. As with all Kickstarter projects, we will only get the funds if we reach our goal.

We greatly appreciate any amount that you can contribute, and of course there are some great rewards you can get in return. So please help out if you can, and we look forward to hopefully seeing you at one of our shows!

http://www.LovelyDark.com

https://www.facebook.com/lovelydarkband

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    - Screenprinted "Territories" Poster
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    - Two Free tickets to "Territories" CD Release on 4/28
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    - Downloads of 12 early Demos from "Territories"
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    - A Special Thanks in the liner notes of "Territories"
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    - Lovely Dark will come over and cook dinner for you and a few of you friends/roommates/significant other, and hang (within 30 miles of MPLS, at a date TBD)
    ---- A Special Thanks in the liner notes
    ---- Downloads of 12 early Demos
    ---- Screenprinted Poster
    ---- Advanced digital download (Expect 4/1)
    ---- Physical copy upon release on 4/28

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    ---- Lovely Dark will record a home studio version of any cover you request
    ---- A Special Thanks in the liner notes
    ---- Downloads of 12 early Demos
    ---- Screenprinted Poster
    ---- Advanced digital download (Expect 4/1)
    ---- Physical copy upon release on 4/28

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    - Lovely Dark will come to your house and play an intimate acoustic set for you and your friends (within 50 miles of MPLS, at a date TBD)
    ---- A Special Thanks in the liner notes
    ---- Downloads of 12 early Demos
    ---- Two Free tickets to CD Release on 4/28
    ---- Screenprinted Poster
    ---- Advanced digital download (Expect 4/1)
    ---- Physical copy upon release on 4/28

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    - You, +1, to every Lovely Dark show for the next two years
    ---- Lovely Dark will record a home studio version of any cover you request
    ---- A Special Thanks in the liner notes
    ---- Downloads of 12 early Demos
    ---- Two Free tickets to CD Release on 4/28
    ---- Screenprinted Poster
    ---- Advanced digital download (Expect 4/1)
    ---- Physical copy upon release on 4/28

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