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We have a new record completely recorded and mixed! Now we just need to find a way to release it.
We have a new record completely recorded and mixed! Now we just need to find a way to release it.
104 backers pledged $8,780 to help bring this project to life.

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We find ourselves in an exciting position. After releasing our last record in January of 2009, we had a huge backlog of songs we were really excited about. We immediately jumped back into the studio and began recording a new record.

After a year of tracking, arranging, listening and mixing, we completed the record and started passing a few recordings around to gauge the reactions. These songs mark a pretty obvious departure from our previous work, so we weren't completely confident in what reactions to expect. Luckily, virtually everyone who we've approached has had a extremely positive, if not giddy, reaction to it. Working these songs into the live set has garnered the same type of attention. Needless to say, we are extremely anxious to get this record out to the world.

Although our band has really hit a creative peak in the past year, our business is undergoing quite a dramatic transition. Having amicably parted ways with our longtime manager at the end of last year, we have taken some time off of touring to restructure our business. This will be our first completely DIY project where the four members of the band are absolutely responsible for every decision made. We've come up with a really solid plan for releasing and promoting the record, we just need a little more funding than we have at our disposal to make our designs a reality. Recording and mixing took a lot out of our available resources, so we're looking for some friends to aid us along with completing the process.

We still need to master the record, finish the artwork and design, and produce the vinyl records and CDs. Along with that, we plan to create podcasts, hire radio promotion and tour promotion, buy a few pieces of new equipment we need to really get this new music sounding good live, and then we'll hit the road to get this stuff out to as many people as possible. We want to give this record a good shot at getting into the hands of anyone who would appreciate it, and this, of course, will take a little financial support.

The rough timeline is to release an EP of 4 or 5 songs in July and then get the complete album out in November, with the interim giving us time to publish our podcasts, make music videos, and hopefully have some other cool ideas as companions to the EP/album that we can incorporate. The more we can raise, the better; that means more music videos, more tour support, better equipment, and if there's any left over, maybe more studio time. We're trying to stay organic about this and leave room for the whole project to grow and change with input from other creative imaginations. If anyone has anything to add or any inspired ideas, please let us know. If it works for us and seems feasible, we'll use it and totally give you credit for your genius. With your help, we can make this album release project not only possible, but better than we ever could have imagined.

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    Come up with something you'd like! Send us a message and we'll work out a fair donation and reward, tailored especially to you! We can draw you a picture for five bucks, or build you a cardboard fort for $50, or whatever you want. Wide open. Just message us before committing and we'll work it out!

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    You get the new record on the release date via download, artwork and all. Just like you're buying the record, but your money goes directly to helping make it happen.

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    You get the new record and the new EP in digital format, on the day each is released.

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    You get downloads of the digital album and EP, plus a show poster from the cd release show. Let us know, and we'll all sign it for you if you'd like.

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    You get all above: the album, EP, release party poster, and we'll get you an advance copy of the beautiful vinyl version of the album for your record player six weeks before the album release.

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    You get everything above: album, EP, release party poster, advance vinyl six weeks early, and you pick a song of ours that you love, and we'll set up a microphone and record a version for you and only you. You will be the only person in the universe who has that recording.

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    You get everything above: Album, EP, poster, advance vinyl, personal one-of-a-kind recording, plus we'll give you a handmade CD of the best of our home demos, which is where this whole album originated from. We'll decorate the CD and make the album art by hand.

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    You get all above: album, EP, poster, vinyl, personal recording, handmade home recording CD, plus a VERY limited edition picture book of our favorite personal and professional photos from our time at home and on the road. It's likely we will only print as many as needed for our friends who pledge $150 or more, so there will only be a few in existence.

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    Everything above: album, EP, poster, vinyl, personal recording, handmade CD, picture book, plus we will play your house party. You find a house, invite all of your friends, and we'll bring a little PA and play a raucous house party set for you and yours. If your house is outside of a two hour drive from Athens, please check with us before donating, because we'll have to make sure we can swing it. Just work with us on this one.

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