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Our beloved tour van, Buff, recently died. We have a fall tour booked and need help to buy a new van so we can come play for all of you!
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We have done it. We have really done it this time. After successfully completing our third album, we find ourselves in the great position to finally bring the music to you. We have a variety of methods of doing this, such as record players, cd players, iPods, digital downloads, tapes, and of course hopefully radio. Yet there is one more form of delivery that stands out among all these, a form so diverse and true to the music that it defies any and all listening devices: the live show.

Our live show is something that can not be recreated by any needle or laser, nor wavelength nor tape reel. Only by one means may this form of our music be forged: the four of us culling and casting it out live from our amps, and straight to the hearts of you!

In order to accomplish such a stunning feat, we must travel the distant lands and far reaches of the known earth. We must go by any means necessary, though we prefer one above all: the van. A van to transport us, our gear, our favorite clothes that make us look cool on stage, and our best intentions. Which brings us to our dilemma. We need one. Oh man do we ever need one. We've been going through some tough times with money and our old van is too old to fix.

That's why we're asking for your help. If you can afford to make a pledge today it will go a long way toward keeping us on the road---hopefully for a very long time. Any extra money we raise will be put towards a new bass amp that we've been wanting to buy since we started touring in 2005.

We are offering a variety of reward items and well wishes for anyone who can pledge. We'll also post exclusive updates throughout the fundraiser--so keep coming back for more updates.

We appreciate all that our fans have done for us before and we want to continue giving back. We hope to make this tour our best ever and would love for you to be a part of it. We hope to see you out there...wherever you are.

Will, Phil, John, and Jonathan
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin



INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:

We're happy to send packages outside the U.S. Because shipping overseas is more expensive, we ask that you add the following amounts to your pledge to help us cover some of the shipping costs.

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Please add $15 extra for $50 pledge level.
Please add $25 extra for $75 and $100 pledge levels.
Please add $40 extra for $150 pledge level.
Please add $70 extra for $250 pledge level.

This only applies if you live outside of the United States.

Also, for those not familiar with Kickstarter, at the end of the project you will receive an e-mail asking for your shipping information and any other info we need from you.



East Coast & West Coast tour dates

Aug 26, 2010 - Forrest Rose Park, Columbia, MO
Aug 31, 2010 - The Firebird, St. Louis, MO*
Sep 1, 2010 - Canopy Club, Urbana, IL*
Sep 2, 2010 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL*
Sep 3, 2010 - Magic Stick, Detroit, MI*
Sep 4, 2010 - El Mocambo Club, Toronto, Canada*
Sep 6, 2010 - Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC, Canada*
Sep 7, 2010 - TT the Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA*
Sep 8, 2010 - Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY*
Sep 10, 2010 - Black Cat, Washington, DC*
Sep 11, 2010 - The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA*
Sep 12, 2010 - Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH*
Sep 13, 2010 - The Basement, Columbus, OH*

* with Telekinesis

Nov 01, 2010 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown Jr.
Nov 03, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Nov 04, 2010 - Ames, IA - M Shop
Nov 05, 2010 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon
Nov 06, 2010 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
Nov 07, 2010 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Nov 10, 2010 - Boise, ID - Flying M
Nov 11, 2010 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Nov 12, 2010 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Nov 13, 2010 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Nov 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
Nov 16, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland
Nov 19, 2010 - San Diego, CA - The Loft
Nov 20, 2010 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
Nov 22, 2010 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Nov 23, 2010 - Dallas, TX - HOB Pontiac Garage
Nov 24, 2010 - Norman, OK - The Opolis

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    Digital download of 2 Let It Sway outtakes + song by SSLYBY side project New Monsters Collective (Phil's sister's band. Will plays bass. Jonathan recorded their EP)

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    All of the above + CD of your choice (Broom, Pershing, or Let It Sway) + Personalized thank you note

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    All of the above + Choose any CD or LP signed & personalized to you + 4" x 6" black and white original picture of SSLYBY signed by all of us + stickers & buttons

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    All of the above + 2 guest list spots to any future show of your choice (not including festivals) + one-of-a-kind 5" x 7" framed photograph taken and signed by Phil

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    All of the above + Limited edition Let It Sway tour poster hand screened and signed by all of us (Designed by Daniel Zender -- danielzender.com)

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    All of the above + Original wax-on-canvas painting by Will. Each painting will be unique and signed.

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Funding period

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