Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 31, 2013.

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We are a Seattle-based melodic rock band who are eager to record and release a full length album.

Seattle-based Bent (To be renamed No Crown for the release of this album) was formed in June of 2012 when Matt Litz and Brian Rowe's previous group "Perfect Weather" disbanded whilst recording their album.  The songs from this album remained as the nucleus of the regrouped band :"Bent:" with the addition of Jon Warner (of Really Big Beard, Magnificent Sons, Hunting Grounds, Myrin, Capybara) on the drums.  Those original recordings were rebranded as Bent, but with the new line up and a good deal of live performances under their belt (up and down the U.S. west coast) a more natural, driving, and energetic sound was born.  

We (the group) feel strongly compelled to capture this improved honest rock sound with a full-length release (to be recorded in the heart of the Georgetown neighborhood in south Seattle at Earwig Studios).  In order to do this, we will need funding for tracking & mixing (estimated at $1500), mastering (estimated at $700) and manufacturing ($500 for 100 CDs).  

Our dedication is strong, as is our passion and talent.  We hope to achieve our goal and get this funded project up and running!  We also hope you find our rewards to be compelling.  Thank you so much.

Matt, Brian, and Jon

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Risks:
Studio availability. Right now we are planning on beginning in June and are hopeful that we will get the time we need to complete this project quickly, and well.
Bodily injury. Jon is a klutz and Matt's guitar has been known to attack him, so this may also be a risk.

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  • We will email you requesting your t-shirt size. Available t-shirt sizes will be standard men's sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL).

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  • We are planning on personally thanking backers who have donated $25 or more on the liner notes of the CD. We will be sending an email after the campaign ends to ensure that this is okay with anyone who has donated $25 or more before printing any liner notes. If you wish for us not print your name, you will have an opportunity to opt out if you wish.

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  • We will be renaming our group "No Crown" with the release of this album (see Update #8) and all rewards will be branded with the new name, We are planning on the name of the album to be "Bent".

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  • Any funds pledged in excess of our goal will be used to take a little more time in the studio or in the mastering sessions, or extra funds will be used to manufacture more CDs. With the nature of a project like this, it is easy to spend beyond our budget. Our goal is the minimum amount of money we feel it will take to realize a strong version of our vision. However, additional funding in excess of our goal will also prove to be very helpful. We promise to be the best stewards possible of your generosity and are eager to create something that we can all be proud of.

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