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Indie-pop-rock playing & handcrafted soap making duo "Daymoths" are recording their debut full length and want to make it radio worthy

Recording is something I look forward to and dread. Mostly I dread it because it is very expensive and we have to strike a balance between getting the sound we want and only putting so much money on our credit cards. We've taken on a lot of debt through our 12 years of making music together and we are still paying off the majority of it. If we can raise money for our recording through Kickstarter we can free up our personal funds to finance our next year of touring. Nevertheless we don't feel right just asking for charity which is why we love the Kickstarter model so much.

We've tried to make our rewards worthy of their respective pledges and hope that you will find it to be an equal and exciting exchange. Most of our rewards include bars of our homemade vegan soap that we make together in our garage with all natural, biodegradable ingredients and pure essential oils.

Daymoths was incredibly fortunate to spend 2 months this past winter touring and we would love to take advantage of our road tightened tunes and get into the studio. While we've really enjoyed our stripped down sound live it would be wonderful to flesh out our songs with bass, strings and more vocal harmonies. It would be a dream come true to not be ruled by the clock and get the right takes and tones. Also, we would like to find the right post production engineers to make the record really radio worthy and then pursue a full radio campaign for our tour loop of the USA.

The breakdown of our recording project cost goes like this:

$1200 for recording, $500 for mixing, $500 for mastering, $300 for album artwork, $1500 for manufacturing and $2000 for radio campaign (including postage and printing costs) = $6000.

Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding method for projects. So we are going to make our goal a bit shy of the total amount needed. If we go beyond our goal, wonderful; if not, wonderful.  With $4500 we can fund our recording and that's an amazing start!

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    A free download of our album, good karma and official thanks on our website.

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    Free download of our album and a screen printed canvas patch, good karma, official thanks on our website and a supreme internet high five.

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    2 bars of Saint Paul Soap, free download of our entire album and a screen printed canvas patch, good karma, official thanks on our website and a supreme internet high five.

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    Signed and numbered limited edition screen printed poster. 4 bars of Saint Paul Soap, free download of our entire album and a screen printed canvas patch, good karma, official thanks on our website and a supreme internet high five.

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    *Goody Bag* = Screen printed Union-Made in the USA t-shirt, 2 guest list spots at a Daymoths show, 4 bars of Saint Paul Soap, free download of our entire album, a screen printed canvas patch, good karma, official thanks on our website and a supreme internet high five.

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    6 half hour beginning to intermediate cello lessons, beginning piano, violin or music theory lessons, good karma, official thanks on our website and a supreme internet high five.

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    Goody Bag PLUS we'll cover a song of your choice and post of video of us playing it on YouTube.

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    Goody Bag PLUS we'll write a song on a subject of your choosing and send you a recording of it. Your children, pets, daffodils, cookies and cream...anything!

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    Goody Bag PLUS a guest list spot at any of our shows for the lifetime of the band. Also listed on album credits as Executive Producer and 20 hard copies of the album.

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    Goody Bag PLUS a private party at the Button Bar (the bar in the Ohage house in St. Paul, MN) for you and 20 of your friends. Beer and Popcorn provided.

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