We'd been saving our money for quite some time working toward getting a new van so we could tour the country and come see everyone we'd been making promises to for so long. The dates were set for a week and a half-long stint in the regional Midwest. As soon as the excitement for our first tour reached its peak, we took our van to get checked out and we found that it had many more serious problems than the original owners had told us. What they said was that the battery had to be replaced because it couldn't hold a charge, and we were okay with dropping $100 or so on a new battery.
We soon after found out that the brakes and pads need to be completely replaced, the muffler needs to be reattached, and the two rear tires need to be replaced. Being the very financially 'modest' band that we are, we spent all our hard-earned band money (as well as some personal money) on recording and on buying the van itself, leaving us broke with no money to pay for repairs. Now it's just sitting in Zach's driveway with both back tires flattered, collecting dust and waiting to be used and abused by a band who loves it.
This is where you guys come in. We're absolutely strapped for cash, and we need a helping hand. It sucks to have to ask for funds like this, but we love you guys and we want to play for you. In order to make that happen, this van needs to be completely fixed and ready to go. No van = no shows, and playing shows is the lifeblood of this band.
In order for us to pick up where we left off and resume touring, we need to get our van back up and running. We felt really bad leaving all these people hanging at shows they still thought we would be able to play, so it'd be really nice to fulfill our musical promises to them and to finally come play for them - for real this time.
We like to think we've gotten pretty creative with some of the rewards - we're ready to do some fun stuff that we've never really done for fans before in order to get our van back up and running. So if you can give just ONE dollar, absolutely anything would help. Just knowing you guys care to help us do what we love is enough, but we can't do that without a working van! Check out the rewards, come talk to us on Facebook and on our Twitter, and hopefully we'll be playing near you very soon! THANK YOU SO MUCH.
TO HEAR A PREVIEW OF THE NEW SONG 'SAD DAYS WITH PATTY MAYONNAISE', WATCH THIS VIDEO. IT'S AT THE END!
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