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Dream-pop band Novelette's debut record is almost complete: to finish and release, we need your help.
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EDIT 8/7/13:
YAY! You guys! This morning we passed the minimum goal! EFF YEAH!

I'll be posting another more wonderful video update (plus song previews?) in a few, but I just have to say thank you for believing in this project, this record, me.

In the meantime, we still have 16 whole days! Any additional money we raise will go toward touring, printing more CDs, and making more merch. I'll be adding some new fun rewards.

If you'd like to help out, share this Kickstarter on your facebook/tumblr/twitter/socialnetworkinnetworkz, get the word out about this ~*new record*~ and whatnot!

DID I TELL YOU I LOVE YOU?

A million o's and x's - Cara

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I've been writing and releasing music under my own name, Cara Salimando, as a solo artist for several years. What I've always wanted to do is front a band I really loved. At 21, I've finally formed the band I've always hoped to be in, Novelette. We started recording a record in July of 2012 in Denver, CO and finished the record in Brooklyn, NY this April. 

Now the record is done, but before it can be released, I've got to pay for studio time, the mixing, the mastering, the printing, and the promotion of this record. This is the first full length record I'll ever put out and I want to do it right. I want to put it in your hands and I want to tour it to the ends of the earth. 

I moved home, and I'm working and saving money, but this whole ordeal costs quite a bit. I've chosen not to shop my record to a label to help me with this release because I've been tangled up in bad deals before and had my *actual* first record put on hold. Music shouldn't come with all those complications. It should be between the creator and the listener, and that's it. I'm asking you to be my label. 

Whether you've been following me from my hometown show days when I was 13 or my more recent tours as an 18, 19, 20, or 21 year old, thank you for your support. I really believe in this band and this record, I'm my own worst critic and even I know that this record is awesome. Thank you again and I can't wait to share it with you.

Risks and challenges

The album is mixed. The album is mastered. Now it's time to pay some people and release this. We start manufacturing CDs and the other merch early August. Plan is to ship everything out in September. This process could possibly be delayed if there is a great volume of supporters as some of the prizes will be hand made by me, and CDs may not come exactly when expected. With your support and patience, we can make this happen. Cross your fingers for no setbacks. It's taken a year to get to this point. Let's make it happen as quickly as possible. I'm ready, you're ready, let's go.

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    THANK YOU: Thank you + exclusive updates. (unlimited availability)

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    DOWNLOAD: Download of the new album + exclusive updates. (both items included with all donations over $10) (unlimited availability)

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    DOWNLOAD OF THE RECORD FOR WORLDWIDE + thank you + exclusive updates

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    BOOKMARK: Bookmark handmade by me + download of record/ updates(unlimited availability)

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    CAT DOLL: Cat Doll handmade by me + download of the record/ updates

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    CD: New CD signed by me + personal thank you note Polaroid + sticker + download of record/ updates (unlimited availability)

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    WORLDWIDE CD: New CD signed by me + personal thank you note Polaroid + sticker + download of record/ updates

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    BACKER-EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT: Limited edition t-shirt + physical copy of the record + written thank you + download of record/ updates (unlimited availability)

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    YOU ARE A SONGWRITER TOO: I'll hand make you a notebook to write in (with whatever you want on the cover nothing gross pls thx) with a thank you from me inside, a copy of the new record signed by me, a copy of my first EP also signed, a CD of songs I wrote as a 13/14/15 year old just for fun, and a totebag to carry it in (drawn on or written on by me if you desire)

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    MIXTAPE: I will be really cute and burn you a CD mixtape of songs I think you will like, send me the general ~vibe~ you'd want the mixtape to focus on (sadstuff, hyperfunstuff, ijustwannadancestuff) OR tell me a story about you and I will pick songs I love to narrate/soundtrack that story. Will be sent in a handmade case, drawn on by me. Plus you'll get a physical signed copy of my new record, a thank you letter, and I'll put it all in a totebag (drawn on by me if you desire).

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    TAKE MY THINGS: You can have one of my acoustic ukuleles that I learned to play on, a notebook handmade by me (with whatever you want on the cover nothing gross pls thx) with a thank you note from me inside, a signed copy of the new record, a signed copy of my first EP, a bookmark, a catdoll, and a totebag to carry it all in (drawn or written on by me if you desire)

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    BACKER BUNDLE: Anchor totebag + new CD signed by me + BACKER-EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT + personal thank you note + sticker + bookmark + handmade cat doll + download of record/ updates. (unlimited availability)

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRICS: Handwritten lyrics of the song of mine of your choice, signed by me. Also includes a personalized letter explaining the process and story behind the song, and sheet music. + download of record/ updates (only 15 available)

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    LINER NOTES: New CD signed by me + your name will be given thanks in the liner notes + bookmark + Anchor totebag (just the tote) + download of record/ updates. (only 50 available)

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    COLLECTOR'S PIECE: I'll send you a hand written copy of every lyric of every song on this record bound together in a booklet made out to you personally, each illustrated and decorated in a unique fashion so only YOU have this particular one, a physical signed copy of the new record, a physical signed copy of my first EP, a handmade bookmark, and a letter of my thanks/our friendship duh.

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    SKYPE: Hangout with me and Maxwell for 20 minutes on Skype + Anchor totebag (just the tote) + handmade cat doll + new CD signed by me. (only 10 available)

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    HANGOUT IRL: (Local to NYC/Brooklyn only) I like being friends with everyone that listens to my music, so let's hang out. You pick a day, and I will take you out to one of my favorite restaurant places in Brooklyn (probably Alice's Teacup omg). We will probably have a lot of weird fun, I will buy you brunch/lunch/dinner (your meal of choice), we will talk about life, take some friend photos at a photobooth, and I will send you home with a totebag full of stuff (physical signed copy of new record, physical signed copy of first EP, a bookmark, and a cat doll).

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    LULLABY: I will write and record you a lullaby with your name in it + download of the album(or for whomever you want to have their own lullaby)

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    COVER CHALLENGE: Cover song of your choice by me (digital recording) dedicated to you + everything above (except lullaby) (only 5 available)

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    PRIVATE SHOW: I'll perform a private show at your house, party, yacht, venue or backyard + FAN PACK (items listed above). (Transportation costs not included. A sound system + sound engineer must be provided.) (only 3 available)

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- (31 days)