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Telesomniac is a rock band from Provo, UT releasing their debut album Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark.
Telesomniac is a rock band from Provo, UT releasing their debut album Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark.
Telesomniac is a rock band from Provo, UT releasing their debut album Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark.
104 backers pledged $2,841 to help bring this project to life.

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Telesomniac's Debut Album

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Why support Telesomniac?

All donations will be used to produce the upcoming album, new t-shirts and other merchandise. This will make Telesomniac's current music available, as well as allow the production of new music.

Band Bio

Telesomniac is a rock band formed in Provo, UT. They have achieved acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music in the underground and local scene. Creating their unique sound through use of ethereal electronic tones in combination with heavy drum patterns and powerful guitar solos, Telesomniac has gained a very loyal fan base.

Telesomniac was founded in 2015 by Dave Supplee and Ben Stoneking with Hayden Manwaring, Michael Ahern and Brad Bebee joining shortly after. They gained popularity performing in Provo's underground music scene leading to them to win the popular vote at UVU's 2015 Battle of the Bands. In late November of 2015, Telesomniac released their debut single "Lost Child". 

What will the money be used for?

Recording

Telesomniac is currently finishing the recording process in Do Tell studios, owned and operated by bassist, Hayden Manwaring. Although this is cutting costs, outsourcing the mastering of each track has been necessary. The total cost of mastering the album is $300.

CD Duplication

The first run of CDs would be 200 copies in sleeves totaling $400. This covers the physical copies of the CD. To make the album more accessible it will be uploaded to music sharing sites like Spotify, iTunes, Pandora and Bandcamp. The total cost of this is $100.

Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark Album Front and Back
Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark Album Front and Back

Merch

To accompany the release of Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark, a whole new merch line would be available. 75 prints each of two t-shirts of the same design, but different color schemes, 100 copies of a limited run poster, and 100 prints each of 3 differently designed pins would consist of the new merch. The total cost is $1,100.

Two Alternative T-shirt Designs
Two Alternative T-shirt Designs

 Design

Haley Stoneking has worked with the band for the past year providing her expertise in graphic design and marketing. She has made the designs for the upcoming album and merch. 

Three Pins and Poster
Three Pins and Poster

Tour

To promote the album, Telesomniac will be touring the summer of 2016. Although the band is self funding this for the most part, they are still in need of $350 to offset the cost of touring. 

What if the project hits a stretch goal?

Plans for stretch goals
  • Additional dates for the summer tour.
  • Music video.
  • In ear monitors, making it easier and safer to perform/practice.
  • More shirts.
  • Socks!

Thank you!

We have put an incredible amount of time and effort into this band, and to receive funding for this album would mean the world to us. Thank you so much.

- Telesomniac

Thank you so much from Ben, Dave, Michael, Brad, and Hayden
Thank you so much from Ben, Dave, Michael, Brad, and Hayden

 A quick shout out to Haley Stoneking, Brian Gagne, and our friends and family that helped us get this project off the ground.

Risks and challenges

The music is currently in the finishing stages of recording. The graphics for the merch are finished. Telesomniac are very confident in their ability to complete the project if funded.

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    A digital download of the finished album Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark.

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    A Telesomniac Poster.

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    A copy of the album Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark, and a battered drum head from Michael Ahern's drum set signed by the band.

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    A copy of the album Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark, a Telesomniac t-shirt and poster all signed by the band.

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    A 3 song live acoustic EP digital download, a copy of the album Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark, a Telesomniac t-shirt and poster all signed by the band.

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    Two piano lessons with Ben Stoneking for 1 hour each.

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    Two guitar lessons with Dave Supplee or Brad Bebee for 1 hour each.

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    A copy of the album Thirty-One Flashes in the Dark, a Telesomniac t-shirt, poster, and a limited run jacket all signed by the band.

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    Telesomniac will perform a private concert for you and friends.
    (Utah only, limit to 20 people, within 2016)

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    Your personal track mixed by Hayden Manwaring, owner of Do Tell Studios (limit to 5 hours)

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    Unlimited access to all future concerts, and a copy of all future albums.

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    Unlimited access to all future concerts, a copy of all future albums, all merch produced for the next 5 years, and Telesomniac will travel to your location and play a special dedicated concert for you and friends. (United States only)

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Funding period

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