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Help us finance our second album! Donate today and receive eccentric prizes. Our sorrow is your joy!

*Click here to listen to some of our music*

We made our original goal! Thank you all so much for your support. But let's not stop here.

In actuality, it will take more then $4000 to put out our new album. The more money we have to work with, the better the quality of the album. Plus, we need to make up for the cost of campaigning - i.e. fees, rewards and shipping. So please keep up the support and send this to you friends and families!


We at the Vermont Joy Parade, a 6-piece ol' time band, are currently recording our second album, a follow up to our critically acclaimed debut, 'Kicking Sawdust' and our most ambitious project to date. (review of 'Kicking Sawdust')

We are seeking grassroots support with Kickstarter to fund the costs of recording, mixing, mastering, production, promotion, and distribution.

Our goal is $4000 to cover the basic costs of the album, although we are hoping to raise much more, because this fall we will head to Berlin for a European tour.

The length of the fund raising campaign will be 40 days - during that time we will send periodic updates to our email list and facebook/myspace to keep our friends, fans, and families up to speed on the project. (Check out our eccentric incentives on the right hand side of this page)

Estimated costs:

Recording/mixing/mastering: $2500   (We've teamed up with sonic genius Ryan Power at Stu Stu Studio in Essex Junction, VT. Mastering will either be done by Ryan Power or Chicago Mastering Service.)

Production: 1500+ (This is the basic cost for a simple single run CD package.)

Promotion and Distribution: more than you can imagine.

Please send this to you friends and family and don't forget to share our project on Facebook. Thanks.

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    Thank you so much for your contribution, every little bit helps!

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    Receive a Vermont Joy Parade postcard, printed from film in the darkroom by our very own Benjamin Aleshire

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    Receive a Vermont Joy Parade screen printed Kippah(yarmulke) or an article from our recycled screen printed clothing line, Plus a copy of our new album

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    Receive a personalized portrait of you by our very own Captain Benny Pants, Plus a copy of our new album

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    8 backers

    Receive a personal video serenade (in person if you live in Burlington, VT or Berlin, Germany), a Vermont Joy Parade screen printed Kippah(yarmulke) or an article from our recycled screen printed clothing line, Plus signed copies of our debut album "Kicking Sawdust" and the new album

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    A member (or members) of the band will personalize a song for you and send you a recorded copy and/or sing it to you via video serenade (in person if you live in Burlington, VT or Berlin, Germany), Plus you will receive a Vermont Joy Parade screen printed Kippah(yarmulke) or an article from our recycled screen printed clothing line, Plus signed copies of our debut album "Kicking Sawdust" and the new album

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    An astrology reading for the year done by a professional astrologer. A member of the band will cook you a dinner! (location restrictions may apply) Your name will appear on the production credits of our new album, Plus you will receive a signed box-set of our complete discography! including: Both Vermont Joy Parade Albums Anna Pardenik's Debut Album "Porchship" Galen Peria's solo album (released this Fall/Winter) AND a Collector's Edition Vermont Joy Parade Vinyl LP

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    Receive a private show in your favorite New England backyard/office/bedroom/bathtub, Your name will appear on the production credits of our new album, Plus you get the complete discography!

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    Receive a two night trip for two to see The Vermont Joy Parade live in Berlin, Germany this Fall! Your name will appear on the production credits of our new album, Plus you get the complete discography! < See FAQ for details.

Funding period

- (40 days)