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A five song folk-rock album
61 backers pledged CA$ 3,617 to help bring this project to life.

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We are Northern Hearts, an indie folk-rock duo from southern Ontario. We've been making music most of our lives, performing together for 4-ish years, and we are recording our debut EP.

What We're Doing
Starting in November 2018 we are recording a 5 song EP. We are going to do this ourselves, and we want to do this well. We love artists who sound the same live as they do on the album, and we plan to make an album that authentically captures our live energy and sound.

In June 2019 we will release our debut EP!! We are EXCITED about this. Double exclamation point level excited. We've already booked the party. I'm not kidding.

The Album
This album has been written over the past couple years. In that time we've experienced major loss and mourning, big career path shifts, mega-awesome family love, mega-painful friend betrayals, and all the good day to day stuff everyone walking this earth gets to go through. We've also tightened up as a duo, and have spent the last 9 months on stage as much as possible finding our sound. We are at a place where we've got something to say and we're having a hell of a lot of fun doing it.
It feels like the perfect time to make an album.

Your Role
We don’t have anything without our friends and fans! You are the reason we play shows and we hope you want to hear our music coming out of your earbuds. By pre-ordering this album or selecting one of the other rewards, you get something you're excited about and we get some capital to pay for this recording.

We are so grateful for your interest in what we're doing. If you like our music but can't afford to pre-order the album, find us on Facebook and Instagram, and hit our website to sign up for our mailing list!

Cheers,

Shannon and Steve

Yep. We really like umbrellas.
Yep. We really like umbrellas.

Stretch Goals
If we hit these goals we'll add the following bonus rewards:

$2,500: Come celebrate with us: All backers at the $10+ level will be invited to the album launch party. - REACHED NOV. 16 (we're doing a happy dance over here).
• $3,000: Bonus Content: We'll add another song to the album and you're all getting it included for free. - REACHED DEC. 5 (Un-freakin-believable!!!)

Unfamiliar with our work?
Here are some live videos of one of our original songs and some of our favourite covers:

Please remember
• Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING, so if we don't reach the target of $2,000 by the December 9th deadline, all the money will be returned to the project supporters.
• The tickets to the pre-launch private party are exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign, so once it's over they will not be available.
We can't do this without your help. When you back us, you become part of the team that drives us forward. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

We are new to this album creation ballgame, so we might encounter some surprises and/or delays along the way. That being said, we will keep you updated throughout the process so there is no confusion, and we will work our butts off to get you everything we've promised.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Digital album download

    Here's the music, we hope you love it!!

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    Physical copy of the album

    This one's for all you 90's kids who still love the feel of a CD in your hands.

    BONUS: If we reach our $2,500 stretch goal all of our $10+ backers will be invited to our launch party in June. Who else would we want to celebrate with?

    SHIPPING NOTE: If you live in the Cobourg/Port Hope area or will be coming to our launch party we can hand deliver the CD and refund your shipping costs.

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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $26

    Northern Hearts raglan shirt

    Our first piece of merch, and it's available to you, our Kickstarter backers, before anyone else!

    SHIPPING NOTE: If you live in the Cobourg/Port Hope area or will be coming to our launch party we can hand deliver the shirt and refund your shipping costs.

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    Pre-launch party invitation

    We'll be pre-launching this album with a small group of our friends and supporters. The night will include a live show - with a preview performance of the album of course - delicious refreshments, some great giveaways, and a few other really fun surprises.

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    • Album download
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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $56

    Combo pack of all above rewards

    Bargain hunter alert!! You can have everything you see above for a lot less than the cost of the rewards taken individually.

    SHIPPING NOTE: If you live in the Cobourg/Port Hope area or will be coming to our launch party we can hand deliver your CD and shirt and refund your shipping costs.

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    • Album download
    • Physical album
    • Northern Hearts t-shirt
    • Invitation to private pre-launch party
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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $75

    Your choice of cover song recorded live

    Pick a song you'd like to hear us cover, and we will record a live video of it for you. It could be your wedding song, your current radio fave, or even a Christmas tune!

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    Pledge CA$ 175 or more About $131

    Private music lessons

    Four 30-minute one-on-one lessons in either guitar or voice. Only available in the Cobourg/Port Hope area.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $373

    Your own personalized song

    Write a poem, tell us a story, or simply pick a theme. We'll take it from there and write you a brand new song, which we'll record in a live video.

    Shannon is super excited about this one!

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