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Major and the Monbacks are headed to Nashville, TN to record their debut full length album of original songs and we need your help!
142 backers pledged $11,100 to help bring this project to life.

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The Monbacks will be headed to Nashville in January to record our first full length album of original songs and we need your help! This album is the culmination of the last 6 months of non-stop touring that took the Monback mobile over 20,000 miles, playing 100 shows spanning the east coast from Vermont down to Alabama. Many of the songs on the album were written within the past year, a few were born following the release of our first EP, and all of them have seen extensive live-play on the road over the last 6 months. We have individually selected these songs as the our personal best, and we are finally ready and excited to share the songs with all of you in the form of a studio recording. 

In order to create this album and successfully translate and capture the live energy and character of our songs, we have chosen to travel to a studio called Welcome to 1979 in Nashville, TN that specializes in vintage, live recording. We will be staying in Nashville for 10 full days recording the entire album, working long days and nights to ensure that we create an album that we are proud to call our own and excited to share with you all and the world. 

Costs

In order to make this record a reality, however, we can't avoid the inevitable long list of costs that go into recording, releasing, and promoting a full length album. Our goal for this kickstarter is $8,000, which will cover the actual costs incurred in the studio while we are in Nashville, which includes:
Tracking, Mixing, & Session Players

However, the cost of creating and releasing an album far surpasses our $8,000 goal and we will be matching the contributions you guys make in order to make this album a reality. The additional costs to make the record far outnumber the studio costs and include, but are not limited to:

Mastering, CD Duplication, Vinyl Duplication, Design/Artwork, Promotion/Radio Campaign, Advertising, Travel Costs, Lodging Costs, Future Tour Costs
.... and so much more!

All additional money raised will directly fund the costs listed above. Major and the Monbacks has become a full time job for all of us and for the last 6 months we have practically lived on the road. The additional money we are able to raise, above and beyond our $8000 goal, will really help us to continue pushing the Monbacks forward as we release this album and plan to embark on an extensive album release tour across the Eastern half of the United States. 

Every penny counts and we need your help now more than ever. We have put together some awesome rewards in return for your support and contributions to help us make this record. Thank you for your continued support over the years and we are looking forward to what the future holds for the Monbacks!

Risks and challenges

There are definitely some risks involved in such a large financial undertaking for the band. We have been practicing tirelessly for the last month in Norfolk working on fine-tuning all the songs for the studio. We have budgeted for 10 days in the studio, but there is always the possibility that it may take longer, which, in turn, means we will need more money. However long it takes, we are confident and excited to share our music with all of you and to create a lasting album with your generous support.

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    Advance digital download of album + thank you listed on social media/website

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    Advance physical CD copy of album (signed by band, if desired) + digital download + social media/website thank you

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    **Merch Package**
    Limited edition album tshirt + 3 stickers + signed tour poster + digital download of album + physical CD + social media/website thank you

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    Advance copy of album on Vinyl (signed by band, if desired) + physical CD + digital download + social media/website thank you

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    Personalized Album Art by Monback guitarist Harry Schloeder + digital download + physical CD + social media/website thank you

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    Name listed in the Liner Notes of the album + digital download + physical CD + limited edition album tshirt + social media/website thank you

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    Members of Major and the Monbacks will record a cover of your choice and post to youtube for your viewing pleasure + MERCH Package + liner note thank you

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    2 spots on the guest list to every Monback show in 2015 (where applicable) + MERCH Pacakge + digital download + physical CD OR Vinyl + liner note thank you + social media/website thank you

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    Framed and signed photo of the band in the studio + MERCH PACKAGE + digital download + physical CD OR Vinyl + liner note thank you

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    Acoustic Monback Show at the location/event of your choosing (must be booked in conjunction with summer/fall tour 2015) + MERCH Package + digital download + physical CD OR Vinyl + liner note thank you

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    Full, 2 set private Monback show w/ production included at the location/event of your choosing (must be booked in conjunction with summer/fall tour 2015) + MERCH Package + digital download + physical CD OR Vinyl + liner note thank you

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