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Our first album!

We practiced, we played, we sang, we recorded. Now we would like to share these eleven songs with you in the form of a vinyl record that you can spin on your turntable. The recording is complete (hear it by clicking the link below) but we still need to get the actual vinyl records pressed and packaged. Thus, our Kickstarter project is born. Check out some of the pledge rewards to the right and become a kickstarter for Moon Debris!

Listen to the Moon Debris album

Basic tracks for the Moon Debris album were recorded over a few days back in September 2011 with Will Moore engineering and providing much needed insight as well as some mics and pre-amps that feel very good to hold in one's hand. It should go without saying but the instrumental tracks (guitar, bass, drums) were recorded live, players arranged in our living room with amps placed in different rooms to avoid (unwanted) bleed. We recorded to a Tascam 388 1/4-inch 8-track tape and mixer combination machine and mixed to a Tascam 22-2 1/4-inch 2-track. What can I say, I like Tascam.

The mission was always to replicate our live sound as faithfully as we could but to still create something that had a life of its own, sonically. We are a three-piece and we enjoy the constraints of such a relatively minimal lineup. We didn't want the record to sound like it was made by an orchestra. Many of the embellishments heard on the record are actually played by us live which can make for some hectic moments onstage.

Other things that we chose to add cannot very easily be accomplished by the three of us in a live setting, and were added for the usual reasons: to accentuate a mood or simply to make a certain passage more exciting, the way it might feel live when it's louder and there's more energy flowing.

In other words, we tried to be strict but not prudish in our administration of overdubs. Still, our schedules being what they are, overdubs took many months to complete. Will had politely and wisely declined to get on board for this part of the process though he still offered welcome advice at various stages not to mention the continued use of his gear.

Final mixing was begun with Will in spring of 2012. This was a very hectic time for us as we were all getting ready to move out of our house (Joe had been living with Heidi and myself for several months) so every completed mix was received with a most grateful sense of relief as we knew the record would get further bogged down in delays if we did not finish mixing before the move.

Luckily we did finish in time and were able to pass it off to Portland's own Timothy Stollenwerk (Stereophonic Mastering) for mastering while we hunkered down to the business of packing. His work is amazing and the final results can be heard here.

We hope you like what you hear and we thank you for listening.

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Some of the rewards we are offering include releases by other Skinny Chest artists. You can listen to those by clicking on the links below:

Hinterlander
Puritan
The Burning Softies

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    Download of Moon Debris album. We'll send you a unique code to download the album in your choice of digital format.

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    Moon Debris LP. You will receive a copy of the Moon Debris record. White vinyl. Heavyweight jacket printed by Stumptown Printers. Digital download included with LP but as a thank you for pledging we will send you a code to download the album early.

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    Moon Debris LP + Puritan's Shadow Assistant EP (download). This reward comes with a download of this shimmery little nugget from Dave's longtime solo project, Puritan.

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    Moon Debris LP + What we saw in the water (download). What we saw in the water is the latest release by Puritan. This reward gets you a download version, in your choice of digital format.

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    Moon Debris LP + Super Stitches (download). Super Stitches is the superbly strange creation of Hinterlander (Heidi's solo gig). Originally released as a CD-R, this reward gets you a download version, in your choice of digital format.

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    Moon Debris LP + 1 other Skinny Chest title. The Moon Debris album will be coming out on the Skinny Chest label which is also host to several other releases by Puritan, Hinterlander and The Burning Softies, all groups or projects featuring David and/or Heidi from Moon Debris. Titles to choose from are: Hinterlander – self-titled (CD); Hinterlander – Minikin (CD); Puritan – Sagittarius (CD); Puritan – How to move a piano (CD); Puritan – Come sit by the lake tonight (CD); The Burning Softies – The curtain drawn (CD); The Burning Softies – The curtain parted (CD).

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    Moon Debris LP + T-shirt. Screen printed here in our basement, free jazz style, by yours truly. Black on white. Available in small or medium but if you prefer a different size, let us know and we'll do our best.

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    Moon Debris LP + What we saw in the water (full). What we saw in the water is the latest release by Puritan (David's longtime solo project). This reward includes the full cassette + download release, packaged using Stumptown Printers' very own Brad Pak design, individually hand-lettered by David.

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    Moon Debris LP + Puritan triptych (download). This reward includes a download of Puritan's first three releases: EP; daggers, early; and Tea Party.

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    Moon Debris LP + T-shirt + one other Skinny Chest title. The Moon Debris album will be coming out on the Skinny Chest label which is also host to several other releases by Puritan, Hinterlander and The Burning Softies, all groups or projects featuring David and/or Heidi from Moon Debris. Titles to choose from are: Hinterlander – self-titled (CD); Hinterlander – Minikin (CD); Hinterlander – Super Stitches (download); Puritan – Sagittarius (CD); Puritan – How to move a piano (CD); Puritan – Come sit by the lake tonight (CD); Puritan – What we saw in the water (download); The Burning Softies – The curtain drawn (CD); The Burning Softies – The curtain parted (CD).

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