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Lightnin' Seed is a folk duo that sings songs about plants, storms, and natural phenomena. Help them put out their first album!
Lightnin' Seed is a folk duo that sings songs about plants, storms, and natural phenomena. Help them put out their first album!
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Lightnin' Seed, a folk duo that sings songs about plants, storms, and natural phenomena, is releasing their first album. Called "Musica Millefolia", it will be a 12 track CD with songs about stone root, St. John's wort, tomatoes, morning glories, bears, the Rocky mountains, fish, the revolution, ghosts, birds, dandelions, droughts, and storms.

Check out a five song sampler, available here for free download.

And two newer songs.

We've already recorded our album. Now we need to mix it, have it mastered, and put together the packaging and liner notes. We'll use your donations to pay a sound engineer, an artist to design the cover, and to make 1000 copies of the CD.

Lightnin' Seed is Brenna Sahatjian and Mark Gunnery. They are both members of the Riot Folk Collective and are part of other musical projects. Brenna plays in Tansy and Tarweed and Slow Teeth and was in Even Wind Turbines Kill Birds. Mark performs under the name Aryeh Gonif, and is in the folk duo the Fools and the Jewish drag troupe Yoni and Malkah. They are both DIY herbalists, artists, zinesters, activists, and writers. Brenna lives in Portland, OR, and Mark lives in Baltimore, MD.

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    A heartfelt thank you in our liner notes.

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    Reward 1, and a Lightnin' Seed patch.

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    Rewards 1-2, and a zine made by one of the band members.

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    Rewards 1-3, and a copy of our new CD, "Musica Millefolium" as soon as it is released.

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    Rewards 1-4, and a copy of our last collaborative album, "A Mingling of Freak Phenomena".

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    Rewards 1-5, and copies of the last two albums we've made in different projects, "Panopticon" by Aryeh Gonif (aka Mark) and Brenna's band, Slow Teeth's, newest CD.

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    Rewards 1-6, and a one-ounce bottle of a vinegar-based, alcohol-free herbal tincture. This is a blend made by Lightnin' Seed to encourage good springtime health.

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    Rewards 1-6, and a four-ounce bottle of the spring tincture.

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    Rewards 1-7, and a copy of each of the other albums that Mark Gunnery and Brenna Sahatjian have released. This includes "To Each Idle Arrow" and "Crude But Lucid" by Brenna, her splits with Tin Tree Factory and Actor Slash Model, CDs with her band Slow Teeth, Mark's solo albums "What You Said" and "Panopticon", his split with Dragonzord and two splits with Ryan Harvey, a live split with Tin Tree Factory, and his band the Fools' CD. And Brenna and Mark's last collaborative album, "A Mingling of Freak Phenomena". So along with the Lightnin' Seed album, this reward includes 14 CDs!

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