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Indie rock outfit, States, seeks funds to write and record their new self-produced record.
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Hi. We're States, and we couldn't be more excited about sharing these new songs with you.

It's been over two years since we recorded our first full-length album with our friend, producer extraordinaire, Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Copeland, Pedro the Lion). We put the record out on our own, and it was eventually rereleased by Tooth and Nail Records last summer. Our deal with the label was just for that album, and we are now doing things on our own again. Over the past year, we've been growing as songwriters, and slowly amassing an arsenal of new material. We haven't been held back by genres or stereotypes. We're writing what comes natural, and have been exploring new territory.

We all firmly believe in never making the same record twice, and have decided to do this new album on our own, like we did with our debut EP. We will be producing and mixing these songs ourselves in Nashville, TN. While self-producing an album can cost less, we still have a lot of expenses and need your help. For those who don't know, Kickstarter is an "all or nothing" deal, so if we don't reach our goal of $18,000, we will receive no money.

Thank you so much for watching our video and checking out the rewards. We are very anxious for you all to hear these new tracks, and plan on doing video updates as things progress.

All our love,
Mindy, Stephen, Bryan, Jon, & Dean

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We understand that a lot of trust goes into backing a project on Kickstarter. We take that trust very seriously.

The biggest risk would be the delivery date on all rewards. From manufacturing problems to unexpected studio delays, you never know what can arise. However, our goal is to work hard and stay ahead of schedule. Ideally, we will be delivering all rewards before the expected date, sometime in the middle of summer. We will be keeping everyone updated and informed on how things are progressing throughout the whole process. We will also make ourselves available to answer any questions that you might have.

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    Digital download of both Line 'Em Up - EP and our first full length, Room to Run

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    Digital download of the new album + digital .pdf of liner notes

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    Physical CD copy of the new album, plus physical copies of both Line 'Em Up - EP and Room to Run. Plus a States sticker.

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    Pre-release physical CD copy of the new album, two weeks before release date, plus physical copies of both Line 'Em Up - EP and Room to Run. Plus a States sticker.

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    [Bonus Level] Pre-release SIGNED physical CD copy of new album, two weeks before release date. Plus a special download link to a small set of bonus songs not included on the album, possibly including b-sides, a cover song, remixes, acoustic versions. You will also receive a limited edition oversized postcard print, signed by the band. Plus physical copies of both Line 'Em Up - EP and Room to Run.

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    [Special Threads] Limited Edition T-shirt, signed or unsigned, plus everything in $45 tier.

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    [Special Thanks] Your name will be printed in the liner notes, plus everything in the $45 tier.

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    [States Care Package] We will be sending you a collection of our favorite things (snacks, books, mix CD, etc) along with a hand written letter of thanks. Plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [Hand Written Lyrics II] Signed, handwritten lyrics to a song of your choice, placed in a vintage frame hand selected by the band. Plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [Greeting Jingle] We'll write & record a fun 20 second jingle incorporating your name for you to use as your voicemail greeting. It will be sent to you as a high quality MP3. Plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [Recording Skype Session] 20 minute Skype chat with us during our recording process. We will even play you some of the songs that are in progress, so you will be one of the first people to hear any of the new material. Plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [Fashion Focus] You will receive a vintage item of clothing selected by Mindy, plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [Acoustic Skype Show] We will play a 5 song acoustic set for you via Skype. You can even pick the set list (States songs only, please). Plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [seventeen20] Jon will hand craft a 4' bench for you. Music sounds really good when listening on handmade benches. To see the work that Jon does, check out www.seventeen20.com. Plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [Under Cover] We'll record a cover song of your choice (nothing explicit, please!), plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [Be On the Record] Come spend an afternoon with us while we record. We'll grab lunch together, and then you'll come track some gang vocals or BGV's or some cowbell (whatever you are comfortable with). Plus everything in the $80 tier. (Your travel expenses not included)

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    [Date with States] We'll take you to dinner here in Nashville and spend the evening together doing mini-golf, go karts, and arcade games. FYI, we don't kiss on the first date. Plus everything in the $80 tier. (Your travel expenses not included)

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    [Acoustic House Show] We'll come play an acoustic set at your house. You provide the friends and munchies. Must be within a 150 mile radius from Nashville, TN. Plus everything in the $80 tier.

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    [Executive Producer] The ultimate package. You'll receive: The handwritten lyrics, signed and framed. The States care package. The mix CD's. A thank you Skype call from us. The limited edition t-shirt. A super limited edition hoodie that only backers of this tier will get. "Executive Producer" credit in the liner notes. Everything in the $45 tier.

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    [Beat Maker] Drumhead & drumsticks signed by the band, plus everything in $45 tier.

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    [I Drive A Lot] Receive a mix CD from each band member, perfect for long late night drives, or listening to by the fire. Plus everything in $45 tier.

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    [Hand Written Lyrics] Signed, handwritten lyrics to a song of your choice, placed in a vintage frame hand selected by the band. Plus everything in the $80 tier.

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