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Somerville Rock & Roll band The Bold Type finishes their first LP with a little help from some friends.
Somerville Rock & Roll band The Bold Type finishes their first LP with a little help from some friends.
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Dear Friends,

We here at The Bold Type are very excited to complete and share with you our very first LP. For the past year and change, Travis, Ben, Antonia and I (Schuyler) have been writing and rehearsing 15 great songs. The material falls under the broad category of Rock & Roll and ranges from high-energy stompers to ballads, with a few soul-tinged numbers sprinkled throughout. All four band members sing, with Travis taking lead on most songs and Antonia sharing those duties on others.

This project represents something really special for us, as we've been able to craft this material with a lot of care and attention to what the song requires of us. As a quartet, we've become comfortable sharing ideas and pushing each other to be better. We've already begun the recording process with musician and producer Floyd Kellogg at Casa de Warrenton Studios in Hartford, CT. Floyd has us recording as a live band to capture the energy and interaction inherent to our 'bandness.' He has us all singing as group on a single mic to insure that the blend comes from us and not the mixing board. It's different from the way that I've recorded in the past and it's a breath of fresh air. It's very exciting and we can't wait to show you.

Truly! We've actually put a snippet of what we've recorded so far at the end of the video above. The song "Welcome Back" in its unedited studio glory plays during the video credits.

We've reached the end of our budget to get this done, so we turn to you folks. We're certain that you'll like the music as much as we do and want be a part of this project's realization. With that in mind, we've come up with some pretty cool rewards for those who choose to donate, which you can see for yourselves on this page right here. If you want to give, but don't want the reward, that's okay too. And if the particular reward you desire is not there, we can work something out. Let us know.

Thanks again for reading this far and we hope you'll join us as we make something special out of these songs!

TBT

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    Signed copy of the album 2 weeks before it's released and 2 first-run TBT stickers.

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    Special edition TBT poster, signed by the band, signed copy of the album 2 weeks before it's released and 2 first-run TBT stickers.

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    Hard copy of the album 2 weeks before it's released, download of the "extras EP", including unreleased tracks, demos and acoustic versions of songs and 2 first-run TBT stickers.

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    Special edition, hand silk-screened TBT t-shirt, hard copy of the album 2 weeks before it's released, download of the "extras EP" and 2 first-run TBT stickers.

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    Special thanks in the liner notes of the album, TBT t-shirt, signed copy of the album, download of the "extras EP" and 2 first-run TBT stickers.

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    Personalized mixtape made by any member of the band, with a handwritten tracklist and a special acoustic performance recorded just for you, special thanks in the liner notes, a signed copy of the album, a poster, and stickers.

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    We will learn the cover of your choice and upload it to youtube (within reason) or send it to you privately—whatever you prefer. ;) Plus, special thanks, a signed copy of the album, download of the "extras EP", a poster and stickers.

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    Play with us! we'll teach you to play any one of our songs on an instrument of your choosing (within reason!) and you can play it with any or all of the band members. we'll record it and you can take it home with you! Plus a poster, signed copy of the album, download of the "extras EP", special thanks and stickers.

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    A private concert at your home—we will come to you and play an acoustic or electric show, whichever you choose, and play a cover of your choosing (within reason). (If you live 5 or more hours away, you'll also have to put us up and pay some travel expenses). Plus, special thanks, signed copies of the album, download of the "extras EP", a poster (customized for your home) and stickers.

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    You join the band. Seriously! We'll list you as an honorary member of the band in the album, plus cds, posters, t-shirts, stickers, etc.!

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