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We've just completed a new ep and have put together a tour to help promote its release. We need your help to get the wheels turning. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 30, 2013.

We've just completed a new ep and have put together a tour to help promote its release. We need your help to get the wheels turning.

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*UPDATE 7/24*

WE DID IT. TOGETHER! Hitting the road in six days and we couldn't be more thankful or indebted to our backers. YOU GUYS MADE IT POSSIBLE! See you all out there.

*UPDATE 7/16*

An anonymous donor contacted us and has decided to match the funds that we raise here on Kickstarter - up to $1,000 by 7/28. This is huge! Basically what this means is that if you make a $10 pledge our donor will also make a $10 pledge - so on and so forth up to $1,000 . It's hard to believe the support we're receiving and we are eternally grateful to all of you who are backing us! 13 days to go. Let's make this thing huge.

Here's the plan: We're heading off to Boise, ID to start the tour on July 30th then down through Nevada, all over California, back up to Oregon, through Washington and ending back in the birthplace of Psychic Rites - Moscow, ID on August 24th. 

*Updated 7/23*

  • 7/30 Boise, ID @ Neurolux 
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8/1 Reno, NV @ Valley Arts Research Facility
 
  • 8/2 Oakland, CA @ TBA 
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8/3 Fresno, CA @ A Love The Captive House Show
 
  • 8/5 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
 
  • 8/6 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
 
  • 8/7 El Centro, CA@ Strangers
  • 8/8 Santa Barbara, CA @ Seven 
 
  • 8/11 Portland, OR @ Rotture
 
  • 8/23 Spokane, WA @ Carrs Corner
 
  • 8/24 Moscow, ID @ Mikey's 
  • 8/25 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey  

What we need to make it happen: We're three guys and lots of gear, so we need to find a suitable and affordable way to get around.  If we meet our goal we'll be able to rent a minivan and pay for gas to get from show to show.  That's all there is to it. 

How you can help: Please take the time to look through our rewards. Spread the word to the people around you. Share this project on the internet. Anything and everything you can do will help. 

What You Get For Your Contribution: We have tons of cool stuff for you. T-Shirts, Patches, CDs, Posters, Circuit Bent Keyboards, Hugs, Downloads etc. Check out the column on the right for specifics.

Believer T Design
Believer T Design

All of our shirts are screened in house by the wonderful and talented Laura Siemens. This special limited run Believer T is going to be awesome.  Here are the last two designs she's screened. 

There are digital downloads of the first ep, singles, our sampler and the ep we're about to release. Plus some of the last physical copies of the PsyRi Sampler and Black OG Patches we have, Stickers and a new Embroidered Patch. 

Sticker Design
Sticker Design
Embroidered Patch
Embroidered Patch

More DIY handmade stuff for you - A couple of circuit bent SK-1s and an electric guitar.  Here are some SKs Mike has done in the past.

Rad Sunburst Nitro Finish on an Alder-bodied Maple-necked one of a kind Electric Guitar.

 There's also a Private Show, Production Wizardry and more.

Risks and challenges

We're taking a huge risk just putting this thing together but it's the last time we'll be able to tour as a full band until 2014 and we think what we're doing is worth it. So we're embracing that risk. We've only done short 'weekend warrior' trips up to this point. We're ready to bite off more but getting on the road is difficult. We don't use computers to make our music and getting all of our gear around can be a huge challenge. We have big synths. The main challenge we see with going on tour is really doing every show the right way. This means playing everything live, being prepared with our own sound system if need be and bringing visuals and other atmospheric elements to make each show special. It's quite a production and takes a lot of energy. We've been honing our craft for live performance and feel confident in our set and sound. We have everything we need to put on an awesome show - except a way to get there. With your support our first tour could be amazing. We can't thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to help. Seriously - THANK YOU

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    You Have Faith - You're awesome! A most sincere thank you. We'll send you an email containing artwork and links to all of our digital releases.

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    For The Cultist On The Go - Embroidered Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Digital Download of the PsyRi Sampler.

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    6 backers Limited (19 left of 25)

    Precognition - We're finalizing the new ep to be released this fall. Get it before anyone else does.
    Includes Embroidered Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Digital Download of the PsyRi Sampler + Pre-release Digital Download of our latest ep.

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    True Believer T - We're making a limited run of hand-screened Ts exclusively for Kickstarter Backers. They're going to be rad and soft.
    Includes - T-shirt (1) + Embroidered Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Digital Download of the PsyRi Sampler + Pre-release Digital Download of Our Latest ep + You get on the guest list to one of our shows

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    12 backers Limited (13 left of 25)

    Rad PsyRi Tour Package - Includes Hand-screened T-shirt (1) + Signed Tour Poster (1) + Embroidered Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Signed Hand-Screened PsyRi Sampler CD + Pre-release Digital Download of our latest ep + you and a friend on the guest list to one of our shows.

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    1 backer All gone!

    I Believe In Psychic Rites - Includes Handmade wooden Psychic Rites medallion w/ Abalone inlay (1) + Hand-screened T-shirt (1) + Signed Tour Poster (1) + Embroidered Patch (1) + Hand-screened OG Black PsyRi Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Digital Download of the PsyRi Sampler + Pre-release Digital Download of our latest ep + You plus one on the guest list to a show + Signed set list

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    Produced By PsyRi - Have an awesome idea for a song but don't have the means to realize it? Snag this pledge and we will help you make your dream tune into a reality tune.
    Includes - 1 fully produced song from the ground up. We'll help you with writing, recording, mixing and mastering. Once completed we'll transfer it onto a cassette, make artwork for it, and send you the only copy. + Hand-Screened T-shirt (1) + Embroidered Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Digital Download of the PsyRi Sampler + Pre-release Digital Download of our latest ep + A phone call from the band + You plus one on the guest list to a show

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    REAL PHYSICAL - Like weird electronic noises? This is for you. Mike will make you a custom circuit bent Casio SK-1 with all the bells and whistles.
    Includes - Highly Modified Casio SK-1 With handwritten designs (1) + Hand-Screened T-shirt (1) + Embroidered Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Digital Download of the PsyRi Sampler + Pre-release Digital Download of our latest ep + A phone call from Mike + You plus one on the guest list to a show

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    Live And In The Flesh - Mike will perform a special solo set just for you and your friends in the comfort of your living room, or your basement, or your bedroom, or wherever you'd like.
    Includes Hand-screened T-shirt (1) + Signed Tour Poster (1) + Embroidered Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Digital Download of the PsyRi Sampler + Pre-release Digital Download of our latest ep + a big hug.
    Show will take place between Sept - Dec 2013 West Coast - US only

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    7 Minutes In Heaven - Dave will make out with you while Mike cheers him on over the phone and Andy observes a moment of silence at his desk. They don't call him "Miller the Thriller" without good reason.

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    Handmade Electric Guitar - A few years back Mike went to a trade school and learned how to craft fine stringed instruments. Get the first and only electric guitar he's ever built.
    Includes - one of a kind hand made electric guitar with hand wound Lindy Fralin pickups, Nitrocellulose sunburst finish and TKL hard case + Hand-Screened T-shirt (1) + Embroidered Patch (1) + Sticker (1) + Digital Download of the PsyRi Sampler + Pre-release Digital Download of our latest ep + A phone call from Mike + Access to any of our shows for this tour

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