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Hello!  We’re Summer Underground.  We’re an indie-folk duo from NYC by way of fabulous Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  We were born in a basement in the summer of 2011 and have been making music ever since.  This summer we’re recording our biggest project yet - Honeycomb.

Honeycomb explores the relationship between reality and fantasy; urban living and wide open spaces; monsters and twenty-somethings.  It expands upon the whimsical style we found on our double EP project Departures/Arrivals while staying true to the spirit of our first album Beneath This City.  

Around this time last year, the writing process began.  Grant had just moved to New York City where Chrissy had already been living for a few years.  Previously recording only on school breaks, we were finally living in the same place at the same time.  Countless writing sessions and subway rides from Queens to the Lower East Side left us with over 30 songs.  Now, its go time!  We dropped everything, packed up the toy piano, and headed for the hills of Western PA to record.  We’re halfway through recording and we need your help to build this Honeycomb.  

We believe this is the best music we’ve created so far and we want to share it with you in the best way possible.  By donating, you’ll be helping us make sure every last detail is perfect - from the final audio mastering, to the beautiful packaging and design. 

It is our goal to send press kits to potential labels and promoters, in conjunction with the release of 'Honeycomb'. We want Summer Underground to take the next step and begin to gain a larger fan base and begin playing more live concerts! This will include specifically targeted promotion and publicity online and through radio stations. 

Here’s a detailed chart that shows where all the money would be going:

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 Our Team:

Band Member: Chrissy Sandman

Band Member: Grant Carey

Manager: Todd Piskin

Videographer: Max Lorn-Krause

Risks and challenges

We have already written 24 songs and have started to record the album. The sheer number of songs is ambitious, but also mirrors the idea of the crowded Honeycomb-world full of voices and characters. Over the past year we have worked to feed and grow all of the songs. Now we are ready to let the best ones thrive to make the final cut.

The only risk is if the Kickstarter isn't funded, we wouldn't be able to invest in the things that would really make this album live up to its scope. We would love to create a final product that is beautiful and cohesive including professional mastering, physical CDs, album artwork and distribution.

We love creating music and need the support from generous Kickstarter donors like you to make it happen.

We can't wait to build this 'Honeycomb' with you!

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    Thank you! We are forever grateful for your generosity and support! All backers will be thanked on our Facebook page and emailed with updates about our progress. You will also be invited to sing along to the chorus of the song 'Rats of New York City'-- we will send out a clip and you can send us back your recording to be mixed into the song!

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    Previous reward + Digital download of the title track 'Honeycomb.'

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    All of the above + Private screening of a short film documenting the recording process followed by a concert (within the NYC area).

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    All of the above + We will cover a song of your choosing and send you the video/mp3!

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    All of the above + We will put on a private concert for you at your home or event space (within the New York City area).

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    All of the above + Our everlasting gratitude! You will be given a "Queen/King Bee" Producer Credit in the album liner notes.

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