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We're shooting a video for our new single, "Curvature," and we want YOU!
We're shooting a video for our new single, "Curvature," and we want YOU!
83 backers pledged $6,087 to help bring this project to life.

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Only 6 days left! We've added another exclusive reward: pledge $150 or more and get two FREE passes for you and a friend to BE ON SET while we shoot the video!

Imagine: you'll get to watch us all in action and then when the "Curvature" video goes viral and we're hugely famous, you can tell everyone "I HELPED MAKE THAT HAPPEN AND I WAS THERE WHEN THEY WERE FILMING." Surely you will gain great admiration and envy from all who come near you.

Click here to pledge right now. You make us very happy.

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Hey, this is Samantha from NYC indiepunk band, the happy problem.

Our newest album is called “Head Case” and we’re about to shoot the video for the second single, “Curvature,” but we need YOU. Take a listen to the song at our website, www.thehappyproblem.com, and we're even giving away a FREE DOWNLOAD of "Curvature" right now, just for reading this! That's how much we like you. 

(Ok it won't click on here, but you can use that link, above. ;-))

The first video from “Head Case” was for a song called “Matador.” It’s about a bar filled with drunken hipsters, so we shot it in our friends' bar, Idle Hands, on Avenue B. You can check it out at http://youtu.be/vPUKnslq_T0 or watch this:

While “Matador" is about New York City, the new song, “Curvature,” is about living in Los Angeles and struggling to maintain your identity in a place filled with glamour and excitement but also intense competition and a lot of boob jobs. We don't want to give everything away, but the video concept involves big disguises and celebrity. We think you'll find it addicting.

“Curvature” is an important song to me personally because I started the happy problem while living in LA and I got a lot of inspiration from that city. We made the first happy problem album there and those songs have been featured in TV shows over and over again, like "Privileged," "Teen Mom" and even "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."(!) And now, songs from our new album, Head Case are finding their way onto TV as well, including "MTV Real World San Diego" and ABC Family's "Switched at Birth."

The coolest thing is that those TV shows play all over the world, so now our songs have been heard in Australia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Romania, Sweden and the UK.

We're keeping the momentum going by making this video for “Curvature." We have a great director, Michael Izquierdo, experienced producer, Ying Liu, and awesome creative team which includes screenwriter George Strayton, photographer Rita Kabalan, and director Craig Defolco and producer Sara Rempe of the upcoming indie feature film, THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST.

We're shooting the video in June and we need your help! As the lyrics in "Curvature" say, “You see what you want to see…” You can help us see this video come to life by donating right now. We have many different funding levels with cool rewards which you can check out right there. Thanks so much in advance for helping us with this and we look forward to showing you the final product!

wuv,
Sam, Tony, Smokey, Rich & sometimes Karl

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    SPECIAL BONUS REWARD! If you donate just $40 or more to our campaign by THIS Friday, MAY 25, you'll get your name in the video credits, an instant digital download of the entire "Head Case" album, signed copies of both the CD and the video's DVD, AND Sam will personally record an mp3 for you to use as a ringtone!

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    NEW REWARD! Now for pledges of $150 or more, you can earn two free passes for you and a friend to BE ON SET while we're filming the "Curvature" music video! Don't miss this exclusive opportunity! And of course you'll also get your name in the credits on the video, an immediate digital download of the current happy problem album, Head Case, which includes the song "Curvature," an autographed copy of the actual Head Case CD and a signed copy of the "Curvature" video DVD mailed out to you, 2 free tickets to any upcoming happy problem show, PLUS an exclusive happy problem t-shirt!

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    Thank you!! For $500, you'll get your name in the credits on the video, an immediate digital download of the current happy problem album, Head Case, which includes the song "Curvature," an autographed copy of the actual Head Case CD and a signed copy of the "Curvature" video DVD mailed out to you, 2 free tickets to any upcoming happy problem show, an exclusive happy problem t-shirt, FREE admission for up to 3 people at a PRIVATE, donors-only happy problem show in New York City, PLUS a signed copy of Sam's Punky Chef Cookbook! (Check it out at http://www.punkychef.com.)

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    Thank you!! For $1000, you'll get your name in the credits on the video, an immediate digital download of the current happy problem album, Head Case, which includes the song "Curvature," an autographed copy of the actual Head Case CD and a signed copy of the "Curvature" video DVD mailed out to you, 2 free tickets to any upcoming happy problem show, an exclusive happy problem t-shirt, FREE admission for up to 3 people at a PRIVATE, donors-only happy problem show in New York City, a signed copy of Sam's Punky Chef Cookbook (check it out at http://www.punkychef.com), PLUS a private concert AT YOUR HOME featuring the happy problem! (DE, CT, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI only).

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    Thank you!! For $1500, you'll get your name in the credits on the video, an immediate digital download of the current happy problem album, Head Case, which includes the song "Curvature," an autographed copy of the actual Head Case CD and a signed copy of the "Curvature" video DVD mailed out to you, 2 free tickets to any upcoming happy problem show, an exclusive happy problem t-shirt, FREE admission for up to 3 people at a PRIVATE, donors-only happy problem show in New York City, a signed copy of Sam's Punky Chef Cookbook (check it out at http://www.punkychef.com), a private concert AT YOUR HOME featuring the happy problem! (DE, CT, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI only), PLUS Punky Chef Sam will come and cook you a meal for up to ten friends at your house before the concert!

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    Thank you!! For $2000, you'll get your name in the credits on the video, an immediate digital download of the current happy problem album, Head Case, which includes the song "Curvature," an autographed copy of the actual Head Case CD and a signed copy of the "Curvature" video DVD mailed out to you, 2 free tickets to any upcoming happy problem show, an exclusive happy problem t-shirt, FREE admission for up to 3 people at a PRIVATE, donors-only happy problem show in New York City, a signed copy of Sam's Punky Chef Cookbook (check it out at http://www.punkychef.com), a private concert AT YOUR HOME featuring the happy problem! (DE, CT, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI only), Punky Chef Sam will come and cook you a meal for up to ten friends at your house before the concert, PLUS we will write and record a song FOR YOU on any topic you like!

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