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Honey Magpie, a five-piece indie-folk band from Chapel Hill, NC, will record their debut album this November and needs your help!
Honey Magpie, a five-piece indie-folk band from Chapel Hill, NC, will record their debut album this November and needs your help!
Honey Magpie, a five-piece indie-folk band from Chapel Hill, NC, will record their debut album this November and needs your help!
97 backers pledged $3,730 to help bring this project to life.

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Honey Magpie's Debut Album

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We are recording our first album, and we need your help!

Earlier this year, we recorded our first single, "Home to Me", which you can hear on our Soundcloud page. In November, we will return to the studio to record nine more original songs. We are asking for $3000 to cover recording, mixing, mastering, and printing costs.


About us

We are a five-piece indie-folk band from the Durham area. We started playing together as a band when Rachael Hurwitz (vocals, guitar, keyboard) moved to North Carolina in 2014. She recruited Pippa Hoover (cello, vocals) and Carl Bernock (guitar, banjo) to fill out her original songs about life, love, and travel. Joe Ristaino (drums, mandolin) and Kati Moore (violin, vocals) joined the band in 2015, completing Honey Magpie's lineup. Pippa and Kati soon also brought original material to the band, expanding Honey Magpie's repertoire to include a wide variety of nature-inspired songs as well as some traditional and popular covers.

We have played many venues and festivals around the Triangle over the last year or so, and you may have seen us at the Haw River Festival, the Eno River Festival, the Cat's Cradle Back Room, the Station, or the Local 506. This past September we also completed our first tour, with shows in Kannapolis, Asheville, and Marshall, NC. 

About this album

In between rehearsing, playing gigs, and writing new tunes, we have been polishing up ten original Honey Magpie songs that we want you to be able to hear, not just at our shows, but anywhere you listen to music - your home, your car, on your morning run. So next month, we will be laying down tracks at Roost Frequency Recording, where we recorded Home to Me, featured in the video at the top of the page. We had an excellent experience recording this song, and we are excited to get back in the studio to record the rest of our debut album.

Rewards!

Supporters of our campaign have the opportunity to receive a variety of rewards - tokens of our gratitude for helping make this vision of ours a reality. 

  • For donating $10, you will receive a code to download a digital copy of our full album. 
  • For $25, you will receive a CD shipped to you along with a set of Honey Magpie stickers designed by our multi-talented drummer, as well as stickers designed by our friend Skyler Sun
  • For $50, you will receive a CD and a t-shirt signed by the band. The shirts come in two colors and have been a big hit at our shows!
    Here's Joe modeling one for you:
  •  As mentioned in our video, for $100 you get the Ultimate Honey Magpie Gift Basket! This includes a CD, a t-shirt, local NC honey, a small bag of birdseed, and a set of Honey Magpie stickers, all beautifully packaged in an adorable basket! (awesome gift idea) If you can't tell, we are pretty excited about making these. 
  • For the full list of rewards, check out the boxes on the right side of the page.

How to donate  

To donate, simply click "Back this Project" at the top of the page. Then, select the amount you would like to pledge. You will then be asked to create an account with Kickstarter - simply provide a name, email address, and password. (This way we can contact you to send you your prize!) You will then be asked to input your credit card information. (Your card will not be charged until the project is fully funded.) Click "Pledge" and you're all set! Thank you for your support!!

Risks and challenges

This is our first album, so we recognize that unexpected delays and challenges may occur. However, we are committed to realizing our vision without compromise.

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    "Home to Me" download

    Digital download of "Home to Me"

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    "Home to Me" download + Thank you card

    - "Home to Me" download
    - Personalized thank you postcard from Honey Magpie.

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    Digital download of album

    Digital download of the new album!

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    Digital download of album + Stickers

    - Digital download of the album
    - Thank you card
    - Set of assorted Honey Magpie stickers designed by Joe Ristaino and Skyler Sun.

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    Album (CD) + Sticker pack

    - Physical copy of the album
    - Thank you card
    - Set of assorted Honey Magpie stickers

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    Album + T-shirt + Sticker pack

    - Physical copy of the album (CD)
    - Honey Magpie t-shirt
    - Set of assorted Honey Magpie stickers
    - Thank you card

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    Signed album + T-shirt

    - Signed copy of the album (CD)
    - Honey Magpie t-shirt
    - Set of assorted Honey Magpie stickers

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    Ultimate Honey Magpie Gift Basket

    The perfect gift!
    Beautifully packaged in an adorable basket!
    Includes:
    - Copy of the album (CD)
    - Honey Magpie t-shirt
    - Set of assorted Honey Magpie stickers
    - Local honey
    - Birdseed!

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    Acknowledgement on album

    Receive acknowledgment by name on our album liner notes.

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    Online tea party and concert

    We will meet with you via the power of the Internet to have tea and perform songs off our album!

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    Afternoon tea with Honey Magpie

    Have afternoon tea with the band, on us. (Triangle area only)

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    Honey Magpie House Show

    We will play you a house show anywhere within 50 miles of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC.

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    Appear in our next music video!

    Instead of a house show, you get to be in our next music video! Must be able to travel to the Triangle area.

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    Personalized Honey Magpie song

    We will write a song for you and perform it through video chat!

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    Associate Producer credit on album

    Receive credit as an associate producer on our album.

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    Guest List for Life

    If you fully fund our album, you get in free to all Honey Magpie shows for the rest of forever.

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    Honey Magpie house show - Southeast US

    We will play a house show wherever you are in the Southeast US! (NC, SC, VA, GA, TN)

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Funding period

- (30 days)