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Fit For Rivals needs your support to make a record that has the potential to put us on the map.
Fit For Rivals needs your support to make a record that has the potential to put us on the map.
130 backers pledged $10,264 to help bring this project to life.

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Fit For Rivals is an unsigned, independent band from Jacksonville, FL.  

In 2010, we wrote nearly 60 songs.  That same year, we went and recorded only 5 of those songs in a house in Georgia with our great and talented friend Stan.  Record labels saw these songs as 'almost there' without the help of a producer.  Out of money and out of options, we thought we had no where to turn.

But now a new opportunity arises:  Fit For Rivals has the opportunity to go to Nashville, TN to work with the same producers who recorded 30 Seconds to Mars, The Deftones, Korn, Evanescence, and many other MEGA huge rock bands.  This will undoubtedly cost money.  While it may seem like a lot, this is a VERY modest recording budget in terms of the kind of production we'll be able to accomplish.  Most records at this level go from budgets of 100k to much higher.  We're shooting low at 9.5k and aiming high in hopes that we can make a major label quality album as an independent band.  All the resources are there to make it happen.  With your support, it CAN happen.

Where will the money go?  Other than food and lodging during the process, it will ALL go towards recording. If a miracle occurs and we exceed our budget, the excess will be allocated to more studio time, the absolute perfecting of our record's sound, final mixing, promotion, marketing, and if we're lucky, distribution to the world.

Our future is in your hands!  Thank you!

-Fit For Rivals

PS. Please share on facebook.  It's going to take a lot of help to reach our goal!

1.  Kickstarter.com will not transact any money UNTIL June 14th, which is the end of the fundrasier.

2.  Kickstarter.com will not transact any money at all, UNLESS the funding goal is reached.

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    Every donation counts! Our heartfelt thanks for your support. No amount is too small!

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    Get the first two digital demo versions of the songs "Novocaine" and "No way in Hell" on June 14th. High quality mp3.

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    Digital copy of EP/CD (which ever it turns out to be) by Fit For Rivals, and a limited run t-shirt exclusively for the $25 pledge. (For international backers, please add $5 to your pledge to cover shipping).

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    You will receive the previously UNRELEASED 5 songs recorded in 2010 via email immediately following the funding duration. That means before we even start recording the rest of the album! And more importantly, these 5 songs may or may not make it to the full length record. We guess, but can't guarantee, that at least two of the songs will be exclusively owned by Kickstarter backers pledging $40 or more. That's you and no one else. You will also receive the full length record in physical form signed by the band in advance as soon as we have it, substantially sooner than it's actual release time. This as well as the previous reward of a digital copy, AND the exclusive tee. Add $10 for each additional signed physical copy.

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    For the fan of the arts: 1.) A screen printed canvas of the album artwork. 2.) A screen printed t-shirt exploiting your generosity to Fit For Rivals, designed by Fit For Rivals exclusive to the $100 or more pledger, as well as a behind the scenes DVD of the entire record making process, exclusive to the $100 or more backer. Your name will be featured in the thank you section of the liner notes. Plus all above rewards.

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    (local residents) Private invitation to the album listening party with Fit For Rivals at CD release time in Jacksonville. We'll listen to the album, maybe play a couple of songs and make sure we're not hungry or thirsty. Plus all above rewards.

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    The band will personally take you and a friend out to dinner to one of our favorite restaurants, buy you a few drinks (if you're of age) and get to know you. Plus everything else above. (except private party)

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    Invite your friends! Fit For Rivals will play an intimate acoustic set at your house within 200 miles driving distance of Jacksonville. If you're not that close to Jacksonville, you can opt for either a live streaming performance just for you, OR next time we're in your town, you'll be on the guest list, hang out back stage, and enjoy some drinks on us. (Plus everything above except dinner and private listening party)

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    Renee's leather Jacket from the music video Damage. Plus everything else above. (except private party)

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    Renee's Guitar. A beautiful Gibson SG Standard (worth $1,200 brand new without her blood and sweat.... but with it, it's priceless). Her sole performing, recording, and writing electric guitar. Your option to have it signed by Renee and/or band. Plus everything else above (except leather jacket and private party).

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    You obviously have a large piggy bank and believe in this band as much as we do. We're making this reward knowing the possibility of anyone taking it is very unlikely. But for the fun of it, here we go: You will be a hero among mankind. Immediately following the text "This album brought to you by", your name will appear on the back of our album where a record label's name would normally be located. You will never pay for any musical release from us for all of eternity. Any new merch item will be yours upon it's release for all eternity. You will always have a guest spot for every show we play and you want to attend within reasonable notice, or we'll buy your ticket. If our band goes on to conquer the world, during interviews we will speak your name as the primary catalyst to our success. We will regularly wear shirts with your face on it. Your face will be a logo on our bass drum for a year. One of us may even get your name tattooed on our bodies. If you're of legal drinking age, we'll buy you a bottle of whiskey and help you drink it whenever our paths can conveniently cross. Your name will be at the top of our website for the next two years. You and a friend will be flown in from anywhere in the world to Jacksonville, Fl, 1 night hotel stay, and a tour of our rehearsal space where we will play every song we've ever recorded, and you can walk out carrying any one item you desire from our rehearsal room. It's yours. Lastly, a one of a kind plaque, or soccer trophy (your choice), will be made in your honor to hang in your home signifying the importance you had not only to this record, but to the life of each member of Fit For Rivals.

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Funding period

- (30 days)