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Troublesongs is a record about the ways suffering makes itself felt in our world: in love, politics, and family; how do we carry on?
Troublesongs is a record about the ways suffering makes itself felt in our world: in love, politics, and family; how do we carry on?
57 backers pledged $6,029 to help bring this project to life.

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In everything from love to politics to saying goodbye to family, grief is never too far away.

There's an agony to living, this constant struggle for happiness and survival; and there's a little hope too. We're making a record about that. 

art by Daniel Peterson
art by Daniel Peterson

With a new name, a new line-up, and seven brand new songs, Margot is making an EP. 

We're working with Danny O'Brien of Now, Now and Hot Dad Labs, and this is going to be our best record yet. 

Danny playing with Now, Now
Danny playing with Now, Now

 Here's the cost breakdown: 

  • $4,700 - recording/mixing/mastering
  • $1,300 - physical copies of the album, merch, marketing

So that's $6,000 total. 

Here are some of the rewards you'll get for supporting this project:

ah, old names.
ah, old names.


Our previous effort as H. Rose & the Nomads, before the new name/lineup

whale, whale, whale, what have we here?
whale, whale, whale, what have we here?

Brand new Margot stickers* to celebrate the production of this record!

ooh, aah
ooh, aah

Brand new Margot T-shirts*, be cooler than all your friends. 

*design subject to change/editing (we're perfectionists)

Your voice on the new project--we've got a song with some gang-vocals on it, and if you're in the $100 or higher tiers you can actually get on the recording. 

"thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks." - Me, at a show in your honor.
"thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks." - Me, at a show in your honor.

A thank-you concert. 

We'll drive to your home, venue, place of business, and perform an acoustic show as a thank you for supporting this new project. 

Risks and challenges

The primary risk for us is reaching our fundraising goal, we're looking to raise more than four times the amount of money that we raised to make our last project.

But our number of fans has tripled since those days, and we've got a good understanding of how crowdfunding works (We're even planning for some stretch goals to give a preview of what might end up being the concept for a full-length album in the next year or two).

We're confident this record is going to be the best piece of art we've made yet.

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    I am very small

    Backers at this tier get a digital copy of the acoustic version of "sixteen," and our undying gratitude. Every little bit helps.

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    journey of a thousand miles

    Backers at this tier get a digital copy of Troublesongs, our new record, as well as a digital copy of the acoustic single.

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    • Troublesongs (digital copy)
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    where the buffalo roam

    Backers at this tier get everything in the previous tiers along with a Margot sticker and a handwritten thank you card.

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    • Troublesongs (digital copy)
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    the hopeless wanderer

    Backers at this tier get everything in the previous tiers plus a physical copy of Troublesongs and a phone background inspired by songs from the album.

    Includes:
    • sixteen (acoustic single)
    • Troublesongs (physical copy)
    • Sticker + Thank You card
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    this is 20% luck

    Backers at this tier get all the rewards of the previous tiers, your name on a guest list to our release show, and one of our brand new Margot T-shirts!

    Includes:
    • Margot T-shirt
    • a ticket to our release show
    • sixteen (acoustic single)
    • Troublesongs (physical copy)
    • Sticker + Thank You card
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    -catchy name here-

    Backers at this tier get all the rewards of the previous tiers plus an extra Margot T-shirt and another ticket to our release. Not only that, but you can come to our super exclusive house party to celebrate the release of Troublesongs, you lucky person you.

    Includes:
    • Margot T-shirt
    • a ticket to our release show
    • a ticket to our private release party
    • Troublesongs (physical copy)
    • Sticker + Thank You card
    • phone background
    • sixteen (acoustic single)
    • Troublesongs (digital copy)
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    a rolling stone

    The legendary backers at this tier get all of the rewards of the previous tiers, a +1 to our private house party to celebrate the new record, plus your name on the album thank-you's.

    Not only that, but you can also get your voice on the record!*

    **we can’t cover travel to Minneapolis, and there will only be one day of recording for Kickstarter patrons so you’ll have to make the date we set work (in January). Also, if you’re just so tone-deaf that we can’t possibly include you, we’ll work out some other arrangement (free tickets to shows, a hug, etc.)

    Includes:
    • sing on the record
    • Margot T-shirt
    • a ticket to our private release party
    • a ticket to our release show
    • Troublesongs (physical copy)
    • Sticker + Thank You card
    • Troublesongs (digital copy)
    • sixteen (acoustic single)
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    I would walk 300 miles

    Backers at this tier get everything in the previous tiers and we'll come play an acoustic show at your house/church/place of business. We'll even drive to you, as far as 100 miles.

    Includes:
    • a concert in your honor
    • sing on the record
    • Margot T-shirt
    • a ticket to our private release party
    • a ticket to our release show
    • Troublesongs (physical copy)
    • Sticker + Thank You card
    • phone background
    • sixteen (acoustic single)
    • Troublesongs (digital copy)
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