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We are so close to getting our first child, little baby Bonsai EP, out into the world.Final phases require rock Godmothers/fathers.
We are so close to getting our first child, little baby Bonsai EP, out into the world.Final phases require rock Godmothers/fathers.
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Download "I Fashion You're a Dreamer" here!  https://soundcloud.com/bonsai-10/i-fashion-youre-a-dreamer

Hello there!,

Bonsai is a band based in Brooklyn, NY. It is comprised of singer-songwriter( and author of this letter, spokesperson if you will) Simone Stevens ,guitarist Greg McMullen (Trixie Whitley, Michelle Ndegeocello, Glenn Branca), and drummer Bryan Bisordi (Nels Kline, Great Elk). We have been playing together for years, supporting each other in different acts and are so excited to now have this curvaceous body of material to share with you, together! Unfortunately, with Kickstarter, if we don't reach our goal we walk away with nada.

It was produced by  Dan Molad (Lucius, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Here We Go Magic) at Sounds Like a Fire in Ditmas, NY, featuring  guitarist Peter Lalish (Lucius). Watching them work/play their instruments together was an amazing treat. Greg's guitar magic and pedal steel action is so lovely, and Bryan plays the hell out of these tunes live.When I listen to the tracks and their talent, I more often than not have to pinch myself. 

So, here we are, with this 5 song EP, finished, but not finished. It still needs to be made physically tangible and more importantly, the monetary support for publicity and promotion, so it doesn't dissapear into the ether.It's actually the hardest part, and we want this baby Bonsai EP to grow up strong, get an education, travel, and perhaps meet your children. We want them to date maybe, or at least have coffee.

I hope you  will join us. We can't wait for you to take long drives across the country to it, or cook chicken paillard to it, or send it to a friend so they can cook(or burn) chicken paillard to it. You know what I mean. 

Thank you for taking the time to check us out. Be well lovely people!!

xo,

Bonsai

Photography by Anna Beeke:

http://annabeeke.com/

Portrait by Shervin Lainez:

http://www.shervinfoto.com/#!

Risks and challenges

The album is almost ready to go, so there will be no waiting for it to be recorded! Unless the the cd duplication company gets eaten by a tornado I think we'll be okay. As for the prizes, I've made sure they are all things we do already, and that we greatly enjoy to do so they will be a joy to fulfill. I added more time for delivery to anything involving travel, just so there is more time for planning and communicating.

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    Greetings! An mp3 of a tune off the ep before the release date! Thank you!

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    Oh yay! Thank you for stopping by and pledging. You will receive a digital copy and we will shout your name with glee from our rooftops Please don't be dishonest and say your name is f@$# though. There are police people below us.

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    Sweet. Digital copy and a postcard with your choice of animal on it. Be specific, but also realistic. No half dog/dragon creatures allowed.

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    Alrighty then. Physical copy of the cd and a really bad drawing by Simone. It might not be asthetically pleasing to look at, but it will be sure to entertain.

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    A physical copy of the cd, and a short story written by Simone inspired by your favorite word. Also, a personal thank you voice message, sung of course.

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    A physical copy of the cd, a haiku by Simone on your choice of topic or favorite word, and the band will take and send you a picture of us reenacting a scene from your favorite Shakespearean drama. What?!!!. Yep.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Okay! So, a physical copy of the cd, and a 3 song recording of demos. Raw as f@#$. Plus, a bubbled wrapped fortune cookie. Yes, we know you can get these for free at any chinese place, but how often do you get them in the mail...BUBBLE WRAPPED?

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Wow! How's about a physical cd, digital copy, plus a recording of your choice of cover. Please be specific if you would like us to slow it down....or hells yeah, speed it up!Again, Simone will also leave you a personal thank you message , sung of course,on that device thingy you're always carrying around and hopefully turning off when dining.

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    Okay now! A physical copy of the cd, digital copy, and a recorded live session of three songs. We will decorate the studio with your name and astrological sign, if you believe in that sort of thing.

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    Yes!!! Thank you!!! Physical copy, digital, and a private house concert, Simone solo, if within 300 miles of NYC! If you live far far way we can do the above plus a choice of three other prizes from the upper categories! Plus, your name in the thank you section of the album.

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    Holy moly!!! Physical copy of the cd, digital, plus Simone will give a private house concert anywhere in the U.S., provided it's not just you and her alone in the Appalachian woods somewhere. And of course, recognition of your immense generosity and our undying gratitude on the inside of the album, typed neatly.

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