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Well, we are heading back into the studio to record our sophomore album, COYOTE. This album is a long time coming...won't you join us.
Well, we are heading back into the studio to record our sophomore album, COYOTE. This album is a long time coming...won't you join us.
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     We are writing to you today to send you an invitation... an invitation to be involved in our next full length album. It's been an interesting journey this past year.... and this album, man has it been cathartic. The next album will be named after the title track "Coyote", which was Sarah's father's name, who sadly passed away this past year. It's been a really special time to band together and write these songs, that are just waiting to be recorded.    

     We will be heading back to record with Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho. We"ll also be working with Luke Dumke as a post production engineer at Pinehill Studios for some finish work to give the songs a very organic feel, adding some unique instrumentation, percussion and ethereal sounds to Floyd's work. Many of you remember our last album "Angeline" that was tracked almost entirely live at Litho. This time around we will be tracking a few elements live, but will be approaching the album with a bit of different lens. Our band has also grown...we've added drums, an electric guitar lead and electric bass as well as Sarah's playing a decent amount more electric guitar. The three sirens, Sarah, Natalie and Carina have also spent a good deal more time singing together.... so their harmonies have locked into a new realm of closeness. This album is true to the previous Americana roots but with a bit more edge. We are really excited to get in the studio this June and would love you all to get involved to help us do that.    

       There's a wide range of really interesting packages, but if it's a lean season, please don't feel obligated and pushed like you're standing in front of the Shammy sales guy at the fair... just pass the good word along and keep on supporting us by coming to our shows when we're in your town!

    Our last Kickstarter goal was for a thousand dollars  less, so we are pushing that out a bit, and we have a few more stretch Goals to see what extra funding we can raise to allow us to further enhance the footprint of this album with music videos, strategic marketing and even perhaps pressing vinyl

We will be shooting to raise $8000 as our baseline goal!!!

1st push goal is $10,000 and would be for a music video

2nd push goal is $12,000 and would be for a PR push and some extra merchandise to be sold at shows

3rd push goal is $13,500 and would be to press vinyl copies of the album

Risks and challenges

We have taken a good amount of time with these songs. We truly were supposed to record them last year before Sarah's father passed...but we pushed out the date and now we have some newer songs that wouldn't have made it on the album. There are always risks to any fundraiser, to any project really.... but man are we ready to take them on. Our last Kickstarter was a thousand less, so we are pushing that out a bit, and we have a few more stretch Goals to see what extra funding we can raise to allow us to further enhance the footprint of this album with music videos, strategic marketing and even perhaps pressing vinyl.

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    Digital Download of "Coyote"

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    Coyote Album

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    Coyote Album and Poster

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    Coyote Album and Coyote Canteen cup

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    Thumb Drive of Coyote Album +bonus track

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    Disposable Camera

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    Coyote Album and handwritten Lyrics

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    Coyote Album and Coyote Flask

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    Climbing Lesson with Natalie

    Natalie the amazing will give you a climbing lesson at the climbing gym of your choice or out in the field if she feels so inclined. She has been an avid climber for over a decade and has traversed most major mountains in the area. You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Violin Lesson with Natalie

    You will have an hour lesson with the lovely and talented Natalie who has been classically trained in violin and has been playing since she was 12 years old. You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Photoshoot Consultation with Carina

    Not many people in our circle know that at the age of 17 Carina was on the cover of Cosmo (yes, that Cosmo). She was a fashion model at the very best agency in the US and would love to use all that experience and insight to help you develop your look, your wardrobe and/or your photo shooting techniques (Includes a 1.5 hour consultation session) You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Drumming lesson with Kevin

    Kevin the boss of bass has been drumming for over two decades and has been teaching for almost that long. He's as pro as it gets! You'd have a 1 hour lesson with him at his studio out on Bainbridge (travel cost not included) You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Guitar lesson with Skyler

    So not only is Skyler the most charming guy in the universe, he also happens to be one of the most talented. For as lighthearted as he is, he is a total badass on the guitar. You would be entitled to one hour long lesson with this guy! You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Songwriting Session with Sarah

    Sarah would love to help you brainstorm how to creatively but methodically craft a song out of thin air. She'll share her personal techniques with you in a 1.5 hour consultation.

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    Listening Party

    An invitation to join the band for an intimate gathering to listen to the album together for the very first time. Appetizers and revelry to be served ;) You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Day Drive/Hike with the band

    We will ship out for a day drive and/or a hike with the band (destination to be agreed upon) We will even listen to your personal mix of music for one of the legs of the drives. You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    2 Backstage Passes for Release Show

    This package guarantees you to 2 backstage passes to the Coyote Album release show (includes the cost of tickets)

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    Studio Passes to Litho

    This package gives you access to one full day of recording in the Studio. You are free to bring a camera and record whatever you feel like recording!You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Studio Pass at Pinehill Studios

    This package gives you access to one full day of recording in the Studio. You are free to bring a camera and record whatever you feel like recording! You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Write you a Song

    Yes you read that correctly, we will meet up with you and we'll hear your story and/or what you're currently going thru...and we'll craft a song for you based on all of that you've shared with us

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    Seattle for the Day

    We will take you around to our favorite shops, bars and restaurants and show you the town... there is no time limit... this is a saturday afternoon into evening activity and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! (Cost of beverages and food not included)

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    Coyote Merch Bundle

    This package includes one of everything you secretly wanted... A copy of the Coyote album (signed by the band), a poster (signed by the band as well) as well a signature Coyote Tote, canteen cup and flask

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    Cover Song

    We will cover a song of your choosing (within reason) by our band in a very unique way. You'll receive your own video rendition of the song... and if we dig it, we just might perform it at a show ;)

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    Production Session with Sarah

    Sarah will meet up with you for a total of 3 hours to listen to your tracks. She will provide feedback and direction for the structure, instrumentation, and the song layout for your song, EP or Full length album. You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Coyote Dart Board or Cornhole

    Your pick of either of these classic games! Game boards will be handcrafted with a large signature Coyote logo and will be hand delivered to your residence! (Out of State shipping not included in cost but available). You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Production Session with Sarah (Deluxe)

    Sarah will meet up with you for a total of 7 hours to listen to your tracks. She will provide feedback and direction for the structure, instrumentation, and the song layout for your song, EP or Full length album. You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Dinner and Concert for 4

    This is a killer package. The band will come to a location of your choice and a private chef will prepare a four course meal for your party during the show. The chef cannot reveal who he has cooked for due to legal implications but one of them owns the Seahawks ;) ;) (This package is available at this cost within a three hour drive from Seattle.. available outside that area but the extra travel expenses will be the responsibility of the purchaser) You will also receive a physical copy of the album.

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    Dinner and Concert for 8

    This is the ultimate package! The band will come to a location of your choice and a private chef will prepare a four course meal for your party during the show. The chef cannot reveal who he has cooked for due to legal implications but one of them owns the Seahawks ;) ;) (This package is available at this cost within a three hour drive from Seattle.. available outside that area but the extra travel expenses will be the responsibility of the purchaser)

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