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The Hip Abduction is an afro-pop/ indie-rock band hailing from St. Petersburg, FL.  We have a new album you should hear :)
The Hip Abduction is an afro-pop/ indie-rock band hailing from St. Petersburg, FL. We have a new album you should hear :)
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Hey Hey Hey 

The time has come: we are about to release the most amazing album The Hip Abduction has ever created! We’ve been working on this record for the past 18 months (coincidentally the craziest and hardest year to date) and it pretty much contains every ounce of our blood, sweat and tears. We can’t wait to release this precious goodness into the world! And that’s where YOU come in… the album won’t officially release until spring 2016, so we’ll be using the Kickstarter platform as an opportunity to celebrate with you guys first. After all, without the love tribe there would be no THA -And we can’t thank you guys enough for the love and support. 

Why Kickstarter? 

Our last record was released in winter 2013 and it became a game changer for us. Not only did we win some 'album of the year' awards by The Pier Magazine and HGNW, but we also landed on the Billboard charts for the first time. And ya know what... we had $0 dollars in marketing / radio budget. Zip, nada, nothing - we just couldn't afford it. So it got us thinking... what if we could release an album with the same driving force that supports a Bruno Mars or Taylor Swift record? Haha - nevermind that would cost $43-bazilion dollars. But, what if we could release an album record label-style but without the actual record label? Where our fans would support us and help us push our new album to the world? Grass roots to the full effect! That's why we’re here. That's why we want to connect with our people. We want the world to hear this album and we want you guys to be a part of the team.

How can we reward you for your support? 

We’re offering the album for pre-order here in different forms, plus many of the packages include exclusive items that you can’t get anywhere in the world but here on Kickstarter. (Warning: some of these items are VERY special). Check them all out below, see if any strike your fancy, and come on board with us as we launch this little bird out of the nest and into the WORLD! With any PRE-ORDER, you’ll get:

- An immediate download of the new single "Come Alive" with the single artwork.

- An advance download of our new album before anyone else. 

- Access to exclusive updates on the latest happenings for this release plus behind the scenes info. 

We’ll also be adding surprise items as we go, as well as providing our supporters with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and early updates on tour announcements and more. 

What happens if we meet our goal? 

We anticipate, that in order to make a truly wonderful record and get it to the world, it’s gonna cost $48,950. That includes recording the album, engineering and mastering, manufacturing costs, artwork, radio promotions and album publicity, etc etc. If we reach our goal, YOU will have helped us offset these costs and will have played a major role in the success of our album.

What happens if we exceed our goal? 

Whoa! If this happens it means that you have given us some incredible love and support and we can't thank you enough! As stated above, our goal is set to much less than our anticipated need, so any additional funds will go to further support the creation and release of our album. If we are so super fortunate to exceed even that, we want you to know that we do have a plan in place: All funds raised during this Kickstarter campaign will go towards album content creation including music videos, artwork/posters, apparel, assorted merch, etc. Funds will NOT be used for personal use, tour expenditures, vehicle maintenance, band equipment, practice space rental costs, etc. Our goal is to create tangible materials and promotional content aimed at getting our music heard by the world and thanking the wonderful people who have contributed to our campaign.

The biggest of Love

- David, Chris, PK, Paul, DJ, and Matty.

Risks and challenges

With all Kickstarter projects comes the risk that we do not make our goal. In that event, no donations will be collected, and rewards will not be sent.

We have worked hard to lay out recording milestones, budgets, and timelines. However, there is still a risk that the album does not get finished when expected.

If we make our goal, we promise to keep all backers up-to-date with our progress well after the Kickstarter campaign is finished. By becoming a backer, you are also becoming part of the process and deserve to know what's up.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    {IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD} of our exclusive version of Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing' as broadcast on Sirius XM Radio.

    *All Kickstarter pledges come with an immediate download of Sexual Healing.

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    {IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD} of our new single 'COME ALIVE'

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    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD} of the new full length THA album before the release date.

    + Immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'

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    {PHYSICAL CD} shipped to your door

    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

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    {SHINY NEW VINYL RECORD} shipped to your door

    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

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    {OLD SCHOOL THA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PACKAGE} You will get our first 2 albums (One Less Sound + Self Titled), download of the new THA album (before release date), and our secret unreleased first album (Home Again) all in one digital download.

    + IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD OF 'COME ALIVE'

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    {LIMITED EDITION THA T-SHIRT}

    Brand new Tshirt design available for Kickstarter supporters only.

    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

    Shirt is unisex and you will pick size.

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    {SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 11X17 POSTER}

    The band will sign a special poster created with the album art. Only available through kickstarter.

    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
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    + includes shipping to U.S.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    {HANDWRITTEN SETLIST FROM 2015} We have collected setlists from our 2015 tour. You will get 1 setlist signed by the band. Date and venue details also included.

    + new physical cd shipped to your door
    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    {SIGNED HANDWRITTEN LYRIC SHEET}

    David or PK will hand write lyrics to a THA song of your choosing & personalize it to you (signed)!

    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
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    {CUSTOM DRUM HEAD SIGNED BY THE BAND} Hang it on the wall, use it as a blanket, or sleep with it... totally up to you.

    + new physical cd shipped to your door
    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    {CAMEO IN OUR NEW MUSIC VIDEO} You guys will film yourselves (camera phone will do) rocking out to a new song of ours. A badass filmaker will edit, and then boom.. you're youtube famous.

    + new physical cd (signed) shipped to your door
    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

    Instructions to follow.

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    {{LIMITED EDITION THA TSHIRT (kickstarter only) + NEW PHYSICAL CD (signed) + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS SHEET (signed) + 11X17 POSTER + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF NEW FULL LENGTH ALBUM}}

    Brand new Tshirt, design available for Kickstarter supporters only. Also, David or PK will write out the lyrics to a THA song of your choosing & personalize it to you!

    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

    Includes shipping to US. Shirt is unisex and you will pick size.

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    {{SIGNED VINYL RECORD + LIMITED EDITION THA SHIRT (KICKSTARTER ONLY) + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS SHEET + NEW PHYSICAL CD + SIGNED 11 X 17 POSTER + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF NEW ALBUM}}

    You will get a new vinyl record signed by the entire band as well as a brand new Tshirt (design available for Kickstarter supporters only). Also, David or PK will write out the lyrics to a THA song of your choosing & personalize it to you!

    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

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    {HANDMADE KAMALE NGONI INSTRUMENT} by Patrick Klemawesch. This exact instrument was played on La Resaca from our last self titled album. Comes with basic video instructions for beginner playing and tuning. Can be picked up anytime after December 2nd 2015.

    12 strings
    machine head tuning
    goatskin head
    brazilian biriba wood neck
    cocobolo wood bridge

    + new physical cd
    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers

    Must be picked up in St Petersburg FL. Will not ship due to nature of the instrument.

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    {BACKSTAGE PASSES FOR YOU AND 1 GUEST} plus side stage viewing at our hometown (Tampa/ St. Pete) CD release show TBD this spring

    + includes tickets to the show
    + new physical cd
    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    {CUSTOM THA SURFBOARD} David's one of a kind custom THA surfboard made by Clean Ocean Sufboard shaper TONY IANNARONE (Jacksonville FL). Used but in great shape.

    + new physical cd or vinyl (signed)
    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

    Must pick up board in St Petersburg Fl. No shipping.

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    We will play a party at your house with you and up to 150 of your friends. Travel and other details must be discussed prior to booking, and any extensive travel must be provided for.

    + new physical cd or vinyl (signed)
    + digital download of our new album (before release date)
    + immediate download of 'COME ALIVE'
    + 2 limited edition stickers
    + includes shipping to U.S.

    Fine print:
    Performance limited to 90 min
    The performance is for you and your friends / family
    Tickets may not be sold or offered for the performance
    Performance may not be advertised to the public
    Recordings of the performance may not be made commercially available
    Additional performance details subject to approval and agreement between purchaser and band

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