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DOE EYE is releasing her debut full length record produced by John Vanderslice. PRE-ORDER it here w/ EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter INCENTIVES!
246 backers pledged $15,415 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, I am DOE EYE. Welcome to my Kickstarter!

      I am a solo indie/rock musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. A little over a year ago, before my first semester at the Berklee College of Music, I got into the studio for the first time to record a four-song EP to use as a networking tool when I met my new professors and colleagues at Berklee. The first song from the EP entitled I Hate You spread like wildfire. CBS Radio Station LIVE 105 (KITS) debuted 'I Hate You' on the radio a few days after I finished recording it. Shortly after, the song charted in the Top 5 on Hype Machine, featured on FUSE TV and Alternative Press. Within 6 months of releasing my first EP, I had a full page spread in Billboard Magazine and featured on MTV. I started getting asked to open for national touring acts and perform at festivals. Going from writing music alone in my bedroom to performing them in huge venues and getting my music played on major radio within a matter of months was a huge shock to me. I never expected any of this to happen.

My music career got so busy that I had to drop out of music school, move back to California and pursue my solo-career full-time.   

I am releasing my debut full length record produced by John Vanderslice.

It's true! Me and John Vanderslice (Nada Surf, MK Ultra) have been spending the last year working on my record at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco. The record is being recorded to 2-inch tape with the help of my amazing engineer Jacob Winik, David Kawamura on guitar, keys and synths, Nic de la Riva on bass and a handful of other incredible musicians playing an integral part of this record. 

I am an unsigned independent artist. Though I have had amazing success as a musician, I don’t have a record label that can help me pay for the costs of recording and releasing this record. I am counting on you, my fans to help me make this happen. The costs of this record are piling up. Booking the studio, paying the musicians, mixing and mastering this record, hiring an artist to create the album artwork, pressing CD’s, Vinyl and distributing the record digitally, hiring a great publicist to give the record proper exposure is starting to pile up and I need your help.

The costs of releasing an album the right way are very high. Being an independent artist - from writing and arranging songs, booking my own tours, being my own publicist, managing and leading a band - I am relying on you, my fans to support me and help me release my full length record. I can’t do this without you.   

  • 17 days in the studio tracking and mixing = $14,500
  • Mastering the entire record = $1,200
  • Pressing CD's = $1,250
  • Pressing Vinyl = $5,000
  • Hiring a Publicist for 3 months = $6,000
  • Shooting a Music Video = $2,500
  • Going on tour to promote the album = $10,000
  • Total Cost = $31,450

This Kickstarter is to cover the BARE MINIMUM costs of releasing this record. The amount I am pledging for is $15,000, and this record is costing WAY more than that. 

If this project does not get fully funded, I will not be able to release this record. It will sit in a bookshelf next to my Merriam Webster Dictionary.

So PLEASE, back this project. The smallest pledge of $1 would make a huge difference. If you can’t afford to back this project yourself, then help spread the word by sending it to someone who can!

I am offering a number of AWESOME rewards for those of you who back this project. A game of basketball, play a set in your living room, my electric guitar and more! Also offering the record and previous EP’s on CD, Vinyl and Digital Downloads.

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS! Mens & Womens Sm-XXL
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS! Mens & Womens Sm-XXL
My 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Team photo. Also a reward - come play a game with me. I'll try not to embarrass you (or myself)
My 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Team photo. Also a reward - come play a game with me. I'll try not to embarrass you (or myself)
SOLD OUT - Epiphone Les Paul I used to write this record. One of the Kickstarter backer rewards!
SOLD OUT - Epiphone Les Paul I used to write this record. One of the Kickstarter backer rewards!

I need your help, so please spread the word. Post about the Kickstarter on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, call your friends, tell your parents, tell the president!

 WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER.

Love,

doe eye 

PS! COME SEE ME AT ONE OF MY UPCOMING SHOWS!

5.31   San Francisco @ Bottom of the Hill

6.5    Los Angeles @ Origami Vinyl

6.6    Sacramento @ Bows & Arrows

6.7   Portland @ Mississippi Pizza & Pub

6.9   Seattle @ Chop Suey

Risks and challenges

I've done this before and I PROMISE YOU, I won't let you down. If you have questions, you can email me directly at doeeyeband@gmail.com.

The BEST way to avoid any problems with your rewards, is to read and respond any messages or surveys I send you. If you don't answer those surveys, I can't send you your rewards!!! And that bums me out!!

All domestic shipping is included. EU/UK customers - sorry for the extra shipping costs. I wish shipping overseas was cheaper!!

If you want to combine rewards, do it! Just write me a note that you've combined rewards and I will hook you up!!

I plan on giving each and every one of you VIP treatment, and will probably throw extra goodies in the bag because I love you.

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    DOWNLOAD ONE SONG. Digital Download of the single off of the new record!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE NEW RECORD. High quality download of the new record one week before the public release.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD DELUXE. High quality download of the new record, Hotel Fire EP, Run Run Run EP and Hotel Fire Remix EP.

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    CD + POSTER. Signed CD of the new record and Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Poster. PLUS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD DELUXE.

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    CD DELUXE PACKAGE. All of the CD's! The new record, Hotel Fire, Run Run Run and Hotel Fire Remix EP all signed and personalized. PLUS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD DELUXE.

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE T-shirt. This shirt design will only be available to Kickstarter Backers and will be made to order. Mens and Womens SM, M, L, XL, XXL. Can be combined with other rewards!

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    CD + T-SHIRT. Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE T-Shirt, CD of the new record and Digital Download Deluxe. No one will own these shirts other than kickstarter backers!!!

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    VINYL!! Get the new record on vinyl! The whole album is being recorded to 2" tape at Tiny Telephone. This record is 100% analog. It sounds HELLA GOOD. Signed and personalized. PLUS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD DELUXE.

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    VINYL + T-Shirt. Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE T-Shirt and the new record on VINYL. PLUS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD DELUXE.

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    ORIGINAL TRACK SHEETS FROM THE RECORD. All the notes written for each instrument, shows you what kind of microphone we used, what day and time it was recorded. THIS IS VERY PRECIOUS. And I am giving you the ORIGINAL copies. Has JV and Jacob's spit on it probably. This is one track sheet per person (I only have 6 of them). Comes with Vinyl or CD copy of the record!!

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRIC SHEET -Choose your favorite lyrics from a DOE EYE song and I will *personally* create a painting with the lyrics of your choice and dedicate it to you. Comes with CD or VINYL of the new record.

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    I WILL COVER ANY SONG OF YOUR CHOICE. You choose the song, I will learn how to play it, record it on video and dedicate the song to you! I'll upload it to Youtube and send you the video file. If you come to a show, I will perform it live and dedicate it to you! Comes with CD or Vinyl copy of the new record.

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    Framed Black and White photo of me taken by SF Bay Area photographer - Laura Ho. There is only one available. Two Winters ago, Laura put flowers in my hair and took pictures of me in her backyard. The photo can be yours - only one will exist in the world. Comes with Vinyl or CD copy of the new record.

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    SHOOT HOOPS WITH DOE EYE. I used to play in a basketball team in middle school so you better get your game on. We’ll figure out a day to get together, shoot hoops. You can invite your friends. We can have lunch. Includes a signed CD or Vinyl of the new record and infinite high fives!!!! (San Francisco Bay Area Only)

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    I WILL WRITE YOU A 12 SECOND SONG WITH YOUR NAME IN IT. It will be BEAUTIFUL. I'll send you a digital download of the song as well as a customized CD with the song in it. You can use it as your outgoing voicemail message or set it as the alarm you wake up to every morning OR your ringtone!!! Comes with CD or Vinyl copy of the new record.

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    DOE EYE INDIE ROCK MARATHON. Dust off your running shoes, we're going to run a 5k trail together in San Francisco! Backers of this reward get a CUSTOM DOE EYE INDIE ROCK MARATHON T-shirt with your name and favorite number on the back. Comes with Digital, CD or Vinyl of the new record.

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    A custom hand painted ukelele with your favorite lyrics written on it. It can be DOE EYE lyrics or lyrics from your favorite band. Comes with CD or VINYL of the new record.

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    I'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO SING! I will give you a 1 hour private voice lesson - I'm actually trained to do this! You must be available to come to my studio in the SF Bay Area OR we can do the lesson via Skype. No experience necessary! Includes VINYL or CD of the new record!

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    DONUT PARTY!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a donut with me before a show!
    You +1 at one of my upcoming shows and hang out with me and the band at soundcheck and eat donuts with us!!!!! I WILL PROVIDE THE DONUTS. Comes with CD or Vinyl of the new record for you and your +1 AND infinite GOOD TIMES!

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    ACOUSTIC SET/PICNIC PARTY at DOLORES PARK. Me and my bandmates will play an acoustic set at Dolores Park in San Francisco. THERE WILL BE FOOD. We will provide tacos from an *amazing* taqueria in SF and cookies from Anthony's Cookies in the Mission. We can play soccer and run around with all the cute puppies. This reward is good for you and a friend. Includes CD or Vinyl of the new record for you AND your friend.

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    CUSTOM DOE EYE JEAN JACKET or VEST. I will personally design a a jean jacket or vest for you - choice of studs on the shoulders or collar and a DOE EYE patch on the back. Each jacket/vest will have a unique design based on your preferences. Available in Women's and Men's Sm-XL. You have the option of using your own jacket or vest. It will look something like this : 1. http://bit.ly/11T2BJI
    2. http://bit.ly/186qTIn Will also come with CD or Vinyl copy of the new record!

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    GUEST LIST FOR A YEAR. You +1 guestlisted to every DOE EYE show anywhere in the world for a year. This is a very good deal if you come to shows frequently. I often see familiar faces at shows - so this is for you! This may have to exclude festivals, but if we can get you into the festivals as well - we will!!!

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    MARYAM'S EPIPHONE LES PAUL Electric Guitar.
    I used this electric guitar for the past 2 years at shows and to write this new record. Now I am passing it on to you! I can sign it and you can hang it on your wall, or learn to play guitar, sell it on eBay, pass it down to your kids, smash it against your wall when you're mad - so many options!!! Comes with CD or Vinyl copy of the new record.

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    I'LL JOIN YOUR BAND! - I'll join your band for one song at an upcoming show or join you in the studio to feature in one of your songs! (If you are outside of the SF Bay Area, you must cover traveling costs). LETS MAKE MUSIC TOGETHER. Includes CD or Vinyl of the new record!

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    Be an extra in my music video! The video will be shot in California, travel costs not included! Includes the new record on Vinyl or CD.

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    DOE EYE HOUSE SHOW (SF Bay Area ONLY) I will come to your home with my bandmates and play an acoustic set in your living room. Invite your friends and family. Maybe save it for a birthday party or bar mitzvah. Comes with CD or Vinyl copy of the new record.

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    DOE EYE HOUSE SHOW (USA ONLY). I will come to your home and play an acoustic set anywhere in the USA. (You cover costs for airfare and hotel for me + one of my bandmates) You can invite your friends, we can have dinner, maybe save it for a birthday party or bar mitzvah. I'll give you a singing lesson. It'll be a ton of fun!!! Comes with CD or Vinyl copy of the new record.

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    I WILL SERENADE YOU IN MY OMELETTE COSTUME AT AN UPCOMING SHOW. You will wear the matching bacon costume and I will serenade you with my acoustic guitar to a song of your choice. Includes CD or Vinyl copy of the new record AND you get to keep the Bacon costume.
    THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE

    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tLEtCCzn_s

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    DOE EYE HOUSE SHOW (ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD). I will come to your home and play an acoustic set anywhere in the world. (You cover costs for airfare and hotel for me + one of my bandmates) You can invite your friends, we can have dinner, maybe save it for a birthday party or bar mitzvah. I'll give you a singing lesson. It'll be a ton of fun!!! Comes with CD or Vinyl copy of the new record.

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    THE WHOLE PACKAGE - Your choice of Donut Party or Picnic Party, I will write you a 12 second song, custom hand painted ukulele, guest list to every show for a year, Kickstarter Exclusive T-shirt, the new album on Vinyl and CD, CD Deluxe Package and Digital Download Deluxe and House Show anywhere in the world. (you must cover transportation for 2 people outside of SF Bay Area)

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Funding period

- (30 days)