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Helps us get to the West Coast and back again!
Helps us get to the West Coast and back again!
46 backers pledged $3,286 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey Guys,

We are heading to the West Coast in May, stopping in a lot of towns along the way and back, to get our music out there. We are playing venues, art spaces, DIY houses, and VFW halls. Your donations will help pay for the gas we will need to make this happen- in total, estimated around $2000.  We are expecting that the tour, in terms of money, will be a losing proposition. But we love what we do and want to bring it to others. If you want to help us make this happen, please consider giving to our Kick Starter. We are very grateful for any help we receive.

Much Love,

Marie-Claire, Karl, Chris and Linda 

Risks and challenges

There are a lot of challenges for a small band touring in a van across the country. Often we don't know where we will be sleeping after a show, or if we will make enough money to properly take care of ourselves on the road. Van trouble, equipment breaking, and uncomfortable situations are just a few of the things we've experienced. We always get through it and find our way back home.

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    A mix of some of Karl and Marie-Claire's favorite jams, also karma.

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    Marie-Claire, Karl, Chris, and Linda will each make you a mix of some of their favorite jams!

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    Autographed copy of Badwater CD or Vinyl W/ digital download + handwritten thank you note.

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    Vinyl copy of Badwater W/ digital download, signed or unsigned per your preference. Also, exclusive unreleased 56-minute ambient improvisation recorded during the Badwater sessions on a hand embellished CD-R.

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    Exclusive hand embellished CD-R of alternate mixes, demos and rarities that will give you an insight into how we come to the finished product, embarrassing or otherwise. Also, exclusive unreleased 56-minute ambient improvisation recorded during the Badwater sessions on a hand embellished CD-R.

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    Summer Above Package: Very rare Summer Above CD-R release of Summer Above W/ hand sewn packaging and beautiful iron on cover art. Includes an otherwise unreleased track, only 15 ever made.
    Also, rare Hey Moon 7" import and Summer Above ursa major constellation T-Shirt, your choice of size.

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    The Immersive Experience: Badwater CD or LP W/ free digital download, Some Sweet Relief CD or LP, Summer Above CD, Blood is Clean 7" on white vinyl or CD, + Speck Mountain T-Shirt your choice of size. All signed or unsigned, per your preference.

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    5 introductory keyboard lessons W/ Speck Mountain synth wiz Linda Malonis. Chicago only.

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    Tour of Speck Mountain's practice space where we have written our last two records. Come geek out on our gear, hear stories, and hang out.

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    4 hour long drum lessons from our drummer and professional drum teacher, Chris Dye. Chicago only.

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    The entire band will make you and another person a nice home cooked meal, hang out and have a good time. Must take place in Chicago.

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    Summer Above vinyl test pressing. The only one that we are aware exists.

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    Badwater test pressing. One of a kind.

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