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Our hope is to re-release this 2007 Kiss Kiss cult classic "Reality vs the Optimist" on vinyl as was always our intention.
Our hope is to re-release this 2007 Kiss Kiss cult classic "Reality vs the Optimist" on vinyl as was always our intention.
141 backers pledged $4,818 to help bring this project to life.

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For those of you who do not know Kiss Kiss, or "Reality vs The Optimist" here is a bit of history.

Kiss Kiss was a NY based band comprising of violin, vintage synths, guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. We wrote pop songs with a sort of carnival like demented quality, using lots of odd time signatures, textures, and unique melodies. But in the context of all this weirdness we strove to write the catchiest songs possible. 

"Reality vs. The Optimist" was our first full length album for Eyeball Records ( My Chemical Romance, Thursday, and Murder By Death). We started recording it with producer D. James Goodwin at The Clubhouse studios in Rhinebeck in the winter of 2006. It was released in 2007.

Even as this was a debut record we stretched ourselves as much as possible and arranged the record to have full string sections, horn sections, and even a chainsaw. 

If you have not heard the record someone put it up here to be streamed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpH3x9O1lUw

But for our fans who already know us, I know how special having your favorite album on vinyl can be. I am a music nerd/vinyl enthusiast myself.

On tour Kiss Kiss was always asked if we had vinyl, but alas we did not. With this kickstarter I want to remaster and re-release our cult classic "Reality vs. The Optimist" on vinyl for the first time and only time. For the fans that have been asking all these years, and for ourselves, who love music more then anything else in the world.

If this gets funded I will have the record fully remastered for wax, and pressed on 180 gram. And then mailed off to you with a smile.

Sincerely
Josh and Kiss Kiss

PS. If you want multiple copies of this record please message me stating so with your pledge amount of 20$ per copy. I have been asked if this is possible and it is. 

PPS. Anybody who wants a signed copy will get one, just ask and specify!

Risks and challenges

Risks: None.
Challenges: Money

Basically this is like a pre order. If we sell enough to cover the cost of pressing the vinyl will be made. If we fail to raise enough cash "Reality vs. The Optimist" will forever be stuck in the digital realm.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    For this amount I cannot send you an LP, but I will send you a personal thank you email in the form of a nonsensical rant.

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    For $20 you will get a remastered limited edition pressing of "Reality vs. The Optimist" on vinyl. And a little thank you from myself.

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    For $25 you will get a remastered limited edition pressing of "Reality vs. The Optimist" on vinyl. A little thank you from myself. And a free CDR copy of my (Josh the singer of Kiss Kiss) 2012 solo record.

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    For this price you will get the limited edition of "Reality vs. The Optimist"on vinyl, a thank you letter, and Josh's 2012 Solo album on hand crafted CDR. And because I know how music vinyl means to authentic music nerds like myself I will also send you a personal tour of my own record collection on video.

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    Alright big spender. For this you will get the limited pressing of "Reality vs the Optimist." The thank you letter. A copy of my 2012 solo CD. The video tour of my record collection so we can bond and nerd out. And this!!

    A 4 GB flash drive containing multiple live shows of Kiss Kiss never before released or viewed by anyone but ourselves. In their unedited entirety.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Everything above but instead of a 4GB flash drive it will be an 8GB flash drive packed with even more shows and behind the scenes footage of us loosing our minds on tour in our big yellow school bus.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    My god! If you do this I will send you "Reality vs. the Optimist" on Vinyl. My Solo record on CDR. The video tour of my record collection so we can nerd out. An 8GB flash drive with rare Kiss Kiss shows and behind the scenes footage.

    And I will send you one of the last remaining Kiss Kiss tee shirts ever to be made. I have limited supply left so I cannot promise I will have your size, but I will send you a shirt! They make good stocking stuffers.

    I will also give you a phone call and thank you personally, plus you can ask me anything you want about the making of the record and the band in general.

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