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I'm recording my first studio album of original songs called "Yeah No Fine" and need your help to make it happen!
I'm recording my first studio album of original songs called "Yeah No Fine" and need your help to make it happen!
77 backers pledged $11,208 to help bring this project to life.

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Sophie is a singer and a songwriter (does that make her a singer-songwriter? ugh...) from Los Angeles but who lives also sometimes in New York and also recently in Spain for a hot sec. She's been singing since she was two years old and writing music since she was sixteen and put out a demo EP I'm Sleeping If You Call when she was nineteen and now she's twenty-one and recording her first studio album. 

 This right here is a Kickstarter to fund Sophie's first album Yeah No Fine. With this album she'll have her first set of studio-quality songs recorded and ready for the next step--that could mean a label, iTunes, radio, TV, movies, anything! 

The album consists of five songs with the power and production of a full band and is being recorded at Endless Noise studios with award-winning music producer Jeff Elmassian. This is where YOU come in! 

We've worked hard the last few years to save money for this project but we still need to raise $10,000 in order to pay the musicians for their incredible dedication and hard work (and pay them in money not just muffins), to pay for studio time, and to pay for equipment rentals. 

BUT if we can raise $12,000 then we can also film a music video. And for every $1,000 we raise past that there will be more cool stuff for EVERYONE who has contributed to the Kickstarter and made this album possible! That could mean take-away videos, crowd-sourced cover songs, lyric books, artwork, and more. We've got thirty days to raise the money! 

No contribution is too small and every dollar, share, tweet, email, Instagram and Facebook post is deeply appreciated!! 

Sophie is combining her two great passions--music and food--to bring you unique rewards that are both orally and aurally delicious. That means downloads, recipes, posters, t-shirts, parties, covers, photo albums, a concert at your house where Sophie brings homemade dessert. And for one wild contributor there's the chance to be on the guest list for any Sophie show for the rest of eternity!  

We have glorious original artwork by Mali Bowers for the posters and T-shirts (once the project is funded we will be able to gather information on T-shirt sizes and shipping addresses so don't worry about that just yet).

poster design
poster design
t-shirt design
t-shirt design
Sophie's famous banana bread
Sophie's famous banana bread
Sophie's other homemade desserts
Sophie's other homemade desserts

Be sure to keep the following restrictions in mind when choosing your reward:

*** If you select a reward that includes an invite to the launch party, that does not include transportation to either NYC or LA

** The house party concert reward is subject to location--primarily restricted to the Los Angeles and New York City area. But if you don't live in one of these areas and are interested in this reward please contact us first and hopefully we can figure something out. Band size/set-up will depend on what is permissible in the backer's home (so if you live in a tiny apartment in NYC with cranky neighbors we won't have a full drum-kit amped-up show but instead an intimate acoustic show...stuff like that).

* The YOU'RE ON THE LIST reward applies to all concerts that Sophie gets tickets to but does not include any travel costs etc. It also does not apply to shows or venues that do not allow guests or has other restrictions. And, unless otherwise identified, it does not apply to bands or acts that Sophie becomes part of but does not control. Best efforts will be made to keep you saying “I’m with the band” but there may be unforeseen circumstances that arise. This reward is not transferrable or assignable and has no monetary value. 

Thank you thank you thank you for your interest and support!!!

 For FAQs please see the designated section below

Where to find Sophie's music:

facebook:  facebook.com/sophiestraussmusic

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOuGBDJNDih4uPwtYTn89dw

bandcamp: sophiestrauss.bandcamp.com

soundcloud: soundcloud.com/sophielstrauss-1

twitter: twitter.com/sophstrauss

If you have any specific questions or comments please feel free to contact Sophie at sophiestraussmusic@gmail.com 

Risks and challenges

Hopefully with all the planning and hard work and love that has gone into this project we won't face any major setbacks, but of course there's always risk involved in any big project like this. If any problems arise we are ready and willing to face them head-on with the same passion and dedication we have for this project.

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    SIZE DOESN'T MATTER

    download of the album and Sophie's eternal gratitude

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    ALL EARS (AND EYES? AND TONGUE?)

    download of the album; digital artwork; Sophie's famous banana bread recipe

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    POSTER? I HARDLY KNOW HER!

    a Sophie Strauss poster; download of the album; digital artwork; Sophie's famous banana bread recipe

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    DAMN, COOL SHIRT

    a Sophie Strauss T-shirt; poster; free download of the album; digital artwork; Sophie's famous banana bread recipe

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    YOU'RE INVITED***

    one invite to the album release party/performance in either NYC or LA (there will be one in each) plus a free download of the album; digital artwork; Sophie's famous banana bread recipe; a Sophie Strauss poster and T-Shirt

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    YOU'RE SIGNED AND INVITED***

    An invite for you AND a guest to the album release party/performance in either NYC or LA, and all the great stuff in the "DAMN, COOL SHIRT" reward category, but SIGNED by Sophie

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    WORDS MUSIC PICTURES

    A signed hard-bound photo album from the recording sessions of Yeah No Fine, with lyrics, artwork, and a CD; plus everything included in the "YOU'RE SIGNED AND INVITED" reward category

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    THERE'S A COVER

    Sophie records a cover of a song of your choice PLUS everything included in the "YOU'RE SIGNED AND INVITED" reward category

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    SWEET HOUSE PARTY **

    Sophie plays a concert at your house party and she's bringing homemade dessert! Plus everything included in the "YOU'RE SIGNED AND INVITED" reward category

    (see Perks section for details)

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    YOU'RE ON THE LIST (FOR LIFE!) *

    One lucky (crazy?) person will get their name (and a plus one) on the guest list for every Sophie Strauss show from now until forever plus everything included in the "YOU'RE SIGNED AND INVITED" reward category

    (see Perks section for details)

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Funding period

- (30 days)