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Having honed our sound over the last 6 years and 5 full-length albums, we are excited to release a record of original material.
Having honed our sound over the last 6 years and 5 full-length albums, we are excited to release a record of original material.
Having honed our sound over the last 6 years and 5 full-length albums, we are excited to release a record of original material.
147 backers pledged $8,823 to help bring this project to life.

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Extending Our Sound - It's Electric!

What would rock 'n' roll sound like if it was produced in the 1920s? On this next album we are going to show you.  

You never know when inspiration is going to strike. This summer we were performing for a gala fundraiser in Newport, Rhode Island. In the crowd were 500 people who needed to dance - not swing dance per se or any specific form of dance. They just needed to shake their booties and have a good time. To scratch their itch, we plugged in an electric guitar, added some drums and what happened next was incredible. The audience responded in the best possible way. They danced their pants off! Literally. Pants of all kinds were littering the dance floor. I'm exaggerating... it was only a few people that did that. My point is the place was seriously bumpin'. We played into the night, exploring this exciting new sound with a crowd of incredibly satisfied fans.

New Songs - Lots Of 'Em

After five CDs of traditional repertoire, we are ready to release an album of original songs. Whenever we've had the chance to play with this new configuration of musicians, and the more we explore this new electrified, drum-driven style, the question from the crowd is always, "Which CD is this on?" The answer always is, "The next one." Well, our next one is happening now - with your help.

What's The Plan?

Once the Kickstarter campaign is finished we're heading to the studio as soon as possible. Even though we perform nearly every day, we need rehearsals to fine tune the arrangements and get this new sound locked in. Our plan is to be in the studio in February. Mixing and mastering in March and ready for release for in late April. This way, all of you who can give to the campaign will receive the album hot off the presses before anyone else. Here's the breakdown of expenses:

$500 - Rehearsal time

$2000 - Studio time and mixing

$1000 - Mastering

$2500 - Album art, duplication, and download cards

$500 - Rewards, incentives, merchandise

$1000 - Photography and marketing


Stretch Goal - Vinyl, Baby!

If we reach $8500 we will press a limited edition on good ol' beautiful vinyl. We will give anyone that donated $50 or more the option to change their reward to an LP, complete with glorious, full-size cover art.


Risks and challenges

The main challenge is an artistic one. We are mostly a live act and have honed what we do in front of live audiences for years. Making a CD in the recording studio is a much less forgiving atmosphere. Instead of releasing energy in a one-time, ephemeral moment we need to distill that moment into specific version of each song that you are going to want to hear again and again. Knowing we have your support in this is an incredible help and sincerely appreciated.

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    [THE DOWNLOAD]
    Digital download of all the music and artwork from the album, two full weeks before the official release date.

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    [THE HARD COPY]
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    [THE DEVIL'S BARGAIN]
    Special Edition CD signed by everyone in the band.

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    [A DRINK ON US]
    Custom printed Tin Pan highball glass.
    Comes with [THE HARD COPY].

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    [GET NOSTALGIC]
    You just found out about the band and you have some catching up to do. You are a collector and need a sense of completion in everything you do. Get all 5 of our previous releases plus [THE HARD COPY].

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    [A PLACE IN THE SUN]
    Every impressive project has an tremendous list of generous supporters. See your name on the liner notes of the new CD. Comes with [THE HARD COPY].

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    [LET'S PARTY]
    Join the whole band for a kick-ass pre-release party in NYC. Snax included! Let's hang out. We might even perform.
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    [TIN PAN DELIVERS]
    Need some cred with your co-workers, your girlfriend, your cat? We'll show up and play a song of your choosing wherever you tell us to (limited to NYC locations).
    Plus [THE DEVIL'S BARGAIN].
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    [AN ODE TO YOU]
    Wanna tell someone that you love them? That you sort of strongly dislike them but just can't find the words? Wanna hear a song about your favorite beverage? You name it. Tin Pan will write and record a custom song about any subject you choose - an mp3 sent to you via email.
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    [A SEA OF WHISKEY]
    A hand-delivered, signed CD. Tin Pan will play a 30-minute set anywhere your heart desires... OK, really anywhere in New York City. This reward comes with a special surprise and [A PLACE IN THE SUN].

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    [SOLID GOLD]
    Oh My God, you are THE BEST!! That is fantastic! You'll get everything on this list!! All 5 CDs, Tin Pan highball glass, a custom song, a signed copy of the new CD, and if you are in NYC, we'll deliver it person and play a short set for you! Did I mention that you are the best?!

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    [HIT THE ROAD]
    Come on tour with us for 48 hours! You'll be part of the band. You'll be part of everything we do during that time: gigs, sound checks, meals, parties etc... We'll write a song about anything you choose and perform it on those gigs. If you have a musical bent, we'll even get you to sit in on stage! Plus a special signed CD, highball glass, and any signed promotional materials from the tour we are on at the time. Plus "Executive Producer" credit on the new CD. Please join us! I know you want to!

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