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By Matt Hargett
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About

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our project!

The Story: We are the making of the making of ("TMOTMO"), a band that is finishing post-production on our first EP and tour! This first 4-song EP focuses on telling the stories of amusement and frustration of being a young gay person who is learning how to deal with their peers.

The first EP from TMOTMO is a bit of post-indie-progressive-pop that is unlike anything you've heard before.  Produced, engineered, and mixed by the world-famous team of Anthony J. Resta and Karyadi Sutedja at Bopnique Musique, and mastered by grammy-winning engineer Vlado Meller, we aren't messing around -- we've already put thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours into writing and production.

The Problem: We don't have unlimited funds, and we need your help to reach as wide an audience as possible. Several songs have been completely finished and released on compilations to some high praise. (You can stream one from our website already, and it's also available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and Spotify!). We were hoping this would be enough to get the interest of a publicist or label, but many publicists and managers we have spoken to have said our songs are "too edgy for youth markets", "not simple enough", and "too gay".

The Goal: We make the kind of music we wish had existed when we were teenagers, which is why we are so passionate about making sure people get a chance to hear it. We just need a little more help to get there. Funds will be used to finish post-production on the remaining songs, fund a modest marketing campaign in online, mobile, and print, and a organize/staff a small live tour in North America. Any extra funds raised will go to extending the tour and producing the next batch of songs.

Thanks in advance for helping bring our music to as many people's ears as we can! Check our YouTube channel for additional behind-the-scenes peeks from the studio @ http://www.youtube.com/user/tmotmoTV/videos .

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    The above, plus a digital download of the entire EP and individual tracks ("stems") for each song in the HD-quality Apple Lossless format.

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    The above, plus a USB stick containing HD video footage from recording, pre-production ("demo") versions of the songs, and a free ticket to one of our first shows.

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    The above, with complete ProTools projects for all of the songs and a personal video from Matt created specifically for you.

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    The above, plus entry to sound check and rehearsals to meet the band at one of our first shows. (Travel to and accommodations near show locations not included.)

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    The above, a personal thank you from the stage at our first few shows, early access to in-progress songs, and lifetime VIP guest list access. (Travel to and accommodations near show locations not included.)

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    The above, and we will cover a song of your choosing in our lushly demented style with a video performance for posting to YouTube. We may also play the covers during our live show!

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    Be a philanthropist and pick the song whose ProTools project and stems will be publicly released for download under Creative Commons license!

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Funding period

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