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Secret Cat is raring to get on the road and spread their sweet musics up the coast. Would you be so kind as to help em lift off?
Secret Cat just wrapped up their first pro release titled "Smiling Songs" thanks to all of you! Find a copy most anywhere. <3
Secret Cat just wrapped up their first pro release titled "Smiling Songs" thanks to all of you! Find a copy most anywhere. <3
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The Secret Cat "Smiling Songs" Tour !!

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     Hi, we’re Secret Cat!

     We also respond to the names Ian (vox/synth/guitar), Charlie (guitar), Emile (drums), and Melati (bass).

     We are an adventuresome rock noise band from Northern California. As small children we formed the group following an offer from Emile’s papa to teach us a handful of covers from the 70s and beyond. We have been working and growing together as musical companions ever since, building a stellar fan base in the greater Bay Area. Now that we are practiced and having more fun than ever, our music is ripe and ready-for-the-takin’ on the road to be shared with new ears and new queers, new freaks with few sneers.

Ian, Melati, and Emile as kittens
Ian, Melati, and Emile as kittens

We have just recorded an EP with Paul Haile and Navid Manoochehri of Greenhouse Recording. Smiling Songs is currently being mixed and mastered by the band’s own Ian Shoop and Andy Freeman, who has worked on some of our favorite records. It’s rockin' to finally be releasing a professional EP! As soon as the CDs are printed and sealed, we plan to cram our instruments into Charlie’s trusty Chevrolet and book it for the Pacific Northwest. This August tour will be particularly special because we have chosen to work with theatre extraordinaire, Quenby Dolgushkin, in creating a live mask and puppet performance in collaboration with our music. We are uncontrollably stoked that this is happening, and we know you will dig it too.

We need a little push to get this train rolling, and you can help! How? Contribute to this fund, and tell all your buddies who believe in the power of music!

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
Pax Ahimsa Gethen

WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR:

The money we raise from this campaign will go toward: 
• The costs of recording, mixing, mastering, and printing our precious babe of an EP, called Smiling Songs.
 • The myriad of expenses necessary to tour
• Printing tees and other goodies to make all the friendly faces that we meet along our adventure happy.
• Anything above this minimum amount will be put towards fueling next year’s goals – including a full length album, music videos, and a cross-country tour.

Quenby Dolgushkin in masked regalia
Quenby Dolgushkin in masked regalia

Risks and challenges

Risks are basically zero. Since we are in control of the production of all the rewards so there are no foreseeable hangups!

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    The digital download of "Smiling Songs" in FLAC or mp3 format.

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    The physical copy of "Smiling Songs".

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    A limited edition poster by Emile Julius Rosewater (drummer and fine artist), alongside the physical copy of "Smiling Songs".

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    A limited run T-Shirt designed by Xera Roeder (xeraroeder.tumblr.com), alongside the physical copy of "Smiling Songs".

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    Secret Cat Getup Pack (T-Shirt, Poster, CD)

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    A REAL LIFE Piñata filled with joy and Secret Cat surprises. Is your birthday coming?

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    The Art Things Pack...Handmade lyric book to accompany "Smiling Songs", T-shirt, Poster, and CD, and a signed Polaroid picture of any or all of the band members.

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    Ian Shoop will write and record an acoustic song for just you! Give him a small description of the theme, and he'll cook it up.

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    An instrument lesson from a band member of your choice!

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    A portrait session with Melati Indah Citrawireja​ (www.melatiphotography.com)

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    Secret Cat will play your house show or party! (Bay Area only)

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    Special Super Secret Crazy Secret Cat Surprises

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