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We will be heading into the studio with acclaimed producer Dan Hannon. We humbly ask our fans, old and new, to help make it happen!
157 backers pledged $25,240 to help bring this project to life.

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Several months ago, we began talking with Dan Hannon, producer for Manchester Orchestra and quite the roster of other incredible artists (check it out: www.eldestonly.com), about making our next album together. We are beyond grateful to have this opportunity to work with him and we could surely use your help in making this possible. 

After close to 10 years of making music together, with steady progress and increased accolades throughout that time, this is the biggest opportunity we have been presented with. We are calling on our fans to help bring this to light and we're sure you won't let us down!

Please take a look at the reward packages and let us know what else you might want to see offered!

For all of the newcomers to The Racer family, please take a listen to our previous album, Passengers (released 2013):

Passengers is the album that caught Dan's ear. With him and Passengers producer Mike Kalajian back on board for this project, we think our next album has nowhere to go but up. It has been a long and amazing journey for us as a band, and we want to bring our fans into our little world to share in the process with us this time around. 

No contribution is too big or too small; and everyone who pledges anything, even a single dollar, will receive regular video and email updates from the studio to stay up to date on how the project is coming along. It's going to be an incredible, fun, and sometimes difficult journey, but we sincerely can't wait to share the process and the finished product with you.

As always, thank you for your support and for believing in us. We love you all!

Love, 

The Racer

Pete, Mike, Eric, Mike, and Steve

Previous Album Updates:

#1 

5/13/14

 #2 

6/2/14

 Official Music Videos

"Impact"

 "Settle"

 

 "In Stereo"

 

Risks and challenges

As with any album or large collaborative effort, there a lot of moving parts. Album production is subject to unforeseen delays or complications, but we take those in stride and promise to push through anything that stands in the way in order to complete this project. Our rough target release timeframe is to have the album ready for release in March of 2015. At such an early stage, it's almost impossible to determine whether this target date is too ambitious, too cautious, or just right...so please stay connected to us via Facebook, Twitter, and our email list for regular updates on the project.

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    THE BASICS: A digital download of the completed album on or around the release date.

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    THE PRE-RELEASE: A digital download of the completed album and a physical copy of the CD at least 2 weeks prior to the release date. (Delivery date subject to change)

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    THE UBER-BUNDLE: 12" Vinyl LP of the album + THE RACER hooded sweatshirt + THE MERCH BUNDLE

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    DRUM LESSONS: A one-hour drum lesson from the one and only Mike Perri (within 30 miles of Monroe, NY) + THE MERCH BUNDLE

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    CUSTOM ESSERMAN PAINTING:

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    SAILING LESSONS:

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    CUSTOM SOSLER POEM: A custom-crafted poem written by The Racer's unofficial poet laureate, Eric Sosler + THE MERCH BUNDLE

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRIC SHEET:

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    ORIGINAL SONG: We will write and record an acoustic-style arrangement of a song specifically for you! Just give us a theme and we'll give you a song!! + THE MERCH BUNDLE

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    PRIVATE DINNER w/ THE RACER:

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