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Mr. and Mrs. Muffins jump on the vinyl bandwagon with the release of their first album, The Raindrop Dance and Other Songs About Love.
65 backers pledged $2,339 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, we are Mr. and Mrs. Muffins, a husband and wife duo currently residing in Seattle, WA. We write quirky stories with imaginative illustrations and whimsical soundtracks. The result is a project that appeals to both children and adults. (Imagine if Antoine de Saint-Exupéry teamed up with Nilsson and they recorded an audiobook that was scored by Yann Tiersen).

No, seriously, imagine that for just a moment... That would be ridiculously good.

If you aren't feeling imaginative at this moment in time, you can visit http://www.mrandmrsmuffins.bandcamp.com to take a listen for yourself.

Anyway, our goal, and the reason why we started this kickstarter page, is to release our first all-music album, The Raindrop Dance and Other Songs About Love, on vinyl. No, you didn't just time-warp to the '70s. And yes, we said VINYL!

We have chosen to jump on the vinyl bandwagon for the following reasons:

1. The sound is clear and natural.

2. The artwork is large and colorful.

3. Steely Dan's "Aja" was originally released on vinyl, not CD or mp3 download.

All of the music for our recording is already mastered. All we have to do now is get it pressed to vinyl. After literally months of searching, we have found a company that will make 250 copies of our album for $1,450 plus shipping and $100 for a test pressing.

By meeting our goal of $1,400, you will be assisting in the creation of the following things:

-- Vinyl duplication (250 pieces)

-- Full-color vinyl jackets on 16pt stock w/3mm spine

-- Full-color labels

-- Shrinkwrapping

-- Our happiness :)

If our goal isn't met, our project won't be funded and you won't be charged anything, which would result in the creation of our unhappiness. :(

In all seriousness, thank you so much for your support. We are forever grateful.

Love, Mr. and Mrs. Muffins

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    A personalized "thank you" e-mail from Mr. and Mrs. Muffins.

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    Digital downloads of our audiobooks, The Adventures of Ms. Rabbit and Mr. Carrot AND The Striped Ladybird, complete with .pdf files of the full-color storybooks. This is how much it costs to go to your favorite cafe. Skip the cafe just for today and help some Muffins realize their dream!

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    Both of the audiobooks above plus a digital download of our album, "The Raindrop Dance and Other Songs About Love." Three albums for $10!?!?! Craziness!

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    All of the above plus an autographed vinyl copy of our album, "The Raindrop Dance and Other Songs About Love." Think about that -- that's essentially like getting four albums (one of which is VINYL) for the price of a new CD, and you're supporting a good cause!!!

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    All of the above plus your name printed on the back of the vinyl jacket! You will be immortalized as a person who supports the arts!!!

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    All of the above plus we'll send you a hand-made "thank you" postcard and a personalized mix CD of our favorite songs. Please note that we have extraordinary taste in music and your mix CD will be AWESOME!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    All of the above plus a limited edition CD-R of unreleased Mr. and Mrs. Muffins or Muffins-related music. This CD will include the never-released EP from Mr. Muffins' previous project, Lairmonét. Not to be missed!

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    All of the above plus an hour-long guitar/bass/music lesson with Mr. Muffins (must be local unless you want a skype lesson). Mr. Muffins is a really good teacher -- promise.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    All of the above plus an original piece of art by Mrs. Muffins specifically designed for YOU! And the opportunity to record your vocal/musical talent on the next Mr. and Mrs. Muffins album. This could be done at our studio or you could send us your part in the mail!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All of the above plus a house show (no further than 50 miles from Seattle, please). You'll also get two copies of the vinyl. So, to summarize, you would get a "thank you" e-mail, 3 digital downloads, two autographed vinyl records with your name printed on the jacket, a hand-made postcard, a personalized mix CD, a limited edition Muffins EP of unreleased songs, an hour-long music lesson with Mr. Muffins, an original piece of art by Mrs. Muffins, and the opportunity to record with Mr. and Mrs. Muffins on their next album!!! Wowee Zowee! That's a lot of really cool stuff! :)

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    All of the above plus a huge hug.

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Funding period

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