Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 17, 2012.

Update #19

Separation Anxiety CD's are done!

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I love pressing CDs with Discmakers.  They make our music look great, and their website updates us on each step of the process.  Below is a screenshot confirming that Separation Anxiety is finished, sitting in a factory in New Jersey, and awaiting shipment.  Thank you for making it happen!

On the Object Permanence side of things, the album has just been mixed and sounds phenomenal thanks to Mr. Manny Sanchez.  It's scheduled for mastering on July 24th. 

Finally, we've been playing out a lot, including a Wisconsin run last Thursday & Friday in which we played 3 shows in 18 hours.  Check out this picture from the stage at Milwaukee's Summerfest; it was an incredible show.  I'm making a video of the adventure, which will be posted on wearemutts.com or our Facebook in the next few days.

Have a great week, and we're looking forward to getting Separation Anxiety out very soon!

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