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An innovative concept album from a new kind of theatrical rock band (watch our video!) is ready to master, print and deliver to you!

*****UPDATE 5/15/12 *******                    

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for all your contributions. We are insanely excited that, with your amazing support, we’ve reached our initial Kickstarter goal of $1500 which means the album will definitely be printed, mastered and released in June!  We are still working towards our ultimate goal of $3000 which would help cover the costs of a higher quality and quantity printing of the album, give us the option of a more comprehensive mastering session, help us repair some of our instruments & live gear and/or provide some gas funds for a west coast tour we'd like to put together to support the album! 

Also, for our newcomers if you're interested in a copy of TheDarkWoods, this is THE place to pre-order our album directly from us--shipping is on the house AND you can get some other cool swag thrown in there to boot!

In case you haven't heard, The Official 2012 P L a N E T S' Battle of the Fans continues to heat up this week, a third dark horse candidate has entered the race and it looks as if the stage has been set for an official debate between the 3 candidates, take a peek at our blog here and stay tuned facebook page www.facebook.com/newplanets for updates this week!

ps.  check out some new pictures below of your Kickstarter gifts in progress!

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Our debut concept album, TheDarkWoods, is ready to master, print and deliver to you! 

We are INSANELY excited about this album and we think that you should be too!  Over the last 8 months, we've worked extremely hard recording and mixing the record ourselves at our modest home studio/band house in Alhambra, CA.  What we need now is to get the album professionally mastered (aurally shined and polished for playback on all consumer systems and commercial distribution).  And then, of course, we will get the record printed and released!

We set a relatively low goal of $1500 for this project because we want to make this happen and are good at doing things on the cheap.  Ideally we'd like to reach a goal of $3000. Further donations will go towards 

We've put together some fun, cool, geeky P L a N E T swag for you over on the right.  Everything from Tshirts, buttons and one-of-a-kind CDs to yoga lessons, carrot cake and a signed glockenspiel!   Find something exciting over  there and grab it, it's yours, thanks!!!

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Scared Coyote from TheDarkWoods (rough mix)

The song is set to a scene from Cliff Lake, a haunting short film written by our lead singer Adam Stilwell. TheDarkWoods was born from the writing and recording sessions for the films soundtrack.  Another song from those sessions, Some Fires, also appears on the new album.


DarkWoods symbol

Designed collectively by members of the band.

DarkWoods costumes by Joseph Hu

Designed for a dance performed during Miracle Tip, a song from TheDarkWoods.

Thank you for checking out our little corner here at Kickstarter.  We plan on having a lot of fun with this page!  We'd love it if you'd tell your friends about us too!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...you're making our dreams come true.

PS. If you aren't familiar with our band and would like to donate, thank you very very much!  Be our friend and keep up at www.facebook.com/newplanets

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P L a N E T S Collaborators:

Natasha Snow Needles - Lima (Choreography, Set Design, Puppeteer, Art, Dancer, Percussion)

Melanie Keller - WA (Dancer, Puppeteer, Art, Percussion)

Bryce Whiting - WA (Percussion, Art, Dancer)

Joseph Hu - CA (Costume Design, Art, Set Design, Headbanger)

Adam Cotton - TX (Guitar, Songwriter, Vocals, Music Man)

Adam Stilwell - MT (Vocals, Songwriter, Writer)

Jessica Katz - CA (Vocals, Guitar, Percussion)

Nathaniel Peterson - MT (Art, Ukele, Robot, Clown)

Brick Patrick - MT (Father Time, Filmographer)

Nick Daue - MT (Tech, Lighting, Special FX)

Lemuel Thornton - (Filmographer)

Joanne DeCarlo - (Photographer)

Ben Caron - IL or IA or OH one of those (Characters, Percussion)

Elna Kordijan - CA (Stage Manager)

Red aka Randyll Wendll - CA (Photographer)

Dennis Widmyer - NY (Filmographer, Photographer)

David Blair - ID (Percussion, Filmographer, Zombie King)

Adam Pitman - MT (Filmographer, Box Painter)

Kaylie Brown - MI (The Witchghost of Old Towne, Dancer)

Channell Clemons - CA (Dancer)

Kenya Williams - CA (Dancer)

Stephanie Beinfeldt - CA (Dancer)

Natalie Briggs - CA (Dancer)

You - wherever you were born

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REWARDS FOOTNOTES

  • Shipping is included for all US and Canadian donors, for international donors please add $10
  • General correction: Estimated delivery dates should all say June instead of May, sorry for any confusion there!

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Guitar Pick Earrings by Natasha

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DarkWoods textile CD sleeve prototype by Joe and Bryce

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    Digital download of the first A side/B side single released for TheDarkWoods! Promised will be a flashy first single on the A side followed by a creeptastic thriller of a B side.

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    First Edition hard copy of TheDarkWoods! And, digital download of the record a week prior to it's official release. Plus...........A DarkWoods BUTTON! Every fan needs a button.

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    P L a N E T S T-shirt!! With our DarkWoods symbol (see pic to left) emblazoned on the front of it. Confuse and impress your friends (in that order)! Plus the button and digital download.

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    HEADED DOWN THE TRAIL: Find yourself smack dab in the middle of TheDarkWoods w/ free entry to our theatrical record release show! Plus handmade guitar pick earrings made by our own Natasha Snow! And of course you'll get the CD and that sweet button!

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    LOST IN THE DARKNESS: One-of-a-kind limited edition hard copy of TheDarkWoods with a textile CD case made from fabric used in the DarkWoods shows designed by our costume designer Joseph Hu and artist Bryce Whiting. Plus everything in the Headed Down The Trail package above!

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    SCARED COYOTE: Everything in the Lost In The Darkness package from above, AND a DarkWoods T-shirt to boot!

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    CLIFF LAKE: See and hear what started it all! Limited Edition First Print DVD of our singer Adam Stilwell's haunting short film "Cliff Lake" **which inspired** Adam Stilwell and Adam Cotton's "DARK WOODS Original Music And Score For CLIFF LAKE" (you'll recieve a digital download) **which inspired** TheDarkWoods! PLUS everything else that's been mentioned thus far!

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    WANDERED OFF: Choose ONE of the following--1.Guitar lesson in person or via Skype with our guitar player Adam Cotton. 2.Private yoga lesson for you and your friends with Natasha Snow. 3.Haircut or gourmet dinner by Joseph Hu. 4.A carrot cake from Bryce! 5.A couple friends forever bracelets made by Mel! Plus the Scared Coyote package!

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    THE HUNTER: The CLIFF LAKE package + a CD booklet of handwritten lyrics to go with your one of a kind textile-covered CD AND an 11x17" limited edition DarkWoods poster by artist Nathaniel Davis, signed by everyone in the band. It'll kill on Ebay in a couple years!

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    CHILDHOOD MTN LION: Pick a song for us to cover, and we will! Then we'll film it. Post that baby on Youtube. And dedicate it to you! Plus The Hunter package from above!

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    SILVER BACK GRIZZLY: You will be listed in the liner notes of TheDarkWoods fo' sho'. Plus, any one of the services listed in the Wandered Off package, admission to all 2012 P L a N E T S shows AND the Childhood Mtn Lion package from above.

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    FOREST FIRE: We will come play an acoustic show at your home (if outside of LA, you cover travel and lodging, but we'll show up with brewskies!) or we'll throw a BBQ/show in your honor at our band house in Alhambra, CA + everything in Silver Back Grizzly above!

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    KING OF THE WOODS: All hail! You dark ruler! You are now not only executive producer of TheDarkWoods, but also of our upcoming space rock album, TheLastStarfighter! Add to your loot a signed glockenspeil, the girls' instrument of choice, and any package you'd like from above and anything else listed here that you want, just let us know!

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    THE SHADOWS: You are untouchable! Be a character in a future P L a N E T S show and/or gain full access to the creation of our next record TheLastStarfighter! And, just take everything you've read on this page. Signed, sealed, delivered, all yours. Hugs forever. You had us at hello. We'll never let go, Jack (3D style). You complete us.

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