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The world's only all-Asian American dance rock band, The Slants, needs a bus to tour cons, shows, and festivals.

SLANTS ARMY, we need you!

Our band is in need of a new touring bus. We tour all over the world, traveling for several months of the year and we need something that is reliable, safe, comfortable, and can handle the intense touring that we do.  Without a reliable ride, we can't hit your town with some face-melting rock. This is where you come in...

We've spent almost all of our time/money on our new album and now we need your help. We've always been totally independent and never needed a major label. Since the beginning, this band has survived thanks to the support of our friends and fans. 

In the last four years, our band has played over 350 shows, making appearances in 42 of 50 states and throughout Europe. We've rocked anime conventions, dive bars, maximum security prisons, and even played for the troops serving overseas. Our tour bus is our "home away from home" and we need something to bring us safely back home to our loved ones. 

Over the years, you helped us remain completely independent. We rejected a million dollar recording contract because we didn't want to sell out. We took on fighting for our trademark through the help of people who believed in this band. Now, we're asking you to support us through this very special project.

This is our first ever Kickstarter project and we're hoping that you can participate. We've got some amazing, limited edition stuff here. Remember that every dollar counts! We hope that you will take a moment to watch the above video and make a gift today. Thank you so much!!!

If we raise $10,000:

We'll be able to purchase an older shuttle bus and renovate it for the tour. This would mean that we wouldn't need to tour with a trailer anymore, be much safer on the road, break down less often, and have a little more space on our house on wheels. 

Money raised above the goal would allow us to invest some of our money to our stage show: lighting, special effects, etc. to make each tour experience even more special. The priority is obtaining a safe vehicle and creating an even better experience for fans on the road.

FAQ

  • You will only get charged after the project has been successfully funded (we meet our goal). What you're doing now is making a pledge so it doesn't actually come out of your bank account right now. Just plan for how much you could afford on June 14th, when the campaign is finished. So if you know you're getting paid in the next few weeks, you can plan for that!

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  • We chose to launch this campaign because we needed a new vehicle and wanted a way for fans to be a part of the process. We're proud of the fact that we've always been totally independent of major labels or money from huge corporations that we don't support ourselves (we only partner up with people we actually like) but between funding a new album and everything else we had going on, we needed a bump. That bump was Kickstarter.

    Many people know and trust Kickstarter. In fact, it is like a community in of itself...a collective of people who believe in the arts and are willing to invest in projects. They have a great reputation. Thus we wanted to do something fun with some very cool, unique experiences that we could offer up fans.

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    Every dollar counts! Every donation will get a free digital copy of our album, "Slants! Slants! Revolution" also known as "SSR" (That's over 37 minutes of music)

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    The Yellow Album: You get a digital copy of our brand new album (over one month in advance of the release) plus one unreleased, Kickstarter exclusive song! Also, you'll get a copy of "Slants! Slants! Revolution" too.

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    The Yellow Album Plus!: You get an early, digital copy of our brand new album plus TWO unreleased, Kickstarter exclusive songs plus we'll mail you the physical CD when it's finished along with a thank you card signed by the band. You'll also get "Slants! Slants! Revolution"

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    The Bus Edition: You can have your name/location + custom message up to 20 characters on our new bus under "This bus was paid for by The Slants Army." You'll also get an early, digital copy of our brand new album plus THREE unreleased, Kickstarter exclusive songs AND the physical cd, a thank you card, and SSR.

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    The Slants Army Corporal Edition: You will get a personal shout-out in one of our upcoming video blogs, a limited edition t-shirt (Kickstarter exclusive), a Slants' merch goodie bag of stickers, buttons, patches, and limited edition set of Slants' dog tags. Also, you'll get a custom cd of "Slants! Slants! Revolution" with your name laser etched on the disc...and everything above (Name on bus, Yellow Album + 3 unreleased songs, thank you card)

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    The Slants Army Sergeant Edition: You will get a custom DVD of tour footage, behind the scenes video, live shows, and a personalized greeting by the band. You'll also get a personal thank you phone call by everyone in the band. Plus, you get everything in the "Corporal Edition:" A copy of SSR made personally for you, Limited edition t-shirt and dog tags, merch goodie bag, name on bus, Yellow album + 3 unreleased songs, thank you card

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    The Slants Army Major Edition: You will get a limited edition, American Apparel track jacket, a hand-drawn comic/manga with art by members of the band (and starring you in it). In addition: a rare, original pressing of "Slanted Eyes, Slanted Hearts" (only 1000 ever made), a copy of our unreleased acoustic album (with extra songs) and a surprise gift! You will also get a personalized thank you in the linear notes of our album and you get everything in the "Sergeant Edition:" DVD, phone call, copy of SSR made personally for you, Limited edition t-shirt and dog tags, merch goodie bag, name on bus, Yellow album + 3 unreleased songs, thank you card

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    The Slants Army Captain Edition: We will write you a personalized song (you can choose the subject, names, or even provide lyrics). You can dedicate it, keep it for yourself, or use it. You will also get a video of the writing process and if you use the song on an album, you'll get credit for it. Plus, you get everything in the "Major Edition:" Limited edition track jacket, hand-drawn comic, original pressing of the first album, thank you linear notes of the album, DVD, phone call, copy of SSR made personally for you, Limited edition t-shirt and dog tags, merch goodie bag, name on bus, Yellow album + 3 unreleased songs, thank you card

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Edition: You get a private virtual concert where you can choose the setlist (plus covers); we will broadcast to you and record it for you to keep. You will also receive Executive Producer credit on The Yellow Album (which will be on everything worldwide) plus you get everything above - the personal song, the artwork, the albums, the merchandise...EVERYTHING).

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    PIMP YOUR BUSINESS EDITION: Get your business logo (up to 12"x12") on the new bus to show the world that you care about the arts and support The Slants. You'll also get the logo on our website (over 1 million hits per year) and social media and the logo will stay on permanently! Plus, you'll get digital albums for your entire staff!

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    WEST COAST PRIVATE PARTY Experience and A GUITAR! A private house party for you and your friends. We will come to you during the next 18 months when we're on tour, make you dinner, hang out, and play a special show for you. The show can be acoustic or live - your choice. When we're all done, you'll also get a autographed guitar from the band used during the show to commemorate the experience. Plus, you can get on the guest list with VIP access to any of our shows, anywhere in the country (including anime conventions and major music festivals) for the next year! You also will get any music that we ever produce for the rest of your life for free. We will also film this and you can keep the DVD of the party. Plus you get EVERYTHING listed above!!! HINT: You can get your friends/family/club to pitch in for this!

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    MID-WEST PRIVATE PARTY AND A GUITAR Experience! A private house party for you and your friends. We will come to you during the next 18 months when we're on tour, make you dinner, hang out, and play a special show for you. The show can be acoustic or live - your choice. When we're all done, you'll also get a autographed guitar from the band used during the show to commemorate the experience. Plus, you can get on the guest list with VIP access to any of our shows, anywhere in the country (including anime conventions and major music festivals) for the next year! You also will get any music that we ever produce for the rest of your life for free. We will also film this and you can keep the DVD of the party. Plus you get EVERYTHING listed above!!! HINT: You can get your friends/family/club to pitch in for this!

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    EAST COAST Private Party Experience! A private house party for you and your friends. We will come to you during the next 18 months when we're on tour, make you dinner, hang out, and play a special show for you. The show can be acoustic or live - your choice. When we're all done, you'll also get a autographed guitar from the band used during the show to commemorate the experience. Plus, you can get on the guest list with VIP access to any of our shows, anywhere in the country (including anime conventions and major music festivals) for the next year! You also will get any music that we ever produce for the rest of your life for free. We will also film this and you can keep the DVD of the party. Plus you get EVERYTHING listed above!!! HINT: You can get your friends/family/club to pitch in for this!

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    BE IN THE SLANTS EDITION: You will get to experience the "band life" for a weekend: riding in the band bus, hanging out for soundcheck, writing the setlist for the night, hanging out backstage, filming our video blogs, and bragging about everything online. You get to see everything from the band's point of view...and this can also include conventions where you can meet high profile industry guests and have VIP access for the entire weekend....plus you get everything above (include your own personal song, a private show, all of the merch and albums). This is for any of our weekend runs so you'll be able to see the country (West Coast, Pacific Northwest, etc.) and room and board are provided.

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    LETS GO ON TOUR EDITION: BE IN THE SLANTS EDITION: This is the one full week version of touring with the band. You get the same experience but will travel with the band for one week across the U.S: riding in the band bus, hanging out for soundcheck, writing the setlist for the night, hanging out backstage, filming our video blogs, and bragging about everything online. You get to see everything from the band's point of view...and this can also include conventions where you can meet high profile industry guests and have VIP access for the entire weekend....plus you get everything above (include your own personal song, a private show, all of the merch and albums). Room and board are provided, transportation to Seattle or Portland are not.

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    Custom Shop Bass Guitar and Next Video Star: You will get Simon's, Fender Custom Shop USA-made Jaguar bass. Only two of them exist in the world and it was Simon's design that influenced Fender to begin producing the Jaguar bass in white. Also, You will be on the personal guest list of The Slants FOR LIFE and get EVERYTHING that we ever produce (music, merchandise, etc) for FREE for you and a friend. Furthermore, you can be the star in the next video and perform on the band's next album (playing an instrument of your choice). You will also get EVERYTHING above, including BOTH of the $2,500 level rewards (the private streaming show, the private live party, Executive Producer credit, the song, the art, the merch, the albums, etc.)

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    I HAVE A BAND AND NEED A TOUR EDITION: Your band can open for The Slants (or we can open for you) on any of our upcoming national tours (minimum 20 shows guaranteed), your band will be a part of the press campaign (nationwide to over 1,000 media contacts) and mailing list/social media blast (over 40,000 fans). We will handle the booking, the logistics, the details...you show up and play! Furthermore, members of The Slants will also help produce and make guest appearances/perform on your next record. Pus you'll get some tour only swag for the two bands. And you get everything from both $2,500 fan levels and above, including The Slants' written song which you can use on your album!

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