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We are excited to begin the journey toward our second album. Your support will allow us to record, mix, master, promote, and share it.

Hey Everyone.

We are about to embark on the making of a self-titled album. While still very much a Trees on Fire project, we have taken this chance to slightly reinvent ourselves with a beach-pop/Americana-soul sound with a 60s/80s/2010s funk twist. Excited about the songs we have been creating over the last few months, we are itching to return to the studio to make sure each note sounds as good to your ears as it does in our heads.

We love being independent artists and want to remain the same. As you know, we follow the D.I.Y approach and have primarily funded ourselves over the past seven years, creating approximately 60 original songs widely varying in style while performing many of them in over 150 venues around the East Coast. These things cost money, especially if we don’t want to starve in the process.

With our new album comes a new approach in releasing it worldwide, and we would like to bring you as close as possible to our musical journey. To involve you in each phase of our new release, we have teamed with Kickstarter for its amazing ‘fan-funded’ model in an attempt to cut out as many middlemen as possible.

We are incredibly grateful for our fans’ generosity and support of our music, and now need your support more than ever before, as only with your help can we share our new sounds and maintain our creative freedom. To decide how you will get involved and make some pledges, check out the right side of the screen to see the slew of rare personable and exclusive goodies you will receive return for your kindness and participation.

With your support, we will not only be able to record, mix, and master our tunes, but market and launch the release by September 2011. Your pledges also will help to get us back out onto the road so that we can play it to you around the world. No money, of course, exchanges hands until you help us reach our target. 

Of the money you pledge, we’ll also be donating five percent (5%) to our good friends at Appalachian Voices, an organization that dedicates resources to preserving the earth’s invaluable natural landscapes. Without organizations like App Voices, we risk losing the Earth's most ancient mountain ranges and eco-resources to feed the demand for cheap energy and record profits for the coal industry. Find out more at www.appvoices.org.

We are very excited to connect with each of you, and sincerely thank you for being a part of something that inspires creative ways for you to get involve and genuinely help us as artists while giving you something a bit special and different. We look forward to saying "hi" at the dinner party, concert, and Raised Bed building sessions that result from this Kickstarter Campaign. Thank you!

Rob (vocals, guitar, saxophone, keys), Justin (keys, violin, guitar, vocals), Blake (guitar, vocals), Paul (drums, vocals), and Brian (bass)

Trees on Fire

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    Walls on Fire Package - For any wall you like, here's an autographed limited edition 11x17 poster, plus an autographed copy of the new CD, and a pre-release download of the album.

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    Butts on Fire Package - TWO spots on the guest list for a rump-shakin hometown Trees show @ the Southern Cafe and Music Hall in Charlottesville, VA. The performance takes place May 25, 2012, and your pledge also includes an album-quality recording of the show. Be sure to make some noise when you're there! Although this is not a CD release concert (we still have songs to record!), we will perform material from the new album. Package also includes the autographed CD, autographed poster, and pre-release download of the album.

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    Hors d'oeuvres Hopefully Not on Fire Package - Consider this pledge an invitation to a Trees on Fire-hosted dinner party/performance on Saturday, August 25, 2012. We are excited to prepare and serve you a meal made with local and organic ingredients. Drinks will also be provided. After dinner, we will share a candid acoustic performance with you. Bring additional guests for $50 per person. (Charlottesville area location TBA) Package also includes the autographed CD, autographed poster, and pre-release download of the album.

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    Beds on Fire Package - To assist your green thumb in its work, members of Trees on Fire will install a Raised Bed at your home* (soil included!) and fill it with organic non-GMO herb and vegetable seeds. Everything from Reward #8 is included in this package, as well as 2 spots on the guest list for the CD release show. *This package is only available to those within a 150 mile radius of Charlottesville, VA.

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    Strings on Fire Package - Move the coffee table out of the living room and break out the chips & beverages, this pledge gets you a real live Trees on Fire acoustic performance in your home. You'll get all of the Rewards listed above (except Raised Bed), plus guest list for 2 at the CD Release concert, a 2nd limited edition t-shirt, and a Thank You in the album's liner notes. (Note: travel arrangements to the CD Release show not included.)

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    Yards on Fire Package - You might have to rent a lawn tent for this Reward, a "plugged-in" Trees on Fire performance at your home (or appropriate venue). You'll also get all of the above Rewards (including Raised Bed), PLUS Trees tickets for life! (Note: travel arrangements not included; ticket availability will vary.)

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    The Roof, The Roof, The Roof is on Fire Package - You're the hot stuff now, baby. In addition to the full-on Trees on Fire performance at your home or event, you'll receive Executive Producer credit on the album and tickets for life (except in case of concerts at White House/Kremlin, NASA sponsored Moon show, etc). This package also gets you ALL the Rewards listed above. (Note: travel arrangements not included; ticket availability will vary.)

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