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Hey! We're making a new mini-album . . . or maxi-E.P. . . . whatever. Get it here first!
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Well hey, thanks for stopping by . . . we're making a new record!  What is it exactly?  Well, it's somewhere in the nether regions between a mini-album and a maxi-E.P. - there'll be some lost classics that we never got around to recording, and some new classics that are, well, newer.  Call it what you will; there's a healthy blast of trombone, choppy guitars, sensuous sax solos, some tasty synths, and all around a whole mess of awesomeness.

Your pledge goes towards covering recording, mixing, and mastering costs, and production of the actual CDs - maybe if there's a little extra dough we can track another tune.  Anything extra on top of that will go towards keeping Lee's lights on while he works on his first hit screenplay.  

Each pledge gets a rough master of a new track instantly, and we'll e-mail you the digital version of the record as soon as it's finished - basically, if you pledge you are sure to hear the record before anyone else.  As far as incentives go, there's the basics like CDs and t-shirts and buttons, but keep reading to the bottom to check out opportunities to remix and take music lessons with the band - we'll even write a tune for you if you like!  Oh yeah, and at the $50 level you can be part of the gang for the gang vocals on the record - we'd love to have you.

We're super-psyched for you to hear what we've been cookin' up.  Thanks bunches!

<3 IV4K

P.S. - Extra special thanks to Mike Barse for shooting the video on very short notice, and dodging broken shards of plastic like a champ.

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Our greatest challenge was getting denied by PledgeMusic. Please help us show them that we are a real band and that we don't need to "take some time to gain momentum and build [our] fan base to maximize [our] chances of success" by working on our mailing list, social media engagement, and data capture widget. Whatever that is.

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    Digital copy of the record, e-mailed to you as soon as it's finished.

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    #1, plus a limited edition CD and exclusive button set. We're only pressing about as many CDs as get ordered, so this may be your only chance to get one, on the real, and it's your only shot at the button set, which Chris himself will lovingly press for you.

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    #1 and #2, plus a copy of the "Dear Chris Demakes, I'm Also Never Going Back to New Jersey" 7" on green translucent vinyl and "Close Enough For Ska."

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    #1-#3, plus a digital copy of the choicest live cuts from November's reunion show, available only through this Kickstarter campaign.

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    #1-#4 plus a super-rad "Unicorn Pride 2013" IV4K t-shirt. Already vintage. Limited numbers in specific sizes.

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    Chris's busted tuning peg from his SG, broken off during a show circa' 04. Disclaimer: does not actually still work as a tuning peg anymore because it's busted to shit.

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    #1-#5, plus - BE ON THE RECORD!!! Wha? Yeah, you record gang vocals on one of the new tunes. Record at home if you can or Chris will record you over the phone. You gotta be on the stick though, cuz tracking has to be finished up by mid-June. You'll be in the liner notes too, obvs.

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    #1-5 plus: hand-written lyrics to "Geoffrey Don't Cry," written by Chris when he and Brad were tracking drums. Chris listened to Rick's demo and did his best to scrawl out the right words to make a scratch vocal track - the words are actually totally wrong in a lot of places. You can have the 3 one-of-a-kind lyric sheets, which played an integral part of the recording process, signed by the band!

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    #1-#7, PLUS: Last remaining bowling shirt featuring the classic "Close Enough For Ska." Available in medium only cuz, well, it's the last one. If you ask real nice, we might throw in a test pressing of the 7".

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    #1-#6, plus a one-of-a-kind t-shirt made with love by guitarist extraordinaire Tyler Christensen. Aside from being one-of-a-kind, every last one is different.

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    #1-#7, plus remix IV4K! Yeah. We'll send you the tracks to one of the tunes before it's released, and you can slice it and dice it Skrillex style and send it back to us. If we like it we'll add it to the record as a bonus track down the line.

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    #1-#7, plus you get the last of our very first run of t-shirts; black shirt with the logo off the cover of "Close Enough For Ska." One left, size medium, that's it.

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    #1-#7, plus: there are 5 test pressings of the "Dear Chris Demakes . . ." 7" ever made, and we're making 3 available to you, each signed by the band.

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    #1-#7, plus: pair of sticks and snare drumhead from drum-meister Brad Klotz used during the recording and signed by the band.

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    #1-#7, plus Rick will call your mom to wish her a happy birthday, and possibly sing to her. If you want.

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    #1-#7, plus guitar lesson with Chris for about an hour. Limited to Madison/Milwaukee/Twin Cities/Chicago and surrounding areas. Learn ska voicings and bad posture!

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    #1-#7, plus sax lesson with Nick. Unlike a guitar lesson with Chris, you'll probably learn something for real since Nick's pretty awesome. Limited to Madison only.

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    #1 - #7, PLUS: Jam with the band! You get 4 songs on the instrument of your choice and we'll record you rocking with us. You have to be available Saturday, August 30th, cuz that's when the magic happens. We'll also throw in a test pressing of the 7", Chris's busted tuning pegs, and handwritten lyrics to "Geoffrey . . ." from the new record.

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    #1-#7, plus Chris will play guitar/bass/synth/drum programming/handclaps/kazoo/vibraslap on your recording. In person if it's accessible in the Midwest somewhere, but no limits geographically since the goods can get recorded at home too.

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    #1-#7, plus . . . we write a song for you! Home recording style. You can dictate the theme/instrumentation and general flava if you like. Pretty loose deadline on this, but we'll make it happen.

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    #1-#7, plus - BUTTON PARTY AT YOUR PLACE! We'll bring the buttonmaker and as many band dudes as we can scrounge up and come hang out - you can hear the new tunes early and, well, make buttons. We'll even let you make non-IV4K buttons. Limited to the Midwest (Madison-Chicago-Twin Cities-Milwaukee-ish).

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    #1-#7, plus - acoustic show with Rick and Chris! You can even make requests. Maybe we'll even play 'em. Limited to the Twin Cities/Madison/Milwaukee and surrounding areas.

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    #1-#7, plus: you get the only copy ever produced of the entire Sideshow Luke Perry discography, featuring members of IV4K. Sideshow Luke Perry was the greatest Madison-based punk band of all time ever, case you didn't know; Wu-Tang ain't got nothin' on the single copy of the SSLP discography.

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