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We recorded our 3rd full length record and could use your pre-order to release it! Help us Kick It Forward, too!

First off, thanks for taking the time out of your day to check this out and see what it's all about! Click Here to go to our website.
We're a band from a small town in Southern Indiana, called Be My Doppelganger. For the past seven (!/?) years, we've been releasing records and touring as much as we possibly can. We recently recorded our 3rd full length record with Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Coliseum, etc) at an amazing studio in Louisville, KY, all completely funded out of pocket. The record sounds really, really good and we're, for once, really proud of the songs, the quality, the mix...everything. This is absolutely the record we wanted to make for a long time. But now...WE'VE GOT TO RELEASE IT!

Ugh.

One of the things that we were pretty adamant about with this record was releasing the digital version of it for FREE. So, what label is dumb enough to spend thousands of dollars on manufacturing, shipping, promotion, etc on a record that can be downloaded for free? Uh...probably none. None labels. That is one of the reasons we have decided to release it ourselves. So, why are we asking for money to release a free album? Oooh. Good question. Gooder answer: we're not giving away LPs and CDs, which are still big sellers in an increasingly digital world, believe it or not. A whole heck of a lot of people still want these shiny discs, and we need a whole heck of a lot of them to sell at shows, in order to get from place to place and to support Thomas' coffee addiction/server space for Bradley's Ghostbusters fan fiction.

Q: SO, YOU JUST WANT PEOPLE TO BLINDLY FORK OVER MONEY FOR NOTHING?! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?! SOMETHING ABOUT PUNX! GET A JOB!!!
A: NOOOOOO! By pledging any amount of money, you are GETTING SOMETHING IN RETURN! And we think we've made the rewards pretty on-point for each dollar amount!

LOOK AT IT AS PRE-ORDERING A RECORD! Legitimate bands and labels do this with virtually everything they put out. This is, pretty much, no different of a process. AND, we're offering a bunch of exclusive stuff that will NEVER be offered again! Exclusitivitycity!
HERE'S WHERE THINGS GET INTERESTING!!! And where you see that we're not a buncha money-hungry, self-important lazies, looking to get filthy rich off of our "fans"... Several bands on Kickstarter have made WAAAAAAYYYY more money than they were hoping to get. That's cool. That's actually REALLY cool, and they probably deserve it. But Thomas said, "If that should somehow happen to us, we should give it all away." Thomas is a nice guy with good will and good ideas, even if he comes off as the opposite of those things. : )
So, Thanks to Thomas, WE'RE GONNA GIVE AWAY A BUNCH OF MONEY! That is, of course, IF we reach our goal. If we don't reach the goal, we get $0. BUT, if we do reach the goal, we're GIVING AWAY 50% OF EVERY EXTRA DOLLAR OVER THE GOAL! Also, we will automatically GIVE AWAY 10% of every donation over $999. This money will go directly to one or more Kickstarter projects, in order to help spread the idea of paying it forward.

YES, THIS PROJECT HAS TWO PURPOSES!
1.) Funding the release of our awesome new record.
2.) We're thinking of it as an experiment where everyone wins. We're going to ask bands that have had their project over-funded to donate, as a way to keep this whole crowd-funding thing going strong. And, we're gonna do the same. The whole pay it forward thing is already being embraced by some, but we wanna take it to the next level and try to introduce the philosophy to as many people as possible. This whole idea is why the higher donation brackets have rewards that are catered to bands/filmmakers/etc and NOT to fans. We actually wanted to DISCOURAGE fans/friends/family to donate anything more than a completely reasonable amount of money, which gets you a reward that is worth every dollar you spend. No $5,000 house parties. No $1,000 custom songs. We didn't want to offer things of little monetary value, so we didn't.
If you read through all of this and still have questions that were not answered (which I will admit, is very likely), please send them to: bemydoppelganger [at] yahoo [dot] com. And, hey, we're new to this. If you HAVE ANY IDEAS for rewards not listed, or anything at all, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH!

Q: WHO IN THE HELL ARE YOU GUYS, ANYWAY?
A: Check out the video! Check out our various internet sites of information. Google us. Email us.

CLICK BELOW FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD FROM THE RECORD!

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    - An original, custom art print by Bradley (our bass player.) Leave it up to him or give him ideas! - Test Pressing on LP, packaged in the box, described below. -The SUPERFAN HOLY SHIT BOX! - A Handmade wooden box that will house a SUPER-EXCLUSIVE Split-Color, Kickstarter-Only LP with a separate 11x11" art print for each song on the record AND a Kickstarter-Exclusive T-Shirt (printed on American Apparel.) You choose from 2 different designs. --DELUXE Kickstarter-Exclusive Digital Download of the album 2 WEEKS BEFORE its release. Will include a BUNCH of extra songs/content. -Buttons/Stickers pack -Shipping & Handling IS INCLUDED!

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    -A copy of every release that anyone in the band has ever released (that is still in print) and a Tour-Only Edition of our last LP, No Composure. This includes AT LEAST 3 CDs, a 7", and a CD-R of everything we can find from AT LEAST 8 different bands. - An original, custom art print by Bradley (our bass player.) Leave it up to him or give him ideas! - Test Pressing on LP, packaged in the box, described below. -The SUPERFAN HOLY SHIT BOX! - A Handmade wooden box that will house a SUPER-EXCLUSIVE Split-Color, Kickstarter-Only LP with a separate 11x11" art print for each song on the record AND a Kickstarter-Exclusive T-Shirt (printed on American Apparel.) You choose from 2 different designs. --DELUXE Kickstarter-Exclusive Digital Download of the album 2 WEEKS BEFORE its release. Will include a BUNCH of extra songs/content. -Buttons/Stickers pack -Shipping & Handling IS INCLUDED in the US & Canada!

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    -Bradley's old bass guitar. It's a black Squier Jazz Bass that's been through hell and back, and has "ANXIETY" spray-painted on it. It looks Rancid-y. -A copy of every release that anyone in the band has ever released (that is still in print) and a Tour-Only Edition of our last LP, No Composure. This includes AT LEAST 3 CDs, a 7", and a CD-R of everything we can find from AT LEAST 8 different bands. - An original, custom art print by Bradley (our bass player.) Leave it up to him or give him ideas! - Test Pressing on LP, packaged in the box, described below. -The SUPERFAN HOLY SHIT BOX! - A Handmade wooden box that will house a SUPER-EXCLUSIVE Split-Color, Kickstarter-Only LP with a separate 11x11" art print for each song on the record AND a Kickstarter-Exclusive T-Shirt (printed on American Apparel.) You choose from 2 different designs. --DELUXE Kickstarter-Exclusive Digital Download of the album 2 WEEKS BEFORE its release. Will include a BUNCH of extra songs/content. -Buttons/Stickers pack -Shipping & Handling IS INCLUDED in the US & Canada!

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    Here's a chance for BANDS to KICK IT FORWARD! Are you in a band that has accomplished your goal on Kickstarter and then some? Share the wealth and get something in return! You'll get 5 graphic design projects out of Matt OR Bradley (both are actual graphic designers who have worked in the design industry.) These designs are limited to shirt/apparel designs, and/or flyers/posters. We will work with you on these projects until you are satisfied (unless you are completely unreasonable and are just trying to be a d*ck.) Each project must be presented with ample time to complete before deadline.

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    Alright, here's where we get a little nutty. Thomas or Dunn will get your personal name OR band name tattooed on them. Nothing racist, sexist, homophobic or overly offensive. They choose where it goes and what it looks like. Pics/video to prove it.

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    Here's a chance for BANDS to KICK IT FORWARD! Are you in a band that has accomplished your goal on Kickstarter and then some? Share the wealth and get something in return! One member of BMD will wear your band's t-shirt at EVERY SINGLE SHOW WE PLAY, FOR A SOLID YEAR. Talk about your advertising dollars at work! You can provide the shirt or we can make one, DIY style. If you supply, it must be the correct size we specify and must not contain ANYTHING that is in any way racist, sexist, homophobic or overly offensive. Pics to prove we're wearing it.

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    Here's a chance for FILMMAKERS to KICK IT FORWARD! Are you a filmmaker that has accomplished your goal on Kickstarter and then some? Share the wealth and get something in return! We'll give you the rights to use ANY 3 songs in our catalog, for you to use in any one film.

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    Here's a chance for FILMMAKERS to KICK IT FORWARD! Are you a filmmaker that has accomplished your goal on Kickstarter and then some? Share the wealth and get something in return! We will score your entire film! AND we'll give you the rights to use ANY 3 songs in our catalog, for you to use in any one film.

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    If you're just completely loaded and really wanna rid yourself of some cash, here's what you're gonna get... -Our old van. She's a burgundy 1994 Dodge Ram Conversion Van with the back seat torn out and interior in "just-okay" condition. She runs, but needs some break work. You pay to have it shipped. Definitely not worth 10k, so let's add to this... -Our instruments. Yep...2 guitars (a 90s reissue Danelectro U57 and a Fender Nashville Tele,) a bass (Squire P Bass) and a vintage Ludwig 3 piece kit with a Tama snare. Also all not worth anywhere near 10k, so... -We will record an album, solely for you. Tell us what you want it to sound like, give us lyrical content, write the songs yourself, or give us free reign. We'd pretty much be down to do just about anything you require of us for $10k. Email first to discuss, you crazy rich bastard.

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