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Math the Band are making a new album! Help us bring our vintage analog synth spazz punk odyssey to life!

All backers will get "Stupid and Weird" over a month before anyone else!

Goals:

$7,000 - "Stupid and Weird" is funded! GOAL MET!

$10,000 - A second, free album will be created! GOAL MET! 

$13,000 - The second album will be recorded with a full band in a professional studio! GOAL MET!

$16,000 - Re-Mixed + Re-mastered "Don't Worry" (2009) on color vinyl will now be included in [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL] and [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL LATE-COMER] for free! This goes for all other higher level pledges include "Stupid and Weird" on vinyl too. This will be a super limited run, and depending on demand, may be limited to this kickstarter. This will also include brand new art by Nick Shively, the original artist from "Don't Worry". 

STUPID AND WEIRD:

"Stupid and Weird" Front cover
"Stupid and Weird" Front cover
"Stupid and Weird" Back cover
"Stupid and Weird" Back cover

"Stupid and Weird' is an album filled with positive punk jams, weird new-wave electro, a slow jam or two, and tons of spazzed-out sonic explosions. It was recorded at our home studio at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island on a collection of vintage analog synthesizers and drum machines. It's a modern electronic record created with the technology of 1985 with no computer samples, just real, raw machines. 

Mixed by Rocky O'Reily at start together studios in Belfast Irelend, and mastered by Mike Tucci at Engine Room Audio in NYC, we were meticulous in getting the best sounding record we could.

Featuring artwork by Hannah Abelow, and with appearances by Wheatus , Peelander-Z, and What Cheer? Brigade  

WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

We spent the last two years touring non-stop. We toured the US with Andrew W.K, we toured the UK a couple times with Wheatus, and we wrote an album about it. These are tour stories - true songs about finding a severed human ear in a rest stop, breaking into a zoo, and watching the sun rise on Stonehenge. These are without a doubt our favorite songs we have written, and we want to treat them right!

We have plans to make "Stupid and Weird" more than an album. On top of making this the best sounding record we have made, we are also:

  • Making professional music videos
  • Releasing a Math the Band comic book based on tour stories, drawn by Andrew Douglas
  • A Math the Band video game

WHAT WILL THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

  • Recording, Mixing and Mastering - $3000
  • Multiple music videos - $2000
  • Paying artists - $1000
  • Fulfilling rewards - $1000

WHO IS INVOLVED IN THIS?

We are working with some incredibly talented artists to bring 'Stupid and Weird" to the 5th dimension. Music videos by Many Hearts Productions, Crash Boom Bang , and Hannah Abelow (to name a couple). A comic book by Andrew Douglas, and a Math the Band video game by Kevin Cole of SuperTry studios!

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO OVER GOAL?

If we go over goal, we will make more music videos, and have remixes made. If we reach $10,000, we will record another album at our home studio, mix and master professionally, and release it for free.

 If we raise $13,000, that album will become a double disk, and we will record at a world class studio as a full live band. It will Math the Band as we have always dreamt it could be! Completely over the top, pristine recordings with live drums, bass, guitar, a horn section and tons of insane synthesizers. We'll give it the works!!! 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Since the album is already recorded, there are few risks for this project. The one snag that is possible would be delays in the manufacturing. A delay in Vinyl or CD manufacturing could postpone the release date, but downloads would still be available.

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    [PACKAGE #1, DELUXE CD] Signed copy of "Stupid and Weird" on CD with your name in the 'thank yous' for the album, bonus Math the Band comic book, Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt, Math the Band sweatband, plus a 2 minute phone call/skype call with Kevin and Justine. (If you don't want to talk on the phone, we can prank call someone else for you)

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    [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL] Limited glow in the dark vinyl (70 made) with your name in the 'thank yous' for the album, bonus Math the Band comic book, Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt, Math the Band sweatband, plus a 2 minute phone call/skype call with Kevin and Justine. (If you don't want to talk on the phone, we can prank call someone else for you)

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    [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL LATE-COMER ] Signed purple vinyl (300 made) with your name in the 'thank yous' for the album, bonus Math the Band comic book, Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt, Math the Band sweatband, plus a 2 minute phone call/skype call with Kevin and Justine. (If you don't want to talk on the phone, we can prank call someone else for you)

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    [FAN CLUB] A download of Math the Band's entire discography, including "Stupid and Weird". Plus Math the Band comic book, your name in the 'thank yous' for the album, Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt, Math the Band sweatband, plus a 2 minute phone call/skype call with Kevin and Justine. (If you don't want to talk on the phone, we can prank call someone else for you) Over 10 hours of music, spanning 12 years! Including every full length, EP, demo, tape, floppy disc, flexi, and vhs tape ever released.

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    [Skype Concert] A private skype concert, live from our studio! Plus "Stupid and Weird" on vinyl or CD, your name in the 'thank yous' for the album, Math the Band comic book, Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt, Math the Band sweatband, plus a 2 minute phone call/skype call with Kevin and Justine. (If you don't want to talk on the phone, we can prank call someone else for you)

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    [RARE VINYL] A copy of every piece of vinyl we have ever made. 9 records in total, including 3 test pressings. All but 2 records are out of print, and 6 records are from runs of under 100. Only 2 sets available, and those are our own personal stash. Also includes [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL]

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    [ALBUM ART PACKAGE] A beautiful 14x14 giclee print of "Stupid and Weird" front or back cover, signed if you want! Plus [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL] or [PACKAGE #1, DELUXE CD]

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    [Personal Song] Song written about whatever you want! (within reason) Plus [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL] or [PACKAGE #1, DELUXE CD]

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    [DRUM LIKE MATH THE BAND] The two drum machines used to make all of "Stupid and Weird". 1) The Roland R8m that was used for all Kick, snare and toms. 2) The Alesis HR16 that was used for all cymbals, claps and bongos. PLUS [PACKAGE #1, DELUXE CD] or [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL LATE-COMER]

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    We will play your house party, anywhere within 250 miles of Providence Rhode Island. Plus [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL] or [PACKAGE #1, DELUXE CD]

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    [NES Synth] Moded Nintendo NES, ready to go with a Midi Cartridge. A plug and play nintendo synthesizer! This is one of the systems used in all Math the Band albums in the past 5 years. It is modified with dual 1/4 outputs, separating the pulse channels from the tri, noise, sample channels. Hook up to any midi keyboard, sequencer or computer with midi output, and its ready to play! Plus [PACKAGE #2, DELUXE VINYL] or [PACKAGE #1, DELUXE CD]

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    [OUT OF PRINT SUPER FAN PACK] One of everything we have ever released, that we still have any of. This includes one of EVERYTHING that we have, even if it is our only copy. Vinyl releases (including test pressings), hand-made CDs dating back to 2002, lots of t-shirts, stickers, buttons, tapes, videotapes, floppy disks and show posters. Also included are original album art drawings, a one-of-a-kind cassette tape of song ideas for "Get Real". To top it off, we will include a keyboard used in early Math the Band recordings and Kevin's pair of black jean shorts, worn during 450+ sets.

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