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Support a new creative effort by Chapel Hill folk trio BIRDS and ARROWS.
105 backers pledged $5,380 to help bring this project to life.

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BIRDS and ARROWS New Record!

Over the past year Birds and Arrows (Andrea, Pete and Josh) have been writing and home recording a whole new batch of songs for our third full length release and are super excited about them.  We are almost finished with these recordings and need your help to take us the rest of the way.  The money we raise will go toward mixing, mastering and manufacturing this new full length record. 

To tell you a bit about these new songs, we feel that they embrace the spirit of Andrea and Pete's original collaborative efforts as Birds and Arrows while also creating a new more focused sound.   With the expanded creative input of cellist and multi-instrumentalist Josh Starmer and the musical experience gained touring we are confident these new songs embody our best effort as a band to date. 

Our starting goal for this project is $5,000.  With your help we hope to meet and even exceed this goal.  Any money above and beyond this goal will be sure to further expand the quality and scope of this musical project.

photos and video by Alexia Kelley

The group was formed in 2007 by husband and wife Andrea and Pete Connolly who released 2 critically acclaimed EPs. The first eponymous EP documents the strained conditions under which the two first met, while “Woodgrain Heart” tells of how the two grew together. Grayson Currin praised “Woodgrain Heart” as “complementary voices wrapping together in rustic contentment and comfort, like a happy pair making music because that’s how love makes them feel.” Josh joined the group on cello during the recording of the band’s first full length record “Starmaker” in 2009, expanding the narrative to describe tales of coming of age while still remaining intensely personal. Upon its release, “Starmaker” was picked by the Independent Weekly as the “Album of the Month”.   In 2011 the band released it's latest record titled "We're Gonna Run" which was highly regarded as "best moment of the band’s career, a promise that they’ve got real range.” by  Grayson Currin of Independent Weekly.  The record was also described as
“The honeymoon sweetness of their earlier work has been replaced with a maturity and depth appropriate for musicians whose lives and work are gaining seriousness and acclaim.” by Frank Stasio of NPR's "The State of Things".
Birds and Arrows is currently working on their third full length record which is due for release in the upcoming summer of 2012.  This new material promises to be their strongest to date.  By reflecting on the simplicity of their past and incorporating their experience as an active touring band.

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    Digital download of the new album, at least one week in advance of the official release date.

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    The new album, on CD, mailed to you in advance of its release with special B&A button and sticker.

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    The new album on CD and random Knick Knack/figurine hand picked by Birds and Arrows mailed to you with special B&A button and sticker.

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    B&A t-shirt (brand new design) and copy of new CD mailed to you with special B&A button and sticker.

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    Autographed copy of new album on limited edition Vinyl with download code and new CD mailed to you with special B&A button and sticker.

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    Autographed copies of both new album on limited edition Vinyl and our last record "Were Gonna Run" on Blue Vinyl both with download codes. Also includes new album on CD all mailed to you with special B&A button and sticker.

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    Special edition double EP (of 2007/2008 self titled and Woodgrain Heart release) Includes unreleased bonus track and new hand made packaging and a copy of our new record on CD and special B&A button and sticker.

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    Bad Movie Night with commentary by B&A and Pete's famous popcorn.
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    Small piece of art created by Pete Connolly with a autographed copy of the new record on CD all mailed to you with special B&A button and sticker.

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    Fresh baked goods by locally famous, master baker/cellist Josh Starmer delivered to your door, and your name included in the liner notes of new record, plus a copy of new CD.

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    New B&A logo design on blanket and pillow. Also includes Guitar strap all made by Andrea Connolly. This pledge also includes your name in the liner notes and copy of new record on CD all mailed to you.

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    Cameo appearance in new B&A video with your name included in the liner notes and copy of new CD mailed to you.

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    Two vocal lessons by vocalist of B&A and teacher Andrea Connolly and your name in the liner notes and copy of new album on CD.

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    Dinner out + 1 with the band before a show and free entry to that show. Also includes name in liner notes and copy of new album on CD.

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    Dinner party with B&A in your honor +1 prepared by master, artisan chef Josh Starmer and culinary assistant Alexia Kelley at their home in Carrboro, NC. Also includes your name in the liner notes and copy of new CD.

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    Large Painting by award winning artist Peter Paul Connolly. Also includes your name in liner notes and copy of new CD.

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    Private performance at your event by Birds and Arrows (within 100 miles of Chapel Hill, NC). Also includes your name in liner notes and autographed copy of new CD.

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    Star in B&A music video....a video all about you, staring you (including your concept and ideas). Also includes your name in the liner notes and copy of new CD.

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