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Sexy guitar. Infectious rhythms. Smoky vocals. KALO is busy on a new album, and we need your help amping things up even more!
Sexy guitar. Infectious rhythms. Smoky vocals. KALO is busy on a new album, and we need your help amping things up even more!
Sexy guitar. Infectious rhythms. Smoky vocals. KALO is busy on a new album, and we need your help amping things up even more!
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KALO's Sophomore Album: Support Today, Ratchet up the Rock

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KALO has been touring for the past three years, improving our sound, becoming a tight-knit group and charting our future. For years, our friends and fans have called us blues. We've owned it, competing twice in the world's largest battle of the bands – the International Blues Challenge – in Memphis. But Jimi Hendrix himself couldn't be put so perfectly in a blues box. For this album, we're turning up the volume, amping up the guitars, ratcheting up the percussion and bumping up the rock. Longtime fans will love where we're soaring to. New fans will be happy to be along for the ride!

Our last album, "Dear John," was funded successfully through Kickstarter in 2012. We're ready to do it again. 

We're even ready to give you a taste of what you can expect on our next album (the song on our Kickstarter album will be a single released on the new album!) 

The funds raised for this campaign will go toward:

Recording/Mixing
Mastering
Album art
CD pressing

We will use any funds collected over the amount to really focus on promotion and a music video for the album's single, Isabel. 

NEVER SEEN KALO LIVE? Here's a snippet from a recent show in NYC. (You can find copies of our live album recorded this night in our rewards!)

 

Risks and challenges

Being musicians means we've got to be resilient – you never know when it might rain at an outdoor festival, when your trailer tire might blow or when your guitar string might break. We have songs written and have recorded some of tracks already. We feel confident about the direction we're headed, but there could be delays in completing recording (though we don't plan on it), getting things mastered or getting the album pressed. That being said, we've got a a strong plan in place, and we're confident we will execute it. There is always the risk of unforeseen events affecting our timeline, but we will do the best to overcome those and will alert you to any hiccups on the road.

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    Only Love Can Break a Spell

    Just support us. You'll know that we love you.

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    Isabel

    This is a show of a support. PLUS a link to the album's single, Isabel.

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    Upside Down

    Digital download of the album before it's available anywhere else!

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    The Box

    Digital download of the album before it's available anywhere else PLUS a physical copy of the album as soon as it's released.

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    Get Your Kicks

    Digital download before it's available anywhere else, physical copy of the album as soon as it's released, poster and signed thank you note from the band.

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    Get Your Kicks PLUS

    Digital download of the new studio album before it's available anywhere else, a signed physical copy of the album as soon as it's released, a poster and signed thank you note from the band. PLUS a digital download of Live in NYC!

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    One Mississippi

    Digital download as soon as it's available, signed copy of the album as soon as it's released, signed poster, KALO T-shirt (size large) and shout out on Facebook.

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    Music Music!

    You get a complete set of KALO's old AND new music!
    Digital download of Flesh & Bones, 2009
    Digital download of Dear John, 2013
    Digital download of Live in NY (NEW and will be released in late October- you get it first!)
    Digital download of upcoming album.
    Physical copy of upcoming album

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    Music Music! MORE MUSIC

    You get a complete set of KALO's old AND new music!
    Digital download of Flesh & Bones, 2009
    Digital download of Dear John, 2013
    Digital download of Live in NY (NEW and will be released in late October- you get it first!)
    Digital download of upcoming album.
    SIGNED physical copy of upcoming album PLUS a signed physical copy of Live in NYC with a KALO lightning T-shirt.

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    Bring KALO home (mini)

    You'll get a digital copy of the album, a physical copy of the album PLUS access to a 30 minute ConcertWindow acoustic show with Ms. Kalo explaining how the new songs came to be. Date will be set and you'll get an invitation! This is limited to 10 special people, so sign up fast!

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    Play Like KALO

    You're choice of ONE of the following:
    Drumming lesson (1 hour)
    Bass guitar lesson (1 hour)
    Guitar lesson (1 hour)

    If within an hour of OKC (or if you come to us) will be in person. Otherwise, lessons will be via Skype or other video call service. We will do our best to find time in our tour schedule, so please be flexible with us while working out a time and date.

    PLUS a digital copy of the album before it's available anywhere else, a signed copy of the album as soon as it's available, signed band poster and a T-shirt (size small, medium, large or extra large). This terrific deal is limited to five people, so hurry!

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    Executive Producer cred!

    We'll give you an executive producer credit on the upcoming album along with a signed copy of the album and a note of thanks for playing such a big role! You'll also get a digital copy of the album before it's available anywhere else, signed band poster and a KALO lightning T-shirt This terrific deal is limited, so hurry!

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    Dinner Date!

    LIMITED TO KANSAS, MISSOURI, ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS:

    You get a complete set of KALO's old AND new music!
    Digital download of Flesh & Bones, 2009
    Digital download of Dear John, 2013
    Digital download of Live in NY (NEW and will be released in late October- you get it first!)
    Digital download of upcoming album.
    SIGNED physical copy of upcoming album PLUS a signed physical copy of Live in NYC with a KALO lightning T-shirt.

    PLUS, we'll take you out to dinner with the band AND give you access to a Concert Window acoustic show of Ms. Kalo explaining how the album came to be.

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    Bring KALO Home!

    Full-blown 60 minute KALO show, in your own home (or field, office, anwhere it's legal, really)

    PLUS signed copy of new album, signed poster, digital download and a T-shirt (size small, medium, large or extra large) and a signed thank you note.

    PLEASE be flexible with us in scheduling a date as we work it in to our tour schedule. You are more than welcome to invite as many people to this show as you'd like and charge them admission to offset costs. Also, if beyond a 3 hour drive from Oklahoma City, we'd ask for help paying for travel (gas).

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Funding period

- (30 days)