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Strand of Oaks' Pope Killdragon is ready to be pressed to vinyl! Your donation makes this possible!

Hi, my name is Tim Showalter and I am Strand of Oaks. I write these songs because I need to, and after that, I can only hope to find a sympathetic ear. As I get older, I begin to understand how important music is to my life. It has offered me the chance to meet more wonderful people than I ever thought possible and also self-examine parts of my life that I may never have ventured to, if it wasn’t for the song. All of these elements have shaped the person who I am, undoubtedly for the better.

I've spent the good part of 2010 creating the album Pope Killdragon. At this moment in my life, this record is one of my proudest accomplishments. It was released as a digital exclusive through the eMusic Selects program. Since then, Killdragon has received some humbling, amazing praise and spread itself throughout the internet and beyond. Now, we want to make Pope Killdragon something you can hold, stare at, dust, and everything else that makes vinyls so wonderful!

Like its original recording and release, the Pope Killdragon vinyl will also be a collaborative endeavor, one that requires a helping hand from anyone with love and respect for music, the people who make it, and the artists who bring it to life. Those who choose to contribute to the creation of the Pope Killdragon vinyl will inevitably become one of the valued collaborators whose generosity has helped make this record possible.

Our funding goal is set at $1,500 dollars. Obviously, we will be forever grateful if that amount is reached. But if we exceed that goal, it will only help Strand of Oaks sustain and continue to grow!

~All my thanks and gratitude - Tim

If you would like to preview the record, you may do so here: http://strandofoaks.bandcamp.com/

And if you'd like to see the Killdragon tshirt, my wonderful wife Sue was kind enough to model!
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PROJECT UPDATE 12/14/10

I started this project less than 9 hours ago and we have already well surpassed our initial goal! It is hard to explain how grateful I am to all you out there.

With that said, we still have 29 days to go and raise money. I have so many plans and dreams for Strand of Oaks! Days like this only make me want to work harder! If this keeps up, I might be able to fund my next record!

So please, continue to spread the word, let's do some shows, listen to some records, and make the most out of this life!

This campaign is far from over!

I love you all!

Tim

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    THANKS! Write me anytime at strandofoaks@gmail.com. I love birding, synthesizers, and geography!

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    In early fall of 2009, I made home recordings of all the songs that eventually became Pope Killdragon. These are very special to me and represent an important evolution in my musical growth. The songs are unfamiliar and familiar at the same time and I've only shared them with a handful of people. These demos are exclusive to this campaign and will be made on CD-R.

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    Receive the digital download of Pope Killdragon and the Killdragon Demos.

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    Pope Killdragon ULTRA soft t shirt (Next Level Apparel). Designed by Alexander King. Sizes included will be S, M, L, XL. Believe me, these are the most comfortable t shirts you'll ever wear! They will be made by my friends AxelRAd, based in Wilkes-Barre PA. (http://www.axelradarmy.com). International patrons please include an additional 7 dollars for shipping.

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    Recieve Pope Killdragon on Vinyl! Digital download also included! The vinyl will also come with a never before read essay about the culture of Pope Killdragon. This is a beautiful piece written by Morgan King. International patrons please include an additional 7 dollars for shipping.

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    This package will include the Vinyl rewards and a copy of the Demos! International patrons please include an additional 7 dollars for shipping.

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    Pope Killdragon DELUXE PACKAGE! Receive every reward listed up to this level (Vinyl, t shirt, demos, digital download). International patrons please include an additional 10 dollars for shipping.

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    Strand of Oaks SUPER FAN PACKAGE! Receive everything at the 50 dollar level plus a copy of my previous two releases: Leave Ruin (CD) and Live on Simple Folk (CD-EP). International patrons please include an additional 15 dollars for shipping.

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    Strand of Oaks HOUSE SHOW! I love hanging out and I love playing music, so let's combine the two and make one awesome night! I live in Philadelphia, so if you're east coast/midwest, SWEET! If it's a bit further, maybe consider throwing in a bit more? Totally up to you! And if you're outside the US, lets really make this an event! Please contact us if you're considering this pledge.

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