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Seven years after releasing the acclaimed Astor in Paris, 3 Leg Torso gets one more leg up to finish its third album, Animals & Cannibals, in 2010!

It's been a long and exciting road to get this third 3 Leg Torso record completed. We've started (or grown) families, composed music for an Oscar-nominated documentary, performed at the beautiful Getty Center in L.A., and one of us even left the group to become a full-fledged Portland firefighter in that time. No kidding.

Now we are looking squarely into the light at the end of the album tunnel! All the tracks for the next album have been recorded, and we've moved into the mixing phase. The funding we receive here will help us pay our sound engineer -- Grammy winner Drew Canulette -- who has all but volunteered his precious time to the project heretofore, and to get the album mastered and produced so we can release by August of this year.

If we exceed our goal (fingers crossed), we'll put the rest of it towards printing some lovely new t-shirts, and throwing a thrilling CD release party for you in Portland this summer at the beautiful *brand new* Alberta Rose Theater.

We're so excited to be working with Portland artist Lisa Kaser on the CD design, and we are sure you'll want a hard copy of the CD itself, even if just to see her amazing watercolor paintings ... and enjoy the whimsical, fantastical backstory we created with her for the complete package design.

So pre-order your copy here ... you'll receive it before the street date if you do! And consider checking out the other rewards we offer for larger pledges. We've got posters, t-shirts, premiere seating at the CD release show, music lessons offered by the band members, etc. And for you big spenders: 3 Leg Torso will perform at your very own private party (birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, coronation, divination, or whatever else you can dream up), and you can even get the band to tell one of their (in)famous tall tales from the stage *about you*. (If you know 3 Leg Torso's live show, you are familiar with their tendency towards outrageous storytelling.)

Thanks so much for your interest and support. We're so happy to be bringing out this great new album for all of you!

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    THE DIGITAL. Download of the new album... as soon as it's ready!

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    THE PHYSICAL. The new CD (received in advance of the street date). [For overseas priority shipping, please add $13.]

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    THE SOMETHING OLD & SOMETHING NEW. The new CD (received in advance of the street date.), plus a digital download of 3 Leg Torso's first self-titled album, recorded primarily as a violin+accordion+cello trio and now out of print. [For overseas priority shipping, please add $13.]

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    THE ALL MUSIC SET. You'll receive a digital download of 3 Leg Torso's first self-titled album (now out of print), an autographed copy of the second CD release, Astor in Paris, and an autographed copy of the new CD (or a digital download, if you prefer). [For overseas priority shipping, please add $13.]

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    THE SHOW PACKAGE. Includes a copy of the new CD and an 11x17 poster from the CD release show in Portland (both signed), plus 2 tickets to the CD release concert in Portland. You can choose to have the CD mailed to you, or pick it up at the show. [For overseas priority shipping, please add $13.]

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    THE PREMIERE. You get THE SHOW PACKAGE plus *premiere seating* at the CD release concert in Portland.

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    THE MIGHTY MIGHTY MERCH PACKAGE. Includes THE PREMIERE, plus a 3 Leg Torso t-shirt, and CD design artist Lisa Kaser will also sign the concert poster.

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    THE UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL. You'll receive THE MIGHTY MIGHTY MERCH PACKAGE plus the band will sign the t-shirt, and you'll get an invitation for two people to the CD release show afterparty.

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    We have two options at the $250 level. This first one is THE MUSICIAN. For THE MUSICIAN we have the new CD, a t-shirt, 2 tickets to the CD release show, plus three music lessons taught by a band member. Choose from violin (Béla Balogh), accordion (Courtney Von Drehle), classical percussion (T.J. Arko), drum set (T.J. Arko), beginner-intermediate guitar (T.J. Arko), or beginner-intermediate bass (T.J. Arko). (Note: Music lessons all take place in the Portland, OR metro area). [Includes US shipping. For overseas priority shipping, please add $13.]

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    The second $250 reward is THE GIFT GIVER. In this package, you get a box of 15 CDs (you can mix & match between the new CD and the last release, Astor in Paris), plus 15 stickers, and a pair of tickets to the CD release show in Portland (or, if you can't come to the show, two 3LT t-shirts). [Includes US Shipping. For overseas shipping, please add $40.]

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    THE STORYTELLER. You get everything in THE UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL, but the poster will be a framed *artist's print* signed by artist Lisa Kaser ... *and* 3 Leg Torso will incorporate you into one of the stories they tell from the stage at the CD release show! NOTE: Pre-show interview with the band leaders may be required.

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    THE RIVER TRIPPER. You get everything in THE UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL, but the poster will be a framed *artist's print* signed by artist Lisa Kaser *and* 3 Leg Torso co-founder Béla R. Balogh will guide you (plus one friend) on a three hour (or longer) tour by kayak of either the Tualatin or Gilbert River on any one mutually agreeable day. Béla will also make and pack a lunch for you for this trip! (We assure you: Béla is an excellent cook ... and kayaker.)

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    THE MEESTER & MEESTER. You get THE UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL, but the poster will be an artist's print, plus 3 Leg Torso frontmen Béla R. Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle (AKA Meester & Meester) will play at your private party/event (within 100 miles of the Portland metro area ... unless you also pay all travel, meal & other expenses, in which case it could be anywhere in the world!) on any one mutually agreeable date in the next year, and you will be personally thanked on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and in the 3LT Email Newsletter.

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    THE PENULTIMATE. Similar to THE MEESTER & MEESTER, except that the 3 Leg Torso *trio* will play at your event, and you will receive our deep gratitude and sincere acknowledgments on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and in the 3LT Email Newsletter.

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    THE ULTIMATE You will get THE PENULTIMATE, except that the **full 3 Leg Torso quintet** will play at your event (within 30 miles of the Portland metro area, please ... unless you also pay the other associated expenses). And we'll give you 2 complimentary tickets to any 3 Leg Torso show you'd like to attend for the next year . *And* 3 Leg Torso will incorporate you into one of the stories they tell from the stage at the CD release show!

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