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Help Brooklyn band Spanish Prisoners record a song-a-day in a NEW VAN as they embark on an upcoming tour down to SXSW!

UPDATE!

WE DID IT! WE REACHED OUR GOAL! 

A huge thank you to all those who have donated and made our VANTASY a reality!

However, we still have 32 hours to go! And any additional money we can raise in that time will help pay for gas and food on the road. 

Thanks for spreading the word about this and we will see you out there!!!!

Love

Spanish Prisoners

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 Hello!

We are Spanish Prisoners from Brooklyn, New York! We’re a four-piece, hard-working, fully independent band and we're deeply involved in the music community here. Besides playing countless shows, we've worked sound at a number of local venues, engineered, produced, and mixed other bands, written about music for sites such as Earfarm.com and BushwickBK.com, and one or two of us probably made a cappuccino for you somewhere along the way.

This fall, we digitally released our album Gold Fools via Bandcamp. The album had been two long years in the making. The reception has been amazing and heart-warming: NPR highlighted it as one of the 5 best album released via Bandcamp in 2011 and it appeared on several other year-end lists, including I Guess I’m Floating and Tympanogram. We’ve also had write-ups from such revered publications as Altered Zones, the Fader, The Line of Best Fit, Tiny Mix Tapes, and many others.

SO, we are now gearing up to go on our first tour! We have shows planned all over the Eastern US and Canada (dates will be announced shortly) and we’ll be making our first appearance at SXSW, the annual music festival in Austin, Texas. 

UPDATED TOUR DATES:

3/07 Philadelphia, PA- Kungfu Necktie 
3/08 Washington, DC- TBA (Get in touch!)
3/09 Baltimore, MD- Soft House w/ Lands and People
3/10 Savannah, GA- Savannah Stopover Festival
3/11 Jacksonville, FL- Burro Bar w/ the Loom
3/12 New Orleans, LA- Allways Lounge w/ the Loom
3/13- 3/17 SXSW
3/18 Little Rock, AR- Stickyz w/ Snowmine
3/19 Conway, AR- Ford Theatre w/ Snowmine
3/20 Louisville, KY- Uncle Slayton's w/ Nerves Junior
3/21 Nashville, TN- the Zombie Shop
3/22 Cincinnati, OH- Mt Carmel Brewing Company
3/23 La Salle, IL- 9th Street Pub
3/24 Chicago, IL- Pancho's w/ Thin Hymns
3/25 Columbus, OH- Kafe Kerouac 
3/27 Rochester, NY- The Bug Jar
3/28 Northampton, MA TBA (Get in touch!)
3/29 Boston, MA- Middle East w/ Youth Lagoon
3/30 Providence, RI- AS220 w/ the Famous Winters

And this is where YOU come in! The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise money so we can purchase a safe, long-term touring VAN!

Walking doesn’t seem to work so well with a full drumset and unfortunately the NYC subways don’t extend all the way down to Austin, Texas. To continue forward and to grow as a band, we need to tour and play these songs for you in a room, right before your very eyes! This van is going to become our home-away-from-home and we want to invest in something that will safely take us across this wonderful country. 

Along with the wonderful, one-of-a-kind physical rewards we are offering for your generous support, we've decided that we're going to give you all the opportunity to come on tour with us virtually (yes, this is the future). 

Every day we're going to record ONE NEW SONG inside this van as we're rolling down the highway and we want to give YOU an inside look. We'll be posting these recordings for subscribers ONLY, as well as photos / videos / journal entries along the way. 

It’s not easy being a DIY band in today’s music world and we are grateful for ANY help you can provide! We look forward to meeting many of you along the way!

 Thank you for all of your support! Let’s do this!

Leo, Amberly, Mike, and James

Spanish Prisoners

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Our intro video was shot and edited by the very talented David Kestin.

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    SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR VAN SONG PROJECT! one song recorded in the van every day from March 7-31st, exclusive photos and videos of our adventures and LIMITED EDITION WOODEN POSTCARD (handmade in the US on 100% natural birch wood)

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    NEW REWARD! SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR VAN SONG PROJECT! one song recorded in the van every day from March 7-31st, exclusive photos and videos of our adventures and LIMITED EDITION WOODEN POSTCARD (handmade in the US on 100% natural birch wood) AND PRIOR ART limited edition cassette tape! This mixtape an amalgamation of recordings, remixes, b-sides, alternate versions, and ambient pieces. The cassette is exclusively available via this campaign!

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    This is the Gold Fools GOLD PACKAGE! SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR VAN SONG PROJECT / Gold Fools wooden postcard / limited edition Gold Fools poster / exclusive campaign t-shirt / limited edition "Los Angeles Guitar Dream" 7" vinyl / one-of-a-kind photo taken by one of us

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    Everything from the GOLD PACKAGE and a test pressing of the "Los Angeles Guitar Dream" 7" vinyl. SUPER RARE!

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    Everything from the GOLD PACKAGE and a VERY RARE PROMO-ONLY Gold Fools CD. (1 of 100 made- these were given away mostly to family and friends before the album was available publicly)

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    Everything from the GOLD PACKAGE and a VERY RARE PRINT of the photo that became the album art for Gold Fools, signed by all of us on the back!

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    Everything from the GOLD PACKAGE, a guitar tab for a song of your choice from Gold Fools, and we'll give you a guitar lesson over Skype!

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    Everything from the GOLD PACKAGE and we'll mix a song for you!

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    Everything from the GOLD PACKAGE and we'll use our new van to help you move for one day! (limited to NYC only)

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    Everything from the GOLD PACKAGE and we'll record a full studio-quality recording of a cover song of your choice and upload it to Youtube dedicated to YOU!

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    Everything from the GOLD PACKAGE, the handsewn totebag, AND we'll play a full acoustic set in your home! (limited to cities we'll be stopping in on tour, dates will be announced shortly!)

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