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Chicago band On The Off Chance's debut album White Shoes Black Water is going to be a limited edition VINYL with your help!
Chicago band On The Off Chance's debut album White Shoes Black Water is going to be a limited edition VINYL with your help!
127 backers pledged $4,246 to help bring this project to life.

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If you want to cut to the chase, you can listen to five clips of the album here, then read our story!

"Rose Colored Glasses"

"Scream"

"Payday" 

"White Shoes Black Water" 

 "Cameraman"

Hello from On The Off Chance! We're a rock band just outside of Chicago, and we're excited to finally be releasing our debut album White Shoes Black Water after a year of working on it in the studio.

Since it's our debut album, we wanted to do as much as possible to make the experience special for us and for you. Thanks to our friend Mike Sanow, we were able to shoot THREE music videos that will be debuting later this year, and they star none other than Joel Murray (Mad Men), Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) and David Pasquesi (Veep)!

Joel Murray, Jim O'Heir and David Pasquesi!
Joel Murray, Jim O'Heir and David Pasquesi!

Somehow, this wasn't enough for us! So - in addition to offering it as a CD and digital download - we are Kickstarting a special edition VINYL version of the album, printed on 180g with a gorgeous sleeve designed by Dan and photographed by Tony FioRito, and a dual sided insert that will have liner notes as well as a thank you section to all donors at the vinyl level and up! 

This is roughly what it'll look like!
This is roughly what it'll look like!

 

Your name will be printed on the insert right here!
Your name will be printed on the insert right here!

And as to the album itself? It's the best thing we've ever made in all of our years as musicians. It's eleven original songs written by either Dan or Steve, with beautiful harmonies, powerful lyrics and hooks to spare. 

Back cover with Track Listing
Back cover with Track Listing

But why explain it when you can listen to samples here on the page? Click some of the clips above to get a taste of the album, then look at the rewards section to find the format that best suits the way you listen to music. You don't have to be a vinyl person to get the album, but I WILL say that we have some special offers here, including a BEARDO variant cover of the album art that will be limited to 60 copies!

Only 60 of these Beardo Sleeves will be made!
Only 60 of these Beardo Sleeves will be made!

We also have a pledge level where you could get On The Off Chance to perform for YOU at any location within three hours drive from Chicago! We'd bring the gear, the energy, and a two hour performance to whatever venue that'll fit four dudes and a crowd!

We bring the music to you!
We bring the music to you!

And of course no campaign would be complete without some stretch goals! Ours come in the form of songs: we will release one of three BONUS songs as a digital download for every $500 we go past the $3,500 mark. It was a difficult decision to not include them on the album. Due to the time limit that vinyl puts on a record (each side has about 20 minutes of space, anything beyond that starts to affect the quality of the sound) we had to make some tough choices as to what would flow the best as a complete album. While these three didn't make the cut, they are still beautiful songs that we regularly perform live, and so we decided to make them bonus rewards for you all should we go past our goal. 

Can it be done?!
Can it be done?!

So give a listen, pledge at the level that best suits you, and thank you for your support!

Your musical buddies,

Dan, Steve, Jason and Anthony of On The Off Chance

Risks and challenges

The album is recorded, mixed and mastered at this point, all at our own expense. The album art is complete and ready to print. The monies collected are simply going toward printing and shipping the vinyl. None of it is meant to go in our pockets, so anything we make past the goal will just go into the band fund for future productions. The better we do here, the more product we will print up both for you and for sale at shows, but the intention of this KS is to create merchandise. We have already contacted the company who will be doing the printing, and have estimated that production and shipping will take 8-12 weeks, upon which we will fulfill and ship your orders. Should any delays arise, they hopefully will be minor and we will keep you posted via KS messages.

Dan has already run a very successful Kickstarter before and has learned a lot of ways to improve and expedite his methods. So we expect everything to go smoothly!

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    A Tip in the Guitar Case!

    Like what you hear and just want to let us know it? At this level, we will message you a special thanks from the band.

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    White Shoes Black Water CD

    Want a physical copy, but you're not into vinyl? We have you covered! At this level, you will receive a compact disc of White Shoes Black Water shrink-wrapped in a case with front and back cover album art!

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    White Shoes Black Water Digital Download

    Want the music but not the stuff? Having a hard time carrying your record player on your morning jog? Pledge here and (once the campaign is over) we will send you a digital download of the entire album! No need to pay for shipping, no stuff, and you get all the OTOC you can handle!

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    White Shoes Black Water VINYL!

    THIS IS IT! At this level, you will get the limited edition vinyl record of our debut album White Shoes Black Water! Eleven tracks pressed onto glorious 180g vinyl, with album art on a gorgeous sleeve and a dual sided insert that will have art, credits and YOUR name in the thank you section, delivered right to your doorstep!

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    WSBW VINYL+DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!

    The most popular request: at this level you get the limited edition record pressed on 180g VINYL as well as the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD allowing you the freedom to listen on whatever device you want! At this level you will also get YOUR NAME in the thank you section of the vinyl insert page! The download will be emailed to you shortly after the end of the campaign, and the vinyl will ship in June with all other orders. And you save $5 by combining them both!

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    White Shoes Black Water VINYL and CD!

    At this level you get the limited edition record pressed on 180g VINYL as well as the COMPACT DISC version, so you can have both physical copies to cover all your listening bases. At this level you will also get YOUR NAME in the thank you section of the vinyl insert page!

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    VINYL for RETAILERS!

    Are you a vinyl retailer who does well carrying indie vinyl in your store? At this level you can purchase FOUR copies of the vinyl record at half the cost. Your store will also appear in the Thank You section of the dual sided insert.

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    WSBW Vinyl: BEARDO EDITION!

    As if the vinyl weren't exclusive enough, we will be printing off no more than 60 copies of the album with a different jacket drawn in the style of Dan's Beardo strip! For fans of this award-winning comic series, this will be an extremely rare Beardo item that won't go beyond the 60 copies exclusive to this Kickstarter! Check the campaign page for a sneak peek at what it will look like! You will get the Beardo sleeve, the regular album sleeve and vinyl, a digital download, and YOUR name in the thank you section of the sleeve insert.

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    Vinyl + Two Hours Studio Time!

    At this level, you will get the vinyl album, the digital download, and TWO hours of recording time at Product Recording Studio in New Lenox, IL. Steve and Jay will helm the sound board as you record in the studio where On The Off Chance recorded this very album! You can also pick up your record straight from us and save on shipping. This one would normally cost $125 and is limited to ten backers, so get it while it's here!

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    LIVE ON THE OFF CHANCE PERFORMANCE!

    Want a concert from On The Off Chance? At this level, you get a copy of the record signed by the entire band, AND a live TWO HOUR PERFORMANCE! We will bring our own gear and sound, and play a show for you, whether it's at a venue you run or a house party, as long as it's within 3 hours driving of Chicago it's yours! Invite who you want, be a weirdo and have us play just for you, you've earned it! And you will get a SPECIAL shout out in your own section of the thank yous printed on the dual sided insert page of the record!

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