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WHYM is a new musical venture previously known as The Friendly Beasts. Help us by backing this project for our debut EP!
WHYM is a new musical venture previously known as The Friendly Beasts. Help us by backing this project for our debut EP!
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We have spent the last several months writing and recording new material. When we began working on new ideas, we realized that our sound was being redefined. With this new sound, we felt a name change was necessary to compliment our new identity. We were attracted to a way of making music that challenged our creativity and explored complex sides of faith. As a result, these songs took on a new character, crafted from a more collaborative effort. 

In October 2015, we began working with our friend and engineer Nolan Rossi in his studio, RF Nashville. With his help, we were able to focus in on our new sound and record five songs that exhibit our new direction.

This Kickstarter will fund the completion of this project, including remaining recording costs, distribution, and promotion of the EP. This campaign is an all-or-nothing endeavor. If we don't raise all of the money, we don't get any of it. We deeply appreciate any given amount.   

Risks and challenges

This EP project is our first experience hiring and working with music professionals to help us make our goals a reality. As such, there are more investments required to effectively see this through.

As a relatively new band, we do not have tremendous visibility, which can often make forward momentum challenging. As a solution to this, one use for funds donated will be for networking and promotion for our debut EP. We hope that this can be a launch point for additional projects in the coming years.

We enjoy making music together and are eager to share it with you!

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    [Digital download of 2 tracks] off the EP on the release date.

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    [digital download of the entire EP] on the release date.

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    a digital .pdf of the artwork & lyrics

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    [pre-release digital download of the EP] you get the download 2 weeks before it goes live to the public.

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    [physical copy of the EP]

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    [signed physical copy of EP + handwritten thank you note]

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    [2 free tickets to a WHYM show]

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    [handwritten lyrics to one song]

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    [sarah's mix CD + a bag of our favorite locally roasted coffee] - sarah will make you a mix of some of her favorite jams.

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    [ashevillain care package] - a package of our favorite asheville things -- coffee, tshirt from a local place, pint glass, stickers, and other surprises.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    [30 minute skype lesson with band member of your choice -- or a 30 minute band skype date]

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    [coffee date with band members in asheville -- our treat! + your name in our EP credits]

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    [port city sahana drive guitar pedal built by WHYM guitarist, nathan]

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    [handwritten sheet music to one of our songs + a filmed cover of your choice + a shout out to you in cover video]

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    exclusive WHYM Kickstarter sticker
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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    [dinner date with band members in asheville at one of their favorite restaurants -- our treat!] backer travel not included.

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    handwritten thank you note
    exclusive WHYM Kickstarter sticker
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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    [A handmade leather wallet from nathan, private asheville brewery tour with band given by josh, crocheted infinity scarf from sarah, a skype video of a scene from nacho libre with andy]

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    signed physical copy of EP
    name in EP credits
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    [come sit in on a WHYM practice -- hang out afterwards] - travel not included

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    [WHYM house show - travel and lodging not included]

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    [a very large hug from all of us. you and three friends spend an entire day of asheville fun with us -- our treat! Breakfast, coffee, lunch, brewery tour, dinner, bar, park, private show, whatever you want. almost.] - travel not included

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    name in EP credits
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- (30 days)