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Forgoing traditional record labels/distributors, Pressing Strings will release their album independently with public support!
Forgoing traditional record labels/distributors, Pressing Strings will release their album independently with public support!
70 backers pledged $3,551 to help bring this project to life.

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We agree that our Kickstarter Project title Album of the Year is a little ambitious.   But, anything is possible and we believe that your support and spreading the word via the power of social media sites like Facebook and twitter will allow us to achieve our goal. 

HOW THIS WORKS1. Choose the reward you want and pledge the corresponding amount.
2  Check back often for project updates and exclusive content.You will not pay anything until January 7th, IF AND ONLY IF, we meet our funding goal of $2500 in 20 days.

So, what exactly is our goal?   $2500.00

Pressing Strings has recorded a full-length album chock-full of goodies worthy of reaching the masses.  After eight months of writing, producing, and recording in their drummers incredible analog studio, the Pressing String's CD is nearly complete, yet still needs to be mastered and duplicated.  Project funding will help offset the costs involved with mixing, mastering, and CD duplication.  You can personally be a part of this album by making a small pledge.  Our release date of January 7th, 2012, is right around the corner, so there is definitely a sense of urgency for this project.  Our first level of funding at $2500 needs to be met, soon!

Again, we can do this with your help by funding this project in exchange for cool rewards.    Share this link with your friends on Facebook/Twitter.  It’s Easy! Thank you for Being a Part of This!

The artwork for the album was inspired by this amazing photo taken by Tracy Dirks. This photo was not processed or "photo-shopped"  We were struck by how beautiful pollutants were.  This print will be available as one of our rewards for funding this project.

As you'll see to the right, we've put together a variety of incentives including:

  • a digital download of the recording (donation of $2)
  • the limited edition, first-pressing of the compact disc (signed and numbered)
  • a GORGEOUS print photographed by Annapolis photographer Tracy Dirks
  • pre-sale tickets to a most definitely sold out CD release show
  • a fun hang with Pressing Strings and dinner before a Rams head show this Winter
  • An original acoustic Pressing Strings Guitar (2 of them avail.)
  • And More!

Second Level Funding: Assuming that our goal of $2500 is reached, we have in place a second tier of funding that will allow us to pursue broader audiences with our music.  Any funding above our set goal will be applied to that goal.  Once the Album is mastered and duplicated, we will enlist the services of a publicist whose job is to reach out nationally to targeted radio stations with the music of Pressing Strings.

Pressing String’s last album received considerable radio play and we feel this album will take it a step further reaching national radio and wider distribution.  In fact, the band earned a slot in radio station WRNR 103.1 in Annapolis “Top 103 Artists”, alongside national acts Decembrists, Dave Matthews, Wilco, and Bob Dylan in 2009.  Pressing Strings is an independent group, free of Labels and management, allowing the band to freely create, distribute, and perform without restrictions. 

Pressing Strings opening for the Beach Boys at Pier Six Pavilion

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    Thank you for contributing to a worthy cause!!!

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    A digital download of "Alien Life", a new song on the album you are funding.

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    A digital download of entire album with a link to artwork and lyrics.

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    Ticket to CD Release party at the Whiskey in Annapolis, MD - Jan. 7th 2012. 9:00 P.M.
    Pressing Strings will perform their newly released CD in it's entirety along with some old fav's

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    -One Pass to CD release party at the Whiskey in Annapolis, MD Jan. 7th, 2012 AND

    -One shiny packaged new CD

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    Pressing Strings New CD shipped to your door.

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    New Pressing Strings T-Shirt
    Small, Medium, or Large only.
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    Pressing Strings New CD
    Pressing Strings T-Shirt shipped to your door

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    A very special gift for the Holidays! For your $100 donation, we will send you a link and password for a digital download of our new CD Christmas morning, Dec. 25th 2011. Be the first to hear Pressing Strings new CD.

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    A song written for you personally by Pressing Strings

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    Live performance by Pressing Strings at your house party summer of 2012. (Within 100 miles of Baltimore, MD) Band will play three sets of live music for your party on agreed date and time.

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    A signed (or unsigned) Acoustic Guitar used by Pressing Strings! Given to backer at show January 7, 2012

    plus: two tickets to cd release show and two CD's

    Sorry, this pledge only available to U.S. No shipping out of the country.

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Funding period

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