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ATC has made some big waves with our debut, what better time to follow it up?  Bleu is involved once again, and this time, so are you!
ATC has made some big waves with our debut, what better time to follow it up? Bleu is involved once again, and this time, so are you!
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Air Traffic Controller and Bleu have been dreaming about album #2 since before The One was even released. We're so excited about making this record and releasing it on a larger scale than was ever possible before anyone knew about ATC. This could be ... kind of a big deal!

Cranking out an album independently has its benefits, but it's still a tall order for any artist. After spending it all (and then some) to make, release, and promote The One, doing another album now is just beyond our means. ... BUT then came the Kickstarter idea!

Please don't consider this a charity case, honestly it would be difficult to just accept donations (difficult.. not impossible!). You could consider this a Pre-sale, Tee-sale, or a fun way to get involved with a band you love (c'mon .. admit it.).

Involved.. you ask? Look on the right side of this page and you'll see the list of rewards for backing this project. These are unique opportunities to do things like: receive personalized merchandise, have your name or a picture in the album artwork; be a part of the recording process; star in an ATC music video, host a party in which some or all of ATC performs, ... stuff like that.

If we can meet or exceed our goal, every penny raised here will be used in the production, manufacturing, distribution, and promotion for Air Traffic Controller's 2nd album. I started a little indie label, Sugarpop Records, to keep everything organized and utilize this entire resource to make this new album release a success. As you can see below, ATC is no slouch, we've been racking up some nice creds, but we've got a long way to go. We need this next album to keep moving forward!

-- Best Rock/Alternative/Indie Act 2010 - Boston Music Conference

-- "One of Boston's finest independent bands" - WERS

-- Nominated by MTV for Best Breakout Boston Artist Award

-- "One of the Top 10 Boston bands to watch in 2010" - Boston Music Spotlight

-- "The One is the best rock debut of 2010 - no questions asked" - Amplifier Magazine

-- "..this act seems so poised for a mainstream breakthrough." - Adequacy.net

The more we raise, the bigger the release! If the goal is not met, the project will not be funded at all, and you will not be charged a dime. So you've got nothing to lose by pledging ... and these rewards are pretty cool right? You know I will continue making music no matter what, but getting it done right and getting it out there, well.. that's going to make all the difference.

With all my heart.. thanks for checking this out. Now please have some fun and choose your reward!

All yours,

dave atc

www.airtrafficcontrollermusic.com

Click the album cover below to visit www.airtrafficcontrollermusic.com and stream Air Traffic Controller's debut album, "The One", also produced by Bleu:

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    I will email you a download link for 3 Mp3's from the untitled *New ATC Album* 2 weeks prior to the release date.

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    (The Shout Out) - I'll say (or sing?) anything you want into the microphone at a show.... anything. Dedicate a song, rip on your buddy's mom, humiliate myself... be creative.. whatever you want, I have to say it. This is a FUN one add onto other rewards! Click "Manage Pledge" to change/upgrade your pledge.

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    (For Starters...) Digital Download of our previously released debut album, *Air Traffic Controller, The One*

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    Receive a digital download of the *New ATC Album* emailed to you 2 weeks in advance of release date.

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    (For Starters Too...) *Autographed* copy of our previously released debut album, *Air Traffic Controller, The One* (This could be a great addition to other packages as well!)

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    CD copy of the "New ATC Album" mailed to you anywhere in the world, plus digital download 2 weeks in advance of release date (includes shipping & handling!)

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    (The Signature Package) An *Autographed* copy of *New ATC Album* mailed to you anywhere in the world, plus an *Autographed* poster with a personalized message made out to you or anyone you want, AND the digital download emailed 2 weeks in advance of release date (includes shipping & handling)

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    My original handwritten lyrics to any Air Traffic Controller song you choose. I'll even frame it. Limited quantity.

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    (Reward #6) An autographed copy of *New ATC Album* mailed to you, the personalized poster, digital download available 2 weeks in advance of release date + The ATC Logo Tee (hand silk screened American Apparel 50/25/25 Athletic Gray T-Shirt, Standard Unisex or Girly Cut, Kids sizes too; Also available in Black w/ Gold logo and Red w/ Gold Sparkle logo, pictured left.)

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    (The More Package) Every item from #6 above (...the download, signed CD, personalized poster, and the T), Plus 4 Mp3's from ATC w/ Strings (live acoustic session recorded at WERS 2011 with The ATC String Quartet)

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    (The Air-Liner) Every item from #6 above (...the download, signed CD, personalized poster, and the T), 4 live songs from ATC w/ Strings, and get your name (...or the name of a loved one) listed in the *liner notes* of this *New ATC Album*(... get it .. air "liner"? ... nevermind!)

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    (The Guestlist Package) Every item from #6 above, 4 live songs from ATC w/ Strings, and guest list to any future ATC show (Applies to New England and New York shows, includes 2 guest list tickets)

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    (The Silver Package) The limited edition, *ATC insignia wings pin* - (1" ATC wings logo, antique silver plating, authentic military look, yes.. the kind paratroopers use for hazing.) PLUS ... Every item from #6 above, your name in the liners, PLUS.. our soon to be released - live "ATC w/ Strings" complete cd, AND the latest digipack CD version of our debut album The One (I'm holding it up in the video above, got it?)

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    1 String Lesson Package- Would you or anyone you know want to improve your skills on violin, viola, or cello? Learn from a cool and experienced ATC string player! 1 hour per lesson.. this is a good rate! You also get everything in *Reward #6*. Order more than one lesson package for as many lessons you want and get more cds and tees!

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    (The Picture Package) You can add *a small picture* of anything you want in the artwork of the *New ATC Album*. It could be a picture of yourself, your child, your dog, your wonderful original painting, your terrible original painting.. whatever. Someday your grandkids will point to this and remind you how cool you are! Here's the kicker... this also includes the whole *Silver Package* above.

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    (The Studio, The Picture, The Silver, ... and Lunch) (was $200) *NEW low price!* + those who pledged on the Picture Package above are now getting THIS better package.. yes.. you deserve it!*] Stop by the studio during our sessions and join us for lunch. Possibly take out, but I hear Bleu is a damn good cook.. trust me, you will be fed... PLUS you get to appear on the album singing backups and/or playing an instrument. PLUS ... Your name, your picture (of choice), AND everything in the *Silver Package* all included. Wow!

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    (The Video Star Plus) Appear in an ATC music video. Whether you've got the acting chops or not, you can be in it alot or a little, your choice. This will be an experience you'll never forget. Your Facebook friends AND your real friends will be amazed! This includes the fabulous *Silver Package* as well.

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    (The Wingman) This one's kinda crazy.. we'll spend a night out in Boston, drinks are on me (well they're sort of on you if you pledge this much). And later in the evening, when you've had just enough liquid courage, I'll hand you my (old crappy) guitar and you can smash it to bits. Worth it? Hell yeah, and we'll make a photo-op out of this for sure! Oh what the heck, I'll throw in the *Silver Package*. I'm only doing this once, you better remember this night!

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    (Gold Package -Solo) There are many forms of ATC in these Gold packages, you'll see below. This is an ATC solo house concert hosted by YOU. This doesn't mean you have to pay for it all yourself, this may cost you nothing if you plan accordingly. Charge people admission, charge them for beer cups, whatever must be done to keep your costs low! People that host these events are ATC heroes! For this, you not only get the *Silver Package*, but at your party I will present to you... The limited edition, *Gold (looking) ATC insignia wings pin* - (1" ATC wings logo, antique gold plating, authentic military look, ahh yes.. the kind paratroopers use for hazing each other, I'll even haze you myself if you want.) Now I understand if you might not want to sport this memento on your jacket every day.. however, when ATC is in town, wear it to the show, and you get in free! (You will be guest-listed.. for the next 2 years!)

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    (Gold Package - ATC Acoustic Trio) Same as the *Gold Package* above, except your event includes 3 ATC members performing a stripped acoustic set. By the way, for ALL GOLD PACKAGES: are mainly for the Northeast (NY and New England) where the band is based, but we encourage you to invite us anywhere in the US, as we may be able to schedule it into our tour, contact ATC via website and ask. www.airtrafficcontrollermusic.com

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    (Gold Package - ATC acoustic w/ Strings) Same as *Gold Package* above, except your event includes an acoustic performance by ATC w/ FULL STRING QUARTET!!!

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    (Rock & Roll Star Package) Record a song you wrote or ANY cover song with Air Traffic Controller in studio (rock.. strings.. whatever you want!) Not that talented? Don't worry, we'll make it sound like you are! That's not all, we're throwing in the *Silver Package* WITH the fashionable and valuable GOLD ATC Wings Pin (yep all that merch AND free shows for 2 years!)... you ROCK!

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    (Gold Package - Air Traffic Controller) Same as *Gold Package* above, except it's Air Traffic Controller... THE four piece ROCK band!

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    2 string arrangements written by ATC's own, Steve Scott, and performed by the ATC String Quartet. If you're an artist, this is a darn good deal, and could do wonders for your record. We'll throw in the *Silver Package* with the Gold ATC Wings pin for this contribution.

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    (Gold Package - Air Traffic Controller & The ATC String Quartet) Same as the *Gold Package* above, except this is an all-out FULL-rock-BAND-PLUS-STRINGS event! This is a very special show. We could do a couple sets.. it's your party! *House parties are becoming very popular with indie bands/artists and it could end up costing you zilch!

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    String Quartet performance - planning a wedding or classy party and need some beautiful instrumental music- just strings alone? The ATC String Quartet will rise to the occasion and play whatever music you want. They are the real deal! They may sneak in an ATC song if you request.. I bet no one would notice but you! (*BTW... If you'd like a special appearance by *yours truly*, I'd be more than willing to join them, whatever you want), *Silver Package* included w/ Gold ATC Wings pin!

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    (The Field Trip) *Tour a real air traffic control tower with me!* As a souvenir I'll also give you an autographed acoustic guitar.. one of my old crappy ones from my 4-track days. This includes a *Video Plus Package* AND a *Lunchbreak Package*. You can share the packages with someone else, or keep it all for yourself.

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    A Collaboration - Tell me a story you find interesting, or tell me everything about someone you love, or maybe someone you hate with a passion, and I will write a song for you. I'll record it well, and even get Bleu and Ducky to help me make it great. Maybe even release it someday, but for this, it will be delivered to only you. This was a toughy, because I normally only write from personal experience, but this Kickstarter thing has got me thinking way outside the box. I can't wait to do this one! (Includes *Silver Package w/ the Gold ATC Wings pin)

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