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Update #28

If you haven't received this album yet...

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...that is totally unacceptable and I apologize profusely for my lack of organization. Please send an email to natalydawnmusic@gmail.com and I will get it to you as soon as possible. I don't know how it is that some backers still haven't received what they pledged for, but I feel terrible about it and will do whatever I can to make it up to you.

Thank you for your patience. I am eternally grateful to you for making this album happen.

-Nataly


Update #27

European Tour and New Music!!!

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A EUROPEAN TOUR

I’m coming to EUROPE!!! Can you believe it?!?!
Yeah. Me neither.
Honestly, I still can’t fathom that I will in the UK in LESS THAN A WEEK - touring across England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and France. I mean...it’s wild. But the album has been getting some great press over there, so this seemed like the next logical step. Despite what you may believe, I’m not only doing this for the food. Sure, croissants and high tea factored into my decision, but it’s mostly about the music. Or at least 49% about the music.

So here’s where I’ll be playing:

5/13 Cambridge, UK - Junction 2 with Lord Huron Buy Tickets
5/14 London, UK - Scala with Lord Huron Buy Tickets
5/15 London, UK - Slaughter Lamb with Lord Huron
5/16 Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms Buy Tickets
5/17 Bristol, UK - Thekla Buy Tickets
5/18 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Socail Clu with Lord Huron Buy Tickets
5/20 Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds with Lord Huron Buy Tickets
5/21 Newcastle, UK - The Cluny with Lord Huron Buy Tickets
5/22 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts with Lord Huron Buy Tickets
5/23 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute with Lord Huron Buy Tickets
5/26 Berlin, Germany - Privateclub Buy Tickets
5/27 Hamburg, Germany - Prinzenbar Buy Tickets
5/28 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Buy Tickets
5/29 Rotterdam, Netherlands - De Unie Buy Tickets
5/30 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie with Josh Rouse Buy Tickets

A REVOLUTIONARY PROJECT

Today Jack released an EP and launched a website designed to help artists and content creators. It’s called Patreon (pronounced Pay-tree-on), and it’s kind of like Kickstarter, but instead of funding one big project, it allows artists to have a constant stream of support, based on how prolific they are.

Jack is giving his EP away for free, but asking that his superfans commit to giving him one dollar per video he releases. So if he makes two videos, they’ll pay two dollars, and if he makes no videos, they pay no dollars. Makes sense, right? Here’s a video we made that explains in more detail how it works. (I’m the one drawing the stick people.)

On my Patreon page, you’ll see that I’m offering my fans demos in exchange for their patronage. Being on the road has inspired me to write more, and I’m looking forward to sharing my new material with whoever wants to hear it. There’s a good chance that many of the songs I’m writing now won’t end up on my next album, so it’s comforting to know that they will be heard by someone. My hope is that sharing these demos will help me be a more prolific and focused writer. That I will be able to finish many of the songs that would have otherwise been forgotten or set aside. And that in the end, I will have a better idea of which songs to include on the album, based on my fans’ insight and constructive feedback.

Thanks again for your support. Here’s to Europe and to all the songs this trip will inspire!


Update #26 - For backers only

Reminder: StageIt show TODAY @ 5pPST/8pEST

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Update #25

Albums sent out!

It's finally done! Your albums have been sent to you, so you should be receiving that very shortly (see photographic evidence below).

In other news, I've been in LONDON for the past three days doing promo for the album! My days have been packed full of interviews with magazines, websites and radio shows, and while it's a bit exhausting, it's all gone superbly. If you're surprised by the news that I'm in London, it's probably because you're not following me on tumblr (shame on you!) The next few months are going to be incredibly eventful. Just in the next week I'll be flying home, flying to LA to practice, flying to D.C. for a show right before the Inauguration and flying straight back to Denver for my first show with Ben Folds Five! It's been crazy so far, but I've been keeping a pretty good journal of everything on my blog. So please do subscribe to that if you'd like more regular updates.

My album has actually been getting quite a bit of airplay over here in the UK, due in part to the fans who have voted to get my songs played (THANK YOU SO MUCH!) If you have a minute to go vote right now, it would be much appreciated! How I Knew Her has been nominated for Radio 6 Music Rebel Playlist, and it's up to you to make it happen. Click here to cast your vote!

Thank you again for your incredible patience and support, and I hope you enjoy the album!

Love,

-Nataly

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Update #24

Playing shows & shipping packages!!!

A couple super quick updates! The first one is just for folks on the West Coast. (Sorry...) I'll be playing two shows NEXT WEEK with a live band, and we'll be doing EVERY SONG* on the album! Tickets are going fast, but I hope I'll get to meet as many of you in person as possible!

OCTOBER 25: Make-Out Room, San Francisco CA. Go HERE for tickets: http://bit.ly/ND1025SF 

OCTOBER 26: Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles CA. Go HERE for tickets: http://bit.ly/ND1026LA

The other thing that you should know is that I'll be shipping out all of your Kickstarter packages THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER!!!

I hope you're all enjoying Fall as much as I am, and that this season will be filled with music and merriment for you all!

Love,

-Nataly

*by "EVERY SONG", what I mean is "every song except one because we won't have a piano onstage". Phew. Glad I got that off my chest...


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