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We need YOUR help to finish an opus about stuffed animals & broken hearts! Get a CD, shirt, stuffed animal, rollerskating party & more!
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After 14 years as a band, our new album "THE LIFE AND DEATH TRAGIC COMEDY OF THE STUFFED ANIMAL BAND" is a dark and sometimes hilarious, love letter from us to all of YOU. An experience, beginning to end, this album recreates the stuffed-animal-filled frenzy of a live show, with the production of a high quality studio. And it is about... being in a band, for better or worse. 

A few years ago, we began writing these songs as a result of the typical "tragedies" (heartache, sex, regret) but things took a serious turn for the worse when one of own, a band-member...  a friend... committed suicide. 

This album is dedicated to Her.  

 ...and it begins from a very dark place, with anger, jealousy and rage ..then turns a corner and decides that it wants to be kinder and more gentle, because of the simple fact that Life is precious. Listen as songs concerning the basic animal instincts of selfishness and fear... give way to songs about somebody new... and of course... stuffed animals!!! This album has such a strong live "feel", that you will hear the stuffed animals flying past your face during the louder moments, and you'll be smart to keep your head down during the more passionate sections. However, to lighten the mood and laugh in the face of death.... we've included your favorite jokes, stuffed-animal-themed games, and other "banter" between songs - giving you that authentic Shoulder Voices "had to be there at the bar" quality. 

With beautiful album photography/artwork by world renowned photographer Wes Naman and fantastic studio production by the one and only Carlos Jose Raphael Garcia, this is an album to be owned and listened to "old school" ...it even comes with all of the lyrics printed inside... because it means that much to us!

The Stuffed Animal Band
The Stuffed Animal Band

And now, thanks to YOU, by backing this Kickstarter project, YOU can help us finish this record and release it! The songs are recorded, the mixing complete, onto mastering and pressing. As a backer, because you are helping us finish this record... you will get it before it is officially released! You will also be helping us out by contributing to our summer tour. In addition to making this record, these funds will be used to put gas in our van, make videos (one is on the way!) and make newly designed T-shirts, buttons and stickers to sell... that we might put more gas into our van for a tour later this summer. But wait... there's a lot more!

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REWARDS!!!  Not only do we have newly designed, stuffed-animal-themed-T-shirts!!! ...you can also get your own, authentic Shoulder Voices stuffed animal!!! Some of these stuffed animals have been with us for hundreds of live performances.  

In addition to a box-set of our entire back catalog (5 albums) there is a very limited edition 5-CD "Unreleased Collector's Edition Box-Set" with 2 full-length unreleased albums, 2 EPs, cover songs, and other unreleased material spanning our 14 years as a band. There are only 10 of these collector's sets waiting for super STUFFED-ANIMAL-HEAD FANS!!

Or how about a glitter tutorial with Little Bobby, or a glittery rollerskating party with the band!?! You know you wanna learn Little Bobby's glam-rock secrets!

And if YOU are really feeling generous, we will list you as a Producer on this one-of-a-kind album!!! 

Our hope is to possibly double or TRIPLE our goal... any and ALL MONEY RAISED THROUGH THIS CAMPAIGN WILL BE DIRECTLY USED FOR THIS BAND, OUR RECORDS AND OUR TOURS. Please consider being a part of this project, which is not just a record, it is THE experience of a band doing something very different when it comes to "albums". Whatever you are able to give, you will have our eternal thanks and sincere appreciation. -Shoulder Voices

Risks and challenges

"We are fully committed to finishing this album, despite the challenges we have already faced. The money raised from this campaign will be used to pay the professionals involved in the engineering, production and finalizing of the album. Once those goals are met, we will invest this money DIRECTLY into our summer tour and we will begin working on an album to hopefully eclipse this one artistically. Thank YOU very much. We Love each and every one of You."
-Little Bobby Tucker, April 17th 2016... Rock N Roll Will Never Die!

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    #1 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album before it is officially released!

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    #2 A CD COPY of the album featuring complete lyrics & Wes Naman's photos of the band & stuffed animals before it is officially released!
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    #3 T-SHIRT featuring new "stuffed animal" design!
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    #5 AUTOGRAPH PACK!

    The entire band will autograph a limited edition poster AND a piece of a smashed keyboard from a previous show!
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    #6 NOW 10% off! 5-CD FULL BACK CATALOG BOX-SET! (was $50!)

    All 3 previous SV albums:
    Shoulder Voices ...In Space!!! (2010), Oil And Glitter (2011), The Time Machine (2012)....
    in addition to:
    The Sound Of Letting Go (2007), Wish You Were Her (2013),
    by Little Bobby & Shoulder Voices
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    + CD COPY of the new album w/ lyrics & photos before "release"
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    #7 5-CD UNRELEASED MUSIC COLLECTOR'S BOX-SET! (very limited edition)

    Including 2 full-length UNRELEASED ALBUMS, 2 original EPs, an EP of cover songs and other miscellaneous "b-sides"... most of which has NEVER been released! w/ original handmade BONUS artwork!
    + T-SHIRT w/ new design!
    + CD COPY of the new album w/ lyrics & photos before "release"!
    + DIGITAL DOWNLOADS of ALL SIX albums!

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    #9 END OF CAMPAIGN SALE!
    AN AUTHENTIC SHOULDER VOICES "BLOODY" STUFFED ANIMAL! (now 10% off)

    Warning: These are NOT for young children nor those that are faint-hearted. These are the actual stuffed animals that we have used on stage for live shows. The "blood" is fake BUT they have never been washed!
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    #8 A 30-MINUTE GLAM-MAKEUP/GLITTER TUTORIAL w/ LITTLE BOBBY!

    In person or via Skype. Learn (almost) all of his sparkling secrets! How does he come up w/ those crazy designs?!
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    #10 GLITTERY ROLLERSKATING PARTY! (end of campaign sale! now 10% off! was $75!)

    Bring a friend! We will supply the glitter and pay for the skating and skate rentals! Then we all have fun leaving a trail of glitter!
    + STUFFED ANIMAL!
    + T-SHIRT w/ new design
    + CD COPY of the album w/ lyrics & photos before "release"!
    + AUTOGRAPHED LTD EDITION POSTER!
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    #11 GLITTER BOWL-A-RAMA w/ the band! (end of campaign sale! now 10% off! was $75!)

    Bring a friend and attitude! We will supply the glitter & pay for the bowling and ugly shoe rental!
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    #12 STUFFED ANIMAL PUTT-PUTT PARTY! (end of campaign sale! now 10% off! was $80!)

    Bring a friend! We will supply the stuffed animals & pay for the teeny-tiny golf! Then all of us will dress up & have fun freaking out all of "the squares" at the Putt-Putt place!
    + STUFFED ANIMAL!
    + T-SHIRT w/ new design!
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    BE A PRODUCER ON THE RECORD AND BUILD YOUR OWN REWARD!

    Your name will be listed in the album credits, as a "Producer", right next to Wes Naman's beautiful photography! AWESOME!
    AND...
    Choose one of the box-sets:
    5 album full back-catalog set, 5-disc Unreleased Collector's set or the 3 Halloween shows!

    AND choose one of the parties:
    Bowling, Rollerskating or Putt-Putt!

    AND you still get...
    + STUFFED ANIMAL!
    + T-SHIRT w/ new design!
    + CD COPY of the album w/ lyrics & photos before "release"!
    + AUTOGRAPHED LTD EDITION POSTER!
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    PRODUCER'S DINNER WITH THE BAND!

    In addition to being listed as a "Producer" on the new album, we will prepare a delicious vegan dinner for You and a friend or two to share with the band... over which we can talk about whatever you like... music, glitter, puppies or... we can just listen.
    AND...
    + STUFFED ANIMAL!
    + T-SHIRT w/ new design!
    + CD COPY of the album w/ lyrics & photos before "release"!
    + AUTOGRAPHED LTD EDITION POSTER!
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    PRODUCER'S PRIVATE CONCERT & DINNER!

    Wow! Bring some friends and we'll cook a delicious vegan dinner, and then we will play music from our new album and any request you have. Then dessert and talk about stuffed animals, Star Trek, or anything else you want to discuss, including Your "Producer" credit on the album!
    and don't forget...
    + STUFFED ANIMAL!
    + T-SHIRT!
    + CD COPY of the album w/ lyrics & photos before "release"!
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!

    You will receive "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" credit on the new album AND our next music video! ...in addition to the dinner and private concert! ALL OF YOUR DOLLARS will be DIRECTLY used for this band's recording, performing and touring activities. You might even help us DOUBLE our goal!
    PLUS...
    You guessed it... You still get the...
    + STUFFED ANIMAL!
    + T-SHIRT!
    + CD COPY of the album w/ lyrics & photos before "release"!
    + AUTOGRAPHED LTD EDITION POSTER!
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    CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

    You will receive all of the rewards of the previous EXECUTIVE PRODUCER level, in addition to that, we will write & record, a personalized Christmas carol for you... and it will be featured on our upcoming holiday release! ...unless you celebrate Hanukkah in which case we will write and record a song about THAT or anything else you desire! And please know that ALL OF YOUR DOLLARS will be DIRECTLY used for this band's recording, performing and touring activities.
    Don't forget you STILL get:
    + STUFFED ANIMAL!
    + T-SHIRT!
    + CD COPY of the album w/ lyrics & photos before "release"!
    + AUTOGRAPHED LTD EDITION POSTER!
    + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR THE LIFE OF BAND!

    For helping us possibly double or even TRIPLE our goal, You will receive any and all of the above rewards that you are interested in, as well as our eternal, sincere gratitude for helping us so generously. ALL OF YOUR DOLLARS will be DIRECTLY used for this band's recording, performing and touring activities. And You will be listed as "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" on all future Shoulder Voices projects. Thank You VERY much!

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