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An environmental album of original music composed by Honey and the Sting - a new band from Wesleyan University.
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Meet Honey and the Sting.  We're a new band from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT with strong East Coast ties.  We recently finished writing a 10 song album about the Connecticut River.  The river's fascinating history, biology, and geology inspired us to celebrate the river's beauty as well as its ferocity.  We were frustrated with scientific papers and essays so we made this album with the intention of creating an accessible experience that encourages people to respect their local resources.

This spring we performed a concert in Wesleyan's Memorial Chapel and now we want to share our "locavore" mission with a larger audience.  The start of this process is the release of our concert recordings on our bandcamp.  We are very proud of these recordings and they should give you an idea of the songs and our sound.

Now we're trying to raise money to pay for studio time at Jersville Recordings in Woodstock, NY.  We recorded in June, and we would like to pay our wonderful engineer and mix and master the album.  The total cost will be $5,000.  We're keeping our costs down by working with people that are excited about our project and our mission.

Since environmental mindfulness was built into the process of writing the songs, we would like to continue being conscious of how our album impacts the environment.  That's why we have decided to release the album through the internet with a limited hand printed CD release.  If we go above our goal we will use the money to offset the energy used to record the album by purchasing wind and solar credits from http://www.nativeenergy.com

Thanks for your interest in our project.  We hope to release the album in early fall.

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    One of our talented songwriters will write and record a song on the topic of your choosing + digital album

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    The DELUXE PACKAGE: Get the hard CD double album package and the thesis paper with hand made score and lyrics for each song. Learn about the intention behind the music!

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    A personalized painting based on the album by band member Jess Best + hard CD package

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    Personal living room show in your house + hard CD package

    (NOTE: Some of us have moved from our homes on the east coast. We will do our best to all get together to play for you sometime in the fall.)

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    All the above (living room show + phone mic + personalized song + personalized CD package + thesis paper + digital album)

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