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A lo-fi songwriter from Orlando, FL named Marc With a C wants to put his album "Normal Bias" on vinyl, as it was meant to be heard. Read more

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A lo-fi songwriter from Orlando, FL named Marc With a C wants to put his album "Normal Bias" on vinyl, as it was meant to be heard.

Orlando, FL Indie Rock
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Hi there. I'm Marc With a C. I make lo-fi pop albums. Sometimes they are sarcastic, sometimes they are heartfelt, and sometimes they are even good. I usually do everything independently, be it production, booking or recording, and I've been doing it for about 13 years. I've made nine full-length records with original songs, plus more EP's, official bootlegs and cover records than I can count. It might be fair to say that life is what I do between recording and writing songs, actually.

In 2007, I made an album called Normal Bias, and it's fair to say that it's my favorite batch of songs I've ever done. (Feel free to download the original mastering/mixes of the album here, actually). I was in an especially fragile state of mind when I wrote it, and it certainly shows. The album was recorded with the only two microphones I owned at the time. I played and sang everything on the record in one marathon three day session with few breaks to, say "sleep", or "eat something". Once it was completed, I felt a huge weight lifted from me. Some friends were concerned that I might later regret the personal nature of some of the tunes, but to this day, I feel like it was the best example of me having an idea for an album and carrying it to fruition. Heck, many of the songs went on to become some of the most popular songs I do at my shows! Everything about it went exactly as I'd planned.

Except for one thing.

I'm an unabashed vinyl junkie, and at the time that Normal Bias was recorded, I simply didn't have the means to get it out on my format of choice. Now? I'm asking for your help in getting this record committed to wax. This new version has been painstakingly remastered for vinyl, and it's like night and day when comparing it to the rather brittle and harsh version that currently exists. Vinyl is absolutely the way that this album was meant to be heard, and with your help and support? I can finally get this album done the way that I want it to be experienced and archived.

As a fiercely DIY musician that is unable to tour, this pledge drive is the only way I'll be able to get this record reissued and into the hands of those that will appreciate it. (Myself included, truth be told).

It's my hope that if this Kickstarter program is successful, I'll continue to reissue my older albums on vinyl in this manner, giving them the presentation that I'd always had in mind for them.

And if I fail? Oh gosh, I don't even want to think about that.

Thank you for reading this, and thank you so much for supporting the arts. I hope you like the record!

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    Get a digital copy of the remastered Normal Bias album before anybody else can download it. On mp3 or FLAC!

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    Get a CD copy of the remastered Normal Bias in all of its full jewelcase glory, plus the aforementioned digital copy!

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    Yay! At this level, you receive a copy of Normal Bias on vinyl, the remastered CD, and a digital copy to put on any device you choose. Pretty cool, right?

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    For fifty smackers, you get Normal Bias on vinyl, CD and digital, but you also get a twelve song CD of the demos for Normal Bias. Some of the songs were much darker lyrically, and it's got a mood all it's own, for sure. The Normal Bias demo disc is exclusive to backers, and will not be repressed in the foreseeable future.

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    At this level, we offer the super-ultra-mega-rare "Marc With a C: Live At Stardust 2007" DVD. Shot with two cameras in the smallest venue imaginable, it's (to our knowledge) the only full length Marc With a C show available on video. Over 20 songs performed, and a highly representative idea of what the shows in the Normal Bias era were like. This has been out of print for three years, and it's never been available as a standalone piece. Warts and all! PLUS, you get everything from the $50 tier!

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    Everything from the $75 tier, plus you're invited to a live webcast only performed for backers of this project. It'll be a full length show done from (someone's) home, and we'll make sure that the setlist is second to none.

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    Everything from the $100 tier, plus a copy of Marc With a C's 2010 album Pop! Pop! Pop! on vinyl!

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    Everything from the $125 tier, plus a copy of Marc With a C's 2011 album Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin' on vinyl!

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    Everything from the $150 tier, plus a copy of Marc With a C's two-LP set RetroLowFi... on translucent red vinyl!

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    Everything from the $175 tier, plus I'll make a "Marc Sings For You" CD personalized for you. This is where I play the songs live for you in one sitting with no retakes or overdubs... and you pick any *ten* of my original songs, and I'll play them for you like my life depended on it. It's an album made just for you!

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    Oh man. At this level? You get all of that stuff (Normal Bias on three different formats, the demo disc, the live DVD, the exclusive live webcast, all three of my prior vinyl releases, the Marc Sings For You CD) AND... I'll cover any song you want (except "Freebird"). You'll get it on a personalized CD, too. I might do it with just voice and guitar, maybe I'll do it super produced, but you'll get a cover of any song you choose in a style befitting of the whole Marc With a C ethos. (Also, please pick two, just in case one proves to be unworkable and I need a second option. I'm only human).

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    Everything from the $200 level... plus I'll write a song about you, record it for you, and you'll get it on a personalized disc. Again, it might be a solo tune, might be super produced, but it'll be about/for you. I'll send you a questionnaire requesting some factoids, and base the song on that. It might even be good!

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    Do you like rare records? Well, they don't don't get rarer than this: you'll get one of the test pressings of Normal Bias on vinyl, and there will only be 5 in existence. I'm keeping one, but you'll get everything at the $200 level (Normal Bias on three different formats, the demo disc, the live DVD, the exclusive live webcast, all three of my prior vinyl releases, the Marc Sings For You CD), plus this super limited version of Normal Bias that will surely turn you into the talk of the town.

    PLUS, I'll throw in a test pressing of an earlier vinyl record of mine. Which one? It's a surprise!

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    Okay, this is the big cheese. You'll get Normal Bias on three different formats, the demo disc, the live DVD, the exclusive live webcast, all three of my prior vinyl releases, the Marc Sings For You CD... plus?

    The four-track cassette machine that I recorded the demos and basic tracks for the Normal Bias on. Also, the entirety of my 2006 album called Life's So Hard was done on it. It no longer works, and I have an irrational emotional attachment to it, but I will totally send it to you, and that's about as close to being in the room while I recorded the album as you can get.

    And? I'll give you the red toy tambourine that is heard on three of the songs on the album ("Already Dead", "A Tale To Tell" and "Happy To Be Alive"). It has a butterfly on it.

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    For $10,000? I'll tell you where Squiddy lives. And I'll cover "Freebird". Once.

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