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Get Set Go is turning to our fans to help us complete the release of our next record, 7 ep's, & tour the US. <3

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Get Set Go has always been a band dedicated to our hard-core fans.  From the early days of Mike TV's daily MySpace Blogs, to the Living Room Tour where we played in our fans' homes, to the bi-weekly Ustream shows we performed for a large part of 2010 and 2011.  You complete us.  In a very true and non-cynical way.  Otherwise, we'd be making music for ourselves, sitting in our bedrooms, singing songs for our plants and animals.  You are the reason we share our music.  And it is from your emails, Tweets, messages, texts, phone calls, and conversations on tour that we find the joy in performing that keeps us going.

As most of you know, Mike TV is a pretty prolific songwriter, and for every record we record, there are scores of acoustic demos that never see the light of day.  More often than not, we give those acoustic demos away to our fans in advance of a new release and often we hear that there are songs that people love that didn't make it on the record.  We have launched our own record label, Square Tire Records, and finally intend to take advantage of all the songs we wrote over 2010 and 2011.  We are going to be releasing a full-length record, "Fury of Your Lonely Heart," in September, followed by 7 EPs, five songs apiece, over the following months.  We also hope to get back out on the road to hang with our old friends and meet many new ones.  However, building a studio, recording, mixing, mastering, and manufacturing CDs is a very expensive prospect, and if and when we see a return, it won't be for many, many months.  The band has put their heart and soul into the 52 songs we're recording.  We've got about 30 of them near completion and we're working away on the remainder.  We need help to finance the completion of these songs, to get them into stores, and to get out on the road.

That's where you come in.  We did something like this 2008 to fund our side project band, I Give Up.  Our hard-core fans were wonderful.  You gave in small amounts, but those small amounts added up and allowed us to fly up to Missoula, MT and record that album.  It still isn't yet in stores, although we have certainly handed off copies to hundreds of fans that donated.  We intend to release that record this year on Square Tire as well.  As every indie-rock, DIY band will attest, the business of music is no business at all.  We do it because we love it.  We do it because we love you.  And because we feel the love you have for us.  I hope you like the things we are offering in return for your donation.  You have our love.  You have our hearts, furious little things that they are.  Thank you for taking the time to read this.

With great, steaming piles of gratitude and thanks,

Get Set Go

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    You will receive a digital download of our first EP, "Loose Tongues...," with incredible cover art by Anthony "Artofant" Diecidue.

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    You will receive a digital download of our fifth full-length record, "Fury of Your Lonely Heart," two weeks before the street date! Two weeks! You can lord it over your friends! This album will feature mind-alteringly awesome art by Dave Johnson!

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    You will receive a digital download of our fifth full-length record, "Fury of Your Lonely Heart" immediately and also receive a physical copy in the mail as soon as it is mailed out to stores. You will also receive special thanks in the liner notes.

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    You will receive the digital download of both "Fury" and our first EP, "Loose Tongues..." as well as the physical copy of Fury when it is mailed to stores, as well as receive special thanks in the liner notes as one of our supporters in an upcoming ep release as well as the box set, and you'll get a digital download copy of either our side project album, "I Give Up," or our unreleased acoustic album, "Get Set Go Does Get Set Go."

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    You will receive all four discs mentioned in the previous thank-you gift, as well as special thanks in the liner notes, and a signed copy of one of our few remaining tour posters from either our So You've Ruined Your Life tour back in 2003 or our Selling Out & Going Home tour in 2007.

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    Get Set Go Pub Crawl! You will receive a signed, physical copy of our fifth album, Fury of Your Lonely Heart as well as the ep, Loose Tongues..., at a specified bar in downtown. At which point we will then take you on a tour of some of our favorite downtown watering holes. Hang out with the whole band, laugh, sing, and quite possibly get arrested for indecent exposure!

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    For a 40 dollar donation you will receive a burned copy of our drummer, Dave Palamaro's, newest documentary. A documentary about the LA indie-rock/punk-rock scene that we were proud to be a part of for over a decade. And still are, although the scene has changed somewhat. This is a phenomenal documentary. Only 10 of these are available so contribute now!

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    You will receive signed copies of everything mentioned thus far as well as a hand-crafted valentine by the Get Set Go member of your choice to whomever you want. Including you, if you want it to be addressed to you.

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    (For you gluttons of Get Set Go) You will receive signed copies of Get Set Go's entire discography to date, including "So You've Ruined Your Life," "Ordinary World," "Selling Out & Going Home," "Sunshine, Joy & Happiness," "Get Set Go Does Get Set Go," "Fury of Your Lonely Heart," "Loose Tongues...," a copy of our side-project album "I Give Up," as well as over 100 acoustic demos written from 2003 to 2011. That's over 200 songs!

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    You will receive the entire signed discography mentioned above and you will be guest-listed for an upcoming Get Set Go show nearest to your town! After the show, we will go out for drinks or coffee.

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    We will perform a private special Mike TV & Eric Summer Ustream show for you and all of the friends across the planet you wish to invite. You will be able to tell us what songs you'd like us to play, put together our set list, and given enough notice, even ask us to do up to 3 covers. If you want an us-and-you-only show, we can also do this via Skype for a more intimate concert. We will play for up to three hours, do a Q&A afterwards, and bare our souls. I mean, they're scrawny ugly souls but we'll bare them nonetheless.

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    Mike TV will write a song about you, or someone you love, or anything else you could possibly want (barring religious, political, or racist themes) and will record it in our brand- spanking-new studio! (This song will be unmastered, however. Should we decided to use it on a future release, we'll certainly master it. :) Fan record, anyone?)

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    Mike TV will write a song about any subject you wish, as above, but will enlist the help of Eric Summer to write a string arrangement to accompany the song. (The caveat above still applies.)

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    Mike TV will write a song about any subject you wish (as listed above) and the whole band will record it. (The caveat above still applies.)

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    Mike TV and Eric Summer will fly anywhere in the continental United States to play a private show for you and your friends.

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    Get Set Go will fly anywhere in the continental United States to play a private show for you and your friends.

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    Get Set Go will fly to your house anywhere in the continental US, Hawaii, or Alaska. They will bring with them a video camera and document our time together. They'll sleep in your bed, eat your food, and basically just live as scuzzy, rock-n-roll roommates with you for a full week. We will sing, get drunk, write songs, and have grand adventures. At the end of the week and for the rest of your life, you will be able to say to all of your friends, "Get Set Go stayed with me for a week." And they will say, "Who?" And then you can show them the video. Professionally edited by our brilliant Hollywood editor friends! Can you say Awesome? Or the inverse, we can fly you out to our respective houses, we'll take out out, we'll get you drunk, we'll dance, we'll sing, we'll puke on Persian rugs belonging to people whose names we barely know, we'll set fire to chihuahuas, eat canapes under canopies, harpoon the moon and drag it wailing from the sky, and basically end life as we know it, forever and always. Amen. (If you're happy with the video and you'd like us to include it on a future cd release, we will certainly do so. But it will be entirely up to you. Hey, you made it happen.)

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