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SBM wants to make a music video that finally gives the zombies' side of the story...blood, guts, brains and a lot of love...
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MUSIC VIDEOS 

Do you remember when they used to play videos on MTV?  Yeah, me neither, but supposedly, at some point between the birth of Christ and the death of Michael Jackson, they did.  A video could make a band -- a good song/great video combination could make people sit in the same spot for 3 consecutive minutes and listen to a new song over and over.  That's becoming a bigger and bigger feat these days, but we believe people still want to see music videos and to discover bands this way. 

I remember growing up in a teeny tiny town in Missouri, Sonny and I had 4 channels, which meant we watched a lot of Antiques Roadshow, Home Improvement and The Simpsons.. But every so often, we'd go to our grandparents' house and we'd just sit there and watch videos for HOURS.  We were obsessed.  We still talk about seeing Jimmy Eat World's "Bleed American" and "The Middle,", or Green Day's "Basket Case" for the first time...  They were some of those pivotal moments for us, after which we knew we would never be the same.  And besides knowing we were going to mortgage our futures, right then, we knew we wanted to write music, record albums and make music videos. 

THE SONG!!

http://soundcloud.com/superblackmarket/i-wont-forget-you

We think we have the right idea for the right song (you can listen to it above and read about the idea below).  And like anything that's any good, making this video is going to be a bit expensive, and that's why we're asking for help from family, friends, fans and strangers to help us do it right!  We truly appreciate any help that we get for this endeavor, and I hope you check out the video above and the prizes on the side and let us know what you think!  Thank you so much!  

-Joe 

SBM

ZOMBIES!  

Certain themes always seem to work when they're done right -- Love conquers all (evil, racism, hardships, death).  Humans wants to survive, even if it means living in a world of shit.  And finally, Zombies kick ass.  They just do, and they're not going anywhere.  Their existence is inevitable -- it's gonna happen.  So we may as well be as prepared as possible and make a ton of movies and videos about it.  

I always think it's funny discovering who is obsessed with zombies and zombie movies...  You might never know that your seemingly normal cubicle neighbor has a giant back tat of a George Romero zombie under his white collar.  These people, us included, look pretty much like everyone else out there.  But like zombie movies, we're not going anywhere.  

For our video, we're taking the approach of trying to understand the human nature of the undead.  We want to know what happens to a zombie couple as they're trying to keep their relationship and love from falling apart as their limbs fall off, and as the brain supplies start getting low.  But we don't want to give too much of it away just yet.  We will, though, give away the fact that we have a great team of people going into this process. 

THE DIRECTORS

As soon as we saw their reel, we knew these were the right guys.
WATCH THIS!!

2011 music video reel from KNR Productions on Vimeo.

It was just a matter of if they wanted to work with us on this idea.  Fortunately, they're just as sick and twisted as us, maybe more so, but unlike us, they're brilliant.  Above is the work of brothers Kevin and Rich Ragsdale, and we could not be more excited that they're a part of this process.  As soon as we sat down with them, their ideas were flowing.  In the next couple months we'll be meeting with them often to get the narrative and the visuals down.  You can also check out their full music videos at their site -- 

http://www.knr-productions.com

THE PRIZES  

Finally......THE PRIZES!! I think we have some good ones. For example, you can own my drumset....  

I played this circus-set at over 200 shows!  It's been to festivals and across the country and back.  And it still sounds awesome!

Most Prize Packages come with a SUPER BLACK MARKET POSTCARD! This is specifically designed for this KICKSTARTER and will have a personal THANK YOU from the band!

These original SBM T-Shirt Designs are also included in the prizes! Both designs are by Sonny of SBM and are both specifically for this Kickstarter Project!

Also, we have guitar and bass picks, drum heads, and drumsticks played at SBM shows! As well as NUNCHUCKS signed by the band!

We're also offering SBM tour posters, Personalized Ringtones, and Digital Copies of our latest release!

You can get the physical copies of ALL of our Releases, signed by the band!

You can also get a Personalized POP-UP THANK YOU card, handcrafted by Sonny, with a personal note handwritten from the members of SBM!

BE A ZOMBIE!!

And finally, we want to give people a chance to be in the video. For one, you could be a partygoer, one singing our song along with us when BAM! Zombies eat you.  

But I'd personally rather be doing the eating...so you can be a zombie in the video.  And who doesn't kind of want to be a zombie?  They have it pretty sweet.  I never see them working fast food or at the Mac store.  They get a lot of fresh air and exercise -- seem to always have a lot of friends around, and let's not forget, THE BRAINS!  So you will get the chance to be a part of the video making process!  It's going to be a hell of a lot of fun!!  

Thank you again for reading this if you're still reading it!  We appreciate your interest and any donations to help fund our project!!  Maybe we'll see you on set!  

joe, sonny, benn and adam 

SBM

Here's a link to our self-produced music video for "There's Going to be a Party...!" from our full length Will Sell Anything [spoof of the 1985 Cult Classic TEEN WOLF!]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djlSNb-LQOo

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    An acoustic version of the our song "I Won't Forget You." This is the song we're making this video for, and this version of it will only be available to those who bid on Kickstarter! It comes with all packages. $1 for a song!!?!? Lars Ulrich is rolling over in his grave!!

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    The NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD PACK: A digital copy of our self-titled EP and a PERSONALIZED postcard designed specifically for this Kickstarter campaign!

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    Everything in the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD PACK and a big, beautiful poster signed by the band!

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    The DAWN OF THE DEAD PACK: You'll get everything in the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD package above, plus a PHYSICAL copy of our EP with new and exciting artwork on it! Previously unreleased! (there are still a few in existence -- like humans in a zombie world) Finally, you'll also get a guitar pick used at a concert by Sonny, Benn or Adam. Your choice!

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    The NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD PACK + a personalized ringtone from the band. You think of something clever/twisted/dark to say (within reason) and we'll record it and send it your way!

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    The ZOMBIELAND PACK! One of my personal favorite zombie movies -- you get everything in the DAWN OF THE DEAD PACK! And not just that, you get everything Super Black Market has ever released! You get: SBM "Will Sell Anything", "Taxxes", "Shitbox" demos and the brand new EP! AND a poster signed by the band. (like all the others, we will have to charge more for international shipments!)

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    You get the NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD plus a T-SHIRT designed for our music video and for our Kickstarter supporters! The design for this special t-shirt is coming soon!!!

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    The DEAD ALIVE PACK!! This will include the DAWN OF THE DEAD PACK (digitial AND physical copies of the EP + postcard) plus the previously mentioned badass T-SHIRT made specifically for Kickstarter!

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    The DEAD ALIVE PACK + NUN CHUCKS! That's right, be prepared for the apocalypse with probably the coolest weapon ever invented. It may not be as practical as a machine gun or a sword or anything really, but think how cool you'll look bashing in a zombie's fragile skull with a pair of SBM-signed nun chucks. I already think you're cool just for being here...but that just took it to another level.

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    Get the DEAD ALIVE PACK + one of Joe's drumheads actually used at an SBM SHOW! He bashed the hell out of those thing, and it will be a mystery as to what size drumhead you get! It ranges from 14" to 22" (additional funding will be required for international shipments!)

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    You will get the DEAD ALIVE PACK at $75 plus the guitar tab for any SBM song of your choice! Do you really like the song "Belt of Scotch?" Never heard it? Well get it in guitar tab, learn it, try out for the band and do a kickstarter with us! It all starts with a dream and a bid.

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    These are awesome...
    First off, you get the DEAD ALIVE pack, then you get a HANDMADE POP-ART GREETING CARD thing.

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    This is as close as you're going to come to getting a 2" version of the four of us...then you can get your 18" replica of Stonehenge out and play a little concert!! I can't stress how cool/hard to make these are. But I'm a geek.

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    The DEAD ALIVE pack + a 10-minute phone conversation with the Super Black guy of your choice. Talk to Joe, Sonny, Benn or Adam "the Lunchbox" Smith for 10 minutes. Dreams do come true...at a price. If it were me, I'd choose Sonny. Definitely not Joe.

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    The DEAD ALIVE Pack + a 1 Hour drum, bass or guitar lesson from the member of your choice. You can learn to KILL it from a member of SBM. We'd like to do these badboys in person, but if distance or transportation is a problem, we can always do the lesson over SKYPE. (Transportation will not be provided, but a place to have the lesson within LA will be!)

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    You get everything in the DEAD ALIVE PACK + you will be put on the guest list for EVERY DAMN SBM SHOW FOR ONE YEAR! Although transportation will not be provided, rock n roll always will be... Come party with us!

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    This is an alternate $125 prize for those who can't get to our shows in the LA area! You will once again receive everything in the DEAD ALIVE PACK, but you will also get some MYSTERY TOUR ITEMS. There is a limit 4 on this thing because it's one item each from each guy in the band -- and all the items have been on the ROAD with us, whether it be Warped Tour 2011 or before. Cadillac jackets, Converses, drumsticks, Joe's red-plastic suitcase, Sonny's aviators. You will get one item from each guy! (there will be extra $$$ needed for international shipments!)

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    BE IN OUR MUSIC VIDEO!! First of all, you get the DEAD ALIVE pack, but more importantly, you get to make a CAMEO in our music video, and most likely get brutally attacked and eaten by zombies. Celebrate your last moments with SBM! (Transportation will not be provided to and from the set! Shoot will be January 2012!)

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    THE WALKING DEAD PACK!!!!
    Be a ZOMMMMMMBBBBIIEEEEE IN OUR MUSIC VIDEO! We're not doing flour and water and red food dye -- your chin will be missing! your arm will come flying off! you will be stuffing yourself on brain and flesh! It's gonna be awesome!! And, you get the DEAD ALIVE PACK in case you were worried about that. (like before, transportation won't be available, and you must be available during shoot times!) Also, the shoot will be in January 2012!

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    For the Elite Zombies!! You get: THE WALKING DEAD PACK and the DEAD ALIVE PACK and the ZOMBIELAND PACK. You'll get all of our releases, get to be in our video, and lastly, you and a friend will get on the guestlist to any SBM show of your choice! (transportation will not be provided, international shipping is extra, blah, blah blah... I'm starting to feel like a zombie) The shoot will take place January 2012!

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    For the Zombies who can't make it to the shoot! We want to take you and a friend out on Sunset Blvd. Now I know you could go out there by yourself, but do you know Joe at the door at the Viper Room? 'Cause if you do, could you introduce us?? Please?? We will go to a shit ton of bars and clubs on the Sunset Strip, plus you and your friend will each get a DEAD ALIVE PACK!! (Cover charges/drinks will not be supplied by the band, and neither will transportation. Don't drink and drive!)

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    WE WILL WRITE AN ACOUSTIC SONG FOR YOU!!! Tell us what/who you want it to be about and we'll hit our studio and put it together in an MP3 format with hand-written lyrics! It's all yours, and for only 300 bones. Do you have any idea how much Barry Manilow would charge you to write a personalized song?? Probably around $350... You're gettin' a hell of a deal!!! hahahahahahaha...cough...ugh....cough..

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    We will come to your house and play a stripped-down, intimate show for you and your friends. Pool your donations together and have an evening with SBM + The NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD pack for all of your guests!

    (Must be within a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles and additional funding may be required for our transportation)

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    AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR SIGNED BY THE BAND!! This guitar will be used to record part of our acoustic version of “I Won’t Forget You” !!! This is your chance to play along to your favorite SBM songs with a guitar they broke in, just for you + THE DEAD ALIVE pack. (additional funding may be required for international shipments)

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    If you give us every dollar we need (a McDonald's employee did our line budget), at the beginning of the video it will read something like: A Mike Jenkins' Film... Now that might not mean shit to you now, but just think if your name was Mike Jenkins. Let me back up... Let's say your name is Mike Jenkins, and you want to present our video to the world, it'll say: A Mike Jenkins' Joint or something -- something the director and yourself will have to compromise on. This is sort of like an executive producer, except you don't have to do anything.... Actually, it's EXACTLY like an executive producer. Also, what the hell, the DEAD ALIVE PACK!!!

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    JOE'S BEAUTIFUL MULTI-COLORED DRUM SET. Between 2005-2010, this set saw over 200 rock clubs between LA and NY...and Tallahassee... It played on warped stages, at SXSW, at CMJ and at the Crossroad's Music Festival in Kansas City! It's a beaut and a beast, and it still sounds great! There are three pieces to this set -- a 22" kick drum, a 14" deep rack tom and a 16" floor tom, custom made and designed by JoeJoe. And tell you what, you get the set, we'll throw in a postcard and THE DEAD ALIVE PACK. (there will be additional payment needed for international shipping)

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