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Chicago Punky/ Americana/ Fun Rock band is almost finished w/ our NEW full length album- EVERYBODY WINS!  Help us put the icing on top!
Chicago Punky/ Americana/ Fun Rock band is almost finished w/ our NEW full length album- EVERYBODY WINS! Help us put the icing on top!
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You love Cobalt & the Hired Guns, Cobalt & the Hired Guns love(s) you, Everybody Wins!

About the band:

We made it through college together
Loved each other through rough family times
Transitions, breakups, marriages
Band members leaving for the coast
We restarted, regrouped, rewrote parts and learned new instruments
We’re a re-invigorated crew, pushing a punchy, exciting sound
We’ve been working and reworking and reworking for 8 years so far

We are nearly done with a full-length record that we promised lots of you would be finished more than a year ago.  We have pondered carefully, wrote more and better songs, and met new friends and collaborators that have taken our project to a more exciting level than we ever thought it would be.  We are so thrilled about the 8 songs we have finished, and have 4 more we are tackling in the studio now.  To say it bluntly, it’s really worth the wait.  We appreciate your astounding patience and love and support this far, and we need to ask you for some help to finish the job.  

The cost of production of the record has well exceeded our personal financial capabilities, and we’re asking your help.  We will be using the money we raise to pay for studio time (at the beautiful Waterdog Studios in Chicago- home of Ralph’s World, if you’re familiar), our amazing Engineer/Producer/Fitness Coach Sean O’keefe, Mastering (makes the boom boom pop), and Pressing of the first 1,000 hard copies of the album (looks prettier than MP3s).  We are seriously proud of the work we have already finished, and how much we are growing as musicians, songwriters, and collaborators in the process.  Sean has worked on some amazing records (Fall Out Boy, Plain White T’s, Company of Thieves) and we are excited to add our full length record to his catalog.

We’ve got some great prizes to offer you in exchange...exclusive Cobalt & the HGs Kickstarter Tshirts, advanced digital releases, mix cds of our favorite songs, and more.   

Everyone who donates will get access to fun exclusive updates as the project continues.  There will likely be more videos.  Perhaps you’ll hear the story of the Great Shake Weight Race....

THANK YOU!!!

We have 30 days! Lets do it!!

~Cobalt & the Hired Guns~

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    Thank YOU! Your name will be displayed in bright colors on our website. You'll also get access to all our exclusive updates on the project page!

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    Your name on our website + a personalized postcard mailed to you (or whoever you like) from Cobalt & as many Hired Guns as we can round up

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    Advanced Digital copies of 3 brand new songs from 'Everybody Wins' before anyone else has 'em! One song written by Mike, Tom, and Jesse.

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    Digital Copy of the whole record the day it drops. Plus songs in advance from the lovely $10 category.

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    An actual tangible copy of 'Everybody Wins' signed and mailed to you the day it comes out! Plus the Advance digital copies AND full album digital copy (if you so desire).

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    Signed copy of the CD mailed to you + an EXCLUSIVE Cobalt & the Hired Guns Love(s) Me Tshirt- only available through this Kickstarter campaign. Made by our friends at Midwest Merch. Please add $5 for international shipping.

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    Signed copy of the CD, exclusive Cobalt & the Hired Guns Love(s) Me Tshirt, PLUS we’ll each (Tom, Mike, and Jesse) throw in a mix CD of our own personal favorite songs

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    Signed CD, exclusive Tshirt, Mix CDs, AND we’ll videorecord a cover of ANY song you want and put it on the internet for you. We’ll also do a Cobalt song if you want.

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    Cobalt & the Hired Guns complete Box Set- everything we've released in our 8 year history boxed up nice and pretty for you. Please add $5 for international shipping.

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    We’ll come play a show for you- within 200 miles of Chicago! Specific date depends on band's availability. Get your friends in on it!

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    We’ll come play a show for you- within 400 miles of Chicago- AND we’ll bring 50 of your friends custom Cobalt & the HGs TATOOS (made by a local Chicago artist)! Get your friends in on it! Specific date depends on band's availability.

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    Honorary Hired Gun. You get an Executive Producer credit and your name goes on the physical album. How cool is that!?!

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