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8MM has always loved you & told you so, now we need your help to play for you LIVE and in person! Click to give & put 8MM on tour now!
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Bonjour mes amis! 

As always, we hope that you are all doing smashingly well! We are very excited about our new record “Between The Devil and Two Black Hearts”. It’s been a long time coming but this is our favorite 8MM record thus far. We have so many reasons for being in love with this record. Not the least of which is that we felt we really hit a stride in the studio that was truly magical for us both. Each song was a revelation. 

“Between The Devil and Two Black Hearts” was propelled by the kind of creative energy that seems to move on its own. As if something more than just us was present pushing our hands, voices and thoughts. Synergy. That feeling increased as Jon Nicholson came in to work his voodoo on the drums, and our friend, Dave Philips (Frank Black & the Catholics, Perfect) laid down heartbreaking pedal steel on the song, “Everybody Says”. The vibe going in the studio was so consuming that upon our first listening of all the songs together in their destined sequence, we were astonished at how the strongly the songs were linked, even above and beyond our intentions. Every once in awhile one gets a glimpse of how beautiful the universe can be. It was one of those moments for us. We cried. We can not wait to get this record to you. We can not wait to play it live and in person for you, to share mementos, pictures and videos of this experience with you.

And that, my dears, is what this campaign is about.

(photo by TJ Scott)

TOUR, Manufacture & Market!

8 years and 80 percent of our catalog licensed to film & television and record labels still don’t know what to do with 8mm. It’s ok, we understand, because we’re just not going to write a Nicki Minaj song nor do we really want to. Nothing against it, it’s just not what we do. We also know that there are a lot of music lovers out there who don’t want to be force fed only three kinds of music. Here’s just one example of why we (8mm) seem to be at a disconnect with most labels:

True story #1 (it IS true but we will not use names, obviously): 

A friend, pop singer, is signed to a major label. A big one. The label schedules a meeting for her with the in-house “image consultant”. This is shortly after the last Grammys full with Adele fever. Anyway, The image consultant tells our cute, blond, average height & build female pop singer/songwriter that, and we will use the REAL quote here: 

“Look, you’re pretty cute and all, I mean, don’t get me wrong I’d totally hit that. But, if you could put on like 40 pounds that’d be ideal. Girls identify with fat chicks.” 

 Yep. It is actually as offensive on as many levels as you think. As if Adele is popular NOT because her voice and lyrics resonate and move people... but that the key to her success is found only in the superficial layer.

But such is corporate life. Something is successful, so throw everything into that mold regardless of whether or not it fits and ignore what may have been actually magical about the successful act in the first place. To us, it doesn’t make sense, and...

We think that is why you are here reading this now. 

We believe that is why so many of you have been with us for so long.

After a conversation with longtime fan, Heming Xu, at our most recent show, and countless conversations after shows and emails from you guys, we know that you know magic when you see it. 

We believe you know art for what it is; a primal connection between human beings; the universal language of the human experience.

We believe that is why so much of our music resonates with directors, music supervisors and filmmakers because, like you, they are some of the most visceral and emotional listeners that we have ever encountered. 

We refuse to believe that, in order to make the music that continues to earn a place in your heart, we must dip ourselves in sugar and plastic of a color that a corporate image consultant chooses.

We know you better than that. 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: 

8MM fans & family are better. Just better.

So with your help, we think it is time we get the new 8MM album “Between The Devil and Two Black Hearts” into your hands & our live show on the road!

What this campaign is for: 

- Manufacture & Tour

Traditionally a record label would loan us the money for manufacturing (cds, t-shirts, limited edition vinyl records, etc) and tour (food, gas, lodging). We’ve managed to go this far on our own and let’s face it, very few record labels are paying for tours anymore, BUT instead of complaining about the music industry we’d much much rather just make our records, get on the road and play for you! 

Manufacture - We need to manufacture: cds, vinyl records, t-shirts and other band merch.

Tour - We need to raise money for gas, lodging and food while on the road. Below is a rough outline of the Two Black Hearts Tour scheduled to begin September 15th 2012:

West Coast

Sat, Sept 15th - Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theater, CD Release show - confirmed

San Francisco, CA

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA

Vancouver, Canada

Santa Cruz/San Jose, CA

Costa Mesa/Santa Ana, CA

Las Vegas, NV

San Diego, CA

East Coast/Midwest 

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

Dayton, OH

Chicago, IL

Detroit, MI

Pittsburgh, PA

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

South

Phoenix, AZ

Austin, TX

Houston, TX

Dallas, TX

New Orleans, LA

Orlando, FLA

Jacksonville, FLA

Atlanta, GA

Knoxville, TN

Nashville, TN

Memphis, TN

Marketing - Yes, it’s a four letter word, but we do need to let other people in on your little secret: 8MM. 

  A label would normally cover marketing and promotion costs as well, but again, while the labels are trying figure out what to do “these days”, we’ve got music to make & get to you!

This is where you come in, to do all this we’ve decided to enlist you, our fans & beloved 8mm family to BE our record label. This direct connection between artist & patron is the future of art in so many ways and we are beyond excited to begin this creative endeavor with you!

Again, we need to reach our goal to make any of this happen. We can’t wait to see you live and in person!

Here's the longer video with Sean and Juliette:

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    A limited edition CD of “Between The Devil and Two Black Hearts with a beautiful six panel booklet.

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    The folks at Fanado gave us a little peek into what they are up to over there and we fell in LOVE. We think you will too so we decided to take Fanado on the road with us this Fall. We're so excited that we've partnered with them to add this new perk, only 6 available... 3 here and 3 on the Fanado campaign- http://www.indiegogo.com/fanado (This is the project we mentioned on FB that Margaret Atwood is co-founder of, so we're extra stoked. Click the link to find out more about Fanado or if the perk is sold out here.)
    This exclusive Backer Reward includes: One VIP ticket to 8MM's Record Release Show on September 15th at the World Famous Roxy Theater in Los Angeles! See the show then after you will be escorted backstage to 8mm's dressing room to meet the band, take pictures with us, we'll give you an autographed "show poster", AND you receive our Backer only Deluxe Digital download (includes: the new album “Between The Devil and Two Black Hearts” + a .pdf of the gorgeous album artwork and the iconic pictures you’ve come to expect from 8MM & exclusive backer only digital copies of handwritten lyrics.)

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    {A disposable camera filled with tour & candid photos of the band! (We will send it to you undeveloped so you know you’ve got the only copies!) + a thank you card, of course.}

    **the disposable camera will be delivered separately from the rest of your package. Expect delivery of the camera early December 2012 - so we can fill them with pictures on tour!**

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    {{{Personal video of your favorite song dedicated and performed by Sean and Juliette. An intimate acoustic version just for you! Do you have a burning question you’ve always wanted to ask us? Include it in your information with this pledge and we’ll answer it in your video. (or try to, if you ask something super-top-secret, we may not be able to answer)}}
    *delivered to you either via download link or we’ll mail you a thumb drive containing your video. Delivery of the video will be no later than December 15th 2012. The rest of you rewards will arrive in September*

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    SIGNED Two Black Hearts PHOTO BOOK - We’ve put together a gorgeous 10x 8 inch, twenty page, full color photo book with 8mm photos, notes, and stories on beautiful, heavy luster finish paper. Mmmmm...
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    Everything in the $125 package +
    **A half hour Skype session to pick 8mm's manager, Shannon O'Shea's brain. She is also GARBAGE's founding manager who appeared in Behind The Music, and has worked with some of the world's most intriguing producers, including Sean Beavan (NIN, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt), Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins Foo Fighters) , John Fryer (Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, NIN, Stabbing Westward) , Danny Saber (David Bowie, Rolling Stones, U2), Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones '68-72, Primal Scream), Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex) etc. You can ask her about the music business, your career as an artist or producer or about the bands and producers that she has worked with. Oh yeah + a thank you card (*Delivery date refers to backer merchandise. Please schedule your session within the next 12-18 months*)

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    the snare drum head 8MM will play at the Roxy Theater on September 15th, signed by all band members with digital photos of each member signing the drum on-stage. Don’t worry, Juliette will seal it with a kiss. THERE IS ONLY ONE and you'll have it! :)

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    Everything in the $125 package plus
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    {{The kick drum head with the 8MM girl design that we’ve played with for the past 6 years. We will not replicate this design. You will own the ONE and ONLY version of this head. We'll sign it and send it to you with digital photos of each member making their mark. We’ll miss her, but trust that you’ll take good care of her.

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    SEAN BEAVAN will mix one of your band’s songs. Yep. You heard right. Get your band’s song mixed by a Grammy nominated mixer. This is an exclusive, Kickstarter-Backers ONLY price. This very special rate includes Sean’s services and studio time. Band to cover incidental expenses, if any (i.e. hard drives, shipping, etc...). Feel free to email us with any questions. ONLY 4 AVAILABLE!
    *Delivery date refers to backer merchandise* Please schedule within 12-18 months. Scheduling is subject to Sean’s availability. *technical note - limit 2 recalls*
    **You may not choose this package if your band is on a major record label. If you are on an independent label please email us BEFORE choosing this package so we can make sure there are no conflicts. If you are unsigned, choose it, baby! You’re free to do as you please!**

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    LOS ANGELES, CA. Everything in the $125 package plus:
    Your own 8mm styled photo shoot: Juliette & co. take you and a friend, do your hair & make up, generally have fun and take pictures of you (and with you). We’ll process 2 of our favorite shots and they are yours to keep.
    Backer exclusive T-shirt featuring one of TJ Scott’s gorgeous photos.
    SIGNED Two Black Hearts Photo Book
    *Travel is not provided. If you are outside the Los Angeles area you are more than welcome to get yourself here! We'd love to see you.*
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    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA only.

    8MM acoustic performance at your house (please schedule within the next 12-18 months)
    Super Deluxe digital download.
    SIGNED Two Black Hearts Photo Book.
    Backer exclusive T-shirt featuring one of TJ Scott’s gorgeous photos +CD.
    SIGNED backer exclusive poster + stickers
    SIGNED & numbered, limited edition color 12” VINYL of Between The Devil & Two Black Hearts.
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    NORTH AMERICA (outside Southern California). Special 8MM acoustic performance at your house (please schedule within the next 12-18 months)
    Super Deluxe digital download +
    CD +
    SIGNED Two Black Hearts Photo Book +
    SIGNED backer exclusive poster + stickers +
    Backer exclusive T-shirt featuring one of TJ Scott’s gorgeous photos +
    SIGNED & numbered, limited edition color 12” VINYL of Between The Devil & Two Black Hearts.
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    Saturday Night Dinner & a Show!
    Four course gourmet meal prepared in your home by rock-n-roll chef, Free Dominguez (KidneyThieves)!
    Have mind blowing cuisine prepared by the gorgeous singer/culinary diva, dine with Sean, Juliette and your party of 10!
    After dinner, Sean and Juliette will perform an acoustic set for you and perhaps, we could talk chef into singing a little…if you're nice.
    (Chef will discuss some options and decide on menu according to season and inspiration, so no specific requests. Do please designate any food allergies or dietary restrictions, i.e. vegan, vegetarian, etc. Clean up not provided. BYOB, and Free is happy to make recommendations based on the menu) PLUS Super Deluxe digital download. SIGNED Two Black Hearts Photo Book. Backer exclusive T-shirt featuring one of TJ Scott’s gorgeous photos +CD. SIGNED backer exclusive poster + stickers SIGNED & numbered, limited edition color 12” VINYL of Between The Devil & Two Black Hearts.
    *delivery date refers to backer merchandise* Please schedule dinner in the next 12-18 months.

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    SEAN BEAVAN will mix your band’s album (10 song limit). Yep. You heard right. get your band’s song mixed by Grammy nominated mixer.
    This is a exclusive Kickstarter-backer ONLY price. This very special price includes Sean’s services and studio time. Band to cover any incidental expenses, should there be any(i.e. hard drives, shipping, etc...). Feel free to email us with any questions.
    *Delivery date refers to backer merchandise* Please schedule within 12-18 months. Scheduling is subject to Sean’s availability. *technical note - recalls are limited to 2 per song*
    *You may not choose this package if your band is on a major record label. If you are on an independent label please email us BEFORE choosing this package so we can make sure there are no conflicts. If you are unsigned, choose it, baby! You’re free to do as you please!*

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    NORTH AMERICA ONLY>> Your own private 8MM plugged in, full band performance at your house. We’ll bring the band & the PA. (please schedule within the next 12-18 months)
    PLUS Super deluxe digital download +
    SIGNED Two Black Hearts Photo Book +
    SIGNED CD +
    SIGNED backer exclusive poster + stickers +
    Backer exclusive T-shirt featuring one of TJ Scott’s gorgeous photos +
    SIGNED & numbered, limited edition color 12” VINYL of Between The Devil & Two Black Hearts. (*Delivery date refers to backer merchandise* Please schedule within 12-18 months. )

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