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The Foresters invite you to help them make their next album.
PLUS, Volume Two will be packaged together with Volume One on CD.
99 backers pledged $5,195 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you to all our backers for helpings us reach our goal!
Thank you to all our backers for helpings us reach our goal!

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Where We Started...

In 2010, we started getting together on Saturday mornings to write songs. We weren't a band... just a couple of friends who loved making music together and had a common bond through worship leading. By the end of that year we had several songs that we really loved, and we started asking each other if there was some sort of outlet for us to share these songs with our friends, families, and churches.

And that's when we started The Foresters.

Our goal from the beginning was to create songs that would grow and give life, hopefully long after we are gone. We wanted those songs to be singable as well as theologically sound. We went to our friend Matthew's studio one weekend and recorded everything we had. We intentionally kept it simple, and we had lots of fun. We called that collection Volume One.

Where We Are Now...

Fast-forward to today, and a lot has changed. We no longer live in the same city, so our Saturday morning writing sessions have turned into emails and video chats. We still love writing songs together, but it's been harder to get into a rhythm.

Then came Noisetrade.

On a whim, we made Volume One available through Noisetrade and were immediately met with an unexpected influx of new fans and lots of encouragement. It was the final push we needed to get ourselves into gear for a new album.

So that's why we're here: to invite you to join us in the process of bringing Volume Two to life... we want you to help us plant the seeds for our new batch of songs, and together we can watch them grow.

Our old friend Matthew moved his studio to New Mexico, so we're heading there in September to record. When everything is finished, we are going to package both Volumes onto one CD, so that everything we've ever recorded can be available in one place. 

What We Need...

We've set our goal at a modest $5,000 -- this is the minimum we need to cover recording, mixing, mastering, and duplicating the new CDs PLUS our travel expenses and the cost of fulfilling all of your rewards packages. 

As you probably know, we don't get any of your money unless we meet our goal (sad trumpet). But the good news is that we can raise MORE than our goal, so any money over $5,000 goal will go towards making this project even better (i.e. videos, better liner notes, marketing & advertising) PLUS funding the very special plans we already have in the works for Volume Three!

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Risks and challenges

The biggest obstacle standing in the way of a finished product is the recording, mixing, and mastering process. We have already booked the studio in Albuquerque during September and confirmed our flights. We're working with the same team that produced Volume One, so we're confident that with a fully funded campaign we can fulfill all of the rewards by the end of 2013.

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    LAST MINUTE BACKER: You just want to be in on the fun. We'll send you a few songs from Volume 2 via email.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD – Volume 2 delivered to your email address one week before release date.

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    PHYSICAL DISC – The limited edition CD with both Volumes 1 & 2 PLUS the digital copy of Volume 2 one week early.

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    TEE SHIRT – One limited edition tee shirt PLUS the digital copy of Volume 2 one week early.

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    BUNDLE – Everything from the first three options: Tee Shirt, CD, and the digital copy of Volume 2 one week early.

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    WORSHIP LEADER PACK- Everything from the Bundle (tee shirt, CD, download) PLUS official chord charts for ALL of our songs.

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    SHARE BUNDLE – Everything from the Bundle (tee shirt, CD, download) PLUS two additional CDs to share with friends.

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    DOUBLE DOUBLE - 2 CD's, 2 T-shirts, 2 Stickers PLUS the digital copy one week early.

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    SHOUT OUT – Everything from the Share Bundle (tee shirt, 3 CDs, download) PLUS a video thank you from the guys to you posted on their YouTube page.

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    CATALOG – Everything from the Shout Out (tee shirt, 3 CDs, download, video thank you) PLUS all of the guys’ solo albums on CD (4 additional CDs).

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    LINER NOTES – Everything from the Shout Out (tee shirt, 3 CDs, download, video thank you) PLUS your name in the liner notes of the CD.

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    SONGWRITING SESSION – Everything from the Liner Notes (tee shirt, 3 CDs, download, video thank you, your name in the liner notes) PLUS a 60-minute songwriting session with the band via Skype. You bring the song and we’ll help you with it.

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    AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR - Everything from the Liner Notes (tee shirt, 3 CDs, download, video thank you, your name in the liner notes) PLUS an autographed acoustic guitar. (*Full size Jay Turser acoustic guitar with gig bag.)

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    LIVE PERFORMANCE – Everything from the Liner Notes (tee shirt, 3 CDs, download, video thank you, your name in the liner notes) PLUS The Foresters will play a concert or lead worship for your church service. (*Dates to be mutually agreed upon. In addition to your pledge amount you will need to pay for travel costs to get the band to your city.)

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    BIG SPENDER – Everything from the Live Performance (tee shirt, 3 CDs, download, video thank you, your name in the liner notes, concert/worship service) PLUS an autographed copy of Volume One (extremely rare) and our eternal gratitude.
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