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Our album checklist: Studio. Producer. Original tunes. Our hard-earned savings. Check, check, check, check. All we need is you.
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After forming in 2008 and releasing an EP in 2009, we are ready to record our first full-length album.

We've lined up:

  • Producer, Bob Stark(25 years experience working on Grammy award-winning records)
  • Kung Fu Bakery Studios(housed recordings for Decemberists, Pink Martini, The Shins)

We've mapped out the album:

  • New Marshburn/Thielen originals
  • Two fan-approved, inventively arranged covers
  • A re-recorded/remixed song from our first EP

Our plans:

  • Record the album in August, mix in September, release in the Fall
  • Hold a CD release party and explore touring possibilities in the Spring
  • Send the album to radio stations, publishers, and agencies who place songs in film and television
  • Become famous. 
  • Bring about world peace, one inspirational song at a time.

Here is the financial breakdown:

  • Studio time: $12,000(includes recording and mixing, $750 a day for 16 days)
  • Mastering:  $2,000
  • Duplication:  $2,000(for hard copies and online distribution)
  • Studio musician fees:  $3000
  • Photography:  $500(for cover)
  • Graphic Design:  $500(for cover)
  • Total: $20,000
  • Our "album fund" (saved over the last few years)  -$5000
  • Goal:  $15,000

This is an all-or-nothing goal.  The money you pledge will not come out of your account until July 2 and only comes out if we reach our goal.  We can, however, go over the goal until the deadline.  Anything over our goal will go toward our CD release party, hiring a publicist, and additional studio musician fees.

Why should you become a backer?!

  • You get to take part in a creative process from the ground up
  • You're helping us reach our goals
  • Rewards!  We have some very enticing incentives.  Two different parties to attend that include food and beverages, the chance to be a baby vamp, customized songs, etc....

We so appreciate the time you've taken to look over the project and find the amount that works for you. 

We'll continue to write fun, inspiring music and put on great shows. 

Thanks, in advance, for backing us up.

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    An advanced digital download of the album

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    A hard, signed copy of the album

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    A hard, signed copy of the album plus an invitation to attend an after party on August 6, hosted by Marianna and Reece. Includes wine, beer, and appetizers. Come hang out, drink, eat, meet the band, and unwind with us after our show!

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    A hard, signed copy of the album and an exclusive 1 hour audio documentary by Between the Notes host, Craig Stewart, that will include audio from rehearsals, the recording, and interviews with the band and producer. This particular audio documentary will be available to kickstarter backers only.

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    Everything at the 75 dollar level plus a collectors' edition book that includes sheet music, lyrics, journal entries, and photos. This will be custom made by our music director, Reece Marshburn

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    Everything at the 75 dollar level plus an invitation for you and a guest to attend an intimate house concert on Friday August 26, hosted by Marianna's parents in Tigard, OR. This lovely evening includes wine and beer, appetizers, desserts and a performance by Marianna, Reece, Kira and Angela.

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    Everything at the 75 dollar level plus the chance to Be a Baby Vamp on August 6! You(or a friend, daughter, nephew, etc....) attend rehearsals leading up to the show and sit in for either Kira or Angela for one song on August 6.

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    Everything at the 75 dollar level plus a special thank you in the liner notes of our album and...A performance by Marianna and Reece in your home, office, or event space. Limited to Portland and surrounding areas. Will travel if expenses are covered.

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    Everything at the 75 dollar level plus a special thank you in the liner notes of our album and...You choose any song you want the band to cover and we'll arrange it, learn it, perform it live, and dedicate it to you. Always wanted to hear us cover your favorite Queen or Beatles song?! Here's your chance!!

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    Everything at 75 dollar level plus a special thank you in the liner notes of our album and ....A performance by Mar, Reece, Kira, and Angela in your home, office, or event space. Limited to Portland and surrounding areas. Will travel if expenses are covered.

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    Everything at the 75 dollar level, plus a special thank you in the liner notes of our album and ...We write you a customized song. You can give input about the theme, lyrics, and sound you'd like. You'll receive a recording of the song and we'll perform the song live and dedicate it to you.

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