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Help a NYC folk all-star super-group press their breakup-anthem masterpiece to vinyl so they can be taken seriously by the snobs at Other Music!

UPDATE: Quick note of clarification - a $25 LP pledge DOES ALSO entitle you to the early high quality mp3 downloads!

Hi! My name is Isaac Gillespie and my one occupation for the last year has been birthing a ten song breakup album called "I Will Wreck Your Life". I've enjoyed the help of all my very favorite musicians, representing some of the best bands in New York: the Shivers, the Relatives, Big Tree, Body Language & more! Collectively, we are the Due Diligence. And we've been busily recording and mixing and re-recording and overdubbing.

All the while, I've been criss-crossing the country leading "I Will Wreck Your Life" singalongs in night clubs and living rooms all across the country. From a classy wine bar in Portland, Maine to a squatter's flophouse on the outskirts of Las Vegas; I've been everywhere, man. Coast to shiny coast. And everywhere I go people have one question: "When's the record coming out?"

Well, it's finally ready. And it sounds great. We did everything the hard way: tracking the whole band together live, recording to analog tape with vintage compressors, adding saxophone sections at the last minute. And it's all paid off: the record sounds like an old LP you'd discover in your parents' record collection. All musty warmth, but still popping with fresh vitality.

But there's one more hurdle to hurdle over and we need help in the hurdling! We want to hook up with United Record Pressing to press this disc to vinyl! Specifically we're looking to raise $3,000, please help with whatever you can give!

http://iwillwreckyourlife.com
http://iwillwreckyourlife.tumblr.com
http://myspace.com/isaacgillespie
http://twitter.com/isaacgillespie

EVERYONE'S RAVING ABOUT ISAAC GILLESPIE & THE DUE DILIGENCE!
"Jazz-infused, hearty classic rock & roll" Friends With Both Arms

"Utterly genuine, super friendly and immensely talented..." Santa Fe Free Reporter

"Very roots oriented and highly exciting..." Hear the Unheard

"A guitar-strumming man that looks like he was born of the sea..." WESU's Wild Wild Live

"Listen to that one if you get a chance..." NailgunMedia.com

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    Show your support with a greenback dollar and I will personally write you an appreciatory e-mail. It will even include customized ASCII art.

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    Three beans'll get you a thank you e-mail, e-mail updates on the project and an early mp3 download of the songs "I Will Wreck Your Life" & "Rain In the City"

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    If you pledge five dollars, I'll send you a sticker in the mail along with a postcard from my expansive collection in thanks.

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    For a mere ten bucks, you my download "I Will Wreck Your Life" in full on high quality mp3s at least a full two weeks before the scheduled release date. That's just one measly sawbuck. What a deal!

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    For fifteen clamatos, you can download the album now (ish) and pick up a DUE DILIGENCE T-SHIRT the next time you come out to a show. We will save it for you!

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    UPDATE: A $25 LP pledge DOES ALSO entitle you to the early high quality mp3 downloads!

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    Twenty five George Washingtons gets you a copy of the vinyl LP, hot off the presses, mailed to your door.

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    For fifty bones, I (Isaac) will write a super catchy pop song, probably in the cowboy waltz form, about you or any chosen topic you desire. I'll then record myself singing the song via video and post it for all the world to see. This makes an excellent gift for any occasion; get 'em while they last!

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    If you pledge fifty Susan B. Anthonies, we will mail you the LP along with a special full color DVD of Due Diligence performances.

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    A seventy five smacker pledge entitles you to an LP, an early download, a special T-Shirt AND a limited edition vinyl test pressing of the album, suitable for mounting. This can also be spray painted gold, platinum or 'sparkle,' as per your request.

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    The one and only United Record Pressing, with whom we will entrust the delicate task of pressing these wonderful records, will contribute a very special test pressing to anyone who contributes just seventy five big boys to our project. Check it out. United Record Pressing of Nashville, Tennessee. Test. Pressing.

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    If you donate a hundred dolores to the cause, I (Isaac) will come to your house sometime within the next year and play a show in your living room. Believe it.

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    For a pledge of one hundred and fifty big ones, we'll send you an LP, a t-shirt, a sticker, a DVD of Due Diligence performances AND a special box set containing recordings from every Due Diligence show to date along with the original bedroom demos for the songs on the "I Will Wreck Your Life" album. That's over six hours of mind-bending Alex P guitar solos! There's only five of these, friends, so you'll be in fierce competition to nab one before one of the many other Due Diligence super-fans (or Due-Heads) gets 'em.

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    If you contribute three hundred ponies to the cause; I, Isaac Gillespie, will cover your favorite album. This means that you tell me what your favorite album is and I will learn and record every song on that album and then give a CD with original artwork inspired by that album's cover. But I will only do this thrice.

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    If you would be so kind as to support our cause with a pledge of five hundred American Dollars or more, you will be prominently listed in the album's thank you notes as a Benefactor to the Arts. Not even Dr. Cosby himself can claim this honor (yet!)

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    If your contribute $1000, I will wreck your life.

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