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We have been working on finishing our our first full length album and now is your chance to get involved. Join us on this journey.

Who are we?

My Satellite is Bryan Stage, Andy Marshall, Justin Paul and Ryan Ward. What began as a solo project in 2010 has since become a fully realized vision. We have put out two self-produced EPs, created our own music videos, received radio play across the US and Europe, played throughout the West Coast and have built a world wide fan base. Our music has been called "electrifying", "euphoric", "a sound that demands the attention of the listener and refuses to simply blend into background noise" and "dreamily taking its audience to wherever their minds allow".

Now that we have a firm foundation and a new set of songs it is time for us to release our first full-length album as a band. This album will be called Lift.

Why are we here?

We are an independent band and luckily we're pretty resourceful. We've always used our own skills and tools to make our art. This album is no different. We were able to write and record for free at a great studio called The Residency which has given us a huge advantage out of the gate. Having no time or monetary constraints on the recording process has given us the freedom to artistically explore this album and to make sure that it's done right. But we're not done yet.

To make this album become as big and beautiful as we know it is, we have to bring in some outside help. We need to get this album professionally mixed and mastered, the album needs to be pressed and distributed, and a publicity team needs to be hired to give Lift the push it deserves. Often these costs are initially covered by a label, costs which the artist is typically on the hook for repaying. We aren't on a label so we don't have the benefit of their deep pockets, but using our own resources as well as a little combined help from you, our fans, we can release this album and take My Satellite into new territory.

Where will the money go?

This campaign has a very clear objective: Finish and release Lift. We have set a very modest goal of $6,000 which will cover the mixing, mastering and the first round of CD production. That's the minimum that we need. Anything beyond that will go towards publicity, distribution and hiring a team of people to get this album out into the world and us out on the road. We hope we shatter this goal. The more money we can raise, the further we can go.

The more you give, the more we can give.

What's in it for me?

A whole lot of awesome. Our fans have always come first. We have spent a lot of time figuring out cool and unique ways that we can reward you for your help. From receiving the album in advance to one of a kind art pieces to hanging out with us all day in the studio where we recorded Lift. We're offering exclusive items and experiences that you can only get here. Your involvement will make you an integral part of the creation of Lift and will forever become a member of the My Satellite family.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We are making this album at a time where it is extremely difficult for an artist to make any profit off of releasing their music. If this project is successfully funded, our record will be finished and ready for release by the end of September. Of that we can say for sure. We are currently expecting to self release this album, but we are also going to work very hard to get Lift in front of the music industry with the intention of giving it a larger voice. Were we to just toss our new record out into the world without trying to take things to the next level then we would be throwing away a big opportunity. If a label decides to get involved with us and this album that could set our release date to a more favorable time for them. This would be a bummer in the short term because it would mean that we would have to hold onto our musical secret for a little longer, but the end result will be a much greater reward. We will be updating you with the progress of this project as time goes on and we get nearer to completion.

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    ADVANCED DIGITAL PACKAGE - For this donation level you'll get your digital copy of the album one week before anyone else does! You can lord your superior fandom over all of your friends. We'll even throw in bonus content to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making our album. Photos, videos, and art will all be yours, you lucky devil.

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    CD PACKAGE - At this level you will not only get an online shout out and advanced digital download with bonus content, but we'll also send out an advanced copy of Lift on CD as well as a personalized, hand written thank you to express our gratitude.

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    VINYL PACKAGE - Get the album on vinyl along with a hand written thank you note. You'll receive the advanced digital copy and digital shout out as well.

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    CUSTOM ART PACKAGE - Alright, now we're getting serious. Along with everything at the $75 level, we will make you a one-of-a-kind poster and frame it so that you can proudly display it on the wall of your bedroom, garage, seedy porn theater, or whatever your heart desires. We'll also send you a handwritten lyric sheet of any song of your choice plus a personal video just to thank you for being our pal.

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    CD RELEASE SHOW PACKAGE - "Dude, I'm with the band" is what you'll soon be saying. This donation level will land you and a friend on the band's guest list for our CD release show. Watch our sound check. Hang out with us back stage. Let's party! Of course you'll also receive everything at the $125 level so you'll already know all the songs and will be singing along with us during the entire show. As a little cherry on top, we'll send you a video thanking you for your support.

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    PRIVATE SHOW PACKAGE - How about your own personal My Satellite show? We'll play an acoustic show just for you and your friends via Skype and you can dictate the set list, request covers and talk to us about whatever you want to. We'll also record it and send it to you so you can have it forever. You'll also get everything at the $125 level so you'll have all the My Satellite you can handle.

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    SIGNED GUITAR PACKAGE - Play all of your favorite My Satellite songs on a signed guitar. We'll send you a brand new guitar that we've signed and illustrated just for you. On top of this you'll also get everything at the $125 donation level.

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    GUEST LIST PACKAGE - We are now best buds 4-eva. You have just earned a spot on our guest list for any My Satellite show of your choosing for the next 3 years. Any time. Any place. Whether it's Staples Center or a dive bar in Tuscon, you are in. Bring a friend and they'll get in free too. Plus VIP and backstage passes will be yours so you can hang with us before the show. You'll get everything at the $125 donation level as well, if you can handle that much awesome.

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    SONG PACKAGE - What better way to say thank you than for us write and record a song for you? You can give us lyrics to use, tell us a subject to write about, name the song, or just have us write whatever we feel. Just tell us what to do and it's done. Plus you'll get all the goodies at the $125 donation level in your mailbox.

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    STUDIO TIME PACKAGE - Come down to the studio where we tracked Lift and record a song with us. We can record your band or play with you on a song. Anything you want. The studio is yours for the day and so are we. Of course all the $125 level prizes are yours as well.

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    CD RELEASE PARTY DELUXE PACKAGE- You just made our day/month/year/lives. You are officially family. Not only do you get the $125 prizes, but we'll fly you out to Los Angeles from anywhere in the US so you can be there for our CD release party. We'll put you up in a hotel and take you out for a classy dinner. You'll hang with us before and after the show. Will we rent Lamborghinis and race through LA? End up at party with movie stars?? Get matching tattoos??? Who knows. Anything can happen when you're hanging out with the band. Ok, none of those things will probably happen because you obviously have more money than we do, but we'll have a great time none-the-less.

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