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Last year, Great Forest released our first EP for free. This year, we'd like to release another one.
Last year, Great Forest released our first EP for free. This year, we'd like to release another one.
57 backers pledged $2,520 to help bring this project to life.

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In 2012, Great Forest released our first EP on iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. However, in the past year we've sold less than 100 copies on those stores. Why? It's either because we're terrible, or because 95% of people opted to download it for free on our website. 

This doesn't bother us at all. In fact, it encourages us! We're not doing this to make a great profit and support our careers. We are all full-time employees or full-time students.

We're doing this because we love it.

Great Forest has something to say, and we'd like to say it to as large of an audience as possible. We gave 1500 copies away last year, and we'd love to give away many more with this new EP.

Our lyrics are straight from the heart. They cover our personal thoughts on joy, arrogance, confusion, and faith. It's because of these lyrics that we're not content with banking on album sales. We'd much rather someone be encouraged or challenged by our lyrics, than to not hear them because they couldn't afford it.

Please check out the reward levels along the side, and consider helping us fund this album. If you do, we've got some really awesome rewards to say thank you. Please note, when you pledge an amount, no money is taken initially. We only get your funding if our goal of $2000 is completely met. 

Thank you so much for reading this, and for checking out our Kickstarter page. If you'd like to hear our last EP, download it for free at http://noisetrade.com/greatforest

Whether you pledge any amount to us or not, be sure to stay in touch so we can give you this new one as well. 

Twitter: @_GreatForest

Facebook: http://facebook.com/greatforestmusic

Risks and challenges

The only setback we foresee with this project would be that our files we've recorded so far would be lost. That's why we work based on the principle that "a file doesn't truly exist until it exists in 3 different locations." We have backups. In fact, we have backups of our backups.

Once the project is completed, the challenge will be to mail out the hard copies, tshirts, and hoodies. This is when it's nice to have someone in the band that owns his own clothing line, and is used to that kind of work. Caleb actually works for a screen printing company, so he will be able to take care of ordering the merchandise himself. Once they're printed, he'll then make sure that all of the Great Forest merchandise is shipped out to people as soon as possible.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    At this pledge amount, we'll send you a heartfelt "thank you" email, and of course, a link to download Me & My Friends.

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    We will ship you a hand stamped, signed, and numbered hard copy of our 2012 EP, along with a new, unreleased acoustic EP. (Exclusive to Kickstarter only!) + Everything from the $5 level.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY! (US is above)

    We will ship you a hand stamped, signed, and numbered hard copy of our 2012 EP, along with a new, unreleased acoustic EP. (Exclusive to Kickstarter only!) + Everything from the $5 level.

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    Congrats! At this level you will receive our first Great Forest tshirt + Everything in previous rewards.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY! (US is below) Congrats! At this level you will receive our first Great Forest tshirt + Everything in previous rewards.

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    Stay warm in a limited edition Great Forest pullover hoodie. And don't worry, we'll make sure it's a nice one. (Not a cheap, promotional hoodie.) + Everything from the $15 level.

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    Stay warm in a limited edition Great Forest pullover hoodie. And don't worry, we'll make sure it's a nice one. (Not a cheap, promotional hoodie.) + Everything from the $15 level.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    You've made us a very happy band. To show our thanks, you'll get one of the first 50 hard copies of Me & My Friends. We'll sign it, number it, and send to you along with everything from the $25 level.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY! (US is Below) You've made us a very happy band. To show our thanks, you'll get one of the first 50 hard copies of Me & My Friends. We'll sign it, number it, and send to you along with everything from the $25 level.

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    For this price, you'll get it all. Tshirt, hoodie, acoustic EP, hard copy of the 2012 EP, hard copy of Me & My Friends... Oh, and did we mention that your name will be in the "Special Thanks" credits printed on M&MF?

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    For this price, you'll get it all. Tshirt, hoodie, acoustic EP, hard copy of the 2012 EP, hard copy of Me & My Friends... Oh, and did we mention that your name will be in the "Special Thanks" credits printed on M&MF?

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    It's the "You & Your Friends" Package! (See what we did there?) - You'll get 10 copies of Me and My Friends, 10 copies of the exclusive Kickstarter acoustic EP, and your name in the "Special Thanks" credits printed on M&MF.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS ONLY! (US is below)
    It's the "You & Your Friends" Package! (See what we did there?) - You'll get 10 copies of Me and My Friends, 10 copies of the exclusive Kickstarter acoustic EP, and your name in the "Special Thanks" credits printed on M&MF.

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    We're not expecting it, but in case there is anyone this giving, you'll get everything at the $75 level, plus a live acoustic performance in your house/venue! We'll cover the gas if it's within 30 minutes of Little Rock. If further, gas not included. (Arkansas / Skype only.)

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    The "Event Package" - You'll get everything at the $75 level, plus a FULL BAND performance in your house/venue. We'll cover the gas if it's within 30 minutes of Little Rock. If further, gas not included. (Arkansas only.)

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