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Andy D is recording his third album and needs your help! This is also the perfect opportunity to offer his fans something extra.

The time has come for Andy D to write, record, and unleash his third album. For this he will be summoning the magic and talents of Lord Midnite, Anna Vision, Caduceus Fly and the rest of his band the Weekend. When last we left our hero at the end of Songs in the Key of Magic he had escaped Ragnarock with his friends and lover aboard the trans-dimensional spaceship the Black Rainbow, now they have rocketed into the future and found a world ravaged by the effects of the apocalypse - nuclear war, famine, plague, and a faction of mutants, the last vestiges of humanity fighting a brutal war against the robot overlords. This is a world that has forgotten how to dream and dance and love. This will not stand while Andy D and his Weekend are around! Let's go party dance warriors, get your Warcries out!

Yes this is indeed a concept album, which is redundant because all albums should have a concept. I want to create the most magical album possible. The songs are almost all there; I have been writing and recording the demos for them, but I need your help to make these songs album-worthy, captured digitally in all the dark sparkling glory they can be. All funds from this campaign will go toward the recording costs of this album, including studio time and gear expenses as well as toward the rewards packages promised herein. It is a modest proposal, but I also want to take this opportunity on kickstarter to show my fans and friends how much I love and appreciate you and your support with these awesome reward packages. My goal is to feature twelve songs on this album, six of which are already in demo form. I will be touring in support of this album afterward as well and doing as much of the new material as possible at a series of album release shows.

For the five years I have been making this music and playing these shows all around the country, I have been honored to come in contact with some amazing artists. Sharing the stage with some, working on projects directly with others. Many amazing creators have helped me become what I've wanted to be by helping to realize my visions through volunteering their time and gifts-in-kind in album design and photo shoots, in remixes and song production. I want to say I'm truly grateful for these artists who have lent me their talents. I feel truly privileged to be part of this creative community and I wish to grow it even more. Maybe this campaign can aid in that goal as well! This album will be dedicated to all the friends, fans, and amazingly visionary, creative people I have met since this journey started. Your magic is real, AND I BELIEVE IN YOU!

Keep tabs on the demos here:

http://soundcloud.com/andyd/sets/warcries/

I will be updating here as much as possible.

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    EROTIC GOLD PACKAGE - a digital download of an Andy D song that appears on NO Andy D album.

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    ELECTRIC WILDERNESS PACKAGE - a digital download of the album Warcries a week before it’s released

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    MAGIC PACKAGE - a copy of the CD personally signed to you a week before the release. International backers please add $10 USD for shipping.

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    WIZARD PACKAGE - One Magic Package plus a limited-run poster signed to you. International backers please add $10 USD for shipping.

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    UNICORN PACKAGE - a collection of every Andy D song to date in Demo form on a hand-decorated and inscribed CD addressed to you plus one Magic Package. International backers please add $10 USD for shipping.

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    PEGASUS PACKAGE - One Unicorn Package (including the Magic Package) plus a phone conversation with Andy D in which you may ask him any question you have for him, any advice you need, and in which he thanks you profusely for backing this next album! International backers please add $10 USD for shipping, the phone charges are on you.

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    TOTAL FREAK PACKAGE - One Pegasus Package plus Andy D will record a rap for your outgoing phone message (just like on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, but it’s Andy D and he’s rapping). International backers please add $10 USD for shipping, the phone charges are on you.

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    WARCRY PACKAGE - One Total Freak Package plus your name in the thank you’s section of the album liner notes. International backers please add $10 USD for shipping, the phone charges are on you.

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    BLACK RAINBOW PACKAGE - One Warcry Package plus a personalized homemade video of Andy D performing any of his songs (your choice) addressed specifically to you, the backer, and whomever else you want him to sing to. It is your choice if you want it put on the Andy D Youtube channel or delivered to you alone. International backers please add $10 USD for shipping, the phone charges are on you.

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    LORD MIDNITE LESSON PACKAGE - One Black Rainbow Package plus a video/skype guitar lesson with Lord Sven Midnite teaching you how to play his amazing riffage on any Andy D song. International backers please add $10 USD for shipping, the phone charges are on you.

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    TOTAL MERCH PINATA PARTY PACKAGE - One Black Rainbow Package plus one Andy D t-shirt, a clip-on rattail, and limited-edition Andy D panties all stuffed in a unicorn pinata. International backers please add $30 USD for shipping, the phone charges are on you.

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    VIKING LOVER PACKAGE - One Black Rainbow Package plus a plastic Viking helmet I have sweated in during a show signed to you. International backers please add $20 USD for shipping, the phone charges are on you.

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    HIGH ENERGY LOVER PACKAGE - One Black Rainbow Package plus a denim vest custom made by me personalized to you and sweated-in-and-performed-in once by Andy D. International backers please add $20 USD for shipping, the phone charges are on you.

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    ALASKA PACKAGE - Be on the album! If you are within driving distance or want to fly into LA, you can help me record the claps and gang vocals of this album! You will be on the album, part of this recording for all time with your name in the credits! plus one Warcry Package, and four Magic Packages.

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    PAINT IT GOLD PACKAGE - One Warcry Package, four Magic Packages, plus I will perform for you at a house party at a consenting house of your choice (you provide the PA system), at a venue ( you must make the booking arrangements) in your town with your closest friends or open to the general public or just you alone if you want it that way, let’s keep it weird, I’m down. I will play any songs in my arsenal that you request. I will fly/drive to you (lower 48 states only, outside of that you buy the ticket), but you must provide me a couch, sleeping bag and a 6 foot spot of floor for me to sleep on. You don’t have to do this alone, get a group of your friends to all pitch in and we can hang out and party before during and after the show.

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    FOREVER IN MY DREAMS PACKAGE - One Warcry Package, four Magic Packages, plus I will write a song for you, dedicated to you, with lyrics and melody used nowhere else. The themes and content can be directed by you, After it is written and recorded, I will give it to you, it is yours to have forever and ever, unless you want me to release it onto the world; I will also perform it in a video dedicated for you as described in the Black Rainbow Package above.

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    DARKEST MAGIC PACKAGE - One Warcry Package, four Magic Packages, plus I will produce a song you have written for you or work with you on a collaboration for an original song. We can share ownership of this song and you can use it however you want. We can collaborate over the internets and figure out the best way to get it recorded including flying and driving to meet up. I will do all the mixing, etc.

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