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We have been writing new material for the past three years. Been a while in the making, but our third album's gonna be worth the wait. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 18, 2012.

We have been writing new material for the past three years. Been a while in the making, but our third album's gonna be worth the wait.

About this project

We have been writing new material for our 3rd studio album for the past 3 years.  While a few songs are now part of our regular live set, some have never seen the light of day, so to speak.  We started recording the new material a few months ago and are getting reeeeally close to having all the parts done. 

Driving around the other day, listening to rather "rough" demo versions of our new songs (see video), it dawned on us that we were out of that scarce commodity, cash, needed to make these demos into real songs (like Pinochio into a real boy).  Money-greenbacks are needed ahead of time to finish tracking, for studio time to mix the darn thing, have it mastered, and replicate the actual CD's, and in exchange we have some sweet, limited-edition stuff for anyone who wants to help us out.

Our new album features all the founding members; Chris Doud, Taylor Webster, Willy Tea, Matt Cordano, and Aaron Burtch, as well as talented newcomer, Chandler Pratt. And, a few tracks will showcase our good pal and phenomenal dobro player, Mr. Michael Witcher. 

We really hope to get this project finished before our busy summer full of shows so that people have a new item to take home with them.  Not only do your timely donations go to help speedily fund what we feel will be our best album yet, but the incentives for donating sweeten the whole deal and make it very worth your while.

Please take a look-see and help us out however you can. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Chris, Taylor, Aaron, Willy, Matt and Chandler

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    5 backers

    We will mail you an awesome limited-edition sticker designed by our very own in-house artist, Mr. Aaron Burtch (also our drummer)

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    30 backers

    You will receive a digital download of a kickstarter-only, limited edition EP featuring 4 singles from our upcoming album and 6 B-sides and re-mixes that will not appear on the actual album. (also the sticker)

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    We will send you a limited edition T-shirt designed by our in-house artist, Aaron Burtch. (also the sticker and EP download)

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    30 backers

    We will send you an copy of our new CD (Working title: "Old Excuses") two weeks before our official release date, signed by everyone in the band! (plus the T-shirt, digital download, and sticker)

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    11 backers

    We will send you a limited edition wall poster created by our in-house artist, Aaron Burtch, and signed by everyone in the band! (plus the early CD, T-shirt, download, and sticker)

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    13 backers

    You will receive everything listed above, plus a super rare collection of live bootleg recordings. We are doing a very limited run, and only kickstarter funders will get one. Recorded by a handful of loyal fans, the sound is raw, real and raucous. Entitle "Kitchen Party," this collection is a two-CD compilation of some wild parties, some great shows, and some secret performances. Featuring some of our earliest gigs, there are a few debut performances and alternate versions of your favorite songs, and at least one long lost song most of you never heard before. Over 120 minutes of music and antics.

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    5 backers

    Will or Chris will handwrite the lyrics to two songs of your choice (suitable for framing) and we'll give you a personalized shout out on the ol' webisphere thanking you for your support. (plus you get all that other stuff listed above)

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    10 backers All gone!

    You and a guest will be cordially invited to a private kitchen party hosted by us. We will serve spaghetti and provide beverages and play music for you. Willy Tea may even play merry minstrel for the evening (plus you get the rest of everything listed above)

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    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    Not only do you get the sticker , the downloadable EP, the T-shirt, the signed early-relese CD, the signed poster, the live bootleg compilation, the handwritten lyrics, and be invited to the kitchen party, but we will come to your living room or backyard and play a personal house party within a 200 mile radius of Oakdale, California, USA. It can be for you and all your friends or just you and your dog!

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