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Youth in a Roman Field explores reconciliation, connection, and acceptance via ghosts, nature, fever dreams, and our younger selves.
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**IT'S STRETCH GOAL TIME WOOHOO** Help us get to $5,000 to help cover the production costs of our beautiful vinyl records! 

'Storm Conductor' is available now. Art design by Steve Ponzo. Photo by Mulography.
'Storm Conductor' is available now. Art design by Steve Ponzo. Photo by Mulography.

My name is Claire, and I lead the ghost folk band Youth in a Roman Field. We've been making music in New York and Chicago for six years now, and have funded both our full-length records on Kickstarter with help from you - our generous supporters and fans! 

This Spring, we released 'Storm Conductor,' which was co-produced by the incredible Stewart Lerman and funded by YOU (and my credit card)!

This Fall, we'll be releasing our very first music video, and we need your help to do it. 

The video will feature the record's second single, 'I Saw You,' which I wrote in New Orleans on January 20, 2016 and has been my favorite writing experience to date. The song is incredibly important to me, and I'm thrilled to have it be the first one we support with a visual story. 

We shot the footage over a whirlwind weekend last July, with the help of our friend Jared Mezzocchi and the amazing kids at Andy's Summer Playhouse. The theatre provided us with the necessary resources, and I had a small budget for travel, food, costumes, and props. However, we need additional funding to finish this baby and get this it out there! The money raised will pay for editing, color correction, publicity, and rewards shipping.

Any remaining funds (woohoo stretch goals!) will go towards closing the gap on the production of our beautiful vinyl records, which are available in our rewards packages!

Thank you all for supporting us over the years. We love you and couldn't do it without you. Gratefully,

Claire and Youth in a Roman Field  

Photo by Gianna Mercier, Andy's Camper and PA Extraordinaire
Photo by Gianna Mercier, Andy's Camper and PA Extraordinaire

Risks and challenges

Budgeting, budgeting, always budgeting. Things always take longer and cost more than anticipated, but the great news is I'm learning all the time and getting better at creative problem solving :) We have a great editor on board, as well as a publicist and a host of friends with resources to help us solve any unforseen issues.

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    The Link

    As soon as this baby is done, it's yours! Be the first to see it and share in our joy.

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    The Inside Scoop

    Exclusive photos from set, stills from the editing room, and the 'I Saw You' mp3. Plus that link!

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    The Walking Tempo

    We built our studio recording of 'I Saw You' at three different tempos, and they all have their own groove. You'll get mp3s of all of them, plus snippets of first rehearsals. Includes The Shout-Out + The Link.

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    The Walking Advertisement

    Your very own Youth in a Roman Field T-shirt, designed by Steve Ponzo. Includes The Walking Tempo + The Shout-Out + The Link. Sizes S, M, L, and XL.

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    The Real Deal

    A beautiful vinyl pressing of our new record, Storm Conductor + The Walking Advertisement + The Walking Tempo + The Shout-Out + The Link.

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    The Super Grateful

    A one-of-a-kind Youth in a Roman Field merch package, including all of the above as well as a CD AND a personalized thank you, written by yours truly on a unique postcard gathered from my travels around the country writing and playing this record.

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    The Origin Story

    Handwritten lyrics and notation of 'I Saw You,' an mp3 of the original demo recorded in NOLA, PLUS the aforementioned individualized merch package.

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    The Great Enabler

    An 'I Saw You' Producer credit, 2 tickets to the intimate Youth in a Roman Field fall residency at Pete's Candy Store, and the above merch package.

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    The Patron

    An exclusive look into the making of the next record (including new demos!), an 'I Saw You' Producer credit, and the above merch package.

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