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The Pressure, a steady beat of the Pittsburgh Reggae/Ska scene, is ready to release our first album in 2013, and we're EXCITED!!!

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THE PRESSURE finally WILL BE RELEASING OUR DEBUT ALBUM!

That's right folks. After all of this time, energy, and the magical songwriting progress, we are ready to release our first full length album out to the masses! For those of you that don't know The Pressure, let me tell you a little story....

The Pressure was formed out of one very important thing; love of the original Jamaican rocksteady sound. in 2008, DJ started putting together musicians to start forming what would be that sound, and over the years of refining the lineup, song writing, and show playing we've finally put together something we believe you will love.

We've written songs like "Devotion" and "Everytime You Go" that bring in a sweet sultry mix of American soul with downbeat reggae, or "Worn Cruciform" that dig's into the 70's reggae revival sound, or "Kingston Review" that pays approbation to the bluebeat ska sound of the 60's. There is something for everyone in this record, but unequivocally you will find this record to be the timeless sound you go back to over and over again. You just might want to buy two... (Many of these songs can be heard at our Band Camp site at http://pressurereggae.bandcamp.com/ )

For those of you that have seen or heard us, you know how serious we take our music; from the tonic suits to the instruments and amplification, it all reflects on what you will hear on this album; a true dedication to the sound and performance that you expect and we both endear.

So in saying this, here is our master plan. We have already recorded and mixed down most of the music and it's ready for production after mastering. We need funding to help complete this project and we decided that Kickstarter would be a fantastic way to not only get this funding, but also a way to get our fans involved in the production, and in that we can get you the music (and maybe more), as quickly as we can get it out there. Crowd-sourcing also gives us an opportunity to reach out beyond our fan base, and to get our music out there for new fans to hear.

We will also release a limited edition 45 with 2-3 songs (at least 2 not on the album) to go out with the record. We've set a modest goal to to finalize both projects, wouldn't you like to see them? :)

These releases, I want to stress, will be sticking with the tradition of the bands vintage style and sound. They will ONLY be released on vinyl, which would also come accompanied with a digital download certificate. This release will be something you can keep and cherish for a lifetime - and that's something we want to create.

Thank you so much to our friends, family, fans, and future "Pressure-ites" for stopping by and your support, it means the world to us.

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges - These all come down to whom we choose to press our records. Basically there are a few things that will be important to finish:

The funding for the project is key. We need at a minimum $4000 to press 500 records and 500 45's. The rest comes out of our pocket in terms of t-shirts, stickers, and other promotional goods.

Once funded, we're off to the races! The music is done, we just need your support!

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    A free signed copy of our LP and digital download (Pre-Release) + A free, limited edition T-Shirt or a free limited edition press of our 7", which ever you prefer!
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    A test pressing of the new album courtesy of United Record Pressing (only 10 available!), + A free, limited edition T-Shirt or a free limited edition press of our 7", which ever you prefer!

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    A Total of 5 Signed LP's + Digital Downloads, Limited edition T-Shirts (or 7") (for you and some friends) + A LIVE CONCERT in your town/home/etc. with a set list of your choice! (must be within an 8 hour drive of Pittsburgh, PA and on a Saturday Night) (venue arrangements made by the pledge owner) + We'll thank you and your friends personally in the liner notes.

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