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Ducky Boys are ready to record a new full-length studio album and are looking for people who want to be a part of it!
Ducky Boys are ready to record a new full-length studio album and are looking for people who want to be a part of it!
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The Ducky Boys are ready to make a new album!

We're working on 14 songs full of the energy and honesty that you've come to expect from a Ducky Boys' record. We expect the album to be released in February or March 2013, details to follow.

Our plan is to enter Mad Oak Recording Studios in Allston, MA for the weekend of August 18, 2012 and then finish tracking the album in September. Benny Grotto, who worked on both Chasing the Ghost and the Chemicals EP, will be behind the board for both these sessions and the mix.

We then plan to master the album with Peerless Mastering (who mastered Three Chords and the Truth as well as many recordings by bands like The Unseen, Blood for Blood and Dropkick Murphys). Between Mad Oak and Peerless, this thing  will sound big and jump out of your speakers.

This new album will be released on our own STATE LINE RECORDS, which we launched last year. We've already got two Ducky Boys releases under our belts this year along with releases from Bryan McPherson, Mark Lind & the Unloved, and Ebenezer Blood. We've got a full EB launch, Sinners & Saints, Blood for Blood, the Eleventh Hour and more in the queue! While we've got confidence in all of these projects to recoup their costs, we don't want the band or the label's output to be dictated by the cost of releasing music. We're doing things differently as a label - running it as a non-profit, paying the artists what they deserve for their work, and trying some different strategies to get REAL QUALITY MUSIC that needs to be heard out there! This Kickstarter campaign is right in line with that philosophy - music by the people, for the people! Contributors to the CD/EP will have their names printed in the liner notes, and we're hoping to generate a collection of songs written specifically for you guys based on your own lives, families and friends through the process of funding and creating this album. With your permission, we'll share those songs with the world for free as well.

We know times are tough! If you can't contribute to this project but we do get to go through with making it, we'll make sure you can still hear the end result for free on our site (as with all State Line releases). If you can contribute anything, even $1 dollar, we'll take that contribution seriously and make sure we deliver the kind of rocknroll record you've come to expect out of us. Thanks, as always, for your support of this band!

- THE DUCKY BOYS

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    Download code for 3 songs from the album via email on its release date.

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    Copy of the new full-length CD at your doorstep on or before its release date. All backers of the CD version of the release will be thanked by name in the CD liner notes.

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    Copy of the new full-length CD signed by all the band members at your doorstep on or before its release date! All backers of the CD version of the release will be thanked by name in the CD liner notes.

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    LP of the album plus a download code at your doorstep on or before its release date! All backers of the LP version of the release will be thanked by name in the LP liner notes.

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    Signed CD plus a signed, hand numbered limited edition copy of the Chemicals EP on CD. Similar to other packages, you will be thanked by name in the liner notes of the new full-length CD.

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    Signed LP shipped to you plus a signed, hand numbered limited edition copy of the Chemicals EP on CD. You will be thanked by name in the liner notes of the LP.

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    Copy of the CD signed by all band members, plus a signed and hand numbered limited edition CD of the Chemicals EP. You will also be put on an email list to receive exclusive behind the scenes videos of the making of the album as it happens.

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    Copy of the LP signed by all band members, signed and hand numbered limited edition CD of the Chemicals EP plus you will be put on an email list to receive exclusive behind the scenes videos of the making of the album as
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    Copy of the signed CD, copy of the limited edition signed/numbered Chemicals CD plus a limited edition t-shirt inspired by this album (artwork pending). These shirts won't be made available for purchase online or at shows - they're just for participants in this kickstarter campaign. You will also receive access to the exclusive behind the scenes videos and be thanked by name in the liner notes.

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    Copy of the signed LP, copy of the limited edition signed/numbered Chemicals CD, plus a limited edition t-shirt inspired by this album (artwork pending). These shirts won't be made available for purchase online or at shows - they're just for participants in this kickstarter campaign. You will also receive access to the exclusive behind the scenes videos and be thanked by name in the liner notes.

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    Same as the $50 package + entry for two to a special, invitation-only show that will take place in Boston after the album is out (if you choose to travel for this then you'll have to foot the bill for traveling. Sorry)

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    Same as the $55 package + entry for two to a special invitation-only show that will take place in Boston after the album is out (if you choose to travel for this then you'll have to foot the bill for traveling. Sorry!)

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    Same as $65 package plus you will get an exclusive Ducky Boys phone app designed by our pal, Anthony Giza.

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    Same as the $60 or $65 package (you decide) - plus Douglas or Mark will record a webcam version of one of our songs for you along with the story behind the song. Which one of us does it depends on which of us wrote the tune. This will be posted to http://www.youtube.com/marklindbostonusa and you will be personally noted as the sponsor of the "webisode". I had posted some of these last year and they were widely popular but I wasn't aware of how popular they were until after I deleted them and people started asking for them again. Hell, people have asked for DVD's of them! So you will get a webcam, Storytellers version of the song with a shout out to you as the sponsor. We can also provide you with a downloaded version of the video if you like. Remember: these are for existing Ducky Boys songs (or songs from any one of our other projects: The Westies, Dirty Water, The Eleventh Hour, The Unloved provided that Douglas or I was the author of the song). You can even choose a song off the upcoming record that no one has heard yet. We will need your top 5 songs in case someone else chooses the same song.... we think that is more fair than taking $$ from two people and just thanking you both at the front of the video. Some people like to hear the story behind songs or info about how songs are put together and structured. We'll give you the whole run down on all of it here.

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    Same as the $60 or $65 package (you decide) - plus Douglas or Mark will record a cover song for you. Maybe you've always thought we would be the perfect band to cover "Eve of Destruction" or "Johnny 99". Maybe you're just curious what we would sound like doing a Weezer song for kicks. The song will be recorded lo-fi on our home demo equipment and sent to you as an MP3 via email. You will be the only person to have a copy of this unless you request to have it shared with the public, in which case it will be posted for free download on our website with a note of thanks to you. You will also be free to share the song with anyone you see fit, of course, since you're paying for it. You can choose whether Mark, Rich or Doug will record the song but you will need to provide a list of 3 songs for us to choose from. This is not only to weed out the nonsense of someone asking for us to do "Baby Got Back" but it is also necessary because some songs just won't work and there needs to be a back-up option to fulfill your purchased package. :)

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    Same as the $60 or $65 package (you decide) - plus Douglas or Mark will write you a song.**

    This song will not be included on the album and it will be original to you and your story or request. We'll ask you some questions and get a feel for what you have in mind and what you want the subject matter and tone of the song to be and then we will go to the drawing board on it.

    Maybe you want a song written to your girlfriend or boyfriend. Maybe you want a song about a loved one that is no longer with us. Maybe you want to remember an experience or a change in your life with a song. Tell us about it, and we'll try to do it justice for you. That's how we came up with "Do You Wrong" from Dark Days; it's been done before and we can do it again. This won't be a half-assed endeavor. We will take your request as seriously as we would any song that has the potential to be recorded or released.

    The song will be recorded lo-fi on our home demo equipment and sent to you as an MP3 via email. You will be the only person to have a copy of this unless you request to have it shared with the public, in which case it will be posted for free download on our website with a note of thanks to you. You will also be free to share the song with anyone you see fit, of course, since you're paying for it. If your request is for an acoustic version of an existing Ducky Boys, Lind or Sullivan song then we will automatically share this with the public for free with a note of thanks to you for making it possible.

    ** The only caveat to this is that if we hit on something really good and catchy then we reserve the rights to re-write the words and record it on a future album if we decide. In other words, the song in and of itself (chords, structure and melody) will be the property of Bitter Bastard Music or Douglas Sullivan Music as administered by ASCAP. This is limited to 20 backers because we're not an endless well of ideas here like Prince is.

    Deliverable by March 2013, but quite possibly before that.

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Funding period

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