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10 tracks of power pop, indie rock & "soaring sounds of hope from the edge." Help us polish & release it by pre-ordering now!
10 tracks of power pop, indie rock & "soaring sounds of hope from the edge." Help us polish & release it by pre-ordering now!
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The Rationales have just finished recording our new record. 10 tracks of power pop, indie rock & "soaring sounds of hope from the edge." After over a year working on it, we are thrilled with how it came out - its a real step forward for the band and the first truly collaborative recording we have done.

The thing is we need your help if we're going to finish the process. To get the record mixed, mastered and released the old fashioned way, using money earned from shows, will take at least another year, maybe two.

We're returning to Q Division studios (where we cut the basic tracks last year) to mix. We're aiming to release it around February of 2011 but in order to finish the mixing process, create discs and put it out in the right way, we need to raise funds to pay the engineers and studio to mix the CD, then more to master it and finally for duplication costs.

This is where you come in - via Kickstarter you can pre-order the CD (or buy any number of reward packages) and by paying for the record before its released, you'll be providing us the funding needed to get it done.

As a reward for your support, you'll have access to the record before anyone else does. Plus, depending on the specific reward package you want to go for, you can get other cool thank you gifts like t-shirts, tickets to shows, a private show at your home or even a rock opera written about you.

Kickstarter is powered by amazon.com and is a totally safe and reliable method of giving. They set up their process as an all or nothing model, meaning you pledge your support - but unless we reach the full amount that we set as a goal ($5000) by the deadline (December 8) then we get nothing and you pay nothing. So it helps if you pledge early and help spread the word.

The Rationales have always been really blessed with great fans, friends and family and we appreciate ALL of the attention and support you have given us along the way. We're sure that once we get this record out, you will come to love these songs the way that we have. It will mean so much to know that our friends and fans, once again, have been an integral part of the process of making what we do a possibility.

thanks!

ps. in response to some questions we've received here's what we're hoping you'll do:

- click the green button to the right that says "BACK THIS PROJECT"
- choose a reward level that is to your liking. (we're asking folks to do whatever they can, however small, but the $15 pre-order is a great place to start).
- process your pledge. (amazon.com handles the payments so it is totally safe!)
- grab the URL of the rationales kickstarter page and email it to friends who you think may be interested, post it to facebook (or message boards or anywhere else you spend your time online) telling people you helped and asking them to do the same, basically tell anyone you know who likes and supports independent or local music about us and what we're doing! (Every little bit of sharing the word helps with the deadline to reach our goal or lose funding looming on December 8!!)

Thanks again!
- The Rationales

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    Every dollar counts. For all donations of $1 or more, you will receive a hug from the Rationale of your choice as well as a personalized thank you note designed and signed by the band.

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    As a thank you for your $5 pledge you will receive an advance single from the album as soon as its mixed.

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    Pre-order the CD for $15 and you'll get an advance digital copy of the CD as soon as it's mastered. We'll then send along an actual copy of the disc as soon as its ready, weeks before its released to the public.

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    You get the advance digital copy, your physical disc will be signed by the band and you'll also receive a coupon good for 1 free piece of merch (Tee shirt, Hat, etc.) of your choice at an upcoming show or by mail.

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    In addition to everything listed above you'll also receive an invite for you and a friend to an exclusive Boston area CD listening party as well as a copy of the poster for our CD Release show signed by the band and artist.

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    For $75 or more we will act out your favorite scene from your favorite (non-adult themed) movie. You pick the scene and The Rationales will do our best to recreate it on video and post it on the you tube with a shout out to you. You also will receive everything listed above.

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    Receive everything above as well as a ticket to The Rationales CD release show. You'll also be invited to appear in The Rationales debut music video AND you will receive MP3s of 2 unreleased Dave Mirabella tracks recorded recently as demos for an upcoming Rationales release.

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    In addition to everything above you get a ticket to The first annual RATIONALES SPRING CAR WASH. that's right, sometime in the spring we'll schedule a day where The Rationales will wash your car.

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    You get everything above. We will learn a cover song OF YOUR CHOICE to be done "Rationales Style" at our CD release show. If you can't make the show because your out of town we will record it on flip cam and post it on youtube with a shout out to you.

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    You get everything above. We will learn a cover song OF YOUR CHOICE to be done "Rationales Style" at any show OTHER THAN our Boston CD release show, sometime in the next 4 months. If you can't make the show because your out of town we will record it on flip cam and post it on youtube with a shout out to you.

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    In addition to everything above*The Rationales will play your PARTY/ LIVING ROOM SHOW/ BACKYARD BBQ or any other event you are having. We'll bring everything needed for the music.Feel free to charge at the door. (if more then 100 miles from Boston additional planning may be required). In addition to taking song requests, The Rationales will also write a personalized song about you or a subject of your choosing to be performed at the party, recorded on flipcam and posted on youtube. You will also be listed in the liner notes of The Distance In Between.
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    Everything above*( including the house concert) plus DINNER WITH THE BAND...Let us take you to one of our favorite restaurants, talk music and have a great time.
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    The kitchen sink! You will receive everything listed above* and you will also get to name, produce and sing/perform on an upcoming Rationales track. You will also be free for 2011: Every piece of merch, any upcoming CD or EP and EVERY show is on us.

    (*except $250 prize)

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    The Kitchen sink and more!!! EVERYTHING on the list is yours as well as a Complete discography of all members projects, electric guitar signed by all members of the band. Full length rock opera written about you (or subject of your choosing) and recorded by the band (home recording) within the next year.

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