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Orchestrated indie folk band seeks funding to record and release their first album, The Great Southern Brood.

Two summers ago we began making this music as Honey Locust and decided to take it as far as we could. We put our educations on hold,  started writing, started practicing, got a van, practiced more, learned to record, released an EP, practiced some more, and figured ourselves out by playing over 50 shows with several unique ensembles in Nashville and the midwestern US in 2012.  We have since spent the last few months hidden away like cicadas underground, carefully writing the songs that will make up our first full length album, The Great Southern Brood. This project is bigger than anything we have done before and has absolutely consumed us. 

Now we need a little financial help in order to properly record and release this album. 

Your money will go towards:  Studio time, paying orchestral musicians, mixing, mastering, and the physical production of the album on vinyl. Any money that we reach beyond our goal will go towards promotion and touring. 

Some parts of the album we are currently recording ourselves at home and the rest will be done in a proper studio. We are now preparing the musical arrangements for the songs and will be thoroughly composing orchestral strings and horns, which we will be a crucial element of the album's feeling. 

We put everything we have into these songs and we will be proud when they emerge from their exoskeletons and swarm out into the wild world. With your contribution we can make this album the best it can be and release it on vinyl so that it may be heard in finest of audio formats.  

All contributions will be rewarded with an immediate download of a 4 song Live EP from a show we did in December with a special 8 piece ensemble. Three of these songs will be recorded for the album. 

We uploaded one called "Wilderness" here for your sampling pleasure:

We appreciate your support more than you could possibly fathom. 

Thank you,

-Honey Locust 

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We are planning to release the album early this summer and will be giving it 100% focus until it is done, but on that note, it will be done when its done. Everything is currently on track but we won't release this until we are completely happy with it so delays are possible. We will keep all our backers updated on our progress.

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    Immediate download of our new Kickstarter exclusive "Live in December" EP containing 4 live recordings from a show we did in Nashville at the Exit/in with a special 8-peice ensemble. Contains 3 new songs that will be recorded for the album. You will receive a download code by email soon after you make your contribution.

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    Immediate download of "Live in December EP" and digital download of "The Great Southern Brood" two weeks before the official release date.

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    "The Great Southern Brood" on vinyl as well as a digital copy of the album and immediate download of "Live in December EP"

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    For the person without a record player: Special copy of the album on CD with one of a kind, hand made artwork. Plus digital download and immediate download of "Live in December EP"

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    Screen printed Honey Locust T-Shirt + The Great Southern Brood on vinyl, digital download and immediate download of "Live in December EP"

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    We will shoot a roll of 35mm film while making the album and send it to you undeveloped. You will own a unique time capsule of Honey Locust photos which you will be the first to see. Plus the vinyl, digital download, and immediate download of "Live in December EP"

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    Handwritten charts and lyrics for one song of your choosing from the album. Plus the vinyl, T-Shirt, digital download and immediate download of "Live in December EP"

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    For the person who just likes making good things happen: Honey Locust will do a day of earth bettering environmental work in Tennessee which will be documented in photos and sent to you. You can even join us if you want! Plus the album on vinyl, Honey Locust T-Shirt, digital download and immediate download of "Live in December EP"

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    Join the Honey Locust "Wish You Were Here" mail club. On our next tour of 5 days or more we will collect a special artifact from each city that we visit which we will label and mail to you. Plus vinyl, T-Shirt, digital download and immediate download of "Live in December EP"

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    Your name will be found in the "Thank You" section of the album. Plus handwritten chart and lyrics for one song of your choosing, the album on vinyl, T-Shirt, digital download and immediate download of "Live in December EP"

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    We will record a cover of any song you choose. Plus a thank you on the album, the vinyl, digital download, T-Shirt and instant download of "Live in December EP"

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    Free Admission to Honey Locust shows for the next 3 years. Plus a thank you on the album, the vinyl, digital download, T-Shirt and instant download of "Live in December EP"

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    We will perform a special set in your living room or preferred location. This is easier for people in TN and the surrounding states but we will be touring a lot in the near future and can eventually make this happen anywhere in the lower 48 states. Plus a thank you on the album, the vinyl, digital download, T-Shirt and instant download of "Live in December EP"

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    Our eternal gratitude. We will do something outrageously awesome for you. Free Honey Locust shows for life and all the other goodies.

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