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We're attempting to keep touring across the country playing tons of shows, by purchasing a new tour van, since all of ours have died.
We're attempting to keep touring across the country playing tons of shows, by purchasing a new tour van, since all of ours have died.
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This is our music video for the song "Darnit" from our 2013 LP "Whatevermind". Created, filmed, and edited by yours truly. 

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Hi! We're Rational Anthem, a punk band that's been putting out records and touring the U.S. for the last seven years and - when we're not doing that - you know, working day jobs and stuff. (Punk rock isn't especially profitable in 2014; who knew?!?) That's kept our band afloat thus far, but this past summer our van died on us out in the desert. We got a temporary loaner (from an outstanding friend), but that one's on the way out too. Problem is we still have two more tours booked for 2014, with a lot more to come in 2015, and making the jump to a reliable van is just a little more than we can afford. Want to help out? Cool! We've got a bunch of great rewards we're offering in exchange for contributions - check 'em out! Then take a look at our Facebook page for the dates of our tour out West later this month - and keep an eye out for our Fall tour dates, which we'll post soon. Come catch a show when we hit your town. When we're not punk rockin' our little hearts out, we enjoy meeting new people, shootin' the shit, and eating burgers with our new friends. See you soon - and thanks a ton!

Risks and challenges

The Fall tour won't be our first rodeo. If we're able to raise the money for our next tour van, nothing's stopping us from following through with our plans to rip rad around our little nation, melting hearts with our bombastic punk rock melodies. On the other hand, if we're unable to get the money together, we might have to QUIT PUNK ROCK FOREVER and use what little money is left in the band coffers to buy suits and ties so we can go work for the man, dude. But, uh, risks: with successful funding, we're gonna find a van, get all the registration/paperwork stuff in order, buy insurance, and do all that other adult stuff. This has all gotta be done in time for the Fall tour when our buddies in The Murderburgers get here (from Scotland!) so time is of the essence! But for reals: if you got us, we got this.

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    Rational Anthem CD or 12" LP (vinyl!) of your choice, w/ poster, stickers, & pins.

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    Noelle, who is known for her awesome flyer making abilities, will make you a kick ass flyer for your band's (or a band you know) next show. She's been making our flyers for years, and she's got talent, people!

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    One of the three Rational Anthem vinyl 12" LPs from Bloated Kat Records, with a hand drawn cover by the band. Chris will also spend 20 minutes on the phone being your personal life coach, by discussing any problems you are currently facing in life.

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    Chris of RAT ANT will write a one minute song about you or about a topic of your choice. We'll post it on the Rational Anthem Youtube and Facebook page and tag you in it, so all your friends will think your really cool!

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    Personalized tour update videos. Plus copies of the two most recent Rational Anthem LPs, including poster, stickers, & pins.

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    Pete Stolp A.K.A "The Illest" will call you with a personalized freestyle rap that's all about you (trust us, it will be good). We'll even send you a hand drawn thank you card, allowing us to express our professional art expertise for you. We just wanna express ourselves!

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    Fraser of the band The Murderburgers (one of the best punk bands going) will record a cover song of your choice and post it on their youtube with a dedication to you. He'll even do a Murderburgers cover if you're a fan. This man gushes creative pizzazz! His videos will not disappoint.

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    Rational Anthem tote bag (only a handful made) filled with all the goodies, plus a limited print RAT ANT t-shirt (your choice of color scheme!).

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    Noelle of RAT ANT and Rachel from Lipstick Homicide will personally record a cover song of your choice + a RAT ANT cover of your choice and mail them to you with homemade cover art.

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    Chris of RAT ANT and Kate from the band Lipstick Homicide will record a cover song of your choice and send it to you as a CD. In addition, the super talented Megan from the band Boys will make some nifty cover art.

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    Entire Rational Anthem vinyl catalog (includes all 7"s and 12"LPs + tapes and CD's) and a custom color RAT ANT colored T-shirt. Plus, Chris and Noelle will also make a video of them playing any pop cover song of your choice and posting it on their youtube page, with a personal dedication to you!

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    Kate from Lipstick Homicide will draw and color a custom portrait of you based off whatever picture you want to use. (she did one of chris a while back and it looks awesome!)

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    Rational Anthem will do an acoustic set at your house, during our fall tour on the way to Florida (location permitted). Even if we have a show that night, we will come to your crib before or after the show and do an entire acoustic set (requests accepted!). We'll bring drinks and a pizza too!

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    Rational Anthem will take you out for the day in your town (location permitting) while were out on tour. Wanna go to the movies, lunch, a museum? it's your day! Let's kick it!

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    Rational Anthem will write a song for/about you and record it when we hit the studio to record our next album. It will be a professional recording created/played/and sung in your honor and sent to your home!

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    Entire Rational Anthem merch catalog and we will take you on the road with us for 5 days during one of our tours. You will be taken care of in regards to food and drinks, and sleeping arrangements. You can see what life on the road is like with a touring punk band.

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    Rational Anthem will fly you out to their home for the weekend (round trip) and show you a kick ass time! Something along the lines of a water park extravaganza, food, and drinks. We'll also book a show that weekend with other awesome bands, so we can party properly. You will be our guest of honor for the weekend.

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