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About this project

Summer 2013. This little thing landed on my doorstep. We the Please Please Me wanted to make a record with a Grammy-winning producer but were stone cold broke. She had an idea.

Cecily
Cecily

"If you love what you do and you think it can add something to the world, ask for help," she said. So we did. More importantly, YOU DID. Together, we launched Shake a Little Harder, hit the road, were inspired & daunted by artists we met along the way.

We kept creating. Somewhere in 2014 the road got bumpier. Jessie got a crazy bout of insomnia. We went through break-ups, life changes, faced big choices. Alissa got pregnant (good news!), & for awhile we stopped touring.

But we wrote & wrote. Poured all our feelings into new toys -- a drum sampler, synth -- and made sounds that at times captured our sorrow, at others captured the joy we knew was still under there somewhere.

Then we met this guy: Grammy-nominated producer Frenchie Smith.

frenchie & agnes
frenchie & agnes

We asked for more help -- Suzanna Choffel (sexiest voice ever), Amy Cook (soulful'ist lyrics ever), Pauly Deathwish (i can play more instruments than you have fingers), and Matt Parmenter (i put the growl in Quiet Company).

YEAR OF THE HORSE was born. Now we're asking for your help again.

After tracking comes mixing, mastering, making cover art, printing CDs, hopping in the van, *making music videos, *hitting up radio DJs, and then hoping... that if you hurl yourself into the future, somehow it'll catch you.

We hope you like these songs. You can cry to them. You can dance to them. You can make out to them. (We are still the Please Please Me afterall.)

thank uuuuuuu for helping us get this far. Texas, NYC, & points inbetween, see you this fall.  xoxo

    ~  jessie       alissa        halftime      pat      emily       

                     T H E   P L E A S E   P L E A S E    M   E

Hanging after a SxSW show
Hanging after a SxSW show
on tour in Memphis
on tour in Memphis
in the studio
in the studio
takin' a break inbetween vocal takes
takin' a break inbetween vocal takes
double bass trouble in the studio
double bass trouble in the studio

Quote Amy Winehouse, “I write songs because I need to get something good out of something bad."

Quote David Byrne, "I know music can save lives. It saved mine."

Risks and challenges

The music business is a topsy turvy place. But we have 11 tracks recorded for Year of the Horse and an Unreleased EP... so no matter how this is released (as EPs, singles, or one big collection), we feel confident that we will get some great music into your hands.

Our hope was that by pouring the money & time into this record we did, we could attract a record label. We're working on it. Stay tuned.

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    join our DREAM TEAM.

    Physical copy of Year of the Horse signed with love.

    Limited edition t-shirt.

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    PANTIE PARTY.

    At long last, please please me boxer-briefs are here.

    Signed copy of Year of the Horse... plus his & hers. A pair of panties and boxer-briefs.

    Available in "his & his" or "hers & hers" as well. Legal in all 50 states now!

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    POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD

    5 handwritten postcards from our next tour and studio session (stories & pics for your eyes only)!

    And we’ll call and sing you happy birthday in french, portuguese, spanish, or english on your birthday!!

    Includes our new record & two professionally produced tracks from the "lost archives."

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    KIDS' ROCK.

    This one's for you parents.

    Get a silkscreened kids' tee or onesie plus kazoo.

    Then new music for you & your little ones. Six songs to put your kids' to sleep to performed lullaby-style by the Please Please Me.

    And a mixtape of what inspires us musically. We know it's not quite as easy to get out to discover new bands as it used to be. Let us stay out late & deliver our favs to your doorstep.

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    STRIP IT DOWN.

    Acoustic versions of two please please me songs *of your choice* recorded at a friend's studio. If there's a cover you're really dying to hear pls pls me style (Prince, Madonna, Sinatra), try us.

    Plus our new record & two professionally produced tracks from the "lost archives."

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    You can tell everyone this is YOUR SONG.

    We'll write a song just for you & record it at a friend's studio. You can help us craft what the song's about, the vibe, and be involved in the creative process.

    *Perfect birthday, anniversary, or Valentine's gift.

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    OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE PLS PLS ME.

    Your gift will make sure we: 1) go on tour to promote this baby; 2) keep the brakes and seatbelts workin' in the loaf; and 3) get down to Nashville for songwriting sessions.

    As tokens of our gratitude, if you'd like to host or come to a living room show, take our 24-hour tour of Austin, hang backstage, or have a special request, let us know.

    We'll send you a signed copy of our record, a limited edition tee, and thank you as a please please me benefactor on our next release!

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    THE! RED! GUITAR!

    Jessie's limited edition Epiphone Riviera with Gibson pickups & a few other mods. They don't make these anymore. This is one sexy beast.

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