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We're recording our new album "The Fossil Record," songs about volcanoes, dinosaurs, mass extinction and other geophysical concerns!
We're recording our new album "The Fossil Record," songs about volcanoes, dinosaurs, mass extinction and other geophysical concerns!
We're recording our new album "The Fossil Record," songs about volcanoes, dinosaurs, mass extinction and other geophysical concerns!
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Greetings, human friends! Our new album of electro-folk-science-rock "The Fossil Record" is about to be unleashed upon planet Earth!

For the past eight years our quirky brand of humorous science-inspired music has earned us fans from around the world. Our videos have been played in science classrooms, college courses, science film festivals, and fossil festivals, and our songs have been featured on countless radio shows ranging from "The Dr. Demento Show" to German Public Radio.

 

We've performed live at the American Chemical Society's Annual Conference (the largest gathering of scientists in the country), PBS SoCal's "TED Talks: Education Revolution," the LA County Natural History Museum, the Columbia Memorial Space Center, and this past year we received perhaps our greatest honor yet: an invite from the Cassini Mission's project scientist to witness the Cassini spacecraft's Grand Finale as it plummeted into Saturn, an invitation that came as a result of our song and video "Cassini Dive Go!" Yeah, we're still blown away by that.

Now we're preparing to release our third full-length album "The Fossil Record." We're trying to raise $6,000 to finish it, mix and master it, and get it out into the world! We have big plans for this album and we're hoping you'll be a part of it. Over the past eight years we've developed a collaborative-style relationship with our fans and we hope to increase the size and scale of that with this album. ONWARD!!!

 

Risks and challenges

The risks of investing in this project are minimal. Probably the only obstacle to releasing this album would be if an asteroid struck Earth before we could complete it and wiped out human civilization. Otherwise, there should be nothing standing in our way of releasing this collection of cosmically awesome science music.

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    Cenozoic Level

    All levels get exclusive access to our behind-the-scenes videos which we will be posting up until the album's release, as well as:

    Private access to rough mixes and demos prior to the album's release through the "Private Streaming" service on our Bandcamp page.

    You become an official member of our marketing team, a.k.a. "The Croutonian Council." No pressure here, of course, but we will need the help of many people to get the word out about this album.

    ONWARD!!!

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    Mesozoic: Cretaceous Level

    All access as described in the previous reward (behind the scenes videos, private streaming via Bandcamp, membership in "The Croutonian Council"), plus a download code for "The Fossil Record" upon its release.

    DOUBLE ONWARD!!!

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    Mesozoic: Jurassic Level

    All prizes listed above (videos, private streaming, official membership in "The Croutonian Council," download code for the album), plus:

    A physical CD of "The Fossil Record" upon its release.

    An M51 Records "MYSTERY PAPER BAG" filled with small random mystery items from the M51 Records Laboratory where we write and record our music.

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    Mesozoic: Triassic Level

    All access to our behind the scenes videos,
    private streaming, and Official Membership to "The Croutonian Council."

    Download code for the album.

    CD of "The Fossil Record."

    M51 Records "Deluxe Mystery Paper Bag" (bigger and more mysterious than the Jurassic level!).

    Yellow "Cosmigos" T-shirt (if we run out of your size, we'll give you a t-shirt from Mr. Mosley's wardrobe).

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    Paleozoic Level

    At this level, you're not only supporting the album, you're ON the album.

    In addition to all the previous rewards, at this level YOUR VOICE will be on our song "I'm a Geophysicist."

    You don't have to be a geophysicist to take part in this, but it certainly gives you bragging rights if you are.

    It's simple: we send you the track, you record yourself chanting the chorus on your smart phone or computer, email the file to us and The Amoeba People will do the rest.

    Plus, you'll be credited in the "Additional Musicians" category on the album!

    ONWARD!!!

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    Precambrian Level

    At this level, you not only get all the prizes above (including an appearance on "I'm a Geophysicist"), The Amoeba People will also write a theme song for your scientific organization, your business, or even your classroom! Whatever your need for a theme song might be, we can make that a reality.

    We've been commissioned to write many theme songs over the years, and we've gotten pretty good at it.

    Are you a teacher or professor? Imagine students walking into your geology course on the first day and being blown away by a kicking theme song about their professor? Epic.

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