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MarchFourth's first studio album of original material in five years, produced by Ben Ellman of Galactic = Infectious NOLA Magic.
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In the spring of 2015, fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled to New Orleans and spent nine days recording at the Parlor Studio, making the band's fourth album, the first in over five years. With a band this size, everything takes a little longer! The mixing process is complete, but there's much to do yet to get this great new album to YOU, our dear fans and friends. This album is full of the infectious grooves and brassy swagger you have come to expect of M4, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (tuba).

We have already come so far in this process. Below are the areas where we must focus our spending for the completion and launch of MAGIC NUMBER in the fall of 2016: Artwork & design,  CD pressing, vinyl remaster and pressing, and PR to get the word out about the music!

DUPLICATION: $7,653

PR: $4,500 

ALBUM ART: $1,000 

ROYALTIES: $4,186

FEES/SHIPPING: $1,000

TOTAL WE NEED TO RAISE = $18,339

We have been saving our merch money for several years for this album, but alas, the most recent bus breakdown was the thief that emptied the bank. Aside from repairs, rental vans and unexpected flights, here's what we spent our five years of savings on towards the album already:

Travel To/From and Room/Board in New Orleans: $6,700

Musicians Daily Rates: $9,000

Studio time: $6,300 

Engineering/Producing/Mixing: $15,400 

TOTAL SPENT SO FAR: $37,400

We've paired it down to only what we need, at the most basic level, in order to bring this fantastic new album to everyone successfully. We invite you to support our campaign and be a part of MAGIC NUMBER!

MAGIC NUMBER TRACK LISTING:

1. Call to Action

2. The Quarter

3. Magic Number

4. Push it Back featuring Stanton Moore

5. Inventing the Wheel featuring Trombone Shorty

6. Hotstepper

7. Drunk Bears

8. Jan Jar

9. Science (Free Your Mind)

10. It's a Trap

11. Endless Highway

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is finding time to get it all done while still touring like crazy all over the country! But the album is sounding so good that we're making time this spring to get all the finishing touches on the album, design it, make some cool videos, and get it out to you in time for our fall US tour. With all your help and enthusiasm, we have no doubt that momentum will launch "Magic Number" on schedule!

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    MUSIC LOVERS' LAUNCH SPECIAL ($5 on 5/25 only!) For the first day of the campaign, we are offering a digital download of MAGIC NUMBER at a bargain. Get it while it's HOT! (Wednesday, May 25 only!)

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    JOY NOW: I don't need a reward, I just want to send love and joy to the band!

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    MUSIC LOVER: Receive a digital download of MAGIC NUMBER one week before we release it to the world at large.

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    CD LOVER: We will mail you a CD of MAGIC NUMBER

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    THE BASIC: MAGIC NUMBER CD + Special Edition Sticker (available only through this campaign) + Digital Download

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    SWAG LOVER: We will send you a Mystery Grab Bag of Memorabilia collected over the 13 years of M4 history + MAGIC NUMBER Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download

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    VINYL LOVER: MAGIC NUMBER Vinyl + Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download

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    BLING LOVER: Four de Lis Limited Edition Logo cut from stainless steel on a ball-chain Necklace, along with MAGIC NUMBER Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download

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    VIP MEET-N-DRINK: Hang out and have a drink with the band before the show in Louisville, CO on 6/17/16 (sponsored by Avery Brewing). Also includes MAGIC NUMBER download.

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    VIP MEET-N-DRINK: Hang out and have a drink with the band before the show in Bethlehem, PA on 8/9/16. Also includes MAGIC NUMBER download.

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    THE BASIC DELUXE: SIGNED MAGIC NUMBER CD + Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download

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    BOX SET: Get M4's studio album repertoire including March Fourth Marching Band, Rise Up, Magnificent Beast and MAGIC NUMBER + Bonus MarchFourth in China DVD + Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download

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    VINYL LOVER DELUXE: SIGNED MAGIC NUMBER Vinyl + Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download

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    LITTLE DRUMMER: Drum head or cymbal used on stage during tour and SIGNED by the band + MAGIC NUMBER CD + Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download

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    YOUR SONG: M4 will learn and perform a song just for you! Provide M4 with a list of your 3 favorite songs and we will learn one of them and perform it in a town near you where you and a friend will be on the Guest List + MAGIC NUMBER CD + Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download

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    THE MUSE: M4 will write you a song and record a demo for you! You can name it, give us the inspiration via lyrics, hook, genres, ETC and then we will record a demo of it for you plus perform it in a town near you where you and a friend will be on the Guest List + MAGIC NUMBER CD + Sticker + Digital Download

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    AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE AN M4 PARTY: M4 will play a private house concert* at your next party, BBQ or picnic + MAGIC NUMBER CD + Special Edition Sticker + Digital Download.
    *Travel expenses not included unless within 2 hours of Portland or routed with our regular tour schedule. Let's work together to make something happen!

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