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Help fund Showbread's 2012 science-fiction concept record and accompanying film.

In 2010 Showbread purposefully withdrew from the basic bottom-line of the music industry: Make music to make money. Partnering with non-profit orginization Come&Live!, we asked ourselves a strange question—what if we gave our records away for free?

We did just that. Tens of thousands of copies of our last album Who Can Know It? were downloaded—for free—all over the world. We went further and decided to tour to support the record and not charge for the concerts either. For a year, we traveled to 9 different countries, encouraging people to have our album as a free gift. Wherever we went and wherever the record was played a simple message was proclaimed: Jesus is alive, he's in love with you, and hope, freedom and truth are all yours in him.

We're ready to do the same things—on an even bigger scale—with a new album in 2012. 

Cancer is a long-gestating idea that we've toyed with for years, but never had the resources to adequately accomplish our vision. A science-fiction concept album with an elaborately detailed universe fleshed out with music, lyrics, visual art and a movie.

The landscape of our last concept album, Anorexia Nervosa, was... grand. We want to go bigger. Much bigger. An intricate world of a story set to the soundtrack of a Raw Rock space opera and accompanied by it's own feature film! We want to gather/combine all our creative resources into telling a massive, multi-sensory extravaganza of a story that screams an incredible truth: Jesus has conquered death!

We want to do all this and then give it away. For free. 

Of course, you can't give a record away for free on a giant record label... but then, without a giant record label, you have to find some way to pay for the whole thing. And this crazy idea is a crazily expensive idea. That's why we need you... again.

We're not terribly preoccupied with how the music industry will survive or where it will go. We learned a lot with the last album fundraiser about what to do and what not to do. But most of all, we learned (again) that God is generous and so are you guys. You're outstanding and overwhelming kindness literally carried our message and our hope all over the world again and again. You are our brothers and our sisters. You are our family.

As was the case last time, without your help this vision will not come to be.

Let's come together again and declare that the kingdom of darkness, death and despair is defeated. Let's fight the Cancer. 

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    A "thank you" postcard from the band.

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    An advance download of the album the moment that it's mixed and mastered, before it goes live on comeandlive.com.

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    An autographed album poster and an advance download of the album.

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    An advance download of the album AND a digital download of the "Cancer" movie (the Cancer movie will not be offered as a digital download anywhere else).

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    An exclusive, sweatshop-free american apparel album t-shirt and an advance download of the album.

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    Access to a private webcam stream of the album recording process that allows you to conversate with the band AND a unique artifact chosen at random from the album recording process or movie shoot (guitar pick/string, drumstick, small movie prop, etc.) with a brief letter explaining it's significance. And an advance download of the album.

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    A multi-disk CD/DVD digipack set that includes the album on CD, the "Cancer" movie on DVD with "making of" documentaries for both the record and movie, expansive artwork/content and an advance download of the album.

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    An autographed multi-disk CD/DVD set WITH your name in the credits/story and an advance download of the album.

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    An autographed multi-disk CD/DVD set WITH your name AND FACE in the album artwork/credits and an advance download of the album.

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    A multi-disk CD/DVD set of the album. An autographed album poster. An exclusive, sweatshop-free american apparel album t-shirt. And an advance download of the album.

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    Become Showbread tour crew for a night! When Showbread plays next in your area arrive at the venue early, hang with us while we unload, setup and soundcheck. Enjoy the show, take a bit of free merch and hang out. After the show, we'll buy you a late dinner and shoot the breeze at Denny's for a while. (Travel to and from show not included.)

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    Showbread will have a personal Skype session with you in which we'll thank you for your support chat for a bit, and play a few acoustic Showbread songs that you choose (within reason).

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    A limited edition black cloth hardcover book including the "Cancer" album on CD, the movie on DVD with all bonus content AND expansive artwork/story content exclusive to this volume that fleshes out the concept like no other edition. Each individual hardback will be personalized with unique art and handcrafted content specific to each copy. No two hardbacks will be exactly the same. Your copy will include a personalized handwritten letter set in the fictional universe of the "Cancer" concept. Your name and face will appear in the artwork/story to all editions of the album AND you will have a webcam cameo in the "Cancer" movie. Each copy will be numbered and signed by the band. And an advance download of the album. LIMITED TO 200 COPIES AND NEVER AVAILABLE AGAIN.

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    A multi-disk CD/DVD set of the album. An autographed album poster. An exclusive, sweatshop-free american apparel album t-shirt. Your name and face will appear in the artwork/story to all editions of the album. Access to a private webcam stream of the album recording process that allows you to conversate with the band. A unique artifact chosen at random from the album recording process or movie shoot (guitar pick/string, drumstick, small movie prop, etc.) with a brief letter explaining it's significance. An advance download of the album. AND get flown out to Portland, Oregon from anywhere in the continental US (all expenses paid) to spend the weekend with Showbread—including hanging out in the city, coming to church with Showbread and a special album release concert/screening of the "Cancer" movie!

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    Drew will adopt the exact "clown-punk" look of Keith Flint from The Prodigy for the entire Cancer album release tour.

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    Showbread will preserve all their finger and toenail clippings for an entire year in nicely labeled jars for you to display on your living room mantlepiece! (Jars MUST be displayed on living room mantlepiece.)

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