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Help Seattle musicians Whitney Lyman and Andrew Boscardin finish recording their album of 12 new electro-pop songs!
90 backers pledged $4,071 to help bring this project to life.

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This project began as an idea to write some new music that would allow me (Andrew) to work with some of the musical friends that I don't usually get a chance to collaborate with - primarily vocalists and songwriters - so I sat down and wrote 12 pop songs. Or at least the beginnings of them. Whitney and I have been talking about making music together forever, so I took my sketches and shared them with her, soliciting input and ideas, in what I hoped would be an organic creative process that would continue into the recording studio. The results so far have far exceeded my expectations. 

We recorded all of the backing tracks last year with Adam Kozie (Pollens, Snowman Plan),  Tim Carey (Reptet), and Mack Grout (Zubatto Syndicate), and our hope was to finish the songs and recording earlier this year but schedules and budgets got in the way.

Over the Spring and early Summer, Whitney and I have been working on finishing the songs and now we need to raise money to complete the vocal sessions and finish the recording. We're looking to raise $3500 for another 4-5 days in the studio, plus mixing, and mastering, and anything we raise above that will go towards artwork and design and then production of a very limited run on 12" vinyl and a 7" single.

I would describe the sound we're creating as something like Devo meets Brian Eno meets Ladytron meets Gorillaz. Or something. It is filled with huge vocal harmonies, synthesizers, and guitars, powered by Adam, Tim and Mack's thumping rhythm section work. There are songs for dancing, for chilling on the stoop with a cold one, a couple of rockers, and even a tender ballad. 

Everyone involved in the project is extremely excited by how things are turning out and we can't wait to share this music with you. Please consider helping with a pledge - we have some very cool rewards ranging from a single song download to a full-band house-concert. Every dollar helps!

Thanks for your time and we appreciate your support.

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    Your name in the liner notes and a digital download of the first single! If you give anything at all, we'll list you in the liner notes of the finished LP and send you a download of our first single. Every little bit helps.

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    High quality Digital Download of the complete album. Your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC or other format. Your name in the liner notes!

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    High quality Digital Download plus a copy of the finished album on limited edition Vinyl and the limited edition 7" single. Your name in the liner notes!

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    High quality Digital Download plus a copy of the finished album on limited edition Vinyl, plus a copy of Zubatto Syndicate on vinyl and Whitney's album "Wandering, Wondering" on CD. Downloads of both records. Your name in the liner notes!

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    High quality Digital Download plus a copy of the finished album on limited edition Vinyl and the limited edition 7" single, plus a copy of Zubatto Syndicate on vinyl and Whitney's album "Wandering, Wondering" on CD. Downloads of both records. Your name in the liner notes!

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    Receive a special Executive Producer Credit on the album, along with High quality Digital Download of the album, a copy of the finished album on Vinyl, and the 7" single!

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    Come visit the studio for one day during recording! Comes with a commemorative studio photo, special Executive Producer Credit on the album, plus High quality Digital Download of the album, a copy of the finished album on limited edition vinyl, and the 7" single!

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    Private Release Party: Andrew and Whitney (and band) play at your home or location of choice for a private record release Party on a mutually agreed upon date. Comes with a commemorative photo with the band, special Executive Producer Credit on the album, plus High quality Digital Download of the album, a copy of the finished album on limited edition vinyl and the 7" single. (Seattle Area Only or by special arrangement or Skype)

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