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The unsigned Indie Rock group Aduro is releasing one monster of an EP... and we need a little help to make it happen!
The unsigned Indie Rock group Aduro is releasing one monster of an EP... and we need a little help to make it happen!
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Update #1:

We are flat out speechless. To reach our goal in under two hours is humbling to the extreme, and it shows us that our fans believe in our work and our ability to succeed.

We still have a lot of great prizes available for people who are still interested in supporting this album! At this point, every last dollar we receive will fund the album's PR campaign! Please do not stop sharing or pledging; the bigger the PR campaign, the more attention this album will receive when we release it next month.

As thankful as we are to everyone who has pledged so far or shared our campaign with others, we are also grateful for everyone who has supported us in so many other ways as well. We never would've had the chance to set out on this project without the love you've given us every step of the way, and we don't want you to think for a second that we take it for granted.

With hearts ablaze,

Travis, Muj, Shannon, Bill, and Jason

Aduro is releasing their new EP!

Well, we hope so. We have been hard at work for over 6 months now on this new EP, and we feel it represents some of the best work any of us have ever done. The new release will feature four heart-pounding blood-racing rock anthems that have been recorded and mixed by a professional studio, Clay Gardens in Norfolk, VA.

However, recording and mixing is only half the work. We still need to get the tracks mastered and the hard copies printed. On top of that, we need to be able to afford the PR campaign required to get this album all the attention it needs. 

That's why we are turning to you!

Albums, even short ones like this EP, are very expensive to produce and market. We have spent $4,000 out of our own pockets to get to where we are now in the production process, and it was worth every penny. To finish it off, we are inviting you to be part of this exciting and rewarding process!

If you are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, here's how it works:

  • We are asking for $2,000 dollars to be pledged to the completion of our album. We have 30 days to hit that goal.
  • The money will be used as such: $500 will go to mastering, $1000 will go to printing, and everything beyond that will fund our PR campaign.
  • If we are so lucky as to go over our requested amount, we will put that additional money towards the PR campaign, making the album's release bigger with every dollar pledged!
  • Everyone who gives $2 or more will receive a cool prize! We aren't asking for handouts, and we've come up with some really cool ways to thank you for being a member of the Aduro family. Check them out on the right side of this page!

Pretty easy, right?

Here's the downside: If we do not hit that goal in 30 days, we receive nothing (and you pay nothing)... and we will have to postpone the album until we figure out some way to fund the final steps.  

There are many ways to help us with this campaign!

  • Donations of any amount are awesome. It sounds cliche, but every little bit actually does help!
  • Share our cause with your friends and family! Even if they don't donate, we're thankful to you for spreading our cause and our music to others in your life. 
  • Post this page to your facebook, tweet it, and ask your friends to do the same! 

We are here today because of the constant support of our fans. Thanks to you all, we have done some amazing things. Please join us once more as we try to accomplish a very important step in our musical careers.

Thanks and love,

Travis, Muj, Shannon, Bill, and Jason

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    Thanks for the love! To show our gratitude, you'll get an early release digital download of our EP's single, "Casualty"!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    In addition to the early single release, you'll get a digital download of the ENTIRE EP the second we release it! Consider this a way to both preorder our EP and leave us eternally grateful to you for your help.

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    You'll get both of the above along with a personal thank you from the band, printed on our website and our Facebook for everyone to see!

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    You'll get all of the above, plus a SIGNED hard copy of the EP from our first print!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Want to hear your favorite song Aduro-ized? Pick a song and we'll cover it, dedicate it to you, and put it on youtube for the world to see! (Includes everything from $20 pledge)

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    Have a crush on our amazing keyboardist, Shannon Farrell? Take her out on a date, and she'll hang out with you for a whole evening. She'll pick some cool activities and places to go, and you'll still get everything from the $20 pledge too!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Want to get to know the whole band? You'll get free access to our EP release show, including backstage access! We'll also invite you to the afterparty, and we'll skype you in if you're out of town and play some singalongs for you. (Includes everything from $20 pledge)

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    We will immortalize your generosity by giving you a signed illustration of you with the members of Aduro (or just Aduro, if you prefer), drawn by Nikola Luzaic! (Includes everything from $20 pledge)

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    We will come to your house and play a private acoustic set of 45+ minutes, for you and as many guests as you'd like to invite! You'll even get to pick a cover song for us to play, just for you. If you are less than a 4 hour drive from Norfolk, VA, we will cover travel costs ourselves; otherwise, you cover travel and lodging. If you'd like, we'll record it so you can keep and cherish a copy forever! (Includes everything from $20 pledge)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    The members of Aduro will show their creative side by doodling on a Ukelele or Djembe, recording one of our songs with it (dedicated to you), and then sending you the video and the instrument both for you to proudly display forever!
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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    For the more serious instrument collector, we'll pick up an acoustic guitar, electric guitar, or bass guitar, do some creative design work, record one of our songs with it, and send you the video and instrument! (Includes everything from $20 pledge)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    The big enchilada! We will come to your home and play a 60+ minute private electric show for you and your friends! You can pick a cover song for us to play, and we will cover travel expenses within a 4 hour drive of Norfolk, VA. We'll record the show and give you a copy to cherish forever, and we'll also give everyone at YOUR show digital downloads of our EP, along with tons of sweet Aduro merch! (Includes everything from $20 pledge)

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