Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 7, 2010.
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Motopony is preparing to release their new EP "Wait For Me" and will be cutting a 500 piece limited edition vinyl 12" record.

For the release of their upcoming summer EP entitled "Wait For Me," Motopony has decided to take a unique route by allowing you and their fans to be part of the process. We're asking you to help fund the production costs of pressing a limited edition run of 500 personalized, beautifully crafted 12" vinyl records. Depending on your budget and generosity, the band has created a six-tier pyramid reward system- your pledges make this project a reality. Even if you can't pledge, we would be deeply thankful to those who help spread the word.

Wait For Me Album Art


We wanted to give you a sneak peek at the album art for the EP.

Listen to the Single "Wait For Me"


Head on over to MotoponyMusic.com or BandCamp to listen to the new single and their first record.


The History


Motopony is a Seattle-based band that originally began as an outlet for singer/songwriter Daniel Blue's poetry. Crafting songs on a three E-string guitar to match his voice, Daniel played as many shows as he possibly could in his then home of Tacoma. In the summer of 2009 his path crossed once again with producer Buddy Ross (the hip hop pseudonym for Josiah Sherman). Having met years prior while working on other records, Daniel knew that fate had connected them again. The two worked through dozens of songs and by summer's end Buddy Ross had joined Motopony, recruiting Brantley Cady (guitar) and Thomas Williams (drums) to round out the live band. The band played numerous shows in Tacoma and Seattle, releasing their debut record in November.


Half a year later and having moved to Seattle, Daniel Blue had a dream that inspired the song "Wait For Me," which brought the band together in a unique way, triggering an evolution in the band's sound, songwriting, recording process. Since then the band has worked through a handful of additional songs that exist in the same spirit of the title single, sonically straying from their first record's folk roots into dreamy summer grooves. The Wait For Me EP is the quintessential bridge between their first LP and their upcoming, highly-anticipated second record expected in Spring 2011.


Motopony's first record cost nearly $20,000 to produce and manufacture. This time around, the band has taken to producing the record themselves, recording in Buddy Ross' self-built recording studio "The Panther Palace," which spans the entire basement of his Wallingford house. Brainstorming creative ways to make this EP happen, KickStarter.com became an answer to remaining funding needed to make the record a reality.


Where Your Money Goes


All of the recording, engineering, and mixing of the EP is now in progress, with the band handling most of the work. Motopony needs your help funding the production costs of the physical release: a limited run of 500 12" vinyl records.



Your contribution will go to the following costs:


  • Vinyl Master Lacquer Creation ($400)

  • Vinyl Pressing and Sleeve Printing ($3,000)

  • Postage and Packaging for Shipping The Records + Rewards ($1,600)

Teaming up with KickStarter.com and Amazon.com, all of the pledge transactions and information are handled safely and securely using trusted Amazon.com security. This means you can sleep safely at night even after you've made a pledge.

We're banking on reaching our funding goal of $5000 within 45 days, but in the unlikely event that this does not happen, no one will be charged their pledged amount, no rewards go out, and we all go on with our lives as if nothing had ever happened.

Rewards


For your contributions to the project, we have a bounty of rewards, ranging from downloads of the band's records to personalized songs written for you by Daniel Blue. Those who contribute $25 or more will have their name printed on the inside sleeve of the record in recognition of their generous contribution.


Want More?


Come find the band on Facebook and chat them up.

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    Download of Motopony LP (2009) · Download of Wait For Me EP (2010) · Thank You Credit on Motopony Site

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    Download of Motopony LP (2009) · Download of Wait For Me EP (2010) · Thank You Credit on Motopony Site · $10 Credit Towards Purchase of Motopony Vinyl Once Released · Thank You Postcard

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    Download of Motopony LP (2009) · Download of Wait For Me EP (2010) · Thank You Credit on Inside Record Sleeve · Thank You Postcard · Signed Copy of Motopony Vinyl Mailed To You · Guest List At Vinyl Release Show

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    Download of Motopony LP (2009) · Download of Wait For Me EP (2010) · Thank You Credit on Inside Record Sleeve · Thank You Postcard · Signed Copy of Motopony Vinyl Mailed To You · Handwritten Poem From Singer Daniel Blue · Thank You Phonecall / Video Chat · Personalized Polaroid From Band · Guest List At Vinyl Release Show · Guest List At Motopony Show of Your Choice

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    Download of Motopony LP (2009) · Download of Wait For Me EP (2010) · Thank You Credit on Inside Record Sleeve · Thank You Postcard · Signed Copy of Motopony Vinyl Mailed To You · Handwritten Poem From Singer Daniel Blue · Thank You Phonecall / Video Chat · Personalized Polaroid From Band · Signed Limited Edition Hand Printed 2009 CD Release Poster · Guest List At Vinyl Release Show · VIP Guest List +1 At Motopony Show of Your Choice

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    Download of Motopony LP (2009) · Download of Wait For Me EP (2010) · Thank You Credit on Inside Record Sleeve · Thank You Postcard · Signed Copy of Motopony Vinyl Mailed To You · Handwritten Poem From Singer Daniel Blue · Thank You Phonecall / Video Chat · Personalized Polaroid From Band · Signed Limited Edition Hand Printed 2009 CD Release Poster · Guest List At Vinyl Release Show · VIP Guest List +1 At Motopony Show of Your Choice · Hang Out With Daniel Blue and Band For A Day · Daniel Blue Will Write, Record, and Email You A Song

Funding period

- (45 days)