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Eliot & Eads, an Americana rock band of St. Louis natives, is recording an album about the heartland. Help them complete the record!

We are Eliot & Eads: a three-man band (Pete, Alex, & Sam) from St. Louis, Missouri. We're trying to complete our first studio album, The Flyover States. The album is a study of the places that have left a significant impact on us during our most formative years, and we believe this sense of place and sense of self will speak to all who hear our record. In short, it’s about knowing who you are, remembering where you come from, and finding home, wherever that may be.

The album has come together over the past several months with the advent of Alex's senior project, but really found its roots several years ago when the group (then nameless) wrote a few of the existing songs on The Flyover States and attempted to record them. We think this recent iteration of our recording truly brings the lyrics and music to life. Over the years, we've learned a lot about the people and places we were talking about in those first recordings, and this background has given us incredible motivation to create The Flyover States, as best we are able. 

Our friends and fans have donated time, talent, and overwhelming support throughout the entire process, and their contributions have made this album increasingly more meaningful to us.

But we need your help.

Though we have made incredible progress with the resources we have, the album remains unfinished. Many of the technical aspects necessary to complete and release the record, including mastering, distribution, and licensing, don’t come cheap.

As a group of recent college graduates, this is not something we can afford on our own.  We have made all of the financial contributions we can to help make this album a reality, but more significantly, we have made innumerable other sacrifices along the way: from Sam driving up from New Orleans to record bass and banjo tracks, to Pete recording demo takes and arrangements in his small DC bedroom, to Alex spending many late nights editing audio and video in Philadelphia.

We want nothing more than to do this album justice by making it sound as great as possible. Your financial contribution will help us pay to have the record professionally mastered so the final product is polished and well-produced. These funds will also help us pay for all of the licenses and agreements necessary to distribute The Flyover States so it can be found on iTunes and other popular music vendors.

We can’t thank you enough for considering a contribution to The Flyover States. Anything you can give, from financial support to spreading the word, means a lot to us!

-Alex, Sam, & Pete
Eliot & Eads

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    Every contribution helps! A big thank-you from the band on our website, blog and Twitter pages.

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    An advance copy of the single from The Flyover States along with our sincere thanks online.

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    The Flyover States two weeks in advance, a sticker, a diner-style mug featuring our emblem, and a round of thank-yous online and via postcard.

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    A copy of The Flyover States two weeks in advance, a mug, a sticker, mini poster, and a t-shirt featuring our emblem. And, of course, our thanks online and in a handwritten note.

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