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Pre-order Aloud's new album 'Exile' and help support Aloud's first coast-to-coast national tour! Read more

Boston, MA Indie Rock
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Pre-order Aloud's new album 'Exile' and help support Aloud's first coast-to-coast national tour!

Boston, MA Indie Rock
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We’ve been in the studio for about a year now recording our new album Exile with local producer Daniel Nicholas Daskivich. The album is almost finished, and we are incredibly excited to share it with you! Jeff Lipton of Peerless Mastering—who mastered Fan The Fury, in fact—will return to master Exile, and the cover art will be designed by a local graphic artist. We'll send the master off to be duplicated and then, then you can be among the first to hear the new tracks.

Exile is a little more moody and different from our previous work. This time around we've taken inspiration from our bookshelves and art galleries, and threw in a heavy dose of surrealism. The arrangements go beyond the standard rock band instrumentation and are rich with vocal harmonies, strings, organ lines, brass parts and sound effects. We've been very lucky to have such great friends be featured on the record (namely Dan Daskivich, Jon Schmidt, Charles Murphy, Matthew Girard, Beth Holub, Matt Szemela, Josh Penslar, and Veronica Dicker). We've caught a lot of the recording process on film and you can see what we've been up to on our Studio Journal on YouTube.

Pre-order Exile, and you'll get the music before anyone else. For $15, you'll receive a CD in the mail as well as a digital copy straight to your inbox. You'll also get Exile before the official release date, and we're sweetening the deal with extra digital downloads unreleased bonus tracks. Pre-order today by pledging $15!

With the disappearance of record labels and industry-funded development for artists, we founded our own record label Lemon Merchant Records and invite you to go beyond pre-ordering to help us fund this project. For those of you who are able to put forth more generous financial support for this project, you can make a pledge in any amount. We'll reward your support with fun fan packages, starting at $20! Packages range from a few CDs, to the Box of Aloud, to a signed guitar. We might even show up at your place, guitars in hand!

Perhaps you're on the other side of the financial equation... Completely broke? Consider pledging $1. We honestly, really appreciate it.

As always, your support is greatly appreciated, no matter how little or much you may give financially, and quite frankly, without you there, what we do doesn't matter, so thanks!

And there's more:

Starting at CMJ in October, we are planning our first coast-to-coast tour in support of Exile, with shows already booked in NYC, Colorado, Washington State and California. This is our most expansive tour yet; Aloud will perform in colleges and club venues from Boston to Chicago, to Seattle and Los Angeles and San Diego, through Texas and the South, and back up the East Coast. We're traveling over 6,000 miles in 2 months.

Part of your pledges will go to help fund this tour, and we'd like to see you at the shows! We're reserving two tickets for each pledge over $100 for any concert on this tour. Look for the 'BOSTON BONUS' and/or 'TOUR BONUS' notes in each package to see how your reward will bring us physically closer together... We're offering guest list spots to our CD Listening Party and 1/2 price tickets or free concert tickets during our CD Release Party and Tour. Pledge, and we'll be saying "muchas gracias" in person (or "thanks", or "danke schoen", or in any language you want)!

Keep checking this page at www.allthingsAloud.com for updates on the album & the tour, and as always THANK YOU for your support!

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    Pledge $15 or more

    20 backers

    Pre-Order Exile + Receive Unreleased Music!
    Get the new album delivered to you before it's released to the general public. We'll send you a download code via email to get high quality mp3s + a physical copy of the album on CD via snail mail. We'll sign the CD and include a thank you card in the package. BONUS: As soon as we reach our funding goal, we'll send you a download link for exclusive, never-before-released Aloud bonus tracks. BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party at a hot bar in the Boston area this fall (date & exact location TBA).

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    Pledge $20 or more

    51 backers

    Pre-Order Exile + Get another Aloud CD or T-Shirt!
    Get the new album on pre-order including bonus material (see description above), plus another Aloud CD of your choosing OR a T-Shirt (we'll ask for your size before shipping). BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name on the list for 1/2 price tickets to see Aloud perform live at Aloud's CD Release Party in the Boston area this fall, AND we'll put your name + 1 friend on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party at a hot bar in the Boston area (dates & exact locations TBA).

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    Pledge $50 or more

    9 backers

    Pre-Order Exile + Box of Aloud! Get the new album on pre-order including bonus material (see description above), plus all of Aloud's previously released albums ('Fan The Fury', 'Leave Your Light On', and Aloud's EP 'The Sooner It Comes'), a T-shirt (in your size) and tour poster! BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name on the list for 1/2 price tickets to see Aloud perform live at Aloud's CD Release Party in the Boston area this fall AND We'll put your name + 1 friend on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party, at a hot bar in the Boston area (dates & exact locations TBA).

  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    3 backers

    Pre-Order Exile + Box of Aloud + Exile Tour Tickets! Get everything listed above, plus one ticket to any concert open to the public on Aloud's upcoming tour, including Aloud's Boston CD Release Party! BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name + 3 friends on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party, at a hot bar in the Boston area this fall (dates & exact locations TBA).

  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    1 backer

    Pre-Order Exile + Get Your Name in the Exile Liner Notes + Box of Aloud! Want to live forever in Aloud infamy and in the glow of our ever loving appreciation? Here's how! We'll include a list of 'Aiders & Abettors' in the liner notes, and you can be one of them for your $200 pledge! We'll also send you the CD on pre-order + the Box of Aloud (see descriptions above). TOUR BONUS: Get two tickets to any concert open to the public on Aloud's Exile Tour (including their Boston CD Release Party!). BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name + 5 friends on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party, at a hot bar in the Boston area this fall (dates & exact locations TBA).

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    0 backers

    Pre-Order Exile + Get a private songwriting session with Jen & Henry! Want to write a song for your special sweetheart, but don't have the chops? Have you been writing poems and want to set them to music? Perhaps you have a child who's musically-gifted, or maybe you just want some honest songwriting advice. If you like Aloud's songs, consider pledging $300 and we'll reward you with a 2-hour songwriting session with Aloud songwriters Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguiristain. (And of course, you'll get the album on pre-order.) Note: Because of travel limitations, we can only offer this reward to backers in the Northeast US. TOUR BONUS: Get two tickets to any concert open to the public on Aloud's Exile Tour (including their Boston CD Release Party!). BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name + 5 friends on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party, at a hot bar in the Boston area (dates & exact locations TBA).

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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    Pre-Order Exile + Get a private performance from Jen & Henry! Having a party? Why not invite Jen & Henry over for a live acoustic performance? We'll reward your $500 pledge with a 60-minute acoustic show with Aloud's front people Jen & Henry. You bring the crowd, the party, the drinks, and we'll provide music and PA (if needed). Invite 5 people, invite 1,000 people, it's up to you. Have graduation party in your backyard, an intimate anniversary concert filled with love songs, or a toga party kegger in your basement. Of course, you'll also get the CD on pre-order. Note: Because of travel limitations, we can only offer this reward to backers in the Northeast US. TOUR BONUS: Get two tickets to any concert open to the public on Aloud's Exile Tour (including their Boston CD Release Party!). BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name + 5 friends on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party, at a hot bar in the Boston area (dates & exact locations TBA).

  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer

    Pre-Order Exile + Get a private performance from Aloud!
    Having a BIG party? Why not invite Aloud over for a full-fledged rock show?! We'll reward your $1,000 pledge with a 60-minute rock show featuring the entire band. You bring the party, we'll bring the PA and the rock n' roll energy. We'll set up a 'stage' in your backyard (if your neighbors can take it), during your block party, at a private function in a club or ballroom, or anywhere you can fit us! Of course, you'll also get the CD on pre-order. Note: Because of travel limitations, we can only offer this reward to backers in the Northeast US. TOUR BONUS: Get two tickets to any concert open to the public on Aloud's Exile Tour (including their Boston CD Release Party!). BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name + 5 friends on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party, at a hot bar in the Boston area this fall (dates & exact locations TBA).

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Pre-Order Exile + Get a Guitar signed by Jen & Henry!
    We're rewarding backers with one of the band's gently used guitars, signed by Jen & Henry. And of course, you'll get the album on pre-order. TOUR BONUS: Get two tickets to any concert open to the public on Aloud's Exile Tour (including their Boston CD Release Party!). BOSTON BONUS: We'll put your name + 5 friends on the guest list of Aloud's CD Listening Party, at a hot bar in the Boston area this fall (dates & exact locations TBA).

Funding period

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