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Elwood - The New Record by The Z-Boys

Pre-order "Elwood" by surf rock monsters the Z-Boys, recorded and produced by Ray Gennari at the Rocktorium of Love.

Elwood - The New Record by The Z-Boys

Pre-order "Elwood" by surf rock monsters the Z-Boys, recorded and produced by Ray Gennari at the Rocktorium of Love.

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About

Dear Reader, 

While the world hibernated in the winter of 2019, the Z-Boys returned to the Rocktorium of Love in West Kingston, where they recorded their debut EP in 2016. Producer Ray Gennari was tasked with a tall order - create an accurate representation of a live Z-Boys set, replete with studio magic. From the depths of that winter cold emerged the sprawling epic we are now calling "Elwood". With nine tracks and almost a full hour of music, this album is our most ambitious project to date, and we are excited to bring it into the world.

We three - Greg, Amato, and Ziggy - are all musicians by trade, and rely directly on the support of those who believe in and enjoy our music. This makes the costly and complicated process of putting out a new record difficult to accomplish on our own. All of our previous releases have been funded by the band - stashing extra money from gigs, or through generous friends willing to help. Your pre-orders will help us cover the cost of mastering the record and manufacturing physical copies. The money we raise on your good faith and generosity will put the finishing touches on this album. 

If we've ever made you laugh, dance, or made your jaw drop, we hope you will consider helping us out. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Music is a crazy business - what if someone breaks a hand? What if your car dies and the bass player can't give you a ride to the gig? Well, we've weathered those storms this year and more, and haven't missed a beat.

We are committed to paying all the other artists, producers, and engineers involved with helping us complete this project. This project would not be at this stage without the support of our producer, Ray Gennari, and artist Brian Barthelmes, who painted the amazing cover art. The more support we receive, the more videos, merch, and projects we can undertake - and we love looping in other local artists. With this in mind, the biggest risk to this project is not being successful with this Kickstarter.

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    Best value! Get a copy of "Elwood" on CD or cassette, t-shirt, digital download of our self-titled EP, our split 7" vinyl, and a copy of "The Singles: Volume One" from Rocktorium Records. Almost two hours of music, and we'll throw in some extra goodies!

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    Providence Taco Tour

    Taco experts Ziggy and Amato will take you on a taco tour of beautiful Providence, Rhode Island. We will hit at least three distinct taco locales in the city, with maybe a margarita or two. Includes "Elwood" on CD or cassette and a t-shirt.

    Please be willing to travel to Providence, RI for at least an afternoon/evening. Thanks!

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    Z-Boys House Show

    Ever wanted the Z-Boys to play your house? Let's do it! Book two sets of the Z-Boys for your barbecue, house party, bar mitzvah, whatever you like in the year 2020!

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    Wow, you're really going for it! For $10k, we will commission a wig made out of Ziggy's hair. 8 inches of locks for your gourd. Authentic Z-Boy mojo included.

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