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We've just finished recording our new full length album "Hola" now we need to raise $5000 to cover the cost of mastering and printing.

Hello friends & fans!

We are more than excited to announce the brand new Ash Reiter record, "Hola".  For this album - our second full length - we've stepped up every aspect of the band's sound and vision. We've been writing, arranging and recording for the past two years, and we feel this new collection of songs, is our strongest to date. Now we want to give this record the professional treatment it deserves. Our goal is to raise $5000 to help cover the costs of mastering and printing the album in cd and vinyl format.

The project began when we met engineer Carlos Arredondo at party in Oakland over two years ago. Back then he was still an intern at New, Improved Recording in Oakland, California. Carlos invited us to record at the studio where he had been building up chops working with some of my local heroes tUnE-yArDs and Thao & Mirah. Needless to say the band was thrilled for the opportunity. We began the exciting process of laying down the basic tracks in the studio. Then we took the songs home to make them weird, spending countless hours layering overdubs and background vocals. In fact this is how I really got to know our current bass player, Scott Brown. After moving to the Bay Area and joining the band he spent almost every night for two months over at our house laying down tracks on "Hola". Will Halsey (our drummer and background vocalist extraordinaire) added more bricks to our growing wall of sound adding lush background vocal arrangements and experimental sounds from every instrument he could get his hands on. Meanwhile Drew Brown’s stylish guitar playing united the tunes with a modern Californian style. A small cast of talented friends also added key parts to our record including Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes), James Fenwicke (The Mumlers & Plantain),  Erica Fink (Dresses) and Anthony Ferraro (The Lawlands). Of course eventually we had to stop recording and bring our songs back to Carlos to mix- which was by no means an easy task.  Only just a few weeks ago we finally completed our last little tweaks and edits. Now we have a ruling record and the only task that remains is to master and press it. That's where you come in…

We are trying to produce the finest product possible, but of course we need your help to finish this record. Production costs land squarely on the band and we need some assistance to bring you our best quality recordings to date. Luckily we have already covered the expenses of recording and mixing the album but we still need some help to bring this little baby of ours out into the world.

The album will be available in standard digipack cd format as well as limited edition red vinyl in a gatefold jacket- the red vinyl will be limited to the first pressing of 500 copies. You can preview some tracks from the album here.

Here's a breakdown of the production costs that our kickstarter will help cover:

Mastering: $500

Pressing CD’s and Vinyl $3,500

Kickstarter & Amazon taxes: $650

Gifts & Postage: $350

We've put a lot of thought and effort into coming up with gifts that are both unique and fun, and we hope we can count on your support to help us make our dream album a reality! We really couldn't do it without you, so thank you again.

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REMINDER: The way Kickstarter works is that you donate funds to enable the completion of a creative project, and in return you receive cool rewards, which we designed ourselves with great care. The catch is that if we do not reach our goal within our 30 days, we don't get the funds. Your credit cards will not be charged until we meet our goal. Don't forget -all listed prices already include the cost of shipping so there will be no added charge for mailing items to you.

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    Digital Download of 3 Singles from "Hola" 1. I've Got Something I Can Laugh About 2. Ishi 3. Little Sandy + A personal thankyou email

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    Digital Download of "Hola" + A personal thankyou email

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    Physical CD "Hola" + Ash Reiter Sticker

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    Physical CD "Hola" signed by the band + Ash Reiter Sticker

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    "Hola" Digital Download + Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) +Ash Reiter Sticker

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    Limited Edtion Red Vinyl Copy of "Hola" in gatefold jacket (with CD copy of "Hola" included in paper sleeve) + Ash Reiter Sticker +2 Ash Reiter buttons Note: Only the first 500 copies of the vinyl will be available in red. Get this collectors edition before they run out.

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    Ash Reiter Tee Shirt and "Hola" CD + Ash Reiter Sticker

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    Double Vinyl Vision - Limited Edtion Red Vinyl Copy of "Hola" in gatefold jacket (with CD copy of "Hola" included in paper sleeve) signed by band + A copy of our 7" Vinyl EP - "Marooned" including an insert with orginal artwork designed by Ash

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    Limited Edition Red "Hola" Vinyl + Ash Reiter Teeshirt (by American Apparel) + Ash Reiter Sticker

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    Limited Edtion Red Vinyl Copy of "Hola" in gatefold jacket (with CD copy of "Hola" included in paper sleeve) and Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) +Ash Reiter Sticker

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    Limited edition poster + "Hola" CD and Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel)

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    All three Ash Reiter albums CD Format (Paper Diamonds, Heatwave, Hola) + Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel)

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    Limited Edtion Red Vinyl Copy of "Hola" in gatefold jacket (with CD copy of "Hola" included in paper sleeve) and Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) +Limited Edition Hand Crafted Chord Book (with lyrics and original illustrations by Ash Reiter) signed by the band

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    Guest Spot (plus one) to any show in the next year + Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) and "Hola" CD signed by the band

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    limited edition Hola poster, Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) , all 3 cds (Hola, Heatwave, Paper Diamonds)

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    Limited edition poster signed by band, all 3 cds, Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel), limited edition hand crafted chord book with lyrics and original illustrations by Ash +Ash Reiter Sticker

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    Private 60 Minute Lesson (choose one Ash- songwriting, Scott- Bass, Drew- Guitar, Will- Drums) + "Hola" CD limited to the Bay Area

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    Set of original band portraits drawn by Ash + Hand Crafted Chord Book (with lyrics and original illustrations) + Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) and three CDs (Hola, Heatwave, Paper Diamonds)

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    Singing Telegram - We'll serenade you with an Ash Reiter song or a cover of your choice on your very own door step. + Ash Reiter Teeshirt (by American Apparel) and your choice of Vinyl or CD copy of "Hola" Limited to the greater Bay Area or Tour Schedule

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    Sing a duet with on stage with Ash + Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) and "Hola" CD

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    The band will do a recording of a cover of your choice in our home studio encased in a hand made packaging by Ash + Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) and "Hola" CD

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    Ash writes and records a song for you or your loved one at our home studio + “Hola” CD

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    The band will play your home or event (limited to the greater Bay Area or tour schedule) feel free to charge admission + Ash Reiter Tee Shirt (by American Apparel) and all three CDs

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    The original album artwork. Ash created two unique pieces to use for the front and back of the album. In the style of a funeral wreath or mandala she mounted plastic flowers on backing to create the eye catching piece featured on the album. The front piece is about 4x4 feet and reads "Hola" in red lettering. The back piece is slightly smaller at about 3x3 feet and has a sort of flower crown design with no wording. Please email ashreiter@gmail.com for pictures or more details. Your choice of the front piece or back piece. These are the actual art pieces used for the cover so it is first come first serve as to which piece you can chose.

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    Choose Your Own Adventure.... Pick one and have an adventure with Ash 1. Sky Diving - no better way to spend an afternoon than hurdling through time and space. You and Ash can go flying through the air. 2. Spelunking - lets explore the depths of the earth together 3. Hot Air Balloon Trip - 4. Sonoma County Winery Tour - 21+ only please. Hop in the van and the band will take you on a day long tour of beautiful Sonoma County. Picnic lunch provided. 5. Surfing - Come on a Surfing Safari with me! I'll provide surf boards and wet suits and we can take on the waves in beautiful Santa Cruz. 6. Tape Split Release - You record one side A. We'll record side B. Your chance to be on an album with Ash. We'll print up 50 copies of your very own tape. 7. Rafting the American River - The River Runs Wild on a 1 day rafting trip down the American River. Lunch included. 8. Backpacking Trip - Into the woods. A two- maybe three day backpacking trip. Food and camping equipment provided. 9. Overnight Bike Ride From Sebastopol to SF - Stunning views of Tomales Bay, Mt Tam, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge and much more. Guided by yours truly. Really an amazing trip. These particular adventure "delivery dates" are subject to availability but will certainly be honored within one year of "purchase". Of course you also get a copy of "Hola" on cd or vinyl + Ash Reiter Teeshirt (by American Apparel) + Poster and Limited Edition Chord Book

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