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Askultura wants to release a proper LP that inspires you to move, think & act & they'll do just about anything to make it happen!

www.askultura.com
www.askultura.com

The 2012 LP "Ten Strong Superpunk Skarantella Reggae Rumba Fury" is shaping up to have the same raw truth of an independent release with the polish and quality of a label release. We'll shop this thing out to indie labels in the future, but at this point it's all yours to pledge anything from $4 to the full $2000 to help make Askultura's first full length release a reality. 

WE MADE THE 2,000! Check the updates for the newest of news like my Uncle Broadway says!

Why should Askultura make records? The last thing the world needs is another band running around asking for money.

Because there's a message within. The positivity, personal responsibility and hope that's lost to popular music is definitively present here. Listening to us you'll hear a sound that's familiar to your bones. We take the musical roots of our cultures and add the fury and energy of a genre that's had the world dancing, thinking and taking action for thirty years. We named the record after the sound within: "Superpunk Skarantella Reggae Rumba Fury". 

With the ability to independently produce this record, Askultura can continue to make music that speaks your language without the whitewash of a major label.   Twenty years ago Askultura would've thrived under an indie label like Fat Wreck Chords or Epitaph. Today, thanks to crowd funding like Kickstarter we're able to put the message out there ourselves while we tirelessly work to continue making real music. 

We're going to need your help, but it's not for nothing. If you give us your hard-earned we will hook you up with lots of good stuff. Check out the pledges and you'll see what we're willing to do to make "Ten Strong" heard. If you'd like to pledge to more than one reward you can make a second account and do so...only one reward per account. If we exceed the $2000 we're gonna use that extra cash & take those shiny cd's with us on the road, so no amount is too much...we're ready to travel to Mongolia with these tunes.

As each Kickstarter artist explains, we won't make anything if we don't reach our pledge. We've directed all of our resources to this campaign. You can buy our merch, the old EP, just the new album, or just a t-shirt. We've put together a $25 "Bombproof Package" that's a value to you and a big help for us. And yes, we really will be calling you! There's a whole list of things we're willing to do to pay for this album including painting your house!

So where are you with the record, and will you really produce? 

We've already paid for and recorded 'Ten Strong' with APL Studios. Their unique brand of On Location Recording afforded us the opportunity to record with lower overhead in environments that may not have been originally intended for recording, but best suited the instruments and vibe of the songs. We also plan to send a few of the tracks up north for mastering by our friend, the legendary King Django of Stubborn Records at Version City Studios

When it comes time to print 'Ten Strong' we're going to replicate 1000 copies in 6-panel digi-pack, at $1300 up-front. We'll bring these with us on tour, ship them to fans, give one away at every show, and ship a chunk out to college radio stations and record labels in hopes of spreading the word.

We're committed to releasing 'Ten Strong' and believe our friends and fans will pledge enough to support the cause, so we've booked a local show at our home bass bar 'Churchill's Pub'. On November 3rd, kickstarter pledgers and Askultura devotees will celebrate the new release with us in full force, along with our closest friends and their bands.

That kickass video was shot by our friend Raul Ospina and edited by our very own accordionist Gabe.

Everything else you'll want to know about Askultura can be found on our website: www.askultura.com. 

More about the Sensory Deprivation Tank Package: Joe Rogan & The Sensory Deprivation Tank

Thanks and a whole lotta love,

ASKU!

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    **DOWNLOAD 'Ten Strong' & A PHONE CALL** We'll call anyone, anywhere in the world. You'll receive a personal thank you, maybe a prankyou from the band. (We're going to need your number for this one, all ten digits necessary or more for the international call). You'll also get an early digital download of the entire record for around half of what it'll cost after the release.

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    **THE OL' EP "YOU STANK" LIMITED FIRST RUN** DOWNLOAD 'Ten Strong' & A PHONE CALL We have a few copies left from the first run of the "You Stank We Skank EP" (if we're shipping add $2 ($4 international) and your address)

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    **CD** Get the FULL-LENGTH 'Ten Strong' CD as soon as it hits Mother Earth (are we shipping it? add $3 ($5 international) and include your address) + a STICKER + The Early Download + A phone call

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    **T-SHIRT** 'Ten Strong' Alternative Cover T-SHIRT (are we shipping it? add $4 ($8 international) and include your address) + a STICKER + The Early Download + A phone call

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    **SOFLA LOCAL: CD RELEASE PARTY** One TICKET (handmade & glorious) to the Nov 3rd party at Churchill's Pub + 'Ten Strong' CD (pick up at the release show) + The Early Download + A phone call

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    **The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** 'Ten Strong' CD + 'Ten Strong' Alternative Cover T-SHIRT + Two DIGITAL downloads of singles from the album before the releases + A cd of unreleased DEMO tracks and us toolin around in the studio + 2 STICKERS & PATCHES + One signed POSTER + Special THANX on the band website + One TICKET (handmade & glorious) to any of the SoFla CD Parties (Nov 3, Churchill's Pub) + A phone call (are we shipping? add $4 ($8 international) and include your address)

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    **DOUBLE BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** For your friend, your better half, your Dad, whoever! You get TWO of everything! 2 'Ten Strong' CDs as soon as they hit Mamma earth + 2 exclusive 'Ten Strong' Alternative Cover T-SHIRTS + 2 sets of two DIGITAL downloads of singles from the album before the releases + 2 cds of unreleased DEMO tracks and us toolin around in the studio + 4 STICKERS n PATCHES + 2 'Ten Strong' posters, signed up! + 2 Special THANX on the band website (send two names!) + 2 TICKETS to our SoFla CD release parties in the fall + 2 THANK YOU phone calls (include 2 phone numbers!) (are we shipping? add $8 ($12 international) and include your address)

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    **The ORLANDO BANANAS PACKAGE + The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** (Offer valid only at Orlando Location Only!) Everything in the BOMBPROOF PACKAGE (includes ticket to the Orlando Release Party) + We'll take you to dinner at BANANAS diner after the show!

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    **The UNION LABORER PACKAGE + The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** (Offer valid only in Miami-Dade County!) Gabe will walk your DOG + Drew will do a load of DISHES in his skivs and apron + Jenny will give you a 10-minute MASSAGE + Cap will wash your car TOPLESS + Steph will organize your UNDERWEAR drawer

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    **DEATH OF A BASSIST WALL ART + THE BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** Gabe's old bandana and acoustic bass head mounted on a board with a personal message from him on the back. Yours to display on your wall or wear while you perform! (are we shipping? add $10 ($20 international) and include your address)

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    **The HAIRCUT PACKAGE + The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** You get HAMMERED w Andrew and give one another CHOICE HAIRCUTS. AKA The JOSH FREESE SPECIAL. Andrew only has one head of hair so this is limited to one run.

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    **LESSON PACKAGE + The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** (Offer valid only in Miami-Dade County!) Pick an instrument and a band member (Mix & Match!), you'll get a private one hour lesson + a Signed HAND MADE CERTIFICATE for your lesson efforts (if you're a good student) **ps. we're all good with kids**

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    **LIMITED EDITION & SIGNED TIT PRINT + The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** 8 men, 2 women. Chest, paint, and canvas. This is going to be a very special piece of artwork. Includes The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE. Nuff said. Place your bids.

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    **The CARTOON PACKAGE + The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** Gabe will paint you an original cartoon animal. Buyer's choice! Signed by every band member.

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    **SENSORY DEPRIVATION TANK PACKAGE + The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** Go float for 1 hour in a sensory deprivation tank with any member of Askultura, your choice + The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE. Location: Delray Beach, FL. See the Joe Rogan link on the page for more info on sensory deprivation tanks. Sounds badass!

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    **ACOUSTIC SHOW & The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** If you're in Miami-Dade or Broward county we'll PUT ON AN ACOUSTIC SHOW for you at a venue of your choice...your HOUSE? Your girlfriends house? Mom's? Wherever, you let us know we're there + everything in The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE + a THANK YOU phone call (include your digits please!)

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    **PERSONAL FULL BAND SHOW & The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE** If you're in Miami-Dade or Broward county we'll PUT ON AN ALL OUT SHOW for you at a venue of your choice...your HOUSE? Your girlfriends house? Mom's? Wherever, you let us know we're there + everything in The BOMBPROOF PACKAGE + a THANK YOU phone call (include your digits please!)

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    **The HOUSE PAINTER PACKAGE + ALL OTHER PACKAGES** This is it, only 1 available! You cover our whole cost, but we PAINT YOUR HOUSE. No joke. (Valid only in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, package subject to approval) Seriously, we have amongst us a certified and insured painter who, with his group, will paint your house while Jen massages your lazy bones for an hour. We'll throw in the BOMBPROOF PACKAGE and a PERSONAL SHOW for good measure. Have your house painted for the New Years!

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