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Sad Dads needs your help to record and release our new album entitled ,"I'm Doing Okay". If we don't meet out goal, we are breaking up.
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This money will be used, in addition to our own funds, to pay for things like recording, mixing, and mastering. Currently we are planning on recording at Gypsy Farm Studios (probably), which usually charges about $15/hr. Currently the album is planned to be about 14 songs long, so that is some serious cash. Luckily we've been playing most of these songs for two years so laying them down won't take that long.

Next we will be mixing and mastering. The plan now is to do a lot of this by ourselves, and do the rest at Chase Park Transduction (maybe). This too will cost money, although hopefully not too much.

Finally we will be pressing the album to CD and tape (and maybe vinyl if we are lucky but that's a whole 'nother kickstarter...). This also takes money (buying CDs, tapes, jewel cases, print album covers) and depending on how many copies we make (I'm thinking initially 50) that will add up. 

A portion of the profits will also go to Dominar Films, who helped organize the project and produce that lovely video up there!

The tenative tracklist is as follows:

1) Intro (AEIOU) 

2) Online Dating 

3) Fantasy 

4) Sex Monkey 

5) Diverse Universe 

6) My Ex Wife is a Bitch 

7) Lonely 'til the End 

8) Goo Man Cometh 

9) Wake Up (Who Are You?) 

10) I'm Doing Okay 

11) Chiropractor 

12) Saddieville 

13) The Sadness is Not Very Sad 

14) Outro (...Safety First, What's Next?) 

Our previously recorded songs can be heard at http://www.saddadstheband.bandcamp.com. Although the recording quality is low, it will give you an idea of what are sound is like and what the album would sound like. Currently the band is somewhat of a supergroup of Athens talent and currently consists of:

Thomas Bauer (myself) on vocals and rhythm guitar, Cameron Evers (of The Rodney Kings) on lead guitar, Michael Jefts (of The Barlettas) on bass, Kathleen Duffield (of Papa Legba) on drums, CJ Brown (of k i d s) on keyboards, and Wyatt Pless (of Figboots) and Robbie Rapp (of Muuy Biien and Woodfangs) on additional shredding guitars. 

Additionally we will be posting songs along the way that we record on Garage Band and other places that will let fans know about our promise, which will also be available for purchase here on the album Save Our Dads.

Here are some of our music videos:

Lonely til the End

I'm Doing Okay

and live:

House show

Risks and challenges

Some common setbacks for recording include: songs take longer than imagined to record, getting everyone (now 8 people) together with busy schedules, working out how exactly each song should sound in its final format, mixing and mastering the songs and making decisions about how certain elements should sound and coming to a conclusion, bandmates being shit heads.

We will tackle these issues head on by setting up specific dates to record and etc. etc.

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    A digital download code for the new album.

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    A digital download code of the album, and an exclusive copy of the Sad Dads blooper real, featuring unused and unusable footage from the Kickstarter video!

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    A copy of the album on CD and a T-Shirt! Hand made by Thomas.

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    The entire Sad Dads discography ("Arcade", "Living in the Lobby", and "The Kissing Booth") on CD along with the new album, and a T-Shirt!

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    The entire Sad Dads discography ("Arcade", "Living in the Lobby", and "The Kissing Booth") on CD along with the new album, and a T-Shirt! Plus bassist Michael Jefts will eat a raw onion!

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    The entire Sad Dads discography ("Arcade", "Living in the Lobby", and "The Kissing Booth") on CD along with the new album, and a T-Shirt! Plus, I will write a song on any subject of your choosing and put it on our ongoing Kickstarter EP, "Save Our Dads" ASAP, Plus bassist Michael Jefts will eat a raw onion!

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    The entire Sad Dads discography ("Arcade", "Living in the Lobby", and "The Kissing Booth") on CD along with the new album, and a T-Shirt! Plus we will play a show wherever and whenever you want! (Even at like 5am under a tree) Plus bassist Michael Jefts will eat a raw onion!

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    The entire Sad Dads discography ("Arcade", "Living in the Lobby", and "The Kissing Booth") on CD along with the new album, and a T-Shirt! Plus you can cancel any one of our shows, last minute, whenever you want! Plus bassist Michael Jefts will eat a raw onion!

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    The entire Sad Dads discography ("Arcade", "Living in the Lobby", and "The Kissing Booth") on CD along with the new album, and a T-Shirt! Plus you get to drive guitarist Cameron Evers wherever you want and leave him there for 24 hours. Plus bassist Michael Jefts will eat a raw onion!

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    The entire Sad Dads discography ("Arcade", "Living in the Lobby", and "The Kissing Booth") on CD along with the new album, and a T-Shirt! Plus lead singer Thomas Bauer will get anything you want (non-offensive) stick and poked onto his butt! Plus bassist Michael Jefts will eat a raw onion!

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    In addition to all the other "rewards", you will have power of attorney over us, meaning you can cut the life suport and break up Sad Dads for good. Or kick up to any two members out of the band. Or add anyone.

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