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In 2002, the Mountain Goats released Tallahassee. We're celebrating the CD's tenth birthday with a cover album.


Well, we made our initial goal of $1500 with 13 days to spare, and then we made our stretch goal of $2500 with 10 days to spare. Is it too presumptuous to think that we can raise an additional $1500 before the project is over? Any money we make after expenses are subtracted will be divided up between the artists as a budget/stipend. Let's make this record sound as good as it can be!

In case you skipped the video: The Project

On November 5th, 2002 The Mountain Goats released their album Tallahassee on 4AD. Now, ten years later, artists and songwriters in all genres consider it a landmark album. To celebrate Tallahassee's tenth birthday, we are pulling together fourteen different artists to cover the fourteen tracks on the album, creating Tallahassee Turns Ten: A Mountain Goats Cover Album.

The Tracks and Artists (so far)

As we started inviting submissions to this project, we were pleased to find artists across the stylistic spectrum who call Tallahassee an influence. Some of the artists who have contributed so far are ambient/shoegaze duo Houses, "cosmic surf-rock" band Tiger Waves, and former Mountain Goats tour mate Perry Owen Wright (of the Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers). A full list of the artist contributing (so far) can be found below:


Submit a Demo to Us (deadline - Dec 20th)

We haven't filled all the tracks yet, so if you want to submit your own track, feel free to go to http://tallahasseeturnsten.com and click on the submit link to upload a demo to us. We'll evaluate it and get back to you. If you love the Mountain Goats, or any of the contributing artists, please give generously, to help us make this project a reality.

Contact

If you have any questions, email me at blade@tallahasseeturnsten.com

If you want to "like" us on Facebook. That's cool too.

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    A thank you on the website with a link to your personal/business website. (nothing explicit or illegal) + a digital download of 1 track of your choosing from the album.

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    Tallahassee Themed Magnet Poetry (composed of the words of one song of your choosing from Tallahassee) + limited edition poster + all previous rewards. (for additional sets of magnet poetry, add $5 per set)

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    Handwritten thank you letter written by me and signed by me and any participating artist that I can track down and convince to do so + Rewards 1-4.

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    Sean Bonnette from Andrew Jackson Jihad will record a cover of any Mountain Goats song you want and send you the exclusive mp3. Plus everything from the $50 reward.

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    Limited Edition version of the album with handmade packaging with lots of goodies and extras (a max of 6 of these will be made- 1 of which will be delivered to John Darnielle) + a grab bag of cds from participating artists + Rewards 1-4 & 8

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    Associate Producer credit printed on the album and website + Rewards 1-3 & the $50 and $200 rewards + a set of magnet poetry composed of the lyrics from every song on Tallahassee

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