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Blane Fonda is currently recording our first LP. We're an independent band and rely on the support of fans and friends. Thank you!
Blane Fonda is currently recording our first LP. We're an independent band and rely on the support of fans and friends. Thank you!
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One can only hope that you've already watched the video in the screen above.

Animation, sound & Illustration by Ian Pfaff

Story & Illustration by Mawk!

Live Footage shot by Joey DiFranco

Narrated by M Freeman 

Blane Photo by Adam Kuehl

Just click play! C'mon, just go full-screen, you deserve it!

Blane Fonda is currently in the studio working on the production of their first LP. Check out their EP–Master of Stars and Broken Arms–from 2009. They currently are DIY, which means they don't have a label or representation. The band handles all of their own management, booking, art development, promotions, etc... They want to do as much as possible on their own to really show the big wigs their potential under the right management further down the road.

Blane Fonda consists of five members who all work 9-5 jobs in order to support their creative endeavors in rock and roll. 

They have managed to do well for themselves without backing support. One can only imagine how far they could go with a little Kickstarter boost! This is not to say that they don't appreciate the support they have received thus far. 

Foundation Content is working pro bono on an AMAZING video for Opportunity Rocks. It is extremely humbling; working with a post house of this caliber. Preview here >>> CHECK OUT THE TEASER!!! Mawk! had been working with Matt Egan on this project in an intense collaboration. Foundation saw the work Mawk! and Matt were doing and wanted to support the creative vision the two began forming. Blane thanks the Foundation Graphics Team for their great work and generosity. They are talented sweethearts and dear friends of Blane. BFFBFF (Blane Fonda + Foundation = Best Friends Forever).

Mawk! also worked closely with his best bud Ian Pfaff to create the promo video for this Kickstarter campaign. Thank you Ian for animating this awesome vid.

Gladys Bernadac, also of Foundation fame, is currently shooting a documentary for the 'making of' the LP. This is really exciting because it will give folks a glimpse at how much goes in to the process of creating a full-length BLANE album. Check out a teaser for the documentary here >>>>

Matt Pennetti coded a new website for Blane for the price of two KISS cover tunes to be performed by the dudes.

Blane would like to pledge their undying appreciation to those already who show their support, their belief in the project, and for contributing in whatever way they can to help get Blane Fonda off the ground.

"We've really gotten a great response from the bit of recording and touring we've done so far. It's really flattering and encouraging. We would like to pay back this incredible gratuity by putting everything we have in to our art. Giving a 1,000,000%. And making those who believe proud by following through and improving every day. You are part of our family. We love and appreciate you." -Blane F.

So. Some of you are probably thinking, '$5,000 is a lot of scrill, they're probably going to just spend it all on beer. What could they possibly need that much money for?'

Well, first off. The members of Blane Fonda take turns buying beer for the band out of their own pockets. Second, this is a great opportunity to educate some folks on exactly how much it takes to produce a successful record.

Even at a discounted 'I believe in you and like your music rate' it's >>>  $12,000 to Record a decent sounding record.

$3500 to Master at mid-grade standards

$1500 Press 1000 copies

But it doesn't stop there. Blane has to make sure that all this doesn't go unseen. They must then hire a PR rep to help push the record which is a monthly, ongoing fee.

"We are asking for your investment because we believe in this and we hope when you hear this record you will believe in it, too" -Charlie 

Wouldn't it be cool to say, 'I helped them put out their first full-length record'? Yeah. It would totally be cool.

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    Framed Post-It ARTWORK by BLANE frontman, MAWK! or funny caricature drawing by Key/Trumpet player CPTN WITT, plus a signed copy of the ALBUM & limited edition POSTER <<< www.grobblings.com >>> check out the site for Mawk! post-it samples

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    CHARLIE will WRITE a break up note for you to your significant other, plus you'll receive a signed copy of the ALBUM & limited edition POSTER. Writing samples available here >>> http://charlienadler.blogspot.com/p/humor.html

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    Captn WItt will give you a trumpet lesson (one hour). If you don't have a trumpet, don't fret, he can lend you one for the lesson. Plus, you'll receive a signed copy of the ALBUM & limited edition POSTER.

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    $125 gets you a signed copy of the ALBUM, limited edition POSTER, framed post-it ARTWORK by MAWK!, or funny caricature drawing by CPTN WITT, plus a special thank you with your name in the LINER NOTES

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    Signed copy of the ALBUM, limited edition POSTER, YOUR NAME in the liner notes, plus BLANE will perform a COVER TUNE of your choice on video, dedicate the song to you, and post on YOUTUBE

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    Signed copy of the ALBUM, limited edition POSTER, your name in the LINER NOTES, plus Blane will WRITE and RECORD an original SONG for you, subject matter to be determined by yourself, within reason. They won't put curses on anyone via song or anything spooky like that

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    Signed copy of the ALBUM, limited edition POSTER, YOUR NAME in the liner notes, plus MAWK! will create an original PORTRAIT of YOU and/or your DAD*.

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    Signed copy of the ALBUM, limited edition POSTER, YOUR NAME in the liner notes, plus BLANE will perform a PRIVATE SET in your residence (if outside of Chicago, transportation costs must also be covered)

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    Signed copy of the ALBUM, limited edition POSTER, YOUR NAME in the liner notes, and YOUR FACE* ON THE INSIDE COVER OF THE ALBUM. Yes. Great tax write off.
    *or image of your choice, Blane to have final say on image

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