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Help this all-woman Hasidic rock band get their brilliant songs down on their first full-length record.
Help this all-woman Hasidic rock band get their brilliant songs down on their first full-length record.
Help this all-woman Hasidic rock band get their brilliant songs down on their first full-length record.
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THE WORLD'S FIRST CHASIDIC INDIE ROCK GIRL BAND

Yes, It’s true. No, this is not the punchline of some corny joke. We are, as far as we know, the world’s first Chasidic women’s rock band. We're Perl and Dalia, the leaders of the band Bulletproof Stockings, and we’re big believers in both rocking the music scene and not rolling on Shabbos!

 Check out "Frigid City," a track from our first EP:

 "Easy Pray," another track from our first EP:

AREN'T YOU THAT BAND...?

We've been fortunate to get caught in the limelight due to the many unusual facets of our story. So if you’ve heard about us before, you might know us as “that band that doesn’t play for men.”

The theological short of it is this: Jewish men have a mitzvah (commandment) not to hear the singing voice of women outside their immediate families; however, it's up to the men to choose to abide by that commandment or not. As women, we can sing and play wherever we want. And we also share our music on record for anyone who wants to listen.

That said…

Women need a space to rock out. Sisterhood is a huge part of our lives and our community. We got this idea of playing shows where women can feel completely free to dance and party and have a great time with awesome music.

Though we have many male fans, our mission at these concerts is to create a unique space for ALL WOMEN - regardless of religious affiliation, lack thereof, astrological sign or shoe size ;) - to relax, rock out freely, and let out the inner dork/diva/wallflower in full bravado! These live shows are for women...but the music is for everyone.

To find out more about how we create these unique spaces for women, check out our appearance on the Oxygen's Living Different:

OUR FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM…FOR EVERYONE!

Here's "Off Track," another track from our first EP:

Over the past couple of years, we've been growing and deepening our vision - playing shows, building a fan base, and most importantly, writing songs and developing our style.

Now it’s time to take it to the next level: we’re ready to go full throttle into the studio to make a full-length record. We just need your support to make it happen.

The process is already underway. Down at Strange Weather Studios with Marc Alan Goodman at the wheel and Howie Feibusch (Howard, Orange Television) at the helm, we have recorded our first single, "Mind Clear", which will be ready for release very soon for you Kickstarter angels.

We chose our target for two very specific reasons:

1. We ran the numbers, and that's the amount of money we need to make the album.

2. In Judaism, the number 18 is the numerical value of the word "chai" which means "life." Because of this, many Jews give charity in multiples of 18. 36 is two times 18 - double life!

Every bit of this campaign will go towards letting us make the amazing album we’ve been planning. Your backing will pay for stuff like:

  • recording in a great-sounding professional studio
  • paying our talented engineer & producer
  • paying extra musicians
  • mixing, mastering, and producing CDs

THANK YOU!

The papers have kindly flashed our name and lots of ideas about us, being the first Chasidic Rock Girl Band anyone's ever heard of and all...but the best part about that is getting to connect with you! What we love most about making music is sharing our experience and connecting on a basic level about the themes that affect us all.

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out our music and our campaign. We’ve got some great rewards, including access to the record and our previous EP, as well as some other really special stuff. We'll be eternally grateful if you decide to back our project or share it with your friends.

Before you go, check out one more track from the first EP, "Vagabond's Wagon"

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to finish the album by August 2015. Potential obstacles to reaching that goal could be:

- Each song is unique, some tracks will take longer to produce than others.
- Strange Weather Studio is incredibly beautiful and incredibly popular, so we must work with their schedule as far as choosing dates to record.

Even though we all have very hefty and varying schedules, we are fully committed to making this album a reality, and getting it to our fans as soon as humanly possible! We will be posting snippets of practice sessions, live concert clips, in-studio pics, personal video updates etc throughout the campaign to keep our fans involved and up-to-date on where we're holding. We can't wait to share our music with you, so keep your ears perked, and your dancing shoes in reach :)!

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    You totally ROCK! Even though you can't see it, we're smiling right now :) We'll keep you in the loop and you'll be among the first to hear our new single!

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    Back Catalog:

    * Digital download of Bulletproof Stockings's first EP, "Down To The Top"

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    Get the new album for your favorite digital device:

    * Digital download of our NEW FULL-LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM!

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    Early Bird Special Edition:

    * Our new studio album on a limited-edition, signed CD!
    * Early download of "Mind Clear," the 1st single off of our new album
    * Updated with accurate shipping costs for US backers! *

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    The NEW ALBUM on CD:

    * Our new studio album, on a high quality CD!
    * Early download of "Mind Clear," the 1st single off of our new album
    * Updated with accurate shipping costs for US backers! *

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    The Fan Pack:

    * Our NEW STUDIO ALBUM, on a high quality CD!
    * Digital download of our first EP, "Down to the top"
    * Early download of "Mind Clear," 1st single off of our new album
    PLUS
    * Signed print of a Concert Poster

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    SUPER Fan Pack:

    * Our new studio album, on a high quality CD!
    * Signed homemade CD of our EP "Down To The Top" with cover Art & jewel case (old school)
    * Early download of "Mind Clear," 1st single off of our new album
    PLUS
    * Awesome limited-edition BPS T-shirt!
    * Signed print of a Concert Poster
    * a Handwritten BPS Thank You card
    * @ShoutOut on Twitter!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    The Fan Experience:

    * 3 Tickets to a show OR Live Stream of a concert
    * 25 min INTERVIEW after the show OR Skype Session w/BPS
    * Selfie of you + us posted on our instagram
    * Our new studio album, on a high quality CD

    PLUS everything from the Super Fan Pack!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    SUPER Fan Experience:

    * Personal tour of Crown Heights with Perl and Dalia followed by lunch at Kosher restaurant of your choice
    * A VIDEO of us performing your favorite BPS song dedicated to you and/or someone of your choice
    * 3 Free Tickets to a show OR Live Stream of a concert
    * Selfie of you + us posted on our instagram

    PLUS everything from the Super Fan Pack!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    The Deluxe Fan Experience:

    * Dinner for you and one guest of your choice with Perl and Dalia at Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse
    * A Special thank-you message in our album liner notes
    * A VIDEO of us performing your favorite BPS song dedicated to you and/or someone of your choice
    * 5 Free Tickets to a show OR Live Stream of a concert
    * Selfie of you + us posted on our instagram

    PLUS everything from the Super Fan Pack!

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    The Super-Luxe Ultra-limited Private Bulletproof Stockings Concert Experience:

    * FREE LIVE CONCERT for you and/or your loved ones (see details below)
    * A special thank-you message in our album liner notes
    * Selfie of you + us posted on our instagram

    PLUS everything from the Super Fan Pack!

    REGARDING the LIVE CONCERT:
    * If the location is more than a 1 hr drive from Brooklyn, NY, Travel and Accommodations must be provided for.
    * As our LIVE shows are for Ladies-Only, if you are a DUDE, worry not, you can give the FREE Concert to some special ladies in your life, and watch a LIVE STREAM of BPS from the comfort of your home ;)

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    Be Our Hero:

    * EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDITS on the album
    * We'll write an ORIGINAL SONG just for YOU
    * 2 hrs with BPS in the studio

    PLUS everything from the Super Fan Pack!

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