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Support the printing of physical copies of the debut emo-pop-rock solo album by Chase Tremaine.
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If laughing seals could play guitar, barking dogs could play drums, talented friends could play instruments that I can't, and white dudes from Arlington, Texas could write interesting emo-pop music, then that's what you would get on my upcoming debut solo album, Unfall.

The good news? I self-funded that album, all ten songs are already recorded, and it's going to be released no matter what!

So why a Kickstarter? Good question.

This crowdfunding campaign will determine whether or not Unfall sees a physical release or whether it's only distributed digitally. Are you a 21st Century anti-materialist who doesn't want to own your music on CDs? Then that's totally cool -- don't support the Kickstarter, and instead, make sure to follow me on Spotify, Instagram, or wherever will make sure you hear about the album's release in early 2020.

If you're still reading, then maybe you still have a CD player in your car and/or you enjoy shopping at your local record store? Cool! Me too. In fact, if you were to look inside my car right now, you'd see CDs sticking out just about wherever I can fit them. I still believe in the physical medium of music, but more importantly than that, I believe in the ALBUM -- a collection of songs recorded with intention and purpose, connected by specific themes or concepts or musical visions. That's been my main goal throughout this recording process -- (I don't want to admit how many hours I spent coming up with the final track listing) -- and that is my #1 reason for deciding, after self-funding every other part of this album, to crowd-fund the creation of physical copies.

That said, I've designed this campaign to make sure you get everything you could ever want from me as a music-maker, whether the Kickstarter "succeeds" or not. So if you make a pledge of any amount and the Kickstarter does NOT get fully funded, then I will contact you when the record releases with a chance to download the digital album for only $3. (Also, when you make a pledge, you will receive an immediate download of two of the ten songs, including the lead single "Matter" and the not-yet-released "Worth the Wait.")

But enough of me being a Debbie-Downer. (My sincerest apologies if your name is Debbie.) Let's start talking as if this thing is actually gonna work. Eeeek!

I've stacked the rewards on this project with goodies galore to make it more than worth your consideration, care, and potential dollars -- ranging from copies of music made by me and my old bands to personalized songs written and recorded just for you! (And don't worry, I actually have plenty of experience doing that.)

The rewards I'm most excited about, however, are expansions to Unfall and your album experience as a music listener. From the second tier of rewards and up, your pledge will include the unreleased demos for the album AND the Commentary Edition of the album -- nearly 100 minutes of exclusive material! Please note: I only plan on creating and releasing the Commentary Edition if we successfully fund the Kickstarter.

And then we get to the STRETCH GOALS -- the extra-special rewards for if/when we far surpass the original goals. (Maybe I'm not supposed to announce these until later, but I don't care. Because, as mentioned before, it's my aim to make this Kickstarter a win-win for everyone involved at every stage.)

So if we double the original goal and pledge $3,000, I will be getting the entire album remixed and remastered as an instrumental album, which will be released as a free download for all backers of any amount. (People have been telling me for years that I should release my music instrumentally; it's up for interpretation whether that means they reaaaaally like my music or reaaaaally don't like my singing.)

Lastly, if we hit $4,000, everyone who pre-ordered the CD will receive a TWO-DISC CD that contains the instrumental version of the album; and if we hit $5,000 (I'm really dreaming big here), I will have the album pressed on vinyl and sold at a discount to all backers.

That's a lot of info. Maybe you're thinking, "This sounds great, but how do I know I'll like the album?" or "I'm here because I liked the single, but how do I know the other nine songs will be worth it?" I absolutely understand that perspective, and you might have zero reason to trust me when I say platitudes like, "I've poured my heart and soul into this album," or "These are the best songs I've ever written." So how about this? If you're having any reservations, I'll send you a sneak peak of what you can expect on the album. Just email me at music@chasetremaine.com.

Risks and challenges

I've tried to eliminate as many risks as possible, including planning ahead for shipping costs, extra materials, Kickstarter fees, etc. I've also promised a February delivery date when I'm actually hoping to ship things out in January. The main problem I can foresee is struggling to meet deadlines because I get far more pre-orders than expected -- but that's a problem I would love to have, so bring it on. (And if we do experience delays, these will be clearly communicated to all backers.)

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    Pre-Order the CD

    Buy the CD at a discounted pre-order-only rate of $5. (If the Kickstarter is not fully-funded, you will be contacted later with information on purchasing the digital album for only $3.)

    Includes:
    • Digital download of album by the release date (or earlier).
    • Immediate downloads of "Matter" and "Worth the Wait."
    • CD's of Chase Tremaine's older music (while supplies last).
    • Hand-signed "Thank You" letter.
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    Pre-Order the Commentary Edition

    Pre-order the CD, and for an additional $10, receive an exclusive download of the commentary edition of the album AND album demos -- an estimated 80+ minutes of bonus material! (If the Kickstarter is not fully-funded, you will be contacted later with information on purchasing the digital album for only $3.)

    Includes:
    • Download of a full-length commentary edition of the album.
    • Download of the never-before-released album demos.
    • Digital download of album by the release date (or earlier).
    • Immediate downloads of "Matter" and "Worth the Wait."
    • CD's of Chase Tremaine's older music (while supplies last).
    • Hand-signed "Thank You" letter.
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    The International Package

    Do you live outside the United States? We don't want to leave you out! So, for $10 and no shipping costs, you can pre-order the digital album and receive approximately 200+ minutes of material. (If the Kickstarter is not fully-funded, you will be contacted later with information on purchasing the digital album for only $3.)

    Includes:
    • Digital download of album by the release date (or earlier).
    • Download of a full-length commentary edition of the album.
    • Download of the never-before-released album demos.
    • Immediate downloads of "Matter" and "Worth the Wait."
    • Downloads of Chase's older music.
    • Personalized "Thank You" message.
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    Get a Personalized Song

    For a total of $50 (including shipping), receive the new album on CD, the commentary edition, AND collaborate with Chase Tremaine for him to write and record a special acoustic song JUST FOR YOU. (If the Kickstarter is not fully-funded, you will be contacted later with information on purchasing the digital album for only $3.)

    Includes:
    • A personalized, acoustic mini-song (2+ minutes long).
    • A Skype call to discuss your song, the lyrics, the style, etc.
    • EVERYTHING from the Commentary Edition rewards!
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