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This project was successfully funded on May 13, 2011.

Brash Bay area rockers, Victory and Associates are making a full length record and YOU ARE THERE! Affiliate yourself with Success!

Oakland, CA Music
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Victory and Associates have made a hell ass rock album, and THESE THINGS ARE FACTS.

On Monday April 18th-Thursday 21st, the 4 men of Victory and Associates entered Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco to record 11 songs of rock 'n roll fury. Crowd favorites such as "You Can't Stop The Signal" and "Get Tough, Get Through It", along with newer, lesser known jams such as "Noises, Voice, You" and "Brothers Doing It For Themselves". This record, the 4th release by V&A and first full length record, will be called: THESE THINGS ARE FACTS.

Yes, we understand that people expect to hear the product before buying with music these days. This won't be the case for this record, and you are just going to have to deal with that. Consider it an act of faith. In mid May, the songs will be mixed by John Congleton (Mountain Goats, David Byrne, Modest Mouse, Smog, etc.), and sent off to mastering. This album will occur, this is a FACT.

If it will manifest in such a glorious physical media, depends on what happens here.

FACT: If funding is successful, The money will be used to put out a limited edition numbered collection of 500 180 Gram Vinyl LPs, with Gatefold artwork and digital download codes. 

FACT: The gatefold artwork will be designed by the absolutely incredible Mackie Osbourne (Melvins, Tool, Bad Religion)

FACT: The package will be absolutely breathtaking, it will be a piece of art to behold as well as to listen to. The 180 Gram vinyl package has been chosen for both it's collectability as well as it's resilience as an audiophile format.

FACT: When these are gone, they will be gone. It will not be repressed as this color/package again. (Color of vinyl to be announced, largely dependent on Mackie's artwork, black vinyl *may* also be available)

FACT: If there is interest, a short run of compact discs will be begrudgingly made that will simulate, as much as possible, the actual record. These won't be throwaway cd-rs, they will be the same things press and radio get. haha, as if we are going to ship 180 gram vinyl to those folks. As if!

FACT: Even the lowest level of funding will get you a free download of this record, as well as a peek inside the process of the recording. Seriously, $1 people. We're giving the store away.

So, consider this a pre-order, consider it patronage, consider it whatever you like, just please consider affiliating yourself with success and helping fund the Victory and Associates full length LP:

THESE THINGS ARE FACTS.

And this thing is a live video (of the kick off song):

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    LOOSELY AFFILIATED WITH SUCCESS: Access to all project updates and digital download of the record in any format you like. (MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc.) on the record release date.

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    3 backers

    LOOSE WITH THE FACTS: Access to all project updates and digital download of the record in any format you like. (MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc.) 2 weeks PRIOR to the record release date.

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    12 backers Limited (88 left of 100)

    THESE THINGS ARE ALLEGATIONS! - for those that like to party like it's 1999, a cd version of the album, no it is not 180 Gram, no it is not gatefold. Also includes access to all project updates and digital download of the record in any format you like. (MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc.) 2 weeks PRIOR to the record release date.

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    16 backers Limited (484 left of 500)

    THESE THINGS ARE FACTS!: A copy of the 180 GRAM vinyl, Gatefold edition of the Victory and Associates debut record. Also includes access to all project updates and digital download of the record in any format you like. (MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc.) 2 weeks PRIOR to the record release date.

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    THESE THINGS ARE ALLEGATIONS! (and t-shirts) - same thing as above a cd (*sigh*) with a t-shirt as well of unique design.

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    43 backers Limited (7 left of 50)

    THESE THINGS ARE FACTS & SHIRTS TOO!: A copy of the 180 GRAM vinyl, Gatefold edition of the Victory and Associates debut record. Also includes access to all project updates and digital download of the record in any format you like. (MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc.) 2 weeks PRIOR to the record release date. ALSO: A backer's only t-shirt of unique/limited edition design never to be made again. Whoa!

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    THESE THINGS ARE FAQs: Conan Neutron will write your band bio for you. It's not his favorite thing in the world to do, but the V&A band leader is a semi-retired writer, pretty good at it, and will put together a decent bio for the band that you probably have. Oh yeah, also a digital download of the record.

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    THESE THINGS ARE CRACKED (if you drop them): Victory and Associates COLLECTOR's plate. Yes, we said Collector's plate. (also access to all project updates and digital download of the record)

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    You Can't Download Coffee Lesson with Evan Gritzon. V&A Bassplayer/vocalist Evan Gritzon is something of an expert on all things coffee, come and hang with him for a lesson in all things related to the bean! Also access to all project updates and digital download ahead of time.

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    BROTHERS DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES: You are on the guest list for one calendar year to any Victory and Associates show, ANYWHERE! You also get a copy of the record, digital download (in any format) as soon as we get back the master...

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    YOU CAN'T STOP THE SIGNAL: We play a show for you anywhere you want within reason/alternately we learn, arrange and record a cover song of your choosing, anything from "Push It" to "Baba O'Riley", "For Whom the Bell Tolls" to "Specify Gravity", also... it goes without saying, you get a copy of the record and digital download (in any format) as soon as we get the master back.

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    1 backer Limited (2 left of 3)

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Need to bolster that musical resume? Well don't worry folks, you will be chomping cigars and imploring the use of more farmyard percussion devices before you know it. Yes, with this reward you are the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of THESE THINGS ARE FACTS. Needless to say this comes with a copy of the record as well as downloads as well... you also get a copy of the rough mixes (oooh! ahh!) and are free to give your feedback towards the end product. Of which, we make no promise to follow.

Funding period

- (25 days)