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Huge Pupils and Roy Orbitron aim to press a 12" Vinyl LP with one band on one side and the other on the other.
Huge Pupils and Roy Orbitron aim to press a 12" Vinyl LP with one band on one side and the other on the other.
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Sean & Bryan (/Huge Pupils) met Conor (/Roy Orbitron) at the Basement Gallery in Ewing NJ probably sometime in 2009 -- long before the Pupils birthed their debut full-length (see: "Kings of Leonia") and before Conor became a dad (literally). Since the Gallery was shut down, Huge Pupils have continued to be stalwart purveyors of particularly New Jerseyan punk and noise music; they play anywhere that'll allow them, and they've recorded a number of wondrous things. Since leaving NJ punk band Alien Father and becoming a dad, Conor's written & recorded songs for Roy Orbitron... resulting in rock & roll magic that features 7 or so different musicians spread from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to New Jersey to New York, their parts recorded on location later mixed by Conor to create a faux-supergroup of basement-dwelling freaks he admires (see: "Fluorescent Spells").

We'd like celebrate our friendship and continued musical proliferation by documenting a number of new songs on vinyl. One 18-minute side will be Huge Pupils and the other will be Roy Orbitron. But we need your help - financially, spiritually, and otherwise - to make this happen. Mostly financially... Pressing vinyl's a bit more expensive than a $100 DIY CD-R release via Staples and nimble fingers. We don't have metal parts, we don't have a record press, and we don't have any vinyl or any know-how... So we have to pay those that do. Won't you pitch in & make our dreams come true?

Love,
Huge Pupils & Roy Orbitron

Huge Pupils = Sean + Bryan
Roy Orbitron = Conor + Paul from Snoozer (Philly) + drummer Dan (just toured in NJ Ska outfit the Waffle Stompers) + violinist Noah (at Cargenie Mellon - previously on Shitsleeper's "Sky & a Flag") + Dave from Alien Father (NJ) + Josh from Rasputin's Secret Police (Philly) + Joe from Tom Blacklung & the Smokestacks. Sean & Bryan have been and are being Rorbits live.

T-shirts designed by Alex Echevarria (HP) & Sydney Howells (RO) of Berks County Aesthetes, RO patches by (Brittany) Quilty as Charged

many shades and sizes of the T-shirts but only 20 each so gettem quick!

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    receive a copy of the finished LP and a digital download

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    get a hand-made numbered limited edition t-shirt designed by Alex Echevarria (of Berks County Aesthetes) available only via this Kickstarter (choose either Huge Pupils or Roy Orbitron) + a copy of the finished LP and digital download

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    receive a free vinyl test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing + a limited edition Huge Pupils or Roy Orbitron t-shirt + a copy of the finished LP and digital download + limited edition SPECIAL CD copies of both Huge Pupils' "Kings of Leonia" and Roy Orbitron's "Fluorescent Spells"

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    receive a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing + both limited edition Huge Pupils and Roy Orbitron t-shirts + a copy of the finished LP and digital download + limited edition Kickstarter-Only CD copies of both Huge Pupils' "Kings of Leonia" and Roy Orbitron's "Fluorescent Spells" + a 2"x6" Roy Orbitron patch made by Quilty as Charged to put on your leather jacket or backypack

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    receive a free test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing + both limited edition Huge Pupils and Roy Orbitron t-shirts + a copy of the finished LP *SIGNED BY ALL MUSICIANS* + a digital download + limited edition Kickstarter-Only CD copies of both Huge Pupils' "Kings of Leonia" and Roy Orbitron's "Fluorescent Spells" + a 2"x6" Roy Orbitron patch + a big bold capitalized thank you in the liner notes to you and to your mother for birthing you

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    you may come and pick out ANY one vinyl record out of each of our collections (that's Bryan, Sean, and Conor's record collections... 3 records total) + a free test pressing + the finished LP and digital download + limited edition SPECIAL CD copies of both Huge Pupils' "Kings of Leonia" and Roy Orbitron's "Fluorescent Spells" + both t-shirts + a 2"x6" Roy Orbitron patch + a big bold capitalized thank you in the liner notes to you & mom

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