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Please help us release our new record! With your love, we will finish our record, press cds/vinyl, & tour our pants off!

Dear Friends,

My name is Angela Correa from the band Correatown. Thanks for helping us take part in such a vibrant and creative kickstarter community.

PLEIADES

Mike, Rob, Jenni and I have been making our new record “Pleiades” over the past year. Everyone involved has contributed so much heart, energy and effort. I wrote many of the songs over the course of 2009 and 2010. I personally feel these recordings are the truest expression yet of the music we’re making. Now we must figure out how to pay for the many expenses involved with making our record and putting it out.

RECORD MAKING

In addition to taking lots of time and planning, making a record is a pretty damn costly endeavor. Budgets for record making and release vary, but our costs are approximately: Producer, Engineering & Mixing Fees: $12,000 Studio, misc. costs: $3000 Mastering: $2500 Pressing CDs & Vinyl: $3000 – 7000

We’re setting our goal at $10,000. It’s not nearly the entire budget of what it costs to make and release our record, but it will make a GIGANTIC dent!

There are lots of other costs to release a record, after years of making music, touring and self-releasing I can tell you that it makes a huge difference. Touring expenses: $6000 - $10,000 + (depends on length of tour/regions) Publicity: $5000 - $10,000 Promotional CDs/EP: $2000 Radio Promotion: $3000 Merch (Tshirts, Posters, etc.): $1000

OUR PLAN

Our plan is to secure a September release slot for “Pleiades” with an Indie Distributor, this is to get our album in your local record shop. Building up to September, we’ll have a big grassroots promotional push: lots of calls and mailings, May/June 2011 touring, and a promotional May 2011 EP. By September we’ll have extensive US touring, record release events, record shop in-stores, press/radio push and possibly touring in the UK & Europe in late Fall. We have a great new manager (We LOVE you Lisa!) and awesome booking agent (YAY! MATT!) to help all those pieces fall into place.

All the while we’ll be working on new material and thinking about the future! It’s a big beautiful cycle and making music is what I love most. All of us in Correatown love making music. And we love when people get excited, share our music with their friends, buy albums and come to shows! It makes the whole dream possible.

THE FUN PART

My friends suggested making a Kickstarter project to help get our album out before another year slips by trying to pay for it. At first, it was difficult to imagine asking for pledges. Then I realized this is an opportunity for everyone that has always encouraged and supported our music to be an essential part of the story, by getting involved at a fundamental level! We hope our project video conveys the same spirit as our music. Jenni and I made it ourselves!

We’ve tried to dream up original and handmade pledge rewards… things that will hopefully be special to YOU, our potential Backers. There will likely be many weekends sewing, assembling, and performing songs via skype- but it’s worth creating something unique! YOU are helping us realize our dreams! We would rather send YOU original beautiful one-of-a-kind patches, tea towels, t-shirts, and artwork anyday than send stuff to credit card companies. We are so excited for everyone to hear “Pleiades” and look forward to playing our songs for you at our live shows while on TOUR! If we come through your city, please DO send me an email before so we can say HELLO. I promise to take that moment to grab your hand and give you my most sincere thanks for your time and your support.

YOU ARE THE REASON WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

THANK YOU!

Love, Angela (and Rob, Mike & Jenni from Correatown)

For more info on Correatown:

BLOG & WEBSITE: OKCORREATOWN

FACEBOOK MUSINGS

CORREATOWN TWEETS

LISTEN ON MYSPACE

xo

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    E-CARD: a hand drawn thank you e-card made by Correatown for you.

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    DIGITAL MUSIC & E-CARD: a digital copy of "pleiades" in advance of release date & hand drawn thank you e-card.

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    CD + PAPER: signed "pleiades" CD in advance of release date + digital copy & one-of-a-kind handmade thank you card!

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    CD or VINYL + PATCH: your choice of signed "pleiades" CD or signed Limited Edition 12" VINYL in advance of release date + digital copy, a HANDMADE PATCH sewn by Correatown & thank you card.

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    Correatown, choice of signed "pleiades" CD or 12" VINYL album in advance of release date + digital copy & thank you card.

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    MUSIC + TEA TOWEL: a one of a kind handmade tea towel sewn by Correatown, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+digital) in advance of release date, & thank you card.

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    MUSIC & RARITIES: signed & numbered one-of-a-kind handmade paper sleeve EP of rare unreleased recordings & remixes, signed "pleiades" album (CD or VINYL) + digital copy in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    EVERYTHING, SO FAR: all the goodies mentioned above! signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital), PLUS: Rarities EP, a tea towel, a patch, & thank you card - all made by us!

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    MUSIC + SILLINESS: Angela will create a LIVE free-styled rap-diddy (performed to the end credits music of The Wire!) about YOU or a subject of your choosing- via skype or streaming video, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    MUSIC + FASHION: a one-of-a-kind hand embroidered Correatown T-shirt made by Angela, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    MUSIC + SKYPE SONG: Correatown will play your favorite song LIVE via SKYPE, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date, & thank you card

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    MUSIC + BOOK: numbered limited edition original hand-bound booklet of recipes, stories, song lyrics & art made by Angela, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    15 backers Limited (10 left of 25)

    MUSIC + ART: signed + numbered, limited edition hand screenprinted & embroidered mixed media art poster made by Angela, signed pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    MUSIC + FOOD: a one-on-one cooking lesson with Angela (learn to make a new dish!) in person or via Skype, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)

    ALL MUSIC, EVER: a collection of all Angela Correa/Correatown's past albums (even out of print releases): That's 2 LP's, 3 Ep's, a 12" LP, a split 7"inch, PLUS signed "pleiades" CD AND VINYL (+ digital), a TEA TOWEL, a PATCH, & thank you card! Whew.

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    MUSIC + SKYPE MINI-CONCERT: for international & far away friends/fans: Correatown will perform a 5 song mini-concert for you (& your friends- pool together!), signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date, & thank you card!

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    MUSIC & MUSIC: Correatown will write a song inspired by something you choose- a page in a book, a letter you write, a story. She'l make a demo & send you a special handmade sleeve for the song that YOU inspired, your name with a BIG THANK YOU in album liner notes, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    COVER BABY: your own mp3 or video of Correatown covering any song you want, your name with a BIG THANK YOU in album liner notes, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    MUSIC + DINNER: Angela/Correatown will create the most delicious meal you can imagine at your house (serves up to 4, LA area, or routed with tour dates), your name with a BIG THANK YOU in album liner notes, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    TAPAS & WINE CONCERT (LA): Scheduled in September 2011- You + 1 guest will attend an exclusive house concert in the hills of Mount Washington, Angela/Correatown will prepare homemade tapas served w/ wine, Correatown will play a special set of music & the evening will be magical! PLUS your name with a BIG THANK YOU in album liner notes, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    CUSTOM PACKAGE: Would you like a combination of a pledge reward above? Email Angela and we'll create a *special custom pledge package* for you! All custom packages will include: your name with a BIG THANK YOU in album liner notes, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT: Correatown will play a private house concert for you & up to 25 of your besties, needs to be scheduled 2-3 months in advance, possibly routed with touring if 300+ miles outside LA area! PLUS: your name with a BIG THANK YOU in album liner notes, signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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    AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER: Angela will perform 90 minutes of her favorite standards & original songs at your *special* event - wedding, work party, holiday gathering, summertime BBQ (if outside 300 miles of LA, travel costs not included), your name with a BIG THANK YOU in album liner notes,signed "pleiades" CD or VINYL (+ digital) in advance of release date & thank you card!

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