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Recorded live in one room directly to analog tape, Cuddle Magic's third album is begging to be pressed to vinyl.
Recorded live in one room directly to analog tape, Cuddle Magic's third album is begging to be pressed to vinyl.
145 backers pledged $11,680 to help bring this project to life.

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We're a band and songwriting collective from Brooklyn and Philadelphia and we’ve recently finished recording our third album, Info Nympho.

Our goal for this record was to capture the live sound of our ensemble and transport you, the listener, into the room with us and all of our instruments. We decided that the best way to do this was for all ten of us to squeeze into a single room in a studio and record our music live and directly to tape, using beautiful microphones wielded by experts. We also decided that we wanted the vinyl pressing of the album to be completely analog and never be touched by a computer. 

After weeks in the studio with brilliant engineer Bryce Goggin at Trout Recording, we are excited to say that we have achieved the first part of this goal in the form of a mixed album. You can hear every pedal creak and penguin squeak, and we all really love it.

Now we need your help to bring Info Nympho from tape reels to record players, car stereos, and laptops everywhere. We'll use your hard-earned and generously donated dollars to pay for mastering, printing, and promoting this new record.

We've invested thousands of dollars and hours so far in producing, refining, and recording this material, and we want it to be perfect. We’re going to walk the 1/4” tape reels over to Scott Hull at Masterdisk and get the album mastered to digital and analog media by one of the best mastering engineers around. We’re in the process of commissioning cover art for the album and getting all of the lyrics laid out nicely so you can read along while you’re listening in your bedroom, living room, or perhaps in your bathroom. We will spare no expense in printing beautifully packaged CDs and vinyl records that you'll want to hold on to for the rest of your life. Finally, we're going to tell the world about our album, because the best part of this whole project is sharing our music with people like yourselves.

Take a peek at the rewards listed to the right and choose one that best fits your budget, lifestyle, and flavor preference. We'd like for you to give as much as you feel comfortable giving. That said, we are particularly excited about the prospect of purchasing and autographing several fresh lawn penguins, so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to find out about that and several other astounding rewards.

Thanks a lot for taking an interest and telling all of your friends and family about Cuddle Magic and this here Kickstarter campaign. We'd like to give an especially huge thanks out to everyone who has been coming out to our shows in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Iowa City, and everywhere in between, as well as a big thanks to Stacey McDonald, who took the beautiful picture above. Also, big thanks to Ari Joseph (www.nottwomu.ch) for capturing some great photos and video of us in the studio. Please don't hesitate to write us an email if you have any questions (we love getting emails!) and check out all of the additional video and music on our website.

We hope you have a great day.

Cuddle Magic

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    and receive a thank you card from Cuddle Magic as well as our never-ending gratitude.

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    and enjoy a download of our new album, "Info Nympho," as an mp3 or lossless audio file, as well as a very special thank you card from Cuddle Magic.

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    to take home "Info Nympho" on compact disc, signed by members of the band. You'll also get a digital download of "Info Nympho" and an eye-catching thank you card from Cuddle Magic.

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    to get a digital download of "Info Nympho," a really heartfelt thank you card from Cuddle Magic, and a splendid, 180-gram vinyl pressing of the album. If you'd prefer, we can swap out the vinyl record for a CD signed by members of the band as well as our previous two albums, "Cuddle Magic" (2007) and "Picture" (2010), as digital downloads.

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    to sport a supremely radical Cuddle Magic t-shirt, download all three of our albums, and receive a really awesome thank you card. OR grab a a super-fine, 180-gram vinyl pressing of "Info Nympho" instead of the t-shirt. Your choice.

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    and you'll get a Cuddle Magic t-shirt, your choice of a 180-gram vinyl record OR a signed copy of "Info Nympho" on compact disc, our complete digital discography, and an amusing and moderately thought-provoking thank you card from the band.

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    for an 8x10 photo taken during the "Info Nympho" recording sessions, signed by members of Cuddle Magic, as well as your choice of a signed compact disc OR a 180-gram vinyl record of "Info Nympho". You'll also get the whole digital discography and a surprisingly thorough thank you card from Cuddle Magic.

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    to acquire a fresh new Cuddle Magic t-shirt, your choice of a signed compact disc recording or 180-gram vinyl version of "Info Nympho", an 8x10 photo from the "Info Nympho" sessions signed by the band, our digital discography, and a thank-you card fashioned from the deepest depths of our collective imagination.

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    and you'll receive a lyric sheet of the Cuddle Magic song of your choosing, hand-written by the composer (or other band member, if you'd prefer). You'll also get everything included at the $125 level.

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    to be the lucky owner of a signed, Cuddle Magic-branded penguin lawn ornament (Cuddle Magic's official mascot), and everything from the $200 pledge - a unique and rewarding experience.

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    and you can have Cuddle Magic arrange and perform a song of your choosing. We'll make a video recording of the performance and we'll send it to your way, along with everything that's included at the $200 level.

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    to attend a Cuddle Magic rehearsal in either Brooklyn, Philadelphia or anywhere in the world over Skype. Of course, you'll also get all of the totally cool $200 stuff.

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    for Cuddle Magic to play a memorable house concert for you, your friends, and your family. Please note that travel restrictions may apply. And once again, you'll get everything that's included at the $200 level.

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    and you'll get a superlative package of awesomeness perfect for the ardent fan. First, Cuddle Magic will arrange and perform a song of your choice, record a video of the performance, and send it to you. Then Cuddle Magic will play an epic house concert for you and all your loved ones (which will, of course, include a performance of the aforementioned song). Please note that travel restrictions may apply. Finally, you'll get to take home all of the swag included in $500 level prize, which includes a signed, Cuddle Magic-branded penguin lawn ornament.

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Funding period

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