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The puppet makes a good point. An artist's career is built upon the ongoing support of people like you. Lowland Hum is no exception.
263 backers pledged $17,744 to help bring this project to life.

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We’re going to try to keep this concise. Making art costs money. 

As an independent band, we are grateful for the creative freedom that our independence affords us. However over the past year, the revelation dawned on us... THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN INDEPENDENT BAND! 

Or, if there is, that’s not us. Though we are not dependent on a label or on certain aspects of the music industry, we are entirely dependent on the help and support of you, our loyal listeners, to do what we do. 

So, with the album underway, we are asking you, our fans and friends, to help us bring it across the finish line so that it can be enjoyed by you, it’s intended recipients. 

We have curated a collection of special Lowland Hum swag and experiences for you, the heroic patrons. In addition to helping us and getting cool stuff, we will send you exclusive updates all along the way so you can have a window into what you are helping make possible. We will reveal more specifics on each reward item as designs are finalized. 

Bag-O-Treats
Bag-O-Treats
Tea For Two
Tea For Two
Stationery Package
Stationery Package
Limited Edition T-Shirt
Limited Edition T-Shirt

So you don't have to wait until next year, we wanted to share the first single, "Salzburg Summer," off our new record. This song is in part an exploration of vanity, youthful frivolity, and femininity as it was internalized by Lauren's pre-teen mind. We were taken with the beauty of Salzburg when we were on tour in Austria last December. It seemed like the perfect setting for exploring these themes. 

We have been overwhelmed by your support over the years. To us, connection to you is one of the greatest rewards of staying an independent band. Thank you for being a part of our lives and letting us be a part of yours.

Oh yeah, and if you made it this far and have no former connection to us or our music, we are Lowland Hum, a husband and wife art-folk duo. We are based in Charlottesville, Virginia and we travel all over taking part in nightly collaborations of sound and presence (aka concerts) with whoever comes out. 

There are no puppets in our band and they do not make regular appearances at our concerts or in our videos. At least for now...

For more information, please visit www.lowlandhum.com

Risks and challenges

We recognize that you, our supporters, are taking a risk by investing in unreleased music, and we do not take that for granted. We are grateful for this community of quiet music lovers and have been working for months to create the next iteration of the Lowland Hum sound. While it is a vulnerable and risky thing to ask for help, our goal in doing so is that you will ultimately connect with this new record on an even deeper level and that your upfront risk will pay off for years to come.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital Download of Glyphonic

    Receive a digital download of our fourth full-length studio album, Glyphonic, two weeks before the official release date.

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    Signed Glyphonic CD

    Think of it as a pre-order, but better... We'll send you a SIGNED copy of Glyphonic on CD. The Glyphonic compact disc comes with a beautiful, full color, folded paper insert featuring collage based art works by Lauren, that were inspired by songs on the album. PLUS, you'll receive one of our official Support Quiet Music Stickers.

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    Limited Edition T-Shirt

    At this support level, you'll receive everything in the previous package, PLUS you'll get a new Lowland Hum T-Shirt, designed by Lauren. We always work with companies that manufacture super soft T-Shirts, ethically, and it is our hope that it will become your new favorite.

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    • Signed Glyphonic CD
    • Lowland Hum T-Shirt
    • Support Quiet Music Sticker
    • Digital Download of Glyphonic
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    Vinyl + Limited Edition Art Prints

    Hey, sexy luddite... It would be our great pleasure to deliver Glyphonic to you on a new glossy black vinyl. Of course, it comes with a signed CD & digital download (for those dreaded times when, sigh, you aren't at home enjoying the satisfying pause of setting down your delectable evening beverage to walk across the room and flip that thing). You'll also receive four 12" x 12" prints of original artwork by Lauren, inspired by songs on the album!

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    • Signed Glyphonic CD
    • Signed Glyphonic Vinyl
    • Support Quiet Music Sticker
    • Digital Download of Glyphonic
    • 12" x 12" Glyphonic Art Prints (quantity of 4)
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    Bag-O-Treats

    Have you ever needed to bring along more loose objects than your pockets can hold? Well then, maybe just carry all of your beloved things in this sturdy, unbleached, cotton canvas tote featuring a beautiful design by Lauren. You'll also receive a limited print t-shirt, signed CD, a digital download and an official Support Quiet Music sticker.

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    • Lowland Hum T-Shirt
    • Lowland Hum Tote Bag
    • Signed Glyphonic CD
    • Support Quiet Music Sticker
    • Digital Download of Glyphonic
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    Bag-O-Treats + Vinyl

    It's like the Bag-0-Treats, except you'll also get a signed copy of Glyphonic on vinyl and a set of four 12" x 12" art prints, designed by Lauren and inspired by songs from the album.

    Includes:
    • Signed Glyphonic Vinyl
    • Lowland Hum Tote Bag
    • Signed Glyphonic CD
    • Lowland Hum T-Shirt
    • 12" x 12" Glyphonic Art Prints (quantity of 4)
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    Lowland Hum's Tea for Two Experience

    This carefully curated tea experience includes: A selection of our favorite tea with steeping instructions, a poem chosen by us and typed out for you on our typewriter, and two carefully selected mugs - you may not know it yet, but we are uniquely gifted at finding quirky, mug treasures. You'll also receive a digital download of the album, a signed CD and an official Support Quiet Music sticker.

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    • Two Tea Mugs (Hand-Picked by Daniel & Lauren)
    • A Poem Selected & Typed by Daniel & Lauren
    • Selection of Tea with Steeping Instructions
    • Signed Glyphonic CD
    • Support Quiet Music Sticker
    • Digital Download of Glyphonic
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    LH Snail Mail Stationery Package

    There's nothing like sending and receiving a handwritten letter in the mail! Keep the art form alive with this limited edition stationery set featuring original artworks by Lauren, inspired by the songs on our new album. Each set contains 10 note cards (2 of each of 5 designs) 12 envelopes, two natural wooden Lowland Hum pencils, and Lauren's all-time favorite solid brass pencil sharpener to keep those pencils in pristine writing condition. You'll also receive a digital download of the album, a signed CD, a limited edition T-Shirt and an official Support Quiet Music sticker!

    Includes:
    • Two Lowland Hum Pencils
    • Lauren's Favorite Brass Pencil Sharpener
    • Lowland Hum T-Shirt
    • Signed Glyphonic CD
    • Set of 10 note cards and 12 envelopes
    • Support Quiet Music Sticker
    • Digital Download of Glyphonic
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    Original Song Commission

    Have you ever thought to yourself, "I would really like to hear Lowland Hum sing a song about ----"? Or, have you ever thought... "If Lowland Hum were to write a song about ----, it would make the perfect gift for so-and-so"? Well, you are in luck! We will write a song on the subject of your choosing (within reason of course) and make a professional recording of it for you to enjoy for years and years to come. Because of the time consuming nature of a project like this, we request your patience and flexibility regarding delivery deadlines, as we have to work commissions into time off of the road when we have access to our studio. You'll also receive a digital download of the album, a signed CD and official Support Quiet Music sticker.

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    • Original Song Commission
    • Signed Glyphonic CD
    • Support Quiet Music Sticker
    • Digital Download of Glyphonic
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    A Lowland Hum House Show

    We will come to your house, backyard, community center, church, barn, or pretty much WHEREVER you want, and play a concert for you and your friends. Never hosted a house concert before? We have played tons and can give you all kinds of simple tips on how to successfully organize a special night of connection and music in your space. Arrangements for a sound system can be made in advance for a small fee. Due to the expenses inherent in travel, we will work with you to route and schedule your house concert within an existing tour schedule, otherwise we can discuss additional travel costs. You will also receive a new T-Shirt, a signed CD, a digital download of the new album and an official Support Quiet Music sticker.

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    • Lowland Hum T-Shirt
    • Lowland Hum House Show
    • Signed Glyphonic CD
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    • Digital Download of Glyphonic
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Funding period

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