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Tulsa duo Desi & Cody are recording their first full length album at historic Church Studios, former home of Shelter Records.
203 backers pledged $15,664 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey everyone, we are Desi and Cody!!  For those of you who know us, we just want to say we love you so much and appreciate all the support you've given us every step of the way on our musical journey together!!!  For those of you who don't know us, we'd like to explain a little bit about who we are...

First and foremost, we are two people.  Two people that happen to play music together.  Two people that also happen to be in love with each other!!  We are getting married this October, and oddly enough, around the same time we plan on having finished the process of making our first full-length record together!!  Needless to say it has been quite an adventure getting here.  We needn't get into the details of how we met, or when we started playing together.  If you would like to know a little bit more about that you can visit our website at www.desiandcody.com

Now we would like to explain a little bit more about what we are doing here on Kickstarter.  Making records is fun!!  Fun indeed, but quite costly.  Especially if you want to make a product that is of a professional quality that will be up to the standard needed to be played on radio stations and placed in films and television shows.  Many of you know that we were able to put together a couple of solo EP's (Dog Days Comin/In the Dead of Summer)  The reason for this was simply because it is much more cost effective to record an EP than a full length album... less songs, less studio time, less on the pocket-book.  The recording process is completed in essentially 3 steps: 1. Principle Recording  2. Mixing  3. Mastering    Each of which are of paramount importance, none of which are easily accomplished.  

Being from Tulsa, we couldn't think of a better place to record the album than The Church Studio.  So many of our favorite artists have recorded there, from J.J. Cale, to Eric Clapton, to Tom Petty, to the man who once owned the studio, Leon Russell!!  We were able to record most of the record there, and have only a few things to finish up before principle recording is complete. We are so happy with what we have so far, but there is still a long road ahead!! Although most of the actual recording process has been paid for, we still need to pay the rest of what we owe as well as pay for the crucial Mixing and Mastering processes.  Not to mention the fact that we need to cover the cost of pressing the album onto CD's and....  wait for it.....  VINYL!!!!  :) 

This is where you come in!!!  We need your help to make this happen.  The days of big record labels paying for everything are all but long gone.(and we don't miss them!)  By pledging to the project, you are making it possible for us indie kids to make albums without having to sell our souls!!  But we are not asking for handouts.  By pledging, you will receive one of a number of Rewards we have made available to you, such as, but not limited to:
1. An Early Download of the new Album 

2. An Kickstarter exclusive recording of our tune "Ode to Hipsters" 

3. A Desi and Cody tote filled with Desi and Cody mechandise such as: VIP tickets to the CD release show, and a signed copy of the new CD and Vinyl, a signed limited edition Desi and Cody Poster

4. A private concert in your home

5. A song written specifically for you by Desi and Cody  

And much more!!!

By pledging to buy our new album and/or merchandise in advance, you are making it happen.  You guys will be responsible for the existence of the first Desi and Cody full length record!!  The best part is, the only people we have to please with our product is you!!!  No record execs, no A&R people, nobody but you!!  If you decide to pledge we thank you SO MUCH!!!  We would be nothing without you.

Love,
Desi and  Cody

Risks and challenges

Whew!! Where do we begin!!
We began recording this album in our home, with two engineers, and an old Otari Reel to Reel Tape Machine. Boy, O Boy. 2 weeks, and more technical problems than we'd like to get into. After spending hundreds of dollars on Analog Tape, and countless hours recording Bass and Drums, we discovered that the machine had been changing speeds. Making everything we had recorded unusable!!! How discouraging!! That was when we decided to head to Historic Church Studios and get a fresh start.

Another challenge we face after recording is the costly process of getting publicity and promotion for the record. Luckily, we have a great manager, and if it this project is overfunded, we may be able to get some really great exposure for the album!!

Projected Timeline:
1. Finished Tracking the Album by end of August
2. Finished Mixing the Album by the end of October
3. Finished Mastering the Album by the end of November
4. Finished artwork for Album and Merchandise by middle of November
5. Finished pressing of vinyl, production of CD's, and production of merchandise by end of December.
6. Finished packaging Rewards by end of January 2014.
7. Shipped to your house or given directly to you by end of February 2014.
8. Press release in March of 2014 and CD release show in late April, early May.

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    THE FIRST SINGLE - You will receive a digital download of the first single from our new album weeks before the album is officially released!! You will also receive digital downloads of our previous EP releases: "Dog Days Comin'" and "In the Dead of Summer."

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    EARLY BIRD GETS THE DOWNLOAD -
    You will get a digital download of our new full-length album weeks before the album is officially released!! You will also get a digital download of our previous EP's - "Dog Days Comin'" and "In the Dead of Summer."

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    COMPACT DISCS - You will receive a signed physical copy of our new album with a personal "Thank You" weeks before the official release, plus all of the above!!

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    TEE TIME - Get the new Desi and Cody T-Shirt plus a digital download of our new album and our previous releases.

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    ODE TO HIPSTERS - All of the above, PLUS a digital download of a Kickstarter Exclusive studio recording of our song "Ode to Hipsters," as well as a 8x10 Desi and Cody color glossy photograph signed with a personal thank you note!!

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    VINYL!!! - All of the above PLUS a signed copy of our new album on a VINLY LP!!!!

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    TOTES MAGOATS - Get the Vinyl, the CD, all of the Downloads, the Glossy, the T-Shirt, and a signed full-sized 18x24 Desi and Cody Wall Poster tucked nicely into your brand new Desi and Cody Tote Bag!!!

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    VIP GOATS WITH TOTES - Get the Fully Loaded Desi and Cody Tote Bag as described above, PLUS two VIP laminates to the CD Release Party.

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    TOTES WITH LYRICS - Get the Loaded VIP Tote with a Lyric Notebook Handwritten and Signed by Desi and Cody!!!

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    YOUTUBE SERENADE - We will sing a song of your choice, either cover or original, to and personally dedicate it to you via Youtube!!! This also includes the fully loaded VIP tote!!!

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    GUYS ONLY!!! - Get the fully loaded VIP Tote PLUS go on a fishing trip with Cody to Oologah Lake!!! Cody will take you out to all his favorite "Honey-holes" on Oologah Lake!!! Catfish, crappie, or bass... your choice!!! Dudes Only!!

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    GIRLS ONLY!!! - Get the fully loaded VIP Tote PLUS go on a Vintage Shopping adventure with Desi!!! Desi will take you around town to all of her favorite vintage shops, then end the evening over a cup of espresso at Desi's favorite downtown hangout!!! Girls Only!!!

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    PICKIN' AND GRINNIN' - Get the fully loaded VIP Tote PLUS a month of guitar lessons from Cody!!(Local only, One 45 min guitar lesson a week for four weeks)

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    DESI THE ARTIST - Get the fully loaded VIP Tote PLUS a unique watercolor painting, hand-painted and signed by Desirae Roses!!

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    LIVE FROM YOUR PLACE - You will get a Private Concert in your home within 150 miles of Tulsa, OK. Also includes the fully loaded VIP Tote!!!

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    LIVE FROM YOUR PLACE(regional) - You will get a Private Concert in your home within 300 miles of Tulsa, OK. Also includes the fully loaded VIP Tote!!!

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    LIVE FROM YOUR PLACE(long haull) - You will get a Private Concert in your home within 600 miles of Tulsa, OK. Also includes the fully loaded VIP Tote!!

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    YOUR OWN SONG! - Desi and Cody will write a song just for you!!! We will get in contact with you and talk to you about what you might like the song to be about(your family, your dog, etc) Also you will get the fully loaded VIP tote!!!

    Note: Desi and Cody will retain all copyrights to the written material.

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    READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP?? - Appear as a cameo in a Desi and Cody music video!!! ALSO, you will get a special thank you in the album credits of our new album as well as the fully loaded VIP tote!!!

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    ANYWHERE IN 'MERICA!!! - We will play a private concert in your home anywhere within' the Continental United States of 'Merica!!! It will also include a thank you in the album credits and the fully loaded VIP tote!!!

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    I'M ON A BOAT!!! - Desi and Cody will perform a private concert for you and your party of ten on a Luxurious Yacht on Oklahoma's Beautiful Grand Lake!!! You will get your own Captain's Hat, a Cigar, and be listed as an Executive Producer on our new album!!! You will also receive the fully loaded VIP tote, a painting by Desi and a month's worth of guitar lessons from Cody!!!

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    A BAKED POTATO - As we promised in our video, we will prepare and send you a fully loaded baked potato and a song about fishin'!!! You will get an Executive Producer Credit on the album, the Yacht Concert, the VIP tote, as well as a cameo in our new music video!!! You must provide your own silverware and napkins... sour cream is, of course, optional.

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Funding period

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