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We are so excited to record and share this new album with you and to work with a community of amazing musicians from around the globe!
Thanks to over a hundred backers we are proud to present the music to them! In a couple of weeks it will be officially released to the world, but we share it now with our backers! Thank you and enjoy!
Thanks to over a hundred backers we are proud to present the music to them! In a couple of weeks it will be officially released to the world, but we share it now with our backers! Thank you and enjoy!
101 backers pledged $7,721 to help bring this project to life.

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Ladies and gentlemen boys and girls and to all those in between welcome to the Melou kickstarter page! 

Guatemala 2005.  writing our first songs
Guatemala 2005. writing our first songs

We are SUPER excited to record our NEW album once again in Barcelona with producer extraordinaire Dave Bianchi.  This will be our first full length album in 6 years.  Whoa.  So much has changed and grown, and we've experienced so many things.  Some tragic and some incredibly beautiful.  Scary as it always is we want to share all of that with you.

                                                 The Music

We have an incredible community of musicians and artists we are looking forward to working with.  Horns, strings, synths, street musicians from all over the globe,  weird things we find in the studio and in the moment think is a great idea to put on the album, the amazing Mel Seme on drums, Miguel Serna on bass and of coarse Maartens guitar and my vocals.  plus the bands vocals if I can force them to sing...hehe.  We are in awe of these talented people we get to have in our lives, and so very thankful to create with them.

So after some big life changing events, I found myself in a new country and in a new life.  I struggled with who I was as an artist and where my voice was.  It was hard feeling so, for lack of a better word, lost.  What did i have to say now that i wasn`t living in NYC and singing at the badass Sleep No More, or touring with my band?  It took a long while,  but I'm figuring it out, and in the process of getting here, realizing this is the biggest adventure Ive ever been on.  It turns out I gotta whole lot to say,  a whole lot I'm afraid of and a whole lot I'm inspired by.  And its pouring from me.  The songs Maarten and I are writing are some of our best.  We are playing with different scales and sounds and have an incredible new studio to record them in.  This shit is gonna be top notch! only the best for you guys.

heres a video we made from our last EP Skylark.

                                                  The Money

So maybe your wondering where your money is going. 

First we will be using this money for studio time.  We are so stoked about the new Dry Town Studio!  Did you know they have this remote with rainbow buttons and if you press them the lights change color.  AH SO GOOD!

We will then be paying the kickass musicians who are lending us their talents and time.  If we could, we would pay them in gold covered moons and stars cause thats what they deserve.

we will also use your donations to print a limited amount of cds and to then promote it.  

lastly we will pay some of our very talented artist friends to make some beautiful original artwork for the album. 

like the artists who decked out our old tour bus!
like the artists who decked out our old tour bus!

 in case your not sold yet,  or you just wanna listen to some fun music, here are a couple videos I got to make with Mr. Scott Bradlee and the Postmodern Jukebox

please do enjoy!

 OK folks this is the project.  If your interested and I hope you are please SHARE SHARE SHARE!  sing it to the sun and sky.   and if you have any questions or comments come chat with us.  we wanna know!  thank you all so much.

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Annie & Maarten.

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is asking me what our challenges are in completing this project and how were qualified to overcome them. jeez...

There has been so much fear. Fear of failure, fear of failing to make this album with yàll. Fear that nothing we make will be good enough, original enough, funny enough or lovely enough. Fear that people wont listen to our music because of my outside packaging. Fear that people will realize how bad my grammer truly is after reading this. So how do we overcome that? We won't magically be the bravest of them all. We will overcome it by giving into it! By bathing in it and letting it drive us to work harder. To except faster and to create more deeply. Our merry group of mindful misbehaving misfits work really well together. We have been doing it for nearly 10 years now and have a solid foundation and process. We continue to work with many of the same companies and individuals to guarantee a stress free, reliable and easy ride. and most importantly; we love it. And we will do everything we can to make an incredible experience for all of you.

Even you!!!

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    Annie and Maarten will record a cover song of your choice. We're talking Whitney Houston to Whale Sounds folks! Digital download, physical cd, personalized thank you in album credit, and a t shirt!

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    MAARTEN WILL RECORD FOR YOU! Do you need some awesome guitar for that song you just wrote? Maarten will personally record it for you. Plus a signed cd, digital download, a t-shirt, and you'll be on our guest list for any upcoming shows!

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    ANNIE WILL RECORD VOCALS FOR YOU! Need some vocals for that song you just wrote? Annie will drip those honey vocals all over em! Plus you'll get a t-shirt, digital download, signed physical download, and be on our guest list for any upcoming shows!

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    We will write you an original song, using any topic or name you want. Great way to get that date you want. You will also be on our guest list for any upcoming shows, digital download, physical cd, t-shirt, and cover any song you want to hear Melou style. You will also get a personalized thank you in our album credit for all to see!

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    JAM with the band! If you're in our area or we are in yours, let's get together and make some music. Serious silliness will ensue! We will also cover any song of your choice, youll be on our guest list for any upcoming shows, get a t shirt, Melou button, a full digital download, a signed copy of our cd, a personalized thank you in our album credits and we will compose an original song with your topic or name of choice!!!!

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