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Seven atmospheric folk rock songs about doubt, mercy, and wonder releasing early 2020. Join the mailing list to learn more.
Seven atmospheric folk rock songs about doubt, mercy, and wonder releasing early 2020. Join the mailing list to learn more.
52 backers pledged $2,745 to help bring this project to life.
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    Single/demo downloads + shoutout

    I'll send you a digital copy of the single 'Cars of Our Youth,' along with a house mix of a song from the EP straightaway after the campaign ends. On release day, you get a social media/mailing list shoutout.

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    • Download of debut single "Cars of Our Youth"
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    • Thank-you shoutout
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    Digital download + PDF lyrics

    You'll get a digital download of the EP before it releases, along with a PDF of the lyrics

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    Physical CD + digital download + sticker

    For the commuters out there. Find a spot for that sticker on the car of your youth, put the screen down, and let laser and glass do their magic. Shipped to you in a glossy sleeve with original artwork. You also get all the rewards from lower tiers (EP/single/demo download + public shoutout).

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    • Physical CD
    • Sticker
    • EP download
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    Your name in credits + signed CD + more

    At this reward tier and above, you'll see your name included in the album credits (both on the physical CD artwork and in my online store). Thank you for making 'Large Startling' a reality! You'll also get a signed CD, sticker, and all the digital downloads.

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    • Signed physical CD
    • Sticker
    • EP download
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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    T-shirt + CD/digital/sticker + credits

    Get a limited edition Former Ruins design on a soft Bella+Canvas T-shirt along with all the other goods.

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    • Limited edition T-shirt
    • Physical CD
    • Sticker
    • EP download
    • PDF lyrics
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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Signed CD + annotated lyrics + Q&A

    Nerd edition. First, I'll conspicuously sign a CD with my actual name. I'll slip a sticker in, too. I'll also send you a physical booklet of the EP lyrics with extensive notes, personal stories, and references you might miss on a casual listen. You'll also get a personalized thank-you video, and I will answer 3 questions of your choosing about literally ANYTHING. I'll do my homework and try my level-best. Again, this is for the nerds like myself who *really* enjoy this sort of thing. Digital downloads included.

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    • Signed physical CD
    • Annotated lyric booklet
    • Video thank-you and Q&A
    • Sticker
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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Dad Cap + CD/digital/sticker + credits

    Embroidered Former Ruins Dad Cap/baseball hat in navy blue or black with brass adjustment buckle. Comes along with all the other usual goods.

    Includes:
    • Embroidered Dad Cap
    • Physical CD
    • Sticker
    • EP download
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    Box of favorite things + signed CD

    Homebodies rejoice. In addition to sending you a signed CD and annotated lyric booklet, I will fill a flat-rate box with some of my favorite things from my own home replete with little notes and explanations. Be delighted, be fed, be edified, be well-read. Digital downloads included.

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    • Box of favorite things
    • Signed physical CD
    • Annotated lyric booklet
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Cover song of your choice + more

    You choose the cover song, and I'll record you an acoustic rendition with my own take on it. I'll do my best to make it sound nice for you. The usual goods get thrown in, too.

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    • Cover song of your choice
    • Physical CD
    • Sticker
    • EP download
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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Dad Cap + Shirt + Tote + CD

    You don't just want to hear Former Ruins. You want to bedeck yourself head to torso in Former Ruins, it would seem. This is the one for you!

    Includes:
    • Embroidered Dad Cap
    • Limited edition T-shirt
    • Organic Cotton Tote
    • Physical CD
    • Sticker
    • EP download
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    I'll write you an original song + more

    This will be fun. We'll have a video/phone call and ongoing correspondence so you can tell me your intentions for an original song. Subject matter can run the gamut, from the silly to the serious to the sacred. I'll write and record you an acoustic rendition. All the usual goods included!

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    • Original song written just for you
    • Physical CD
    • Sticker
    • EP download
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    Regional house show + shirt + CD

    Yep, you're a supah-fan. I will come to your living room/basement/porch/etc. and perform for you, your friends, and neighbors for as long as you wish. Songs, stories, talks, Q+R, etc. Let's make a night of it. You'll also get a shirt, CD, sticker, and all the digital downloads. Must be within 200 miles of Muncie, IN. If you're farther away, well... (keep scrolling)

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    • House show
    • Limited edition T-shirt
    • Physical CD
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    House show anywhere in the US + more

    Just like the previous tier, but without travel restrictions (as long as you're in the continental US). Opt for this reward, and I'll be planning a trip out your way for a house show tailored just for you and your guests. All the usual goods included.

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    • House show
    • Limited edition T-shirt
    • Physical CD
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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Executive producer

    If you consider this tier for even a moment, you're all too kind, and you're possibly a blood relative. In any event, this would involve you being so abundantly generous that I'd thank you with any combination of rewards (merch, cover songs, the works), including a house show just about anywhere in the States. If you're international, well, we can talk. You'd be named as the Executive Producer in all the places that album credits exist. Thank you!

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    • Executive Producer credit
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