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Hey, we're Grandkids! We have enough songs to record an LP, and we need your help! We're going to make you proud, promise!
Hey, we're Grandkids! We have enough songs to record an LP, and we need your help! We're going to make you proud, promise!
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UPDATE: Below are videos from the first demo session for the album (there are two videos in the playlist, make sure to watch both!)

Urbana's Grandkids are gearing up to record their first album, but need your help!

We’re a four piece indie, humblecore band from the lovely town of Urbana, Illinois. We’ve been described as spacey and organic, with a touch of warm folk. Since forming in early 2010 we have worked hard writing songs, distilling our sound, and playing shows around the midwest. All while maintaining a vibrant role in our local music scene!

So far, we’ve made two EPs (embedded below), but after almost two years of writing and performing we have more than enough material to finally record a full-length. Our new songs express what we want Grandkids to be, which is encouraging! But, like most musicians, we don’t have the financial means to do it the way we want. 

This is where you come in. The funds we raise with this kickstarter will go towards:

  • Recording time in Chicagoland studios
  • Mixing & Mastering
  • Manufacturing CDs

We plan on recording during the winter of 2011-2012 with a projected release date in late spring or early summer. We're so very excited! 

A preview a what you can expect from the full-length!

And check out what we've done so far! 

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Every dollar counts! You get one digital single off of our new album! Thanks!

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    For a little bit more you get 2 digital songs off of our yet-to-be-titled LP!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital download of new record. Choose one member of Grandkids to tell you a tasty personal secret! (Don't tell anyone!)

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    A signed photograph of Grandkids and a digital download of our album!

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    Digital download and physical copy of record + your name written in the liner notes. You can kiss one of us, too. Oh boy!

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    Spin the bottle with Grandkids after our CD Release Show! Digital download + Physical copy of record + Name in liner notes

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    Movie Night with Grandkids (Movie choice can be your choice or wisely picked by Grandkids). Popcorn, soda-pop fizzy drinks, or any other delicious snack provided at your request. + Digital download + Physical Copy + Name in liner notes

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    Grandkids T-shirt + Digital download + Physical Copy + Name in liner notes

    PLUS:
    Choose any of these fun gifts from select Grandkids members:

    1. Adam: Solo Album featuring the hits “Beat Your Wheat” and “Punkin’ Pilot”; a trip to Manolo’s Pizza.
    2. Phil: A drum lesson; a great American breakfast with Urbana chicken eggs and fine coffee.
    3. Evan: A trip to the gas station to eat candy followed by a good listening/analysis of any album from his collection.
    4. Vivian: A bike ride through Urbana; lunch or dinner cooked for you! May or may not include kombucha, raw milk, local meat, and dark chocolate; followed by a heart-to-heart on her porch.

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    Homemade Pizza Dinner with Grandkids and a night of debauchery in Urbana! Digital Download + Physical Copy + Name in liner notes + T-shirt

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    4 free tickets to our record release show/any show you choose! Hang out with Grandkids before! (shout-out at show! Holla!)

    Digital Download + Physical Copy + Name in liner notes + T-shirt

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    Early leaks of the mixes. If you send it to your friends, we’ll know. You can even give us some help! Critique it, you know? Enjoy the exclusivity!

    Digital Download + Physical Copy + Name in liner notes + T-shirt

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    Personalized song written about you! Recorded in the Grandkids practice space! You can pick the key, tempo, and chorus if you so choose. Want it to be a ballad? Fine. Want it to be reggae? Right on. We’ll do it. Digital Download + Physical Copy + Name in liner notes + T-shirt

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    Night out on the town with Grandkids! If you’re far away, we’ll come to you when we tour near you! We’ll buy your food, drinks, and your cover to any cool rock show you want to go to (hopefully we’ll be playing!) Digital Download + Physical Copy + Name in liner notes + T-shirt

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    Personal Grandkids concert just for you, your friends, your family, your pets, etc. We'll provide the food, drinks, and entertainment. We love playing outdoors. We love playing in living rooms. We'll drive certain distances to do so. Digital Download + Physical Copy + Name in liner notes + T-shirt

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Our forever and endless love. Choose any of the below prizes, and personalize it. Your name in bold in our liner notes. Hugs whenever you want them. Phone calls, just to talk. Cry in our arms. Be our tour buddy. Be our one and only.

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Funding period

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