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Guitars...Cats...Rock & Roll! It's a Guardian way of life. Join us as we endeavor to make our first full album in over 10 years!

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* REWARDS HAVE BEEN UPDATED *

*All pledges over $30.00 will get an actual CD! If you want the autographed, numbered edition, it is available in the $50.00 pledge*

We have had a blast playing live together as a band again recently. Our Latin America tour was amazing and we deeply appreciate all the love and encouragement that we get from all of our U.S. and International friends. It's been awesome to reconnect with so many old friends via Facebook and other social media outlets and we feel blessed that people still have an interest in an old-school Rock & Roll band like Guardian.

But...amidst all this new fun...we realized that there is still just one thing missing...A NEW RECORD!

Back in the day, we had record deals and budgets and fun stuff like that...but a lot has changed in the music business...and the only way for Guardian to make a new record is...to do it ourselves!

But we need your help.

To really make a great record...we are trying to raise $30,000--and we would love for you to partner with us.

$30,000 sounds like a lot of money...and it is. But we want to make an album that isn't just a collection of songs, but rather a "big event" like our Miracle Mile album. And in true Guardian style...we want to record this new album in both English and Spanish--and that definitely requires more time and effort.

To be honest, it costs much more than that to really do things correctly...when it comes to making and marketing your own music project at a high-quality level--and we will use every dollar raised toward making the best project possible!

Our goal is to release this new record before the end of 2012. No...we're not worried about the Apocalypse...we just want to hold ourselves to a deadline!

In true Kickstarter style, we are going to offer some fun rewards for any of you who are able to contribute financially to this new project. Of course, you'll get a copy of the new music but we've tried to come up with a few unusual goodies along the way.

And even though we are living in a digital music age, many of you have told us that you would still love a CD to hold in your hands. Well...as part of this campaign, we will do a limited pressing of 1000 CD's in special packaging. This will be a one-time run of this special design--exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.

Thanks in advance for your support. We don't take it lightly. We deeply appreciate any contribution that you can make. We hereby commit to you...our friends--that we will maximize all resources to bring you the best project that we can make. Got questions or suggestions? Send a message out...we love hearing from you.

Thanks again!

Big love,

Jamie • Tony • David • Karl • Jamey

P.S. When you make a pledge, you will not be charged unless our funding goal is successful. There will be no "hold" for the amount on your card either. If we don't hit the goal, you will not be charged.

Our hope is that this will be lots of fun! Kickstarter rocks! We love you!

We are even digging out some old-school swag for rewards. Check it out!

We'll also try to keep adding new clips as the campaign moves along...for your viewing pleasure...

OK - so we'd like to take credit for that cartoon image that looked just like Karl but it really wasn't us. It was done by the amazing folks at Incredibox. It was just our good fortune that their dream frenchman looked just like Monsieur Ney!

And as much as David Bach hates yard work...he found some good stuff when he cleared out his garage...check out the newly listed rewards--some oldies but goodies!

Meanwhile...back at the ranch...The Karl Ney Choir continues their vocal odyssey:

http://www.incredibox.fr/?music=4F5EA9267538A

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    Handwritten lyrics of your favorite Guardian song by one of the band members and signed by the whole band + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Wild Card Music Pak: A hand-numbered and autographed limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date...PLUS your choice on any one (1) of the following: Handwritten copy of the lyrics of any one (1) Guardian song...by any member of your choosing. Signed by the whole band. Guitar chord charts and playing tips for any two (2) Guardian songs. Signed by the whole band.

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    RARE: Original-but-never worn official Miracle Mile Tour (1993) T-shirt (Size XL only) + An autographed limited edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    A drum head signed by the whole band...suitable for hanging on your wall ( or attempting to use as a big frisbee) + An autographed limited edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Exclusive ready-to-hang Canvas print of Guardian album cover of your choice (10”x10”) + An autographed limited edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    A private 30 min. Skype chat with the whole band while we are in the studio recording our new record. Ask us anything! + POWER PAK: Limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + limited edition t-shirt + advanced digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Kickstarter exclusive show! Tickets for our first US concert in 10 years. It will be in Nashville - Date and Venue TBD. We will give you at least 2 months notice (Travel not included) + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Old School Collectors Pak: We found a handful of original Gardian swag (yes...when we spelled differently...and wore space armor!). These are original issue Gardian stickers and buttons from the armor years + a limited edition CD copy of Kingdom of Rock...autographed by Tony and David. + A hand-numbered and autographed limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Raisin’ Cane: The infamous walking cane that Jamie sported during the Swing Swang Swung / Nunca Te Dire Adios photo shoots. Includes a phone/skype call with Jamie to tell you the story of the cane + A hand-numbered and autographed limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Swingin’ Jacket: The groovy sixties coat and scarf that David wore for the Swing Swang Swung / Nunca Te Dire Adios photo shoot. Includes a phone/skype call with David to tell you the story of the jacket + A hand-numbered and autographed limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Shoeshine Coat: The rockin red jacket that David wore for the Shoeshine Johnny music video. Includes a phone/skype call with David to tell you the story of the jacket + A hand-numbered and autographed limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Never/Nunca: Guardian’s official 1992 Dove Award nomination certificate (framed) for “Metal Recorded Song Of The Year” for “Never Say Goodbye”. Includes a phone/skype call with David to tell you the story of the plaque + A hand-numbered and autographed limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    (2) 1-hour Skype drum lessons by Karl Ney. (A virtual hang!) time and date TBD, + 1 pair of drum sticks signed by Karl Ney + Exclusive limited edition t-shirt signed by Karl + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    (2) 1-hour Skype guitar lessons by Jamey Perrenot. (A virtual hang!) time and date TBD + Exclusive limited edition t-shirt signed by Jamey + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    A silly Guardian song written and recorded by Jamie Rowe & David Bach...just for you...and all about you! (Includes a Skype chat with Jamie and Dave to learn all about you + Exclusive limited edition t-shirt signed by Jamie and Dave + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Fire Sale: The original Fire & Love kick drum head. This drum head has seen quite a few audiences in it’s day. Autographed (--or not...your choice). Includes a phone/skype call with Karl to tell you the story of the drum head + A hand-numbered and autographed limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    We insert your name (Jamie sings it into existence) into one of our songs on the new record during the outro of the song. This might be on the fade or anywhere during the outro and your name will be added to the lyrics + An autographed limited edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    A dream date with Tony Palacios! (Actually, the whole band will be there....after all...Tony's married...and besides...the rest of the guys are quite fun too!) Essentially...a dinner party at drummer Karl Ney’s house in Nashville, TN on the night before our concert (Karl is Tony’s chaperone) + Kickstarter exclusive show tickets! VIP seating for our first US concert in 10 years. It will be in Nashville - Date and Venue TBD. We will give you at least 2 months notice (Travel not included) + Exclusive limited edition t-shirt + autographed limited edition CD of the new record + advance digital downloads of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Shoeshine Guitar: The Yamaha Pacifica 912J that Tony played in the Shoeshine Johnny video...and on the Miracle Mile tour. Autographed (--or not...your choice). Includes a phone/skype call with Tony to tell you the story of the guitar + A hand-numbered and autographed limited-edition physical copy (CD) of the new record + Advance digital download of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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    Executive Producer credit on the album + 1-hour Skype conference call with the band for album marketing strategy session + 2 Exclusive limited edition t-shirts + 2 autographed limited edition physical copies (CD) of the new record + 2 advance digital downloads of album 2 weeks before album release date.

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