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Nine Pound Shadow is recording their debut album!
169 backers pledged $18,301 to help bring this project to life.

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Nine Pound Shadow is recording their debut album!

Nine Pound Shadow - Our Debut Album!

$18,301

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Hi, It's Us

We are Nine Pound Shadow, a band of two brothers from Berkeley, California.  We’ve been writing songs together as long as we can remember, but we've never wanted to release anything that didn’t properly represent our vision – our love for music and life.

So a year ago, we holed up in a remote cabin in the foggy redwoods of Mendocino to sharpen and hone the best of our tunes. We’re so happy to announce that we now have a collection of recordings we are proud of and eager to share with you.  But to finish the final stages and turn this music into a full-length album, we could use a hand.

Your Help

The majority of this Kickstarter Money will be used to pay for studio time and hire a sound engineer along with other musicians.  More tracking is needed, then mixing and mastering - and at the end of all this, we’ll need to press the actual CDs.

Our funding goal is the minimum needed to complete the album of our dreams.  Any money raised beyond our goal will be used for touring and promoting the album upon its completion.

In Return

In exchange for jumping on the magic Nine Pound Shadow bus, we have a staggering array of priceless Nine Pound Shadow swag perfect for reminding you of your true dream-making powers.

NPS Buttons
NPS Buttons
Possible T-shirt Design
Possible T-shirt Design
Possible Quilt Design
Possible Quilt Design
Illustration From Breandain's Book- Oil Painting Reward
Illustration From Breandain's Book- Oil Painting Reward
The Poster
The Poster

Please refer to our website for updates of the rewards we're offering. All of the art on our site is created by us!

In the End

We really appreciate you joining us in bringing this dream and these sounds to fruition. We’d love if you would share our project with everyone you know.  THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

We are committed to making this album a reality. Once our project is funded we'll continue to stay organized and focused on it's completion. With a succesful Kickstarter campaign we will have funding to match our energy and determination. Your participation is the difference between something recorded in a bedroom and the music of our dreams.

Writing and recording original music is an extremely personal process. Though it is easy to get stuck on a song in an attempt to perfect it, our challenge is to know when to let go and allow the music take flight.

No matter what obstacles may arise - logistical, creative, or otherwise - we've got each other, and we've got you. Together, we can accomplish anything.

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    A DOWNLOAD OF ONE SONG featured in our Kickstarter video.

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    A DOWNLOAD OF 4 SONGS off the album as an EP. These will be simplified acoustic versions. Also, includes a downloadable PDF booklet with photos, art and lyrics.

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    A DOWNLOAD OF THE ALBUM. Also, includes a downloadable PDF album booklet with photos, art and lyrics.

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    THE ALBUM ON CD, plus the downloadable EP + booklet.

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    A SIGNED COPY OF THE ALBUM ON CD, plus a pretty Nine Pound Shadow sticker. Also includes the downloadable EP + booklet.

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    A NINE POUND SHADOW T-SHIRT & BUTTON, plus everything from the $30 level (the signed CD, downloadable EP + booklet, and the sticker).

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    HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO ONE SONG, plus everything from the $50 dollar level (T-Shirt, signed CD, dowloadable EP + booklet, sticker and button).

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    AN ORIGINAL SILK SCREENED NPS POSTER, exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign, plus everything from the $50 level (T-Shirt, CD, downloadable EP + booklet, the button, sticker).

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    THE NPS POSTER AND THE HANDWRITTEN LYRICS. Plus everything from the $50 level (T-Shirt, CD, downloadable EP + booklet, the button, sticker).

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    SKYPE CONCERT or MUSIC LESSON with Breandain and Chris. We'll play you a set over the net or teach you how to play a little guitar and sing (if you're better than us, you can teach us how to play!). Plus everything from the $50 reward level.

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    HANDMADE HANDSTITCHED NPS QUILT / FLAG by Chris. Keep you or your wall warm with an artful quilt inspired by our music and the band's heartfelt spirit. Roughly 2' X 3'. Also includes a signed copy of the album.

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    A delicious world-class custom cocktail designed by Joaquin Simo, American Bartender of the Year in 2012 and co-owner of Pouring Ribbons in NYC. For those who might enjoy both music and drinking, Joaquin will create a mind-melting NPS-themed custom cocktail of your choice, taking into account your own tastes and preferences. The usual fee for this sort of thing is $500-$1000 for his consulting clients. The RECIPE will be delivered with a signed copy of the Album.

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    WATERCOLOR or LINE DRAWING by Breandain. Get your very own masterwork inspired by our day to day daydreams. Roughly 8" X 8" in size. Framed. Also includes a signed copy of the album.

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    We will write you your very own song! It will be about you, so please provide one sentence to tell us what's going on with you, and 10 words to describe who you are. When it's done we'll send it to you. Chances are it will be a masterpiece, however we certainly can't guarantee it. Also includes everything in the $50 package.

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    AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING by Breandain, based on illustrations from his upcoming children's book. Colorful, imaginative, lovely and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! 18"x18". Framed. Also includes a SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK and a signed copy of the album.

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    A FULL-SIZED HANDMADE QUILT by Chris. Roughly 5'x7' in size. Fashioned with love and impeccable aesthetics. Let Nine Pound Shadow keep you warm at night. Also includes a signed copy of the album.

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    LIVINGROOM CONCERT! Nine Pound Shadow will come to your house and play a set. If you live more than four hours outside of Berkeley, you must cover cost of travel. Plus, you get everything from the $50 package.

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Funding period

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