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After self releasing two EP's, Hidden Hospitals is heading back to the studio to record their first full length album.
After self releasing two EP's, Hidden Hospitals is heading back to the studio to record their first full length album.
287 backers pledged $12,492 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE: We just crossed the 100% goal threshold for the campaign which means it will be funded. We are running out of superlatives to describe just how thankful we are, so we will put all of that energy into making the best record that we can over the coming months. 

The campaign will remain open for the next 12 hours so there is still time to pledge if you haven't had a chance. The funding goal we set was to help offset the costs of this process but doesn't cover everything. Every dollar above the goal will go straight to the recording budget. There are still some exclusive rewards that won't ever be available again so take a look!

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We are Hidden Hospitals and we have big dreams.  When we started this band nearly three years ago, we started with the goal to be 100% self contained and financed to ensure our creative vision and collective goals wouldn't be compromised by bottom line profitability from outside investors.  We've been fortunate enough to have released two 5-song EP's independent (EP 001 and EP 002), toured nationally, produced two music videos and most recently a vinyl record.  We've been blessed to partner with like-minded artists, engineers, photographers and videographers throughout our short history, which has allowed us to never compromise on quality.

Our next goal is to produce our first full length record.  We've spent the past year holed up in Chicago, writing, crafting and whittling down a collection of songs that we feel is the first full realization of why we started this band.  As you might assume, our biggest endeavor to date also comes with the biggest financial constraint.  We refuse to sacrifice this dream because of budget, so we are turning to you - our supporters - to help us get to the finish line.  Importantly, we aren't looking for donations, we want to give you exclusive access and rewards so you can own a piece of this process and be a true partner with Hidden Hospitals.

We are booked to return to Nashville in early July to begin production on the album in earnest.  Our production schedule includes 5 weeks of studio time to complete a collection of songs.  Our goal for this Kickstarter campaign is to help offset the costs of studio rental, engineering, and production.  But it doesn't end there, all additional funds beyond our goal raised will go to the costs of mixing, mastering and physical production of the record.

Thanks for taking a part in this very special project.  We are absolutely honored to be able to continue sharing our music with our fans.

Risks and challenges

We already have a collection of songs written, have gone through a round of pre-production and are now ready to head to the studio. The studio and production staff we are partnering with are all people we've worked with in the past and we have absolute faith in their ability to help us execute on our ambitious vision for this record. We don't foresee any setbacks, but we are resolved to make this dream come true whatever it takes.

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    Our absolute gratitude - every dollar really does help.

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    Digital download of EP 001 and EP 002

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    Digital download of new album one week before the official release. Download of EP 001 and EP 002.

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    CD copy of EP 001 + EP 002 - exclusive release, not available for sale. Includes jacket and CD, digital download of both EP as well as the new full length.

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    Exclusive "backers only" CD copy of new full length. Limited edition artwork. Will not be available for sale anywhere else, ever. Includes digital download.

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    "Stream team pack"

    Includes digital download of new full length plus limited edition poster, 10 stickers and package of download cards from EP 001 and EP 002

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    Includes EP 001 + EP 002 vinyl and digital download of new full length.

    US shipping included

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    Limited edition (Kickstarter only) screen printed poster plus digital download of new album.

    Poster can be signed by request.

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    Get both limited run CD's EP 001/002 and the new full length record, including digital download of all songs.

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    "Fan club pack"

    Includes digital download of new full length album plus SIGNED limited edition poster, and screened shirt of your choice.

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    Limited edition (Kickstarter only) black hooded sweatshirt and digital download of new full length album.

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    Guitar or bass tab of your choice of any one of our songs from EP 001 or EP 002. Includes digital download of new full length album.

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    Drum head used by Jared on the full length recording, signed by the whole band. Includes CD and digital download of new full length album.

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    Hand written lyric sheet of the song of your choice, signed by Dave. High quality ink and paper - ready to be framed.

    Includes digital download of new full length.

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    Get both limited run CD's (EP 001/002 and the new full length) AND the screen printed poster - signed by request.

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    Original test pressing of EP 001 + EP 002 vinyl and digital download of new full length album.

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    Hang out with the band, you and one guest at your favorite spot / cafe in Chicago or Nashville.

    We're buying.

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    Framed artwork for the new full length record, signed by the band upon request. Includes plaque recognizing your support. Individually numbered. A classy addition to any wall.

    Includes digital download of new full length.

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    Dinner with the band for you and one guest.

    Chicago or Nashville, only. If you're interested and live somewhere else - write to us and we will try and work something out while on tour.

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    Spend a day with Hidden Hospitals in Chicago. Coffee, lunch and dinner on us. Sit in on a rehearsal as we work on the new songs.

    Includes backer only CD's of the EPs and new album, limited edition hoodie and signed poster.

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    Private show for you and your family/friends anywhere within 250 miles of Chicago. You provide the space, we'll provide everything else.

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    Dave will fly to your town to play a private acoustic set for you and your friends/family. A night of music and conversation.

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