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Help Lars put out his first ever-vinyl compilation and get a free copy of his "Edgar Allan Poe EP", literary hip-hop for the punk set.

I've been independently making and releasing post-punk laptop rap since 2003, and for years people have been asking me when I'm going to put my music out on vinyl.  To commemorate the upcoming ten year anniversary, I'm releasing the first actual MC Lars "record", my "Greatest Hits".  I've hollered at many of y'all on Facebook and Twitter to ask you which songs are your favorites.  The tracks with the most votes will be featured.  The voting will continue until this campaign ends, I wanted to include your favorites because this is a limited-edition fan compilation.

The LP is going to be gatefold, with lots of cool old photographs and detailed liner notes.  I'm remastering all of the songs so they sound great and am investing a lot in the production of the actual vinyl.  It's an expensive process, so I've launched this campaign so I can do it right.

I am offering some cool incentives this time.  If you order the record, you also can get a free physical copy of my upcoming "Edgar Allan Poe EP", which features cameos from Random and the Dead Milkmen, and a bunch of new songs based on Poe's works.  You can also get an original drawing by me, a USB robot with my entire catalogue, a custom acrylic painting, an LA vacation or have me come to your house to record a song with you.  Sick, right?

I wanted to say thanks to each and every one of you for your support over the years.  I can't believe I've been doing this for so long.  I want this compilation to be special and awesome.  

Thanks for helping me put it out.

Peace and thanks from your DIY rapper homie,

MC Lars

P.S. Below are some images of the incentives: examples of the acrylic paintings, the USB robot and pictures of the artists featured on the EP.


For more info and free music: mclars.com

Background and press: press.mclars.com

Upcoming tour dates (UK and US): tour.mclars.com

More info on Horris Records: horrisrecords.com

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    High resolution mp3 digital download link (256 kbps) of the "Edgar Allan Poe EP" when it drops in May, complete with album art and liner notes.

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    A physical, autographed copy of the "Edgar Allan Poe EP" CD (as well as the FLAC / lossless download) and a FLAC / lossless download of my "Greatest Hits". (Free shipping to anywhere in the US. Please add $5 extra for shipping to the UK and $10 for anywhere else outside of the US.)

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    The autographed "Greatest Hits" vinyl release, a physical, autographed copy of the "Edgar Allan Poe EP" CD and FLAC / lossless downloads of both. (Free shipping to anywhere in the US. Please add $10 extra for shipping to the UK and $15 for anywhere else outside of the US.)

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    Everything in the $25 pledge, plus the USB robot with Lars's entire catalogue and a personalized, ink pen drawing. (Free shipping to anywhere in the US. Please add $10 extra for shipping to the UK and $15 for anywhere else outside of the US.)

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    Everything in the $75 pledge, plus a custom acrylic painting. (Free shipping to anyone in the US. Please add $20 extra for shipping to the UK and $30 for anywhere else outside of the US.)

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    Everything in the $250 pledge, but Lars will fly you out to LA from anywhere in the US and take you on a Southern California vacation adventure. You get to stay with my roommate Tim and me for the weekend and we will document the whole experience and make a hilarious podcast. If you live outside of the US, please contact me and we can work out something special.

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    Everything in the $250 pledge, but Lars will fly to your hometown anywhere in the US to spend the weekend with you, bringing his recording gear to write and record an original track with you at your house. Will document the whole experience for a podcast. Please contact me first if you live outside of the US and we can work out something special.

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