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We've dedicated three years to touring the country and developing our band.  Now, we're ready to take the next major step - with you.
We've dedicated three years to touring the country and developing our band. Now, we're ready to take the next major step - with you.
455 backers pledged $23,461 to help bring this project to life.

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### UPDATE!  We've added three new international rewards, and a few *instant* rewards as well (via exclusive backer updates) - for example, immediate access to our new single, Fly On! ###

We've had a spectacular three-year run creating music, touring across the country, and meeting new friends all over the world. Our songs were featured on the FX and MTV Networks and garnered critical praise from NPR, American Songwriter Magazine, Roughstock, Popmatters, and many more. We are grateful for these successes, but looking forward to recording a brand new album!  And so, we are launching this Kickstarter campaign, and asking you - our listeners - to become our record label.

We are at a pivotal moment in our career and we hope to continue doing what we love in an even bigger way. The music business is changing, and the traditional model of major labels spending hundreds of thousands of dollars recording young bands is no longer a reality. Today, independent bands like us partner with smaller, local music companies to achieve our goals together, which ultimately means we have to finance our own albums. It boils down to an issue of sustainability, and that’s where you come in. 

It's quite simple, really. By purchasing any of the reward options below, you will be backing and investing in us much like a major label would, making our new record a reality.

Our goal of $20,000 may seem steep, but compared to the amount of money a label would be spending on the launch of a record, we are asking for very little. We have saved up quite a bit of money ourselves through touring and selling our first album. For the rest, we are looking for your support. Between our efforts and your generosity, we are confident that we will reach the goal and prepare for a full scale sophomore album release. This project will take over $40,000 but we are asking for $20,000 as a start. Once we reach our goal, we will add new bonus rewards and celebrate together.

Your valued support will help fund:

Studio Time, Audio Engineers, Producers, Mixing Engineers, Mastering, Artwork, Duplication (CD’s, Vinyl, Etc.), Distribution, Publicity, Radio, Music, Video,  and a New Website.  

At the very least, we hope you will pre-order our record. This will also give you exclusive early access to the songs, before the general public can hear them. You can even pre-order it on VINYL! Sweet, sweet vinyl. 

Beyond that, we are offering bundles of new merchandise - consider picking up a great new t-shirt designed by one of our favorite artists, or stickers and posters designed by our other favorite artists. We can even perform a show at your house. Our house shows, to date, have been some our most intimate and memorable experiences.

And no matter what - for a limited time only - you and anyone in the world can download our original album (with bonus track) for FREE, right now, via Noisetrade: http://bit.ly/1b4SPOH. Download it as a token of our gratitude - we are ever grateful to our listeners and fans. Please tell your friends that they can download it too and HELP SPREAD THE WORD about this campaign.

Thank you so much for your support! We can’t wait to share this new album with you!

Love, 

Humming House 

Risks and challenges

Being an independent band is a unique challenge, yet it provides a unique opportunity. In order to succeed, we'll need to rely on the talent of professionals that we know and trust, just as much as we rely on our own. This process can be, admittedly, a leap of faith; however, we've worked hard at developing material as well as our budget for this new album, and we are confident that this project will couple our creative talent with an all-star support team.

With you - our listeners - as our label, we'll have the budget we need to launch into the next stage of our careers, and the freedom to unleash our creativity to its fullest and most rewarding extent.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Pre-order a digital version of our new album at $10, and in turn, you'll receive the tracks before they're available to the general public (becoming the envy of all your friends).

    Plus, *ALL PLEDGE PACKAGES* come with a free HH sticker and button. Woo!

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    For $25, you'll receive both a digital advance of the album, as well as a signed copy of the physical CD upon its release. We've got our sharpies ready!

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    DIGITAL ALBUM (not physical) + T-SHIRT. Choose your size, then choose your design--either the "Tent" on Khaki, or the "Llama" on Green. You're so good looking, you deserve a good shirt like this.

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    VINYL, BABY! You'll receive both a digital advance of the album, as well as a signed vinyl record upon release. (Vinyl is like a CD, but it's bigger, and it's more awesome).

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    INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE #1 - Our signed CD (+digital download), plus a sticker and a button.

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    INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE #2 - Our new album, signed, on vinyl + digital download + a sticker and a button, plus an *international exclusive* HH poster.

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    VINYL (+Digital Album) AND a T-Shirt. As we said above, choose your size, then choose your design...either the "Tent" on Khaki, or the "Llama" on Green. Both are *excellent* choices.

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    PHYSICAL CD (+Digital Album) AND a T-Shirt. As we said above, choose your size, then choose your design...either the "Tent" on Khaki, or the "Llama" on Green. Both are *excellent* choices.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    In addition to the album (CD or Vinyl + digital), and a t-shirt, you'll receive three EXCLUSIVE unreleased acoustic demos of Humming House original songs.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    HUMMING HOUSE VIP BENEFITS PACKAGE! In addition to the album (CD or Vinyl + digital), you'll receive the merch package designed by some of our favorite Nashville artists, which includes: an art poster, a t-shirt, a sticker, and a button. We’ll also PRINT YOUR NAME in liner notes of our album, and shout out your generosity from the mountaintops of Facebook and Twitter (just let us know your handle)!

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE #3 - VIP - Your support lands your name in the liner notes of our new album! PLUS: the album, signed, on vinyl or CD + digital download + sticker and button + exclusive international poster AND hand written lyrics to a song of your choice, written daintily on premier parchment paper.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    In addition to the HUMMING HOUSE VIP benefits package (see above), we'll send you hand-written lyrics to your favorite Humming House song (on the finest parchment paper)!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    **FOR ALL CAYAMO CRUISERS**
    We would love to get drinks with you on the boat! This package includes the VIP benefits package and some quality hang out time with us on board - the first two rounds for one backer are on us!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Leslie will do a one-hour photo shoot of your (immediate) family or band! Leslie has been a professional photographer for several years - see her photos at capturedbyleslie.com or humminghousewithaview.com. PLUS you'll receive both a digital advance of the album, as well as a signed vinyl record upon release. *If you live outside of Nashville, availability for this reward is based on tour routing throughout 2014. Please allow 8-12 weeks for scheduling.*

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    We will send you an exclusive video of us covering any song of your choice.

    PLUS Humming House VIP benefits package!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Members of Humming House will arrange a song of your choice for string quartet, and send you a professional recording and original score upon completion.

    PLUS Humming House VIP benefits package!

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    Pledge $550 or more About $550

    *INTERNATIONAL PACKAGE #4* - Members of Humming House will arrange a song of your choice for string quartet, and send you a professional recording and original score upon completion. PLUS Humming House VIP benefits package!

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

    You will be our pen pal for a year! We’ll send you a handwritten letter each month in 2014, updating you on our adventures as a band. At the end of the year, we will send you a deluxe photo book with photos from each of the adventures featured in our letters to you.

    PLUS Humming House VIP benefits package and handwritten lyrics to a Humming House song of your choice.

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    Pledge $1,250 or more About $1,250

    We will send you Josh’s ORIGINAL MANDOLIN (as can be heard on our first record). We will also send you our original merchandise suitcase. This suitcase has traveled with us to hundreds of shows across the U.S., and we would love to retire it to your home. PLUS Humming House VIP benefits package!

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    A stripped down duo or trio acoustic Humming House performance in your living room! We will work with you to arrange an amazing, intimate performance in your home for you and your friends. This price applies to homes within 300 miles of Nashville - additional travel expenses will apply for homes outside this range. Please allow 8-12 weeks for scheduling. PLUS Humming House VIP benefits package!

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    Experience Humming House in your own home! We will work with you to put together a full blown home performance for you and your friends. In the past, house shows have been some of our most memorable experiences. **We will also learn 2-3 covers of your choice!** This price applies to homes within 300 miles of Nashville - additional travel expenses will apply for homes outside this range. Please allow 8-12 weeks for scheduling. PLUS Humming House VIP benefits package!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    A trip for two to Nashville for our hometown record release show, including flight and hotel accomodations (Continental US only). This also includes backstage passes to the show, dinner with the band AND, you guessed it, the Humming House VIP benefits package!!!!!!!!!!!!

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