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Our most ambitious work in the past five years we have spent creating and performing music.

"Whenever you get the opportunity to work with someone who can help you take your music to a new and exciting plane, there's only one thing to say.. you say absolutely yes."

We are still enjoying a lot of success from our most recent EP, "The Reds, The Blacks, The Grays" (Matt Very, David Hidek). Anyone reading this might be asking, "What will be different about this album, other than more songs?". Since that release in September 2012, both our writing and ideas about a music career have shifted. We are ready to top it. This new album has been in the works for the past year,  and now we are nearing the final stages of getting it into every ones hands. We just need some help.

This album is certainly going to be our best work and our most ambitious endeavor, but it will also be the largest investment into Instead of Sleeping we have ever made. We want to be absolutely transparent with everyone about the costs, and where the money from this Kickstarter will be going. So here it is...

We took out a loan of $7,000 to pay for the tracking, mixing, and producing costs. We need this $3,000 from the Kickstarter to pay for the Mastering, Packaging, and PR Campaign that will go behind this album. There it is. Our budget of $10,000. We all shit our pants a little when we said that number out loud for the first time. We are able to pay for 70% of this album. We are asking for your help to make this album a reality by contributing the remaining 30%. 

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There are certain to be risks, even if this Kickstarter is funded. Unforeseen problems? You betcha. But we promise, we are making this happen, and we will do our very best to fulfill all our obligations to you, our most supportive and amazing backers, as promptly and completely as possible.

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    A hand-written note from Woody Wright, thanking you for your contribution (if you are able to read his handwriting)!

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    A download code so you can download the album a week before the final release date!

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    Email us a picture of yourself or a friend and Woody will create an artistic portrait for you using his best artistic medium, finger painting.

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    A copy of the new album form a week before the final release date!

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    A copy of the new album AND a copy of the hand-written lyrics to the first single off of the album a week before the final release date!

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    A copy of the new album a week before the final release date AND a ticket to the CD Release Show!

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    Deluxe Edition of the album with the acoustic B-side tracks (as well as a ticket to the CD Release Show)!

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    Everything from the reward #6 AND a personalized video thank you from Woody!

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    Everything from reward #7 AND Shaun will play you a short acoustic set of songs off the album via StageIt.com 1 MONTH before release!

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    Everything from Reward #7 and you can pick any one member of Instead of Sleeping to do an acoustic cover of a song of your choice and we will send you a video!

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    Woody will give you a back rub.

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    Merch Bundle #1 A copy of the new album, a poster/glamour shot of Woody, a ticket to the CD Release Show, and #WoodySux 2014 Calendar!

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    We will write you a song about whatever you want!

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    Merch Bundle #2 Same as #1 plus a KICKSTARTER BACKER ONLY T SHIRT and the handwritten lyric book!

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    You will be guest-listed for life to any Instead of Sleeping show!

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    Your name in the "Thank You's" of the new album cover where everyone can see how much you believe in us, our music, and our future as Instead of Sleeping (also includes Merch Bundle #2 and Guest List for Life)!

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    We will come to your house and play a full acoustic set for you and your friends! (NOTE: this $150 cost could be offset by charging friends/sharing the cost of pledging with friends who would want to attend the show! Location must be within 150 mile radius of Pittsburgh) Also includes Guest List for Life!

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    We will come to your house and play a full band set! We will provide sound and lights, you just get a bunch of friends to come out and make sure the cops won't get called! (NOTE: this $300 cost could be offset by charging friends/sharing the cost of pledging with friends who would want to attend the show! Location must be within 150 mile radius of Pittsburgh) Also includes Guest List for Life!

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    We will have Woody Wright's bellybutton pierced. Woody REALLY hates this idea. Also includes Guest List for Life!

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    For any wealthy and sadistic backers out there reading this... if you back this project for $3,000, we will all get our belly buttons pierced and post video of the humiliating deed. All in the name of Instead of Sleeping. Also includes Guest List for Life!

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