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The new full-length album from Jared Bartman's rebooted music project, Moon Ruin, to be released in spring 2018 with your help!
The new full-length album from Jared Bartman's rebooted music project, Moon Ruin, to be released in spring 2018 with your help!
161 backers pledged $8,557 to help bring this project to life.

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Before I get started, here's a first listen To "Walk Away From Me", the third track from my new album, Slow Down Ego:

Abridged Version!

Many have remarked that there's too much on this page for the average human to digest! I hear you! I'm longwinded...So here's the abridged version of what I'm doing.

  • I wrote some songs and made a record with my friends Mike Noyce (Bon Iver, The Tallest Man On Earth, Aero Flynn) and Liam O'Brien (Holy Sheboygan, Liam O'Brien's Faithless Followers) 
  • It took a long time, lots of hard work, and lots of money to make. 
  • I have more expenses (mostly publicity related) in the last leg of releasing this record.
  • Please donate to my campaign in exchange for cool music, merchandise, and services (see all the stuff on the right-hand side of the page) related to my music project/life. 
  • You can pre-order the record on vinyl through this page only. 
  • If you're going to contribute, I would particular love it if you buy the record on vinyl, get a ticket to the record listening party at Zion Coffee Bar, or get the moon/mountains embroidery hoop by LemonMade shop.
  • That was literally as succinct as I could possibly be!
  • Thank you!

Who I Am

My name is Jared Bartman, and I’m a songwriter and recording musician. I live in Peoria, IL with my wife Stephanie and our two sons, Henry and Ari. I’ve been writing and recording music since age 15, and in that time I've embarked on DIY tours around the US and have released a handful of full-length records, EP’s, and singles under my name. 

Oh hey. It's me.
Oh hey. It's me.

Moon Ruin

After over a decade of recording and performing as Jared Bartman, I’m rebooting my musical identity under the name of Moon Ruin with the release of a new full-length record in 2018. 

The Story So Far

In the summer of 2014, my friend Mike Noyce and I started throwing around the idea of making my next record together. Mike is a very talented vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and recording engineer, who plays in bands such as Aero Flynn, The Tallest Man On Earth, and Bon Iver.

In January 2015 Mike and I convened for demoing at Mike’s home in Eau Claire, WI. That week of work went extremely well, and we made plans to meet in Peoria and Eau Claire every few months throughout 2015 to demo and hone the song arrangements together.

We scheduled dates at Brian Joseph’s Hive studio in Eau Claire in January 2016 for drum tracking, and brought Mike’s friend Liam O’Brien on for a to-be-determined role in the record. Liam is a fantastic songwriter, recording engineer, the leader of Liam O’Brien’s Faithless Followers, and a member of the band Holy Sheboygan. Little were we to know that over the course of the following two years, Mike, Liam, and I would naturally fall into the role of producing and engineering the whole record together, cementing an amazing creative friendship.    

Between January 2016 and August 2017, Mike, Liam, and I convened either at my house or Mike’s every couple months for a week or so at a time to record, arrange, and mix the album. When I ran out of vacation time and unpaid leave from work, I moved to the 3AM shift at the US Postal Service so that I could get my day job hours out of the way early, and then head back home to work with Mike and Liam in the studio all day, often breaking for naps on the studio couch. 

During this time, Mike and Liam were essentially part of my family; hanging out with my sons, making meals for and with us, and living in our basement. Mike and Liam are like an extension of our family now, and I dearly miss having them here now that recording for this album is over.

In April 2017, we began a series of final mixing dates at Justin Vernon’s April Base studios in Eau Claire, WI. After numerous back-and-forths, 11th-hour changes, and final tweaks, the record was mixed and mastered at April Base in August 2017. 

The Record

The resulting album, Slow Down Ego, is my finest work to date, a tribute to the potential of partnership and the strength it provides.

Slow Down Ego will be released in April 2018 in a limited vinyl pressing by the wonderful Dilated Time Records, as well as in a digital download via all your favorite download and streaming platforms. 

While I am releasing vinyl on a label, this release is a very DIY affair, a partnership between very a small, blossoming artist and a fledgling indie label. Dilated Time is very kindly fronting costs for pressing the vinyl, but at this stage of the game it's up to me to come up with the money for the other missing puzzle pieces involved in releasing a record. 

My lovely wife, Stephanie. and I have covered all expenses for this record so far. These include fees for recording engineers, performers, recording studios, mastering fees, per diems, and some recording gear that proved invaluable to the making of this record.

How You Can Help  

I’m so honored to have worked with a lot of amazing people on this record and its upcoming release, all of whom worked with me to make this record much more affordable than it could have been. However, I don’t have any more funds to put towards this project while still being fiscally responsible to my family. 

That being said, I don’t want to run out of steam at the finish line of bringing this record out into the world. I desperately want to release Slow Down Ego in a way that complements the love and care that went into making it, which is why I’m turning to you, my friends, family, and fans, for help. 

The $8,000 I need to raise will be used for these purposes: 

  • to hire a publicist to launch a strong national pr campaign for the album
  • to hire a marketing and radio support team to help get the word out about the record
  • to cover the cost of manufacturing CD copies of the album for press promo purposes
  • to pay for the commercial license for the photos I've chosen for the record cover and jacket packaging
  • to cover design and printing costs for the very cool backer rewards I've created for this Kickstarter campaign

All of this money will be used for record-related costs, and there will be no money left over! I take your contribution to this campaign very seriously, and I'm fully committed to seeing the project through.

And remember, I have to raise the full $8,000 in the 30 days allotted for the campaign, or I don't get ANY of the money pledged.

By Supporting This Project, You Are Also Supporting The Work Of Other Creatives

I’ve always tried to collaborate with amazing people whose work I admire, and whose involvement in my work will bring the resulting collaboration to a much higher level. In the process of making SDE, I’ve worked with and have had help from a large number of amazing creative people, including: my amazing family, Stephanie, Henry, and Ari Bartman (they sang on the record, and were very patient with me during the whole record-making process), Jeff Arbisi (alto and baritone sax), Sean Carey (letting us use his grand piano), Jeffrey Edenberg (french horn), Per Ellingson (electric bass), Jaime Hansen (drum engineering), Zach Hanson (mastering), Andy Hofer (trombone), Ed Hong (trumpet and flugelhorn), Jessie Hinrichsen (voice), Brian Joseph (accommodating us at the Hive for drum tracking), Aaron Kavelman (tabla), Zachary Leachman (Volca Beats), Ben Lester (Prophet-6), Michy Maloof (voice), Chris Messina (accommodating us at April Base for mixing ), Mike Noyce (beats, electric guitar, engineering, production, synths, viola, voice), Liam O’Brien (alto saxophone, beats, engineering, production, synths), Scott O’Dell (drum set/percussion), Dave Power (drum set/percussion), Justin Vernon (accommodating us and making us feel at home at April Base), Feng Meng Vue (Octatrack), and Brian Wells (electric bass and synths). 

At this last stage of the record, I’ve once again decided to work with various professionals who are amazing in their respective fields:

My lovely and talented wife, Stephanie Bartman, took my promo photos that will be part of my press package for this album cycle. My excellent publicist, Ever Kipp at Tiny Human, is launching a national press campaign for the record. The amazing St. Louis-based photographer, Jacob Loafman, photographed and edited the images that I’ve chosen for the record cover and sleeve. The phenomenal Milwaukee-based graphic design, Daniel Murphy, executed the layout and design work for the record cover and jacket packaging. The excellent Chicago-based graphic designer, Colin Miller, created new Moon Ruin logotype, marks, and illustrations, and designed the tee and pin backer rewards. The wonderful Austin, TX-based Celeste Johnston of LemonMade Shop created and will be stitching the fantastic moon/mountain embroidery hoop Kickstarter rewards. The indubitable Chicago-based graphic designer, Matthew Harlan, designed the totally rad screen-printed poster for the Kickstarter and some images for the lookbook backer reward. The prodigious Austin-TX-based graphic designer and screen-printer Tony Perez of Ramona Press is printing many of the rewards for this campaign. The masterly Victor Ramos and Zach Heredia filmed my upcoming music video for the record. The inimitable Tyler Rehm at TR Agency is booking my upcoming record release tour. Peoria, Illinois' own extraordinary Zion Coffee Co. is hosting the record listening party backer reward. Peoria's peerless Electronics Diversified is sponsoring the listening party by providing us with a beautiful vintage stereo system for the evening to listen to the record on! And finally, big shout out to the marvelous Indiana-based record label owner, Ethan Marosz, at Dilated Time Records, who has graciously given Slow Down Ego a home on his superb label.

About The Rewards

On the right-hand side of this page you’ll see a smorgasbord of possible monetary pledges you can make to this campaign, plus the rewards you will receive as a campaign backer. 

This campaign is run as part record pre-order and part fundraiser to help cover the final steps (mentioned previously) to bring this project out into the world.

Most of the rewards will provide you with Slow Down Ego as a digital download or on vinyl (as specified in each reward) and will also include some very cool merch items I've created around this record release (see below). Think of these as small thank you’s for your monetary gift to the project. I’m hoping that the rewards I’ve put together are weird and delightful enough for you to keep for the long haul as one-of-a-kind mementos of your donation to this project. 

 

The Moon Ruin digital lookbook cover
The Moon Ruin digital lookbook cover

 

The Moon Ruin screen-printed poster
The Moon Ruin screen-printed poster

 

The Moon Ruin soft-enamel pin
The Moon Ruin soft-enamel pin

 

The Moon Ruin screen-printed koozie
The Moon Ruin screen-printed koozie

 

The Moon Ruin screen-printed men's tee (front)
The Moon Ruin screen-printed men's tee (front)

 

The Moon Ruin screen-printed men's tee (back)
The Moon Ruin screen-printed men's tee (back)

The men's tees will be printed on this Bella-Canvas 3021 in Dark Grey Heather, and the women's tee will be printed on the Bella-Canvas 6004 in Dark Grey Heather.

The LemonMade Shop Moon/Mountains Embroidery Hoop
The LemonMade Shop Moon/Mountains Embroidery Hoop

 

Zion Coffee Bar, where the record listening party will be!
Zion Coffee Bar, where the record listening party will be!

 

Some of the JB "Retrospective" Albums + MMSB Tee
Some of the JB "Retrospective" Albums + MMSB Tee

No matter what level you are able to give at, I am thankful for any and all donations to this campaign. 

SDE Vinyl Pre-Order

Dilated Time Records and I are running the Slow Down Ego vinyl pre-order through this Kickstarter page only! This vinyl pressing is limited to 270 copies (30 copies are already spoken for), and it will sell out, whether it be here or on the following record release tour. Help me boost my wavering self-esteem by selling it out on Kickstarter! This includes digital download of the full album. Don’t have a record player? Buy a copy on vinyl anyway for the download code, get a vinyl record frame, and voila!; beautiful art for your walls.

Stretch Goals 

In the crazy event that my $8,000 goal can be met and furthered, I will pursue a campaign stretch goal to make other Moon Ruin-related things happen! Let's just see how the initial campaign goes though before I introduce that concept. Get excited, though. If we can meet and further the goal, I have some pretty cool ideas for backer rewards!

Concluding

Thank you so much for your time and consideration of this project. Your assistance will help Moon Ruin and my new record Slow Down Ego reach a much larger number of people than it otherwise would have.

Risks and challenges

There is very little risk here! The record is mixed, mastered, and has been sent to press. The reward designs are almost all prepared, and once the Kickstarter goal is met, I just need to send them to print.

I will mail out all orders myself, except the vinyl, which Ethan from Dilated Time and I will double-team. I will be your personal contact for any and all questions and concerns. Email me at: jaredbartman@gmail.com

Any of the rewards that are more service-based (recording days, music lessons, photo sessions) will also be coordinated directly though me. I'm glued to my phone 24/7, and I will make scheduling easy for you.

I try to be a no-BS kind of guy, and if there are any problems or hiccups along the way, I will do everything in my power to make it right!

There is an additional fee for shipping rewards, which you will see on the reward confirmation page. I'm shipping through USPS, and have tried to make shipping as cheap as possible. I do apologize for the extra shipping fee, but I just need to make sure I don't spend all my Kickstarter campaign money on said shipping fees!

Aside from the vinyl, which I am shipping internationally, reward shipping is limited to the US because of the great expense of international shipping. That being said, international friends, if any of you want to support the campaign, please email me (jaredbartman@gmail.com), and we'll figured out a way to make it happen!

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    Henry & Ari Bartman Ringtone DL!

    Thank you for supporting this project! You get a ringtone download of my adorable 5-year-old son, Henry, singing the hook from the end of the record's title track, "Slow Down Ego", with my equally adorable 1-year-old son, Ari, giggling in the background. This is actually part of the record! You will want this in your life.

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    SDE Lyric/Photo Digital Lookbook!

    I'm putting together a digital lookbook featuring the full lyrics from the "Slow Down Ego" record (the lyrics aren't part of the vinyl or digital releases), photos by my lovely and talented wife, Stephanie Bartman, plus art and photos related to this album by the noble triumvirate of Matthew Harlan, Jacob Loafman, Colin Miller. This will be delivered as an e-book PDF, compatible with all your devices.

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    "Slow Down Ego" Full Album Download!

    A digital download of my new record, "Slow Down Ego", in its entirety, in your choice of MP3 or WAV formats. The album comes out officially on April 6, 2018, but Kickstarter backers get it at least a week in advance of the release!

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    "Slow Down Ego" Vinyl LP!

    A beautiful 150 gram white vinyl record pressing of my new record, "Slow Down Ego", released by Dilated Time Records. This is a very limited pressing, and will probably sell out either on Kickstarter or the tour following the record release! Help me boost my wavering self-esteem by selling it out on Kickstarter! Includes a digital download of the full album. The album comes out officially on April 6, 2018, but Kickstarter backers get it at least a week in advance of the release!!

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    Zion Coffee Bar Record Listening Party!

    This is your ticket to a super-duper private after-hours listening party for my new record at Zion Coffee Bar in downtown Peoria, IL! Zion will be selling select cocktails and coffee drinks, and I’ll play a short stripped-down set of my music with members of my band. Then we will listen to my new record “Slow Down Ego” in its entirety on vinyl on a very nice vintage hi-fi stereo system provided by the wonderful Electronics Diversified of Peoria. Each ticket includes a digital download of “Slow Down Ego”, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone! This event is limited to 75 tickets and will happen on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 7-9pm! Please help me feel like a cool dude by packing out this room!

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    • SDE Zion Coffee Co listening party ticket
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
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    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    Poster OR Pin OR Koozie + All Digital!

    Choose 1 of these fine Moon Ruin wares!: the Moon Ruin screen-printed poster, the soft-enamel pin, or the screen-printed drink koozie. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    POSTER
    The stunning Moon Ruin screen-printed poster, designed by Matthew Harlan and printed by Ramona Press.

    PIN
    The mysterious and cryptic Moon Ruin mark in an elegant soft-enamel pin, designed by Colin Miller.

    KOOZIE
    Keep your favorite beverage icy cold with your very own Moon Ruin drink koozie, featuring the cryptic Moon Ruin psedo-ancient symbology. Designed by Colin Miller and screen-printed by Ramona Press.

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    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    Women's OR Men's Tee + All Digital!

    A beautiful screen-printed women's tee or men's pocket tee, designed by Colin Miller and printed by Ramona Press. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • Moon Ruin screen-printed women's or men's pocket t-shirt
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    Moon Embroidery Hoop + All Digital!

    Mountains, waves, and a crescent moon are hand-stitched with ecru (ivory) thread on black linen, set in an 7" embroidery hoop. This modern hoop has a finished back, ready to hang on your wall! Lovingly stitched in Austin, TX by my friend Celeste Johnston of the amazing LemonMade Shop. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

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    • Moon/mountains embroidery hoop
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
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    LP + 1 Poster/Pin/Koozie + All Digital!

    You get a beautiful 150 gram white vinyl pressing of my new record, "Slow Down Ego", released by Dilated Time Records, the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, the ringtone, and your choice of 1 of these fine Moon Ruin wares!: the Moon Ruin screen-printed poster, the soft-enamel pin, or the screen-printed drink koozie.

    Includes:
    • "Slow Down Ego" 150 gram white vinyl record
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    SDE Vinyl + Tee + All Digital!

    You get a beautiful 150 gram white vinyl pressing of my new record, "Slow Down Ego", released by Dilated Time Records, and your choice of 1 Moon Ruin screen-printed women's or men's tee. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

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    • "Slow Down Ego" 150 gram white vinyl record
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • Moon Ruin screen-printed women's or men's pocket t-shirt
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    Pick 2 Poster/Pin/Koozie + All Digital!

    Pick 2 of these fine Moon Ruin wares!: the Moon Ruin screen-printed poster, the soft-enamel pin, or the screen-printed drink koozie. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

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    • Pick 2: Moon Ruin poster OR soft-enamel pin OR drink koozie
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    SDE Vinyl Test Pressings + All Digital!

    Super duper collectable test pressings for this first pressing of "Slow Down Ego" on 150 gram vinyl. Test pressing sound really good! Limited to 3 copies. Hoard it away and then sell it on eBay in twenty years for LOTS OF MONEY! Also, I will ship the test pressing to you two weeks before the normal vinyl is released! Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone. (Please note, the test pressing is a high quality 12" vinyl record without the record art jacket.)

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    • "Slow Down Ego" Vinyl Test Pressing
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
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    LP + Pick 2 Poster/Pin/Koozie + Digital

    You get a beautiful 150 gram white vinyl pressing of my new record, "Slow Down Ego", released by Dilated Time Records, and your choice of 2 of these fine Moon Ruin wares!: the Moon Ruin screen-printed poster, the soft-enamel pin, or the screen-printed drink koozie. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

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    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
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    LP + Tee + 1 Poster/Pin/Koozie + Digital

    You get the beautiful 150 gram white vinyl record pressing of my new record, "Slow Down Ego", released by Dilated Time Records, your choice of 1 women's or men's tee, and your choice of 1 of these fine Moon Ruin wares!: the Moon Ruin screen-printed poster, the soft-enamel pin, or the screen-printed drink koozie. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • "Slow Down Ego" 150 gram white vinyl record
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
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    All JB Albums + MMSB Tee + All Digital!

    The full Jared Bartman "retrospective" discography (Kathy Clark EP, I Refute Technology, Jersey Shore, Two Poems, Grinnin' In Your Face, Misery Makes Strange Bedfellows) as digital copies on a fancy bamboo logo jump drive and CD copies where available + Two Poems vinyl 7" single + the MMSB shirt. If I run out of the MMSB shirt, you will get the new Moon Ruin shirt! Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • Jared Bartman Custom Bamboo Jump Drive Containing Full JB Discog
    • Jared Bartman's "The Kathy Clark EP" (on jump drive)
    • Jared Bartman's "I Refute Technology" EP (on jump drive)
    • Jared Bartman's "Jersey Shore" LP (on CD)
    • Jared Bartman's "Two Poems" Vinyl 7-Inch Single
    • Jared Bartman's "Grinnin' In Your Face" Single (on jump drive)
    • Jared Bartman's "Misery Makes Strange Bedfellows" (on jump drive)
    • MMSB T-Shirt
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    4 Lessons + All Digital!

    Four 30-minute lessons of your choosing with Jared or Stephanie at the Bartman home in Peoria, IL. Piano, guitar, accordion, or recording engineering lessons from Jared. Voice or photography lessons from Stephanie. Choose 4 of one thing or mix four different types of lessons! Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

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    • Piano, Guitar, Voice, Record Engineering, or Photography Lessons
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
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    SDE Vinyl + All MR Merch + All Digital!

    You get all the Moon Ruin merch! The 150 gram white vinyl pressing of my new record, "Slow Down Ego", the screen-printed poster, the screen-printed koozie, the soft-enamel pin, your choice of 1 men's or women's pocket tee, the moon embroidery hoop, the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone! ONE MERCH PACKAGE TO RULE THEM ALL!

    Includes:
    • "Slow Down Ego" 150 gram white vinyl record
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
    • Moon Ruin screen-printed poster
    • Moon Ruin drink koozie
    • Moon Ruin screen-printed women's or men's pocket t-shirt
    • Moon Ruin soft-enamel pin
    • Moon/mountains embroidery hoop
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    SBP Photo Mini-Session + All Digital!

    A photo session with Stephanie Bartman Photography, my wife Stephanie's wonderful photography business that we both pursue full-time to support our family. Each session is 30 minutes long and will provide you with the best photos from your session, which Stephanie and I will choose, edit, and deliver to you in a digital hi-resolution format in an online gallery. We will also include a print release form with your photos, which will enable you to print your photos wherever you want! Limited to 5 backers! All sessions will take place in the Peoria, IL area! Any travel outside of Peoria or rentals for sessions would just need to be covered by the backer. For anything out of the ordinary, email me (jaredbartman@gmail.com) first before making any concrete plans! Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • Stephanie Bartman Photography mini-session
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    JB 30-Second Jingle + All Digital!

    I, Jared Bartman, will write and record you a 30-second musical jingle on the subject of your choosing. For commercial or personal use. Yours to use and abuse as you see fit. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • Jared Bartman Custom 30-Second Jingle
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    JB Cover Recording + All Digital!

    I, Jared Bartman, will record my own rendition of the cover song of your choosing at my home studio. For non-commercial use only! Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • Jared Bartman Cover Song Recording
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    2 Recording Days with JB + All Digital!

    2 jam-packed full days of recording your music with me, Jared Bartman, at the helm engineering/producing at my home studio. We will record for 12-14 hours a day, and my wife and I will sing and play on your record, if you’d like that. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • 2 days of recording with JB!
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    4 Recording Days with JB + All Digital!

    4 jam-packed full days of recording your music with me, Jared Bartman, at the helm engineering/producing at my home studio. We will record for 12-14 hours a day, and my wife and I will sing and play on your record, if you’d like that. Includes the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • 4 days of recording with JB!
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    Private Moon Ruin House Show!

    A private Moon Ruin house show for you and your pals! Limited to Midwest US peeps. That being said, if you live outside the Midwest and want to do this, write me and we’ll figure it out! Includes "Slow Down Ego" on 150 gram white vinyl, the SDE album digital download, the digital lookbook, and the ringtone.

    Includes:
    • Private Moon Ruin House Show
    • "Slow Down Ego" full-album digital download
    • "Slow Down Ego" 150 gram white vinyl record
    • "Slow Down Ego" lyric/photo digital lookbook
    • Henry & Ari Bartman "Slow Down Ego" digital ringtone
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    Mega-Patron-Of-The-Arts Status!

    You are my Medici, my patron, my fairy godmother. You have my endless thanks, admiration, gratitude, and love. Choose any of the rewards above and personalize a package. Guest-list privildges for any and all of my shows for any of my shows for the coming tour cycle for “Slow Down Ego”. I will personally pick you up and carry you over the threshold of the venue when you come for the show. My band and I will give you foot massages, make you homemade artisanal sandwiches in the green room, and ply you with coffee pour overs and other fine beverages.

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