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Two records, a new LP and a full cover of Bowie's Diamond Dogs, to be self-released in Spring 2013 -with your involvement and support.
Two records, a new LP and a full cover of Bowie's Diamond Dogs, to be self-released in Spring 2013 -with your involvement and support.
1,224 backers pledged $79,335 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Richie Denmark on June 14, 2013

      Can't wait for "ALL THE VINYL" to ship!!! Meanwhile anyone still on here John was featured in an NPR article today:

    2. Creator Heath Wheeler on June 3, 2013

      Just got my loot today (signed and personalized copies of Dagger Beach and Diamond Dogs). JV, you are the f-ing MAN. I have decided that anything you release from now on, even if it's a 90 minute set of nothing but fart noises, is an instant-buy for me. Thanks for being awesome.

    3. Creator John Vanderslice on May 30, 2013

      Aaron cats have it hard, we must support them in any way possible!!

    4. Creator John Vanderslice on May 30, 2013

      James you are awesome!!!

    5. Creator James Hirons on May 30, 2013

      Just received my kickstart! Already blazing it out! Already listened twice, already shared it with the world! Awesome and it has my name on it lol

    6. Creator Aaron on May 30, 2013

      My stuff arrived a couple of days ago, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Thanks for raising the bar for my (diamond) cats, BTW. "Keep sleeping and eating." HAR!

    7. Creator PrettyGreenParrot on May 1, 2013

      T-shirt came today. Excellent!

    8. Creator Maleea meden on April 29, 2013

      Do we know the time for the listening party yet? Juggling schedules and want to make sure I don't miss a single second. Super excited about this.

    9. Creator David Powles on April 26, 2013

      "Outstanding work, Vanderslice. I think you've got a real future with this company."

    10. Creator ZebMG on April 25, 2013

      Dagger Beach - thank you!!! Amazing album. Can't get enough; have it on repeat...

    11. Creator Aaron on April 25, 2013

      JV, I just filled out my survey for both LPs and T-shirt. Just saw that I entered the wrong T-shirt, though. The one I want is the bookshelf, not the library card! Oops....

    12. Creator Jennifro on April 25, 2013

      JV! I got Dagger Beach last night and I'm listening to it on a loop! Thank you for my summer soundtrack. <3

    13. Creator jill stauffer on April 6, 2013

      doh. forget it. i found the survey.

    14. Creator jill stauffer on April 6, 2013

      hey there, superman. i fear that the survey got lost in my spam folder and then deleted.... so if you want to send it to me again, please do: it's just for the CD (+digital deluxe), no tshirt or anything.

    15. Creator brian prada on April 6, 2013

      Maybe I'll get a survey later on, but for the record, I am a Large ! Thanks!

    16. Creator Garry Jeromson on April 6, 2013

      Another non-surver-finder here - size S please.

    17. Creator Mark MacDougall on April 5, 2013

      Shirt size XL please, as I am not kicksmart enough to find the survey.

    18. Creator Lisa Hoppes on April 5, 2013

      Shirt = M
      Is this the right place to say so? I read mention of a survey, but never saw a survey. Let me know if you need me to restate somewhere else!

    19. Creator David Kemp on March 22, 2013


    20. Creator Gil Ray on March 22, 2013

      T-shirt = large!

    21. Creator Jeffrey Gus on March 21, 2013

      Sorry, got ahead of myself, just saw the answer to my question in the email sent.

    22. Creator Jeffrey Gus on March 21, 2013

      Vanderslice! So excited for the new albums! Definitely can't wait for you to come back to Austin on your tour!!! The ultimate entertainer...I remember at one of your shows you even handed out cookies...such a nice touch! Also, idk how Kickstarter works, do we select the shirt size once the project funding ends?

    23. Creator John Vanderslice on March 20, 2013

      hey thanks heather!!

    24. Creator Heather Klebs on March 20, 2013

      Chris - I'm super excited, too! I'm doing a little "I'll-own-a-song" dance. THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!
      JV - Yes! Make it so, so weird! Weird Vanderslice is Best Vanderslice.

    25. Creator John Vanderslice on March 20, 2013

      chris i'm excited too!!! i so amazed it went over 75k. i'm really looking forward to writing that song! it's going to be w e i r d.

    26. Creator Chris on March 20, 2013

      Pretty excited that we're over the $75K mark! I don't know about you guys but I've never owned a song before.

      Congrats again, JV. It's been really cool to watch this over the last month, and it's awesome how hands-on you've been with everything. Here's hoping there's another big surge in these last 36 hours.

    27. Creator John Vanderslice on March 11, 2013

      hey! thanks for the question,
      we haven't quite started the design of it yet (we are just finishing the diamond dogs vinyl)
      but i think it's going to be stunning. joe williams, my artist, has a laser cutter and all kinds of amazing
      things to work with.

      i think it's going to follow some kind of library theme if possible.

      thanks for asking and i'll post more info fi time doesn't run out on this!!

    28. Creator Listen Well Records on March 8, 2013

      Hey John! I'm considering increasing my pledge to get the vinyl box. Any chance we can get an idea of what it will look like? Are we talking a wooden box like some Joyful Noise Recordings releases?

    29. Creator Julio Anta on March 7, 2013

      I always prefer American Apparel. They're generally the best fit and most importantly, sweat-shop free!

    30. Creator John Vanderslice on March 7, 2013

      it wasn't a ridiculous request, you were looking into my future!!!
      thanks richard!

    31. Creator Richard Feliciano on March 7, 2013

      John- your new 8 second song reward reminds me of when I was 20 & I emailed you asking if you could record a personalized song as a gift for a girl I was smitten with. In hindsight that was such a ridiculous request but you were very gracious in your reply! Now my ridiculous requests have scaled down to quietly wishing to myself for a John Vanderslice WTF episode. I can't wait to hear the new albums.

    32. Creator John Vanderslice on March 6, 2013

      julio, we haven't decided on that yet, do you have a preference?

    33. Creator Julio Anta on March 6, 2013

      Will the shirts be printed on American Apparel, or another brand? Thanks!

    34. Creator tim534 on March 4, 2013

      we made it to the live stream!

    35. Creator Chase Burke on February 26, 2013

      Is anyone else dying for a full listen to the song in the video? I hope it's the single, it sounds stunning.

    36. Creator John Vanderslice on February 26, 2013

      steven, i'll deign everything for sure. i'll ask you closer towards shipping if you
      want it personalized. thanks steven!

    37. Creator Steven MacKendree on February 26, 2013

      Here's hoping I can save up some cash and move up to the "All The Vinyl" tier... If not, I'll be fine with just Dagger Beach and Diamond Dogs. Those will still be signed like the prior tiers, yes?

    38. Creator tim534 on February 24, 2013


    39. Creator John Vanderslice on February 22, 2013

      tim, i'm going to add a photo option!!

    40. Creator tim534 on February 22, 2013

      Already backed, but it would be cool if there were some photo prints as prizes. JV is an amazing photographer.

    41. Creator Richie Denmark on February 20, 2013

      So excited to HAVE ALL the slice records! Trying to save up for a house show. would make my dreams come true!

    42. Creator TimSarassa on February 20, 2013

      Holy Crap, JV is killing it! He just may be able to finish that basement.

    43. Creator Heather Klebs on February 19, 2013

      Yes! Can't wait to hear the new Vandersliceness!

    44. Creator Aaron on February 19, 2013

      I want to EAT that T-shirt design. Amazing.