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We want to produce an intense third full length album with the help of illustrious music producer Toshi Kasai!
We want to produce an intense third full length album with the help of illustrious music producer Toshi Kasai!
161 backers pledged $9,207 to help bring this project to life.

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 Who is Kali Kazoo?

Kali Kazoo is a three piece explosive, melodic, indie rock and/or roll band from Los Angeles, California!

What is this all about?

Way back in 2013 I funded my debut album Outlaw Engineer Painted Pioneer here on Kickstarter successfully releasing it onto vinyl with the help of people like you! Riding off that momentum the band has expanded beyond myself (Kali Fontecchio) to include two new members: Max Winston (drums) and Anthony Vanchure (bass). Shortly after the band expanded we released a pop-rock sophomore album Contrary To Popular Belief and toured California. But we want to make something new and special…

Photo courtesy of Xposurearts.
Photo courtesy of Xposurearts.

 

What is my contribution for?

We want to make a professionally produced third album! To do so we need to work with someone who has produced professionally and comes highly recommended… we have lined up music producer/engineer Toshi Kasai! Our wonderful crazy talented friends from The Manx have worked with him now on their last two albums! He has also worked with such artists as the Melvins, Tool, Tweak Bird and Qui! We are quite honored that he even wants to work with us! He works non-stop and has fit us into his busy schedule for November. We believe that working with Toshi on this third album (which has been fully written and thought out for over a year now) will take us to the next level of quality professionalism. We want to make something special and unique for you to enjoy! But excellence comes at a price…

BEAUTIFUL SEAFOAM!
BEAUTIFUL SEAFOAM!

How come $9000?

That’s where you come in! We funded our sophomore album and vinyl by ourselves, but we are definitely going to need your support to accomplish a successful professional album. We want to keep costs down as much as possible so the $9000 covers not only the album production (recording, mixing, mastering) but also the cost of having tape cassettes manufactured and reward/shipping expenses.

Cost Breakdown:

  • Recording/mixing/mastering - $6.5k
  • Cassette tapes - $300
  • Shipping/supplies/rewards/kickstarter's cut - $2.2k
  • Stretch goal for vinyls - $3k

 

Kali Fontecchio Original Marker Drawings
Kali Fontecchio Original Marker Drawings

 

Kali Fontecchio Original Digital Drawings
Kali Fontecchio Original Digital Drawings

 

Max Winston Original Drawing
Max Winston Original Drawing

 

Is there a stretch goal?

Vinyls are expensive and are not completely necessary to produce an awesome album, with that being said it would still be cool to have them! Our stretch goal is $12,000 (an additional $3000) in order to manufacture 250 copies of high grade vinyl to be pressed. They would have colored vinyl (like both of our previous albums) and a download card included as well. The ultimate Kali Kazoo collection wouldn’t be complete without a new baby vinyl to sit on the shelf with his big sister and older brother, but we can live without!

(Left to Right: Anthony Vanchure, Kali Fontecchio, and Max Winston)
(Left to Right: Anthony Vanchure, Kali Fontecchio, and Max Winston)

Our music video collection! Be a guest star in our next music video! (See Reward "The Music Video Star" )

 

 

 The debut album "Outlaw Engineer Painted Pioneer" -

2013
2013

 The sophomore album "Contrary To Popular Belief" -

2015
2015

 

Photo by our bassist Anthony who is our official candid photographer.
Photo by our bassist Anthony who is our official candid photographer.

 

The Pig Melt T-Shirt!
The Pig Melt T-Shirt!

Sat down and played a few new songs acoustically on Dino Stamatopoulos’ Singsongers! We talk about the songwriting process and more :)

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 Check us out on The living Room Podcast- we play live and talk about the upcoming album!

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Thank you SO much for taking the time to check us out. Your support humbles us, and we are eternally grateful for your kindness. The interest and enthusiasm motivates us to keep creating and pursuing our musical endeavors. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

THANK YOU FROM KALI KAZOO!
THANK YOU FROM KALI KAZOO!

 

Risks and challenges

What are the risks and challenges?

Having completed a successful Kickstarter campaign in the past, I have learned a few valuable (and expensive) lessons. Even though I received more than I asked for, I ended up paying for a lot of things out of pocket that I didn’t account for correctly. I also became overwhelmed with the reward production on my own and didn’t make stuff as fast as I assumed. But people learn from their mistakes! The time frame for rewards and the album to be delivered has been carefully thought-out more realistically. We are also allotting time for wiggle room in case something comes up (alien abductions, work time constraints, plagues, general life stuff). We want you to feel completely at ease contributing your hard earned money to our dreams! We love you guys, seriously, deep passionate love. We want to share our musical love with you!

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    The Gimmie Five

    You get a brand new Kali Kazoo sticker! Stick it on your computer, or your mom, or a butt! (Or whatever you want).

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    The Digital Download

    You get a code to download the album DIGITALLY! Listen to our album in your car, house, houseboat, at work, in a hole in the ground, anywhere you please!

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    The Early Bird Special

    You got here first so you get something special! The new album via digital download, a sticker AND a hand drawn thank you postcard! You're number one! You're number one!

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    The Old & The New

    Don't have our first album Outlaw Engineer Painted Pioneer? Well you're in luck! We will send you the album on cd AND you will get a code to download the NEW album digitally!

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    The Sticker Enthusiast Collection

    STICKERS! I WANT ALL THE AVAILABLE STICKERS! Sure ok! You got it!

    Also the new album via digital download! Listen whilst you stick!

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    The Tape Cassette

    Tape Cassettes are back baby! Well guess what? We're hopping on that trend train and making some too! It'll be on a cute colored tape and be super cool. If you don't own a tape player, display it on your shelf so you can score some street cred with your friends!

    Since you won't always be able to play the tape itself, you will also get a digital download code for the new album!

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    The Deluxe Old & The New

    Don't have our first album Outlaw Engineer Painted Pioneer on vinyl? There were only 500 pressed, so there aren't that many left! We will send you the album on vinyl AND you will get a code to download the NEW album digitally!

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    The Old & The Middle & The New

    You don't have any of our music, you want to catch up fast, you don't have time for "stuff" you want the future and you want it now. The first, second and THIRD album all digitally downloaded via codes we will provide for you. I like your style!

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    The Enamel Pin Collection

    One gold pig pin, one silver glitter pig pin, and one BRAND NEW never before seen Kali Kazoo pin for your giant enamel pin collection, or just for your hat (looks good on jackets too!)

    That's a total of THREE enamel pins! Oh! You also get the new album via digital download! Yay!!!!!!!!!!

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    The Demo Collection

    You don't just like music, you are intrigued by it, how it got there, what the original chords were, you're a Ken Burns sort of person. This reward is for you!

    We have a lot of demos, some a little fancy with the whole band, some are just me on my iPhone playing acoustically. We will send you a link to download our demos in all their premature glory!

    You also get the new album digitally to compare and contrast to the originals! Compare away!

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    The X-Small Pig Melt T-Shirt

    Dress to impress and share your love of cartoon pigs with our fun melting pig logo on an extra small white t-shirt!

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    The Demo & B-Side Collection

    I have a lot of music. Some would say too much! But you, no, you understand me, you like as much music as you can get your hands on.

    You will receive the demo collection PLUS additional songs that did not make the final cut! You might even like some of them BETTER than the ones we chose, who knows???

    You also get the new album via digital download!

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    The Exclusive T-Shirt

    You want a T-shirt... but you want it RARE. You want it screen-printed BY HAND. I AGREE, so we will supply your demand.

    Our wonderful friend Hannah Nance at Temple Of Merch will be making our exclusive kickstart t-shirts! They will never be remade! This is it!

    You will also receive the new album via digital download!

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    The Deluxe Old, Middle & New

    You don't own either of our first two vinyls, but you're a vinyl connoisseur, well do not fear! They're right here! And you even get the new album digitally! Not bad!

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    The Influences Mix

    I will burn you a cd of the music that inspired me to make our music! Maybe you'll hear the influence, maybe it won't be apparent but it'll make you feel more informed. Maybe you haven't even heard of some of the music I like and you'll discover your new favorite artist or band! You're welcome!

    You will also receive the new album via digital download and can compare and analyze until you're eardrums pop!

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    The Poster Collection

    You like posters, specifically rock posters, you want...no NEED more! Those walls are naked! I have an idea...

    Cover them in EVERY KALI KAZOO POSTER EVER MADE! That's right! Every single one I still have will be yours! Not only that... a new one made just for this campaign will also be in there! That's a lot of posters! You're walls will thank you come winter time.

    You also get the album via digital download!!!

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    The Max Winston Special

    You're a BIG fan of our drummer Max Winston, huge. You've been watching his stop motion animation for years, and his offbeat style speaks to you. Well here's a special offer...

    A ONE-OF-A-KIND original drawing by the man himself, Max! He gets to decide what it is, and you get to receive it!

    In addition, you will get a digital download code for our new album!

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    The Going Fast Drawing

    A black ink drawing or digital line drawing of anything you want!!! By Kali or Max!

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    The Signature Special

    You only collect things that are SIGNED. To prove, that it in fact came from the person who made it. Makes sense to me.

    You get the first album on vinyl and cd, the second album on vinyl, and the new third album on tape cassette... all signed by the band and our producer Toshi! On top of that I will throw in a drawing that will also be signed. You will also get a promotional headshot photo that is signed. SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED!

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    The Marker Surprise

    You like to be surprised! You want to be close to having a heart attack at any moment! Well ok sure... I'll surprise you with TWO marker drawings! You'll have NO idea what they are! It's terrifyingly fun!

    You also get the tape cassette of the new third album and a digital download! Ahhhhhh!!!!

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    The Great Caricature

    You're into caricatures, specifically the ones I have done from time to time. Well ok, you made me do it! I'll be as mean as you can handle!

    I will do a digitally painted caricature of you in Photoshop, and rip into you like you've never been ripped into before. Tears will be shed... tears of joy? OR I can just do a "flatterature" too if your little heart can't take it, I understand. I can even draw you like one of my beautiful pin-ups! (See my cute girls or sexy Picards for reference)

    You will also receive the new album via digital download! Weee!

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    The Gimmie Gimmie Collection

    You don't have any of our albums on vinyl, you don't have any of our posters or enamel pins or stickers! You want it all? You can have it!

    The first and second album on vinyl (both have download codes inside), the third album digitally and on tape cassette, all available posters, stickers AND enamel pins!

    You'll be swimming in our merch!

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    The Character Marker Commission

    I will draw on vellum and color with Sharpies characters of your choice (limit three characters)! Examples: Link and Zelda, Rick & Morty, two sexy devil girls, Porco Rosso, a version of you in my style, a version of your significant other in my style... anybody!

    The drawing will be on 8.5" by 11" vellum paper and colored with sharpies!

    You will also receive a digital download of the new album!

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    The Ultimate Marker Collection

    If you're a fan of my artwork, thanks, but also you might be interested in this...

    I do a lot of sharpie drawings on vellum (check out my instagram @kalikazoo) and I have a pretty good pile of them. I will pick five drawings at random and they are yours. All yours! You can hang them on your wall, or give them to someone as a gift!

    You will receive a digital download of the new album, which you can play while staring at your new art collection!

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    The Recording Day Lunch

    We'll be recording in Los Angeles, you live here too? Or visiting at that exact time? Are you our biggest fan? You like food??? Have lunch with us on one of our recording days 11/18/17-11/24/17 and we'll regale you with tales of that riff I got wrong right before meeting you, or talk your head off about the intricacies of Max's drumming.

    If none of those days work for you because of Thanksgiving, work or what not, don't worry- we eat all the time- we can do another day as well!

    You will also get the new album via download code and on tape cassette!

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    The Music Video Star

    You've never been in a music video, but that was your one dream growing up? We want to grant your wish... we want you to have a guest spot in our next music video!

    If you live in the Los Angeles area or are taking a trip here, perfect! We will coordinate with you! If you live on the other side of the world and the likelihood of you ever coming to LA is bleak, we will get creative! Phones shoot pretty nice footage these days, we will work it in somehow. We'll have the top minds in Hollywood (our lovely filmmaker buddies) figure it out!

    You will get the first album on cd, the second album via download code, and the new album via download code and on tape cassette!

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    The You’re So Crewel

    I WILL STITCH YOU A CREWEL! It takes a lot of love and effort to make one. It is the highest form of folk art. Show you’re friends and family you’re a true art collector of high end kitsch. This will take me a lot of binge watching to complete. Time=quality.

    See the reference photo in the Kickstarter description.

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    The Art Explosion

    HOLY CRAP... I'm going to part with not one, not two... but FIVE marker drawings! Jeese Louise! Not only that, you will also get a SIXTH marker drawing of your choice!!!

    Because you're so special to us, we will have your name printed on the tape cassette liner notes. You'll be remembered for eons!

    You will also receive the new album on tape cassette and digital download! What the heck, I'll also throw in all the enamel pins and stickers we got!

    You're the best and you know it!!!

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    The Ultimate Contribution

    You. Are. Crazy. COOL.

    Right now my mind is so blown by you and your dedication to helping us with our dream I'm crying. I can't stop crying! Happy crying!

    Your reward is your voice, singing or spoken word, will be on our album. If you are in LA or can get here, we'll have you do it in studio. If you aren't here, we'll coordinate with you to get your voice! You're an honorary Kazoo!

    We will send you an exclusive poster, just for you, thanking you for your contribution. It's for you and you only! You're the ultimate contributor! Our love for you is unparalleled!

    You also get to request us to cover a song of your choice- which we will film and dedicate to you! We're sure you have good taste!

    Should go without saying, but I probably should say it, you also get the album on cassette tape and digital download!!!!!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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