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ROBOT HEART no more - my heart beats just like yours.  EVOLUTION By Kawehi:  The journey of a Girl who used to be a Bot.
ROBOT HEART no more - my heart beats just like yours. EVOLUTION By Kawehi: The journey of a Girl who used to be a Bot.
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NEW REWARDS!!  I've added 3 new rewards (Rewards 18-20) - the original handwritten lyric of one of the songs off of ROBOT HEART/EVOLUTION, a Skype chat with me, and....MY GIBSON LES PAUL (as seen in my Fake Plastic Trees cover below)!!  6 days left....WOOHOO!!!!  XOXOXOXOXO.

ROBOT HEART was such a blast to create - I felt like I couldn't stop there.   Shit got real after ROBOT HEART closed at nearly 900% over my asking budget - and my musical journey took a huge UP because of all of you RH Backers.  After HSB went viral, it seemed like every publication - from Esquire to Spin, HuffPo to Elle - took notice of our little indie music making projects - and I couldn't have done it without all of you.

Half way thru making ROBOT HEART, I knew I wanted to finish the story - what happens after the Robot becomes a human?  Does she like what's become of her?  How does she feel about her fellow man?  There were so many questions that I couldn't resist answering - thus EVOLUTION was born.

This EP is so many things to me - yeah, it's the ending to a story, but also an evolution of my own.  I've gone through so many changes in my music...and I kinda like it.  I sucked at coloring inside the lines as a kid - and I suck at it now as an adult.  So it's only fitting that my passion follows suit - EVOLUTION will be just that - an evolved story, an evolved sound.  You'll hear elements from Robot Heart along with a new organic feel.  The EP will paint a story - from hard hitting tracks to interludes that carry you to the next tune - there will be a little of everything on this EP.  

As with every project, there's something for errbody.  New to the mix?  WELCOME!  You'll find things that others already have.  Die-hard fan?  HEARTS AND SHIT!!  No worry, beef curry - there are things that weren't in any other Kickstarter project that I've ever done, so you're set, baby.  Needless to say - there are tons of great rewards, so find the right one for you.

  Many have asked why I have chosen this path.  Wouldn't it be easier to just sign with a huge record label?  Maybe.  But I'll tell you this much - nothing warms my heart more than knowing that there are people out there - all over this planet - that believe in me enough to make my music dreams come true.  Is it risky?  Probably.  But I love every high and low that this journey has brought me - and none of it, not one single bit of it - could've been done without any of YOU.

From the bottom of my living, breathing and beating heart,

Kawehi

Risks and challenges

As with any project, there are always risks. I've said it before and I'll say it again - aliens could invade, astroids could hit, glaciers could melt (more), George W. Bush could become President (again) and catastrophes can happen. Should such events occur - even though I feel like I'd STILL probably finish it - there is a risk of me not being able to complete this project. But I've done everything in my power to complete the 5 successful projects before this one - and I intend to do the same here.

I think the biggest obstacle is always shipping. I can't make sure that your packages will arrive. If I could travel to each place and hand deliver them, I would. But should your package get lost in the mail - I always send another one, no matter the cost. A lot of Europe packages tend to take a month to arrive - so please consider that while you wait for your goods. If you'd like expedited shipping - please send me a message and we can definitely figure that out!

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    REWARD 1: WELCOME TO THE EVOLUTION CLUB! You get a high five from me - via the interwebz or in person (if we shall ever meet) and Kickstarter exclusive updates. You are officially a part of the club, yo.

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    REWARD 2: EVOLUTIONARY THANKS, YO!!! You get a digital download of EVOLUTION before everyone else does! You are special and deserve special treatment, yo.

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    REWARD 3: THE INTERWEBZ PACKAGE. You get tickets to the exclusive lifestream concert! You won’t have to leave your cozy home and battle schweaty crowds to see this show - I’ll be performing both covers and originals that I have grown to love - all via the Interwebz! Also, you get a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    REWARD 4: YOU’RE SO REAL! You’re old school - and like things you can touch:). You get a signed, physical copy of EVOLUTION, tickets to the exclusive lifestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of the EP and Kickstarter exclusive updates

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    REWARD 5: THE JOURNEY FROM BOT TO GIRL. Want to hear the whole story, from start to finish? AIGHT THEN!! You get a signed physical copy of ROBOT HEART and EVOLUTION. Also, get tickets to the exclusive lifestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and Kickstarter exclusive updates

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    REWARD 6: PLUG ME IN! You'll get a custom made USB drive with every original song I've released up to date (SFMA, POP, VOX, TOY, FROM KANSAS WITH LOVE, ROBOT HEART, EVOLUTION), a selection of cover and original videos that I’ve made along the way, digital CD artwork for EVOLUTION plus tickets to the exclusive lifestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of the EP and Kickstarter exclusive updates

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    REWARD 7: REMEMBER. You get a keychain that says “I’m a Backer, yo” with the date you fulfilled your pledge engraved on it. Remember how awesome you are everywhere you go!! Also, get a signed, physical copy of EVOLUTION, tickets to the exclusive lifestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and Kickstarter exclusive updates

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    REWARD 8: (EVOLUTION)². You get a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE deluxe edition of EVOLUTION - inside will contain a “I’m a Backer, Yo” keychain, a signed physical copy of EVOLUTION, a signed physical DVD of EVOLUTION VIDS (behind the scenes, music videos and more!), a signed insert with photos and lyrics from EVOLUTION. Plus tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    NEW REWARD!!!!! REWARD 19: LET'S TALK STORY. You'll get a 20 minute Skype chat with...you guessed it...ME! I'm not sure why you'd want to Skype with me - I'm pretty weird. But maybe you had some questions about music? About looping? About being independent? Or maybe you just want a personal hello via the interwebz? If so, this reward is for you yo! You'll also get tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and Kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    REWARD 9: STRAIGHT VINYL. You’ll get a LIMITED EDITION copy of ROBOT HEART & EVOLUTION - all on one custom made vinyl. Plus tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    REWARD 10: MUSIC EVOLVED. You’ll get a signed physical copy of KAWEHI COVERS - a collection of 12 songs that I've covered over the years, a signed physical copy of EVOLUTION, tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    REWARD 11: EVOLUTION ON THE DL. You'll get a *ONLY FOR KICKSTARTER* signed physical copy of B-SIDES FOR CAR RIDES (A collection of unreleased tracks), a signed physical copy of KAWEHI COVERS - a collection of songs that I've covered over the years, a signed physical copy of EVOLUTION, tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    REWARD 12: ALL OF ME, PRE-EVOLUTION. You get signed physical copy of all of my original music in one box - SONGS FROM MY APARTMENT, POP, VOX, TOY, FROM KANSAS WITH LOVE, ROBOT HEART and EVOLUTION, a signed physical copy of KAWEHI COVERS, tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    NEW REWARD!!! REWARD 18: THE EVOLUTION OF A LYRIC. Curious about how my lyrics evolve? This is the reward for you. Whenever I write a song, I start off with an idea, write it on paper - and eventually, after a bunch of scribbles and such I end up with the entire lyric of a song, all on one piece of paper. You'll get the original piece of a lyric from a Robot Heart/Evolution song that I've written. Plus tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and Kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    REWARD 13: YOUR OWN HEAD-IN-A-BOX. Without the head. You get one of the boxes I used in my video for ANTHEM - signed with a personal note/lyric written on it plus Reward #12

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    REWARD 14: YOU CAN EVOLVE TOO: I’ll cover any song you want and make a video for you! This is by far the most popular reward, so get it while you can! Also, receive a signed physical copy of EVOLUTION, tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of ROBOT HEART and kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    REWARD 15: YOU TOO CAN BE A ROBOT. You'll get my robot suit that I wore in the ROBOT HEART Kickstarter video, plus reward #7

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    REWARD 16: OLD SCHOOL RULES. You'll get my APOGEE DUET FIREWIRE AUDIO INTERFACE (they don’t make these anymore) with custom breakout box! Plus a signed physical copy of EVOLUTION, tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    REWARD 17: EVOLUTION ON LOOP. You'll get my BOSS RC-300 LOOPSTATION (as seen in the MJ video), a signed physical copy of EVOLUTION, tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and Kickstarter exclusive updates.

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    NEW REWARD!!! REWARD 20: ROBOT GIRL'S LES PAUL. You get my Gibson Les Paul that I've had in all of my videos, personally signed! I'm pretty bummed to put this up, but Les is such a great guitar - that I know he'll make one of you very happy:). Plus a signed physical copy of EVOLUTION, tickets to the exclusive EVOLUTION livestream concert, a pre-release digital copy of EVOLUTION and Kickstarter exclusive updates. (note: for shipping in the US, please add $75 to the shipping. Outside US, $100).

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    Made you look!! Thank you for entertaining me and actually reading the ENTIRE list of rewards. And more over - for reading this 10,000 pledge description. EVOLUTION FTW! Hearts and shit, yo.

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