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Calling all Fans!  Help make kidneythieves' 5th release "THE MEND" happen!
Calling all Fans! Help make kidneythieves' 5th release "THE MEND" happen!
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WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE MET BASE GOAL FOR ALBUM + MERCH!  THANK YOU! LET'S TAKE "THE MEND" AS FAR AS WE CAN!

WATCH A MESSAGE FROM FREE AND BRUCE FROM THE STUDIO - WHAT IT MEANS TO KEEP GOING! 

[YOUR PRE-ORDER SUPPORT SENDS A MESSAGE TO POTENTIAL PARTNERS THAT YOU WANT KT!  IF THIS KEEPS GOING, WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO MORE COOL STUFF IN 2016 -- LIKE SHOWS, TRAVEL, VIDEO, AND MORE -- GET BACK IN THE GAME!  ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.  *YOU* MAKE IT POSSIBLE!]

KIDNEYTHIEVES:  THEN...TO NOW

From meeting in a cafe in Los Angeles, to four (4) Electronic Rock full-lengths, (2) Eps, Three Major Video Games (Deus Ex, Final Fantasy, (Free Dominguez' voice) on Metal Gear Rising), an unforgettable bathtub video, Queen of the Damned Soundtrack, countless projects, television shows, collaborations, all of which which has garnered a loyal cult following -and for THIS we are SO GRATEFUL….now…. 

"THE MEND" - Our 5th Full Length Album.  We are armed with fire and passion to put into this record! 

THE STORY

Songs on "THE MEND" are inspired by the current state of the world, the broken systems around us that we need to fix.  The album contains themes from the faults we bare, our struggles, identifying empathy, triumphs we achieve and hope that drives us. Mending involves compassion, caring about all humans regardless of "differences."  Gotta get up and do something. It's not the End.  Its the MEND. We have the love to Mend ourselves to collectively change for the better.  We can rise to what we need, little by little in our own way. The Paris attacks hit close to home - these were our friends, our peers, and it bonded us more to YOU - our fans who mean everything!  We are all connected. THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT than when we get to connect and share what really matters:  The powerful exchange of love and music. 

"Pain, comes in waves, then there are days, when a memory comes down, hard - you look at the stars, wondering how, it ever got this far.. but you know - not going back again….it's done" - Living Like u Did

"Let love cure me, let love kill me, please." - CoDependent Song

"Fires burning people hurting, so far away i can sleep.  French kisses, near misses, turn the channel I can breathe… it's not happening to me…" -The Mend

"I want to break the chains that hold me deep.  Float to the top and see the sky.  What makes me hold on to this so tightly.  Anchors they take your spirit light…"  - Anchors

"We've come to a place now, that's safe to go….. " - World For Us

LISTEN - ESCUCHAR

Check out our Instagram samples of basic tracks we are working on straight from the studio!  Looking forward to digging in, putting in our live instrumentation, and finishing them! This is the next chapter from The Invisible Plan.  If you are here for the first time, CHECK US OUT ON ITUNES!

"Codependent Song"

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SWAG "THIS IS THE MEND" 

WE ARE DEDICATED TO ONLY THE BEST QUALITY, and SUPPORT LOCAL, SWEATSHOP-FREE MERCH.  We've got American Apparel, made in LA Tees, and Hoodies!  Thank you to http://lizzymargiotta.com for design!

STRETCH FUNDING - (IF YOU HELP BLOW THIS THING UP)

THIS IS JUST THE MINIMUM NEEDED TO PRODUCE AND FINISH THE ALBUM, ALL THE MERCH (Vinyl alone is $3500-4k) and shipping.  we also have to hire someone for fulfillment - this is with us doing this in our spare time, and taking a little time from our work lives. 

It's 100% about YOU, the fans, making this happen!  You ARE the Record Company. Let's get this record off the ground together!  Kidneythieves have always strived to give you THE BEST.  We always try to grow with our albums, and give the best performances, artwork, imagery, sound.  

GOALS WITH THIS CAMPAIGN

  • Kick ass sounding Album with top quality imagery
  • Great sounding vinyl
  • Locally and ethically made merch
  • Shows (Record release -- who knows some touring?)
  • VIDEO.  We need a video.  For real.
  • Maybe we can play some more shows!

TEAM / VISUALS

We have always maintained a high quality for our album artwork.  We will be teaming again with Brian Bowen Smith again for THE MEND, and will be including Edward Cao, and more our friends who have made us look good over the years.  Here's a few names from past artwork/photos:  Matthew Welch (Zerospace), Nina Glaser (Trickster), Brian Bowen Smith (Zerospace, Trypt0fanatic, The Invisible Plan), Dean Karr (Trypt0fanatic), Kiino Villand (The Invisible Plan).  

WE WANNA PLAY!

THE GUITAR - ANGEL EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - *UPDATE* - WE HAVE ONE MORE ANGEL EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OPTION COMING TOMORROW (Dec 18!)

DESCRIPTION

(STILL AVAILABLE) Yamaha Drop 6 Custom Kidneythieves Touring Guitar

This second guitar was also built at the Yamaha Custom Guitar Shop in Los Angeles by Erik Goehrisch for Bruce for the Kidneythieves 2002 and 2003 Tours. This guitar is very similar to the first guitar however it This second guitar was also built at the Yamaha Custom Guitar Shop in Los Angeles by Erik Goehrisch for Bruce for the Kidneythieves 2002 and 2003 Tours. This guitar is very similar to the first guitar however it was used as Bruce’s drop C guitar. The guitar was always used kept and intonated to the drop C tuning so it would always be ready to go and it would always stay in tune. Here are the comments that pertain to this guitar as well that we wrote about with the first guitar. "We had been having issues with a lot of strings breakage. I went to Erik at Yamaha Guitar Development in Los Angeles and asked him to build me a heavy duty guitar that could handle large string gauges. We also had them install a custom nut which would prevent breakage as well. I wanted a pretty thick neck which would be able to handle to extra tension of the larger strings which were required for our drop D, drop C and drop B tunings. I think I even brought the guitar down to a drop A tuning once just to see if it would work (It Did). The machines were heavy duty as well. We had several of these guitars made for the tour. This was my main drop D tuning guitar. The guitar is fantastic. It took a beating but always stayed in tune. One of my favorites."

(SOLD) You will receive this Signed by Free and Bruce to you:  

Specs:  Yamaha Drop 6 Custom Baritone Guitar, Black Matte Finish, Brushed Chrome Machines, Extra Long 4 Screw Neck, Yamaha Humbucker Pickups.

This guitar was built at the Yamaha Custom Guitar Shop in Los Angeles by Erik Goehrisch for Bruce for the Kidneythieves 2002 and 2003 Tours. Bruce was asked to comment on the guitar. "We had been having issues with a lot of strings breakage. I went to Erik at Yamaha Guitar Development in Los Angeles and asked him to build me a heavy duty guitar that could handle large string gauges. We also had them install a custom nut which would prevent breakage as well. I wanted a pretty thick neck which would be able to handle to extra tension of the larger strings which were required for our drop D, drop C and drop B tunings. I think I even brought the guitar down to a drop A tuning once just to see if it would work (It Did). The machines were heavy duty as well. We had several of these guitars made for the tour. This was my main drop D tuning guitar. The guitar is fantastic. It took a beating but always stayed in tune. One of my favorites."

SOCIAL MEDIA + TAGGING + SHARING IS OUR LIFELINE! 

Please follow us, Tag us #kidneythieves #TheMendAlbum everywhere! Instagram and Twitter get the most visibility - and FB Photo Shares!  We sooo appreciate and acknowledge all of them!  

TAILORED OFFER?

Message us if you have an idea for an offer!  We're listening….

SPECIAL THANKS

Thank you to Alexander Oleynikov who came through to put this video together! and EVERYONE AT KICKSTARTER!  You are an incredible organization!! 

And thank you to the fans for still being there after all this time.  We are humbled to the core.

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Risks and challenges

If the world ends, you won't get your stuff.

There have been issues with vinyl production in the past now that it is so popular. We are going to go with a quality LOCAL LOS ANGELES company who has been in business for over 30 years who can commit to drop date for us. NOTE: They were able to tell us that it will be 24 weeks from hand in date until we get vinyl! Vinyl has made a comeback! Handing in in May. We'll be ready for you 2016!

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    || THE VOYEUR ||
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    || DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + 2 BONUS TRACKS ||

    •Download of THE MEND with Kickstarter-
    only BONUS TRACKS upon completion,
    DIGITAL BOOK pdf specially designed with
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    || LIMITED EDITION SIGNED CD + STICKER ||

    •THE MEND cd SIGNED by Free and Bruce, with BOOKLET INSERT
    of lyrics and artwork, STICKER, PLUS
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    || T-SHIRT + DIGI DOWNLOAD ||

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    || HOODIE + CD ||

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    || SPECIAL THANKS ON CD + DIGI BOOKLET ||

    *YOUR NAME* AS SPECIAL THANKS in "THE MEND" both digital and hard copy credits
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    || SKYPE HANGOUT AMA ||

    •SKYPE: 30 minute Skype from the studio with Free and Bruce (Ask us anything!) and one song acoustic of your choice
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    || TRICKSTER VINYL *SEALED* + HANDWRITTEN LYRIC SHEET FROM TRICKSTER ALBUM OF YOUR CHOICE, SPECIAL THANKS ON "THE MEND" ||

    •To our knowledge - we have the last 14 copies of Mint Sealed Vinyl - in our possession - we've searched high and low for more. If you want to ensure you have one for yourself, here it is.
    •We are willing to part with (12) of them - Free will do handwritten lyrics from Trickster of your choice on fine Japanese archival paper.
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    || EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ||

    •You will be listed as Executive Producer of THE MEND. It can be your name, or your company's name.
    ‌•Gratitude SKYPE call
    ‌•2 SIGNED CDs + STICKER
    ‌•SIGNED VINYL
    ‌•THIS IS THE MEND TEE
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    || ANGEL EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ||
    || SIGNED KT GUITAR FROM ZEROSPACE ||

    •You will be listed as Angel Executive Producer of THE MEND. You, your Company, or as a gift!
    ‌•Free and Bruce signed

    GUITAR
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    ‌•SIGNED CD + STICKER
    ‌•SIGNED VINYL
    ‌•THE MEND TEE
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    || ANGEL EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ||
    || SIGNED KT GUITAR FROM ZEROSPACE ||

    •You will be listed as Angel Executive Producer of THE MEND. You, your Company, or as a gift!
    ‌•Free and Bruce signed Yamaha Drop C GUITAR (see description in campaign)
    ‌•Gratitude SKYPE call
    ‌•SIGNED CD + STICKER
    ‌•SIGNED VINYL
    ‌•THE MEND TEE
    ‌•THE MEND HOODIE
    ‌•SPECIAL THANKS
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    || KIDNEYTHIEVES SONG ABOUT YOU ||

    •We will write a song that is inspired you and what you share with us
    •It can be about you or a loved one. For Lyrical content, We will discuss your life (and/or the significant other, your relationship to them) over SKYPE, maybe a few different times, (maybe even over coffee if we are in the same city), what you are going through, how you feel, view the world, what you have been through, etc. until we feel like we have enough material to write a song. Free asked someone who did this in the past to keep a Dream Journal!

    **You will sign away all rights to it. It may or may not have your name in it but it will be released in the way I see fits as “TITLE OF SONG” and you and we will tell the world this song is written about you or your loved one, by kidneythieves. We will play it for you FIRST, over Skype! And thereafter, release it as I see fit. You will receive THESE LYRICS HANDWRITTEN on Fine Japanese Archival Paper,
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    ‌• PLEASE EMAIL FIRST before purchasing.

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