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of Montreal and Jupiter One's Kishi Bashi needs your help to independently release his debut solo album in time for his big tour

Hi! I'm Kishi Bashi and I need your support to independently release my debut album 151a in the spring! 

Many of you have my EP, and I'm excited to tell you that I'm finally in the completion stages of my full length solo album. I could definitely use your support to release it in April. It's beautiful and lush, intricate and exciting, and the most interesting music I've ever created in my life. I'm very proud of this album! 

 I'll be acting as my own record label, and there's thousands of dollars worth of costs associated with promoting the release (not to mention actually creating the album and manufacture the discs).  I've been recording at home, but Idecided to mix and master it properly.  

I've already been putting everything on my credit card, but I'll be hitting my limit very soon!   

Please watch my video, and if you like the music, please make a pledge to buy the album in the future by putting money down today. Of course if I don't reach my funding goal by the end of the time period, no money will ever be charged to you... (that would be sad for me)

I have plenty of fun incentives to get you to pledge, so please read them, and if you have any questions please feel free to write me. Everybody who pledges will get access to exclusives that will feature special videos, acoustic songs, etc. as well as receive the album way in advance of the official release date. My dream is that you'll know the songs by the time you see me on tour! 

As you've noticed, I'm in full songsmith mode, so if you want a song for your boyfriend, mistress, small company, dog, nephew, supervisor, then I will do it! And if you want it in time for the holidays, I will deliver :)

Thanks for your interest and support and happy pledging!

k

FAQ

  • Yes! I will absolutely guarantee a performance in 2012 at your house. You'll have to be flexible somewhat about when that'll be. For most of the spring into summer, I'll probably be trying to be opening up for a lot of people, so i'll be a slave to their tour schedules. I may blast through Ohio without any chance of playing in your town. Later in the year, I'll be returning to play my own shows that I book, at which point I'll def come and play and hang out :) If you can buy me a flight, there's a better chance at me getting there earlier in the year in a space between opening/support tours. If i'm flying in I'll need some kind of PA or guitar amp. Hope this helps. thanks :)

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    THE GESTURE, or "Give me 'Just The Tip'" Pledge Package: all bonus tracks, including that song that you want "Just The Tip", and my honest appreciation

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    THE DIGITAL, or the "I Would Love to Get the Album But I Just Put Everything on my IPod Anyways" Pledge: Digital download of the album before the release date + bonus tracks + i will personally thank you on facebook

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    THE CD, or the "Table for 2? No Actually I'm Alone... Nevermind... I'm Going to Pledge for Kishi Bashi Instead" Pledge Package: Signed CD (international friends please add $5) + Digital Download + a personal thank you note + I will include your name in an original Kishi Bashi "thank you" song that I'll perform on Youtube.

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    THE POSTER, or the "I Am Willing To Give Up a Nice Lunch At That Place That We Always Eat At" Pledge Package: all of the above + signed limited edition tour poster + I will thank you in the album liner notes (international supporters, please add $5)

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    **NEW REWARD!!** THE VINYL. All of the above plus a signed vinyl copy of "151a". International friends please add $5. people in the POSTER ($35) category feel free to upgrade and join us here :)

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    THE T-SHIRT, or the "I Love Your Music, I've Got The Money, But Let's Not Go Crazy" Pledge Package: All of the above + limited edition t-shirt + exclusive strand of Kishi Bashi hair (optional) (international friends please add $5)

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    ORIGINAL KISHI BASHI "SONG-GRAM": All of the above + I will record a 20-30 sec original "song message" to whomever you desire and upload it to Youtube. It'll probably be on an acoustic guitar, piano, or uke. Some song message ideas might be: "You Don't 'Like' My Status Updates No More Blues" or "It's Not You It's Me Fa So La Ti Do", or "You're Fired". Seriously, it can be whatever you want, and you can publicly post it to their wall for their mom and dad and sister to see. You could have me write an unofficial jingle for your work, a birthday song, or just a nice song to cheer somebody up. It'll be great!

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    **KISHI BASHI XMAS/ORIGINAL HOLIDAY SONG**: All of the physical goodies listed above, and I will write a joyful (or romantic) 1 minute acoustic Xmas/Hannukah jingle about whomever or whatever you want, record it, and mail you a hand packaged CD, or e-mail you an mp3 in time to put it under the tree! Of course I'll dedicate it with a message :) If you double the pledge, I will make it a full 2-3 minute song! (no song-gram included)

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    1 minute KISHI BASHI ORIGINAL ACOUSTIC SONG. Everything above (except the song-gram), and I will write and record a beautiful or bouncy acoustic 1minute song about whatever you want along with a short message. I'll send the final via mp3 and CD.

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    KISHI BASHI ORIGINAL ACOUSTIC SONG FOR YOU! (2-3min) I will write and record something about your life that may make you laugh or cry or both. I'll mail you a hand packaged CD of the final master. You may most likely be receiving a thin sliver of my soul with this song. + you will receive all of the above (except the songs) *song-gram will be included

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    KISHI BASHI PRIVATE PARTY or HOUSE CONCERT. I will come to your house or office for a private party for you and your friends. You could either buy me a flight, or I could make it a stop on a tour next year. And if you want, I can tell everybody we were friends in college and that you're not paying me or something like that ;) **This pledge includes everything above but does not include the original songs listed above sorry! (just song-gram is included)**

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    FULLY PRODUCED and DEDICATED KISHI BASHI SONG. I will create a fully produced, intricate, and beautifully orchestrated Kishi Bashi track dedicated to you. It could be a dream you had, a fantasy, your partner, a dark secret... I will most likely be a contributing a thick slice of my soul in this creation. THIS WILL BE A BONUS TRACK ON THE ALBUM! This pledge includes all the goodies above AND the song-gram (no other original songs included).

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