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We all know I'm into doing things all by myself, but this time I need a little of your help to make my first full album perfect.
We all know I'm into doing things all by myself, but this time I need a little of your help to make my first full album perfect.
We all know I'm into doing things all by myself, but this time I need a little of your help to make my first full album perfect.
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Hi, friends!!!! My name is Kitty. I'm 22 years old, I'm a singer/rapper/producer and I've always been really into doing things all by myself. 

I've accomplished a lot of crazy things this way, but this time I have a project so big that the time has come to ask for a little help getting started: my first full-length, self-released record- which will also be my first project to ever be released physically!!!

When my first music video "Okay Cupid" went ~viral~ in 2012, I was living in Daytona Beach, Florida selling little girls' accessories at the mall to put myself through college. Thanks to the unexpected success of a bunch of songs I recorded in my closet, I was able to move to New York City and continue to pursue a music career I'd always dreamed of but never in a million years thought I would achieve. Since then, I've self-released four solo EPs, a bunch of music videos, some mixtapes, and more singles than I can even recall. I've had the opportunity to tour and collaborate with artists I've looked up to for years- Danny Brown, Riff Raff, The Ready Set, Anamanaguchi, Sufjan Stevens, Ryan Hemsworth, LE1F and more. All of these things have been made possible without a label, most of them without an artist manager, and a lot of them without knowing what the hell I'm doing at all, but I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. 

I know how rare these opportunities are, and I want to use them to make the world a little more glittery.

However, there's always been that one little thing I haven't been able to do on my own, and it's the one thing I've truly been working for since the beginning; I want to finally create a REAL album. I want it to sound perfect. I want to record it in a studio. I want to listen to it on vinyl, and send CDs of it to my grandma to play in her zumba class. I want to be able to perfectly represent it artistically, with visuals that will bring to life the world I've imagined for all these years. I want to take it on tour and sing it for the world. I want to share it with everyone I possibly can, without a label or a company or a man at a desk telling me my ideas "don't fit" and giving me a sweetened-up lecture on why they can't take a chance on me unless I quit making the art I believe in and start being a little more "marketable". 

This record has been in the works for a couple years and it tells a story of growing up in a tropical tourist trap and wandering around the country. I've written everything myself, and I'm collaborating with some of my favorite artists to create sounds that set my stories in the fun, beautiful world I've dreamed up around it. This funding will provide professional studio time, mixing and mastering, and a budget for visuals. It will also go towards production and distribution of CDs and 12" vinyl records, and to finally support a member of Team Kitty who has worked tirelessly with me on every single project for absolutely no pay. I plan on releasing the record in January of 2016. 

New rewards and more info about the record will be added to this page over the course of the fundraiser- I can't wait to share my art & ideas with you!!!!!!!! ╰( ・ ᗜ ・ )╯

I f**kng love every single person who has supported me and my music up until this point, and I hope you all believe in this project as much as I do. Here's a photo of my dog, Little Puff, who has heard every song thousands of times and promises they're all really good. 

"It's a great record"
"It's a great record"

 Header photograph by Shelby Sells

GOAL 1: $25,000 - RECORD
(WHICH WE DID IN THE FIRST 30 Hrs!!!!)

GOAL 2: $50,000 - TOUR!!!!!

So if we reach this goal, I'll be able to pay for transportation, support, merch, stage setup, all that jazz- for my first REAL HEADLINING TOUR~
This has been another dream of mine since I started, but I didn't want to get ahead of myself with things. Now that I've seen what you guys can do and how much faith you have in me, I hope you're here for this!!!

also i'll be able to play a show in europe for the first time which is like....omfg afdls;kjas;dflkj

Risks and challenges

Since I've done all this stuff before on a smaller, no-budget scale, I've pretty much faced every challenge there is when it comes to making and releasing a record. The only setbacks I can imagine are delays in production of the record (not likely- I run a pretty tight ship when it comes to scheduling) and delays in production of videos. The good news is, I already have a solid plan for all this stuff, and since I'm already working on everything, I expect smooth sailing once this Kickstarter is off the ground. Also, sorry for using two sailing metaphors in the same paragraph. I've been listening to ocean sounds in the background while typing this.

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    KITTY'S UNDYING LOVE

    Support Kitty's project! Receive my undying love and feel warm and fuzzy inside. You will also be in the loop on album developments throughout this Kickstarter & you'll get the first single early (-:

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    PERSONALIZED SNAPCHAT DRAWING FROM KITTY

    Kitty will personally thank you with an email and, if you wish, a crudely-drawn Snapchat picture, drawn with love. Plus, you'll get the first single early!

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    THANK U STICKERS

    A personalized thank you note from Kitty with a pack of stickers available only through this Kickstarter. Plus, you'll get the first single!

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    THE DIGITAL ALBUM + BONUS TRACK:

    You’ll receive a personalized thank you message from Kitty, an advanced digital download of the new album!

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    CUSTOM MIAMI GARDEN CLUB ANIMAL CROSSING & SIMS 3 PATTERNS

    Pledge this amount for special themed Animal Crossing patterns and Sims 3 clothing & content designed by Kitty (plus Kit's friend code- send her yours via message through Kickstarter when you pledge and she'll add you ASAP!)

    You’ll receive a personalized thank you letter via Animal Crossing from Kitty, and advanced digital download of the new album when it's released!

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    DIGITAL ALBUM + BONUS DOWNLOADZ

    You'll receive the digital album with bonus track, plus a folder full of Miami Garden Club themed wallpapers for your phone & desktop, Twitter and Facebook header art, ringtones, and a special Miami Garden Club Tumblr theme made by Kitty.

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    CD with BONUS TRACK:

    You’ll receive a personalized thank you message and the new album on a CD (first time my music will ever be on a CD!!!) complete with original art an additional bonus track, available only via this Kickstarter. You'll also receive an advanced digital download.

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    KITTY & FRIENDS LIMITED EDITION ZINE:

    You know how I have a lot of really cool friends who make really cool stuff? I'm recruiting a whole bunch of them to create an exclusive zine filled with stories, art, photos, and other weird stuff to share with all of you lovely backers. Updates on featured artists will come regularly through email!

    You’ll also receive an advanced digital download of the new album and an additional bonus track, available only via this Kickstarter.

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    KITTY SHOUTOUT ON THE SOCIAL NETWORK OF YOUR CHOICE LOL

    Pledge this amount and Kitty will post a public thank you message to you on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr....or even write on your Facebook wall. It's still called a wall right????

    You’ll also receive an advanced digital download of the new album and an additional bonus track, available only via this Kickstarter.

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    SHOUTOUT FROM KITTY!

    Kitty will record a video shoutout just for you and post it on the social network of your choice!! Or, if you want, I'll send you a drop to use in your sick DJ sets and radio shows.

    You'll also get updates on the project, and an advanced digital download of the album when it's ready!

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    KITTY'S FIRST VINYL

    You'll receive, for the first time ever, my new record on 12" colored vinyl!!!!

    You'll also receive an advance digital download of the record.

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    CD & KIT WILL MAKE A SIM OF YOU

    Pledge this amount for a CD of the new album, plus Kitty will make you as a Sims 3 character and send you fun photos and videos of your Sim hanging out in her game. She promises not to send you into a pool with no ladder.

    You’ll receive a personalized thank you message and the new album on a CD complete with original art an additional bonus track, available only via this Kickstarter. You'll also receive an advanced digital download.

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    KITTY WILL FOLLOW YOU ON TWITTER!!

    Pretty self-explanatory. You’ll also receive an advanced digital download of the new album and an additional bonus track, available only via this Kickstarter.

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    DISPOSABLE KIT CAM 4 U

    Kitty will fill up a disposable camera full of pics at home, in the studio, at events, and all around the dang earth during the ~making of~ the record and send it right to you for you to develop yourself and keep in ur heart ^__^

    You'll also receive access to Kitty & Friends Livestreamed Release show and advanced digital download of the new album with Kickstarter-only bonus track.

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    KITTY'S 3-CD DISCOGRAPHY

    You'll receive a package with the first ever signed physical copies of my past releases: Da.I.S.Y. Rage, impatiens, and FROSTBITE- plus the new album! These will only be sold through this Kickstarter!
    You'll also receive an advanced digital download of the new album.

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    SKYPE CALL WITH KITTY

    Pledge this amount and you'll get to Skype with Kitty and chat about whatever you want. You'll also receive access to Kitty & Friends Livestreamed Release show, plus CD and digital download of the new album with Kickstarter-only bonus track.

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    EVERYTHING KITTY COLLECTION

    Pledge this amount and get
    - Da. I.S.Y. Rage CD
    - Impatiens/Frostbite CD
    - New album CD
    - New album 12" vinyl
    - Stickers

    Plus an advance digital download of the record!

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    EVERYTHING KITTY + A LETTER 4 U

    You'll recieve everything included in the Everything Kitty collection, plus a handwritten letter from Kitty for you to cherish in your heart for the rest of your life.

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    NAME A SONG ON THE RECORD!

    Pledge this amount and you get to name a song on the new album whatever you want- as long as it won't make anybody's mom cringe.

    You'll also receive access to Kitty & Friends Livestreamed Release show, and CD + advanced digital download of the new album with Kickstarter-only bonus track.

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    KITTY WILL REMIX YOUR SONG!

    Send in the stems of a song of your own and Kitty will make a cool weird remix. (This will not include any added vocals by Kitty)

    You’ll receive the new album on a CD complete with original art an additional bonus track, available only via this Kickstarter. You'll also receive an advanced digital download.

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    SPA TIME W/ KIT IN NYC OR LA

    With this reward, not only do you get all 3 Kitty CDs & the new album on vinyl, but you also get to come get a mani-pedi-facial with Kitty in NYC or LA. Check FAQ for more info!

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    EVERYTHING KITTY COLLECTION, INCLUDING HER DNA FOR CLONING

    This bundle gets you everything from the EVERYTHING KITTY bundle, all autographed!

    plus
    - an autographed 18" x 24" poster
    - Handwritten page of lyrics from Kit's notebook (warning: these may be very embarrassing and include stupid doodles or angry rants)
    - A bandanna from Kitty's personal collection
    - A hand-drawn picture of probably a dog but maybe a different animal, done by Kitty, just for you

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    COLLAB WITH KITTY

    Pledge this amount and Kitty will record a verse to be featured on a song of your choice.

    You'll also receive access to Kitty & Friends Livestreamed Release show, Kitty's 3-CD discography, a limited-edition poster, and advanced digital download of the new album with Kickstarter-only bonus track.

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    A SONG OF YOUR OWN

    Pledge this amount and Kitty will write and demo an original song for you to record yourself. You provide feedback and ideas throughout the process to create a song you love! You will own the rights to all lyrics and production involved.

    You'll also receive access to Kitty & Friends Livestreamed Release show, Kitty's 3-CD discography, a limited-edition poster, and advanced digital download of the new album with Kickstarter-only bonus track.

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    YOUR OWN HAM ON EVERYTHING SHOW IN LOS ANGELES!

    Pledge this amount and we'll invite you out to Los Angeles, California to perform your own show with Kitty at LA's largest and most celebrated underground event- Ham On Everything. You'll get to meet the whole crew, and Kitty will take you to lots of cool parties and taco places. More details on this coming soon!

    You'll also receive access to Kitty & Friends Livestreamed Release show, Kitty's 3-CD discography, a limited-edition poster, and advanced digital download of the new album with Kickstarter-only bonus track.

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    KITTY SHOW IN YOUR CITY!

    Pledge this amount and Kitty will come to your city and perform a show anywhere in the US on a date you choose together. House, basement, venue- wherever you want. You can even choose the setlist!

    You'll also receive access to Kitty & Friends Livestreamed Release show, Kitty's 3-CD discography, a limited-edition poster, and advanced digital download of the new album with Kickstarter-only bonus track.

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