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American artist and activist, Koji, is making new music and working towards a sustainable planet and building community around the arts.
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It's pretty unbelievable that we've got such an outpouring of support so far. Thank you to all the backers who've supported this project. We still have $500 to go! And here's the SCARY part... if we don't raise the full $5,000, the project won't be funded at all. If you're visiting for the first time, I am raising money for three reasons.

1. First and foremost, I want to make more MUSIC. We're planning at least 5 new records released on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital. By pledging your support, you'll get up to the first 3 releases sent to you and access to behind the scenes updates which are exclusively for backers. Think of it as a pre-order like you would the new Twilight book. Check out the sidebar to see what other rewards you can get for your pledge!

2. Activism. I was raised to get involved. Growing up in the punk-hardcore scene in PA showed me that music could be married with a cause. Inspired, I took up running benefit shows and went on to do event production for Invisible Children while organizing work shops, festivals, and touring in support of cancer research, ending human trafficking, addressing hunger and poverty, and countless other groups and causes. I'd like to continue this work and your support will enable me to.

3. Finally, the environment! It's so important that young businesses and established businesses alike (individuals too!) realize the responsibility they have to the environment. I'd like to green the way I tour through more efficient travel, reducing plastics, encorporating organic and post-consumer materials in my merch. As a socially conscious and creative human being, this is one of the most important things I can do to grow in a responsible, sustainable way.

So please share this project with your friends and family. And as a token of my appreciation for you visiting this page to learn more about what I'm doing this year, I'd like to share a new demo of mine called "Most of Everything" which you can download by clicking here. The song is featured in my Kickstarter video above and really speaks to some of my experiences this past year. I hope you like it. Thank you so much and take care!

love,
KOJI

UPCOMING CONCERTS

February 11, 2010
Millersville, PA @ Millersville University

February 12, 2010
Newark, DE @ Mill Creek Unitarian
*CD RELEASE SHOW*

February 13, 2010
Lemoyne, PA @ The Champ w/ Kevin Devine
*BDAY & CD RELEASE SHOW*

February 18, 2010
Lock Haven, PA @ Avenue 209

February 19, 2010
Altoona, PA @ The Eldolyn Terrace

February 25, 2010
State College, PA @ The State Theatre

February 26, 2010
Lynchburg, VA @ Liberty University

for more tour dates visit www.myspace.com/kojisaysaloha

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    You will get a post card in the mail from me with the location of some buried treasure in addition to exclusive updates along the way!

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    All of the above plus a digital download (with bonus material) of my new full band EP a week before it comes out!

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    All of the above plus a cassette version of the full band EP, a brand new 7" split on colored vinyl, and a copy of The Seaside Sessions.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE! Plus, a limited addition screen printed t-shirt designed by Koji/Colormake with your name on the back listed as a kickstarter backer. There will be buttons, stickers, and other fun extras too!

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    ALL OF THE ABOVE! Plus, you'll get original art post cards designed by Koji from his travels across the United States and Europe during his 2010 tours. Each card will come with the location of some more secret buried treasure! And as if that wasn't enough, you will be listed in the liner notes on the new full band EP. "UNBELIEVABLE!"

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE! Annnnd, Koji will call you on Skype and give a video chat/concert for you and your friends. He will be taking requests! "CRAZY!"

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE! Annnnnnnnnd, Koji will come to your house, apartment, dorm, wherever to sing for you during his 2010 tour and YES, he will be bringing pizza! "Proceed with caution, this could be AWESOME!" (Continental US Only)

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