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Portland, OR folk outfit, Lenore, is heading into the studio to record their self-titled debut album.
Portland, OR folk outfit, Lenore, is heading into the studio on January 14, 2017 to begin recording their self-titled debut album. Expected release in September, 2017.
Portland, OR folk outfit, Lenore, is heading into the studio on January 14, 2017 to begin recording their self-titled debut album. Expected release in September, 2017.
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We have a record to make and we need your help!

Hi! Joy and Rebecca here, aka, Lenore. Collectively, we have been singing professionally for almost 50 years, i.e. a very long time. We found each other in our mid-thirties at a point where we were both feeling uninspired by performing as solo artists, nearly ready to hang it up. Lenore feels like a second chance for both of us, and also like a shared shining moment. After all of our separate years of toil, this collaboration continues to develop so naturally. Not to say that it isn’t a whole bunch of work, it is, but every step we've made has been so obvious to us. This album is our next step and will serve as the physical embodiment of our chemistry. Without Kickstarter, it would be at least a solid year before this album is in the hot hands of our fans (and Moms), so we are really grateful to live in a time where this kind of crowdsourcing is possible. We want this to be something we do WITH our community. We hope you'll join us on our journey. Get in here! 

Love,
Lenore.

Live & Unplugged

Living Room Demos

*Many thanks to Jesse Rosten, who directed, shot, and edited our video, and also to Aimee Lynn Barneburg for being one heck of a producer! 

Risks and challenges

With any creative endeavor, the biggest challenge is being realistic and following through. We've worked closely with our producer John Askew(Alela Diane, Laura Gibson, etc.) to nail down our budget and timeline. We feel confident that we have an attainable goal in sight!

The real risk we face is not getting funded. We are aspiring to make a record with some of the best professionals that Portland has to offer, and it won't be cheap. This project is the most costly one that either of us has ever taken on, but after so many years in music, this record with these players will reflect the culmination of our collective experience.

The songs are ready, the players and studio are booked, and we couldn't be more grateful or encouraged by your support. THANK YOU!

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    Got a hard to shop for person on your list? Give the Gift of Lenore! Pledge for this reward, and you'll receive a festive printable card via email. It will explain our project and music, and also how you are a super hip patron of the arts. Just print it out and stuff it into a stocking. Signed, sealed, delivered, we're yours!

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    For those of you who like to hold something in your hand, we get it. CD's will ship to backers before release day. You'll get your digital download early too!

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    You can fully represent Lenore. with all this swag. We believe in only the softest USA made tees, and you can rest assured that there will be women's and men's cuts, and plenty of size options.

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    Custom Lenore. Scent

    What's better than a warm and woody scent to accompany such moody music? Unisex, lush, and layered, it smells like a song we would write. Think pine, fog, dusk, cedar, & morning light.

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    Lenore. Sings Your Voicemail Greeting

    Here's how this works: You do a quick and temporary mailbox passcode change. We like "1111." Give us your digits. We'll call you and update your voicemail greeting with something that will more than likely be goofy and with lots of rhyming. Once we're done, you change your pass back to something a little less obvious. We're looking forward to having some real fun with this one!

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    Tarot Reading by Jessie

    Jessie, our resident cellist & savant, is well versed in the ways of the tarot. Jessie has a reading style that is straightforward and fun, blending practical and spiritual insight. Tarot readings can be done via skype or facetime for anyone outside of the Portland Metro area. All readings must be scheduled within 6 months of our campaign funding.

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    Custom Drawn Portrait by Edward

    Have Edward draw you, or someone you love! E$ is a man of many talents and one his gifts happens to be drawing. We'll be sharing a few examples of his work on our campaign page, stay tuned. Participating backers will submit a photo via email for Edward to use for his masterpiece.

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    VIP Concert Package

    Be our guest at a show near you! After the set, you and a friend will enjoy a special meet & greet with the band. Let's have a drink together! This reward must be cashed in within a year of our record release.

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    • VIP Guest Passes For Two
    • Meet & Greet With Lenore.
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    Guilty Pleasure Cover Song

    Lenore. would be honored to make a beautiful living room recording of your favorite guilty pleasure song. Say what?! From Journey to Beyonce to Nat King Cole, no song is off limits. Let us put our Lenore. spin on your favorite song as a thank you for supporting us.

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    Guest List For Life

    We would like you to be on our guest list...for like, ever. *Does not include festivals, but you should still come see us at festivals because we're a pretty good time. Jus' sayin'...

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    Custom Song For You

    Have you ever wished you could hear your name in a song? Maybe you've always wanted a special song for someone you love that incorporates your silly inside jokes? We're here to make that happen for you! We'll write you a song using keywords, ideas, and/or feelings that you specify and then we'll make you a polished living room recording of it. You'll receive a digital download of your song along with a handwritten copy of the lyrics.

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    Lenore. House Concert

    We are so thankful for your support! Let us come to your home and sing our hearts out to show you just how much. We promise we'll be nice to all of your friends and family, even your weird aunt. *Backer is responsible for any travel and/or accommodation costs outside of the Portland Metro area. Performance will be acoustic and unplugged. Must be scheduled within one year of our campaign being funded.

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