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Missed our Kickstarter? Don't worry, you can still get a copy of our next CD, BomBARDed through our pre-order store.
Missed our Kickstarter? Don't worry, you can still get a copy of our next CD, BomBARDed through our pre-order store.
655 backers pledged $28,568 to help bring this project to life.

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The Library Bards' new album: BomBARDed!

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 Hello!! We are Bonnie Gordon (Voice of R. Mika in Street Fighter V; Bounce Man in Mega Man 11; Geek & Sundry’s Callisto 6/Shield of Tomorrow; ABCs The Quest), and Xander Jeanneret (from Geek and Sundry's Relics and Rarities and Sagas of Sundry:Madness, TBS' King of the Nerds)and together we are The Library Bards. We are a nerd parody band: we take top 40 songs and turn them into the nerdy versions they should have been in the first place. You may have seen us at conventions around the country/the world, on Twitch or the Internet, or our YouTube channel! 

Library Bards
Library Bards

You can listen to our music on our first album, BARDCORE on Bandcamp or Spotify! 

We are making our second album — BomBARDed. This is a nerd parody album, like our first, but we're very very excited about what's different about it! Our first album took modern hits and modern fandoms that are popular now. On BomBARDed, we're taking the music and fandoms that made us who we are, our very favorites, and making an album that is full of the most love and passion we can muster! 

A few tracks from our new album include:

The album will have leveled-up production, songwriting, mastering — everything — we're raising the bar(d) on quality because we want to for us, and for you!   

In addition to the BomBARDed album and a music video, we have some awesome stretch goals for you wonderful folks. 



Producing this album is going to cost money that we simply do not have. We need to pay the musicians who help us create our parody tracks, we need to pay for studio time , mixing and mastering, and we need to buy CDs, pins, and other merch. The Library Bards is a project we are extremely passionate about, and we have been lucky to be able to make this music, thanks to those of you who support our Patreon and who come to see us at cons and our concerts around the country. 

Our music goes right from our hearts to your ears, with nobody in the middle. We're so happy to share our passion for geekdom and art for you, and we really appreciate your support for this project!

Your pledge is what will make this new album possible. But we have some other RAD stuff for you as a thank you!

ENAMEL PIN

The very first Library Bards enamel pin is designed by Xander himself!!! 

Wear your Bard Badge with pride!
Wear your Bard Badge with pride!

T-SHIRT

Wear the bards on your torso with this design, based on the original Star Wars poster and blended with the 80's style that is the theme of this album! We will have unisex adult sizes from small through 6x-large, fitted "ladies" style sizes from small through 3x-Large, and youth shirt sizes from x-small through x-large. 

Remember the original film with a new parody version.
Remember the original film with a new parody version.

COLORING BOOK

Our incredible community of listeners includes some amazing artists, and we're very excited to put some of their work into the very first Library Bards coloring book!    

Who doesn't love to color? *Cover artwork may be different than depicted
Who doesn't love to color? *Cover artwork may be different than depicted

LEATHER COASTER

We love our logo, and we love the outfits we wear at every show! These coasters have the same image that appears on Xander and Bonnie's leather bracers, and make an attractive and functional accessory for your home!   

Answering that age old question of where to put your tankard.
Answering that age old question of where to put your tankard.

BARD BOX

A special reward made for our super supporters, the Bard Box is your chance to go on your own personalized adventure with the Library Bards. There will be a map and we're going to customize activities and adventures for you, including access to some exclusive content. This box will also be full of Bards goodies — merch, presents, and mostly, a whole lot of gratitude for your support!   

It's an adventure. In a box!
It's an adventure. In a box!

D&D GAME WITH THE BARDS

Want to go on a  D&D adventure with Xander as DM and Bonnie as a player, and NPCs? This reward is for you. We will be playing Dunegons and Dragons at one of our favorite places in Los Angeles, CA. Xander has a special one-off 3-hour game for our special backers who pledge at this level. And the pizza, snacks, and soft drinks are on us!

And if you aren't able to physically join us in Los Angeles, you'll be able to play via Skype or other videoconferencing tool.  We will even have the pizza delivered right to your door. 

ADD-ONS

Want more bard merchandise? Don't worry. We will have add-ons through BackerKit once our campaign is over. This will be your chance to pick up an extra CDs, enamel pins, t-shirts, or coloring books. There might even be a surprise add-on available. 

We are so lucky to have some incredible musicians, producers, and artists helping us with our new album. But they need and deserve to be paid. Not to mention, it costs money to make awesome music videos and to make that sweet, sweet merch. So here is a breakdown of how your hard earned pledge will be spent.   

Anything beyond our goal will allow us to make even more music videos, expand our Kingdom Tour, and partner with some other incredible bands to make more music for you. We might even be able to throw some extra songs your way!

THANK YOU!!!

There are so many to thank for getting the bards this far. Thank you to our Patrons for helping make our videos and keeping us on the road! Thank you to all the conventions for having us, and to the people who have seen us at shows. Thanks to our friends from Geek & Sundry, video games, cartoons, comedy music, Critical Role, and the Internet for being our collaborators and supporters all along the way. We are so thankful for this amazing community!

Risks and challenges

While this is our first Kickstarter campaign, we are not new to crowdfunding. Our first album, BARDCORE, was successfully funded through Patreon. Of course, we want to have more options for backers this time, and to make sure we get it right, we have enlisted Laser from the Doubleclicks & Laser Campaigns. They have been guiding us every step of the way.

We feel confident that you'll love not only our album, but all the great perks we are offering on Kickstarter. And we are going to do everything we can to get all of it out to you in the time promised. As we are just a small independent operation, we are subject to delays that come from health, weather, and manufacturing surprises. But our goal is to make sure you get everything you were promised on time. We can't wait to get this new album in your hands!

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    Digital Album

    Get the RAD new album before it gets released to the general public. Won't your friends be jealous?

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    Autographed CD

    A physical CD, signed by the band!

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    Enamel Pin + CD

    Show your Bard love with our totally awesome NEW enamel pin, designed by Xander himself!

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    BomBARDed: The T-Shirt

    Bring the Bards with you on your body! Youth and adult t-shirt sizes are available. Adult sizes are available in unisex or "ladies" style.

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    Super-Fan Pack: Coloring Book & Coaster!

    A pack of goodies for the discriminating library bards fan: A coloring book full of bards-inspired art by a collection of wonderful artists, high-quality coasters with the bards logo, plus the shirt, pin, and a signed CD!

    Includes:
    • Library Bards Coloring Book
    • Leather Coasters
    • BomBARDed: the T-Shirt
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    • Autographed CD
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    Bard Box

    Are you ready to go on an adventure with the Bards? The Bard box is a customized game for you — including a map with activities and an adventure that will lead you to some exclusive content!!

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    • The Bard Box
    • Leather Coasters
    • Library Bards Coloring Book
    • Enamel Pin
    • Autographed CD
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    Play D&D with the Library Bards

    Everyone at this level will be invited to join in one three-hour game of Dungeons and Dragons with the bards at one of our favorite spots in LA. Xander DM's and Bonnie plays right alongside you! Can't make it to Los Angeles? Don't worry, we can Skype with you. Plus we'll have the pizza delivered right to your door. Estimated delivery for merchandise will be September 2019.

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    • The Bard Box
    • Library Bards Coloring Book
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    Producer

    At this level, you are making a huge difference in our ability to make art. You will be credited as a producer in the liner notes of the CD, and on all our music videos for BomBARDed. Thank you so much for supporting the Library Bards! *jazz hands*

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    • The Bard Box
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