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Our debut full-length album is in the works! Join us for mammoth portions of fuzzed-out rock, girly vox, loud drums and pizza… Read more

Boston, MA Indie Rock
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This project was successfully funded on November 16, 2012.

Our debut full-length album is in the works! Join us for mammoth portions of fuzzed-out rock, girly vox, loud drums and pizza…

Boston, MA Indie Rock
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UPDATE 10/21: Thanks to all of our generous backers! We've met our initial goal! All additional funds raised will help us make a higher quality final product: colored vinyl, softer t-shirts, bigger posters, etc. Thanks again and stay tuned!

Behold!

Its official. We are making our very first full-length album chaulk-full of fuzzed out bliss and boom-spankin' jams! We're raising funds on Kickstarter to support the expensive costs of recording, mixing, packaging and pressing a record. Until now, we've been operating as D.I.Y. as possible – booking gigs around town, handcrafting and hanging posters for shows, and getting our music out there any way we can. We may have a delusional love for this whole "rock music" thing, but it's been super fun so far and hope to keep doing it. For our new endeavor, the album, we're asking for the support of YOU – our friends, families, and fans – to help make it happen!

If we meet our $4K goal on Kickstarter, we'll be able to do some pretty cool stuff for the album's release – maybe even make it a couple songs longer (more boom for the buck). Also, it would be awesome to press our music on vinyl (because you know vinyl sounds boss). We will also design and produce our own artwork, merch, and limited-edition "stuff" just for you – our Kickstarter Backers. Will is going to sweat ink and emulsion fluid by the time he's done printing everything.

There's also some cool, exclusive rewards for backing our Kickstarter campaign. Want custom album artwork? Back us. Want a super limited-edition test pressing of the L.P.? Back us! Want to have a pizza party with the band? Back us!! 

You might ask, "what are your songs about?" Well, they're mostly about food, dancing, nature and hanging out with friends, but we have our own way of delivering those messages and if you enjoy our raw, raucous method of delivery and would like to see us continue our quest to write, record and produce our songs, then you should probably back us! Just sayin'.

Never heard of Boom Said Thunder?

Here's a taste. Take a listen while you read through our Kickstarter rewards to the right. 

1. Modern Girls
2. The Uncalm
3. Novel Love
(all songs taken from the "Boom!" E.P. released in early 2012.)

A clip of us playing "Gold Rush" in Brooklyn.

Our first show. P.A.'s Lounge, Somerville, MA – Feb. 14 2012
Our first show. P.A.'s Lounge, Somerville, MA – Feb. 14 2012
Abby at T.T. the Bear's Club, Cambridge, MA – Mar. 12, 2012
Abby at T.T. the Bear's Club, Cambridge, MA – Mar. 12, 2012
Deep Heaven Now 5, Somerville, MA – May 2012
Deep Heaven Now 5, Somerville, MA – May 2012
Drawing stuff
Drawing stuff
The Trash Bar — Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Aug. 19, 2012
The Trash Bar — Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Aug. 19, 2012
Gig posters being made.
Gig posters being made.

Risks and challenges

Are there risks here? No, not really. I mean, we may all lose our hearing one day from this. Does that count as a risk?

And challenges? Yes, recording a quality album is a great feat in and of itself, but being in control and responsible for the production and packaging of an album is more complex. Luckily for us, we're all designers and we've been handcrafting artwork for the band all along, so we're used to the work load of a D.I.Y. indie-operation. But as much of a challenge as it may be, we're also excited beyond words to concept and create all of this great artwork and kickstarter stuff for you. It's part of the fun of being in a band, and we cannot wait to make this album real.

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FAQ

  • Yes it does. The description is a bit unclear, and we apologize for that. We want more people to have the record. Even if you don't have a record player. Just consider it another poster, or a really cool re-gift to someone with a turntable.

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    BETTER THAN A HIGH-FIVE LEVEL
    Every Kickstarter backer gets a mention in our the album's liner notes. We'll also throw in a digital download of our 4-song "Boom!" EP, released in March.

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    9 backers

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD LEVEL
    Download code for the debut LP with liner notes mention.

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    5 backers

    DELUXE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD LEVEL
    Download codes for debut LP and bonus 4-song “Boom!” EP. Liner notes mention

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    24 backers

    VINYL LP & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD LEVEL
    Our debut LP on pressed vinyl with digital downloads of LP + bonus digital EP. ALSO, you'll get our Kickstarter exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" Pack with a signed, handprinted thank you note and other cool, limited-edition Boom ephemera. And, of course, a cool liner notes mention on the LP.

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    25 backers

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & T-SHIRT LEVEL
    Album art inspired tee-shirt with digital Downloads of the debut LP + bonus digital EP. Kickstarter Exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" Pack and the really cool liner notes mention.

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    7 backers

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & POSTER LEVEL
    Album art inspired limited edition silkscreened poster + digital download of LP + bonus digital EP + Kickstarter exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" pack and super cool liner notes mention.

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    12 backers

    VINYL LP & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD / ALBUM ART COMBO
    Vinyl LP + Digital download + album art inspired tee-shirt and silkscreened poster. Plus, bonus digital EP with Kickstarter exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" pack and the super-est of liner notes mention.

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    6 backers

    LIMITED EDITION TEST PRESSING LP / DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    Very rare pressing of the album from United Record Pressing, packaged in one-of-a-kind hand-painted sleeve. Digital downloads of our debut LP + bonus EP. Kickstarter exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" pack and an ever-expanding super-sized liner notes mention.

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    7 backers All gone!

    POSTER FREAK LEVEL
    Album art inspired silkscreened poster, all 7 silkscreen posters from our first shows signed by the band + digital downloads of our debut LP + bonus EP. Kickstarter exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" pack and a freakin' awesome liner notes mention.

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    4 backers

    FUZZED UP LEVEL: ABBY EDITION
    Vinyl LP packaged in a handsewn fuzzy case with a
    1-of-a-kind original drawing by Abby Bickel!
    Digital downloads of the debut LP + bonus EP. Kickstarter exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" pack and a freakin' crazy awesome liner notes mention.

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    3 backers

    FUZZED UP LEVEL: JOHNNIE EDITION
    Vinyl LP packaged in a handsewn fuzzy case with a
    1-of-a-kind original drawing by John Magnifico!
    Digital downloads of the debut LP + bonus EP. Kickstarter exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" pack and a freakin' crazy awesome liner notes mention turned up to eleven!

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    3 backers

    FUZZED UP LEVEL: WILL EDITION
    Vinyl LP packaged in a handsewn fuzzy case with a
    1-of-a-kind original drawing by Will Thomas!
    Digital downloads of the debut LP + bonus EP. Kickstarter exclusive "Thanks-for-Back'n" pack and a freakin' gratuitously crazy awesome liner notes mention.

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    1 backer

    PIZZA FREAK
    Choice of Vinyl LP, Album Art T-Shirt, or Poster, Hand-delivered in a pizza box by the band
    We’ll order a pizza and listen to the album with you at your place (Metro Boston only)
    Digital download of LP + bonus “Boom!” EP
    Exclusive Backer Thank You Pack and a good old fashion liner notes mention.

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    4 backers

    ABSOLUTE FREAK OUT
    Get it all! Vinyl LP and Test Pressing LP with all the album art, liner notes, t-shirts, posters, and drawings we can find. Plus a good ol' fashioned mention in the album’s liner notes and digital downloads of the LP + bonus “Boom!” EP.

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    1 backer

    ABSOLUTE FREAK OUT …FOR LIFE
    Get EVERYTHING in the "Absolute Freak Out" package PLUS we'll put you on the guest list to every future Boston Metro show we book (where applicable. Some venues don't do guest lists) and we’ll reserve a copy of the gig poster for you at the show.

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    0 backers

    ABSOLUTE FREAK OUT + PRIVATE PARTY
    Get it all! Vinyl LP and Test Pressing LP with all the album art, liner notes, t-shirts, posters, and drawings we can find. Plus a mention in the album’s liner notes PLUS we’ll play a private party for you — we’ll work out the logistics with you.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    ABSOLUTE FREAK OUT + ORIGINAL ARTWORK
    We'll send you all the original, handmade artwork created for the record. Since we don't know exactly what the artwork of the album is yet, it's tough to give any specifics to what the content or medium is, but it will likely be hand drawn in some kind of wet or mixed media, at approx. 18–24" squared. You'll also get everything in the ABSOLUTE FREAK OUT edition.

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Funding period

- (29 days)