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First Full-Length studio album from MARIA AND THE COINS featuring all original material.
First Full-Length studio album from MARIA AND THE COINS featuring all original material.
161 backers pledged $12,120 to help bring this project to life.
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Debut Full-Length Album from Maria and the Coins

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Who we are & why we want to make this album:

Maria and the Coins are an indie-pop band based in Minneapolis, MN. We bundle the vulnerability and honesty of a singer-songwriter with the energy-infused arrangements of an alt rock band. At our core, we are just five goofballs that spend time making music and quoting The Office and Parks & Recreation - oftentimes simultaneously. We’ve been playing together professionally for the last three years, documenting our lives through our songs.  

These songs were written as we moved to new cities, as we fell in and out of love, as we held on to what we thought we knew and let go of the need to always have a plan. They explore the fine line between being content and wanting more. Moving forward and standing still. Letting go and growing up. Finding escape and learning to live in the moment. 

And as much growing up as we’ve all done individually, the real journey has come from growing together: as artists, as bandmates, and as friends. So after all we’ve been through together, we made some pretty good music to accompany our story and we want to share it with you.  We’ve got something to give that is uniquely and simply ours, authentically us. 

Why we need your support: 

We are determined to make sure that our album is at a “radio-ready” level. This is why we have chosen to work with Producer Stephen Helvig at Droptone Studios in Excelsior, MN. We are over the moon excited to be recording with someone who shares our vision for our music and what we hope to communicate with a full-length album. The detailed and timely process of recording, mixing and mastering is what the large majority of our funding will go towards. The rest will go towards the manufacturing,  distribution and promotion of the album, and the incentives (like SWEET t-shirts) we’re making for our WONDERFUL backers (ahem, that’s YOU! give yourself a pat on the back)! 

So how exactly will this work?

Here’s the basics: You help fund the album, you get rewarded. We have a really cool variety of funding levels to choose from. For example, if you’ve got $10 and want to help back this album, you’ll get the album digital download plus an exclusive lyric booklet download! Wanna have your name in the credits? Donate $250 and we’ll literally let you record CLAPS on a track! We’ve done our best to make sure there are a lot of cool incentives to choose from, and any amount really makes a difference! 

Here's a quick breakdown of what our Kickstarter funding will go towards!
Here's a quick breakdown of what our Kickstarter funding will go towards!

The best part?

Not only do you become the reason that we’re able to actually make this album, but you get to be a part of the process as we head into the studio. In addition to the incentives we’re offering, all of our backers will have the opportunity to get exclusive updates and sneak peeks as we record in the studio, design the album artwork, etc. 

So what’s the catch? TIME.

Kickstarter is an ALL-or-NOTHING platform: if we don’t hit our fundraising goal in 30 DAYS, the money we’ve raised gets returned to our backers and we walk away with $0. Risky business, right? So, in order for us to receive the funding for our project, we have to hit 100% of our goal. With the help of our amazing friends, family, & fans, we believe that this is possible. We are SO grateful for the love and support we’ve been shown throughout our years of making music so far. And at the end of the day, what we really want is the opportunity to show our gratitude by sharing this music with you.

So maybe you’re in it for the music, or maybe you’re in it because you want your name in the liner notes of our album (yes, that is an actual thing we’re offering). But whatever your reason for backing this project is, we just want to say one big giant loud THANK YOUUUUUU. We’ve got something really great in the works, and we can’t WAIT to get started :)

Risks and challenges

The detailed process of recording and mixing can present challenges and delays, but we are determined to get this music and these reward out to you within one year of completing our Kickstarter! We'll keep all of our backers up-to-date with what we're up to and keep you in the loop along the way :) Thank you for believing in and supporting our project!

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    LOCAL BUSINESS OPTION (Twin Cities, MN)

    We are SO proud to be a Minnesota-based band, and we want to use our Kickstarter as a way of supporting other local businesses! So here's what we came up with:

    Back our album in any of several dollar amounts and share our project on your social media pages, and we’ll help promote your business!

    This could be in the form of wearing your clothing brand in our next music video, sporting one of your products at our next live show, visiting your awesome business and then posting all about it to our social media followers, or whatever other creative ideas we can brainstorm together!

    [Type of co-promotion (social media posts, wearing products, etc.) will be based on funding level. Email mariaandthecoins@gmail.com to discuss co-promotion possibilities prior to making your pledge.]

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    Digital Album + Lyric Booklet

    Album Digital Download plus an exclusive "Lyric Booklet download!

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    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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    Signed Album Package

    Includes:
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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    “Everybody Loves a Good Band T-Shirt”

    Bring your superfandom to the next level by sporting a sweet Maria and the Coins tee. Design will be revealed during the campaign, stay tuned! [Available in sizes: S-XXL]

    Includes:
    • MATC T-Shirt
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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    Album Release Show Package

    Grab your ticket to our album release show early plus you'll get a signed polaroid with the band at the show!

    Includes:
    • Ticket to Album Release Show
    • Signed Polaroid with the band
    • MATC T-Shirt
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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    The “Liner Note Celebrity” Package

    You know that writing on the inside of the album? We’ll put your name there! Plus we'll send you a handwritten thank you note to express our gratitude!

    Includes:
    • Your name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Handwritten Thank-You Note
    • Signed Polaroid with the band
    • Ticket to Album Release Show
    • MATC T-Shirt
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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    "Maria Covers Your Fave Song" Package!

    You choose one of your favorite songs, and Maria will arrange and record a cover of it just for you!

    Includes:
    • Cover Song Request (Maria)
    • Your name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Handwritten Thank-You Note
    • Ticket to Album Release Show
    • Signed Polaroid with the band
    • MATC T-Shirt
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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    The “Band Member for a Day” Package

    Put yourself on our record by coming into the studio with us and recording 'claps' on one of our album tracks! Afterwards we'll take you out for ice cream to celebrate your awesomeness :)

    Includes:
    • Record "claps" on our album
    • Cover Song Request (Maria)
    • Your name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Handwritten Thank-You Note
    • Ticket to Album Release Show
    • Signed Polaroid with the band
    • MATC T-Shirt
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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    The “Full Band Cover Song” Package

    You choose a song, and THE WHOLE BAND will arrange and record a cover of it just for you!

    Includes:
    • Cover Song Request (Full Band)
    • Record "claps" on our album
    • Your name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Ticket to Album Release Show
    • Signed Polaroid with the band
    • MATC T-Shirt
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
    • Handwritten Thank-You Note
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    “Band in your Living Room” (Local)

    We’ll be your entertainment for the evening! Have a party, a backyard BBQ, or keep us for yourself and the whole band will come to your house and play a show! [Within 75 miles of the Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul Area]

    PS: This is a great reward to go in on as a team! Grab your friends and all pitch in to have the coolest partayyy ever.

    Includes:
    • House Show (Local)
    • Cover Song Request (Full Band)
    • Record "claps" on our album
    • Your name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Handwritten Thank-You Note
    • Ticket to Album Release Show
    • Signed Polaroid with the band
    • MATC T-Shirt
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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    Hand-Delivered Album + Solo Set (USA)

    For those of you from outside of the Twin Cities, Maria will fly anywhere in the Continental U.S. and hand deliver your album - and stick around to play a solo show for you and a houseful of your friends :)

    PS: This is another great reward to go in on as a team, I'm talking to you Atlanta friends!

    Includes:
    • Hand-delivery + Solo Show (USA)
    • Cover Song Request (Full Band)
    • Record "claps" on our album
    • Your name in the Album Liner Notes
    • Handwritten Thank-You Note
    • Ticket to Album Release Show
    • Signed Polaroid with the band
    • MATC T-Shirt
    • Signed CD
    • Digital Album Download + Lyric Booklet
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Funding period

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