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The pioneers of cosmic folk rock return with their sophomore album that drummer Dom Cortese calls "better than Dark Side of the Moon."
44 backers pledged $3,262 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello!  We are entering into the final third of our campaign for fund to make "Is There Room 4 Me?" a grand-scale success.  So far we've already succeeded because of our amazing friends, family, and fans who donated to this project.

What's been equally inspiring to us is the help many of you've given us in promoting our kickstarter.  Many of you are better at getting the word out than us.  A great big thank you for that as well.  

Now that we're OVER our goal, we're considering hiring a PR company to help us garner reviews, radio-play, and other attention for this record.  We simply couldn't have imagined having this opportunity, but you've made it possible.

We also hired on Carl Saff, an engineer who has mastered many amazing records, including many artists on Sub-Pop's label.  We're thrilled!!!  More to come, 

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We here at Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount love making music.  We love making it for ourselves, but we love making it for our fans even more.  Over the last year, many of you have asked, "when's the new record coming out?"  Well, we finally have an answer:  August 6th!!

We've already completed the tracking and it's currently getting mixed by our dear friend Thomas Surprenant, but now we need to take the album to the next step.  You know, the one that takes it from....

~your "personal favorite record because you know us" to 

~your "personal favorite record that the rest of the world should know about, too."

That's why we've decided to launch a kickstarter.  There are two steps we need your help with in order to make this the best record we have ever imagined.  First, we need it mastered by an insanely good engineer.  Second, we need to put the dang records together so that they contain all of our original artwork and lyrics.

We've already scheduled the mastering session, and the artwork is in place.  Now we just need your help to make it all happen.  We think that when you see the final product and know you were a part of it, that it'll make your hearts sing (and your voices too when you croon with the record).

We are thrilled to invite you to become involved in this process, and feel eternally grateful for your support at every level.  We truly cannot do any of this without you.

Love,

Julia, Geoff, and Dom

juliamasseymusic.com

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    You're the best. You'll get a hug from at least one of us the next time we see you for giving what you can.**
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    You'll get a set of original band stickers made exclusively by our bassist, Geoff B. Gibbs. They go nicely on water bottles and strangers' cars.

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    You'll get a color, 11x17 copy of our CD release poster, which aims to be flipping awesome + the sticker package above + a personal thank you in your inbox. There will be a finite number of these made, and will likely be worth thousands of dollars someday.

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    You'll get a copy of our record signed by the band mailed to you before the release + a personal email of thanks that may or may not be in haiku form + everything above! (Have we mentioned the sticker package?)

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    You'll get a copy of our original DEMO recordings for the album + the actual record signed by the band in the mail pre-release + the potentially haikued thank-you email + everything above including, you guessed it, THE STICKER PACKAGE!

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    You'll get an official CD Release t-shirt designed by us + the haiku thank you + everything else above! You're gonna look so cool.

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    You will get 2 spots on the guest list for one JMass & The FFD show of your choosing (including our CD release, if you like!) + EVERYTHING above. Yes, you should re-read everything above to get psyched if you're one of these backers.

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    You will get the ORIGINAL song list for the record that's been hanging in our studio for almost a year. This includes the "unique" listing strategy we used to keep track of who had recorded what during out intensive weekend. We're even going to frame this shiznit. It comes with everything else above except the guest list and t-shirt. Don't worry, it includes the stickers.

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    You will get the ORIGINAL album cover prototype with the band's signature on it as well as everything, except for the guest list and song list reward, above. We're even going to frame this shiznit.

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    You will get a song originally written about you or someone of your choosing, then we will record it in our basement, and give it to you (provided it is towards the happy/silly/love song side of the emotional spectrum and not the betrayal/hatred/anger side) + a signed copy of the record + our demo + a haiku thank you + the limited edition CD release poster + the freaking sticker package!!!!!!!!!

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    You will get a 12-PIECE-MEDIA-PACKAGE that will include framed images for each song on the album in the form of 11x17 posters, each signed by the band + the t-shirt + the signed record + the demo + the CD release poster + the stickers. These will look amazing on the wall of any mansion, apartment, shack, or house. (anybody remember the game MASH?)

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    You will be the new owner of Julia's casio keyboard with which she wrote many of the songs for "Is There Room for Me?" Don't worry, she has another keyboard she can use now, but it doesn't have the animal stickers on it or the cool tones. You'll also get the signed record + the t-shirt + the demo + the thank you haiku + the poster + the stickers. By the way, we're also going to hug you.**
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    We, the band, will come to a location of your choosing in the greater Pacific Northwest area and play a concert in your honor!!! This will come with 15 copies of our record + the t-shirt + the poster + the demo + the haiku thank you + the stickers.

    If you don't live in the NW and want to pay for us to fly to your location, we'll need to talk about renting the musical instruments. We'll also need to talk about how awesome you are.

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    You will get a homemade pancake breakfast (lunch or dinner if you prefer) made by the band. We will hang out with you the entire day and evening doing whatever you think sounds like fun. Plus, you'll get everything above, except for the casio, original album art, and song list. But we'd like to remind you that we're absolutely including the sticker package.

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    Geoff will be your slave for a weekend.

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    Stop checking to see when Julia will be your slave, too. She's slavin' away at this record for you!

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