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Be a part of this Honolulu trio's first EP, recorded in four days in October and released in December.
Be a part of this Honolulu trio's first EP, recorded in four days in October and released in December.
58 backers pledged $2,690 to help bring this project to life.

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We are Ara, Paul, and Matt.

We are Clones of the Queen, a three-piece band from Honolulu, Hawaii. Ara sings, Paul plays guitar, and Matt handles electronics. We've been playing shows together for over a year and we've got a cache of songs ready to put to tape.

›› We sound like this. ‹‹

We're excited to share our music and the local music scene with the world beyond our shores, and as an independent band — we have no manager, no publicist, no label — we get to decide just how to do that. We'd love for you to be a part of it.

Thanks for stopping by, and please consider backing the project; we'll make it worth your investment.

We are making an EP.

Starting on Monday, October 11th, we'll be hunkering down in a studio in Kailua to record, track, and mix the entire EP in a marathon four-day session. Once it's mastered and we've finalized everything, we will be releasing the EP in early December.

We want your help.

We've given ourselves a budget of $2,500 to pay our producer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, cover artist, and to produce a limited set of physical prints of the EP on CD.

As a project backer,
• You win our undying respect, appreciation, and vinyl stickers.
• You can follow along as we document the entire process.
• You'll get the EP before everyone else.
• You'll be the first to know the EP's title.
• You'll be the first to see the finished artwork.
• You'll be the first to know the track list.
• You'll get your name in the liner notes.
• You'll get sneak peek and outtake MP3s, merch, and more.

We want to talk to you.

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    Video, photo, and written updates on the EP's progress before, inside, and after the studio and a thank-you on our website.

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    All of the above PLUS some COTQ stickers and a free download of the EP a week before its official release.

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    All of the above PLUS a limited-edition, hand-made CD and packaging featuring cover art by one of our favorite local artists.

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    All of the above PLUS a personal invitation to come visit us while we practice on some Monday night.

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    All of the above PLUS a T-shirt, a custom-made mixtape, a free download of outtakes and non-EP cuts from the studio, and a limited-edition CD with your name in the liner notes.

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    All of the above PLUS your instrumentation or voice sampled and used in a future song by us.

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    All of the above PLUS a COTQ-branded ant farm and a DVD of our live show visuals from September.

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    All of the above PLUS a show for you and your friends (in private or at a venue) anywhere in the Hawaiian islands.

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    All of the above PLUS: Ara will get your initials tattooed on the back of her leg, Paul will name his guitar after you and have your name carved onto it, and Matt will have your name lazer-etched onto the laptop with which he plays live.

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