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Help us create our 1st album of original songs since "Phoenix" (2012) & get exclusive rewards before the Kickstarter ends!
Help us create our 1st album of original songs since "Phoenix" (2012) & get exclusive rewards before the Kickstarter ends!
Help us create our 1st album of original songs since "Phoenix" (2012) & get exclusive rewards before the Kickstarter ends!
2,533 backers pledged $99,386 to help bring this project to life.

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The Classic Crime's follow up to "Phoenix"

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A billion thanks! We have been listening to you over the past few days and we've decided on a few stretch goals based on your suggestions.

STRETCH GOALS FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • The Best Production Team: 1,000 BACKERS (UNLOCKED)
  • More Studio Time & Recording: 1,250 BACKERS (UNLOCKED)
  • The Best Publicist: 1,500 BACKERS (UNLOCKED)
  • The Best Radio Team: 1,750 BACKERS (UNLOCKED)
  • The Best East Coast US Tour Ever: 2,000 BACKERS (UNLOCKED)
  • The Best Live DVD of Albatross Live in Seattle: 2,222 BACKERS (UNLOCKED)*
* DVD is the live recordings from Neumos in Seattle of the Albatross 10-Year Anniversary Tour - audio will be fully edited, mixed and mastered so it sounds top notch. Videos with live audio will release to backers first via BACKER ONLY updates here, on this Kickstarter campaign, with audio recordings released to the public later.

Added Packages:

CD COLLECTOR ($65) - 50 qty

  • CRIMINAL PACKAGE + Phoenix CD + What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited CD.

EAST COAST CRIMINAL ($55) - 300 qty

  • CRIMINAL PACKAGE + Buy 1 get 1 half-off code on TCC East Coast Tour 2017 Tickets sent to your email before they go on sale (can be used on VIP tickets too).

TWO EAST COAST CRIMINALS ($80) - 50 qty

  • 2 x CRIMINAL PACKAGES + 2x Buy 1 get 1 half-off code on TCC East Coast Tour 2017 Tickets sent to your email before they go on sale (can be used on VIP tickets too).

Fellow Criminals,

We've officially been independent for 5 years. That's almost half the length of our professional careers, and we could not have done it without your help!

Since we've been independent, you've Kickstarted TWO albums, Phoenix (2012) and What Was Done, Vol. 1: A Decade Revisited (2014), both of which we are extremely proud of delivering to you.

Attempting to stick with the 2 year album cycle, we're excited to announce that we have been writing an album of brand new songs! This will be our first collection of completely original work since "Phoenix" in 2012, so we've been ruminating some of these ideas for over 4 years, and we're ready to finally bring them to life.

Matt produced our last two records, and while the process was both completely educational and rewarding, it was also draining and lonely at times. So...

We're ready to assemble a professional production team to "share the burden" of this album, and we think combined with our new DIY skills & YOUR SUPPORT we can make some of our best music together!

If we can sell a lot of these packages - we should be able to afford our friend & producer from the old days, Michael "Elvis" Baskette (producer and mixer of Albatross, The Silver Cord, and Vagabonds, and mixer of Phoenix). Elvis has always felt like a member of our band, and he (and engineer Jef Moll) have had a large hand in shaping our sound early on. If we can get Elvis, this record will not sound exactly like those records (note: if you listen to our first three records back-to-back, you'll notice they sound very different) and that's why we like Elvis; he's always pushing the envelope and challenging us to expand. We would love to be able to pay him even a fraction of what he's worth, and your support helps us secure time with him, anything above and beyond will help us secure more time.

Main things to remember

  • The album gets made when we reach the goal (Kickstarter is all-or-nothing).
  • Many of the physical items are exclusive to this pre-order, so once it's over they will not be available.
  • The more backers there are, the better the album will sound & feel. It almost sounds ridiculous, but it's true, your support literally effects the quality of this album.
  • We can't do this without your help. We've always said that as long as there is a demand for The Classic Crime, we will try our best to supply it. When you back us, you become part of the team that keeps us alive & singing. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Sometimes there are delays in art & manufacturing that are beyond our control - so some physical packages might take a bit longer to ship than others. We will keep you updated throughout the process so there are no major surprises.

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    DOWNLOAD:
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    COLOR VINYL:
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    CRIMINAL PACKAGE:
    DOWNLOAD + T-SHIRT + SIGNED CD + YOUR NAME IN CD ART + INVITE TO PARTICIPATE IN LIVE (WEB)STREAM PRIVATE LISTENING PARTY + DOWNLOAD OF OUR ACOUSTIC ALBUM WWDV1

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    EAST COAST CRIMINAL:
    CRIMINAL PACKAGE + Buy 1 get 1 half-off code on TCC East Coast Tour 2017 Tickets sent to you before they go on sale (can be used on VIP tickets too).

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    CD COLLECTOR:
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    TWO CRIMINALS:
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    TWO EAST COAST CRIMINALS:
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    CRIME BOSS:
    DOWNLOAD + Signed two-tone, color-in-color vinyl exclusive to CRIME BOSS package only (one of 100) + Exclusive Backer Tee Shirt + Your Name as Associate Producer in Vinyl art layout + Signed digipak CD + Your full name in a special thank-you section of the CD art layout + invite to web stream listening party

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    CRIME BOSS 2.0:
    DOWNLOAD + Signed two-tone, color-in-color vinyl exclusive to CRIME BOSS package only (one of 150) + Exclusive Backer Tee Shirt + Your Name as Associate Producer in Vinyl art layout + Signed digipak CD + Your full name in a special thank-you section of the CD art layout + invite to web stream listening party

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    LYRIC & TEST PRESS:
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    LYRIC & TEST PRESS 2.0:
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    SIGNED ALBATROSS SKATEBOARD DECK
    CRIME BOSS PACKAGE + Signed Albatross Skateboard deck from 2006, one of 5 left in our possession. It's got a promo picture of our heads on it so you can board slide our faces. Very rare item!

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    SIGNED CANVAS "ALBATROSS" PRINT:
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    PUB CRAWL:
    CRIMINAL PACKAGE + bring a friend and hang out in Seattle with The Classic Crime and tour a handful of their favorite watering holes, drinks on us! Not included: Your travel and lodging.

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    LYRIC & TEST PRESS + Go Kart racing in Seattle area with The Classic Crime for you and a friend, a short video memory will be recorded and posted on TCC's YouTube & Facebook. Does not include flights or transportation to Seattle area, but does include a fantastic video memory that will last a lifetime (check our Youtube for examples of previous videos)

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    LYRIC & TEST PRESS + Dinner at the Space Needle with The Classic Crime for you and a friend, as well as a video of the memory posted on TCC's YouTube & Facebook. Does not include flights or transportation to Seattle, but does include an epic dinner and a great memory montage that will last a lifetime (check our Youtube for examples of previous videos)

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    LYRIC & TEST PRESS +
    TCC will play your event, full band, plugged in, and hang out. Inquire via email at bookingtcc@gmail.com before purchasing.

    *Date subject to availability
    *Event subject to band approval (PA System requirements, backline, etc)
    *Additional travel fees apply outside of WA State

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    WEDDING CRASHERS:
    LYRIC & TEST PRESS +
    TCC will play at your wedding (full band), Skip will DJ, Robbie & Alan will do photography, and Matt will officiate. Inquire via email at bookingtcc@gmail.com before purchasing.

    *Date subject to availability
    *Depending on available PA and backline, performance may be acoustic
    *Contractual terms to be negotiated on photography & DJ (as to what is included in the service i.e. photobooks, MCing, scheduling, etc)
    *Additional travel fees apply outside of WA State
    *Additional equipment rentals may be required if we have to fly

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Funding period

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