Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 12, 2012.

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Help back TCC's 4th full-length studio album and get one-of-a-kind rewards. We're recording now! With your help, a summer release.

Does it take a village to release a record independently? YES. You are our village. There is no way The Classic Crime can release this next record without you. For serious.

We are recording brand new music and we need your help to finish it (mixing, mastering, manufacturing, marketing, any other m-words that require the m-word, etc). By backing this project you will not only receive some phantasmagorical rewards, you will also ensure that our next album is the best sounding music we can possibly create, making you an integral part of the whole thing. We are thankful to have the most loyal supporters in the world, and we are hopeful we will reach and exceed our goal. There's no more middle man. It's just you and us.

We had a hilarious time dreaming up exclusive packages, limited edition items and unique experiences to inspire you guys to back this project. Many are ridiculous, we know, but we think you'll get a kick out of some of the things we're willing to do to make this record happen. As the project unfolds we will keep you, our beloved backers, up to date here as much as possible with exclusive studio updates and videos, as well as some fun never-before-seen skits from back in the day.

Anything we raise above the goal will be directed toward marketing, touring, and overall promotion of the record (shoot a video, etc). It's been awhile since we toured the entire US, so the more backers we get the better our chances! We've had a lot of fun making these packages and we can't wait to see who gets involved.

We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to make music these days, and with your pledges we hope to be able to record songs for many years to come.

Thank you for being on this adventure with us,

Matt, Skip, Robbie, and Alan

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    Ability to watch exclusive videos posted for backers and a virtual high five.

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    A lock of Matt's hair (from when he cut it all off). Kinda gross but whatever. Make a paintbrush out of it or something. DNA is forever.

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    Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date.

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    Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + a physical CD shipped to your home. If you are outside of the US, please pledge $30 or more for shipping so we don't lose money sending it to you, thanks!

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    Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + a SIGNED (by all of us) physical CD shipped to your home. If you are outside of the US, please pledge $35 or more for shipping so we don't lose money sending it to you, thanks!

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    Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + a SIGNED (by all of us) physical CD shipped to your home + 2 custom decals (or stickers, if you will) + Digital Download of 7 songs from the unreleased We All Look Elsewhere EP from before Albatross. If you are outside of the US, please pledge $40 or more for shipping so we don't lose money sending it to you, thanks!

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    Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + a SIGNED (by all of us) physical CD shipped to your home + 2 custom decals (or stickers, if you will) + Digital Download of 7 songs from the unreleased We All Look Elsewhere EP from before Albatross + an exclusive Tee Shirt that says "I Helped The Classic Crime Make a Record." If you are outside of the US, please pledge $50 or more for shipping so we don't lose money sending it to you, thanks!

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    The Elite Package: Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + a SIGNED (by all of us) physical CD shipped to your home + 2 custom decals (or stickers, if you will) + a custom T-Shirt saying you helped us make a record + Digital Download of 7 songs from the unreleased We All Look Elsewhere EP from before Albatross + your full name in the album liner notes in a special "thank you" section of the CD packaging. If you are outside of the US, please pledge $60 or more for shipping so we don't lose money sending it to you, thanks!

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    Exclusive 1-on-1 Skype chat with Robbie Negrin of TCC (he's cute and plays guitar). At least 5 minutes with this dreamy man.

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    Play Halo or Call of Duty with Alan Clark on XBox Live for at least 1 hour. (He just might be able to get you into some games with MLG pro's)

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    A pair of drum sticks signed by Skip that he played on the record.

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    Matt will hand-write lyrics from any song you choose and send them to you.

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    Music Lovers Package: Digital download of the album 2 weeks before the release date + a SIGNED (by all of us) physical CD shipped to your home + Digital Download of 7 songs from the unreleased We All Look Elsewhere EP from before Albatross + Limited Edition Signed 12" Vinyl (only 200 made) + your full name in the vinyl packaging as an executive producer. If you are outside of the US, please pledge $109 or more for shipping so we don't lose money sending it to you, thanks!

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    Minimum 15 minute Skype Q&A chat with Matt about song meanings.

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    A 45 minute guitar lesson over Skype with Robbie. He'll teach you the right way to play TCC songs (so he thinks) or whatever else you want to learn.

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    Lunch and Go Karts with at least two TCC members of our choosing (whoever is available). You pay your own transportation costs to Seattle area. Free lunch, and we'll cover your go-karting of course.

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    Lunch and a tour of Seattle given by Matt, to his favorite spots. You pay your own transportation costs to Seattle area. Lunch is on us.

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    Skip will DJ your event, wedding, or party. Has to be no more than 3 hours from Seattle.

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    Matt will write and record (very stripped down) a two to three minute acoustic song about you, your life, or whatever you want, and send it to you.

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    Watch TCC practice songs of your choosing for you and a friend, and then go to lunch with the band after. You pay your transportation costs to Seattle area. We got lunch.

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    Dinner at the Space Needle with the whole band. We'll check out the observation deck together. We'll shoot a video of it for you too. You pay transportation costs to Seattle. We'll take care of everything else.

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    Matt will fly anywhere in the US and play an hour long acoustic set w/ Q&A for you and whomever, wherever (living room, backyard, etc).

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    The band will fly anywhere in the US and play a full set for an event or party you are hosting, as long as you provide backline (amps and drums) and PA (we can't fly with all that stuff).

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    Matt & Robbie will fly anywhere in the WORLD and play an acoustic set in your living room for you, friends and family, followed by a Q&A or hangout! Hopefully this covers the cost of tickets (we're talking to you, Madagascar).

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    The band will write a single (song) about you, your life story, (or whatever you choose) in whatever style you want, and record it, name it after you and put it on the internet. FULL BAND, TOP QUALITY.

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    The band will write a 3 song EP about you and your life story (or whatever you want), record it, name it after you, promote it, and release it on iTunes. This is a wonderful birthday present that will last a lifetime. FULL BAND, TOP QUALITY.

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