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Help fund the recording and production of mbilly's 2nd album, Malheur, written in the year following the death of an old friend.

I'm trying to raise the money to pay for the recording and production of my second full length album, Malheur.  The songs that make up the album were written in the year following the death of an old friend, Raul Ugalde.  Raul was one of my best friends growing up and he was also my first songwriting partner and band mate.  His effect on my life, musically and personally, is immeasurable.  After Raul's death the same themes and questions kept coming up and they made their way into the songs on the album. 

Malheur was recorded and mixed this month at Type Foundry Studios in Portland with Adam Selzer (Norfolk and WesternM. Ward).  Adam and I worked closely together to create the sound for the record to make it a self contained album.  Additional players on the album include Jay Clarke (Dolorean), Alia Farah (Alialujah Choir), and Paul Christensen (Weinland). 

The $3500 I'm trying to raise will pay for the recording and production of the album, but not the total cost of putting out the record.  If any money is raised over the $3500 goal it will go towards the additional costs that include the mastering and promotion of the record.  I have a number of rewards you'll receive for various levels of support.  The rewards are listed on the right hand side of the page and begin with simply pre-ordering a digital download of the album.  The rewards go up from there, ending with the "mbilly forever" package in which you purchase all the music and related schwag (t-shirts, stickers, et al) I have and will ever produce. 

It's very difficult to put out an album independently, because the upfront costs are so high.  Your support in helping to cover those costs makes it possible for me to keep making records.  It's difficult to convey over video or in writing how much I appreciate the support that I receive, but please know that it means a lot.  

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    A digital download of the album 2 weeks in advance of its release.

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    Advanced digital download, plus a hard copy of the album mailed to you.

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    Download and album, plus my new 4 song ep Three Dollar Bill, recorded with a full band following the record release show for my first album, Mister Nobody Baby.

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    Download, album, ep plus my first album, Mister Nobody Baby and one mbilly t-shirt featuring the "Ha Ha Ha Monster," along with a limited edition pink mbilly show poster featuring the "Ha Ha Ha Monster."

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    Download, album, ep plus my first album, Mister Nobody Baby and one mbilly t-shirt featuring the "Ha Ha Ha Monster," limited edition show poster, plus a spot on the guest list to the album release show.

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    Download, album, ep plus my first album, Mister Nobody Baby and one mbilly t-shirt featuring the "Ha Ha Ha Monster," a spot on the guest list to the album release show, plus a special thank you in the linear notes of the album, under "This album made possible by:"

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    Download, album, ep plus my first album, Mister Nobody Baby and one mbilly t-shirt featuring the "Ha Ha Ha Monster," a spot on the guest list to the album release show, a special thank you in the linear notes of the album, plus KICKSTARTER SPECIAL one custom written wedding song, marked down 50% from its normal price of $1000. Song can also be performed at the wedding if within a 2 hours drive from Portland.

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    The mbilly forever package: You will get every piece of music I have ever recorded and ever will produce, in addition to every t-shirt or piece of schwag. Additionally, you will get a ticket to every show I play for the next 10 years.

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