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We are making our debut record with your help.

HOORAY! You helped us pass our goal. We are extremely excited and grateful. For this last week, everything you contribute just enables us to do even more - more music, more videos, more shows. We've already started working to fulfill your rewards, and we made this video so you can get a sneak peak of a song from the album. THANK YOU. Thank you for contributing and sharing this project. We'll do our best to make you proud. 

Welcome! We’re glad you are here.

We are Mideau ("Mid-oh"), we make music. There are two of us – Libbie Linton and Spencer Harrison. We have done separate projects in the past, but have been working together on our debut full-length album for a while, and we couldn’t be any more excited about it how it sounds so far.

We invite you to get involved and be a part of this process with us. And, to thank you for your support, we have a set of rewards to suit all levels. You can get a copy of the album before anyone else, go to lunch with us, get a haircut with Spencer (see video), pick a cover song for us to record, get on our guest list for life, or have us play a show for you. We’ll even help you write that song you've been meaning to finish. 

We are making the album that we’ve always wanted to make. As a result, we aren’t cutting any corners and it's turning out better than we could have expected. It's certainly not done yet, but we just know you'll love it. We have been lucky to work on this project with ridiculously talented people. To get to where we are, we have happily invested thousands of our own dollars. The money that we raise will be used only to finish and promote the album, including mixing and mastering of the songs, production of the physical albums, creating music videos to accompany the songs, and marketing. Your support means everything. 

For those of you who aren't familiar, Kickstarter is an ALL-OR-NOTHING system. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 in 45 days. If we get $9,999.99, we get nothing and you keep your money. 

We can’t do this without you. So please, dear listener, don’t keep this project a secret. Shout it from the rooftops!

And, lastly, know that we love you back.

Here is another tiny sneak of a song to tide you over til we finish the songs. 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We subscribe to the idea that most things worth doing require undertaking some risk. We knew going into this project that it wasn’t going to be easy. We decided from the very start that we wouldn’t take shortcuts, which means that when it comes down to it - we will always choose to take more time to get things right than to take the easier route.

With any project, there are things that can come up to derail progress for a time. Mastering may be slower than expected, the packaging may be delayed - but these are things that can be handled. One strength we have is that we recognized going into this project the importance of getting the right people on board to help. We trust the talent of the people that are working with us. Many of you have already dedicated your time and talent to this project, and we are extremely grateful for it.

For any band, one of the biggest challenges is to reach your audience. Music is everywhere - it’s a daunting task just to get heard. We recognize that it’s going to require a lot of creativity, time, money, and your support. And we absolutely cannot succeed without you. Our hope is that you know how integral you are to this project, and that goes well beyond Kickstarter. It is our pleasure and responsibility to give you art that means something to you, enough that you are inspired to spread it.

We hope you have enjoyed the little bits songs that you’ve heard thus far. They certainly aren’t done, but we can say that we are extremely excited to soon share a truly completed song with you. And we hope that you can sense our dedication to this project through what we've shared with you so far. We love what we are doing - even when it’s hard. It’s a lot of work, frustrating things occur, and it's a big risk. Rest assured, it’s worth it for us. No matter what the future holds, we will deliver what has been promised to our listeners. There’s nothing we would rather do.

FAQ

  • BOTH! For the $30 tier, we are currently planning to host two separate listening parties - one in Logan UT and one in Provo UT. If you contribute to this tier, you are invited to attend the listening party of your choice (or both!). If you want to request one in another location, send us a message!

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  • Yes. We will be playing a show at Whysound in Logan UT on December 6 with The Moth & The Flame. Show starts at 8 PM. We will also be playing two nights at Velour in Provo (the Slumber Party shows) with Book on Tape Worm.

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    HEAR THE RECORD FIRST: Get an invite to an exclusive listening party to hear the album front-to-back with us before anybody else. (In Provo or Logan, UT) PLUS $20 tier. (Send us an email to request a listening party where you live)

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    CHRISTMAS GIFTS! Get 5 physical copies of the album two weeks before the release date. We will ship them late February, so tell your loved ones to expect their belated Christmas gift then. (Remember, we must reach our goal)

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    ALBUM SHOUT OUT: You will get a personalized thank you shout out in the album liner notes. Includes $30 tier.

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    HAIRCUT WITH SPENCER: Did you notice that Spencer had at least 5 different hairstyles in the video? He will go get a haircut with you with his favorite barber in SLC. Includes $30 tier & candy of your choice.

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    RARE ITEM #3: This is one of the most unique items we have to offer. We recorded acoustic demos of our songs, usually minutes after they were written. It kind of feels like we're letting you read our diary by sharing them. Includes some songs not on the album, and available no other way, only through Kickstarter. It will arrive in a hand-made, signed, and numbered case. Includes $45 tier.

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    RARE ITEM #2: Hand-written and signed lyrics to two of our favorite songs off of the album. Includes $45 tier.

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    RARE ITEM #1: Set-List from First Show - This will be signed and saved just for you from our first show at Velour, November 30, 2012. Go to the show, get the set-list, give it to your girlfriend for Valentine's Day. Slick. Includes $45 tier.

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    LET'S WRITE A SONG: Get personalized songwriting / music lessons from Spencer. This includes three (3) half hour lessons. (This may be by Skype or in person, depending on location)

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    CUSTOM COVER SONG: Do you desperately want a Mideau cover of Simon & Garfunkel? Consider it done. You want to hear us do a sensitive version of 50 Cent's "In Da Club"? Fantastic, we admire that kind of out-of-the-box thinking! We will record any song you want, just for you.

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    LUNCH DATE: We will take you and a friend out on the town (SLC, UT) for lunch and discussion. We want to talk to you about whatever you're interested in - the album, the recording process, or tell us about yourself. Includes $45 tier.

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    GUEST LIST FOR LIFE! You and a guest will get admission to all Mideau shows anywhere 'til the end of time! We will send you documentation of your VIP status. Includes $45 tier.

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    PRIVATE CONCERT (West Coast Edition): We will come play at your birthday party, your mom's birthday party, or sing to you while we all ride a three-person tandem bike around the neighborhood. This is your show. Includes $30 tier. (Email mideaumusic@gmail.com to confirm details, dates, and location. Additional travel charges may apply for some locations).

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    PRIVATE CONCERT (East Coast Edition): We don't want to leave you East Coasters out! Same as above, this is your show. We will come and play at your event. Includes $45 tier. (Email mideaumusic@gmail.com to confirm details, dates, and location. Additional travel charges may apply for some locations).

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    KING DONOR: Really? We can't thank you enough! We will write a song about you (or about whatever you want), we will send you the first numbered edition of the acoustic demo album, we will play your private event in Utah (email us if you are in another location), you will see a special thank you in our album liner, you will be put on our guest list for life, your name / website / blog will be featured on our website for 2013, plus we will send you hand-written lyrics, a t-shirt, and the album a month early.

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