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4th full length album
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Making this album has been a labor of love.  You are probably thinking "yeah, everyone says that."  But please listen - It's been the biggest undertaking of my musical career, I got more musicians involved and spent more time in the studio, so much so that James kept on saying "are you done YET?" All the wonderful musicians lent their time and talent so generously - and all they got in return was some lousy Chinese take out, but they poured their hearts and talent into these songs.  Each one of them was so fantastic to work with, I loved every minute of it and I am proud of what we accomplished.  Then... I got pregnant.  Hooray!  I wanted to be a mom so it truly was a blessing and I was determined to carry on with my creative endeavors.  I somehow managed to mix the album after my baby was born BUT somewhere between sleepless nights and dirty laundry, I lost my steam and the album was forgotten.  Fast forward 4 years (yikes!) my little tyke is now in school, and I've found myself with more breathing room.  I've been playing more shows, writing new songs and even playing a few out of town shows.  I felt it's time. Finally it's time to give this incredible labor of love a proper introduction to the world!  

This is where you come in.  I am really proud of this album so I really want everyone to hear it!  The manufacturing costs a lot, not to mention promotion.  I'm planning on doing lots of hands on things regarding promotion but even then everything adds up.  Website, music videos, etc. etc.  Will you please help by pre-ordering the album?  

Whatever we raise beyond $6000 will be used to plan a tour for this album.  Kickstarter, as you probably know, is all or nothing, so if this funding is not successful, you won't be charged a dime.

We have tried to come up with rewards that are uniquely us and that we thought you might enjoy.  Please check them out.

Your generosity means the world to us. Thank you so much for your support.

Yours truly, 

Miwa

This new album was recorded at Seaside Studios in Brooklyn with Mitch Rackin.

Matt Brundrett - Drums, percussion, vocals

Aaron Burns - Accordion, piano, glockenspiel, vocals

Ben Lee - Banjo, vocals

Nick Tardif - Bass, vocals

Rebekah Schwartz - Trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals

Elizabeth Williams - Viola, flute, vocals

Ryan McNeil - Electric guitar, vocals

Mixed by Nadim Issa at Let 'em in Music in Brooklyn.

Risks and challenges

The album has already been recorded and mixed, I need your help to master the tracks and manufacture physical copies. Which will be somewhere in the region of $3000 then the rest will be spent on PR, because unless you toot your own horn, nobody will listen. That's the truth.

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    Jitterbug to Lonely Things - EP

    You get a 4 song EP of Jitterbug to Lonely Things with a thank you note.

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    EP (Jitterbug) + New Album (CD)

    Do you already have our last 3 CDs? You are awesome! Now you can complete your collection with Jitterbug to Lonely Things EP and the new album :) Yay!

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    You have a record player? Fantastic! Now you can listen this awesome album. Yay you!

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    Vinyl without shipping

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    CD with Miwa Gemini's whole catalogue

    You get the new album plus a CD of Jitterbug To Lonely Things and 3 previously released album. Total of 5 CDs!

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    CD with tote bag or t-shirt

    Do you like tote bags or t-shirts? Pick one and we will send one to you! With the new CD.

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    Vinyl plus Miwa's whole catalogue

    You get the new album on vinyl plus a CD of Jitterbug To Lonely Things and 3 previously released album. Total of 4 CDs and 1 vinyl record.

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    Vinyl with tote bag or t-shirt

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    Afternoon tea with Miwa Gemini

    Come spend an afternoon with us. We will sip tea and talk or not talk about whatever you'd like! And we will present you with a CD/Vinyl and a personal thank you. Hugs included.
    I'm afraid tea has to be somewhere in NYC, unless you want to fly us ;)
    Date, time and location has to be agreed by all parties.

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    Be a band member!

    Spend the evening with us. We get ready for the show together. Hangout before the show and we will share drink tickets together. Then you will experience the magic of being on stage! It really is lots of fun. You don't have a musical bone in you? Not to worry, with an egg shaker, you will blend right in! You want to actually sing with us? Wonderful, we will have a quick rehearsal and voila! You will be singing just like one of us ;)
    This reward will include a cd/vinyl and hugs from us.
    This has to be in NYC unless, of course you'd like to fly all 3 of us to you!
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    Original or cover song (audio only)

    Call it a singing telegram, call it a message in a song, we will write or cover a song just for you. You can surprise that special someone, or treat yourself to a song just for you. Once we all reach an agreement on the theme/song, you will get a digital recording of the song. (Trust us, we are not very picky but there might be a few lines that we don't want to cross, that's all!) This reward also comes with a digital download of the new album.

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    Original or Cover song for you (video)

    For this reward we will make a video for you. Do you have someone you want to tell how special he/she is but haven't because you are too shy? Do you have an ex that you want to tell how great you are doing since you got rid of them? Or tell your mom/dad how wonderful they are and surprise them with their favorite song. This is your chance. Once we agree on the theme/song, we will make a video for you. Keep it private or make it public, it's up to you! This also comes with a digital download of the new album.

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    Private Solo Concert

    I will come to your house and play for you and your friends. Please note that it will be a solo show. We do have to agree on a date and the cost of traveling. If you live on the East Coast, West Coast, in the UK or Japan I'm likely to get to you easier. If you don't, that's ok, too! Please contact me to talk details.
    You will also get either a CD or Vinyl (your choice) and a digital download of the new album.

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    Full band concert

    Do you want the full deal? Then this is for you. I will bring the band to you. The deal is the same as the solo concert. We have to agree on the date and transportation and it will be easier if you live on the East or West Coast, but don't despair. Contact me so we can discuss the details.
    You also get a CD or Vinyl (your choice) and a digital download of the new album. Plus hugs!

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Funding period

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