WOW. THANK YOU. JUST THANK YOU. You'll hear from us next week about fulfillment. Thank you.
If you missed out some of the items are available here until we run out.
At $278K - All backers get a free DL of "Songs In The Key of Robocop" - the silly songs I sing at my dog. UNLOCKED!
At $320K - All backers get a free stream of "MBD: Live At The Stanley Hotel" concert doc. UNLOCKED!
At $340k - All backers $100 and up get a 7" record of "Songs In The Key Of Robocop", the mini ep of stupid songs i sing at my dog.
TEASER: If we break that goal, the next stretch goal will give every backer a free stream of a documentary/live performance from the Stanley Hotel!
"The Other Shore" is our 8th LP and the 3rd we have done pre-orders through Kickstarter. It will be released on August 24th, by the wonderful Bloodshot Records, who are our incredible allies in releasing our records. "The Other Shore" is basically a space western without guns, aliens or battles. It's about a ravaged earth and love that spans an impossible distance. One character flees the dying Earth and the other stays behind, eventually realizing their mistake and boarding a shuttle in an attempt to rejoin their loved one. Most of the story happens during the long journey, where the narrator has (too much) time to reflect on the past. It has manic highs and deep dark lows; brutally raw moments of realization and self-doubt. It's an epic journey that we poured our hearts into. There are moments of vintage MBD as well as new musical explorations.
We are thrilled by how much you folks like these Kickstarters as a way to pre-buy the album. It's a ton of work, but I think it offers us an opportunity to work directly with you to create cool packages that engage us all to think creatively and come up with the best possible products and experiences. We took longer to write this record to make sure only the best and most genuine songs made the album. We have enlisted the help of a bunch of great artists to make sure the art and concepts surrounding this record are the highest level of quality we could muster.
HERE'S WHAT WE ARE OFFERING THIS TIME AROUND
You can always buy the most basic and affordable versions of the album on digital, cd, and vinyl formats. We are also offering packages with shirts, hand screened posters, etc as well as some of our popular options such as the Whiskey Crew from past Kickstarter pre-sales. There's new exciting stuff too, including an incredible concert in a cave and dinners at our restaurant Pizza Lupo in Louisville, KY.
The special edition of "The Other Shore" is BANANAS! Check it out:
- Embossed cover
- Gatefold jacket with pop-up planet art inside(!)
- 200 gram SMOKE vinyl
- more images coming soon!
OMG ARE YOU PLAYING A GIANT CAVE W/ STALACTITES & WHATNOT? Yes. And this is our most incredible concept show yet!
- The performance we did four years ago in the lagering cavern in Louisville, KY was amazing. Since then we have been looking for a way to duplicate it and we have found the most extraordinary place to perform, easily accessible to folks in the mid-west and south. It is a giant cave about 1.5 hours from Nashville, Tennessee called The Cumberland Caverns. This legendary room 333’ below the Earth's surface has near-perfect acoustics presented with a backdrop of amazing formations and unsurpassed beauty. Guides will lead you down into the cave for the concert, and safely escort you out when it is done. We will be performing two nights only, and tickets come with a special edition vinyl of the new album and, depending on which package you choose, a signed concert poster that will be handed out at the concert! Camping is available for these shows as well- http://store.murderbydeath.com/ - It's a third party vendor for camping, but in order to save you guys ticketing fees, we are hosting it on our website because we didn't want to upcharge you guys.
- There will be two shows, July 21st & 22nd
- It is a will call ticket
- it is an early show with MBD on at 7pm
- camping sites available for purchase at http://store.murderbydeath.com/
- more details will be sent to you after the kickstarter is done
TELL ME ABOUT THE EVENT AT PIZZA LUPO
LET'S TALK ABOUT PIZZA BABY, LET"S TALK ABOUT YOU AND ME
We have this wonderful restaurant, Pizza Lupo, here in Louisville, KY, and we realized we have never done a listening party for any of our albums. So basically It's gonna be a pizza free-for-all with the album playing, there's a bar, we will be around to hang out and chat, and Sarah and I (Adam) will play some songs all acoustic and intimate-like, You'll also get a copy of the album a few days early, plus the other goodies noted. Fun.
HEADLINING TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW:
Click venue name to purchase tickets!
22- June Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater (cobill with Against Me!)
23- June Lansing, MI @ Three Stacks Festival
20- July Louisville, KY @ Lebowski Fest
21- July McMinnville, TN @ Cumberland Cave
22- July McMinnville, TN @ Cumberland Cave
28- July Green Bay, WI @ Badger State Block Party
7- Sep Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
8- Sep Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11- Sep Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
12- Sep Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
13- Sep San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
14- Sep Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
15- Sep Portland, OR @ The Wonder Ballroom
16- Sep Seattle, WA @ The Showbox (Market)
18- Sep Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
20- Sep Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater
21- Sep Fort Collins, CO @ Washington's
22- Sep Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
9-Oct Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10-Oct Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
11-Oct Durham, NC @ Motorco
12-Oct Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (early show)
13-Oct Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
16-Oct Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
17-Oct New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
18-Oct Boston, MA @ Royale
19-Oct Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
20-Oct Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Psyched to see you on the road!
Feel free to message us with any questions. If you want to add an extra shirt or poster or anything onto your order we can help with that. The basic rule is to tack on the smaller cost to the higher pledge. Message me with questions!
ADD-ONS. if you want to add any of these items on to your order, just up your pledge by these amounts.
MBD/Twin Limb split 7" $6
standard "the other shore" vinyl $20
SE "the other shore" vinyl $30
extra shirt $25
Extra poster $25
Any MBD full length album (Exorcist, Who Will Survive, In Bocca, Red of Tooth, Good Morning Magpie, Bitter Drink, Big Dark Love) on vinyl $22. Message for international shipping add-on prices.
Box set $250 (including shipping)
WHAT DO I GET IF I'M ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE FOREVER CLUB?
IS THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD LOSSLESS?
Yes- Lossless WAV files
WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE TEST PRESSINGS?
Here's what's left! Adam and Sarah decorated the sleeves! "ART"!
BIG DARK LOVE TEST:
THE OTHER SHORE TEST:
AS YOU WISH: VOL 2 TEST:
AVAILABLE 7" RECORD TESTS (PICK 2)
MBD/WILL WHITMORE MISSPRINT TEST (Will song on both sides)
MBD/ AMANDA PALMER SPLIT 7" TEST
MBD/ SAMANTA CRAIN SPLIT 7" TEST
MBD/ TWIN LIMB SPLIT 7" TEST
RED OF TOOTH BONUS 7" TEST
WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THE SPACE CAMP THING?
Basically reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're serious about this idea. It's a 2 day/night event in Huntsville, AL. We would work out a weekend with you and the space camp and book your travel and accommodations. You'd also get a TON of other stuff.
All merch will arrive by the album release date of August 24th, 2018 other than event posters which will be handed out at the events.
WHO ARE THE ARTISTS?
Album art design: Mara Battiste
Album art layout: Birch Miller
Tour poster art: Erica Williams (coming soon)
Kickstarter poster art: Ryan Browne
Cave show poster art: Last Leaf Printing
Whiskey Crew Shirt: Matt Bailey
Risks and challenges
After pre-selling our last two albums successfully on Kickstarter, we are very confident that this will be executed as smoothly as possible. The album is done and in production. We realize this seems like a lot of $$$ (and it is) but even after the huge manufacturing and logistical expenses of a presale like this we are also supporting dozens of people in various industries with this Kickstarter: artists, musicians, graphic designers, promoters, managers, agents, folks to help pack and ship vinyl- the list goes on. You'll get your copies about three weeks before the album release tour starts so you can sing along at the shows! We have taken into account many requests from fans to make sure that this will be as fun and worthwhile as the past two. Excelsior!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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