$750
pledged of $3,300pledged of $3,300 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 5 2011 9:00 PM UTC +00:00
$750
pledged of $3,300pledged of $3,300 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 5 2011 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Mystery Pills was conceived of as a recording project dedicated solely to producing pairs of finished songs on a regular basis. Predictably, it didn't take long for us to get sidetracked playing shows. After a year and a half of writing, recording, and re-recording demos of songs intended for our live set, these two tracks mark the beginning of a realization of the project's original intent.

Anti-Pattern has gone through a number of sonic alterations since its first demo version. Vital Signs is almost brand new. Both were recorded by us at Bungalow City and expertly mixed by Stuart Sikes at Elmwood Recording.  Now we're trying to figure out what to do with these tracks before we move on to the next pair.

This Kickstarter project will help us see if there are enough people interested to justify pressing these two songs onto 7"s. The goal amount covers the mixing bill, plus mastering and pressing costs and estimated postage. More importantly, it guarantees that if records are pressed they wind up on turntables instead of collecting dust in our basement.

You can hear both songs on our website.  We'll probably need 300+ backers to make this happen, so we could really use your help getting people the word out. If we make it, records for everyone!  If not, we can try again next time, and these songs will be downloadable once we get them mastered.

FYI: The special edition T-shirt is a summery 2-color print on "Grass" American Apparel 2001 Ts (or American Apparel 2102 lady Ts if requested). An approximation:

Handsome, no?

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    For people who are sweet enough to want to help, but not quite "hip" enough to own a turntable: digital download of both songs plus cover artwork.

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    One physical copy of the 7" + digital download.

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    Limited edition 7" on colored vinyl + digital download.

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    Limited edition 7" on colored vinyl, digital download, and special edition T-shirt.

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    A test pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing, hand-decorated artwork, digital download, and special edition T-shirt + demo version downloads of both songs.

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Funding period

- (35 days)