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Take Out The Trash - An Honest Look at Privilege, Racism, Unemployment and Being Burnt Out!
Take Out The Trash - An Honest Look at Privilege, Racism, Unemployment and Being Burnt Out!
Take Out The Trash - An Honest Look at Privilege, Racism, Unemployment and Being Burnt Out!
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About Our Project:

Welcome to our pre-order/fundraiser for Take Out The Trash, the debut album of my new project, Nate Allen and The Pac-Away Dots. Since 2006, I’ve been touring the US as Destroy Nate Allen. Take Out The Trash marks a new season and direction for my music. These 10 vulnerable and explosive songs will have you humming all day long.

Take Out The Trash has already been recorded, mixed and mastered. Your help is needed to finance the printing of CDs and 12" vinyl records. Our goal is to have every prize delivered in time for Christmas, with the exception of the vinyl which takes longer to produce. 

We came up with some original and fun incentives to make this fundraiser more interesting and to share one of our core values with you - COMMUNITY!

Laser Etched Mason Jar

The album lyrics "I want to be open to everything but I don't want to be broken" are being laser etched on 16 oz. mason jars by Tom Butler at Flying Eagle Gallery. Available individually, in a set of 4, or in combination with other rewards.

Greeting Cards

Nate has designed four original greeting cards with lyrics from the album printed on post-consumer recycled paper. Each card comes with an envelope and link to download the referenced song.

Some useful words about the album.

In 2013 Nate Allen found himself fresh off a long tour, unemployed, in his early 30’s, married and living in his parent’s spare bedroom. Everyone’s dream ...

His plan was to take a sabbatical from touring, get an "after college job" and let life reassemble. Instead, wrestling with how blind he had been to the racism all around him, he accidentally wrote and recorded an album documenting his process in that tenuous season of life.

What started as an acoustic solo project turned into a full band recording channeling the sounds of Social Distortion, Old 97’s, Johnny Cash, Pedro The Lion, Bright Eyes, The Pine Hill Haints, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Larry and His Flask, and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, to name a few.

We crossed the $4000 Stretch Goal! All vinyl will be upgraded to color and we'll also throw in an extra surprise on all non-vinyl orders.

If we cross the $5000 mark on our kickstarter, every backer will receive a custom designed Nate Allen and The Pac-Away Dots video game! Click the image above for more information.

Some useful words about the album.

In 2013 Nate Allen found himself fresh off a long tour, unemployed, in his early 30’s, married and living in his parent’s spare bedroom. Everyone’s dream ...

His plan was to take a sabbatical from touring, get an "after college job" and let life reassemble. Instead, wrestling with how blind he had been to the racism all around him, he accidentally wrote and recorded an album documenting his process in that tenuous season of life.

What started as an acoustic solo project turned into a full band recording channeling the sounds of Social Distortion, Old 97’s, Johnny Cash, Pedro The Lion, Bright Eyes, The Pine Hill Haints, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Larry and His Flask, and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, to name a few.

The Mixtape 

We've put together a diverse "mixtape", a peek at the many varied friends that we have made across the country. The independent artists on this playlist represent different genres and ideals, but the one thing that they all have in common is that they are friends of Nate and Tessa Allen. Through out the kickstarter Nate will post a blog on iamnateallen.com featuring a different artist on the mixtape. Every reward package will include a download of this playlist.

Who is on the mixtape?

Autry, The Bloodtypes, Bryan McPherson, Dead Ven, Dead Words, Desiring Dead Flesh, Divided Heaven, Doby Watson, Dollar Signs, Drybnz (featuring Jeff Suffering of 90 Lb. Wuss & Joe Mendonca), Garret Potter, Gnarboots, Googolplexia, Greg McKillop (ex-Speaker for the Dead), The Hollands, Insomniac Folklore, Jim Strange and The Proud and The Damned, Joel Kircher, Joseph Camuglia, Joshua Stephens, Kat Jones, Kevin Schlereth, Lauren Peacock, Levi The Poet, Nathan Leigh, No More Train Ghosts, The Maiden Name, McDougall, Sammy Warm Hands, Self Proclaimed Narcissist, The Pac-Away Dots (exclusive song), The Restitution, The Violent Psalms, Von Strantz, Where Division Ends & More.

Risks and challenges

If the post office raises their prices that would be unfortunate but we have attempted to include shipping and all production costs in our goal.

Also vinyl manufacturing can take an extraordinarily long amount of time. We'll do our best to keep you in the loop about how the pressing is coming along.

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    MIXTAPE: Download a playlist of songs from over 30 of our friends, including one Pac-Away Dots song too cute to fit on Take Out The Trash!

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    ALBUM DOWNLOAD: Take Out The Trash + Mixtape

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    CD: Take Out The Trash on CD packaged in a full color eco-wallet + Mixtape

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    CARDS: Set of 4 Greeting Cards with lyrics from the album + Album Download + Mixtape

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    VINYL: Take Out The Trash on 12" vinyl record + Album Download + Mixtape

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    CD + Set of 4 Greeting Cards + Album Download + Mixtape

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    MASON JAR: 16 oz. glass Mason jar mug with laser etched song lyrics + Album Download + Mixtape

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    VINYL + CARDS + Album Download + Mixtape

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    CD + MASON JAR + Album Download + Mixtape

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    USB THUMB DRIVE: Loaded with Nate's entire discography of over 90 songs (including the new album) + a PDF of the Destroy Nate Allen songbook + Mixtape

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    VINYL + MASON JAR + Album Download + Mixtape

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    VINYL TEST PRESSING (Signed and Hand Numbered) + Special Album Art Designed by Nate + Album Download + Mixtape.

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    DISTRO DEAL - Take care of all your Christmas shopping at once with this order of 10 CD's + Album Download + Mixtape

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    SET OF 4 MASON JARS + Album Download + Mixtape

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    ACOUSTIC SESSIONS CD: Special Limited Edition acoustic version of Take Out The Trash (featuring additional unreleased songs that aren't on the album) + Mason Jar + 1 Vinyl + 1 CD + Set of 4 Cards + Downloads for everything

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    CUSTOM SONG: Nate will write a song just for you and email you a demo quality recording in WAV format + Album Download + Mixtape (upgrades available)

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    PAC-AWAY DOTS T-SHIRT + Acoustic Sessions CD + 2 Mason Jars + 1 Vinyl + 1 CD + Set of 4 Cards + Downloads + 90 MINUTE CASSETTE MIXTAPE

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    WEBDESIGN: I'll build a 5 page wordpress website for your band. (Domain registration and hosting not included) + Album Download + Mixtape

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    BOOKING: Nate will help you book a week of your band's tour, sharing tools and experience as he teaches you how he books shows + CD or Vinyl + Album Download + Mixtape

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    SOLO SHOW: Nate will perform at the event of your choosing in the Midwestern US or along an upcoming tour. (Air-fare for fly out gigs is additional). + CD or Vinyl + Mason Jar + Cards + all the digital downloads

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    Be our record label! Release this album on CD and VINYL! We'll send you everything on this list and lots more. (Please contact Nate BEFORE choosing this option).

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