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Ned and the Dirt have written the first chapter in their new concept The Wild Pack Series. Now, we need our pack's help to record it!
Ned and the Dirt have written the first chapter in their new concept The Wild Pack Series. Now, we need our pack's help to record it!
111 backers pledged $6,011 to help bring this project to life.

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It's been two years since we released our debut record "Giants", and we've been itching to get back into the studio with our new material. We're asking for your help to make this record happen. We hope that you all are proud of helping us to make our first record, because if it weren't for you we wouldn't have moved the band out to Los Angeles, done three national tours, built an international fanbase or received praise from music critics in multiple countries in the past two years. 

We need your help with this Kickstarter campaign so we can fund this new record and help make our vision for it come true. With this record we're reaching higher than we did for the release of "Giants". We're doing this in a couple of different ways: we're going to be touring the new record up and down the Eastern US & Canada, we're going to do a national radio campaign and we're going to place our songs in several different TV shows and movies! What we need your help funding is the recording process itself, which will be at Archer Avenue Studios (where we recorded "Giants"), and the radio campaign, which will be aimed at getting us to chart on the CMJ music charts in order to put us on a national level as far as radio exposure. 

I can't begin to tell you how thankful we are for your support both with your help spreading the word about our band and your financial support helping us to turn our dreams and vision into an actual product that you can feel and hear. Through your donation to this project you are directly helping connect the dots between us and our dream lives.

About the new record: The new album that we're putting out will be a five song EP called "The Wild Pack: Haunt These Woods" that will serve as the first chapter in our new concept series. "The Wild Pack" concept explores the joy of togetherness, the sadness of being apart and the uncertainty that comes with searching for a new pack. I hope that through this "The Wild Pack: Haunt These Woods" and the subsequent chapters that will come we can all experience these feelings, thus creating our own pack with each other. By donating to this Kickstarter, you will officially become a leader in this pack as someone who helped this new record of our get off the ground and pick up steam. 

About the Radio Campaign: A previous version of me might have thought that a radio promotion campaign would be a secondary priority to the actual recording of the music, however, as I've grown as a professional musician I've become more aware of the importance of proper promotion within the business. It is easy for a record to get put out by a band, and unless it is properly promoted via radio and music press outlets, it will become swallowed by the internet and not seen by nearly the amount of people it deserves. This is one of our fears with this new record, so we're asking for your help in insuring that we can properly promote the new record that we are all working so hard to make a reality. With that being said, we're planning on working with Tinderbox Music to help bring our music to the forefront of the college radio circuit. In our eyes, our target demographic is that of the college radio circuit and after doing our research and starting to create relationships in this industry we've come to find that Tinderbox Music is the company we trust to help get us where we're going. Their website is Tinderboxmusic.com and they've most notably worked with Imagine Dragons, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's and Twenty One Pilots for radio promotion as well as distribution.

Budget Breakdown:

$2,400 for the recording itself, $500 for the mastering, $600 for the physical pressing of the CD's, $2,000 for the radio campaign.

Risks and challenges

The main obstacle we can see in completing this project is lack of funding. If we cannot raise the money it takes, then we can't produce our new songs the way we want you to hear them or promote them the way that they deserve to be promoted.

After we have successfully funded the project, there is a possibility that our record won't be as well received as we are hoping, thus making the promotion of it difficult. However, with the positive reactions we've received coming from the live crowds for whom we've played the new record, we feel extremely confident that not only will our current supporters love listening to the record on repeat, but we'll also be able to win over masses of people who have never before heard of us.

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    Wild Pack Indulgences: you'll receive a personalized blessing from the Wild Pack gifting you all the power in the world to go live it up. With this you can go party your ass off, dance around bonfires with friends and create memories that you'll relish in for the rest of your life. The certificate of said reward will be delivered to you personally from the pack in your email inbox.

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    You will get a handwritten Ned and the Dirt card from Ned himself!

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    You will get an advanced download of the new record from Ned and the Dirt as well as a handwritten Ned and the Dirt card from Ned!

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    You will get the exclusive Ned and the Dirt shirt for Kickstarter donators only! Your exclusive shirt will say "LEADER OF THE PACK" making sure that everyone knows just how special you are! You will also receive all previous rewards!

    Pictures of the shirt to come!

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    You will get the very first Ned and the Dirt sweatshirt ever made! It will be comfortable and badass, and on top of getting that you'll get a Ned and the Dirt shirt, advanced album download and a handwritten card from Ned!

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    You will get your or any name of your choosing in the liner notes of our new record! You will be personally thanked for helping make the very first of our Wild Pack records for everyone to see. Prepare to be special and show it off!

    Included in this is all other previously mentioned rewards!

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    You will receive a physical copy of the CD and get your or any name of your choosing in the liner notes of our new record! You will be personally thanked for helping make the very first of our Wild Pack records for everyone to see. Prepare to be special and show it off!

    Included in this is all other previously mentioned rewards!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    You will get the belle of our last Kickstarter campaign: Framed & signed hand written lyrics from Ned's personal songwriting book. You will also be personally thanked in the album's liner notes on top of receiving all previously mentioned rewards

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    You will get the Ned and the Dirt Total Merch Package. This package includes: two different Ned and the Dirt shirts, Ned and the Dirt sweatshirt, the Ned and the Dirt 2015 tour poster and the brand new Ned and the Dirt trucker hat! This reward includes all previously mentioned rewards except for handwritten lyrics.

    **If we reach our stretch goal of $7,500 then this package will include the vinyl pressing of our new record!!!!**

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    Ned and the Dirt will personally write a song just for you or someone of your choosing. You can have a song written by us for you, your significant other, your pack of people you run with, your podcast, one of your family members or your pet! We'll send it to you as an mp3 and then whoever you've chosen can then have a professionally written theme song wherever they/you go.

    Also comes with: Leader of the Pack shirt or sweatshirt, your name in the liner notes, advanced download of the record and the demos of the next Ned and the Dirt album to be released in late 2016.

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    You will get the "Leader of the Pack" Merch Package from Ned and the Dirt that includes: everything in "The Total Merch Package" as well as a hand made and hand bound companion book to go along with the new record. The book will include sketches, lyrics and musings from Ned that helped him and will now help you discover the new world that he has created with the Wild Pack series. You'll also receive the demos of Ned and the Dirt's record that will come out in late 2016 almost a year before anyone else can get their hands on them!

    Be the super fan you always knew you were and wield more knowledge and insight than anyone else into the inner-workings of Ned's creative mind with this package.

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    You will get everything in the "Leader of the Pack" merch package along with a special Making of the Record Mini Documentary made by Ned and the Dirt themselves!

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    We'll Skype/Google Hangout with you to do a private concert/serenade you and your BAE on a date. Really, whatever you want can happen on this personal Skype date, so go nuts!

    Also comes with: Leader of the Pack shirt or sweatshirt, your name in the liner notes, advanced download of the record and the demos of the next Ned and the Dirt album to be released in late 2016.

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    Ned and the Dirt will do a live video cover of any song you want and dedicate it to you! You will also receive everything mentioned in Reward #9!

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    Receive a personal guitar, bass, or vocal lesson from a member of Ned and the Dirt! You'll get to skype with us one on one and learn some tricks of the trade from us personally. You will receive everything from #9 on top of this already awesome reward!

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    We will play a show at your house or the house of your choosing! Make sure they know about it first, but we'll be as rockin' or as acoustic as you want us to be! On top of that we'll make sure you receive your rewards from Reward #9 and have a rockin' time the night we're in town!

    If you are on the East Coast we will come to your house during our Fall Tour (September-November). If you are on the West Coast, Ned will travel to your home in early 2016 to perform! If you have any questions about the availability of this reward, email us at nedandthedirt at gmail.com

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Not only will we come play a house show for you and your friends, we will cook you dinner and treat you to lovely conversation over said dinner. It will be magical, we'll make sure of it. You will also receive everything from Reward #9.

    The restrictions that apply to Reward #12 also apply to this one.

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    You will receive everything from Reward #9 as well as an autographed guitar from Ned and the Dirt. You'll be able to play it, make your own music with it or put it up in your home or apartment! Either way, we'll make sure we put our magic on it.

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    Pledge $3,500 or more About $3,500

    You will receive a total You-A-Palooza! We will all meet up at the location of your choosing and have an entire day where we celebrate you and us! The opportunities for fun are endless and what we do will be totally up to you (unless you want us to plan a party day for you, which, we're always happy to do.)! It will be a day you'll never forget. You will also receive all the awesome stuff from Reward #9 and #10!

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Funding period

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