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This project was successfully funded on October 16, 2012.

We've got an EP recorded and ready to go. We've got Aaron Horkey booked to do the art. Now we just need money to release it.

Mankato, MN Rock
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Hello everybody, we're Old Towne Ghosts.  Our videos might be on the comedic side, but we are serious about what we're doing.  We honestly want to produce an EP of which we can truly be proud.  We have everything written, recorded and ready to go.  We just need a bit of money to make the best release possible.

In order to best present our new EP, The Old Ones Are and Forever Shall Be, we want to release on vinyl.  Most of us have never had a chance to release on an actual record and to do that would be a chance to fulfill a dream that has lasted for well over a decade for most of us.  We have the plans, we have the vision, we have the technology - we just don't have the cash.

In all honesty, we could probably fit this all unto a 7", but we've got bigger and better plans than that.  As it turns out, we can fit the entire EP on one side of a 12" record and that leaves us with room for a great and creative idea.  If we can get enough money to reach our first stretch goal, we'll be able to use some of our connections to get silkscreened covers, colored vinyl AND a separate design [possibly] to use screen directly onto the second side of our EP.

We don't expect you to give til it hurts, but if you could think about chucking a couple bucks our way, we totally wouldn't mind.

Also, if we somehow make it to that final stretch goal we will figure out some way to get that wizard van.

  • Main Goal: $1,750 - Make a 12" EP.
  • Stretch Goal 1: $2,500 - Silkscreened covers, colored vinyl, screened art on side B.
  • Stretch Goal 2: $2,750 - Start paying Travis, our video guy. He deserves it.
  • Stretch Goal 3: $3,000 - More tiers for rewards, maybe make some T-shirts or something.  We'll see if we get there.
  • Stretch Goal 4: $10,666 (or so) - New PA; another Hondo II and better cabinet casters for Kortas; Rickenbacker 4003 for Brendan; cymbals, sticks and a gong for Jason; a 1978 Marshall Plexi for Joe; and a bitchin' van with a wizard airbrushed on the side.
Pictured: Potential Bitchin' Wizard Van.  Ours will have more flames.
Pictured: Potential Bitchin' Wizard Van. Ours will have more flames.

UPDATE!

Wow!  This has gone better than we ever thought possible, but we're here to whore ourselves out for as much as possible!  So if you're interested in a little taste of our upcoming release, here it comes!

By the way, this is just a home-mastered version, not the official mastered version of the songs.  We don't have that back yet, so Joe just cranked everything to 11.  That's how mastering works, right?

Extinction:

Paradise Lost:

Ms. Lawson:

Aurora Borealis:

I Don't Wanna Be Your Dog:

Nyrrnnn [we've really got to give this a real title that isn't just an onomatopoeic description of the Doppler effect.  Any suggestions?  If so, leave a comment]:

Risks and challenges

Looks like our project will be fully funded so it's now our job to allay you of any fears that we will abscond with your money like filthy thieves into the night.

First of all, we have plenty of experience releasing music and have done so as a band once already. In addition, Joe has been instrumental in ordering and putting together at least six releases for his various musical projects in the past decade and Jason works as a graphic designer so he knows how to put art together. We can guarantee you that this will be released properly and each person will receive a copy treated with the utmost care.

There will be no difficulty in ensuring this product will get released. Getting released by our planned release date, however...That might cut a little close. Our hope is to get everything pressed, printed and packaged by December 21, 2012. You know, since that's the end of the world and everything. It will all depend on how long the turnaround from United [for the actual records] and Burlesque [for the screenprinting] will be. We're going to try our best, but forgive us if it ends up slipping into the first couple weeks of 2013. We promise to keep all of you updated on any and all developments as they come.

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    Digital download of our first EP "Torch"

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    Digital download of "Torch" and new EP, "The Old Ones Are and Forever Shall Be". The new EP will be available for download shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ends - well before its official release date!

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    A CD of both "Torch" and "The Old Ones Are and Forever Shall Be", plus digital download.

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    "The Old Ones Are and Forever Shall Be" 12" Vinyl EP (with silkscreened art on both jacket and album, if stretch goal #1 reached), plus digital download.

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    Vinyl EP, Digital Downloads, plus you can be in an upcoming music video!*

    *Transportation to Mankato, MN not provided. There might be food though.**

    **Are you sure you want that? You did see Kelly's baking skills, right?

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    Two, count 'em - TWO - copies of the 12" EP. Why two? Well if you're one of those people who wants to frame some awesome stuff, but would like a second copy to actually functional, then this is the deal for you! Plus some digital downloads, if you're into that kind of thing. Pervo.

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    You know what? We're feeling saucy! We're gonna make some shirts of this cover design and we want you all to wear these shirts. This tier will get you one copy of the EP and one T-shirt. Please specify size and whether you'd prefer it in men's or women's (if you ask nice, we might even do one in a child size).

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    Vinyl EP, additional rare test pressing of EP courtesy of United Record Pressing and digital downloads.

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    Vinyl EP signed by artist Aaron Horkey*, as well as digital downloads.

    *The Ghosts would sign it too, but that'd probably lower the value.

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    Vinyl EP, Digital Downloads, plus an outing with a member of Old Towne Ghosts! Transportation beyond 60 miles of Mankato, MN (Minneapolis, MN in Kortas' case) will need to be provided/reimbursed by pledgee. All fun-time activities will be recorded for promotional use and to keep creepers away. Especially from Kortas. He attracts creepers like a man playing Minecraft.

    Choose your date:

    Brendan Quinn - Choosing our bass player will land you an opportunity to sit with him and watch your favorite Jamie Kennedy movie! Son of the Mask? Kickin' it Old School? Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular? Your pick! Plus: cheesecake!

    Jason Knudson - By selecting our drummer Jason for your date, you get the once in a lifetime chance to drive to Mankato and compete against him in a Zanz cheese* chilito eating contest! Battle for honor! For glory! For gutrot!
    *Note: There is meat in cheese chilitos. Sorry vegetarians, again you will miss out on everything delicious.

    Joe Vampire - Choosing guitarist Joe will net you an epic retelling of the main event of Wrestlemania III, Wrestlemania VI, or the 1998 Hell in a Cell match at the Royal Rumble [your choice!]. You will also get to re-enact the battle between Hulk Hogan and Yokozuna at Wrestlemania IX in your own rumpus room, with Joe playing the role of Yokozuna and you being declared the WWF World Heavyweight Champion! Pork rinds and a gallon of green drink will be provided.

    Josh Kortas - Choosing other guitarist Josh will get you a chance to go Go-Kart racing with a really tall dude! Plus he'll serve you a lovely antipasto platter consisting of the Megatron Delight [Coca-Cola and orange juice mixed together - tastes as good as it sounds!], served alongside vegetarian ham that has been microwaved into a delicious crisp patty. Kortas...Kortas may not know how to cook.

    Kelly Quinn - Picking our singer Kelly will get you a once in a lifetime opportunity to go LARPing! Where and when? Whatever / whenever you want! Vampire: The Masquerade, Dungeons and Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds? She's game for anything. Plus, she'll bring Mountain Dew!

    Go Karts and LARPing might have to be pushed to spring/summer 2013. It gets awfully cold in Minnesota during the winter.

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    Holy crap, for reals? Do this, and we'll do something awesome for you, aside from getting you all of the above. We'll talk it out.

    If you want to LARP, Joe will totally paint himself green and be an ogre.

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