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The Winter Sounds need your help to make their next record.  Fabulous prizes await!
The Winter Sounds need your help to make their next record. Fabulous prizes await!
73 backers pledged $5,068 to help bring this project to life.

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*************HEY EVERYONE CHECK OUT THE UPDATES SECTION!!***************************
**UPDATE 9/20** NEW THANK YOU SONG POSTED FOR MICHELLE AND RYAN**
**NEW NEWS** WE'RE DOING A PHOTOMOSAIC FOR THE NEXT RECORD COVER AND USING EVERYONE WHO DONATE'S PHOTOS ON THE COVER AND IN A PROMO POSTER!***
The Winter Sounds are an indie rock band originally from Athens, GA. We are currently residing in Greenville, SC and Chicago, IL. Since 2006, the band has released 3 EPs, 2 LPs, and 2 singles. By the end of 2009, we'll have played 450 shows. We LOVE playing music and we LOVE touring. Touring brings us close to our fans who become our friends and then we get to see our friends and family all the time. Its a very exciting life but its not without costs. On and off the road, we get by on the total awesome generosity of some good friends and family. We're forever thankful for the opportunities that we have. We want to keep making music and so we need your help.
This is a fundraiser to help us record and promote our next record, the 3rd LP from the Winter Sounds. We plan to start recording in January 2010 and have a summer release. We'll be touring all next year. 3000 will get us a new record but as you can imagine the total costs for putting out a record are way more than that so anything extra will go right into better promotion, a better quality recording, more songs, etc.
Please forward this link to everyone you know and please tell everyone about our music. If you've never heard of the band before, check out these two tracks for free download:
www.theory8records.com/twofreetracks.zip
Find us here:
www.thewintersounds.com
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/thewintersounds
Myspace:
www.myspace.com/thewintersounds
Twitter:
www.twitter.com/thewintersounds
Youtube:
www.youtube.com/thewintersounds
Here's what people have said about the Winter Sounds 2 LPs 'Church of the Haunted South' and 'Porcelain Empire'


"Patrick Keenan sings about in a way that mysteriously sounds like the very definition of what the British blokes cream themselves over. Yet, there’s this very subtle American emotionalism to it that savors – oddly enough – the fragility of a thousand compressed feelings, once all strewn about, but now collected and focused upon specific loves of tragic consequence and dimensions." -- Daytrotter
"The album is an intricate masterpiece, piecing together individually beautiful and unique tracks to create a warming, powerful album full of contrast and intrigue." -- Insomnia Radio
"...the sound of all seasons, evoking every shimmering, driving, melodic and melancholic cornerstone of the last two decades of indie rock...." -- Heeb Magazine
"The Winter Sounds have created a flowing and constantly transitioning rock that never feels contrived or planned. In fact, in embracing such a wide range of influence, the Georgia-based group is making some of the most organic-sounding music to hit the national scene in years." -- Headexploder.com
""With Church of the Haunted South, Keenan and crew have developed an admirable piece of work that uses its many genre subsets to build quite an album. It's a church that all should experience." -- Blogspot Deckhand
"...the Winter Sounds is much more Hey Mercedes than, say, the Arcade Fire, giving all of its music a deeply nostalgic kind of feel. This is indie rock that doesn’t just move – it takes you somewhere." -- Wonkavision
"Sweet, bittersweet, and swishy in a synth-poppy, country fashion, the Winter Sounds and its principal songwriter, singer/bassist Patrick Keenan, take to the skies with layers of merry melancholy that don't leave an ugly aftertaste." -- Chord Magazine
"Porcelain Empire is the band's debut album...and it is chock full of stunning, cerebral, smart pop." -- Babysue
"Though favorable and flattering comparisons to Ride and other blue Brits are inevitable, these synthy, shoegazing Southerners put another feather in Athens, Georgia's indie-rock cap with startlingly sincere songwriting and the occasional foot-frenzy dance beat." -- Westword

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    Everything above plus the entire physical Theory 8 Record Catalog which is about 19 CDs including releases from artists such as De Novo Dahl, Copeland, Forget Cassettes and more...

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    Everything up to and including the 200 dollar pledge plus we play an acoustic or electric show at your house or in your city or wherever you want (acoustic or electric set, then hang out, drink and party, and we'll even COOK YOU DINNER!) (Sorry, North America only)

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    Everything up to and including the 200 dollar pledge plus the 500 dollar pledge acoustic or electric house show/party plus we will write and record a full studio song for you or someone you love. Maybe its for your wife or your boyfriend or your mother or father; it is a song for you or someone you care about... it tells the story of your family or a friend...whatever you want! We will write it, record it professionally and release it for just you or for the world to hear. Your call!

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    Everything up to and including the 200 dollar mark plus LET'S GO CAMPING! A weekend adventure with you and your friends, we'll hike, play an acoustic show around the campfire, drink/party, tell ghost stories, make s'mores! (sorry, North America only)

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