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Asheville based songwriter, Pierce Edens, is currently recording his third full length album and needs your support!

Hey yall,

Welcome to the fundraising page for my new album! 

Over the past year and a few friends of mine and I have been steadily ripping down and tearing apart my old family home, in order to create a new recording facility.  Under the tutelage of our most excellent producer and sound engineer Adam Johnson, we have constructed a space that is now able to capture sound, and are working on doing just that now. 

In approaching our third release, I decided early that I wanted to take a different approach to recording these songs.  Our past two efforts have been a series of whirlwind recording sessions.  Party dress was recorded in a mere weekend and mixed and mastered by the end of the following month.  Long Days Above Ground was recorded similarly, with all the core tracking done within a week of studio time.

While I am still very proud of each of those albums, I regret that I have, as yet, been unable to truly investigate the process of recording, and really utilize the studio as an opportunity to showcase the songs in a different light.  Now I can.

However, even without the expense of renting studio space, recording is still expensive.  And even after the recording is done, there is still mixing, mastering, proofing, and pressing costs which all stand between us and the album’s completion.   Please help me make this album for real! 

We have many of the tracks started, and all of them have a clear direction, they simply require a little more lovin.  For that lovin to happen I need some lovin from yall.

We’re gonna be giving away all kinds of cool stuff, but if you can give anything I send you a copy of a song called Mighty Mighty, which is an a cappella song that has proven very versatile in the studio.  We have a couple of different versions of this song on file.  The version that makes on the album is coming together, however this one we’re giving away was just too fun not to send out somehow (even though it really doesn’t fit the rest of the album). 

Please check out the other backer packages as well.  Every penny counts, but if you don’t have a penny  the more people know about it, the more likely this will happen.  So please spread the word.

Thanks everybody.  As always, you rock.

Pierce. 

PS we'd like to make another video too.  Here's the first one:

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    If you can spare anything over a buck then I'll send you an exclusive mix of one of the songs from the upcoming album! This version of the song will ONLY be made available to Kickstarter backers!

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    You will get a Digital Download of the full album before it's official release! (You will also receive the exclusive track!)

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    You get a physical copy of the album on CD, a Digital download of the full album before its official release, and one of my busted guitar strings (trust me I have plenty of those).

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    You'll get a screen printed CD Release Poster (made by me), a screen printed koozie, a copy of the album on CD, a digital download, a busted guitar string and the exclusive track!

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    You'll get a band T-Shirt, a koozie, a CD, a Digital download, a busted guitar string and the exclusive track!

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    You will get both the T-shirt and the screen printed poster, as well as the koozie, CD, Digital download, busted guitar string, and exclusive track!

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    You get your name in the CD liner notes! We will thank you personally in the CD artwork and you will also get the t-shirt, the koozie, the CD, the digital download, the exclusive track, and a busted guitar string.

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    Mystery Bag! We'll gather a bunch of stuff from around the studio and van and assemble a truly random bag of knickknacks, odd rusty things, band paraphernalia (including a Mystery Bag exclusive t-shirt design) , and personal items. It will be truly priceless (as you will probably won't be able to sell any of it).

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    Skype Concert! It's gonna be a personalized concert from me to you via this mystical interwebs. I have no idea how it's done, but I have many friends who assure me they can not only make it happen, but make it awesome!

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    Come be in our Music Video! We're gonna be recording a music video in the Asheville area soon and we will feature you in it!

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    Name the Studio! Yup. Name it. We've been working to set up our home studio for the last year and you can name it for us! We will make a plaque to hang on the wall and print the name of the studio on this release and all other future recordings!

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    House Concert with Dinner: I will travel to you and happily have dinner with you at a place of your choosing, and play a living room concert for you and whomsoever you choose to invite*. *Must be within 3 hours drive of Asheville or be routed within our touring schedule.

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    Bowling, Beers, and Band! We'll travel as a full band to your town. We'll challenge you and 3 of your friends to few rounds of bowling, drink some beers, and play a rock show in your yard, garage or living room. We'll even rent the shoes for ya.

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