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Help us make the next Rakers full length LP
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Please help us get this record out on vinyl!

The Rakers have finished recording our fifth record, imaginatively titled NUMBER FIVE, and we want to press it on vinyl FOR YOU! Not for us, mind you. Why. Oh. Ew.

It turns out the vinyl pressing process is expensive and rock 'n' roll has not made us wealthy people, and it seems like people like helping.  So here's your chance! We are offering opportunities for us to play your house, go on a date with you, or just get the record or a t-shirt or a CD when they are ready. 

L-R Leon LeJeune, Anna Byars, Lance Porter, Alex V. Cook and Lewis Roussel. Photo by Jenn Ocken. 

The Rakers are a five-piece original rock 'n' roll unit out of Baton Rouge, LA - often dubbed "The Thinking Man's Drinking Band" for purely alliterative purposes - we love drinking women and the drinking gender-fluid as well. Even more, tbh. Our music is erudite, packed with action and human foibles and tragedy and glorious excess. 

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We are financing everything ourselves for this record. That's right. We already produced, mixed and mastered it out of our own not-so-deep pockets. So we are using this Kickstarter as a way for fans to order the album early and help us get Leon's furniture out of the pawn shop and get some sweet Rakers merch in the process.

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    CD Copy of the Rakers' NUMBER FIVE

    For $10, you will receive a copy of the CD for The Rakers - NUMBER FIVE as soon as it is available (expected in September 2019). They come in a thin, eco-friendly eco-jacket.

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    Vinyl 10" copy of the The Rakers EP

    The Rakers self-titled vinyl 10" EP came out in 2018. We still have copies in their hand screenprinted covers available.

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    The Rakers SPACE COWBOY t-shirt

    Hand silkscreened images of the Space Cowboy in Nite-Glo ink on a black soft t-shirt,
    Specify unisex size and v-neck or round collar.

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    Vinyl copy of the NUMBER FIVE LP

    For $20, you will receive a copy of the vinyl LP for The Rakers - NUMBER FIVE as soon as it is available (expected in September 2019). Each copy comes in a custom screenprinted sleeve designed by band member Alex V. Cook.

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    The Rakers NUMBER FIVE Vinyl and CD

    For $20, you will receive a copy of the vinyl LP for The Rakers - NUMBER FIVE as soon as it is available (expected in September 2019). Each copy comes in a custom screenprinted sleeve designed by band member Alex V. Cook. CD is in an eco-friendly cardboard sleeve.

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    • The Rakers NUMBER FIVE CD
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    Just Give Me the Goods

    This reward includes all of our new items: the new record in both formats and Alex's newest t-shirt design, custom printed for you.

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    • The Rakers SPACE COWBOY t-shirt
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    Rakers Super Prize Super Fan Pack

    This reward includes all of your earthly rewards for supporting us in this creative endeavor. This one is for the biggest of fans.

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    • The Rakers SPACE COWBOY t-shirt
    • The Rakers' NUMBER FIVE Vinyl 12" LP
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    Hand-drawn/watercolor lyric sheet.

    Alex from the Rakers often makes drawings and watercolor paintings to go with their songs. For $100, he'll make you one with the lyrics of one of the songs on NUMBER FIVE exclusively for you.

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    House Show!

    The Rakers will play an hour (at-least) acoustic or electric show at your house, garage, office, camp or wherever of your choosing in 3-hr driving range of Baton Rouge, LA. You can charge admission, make it free, invite your friends, however you want to do it.

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    Dream Date with the Rakers!

    Bowling! We'll go out to eat with you! Croquet match! Poolside BBQ! We are down. Preferably within 3-hr driving distance from Baton Rouge.

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