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Drove to California to record our best album of songs filled with hope. Come along with us, and let's write this new chapter together.
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The Story

So much life has happened in the last three years since we released our last full length record “Learning To Live”. That album took us across the country, introduced us to so many new people who would later become dear friends, and shaped the way we viewed ourselves and the world around us. It was an incredibly inspiring time in our lives.

 
With all of the success we saw, we were also met with challenges that made us question the future of our band. Life got heavy, and we didn’t know whether we could continue. But it was the love and support of our community that inspired us to keep moving forward. They reminded us of not only why we love what we do, but why it’s important to follow your ambitions. Everyone is made for a bigger purpose, and it’s up to us to keep the dream alive. 

So this summer, we chased our dreams out to California where we recorded new music with one of our biggest inspirations, Jesse Barrera. Together, we created an album of songs filled with hope. These songs are the best we’ve ever made, and have completely breathed new life into this band.

We’re stepping into a brand new chapter in our lives, and we want to invite you to write it with us. We’re partnering with Kickstarter to open the door for collaboration between us and the people who are invested in what we do, and to take the opportunity to thank you, even in a small way, for everything you’ve done for us. It’s because of your support that we have hope for what we aim to do with our lives in and out of this band. And we hope for you to be inspired by this project to follow your own ambitions.

The past seven years have been the most insane adventure, but you give us the incredible opportunity to live out our dreams in real life. And for that, we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you for being a part of our story. Let’s write this new chapter together.

Budget Breakdown

To give you guys an insight into where your contributions are going, here is a breakdown of the main costs of making our new album.

Tracking/Mixing/Mastering – $7,000
Album Art & Photography – $900
Music Videos & Promo – $1,000
CD Duplication – $1,100

Photos by Ashley Osborn

Risks and challenges

With Kickstarter, it's all or nothing. Either we raise all the funds to finance the album in these next 30 days, or we don't. But with all the other options available, we decided on this route because we wanted to make a statement: This album is about not letting fear dictate your decisions, and stepping out in faith even in the midst of doubt. We believe in this album, we believe in our community, and we can do anything as long as we have faith and we do it together.

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Upon reaching our goal, please allow time for processing and packaging. It's our intention for your (non-album) gifts to get to you by Christmas. The majority of these items are pre-orders, so we will need time to place the orders then assemble the packages to ship.

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    Thank You

    A postcard and stickers from us, as a thank you for being a part of making this album happen. We couldn't be more grateful for you and your support.

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    An advance digital download of the new album two weeks before it releases.

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    Physical CD

    A signed physical copy of our new album at your doorstep by the release date.

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    An exclusive t-shirt and limited edition poster made specially for our Kickstarter contributors.

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    RS x DOCR

    An 8oz bag of our collaboration coffee blend with Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, and an RS x DOCR mug.

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    Discography & Lyrics

    Physical copies of our entire discography, along with handwritten lyrics of your choice.

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    Liner Notes Credit

    Your name will appear in the liner notes of our new album as a Patron.

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    Album Strings

    A set of strings from one of the guitars used to record our new album.

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    Progress Chart

    The actual progress chart of our new album framed for display.

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    Skype Show

    We will perform an hour set for you through the Internet via Skype.

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    Song Shop

    A song written and recorded specially for you by us. We will discuss what the song will be about beforehand, then email you an MP3 when it is finished.

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    Acoustic Show & Dinner

    We will come to your home, make dinner, and perform acoustically for you and your friends and family. (Must provide transportation cost if outside Metro Detroit area)

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Funding period

- (31 days)