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Shivery Shakes is asking for your support in recording and promoting their first full length album.
Shivery Shakes is asking for your support in recording and promoting their first full length album.
127 backers pledged $6,215 to help bring this project to life.

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We have been writing and playing surf-tinged, jangly guitar pop that combines all of our favorite influences for just about 2 years now. 

In that time we've played countless shows here in Austin, TX, and have toured up to NYC and back. We have self released a 5 song EP (you can listen to it in the player below) and will soon release two new songs on a 7" Flexidisc with help from our friends at Punctum Press in Brooklyn, New York.

The EP: 

Teaser video for our upcoming 7" single:

This summer, we want to record and release our first full length album. 

This collection of songs has been culled from a creative period of about a year. In that time we have traded and rearranged each others demos, learned these songs as a live band and played them countless times, re-arranged and "re-demoed" each song in its final form. What started as a group of 20 or more demos has been narrowed down to 12 fully formed songs that fit into a cohesive listening experience that expresses our love of hook-laden, guitar driven pop music. We've taken inspiration from our favorite parts of British Invasion, Surf, and early 90's indie-pop and made something truly our own. 

We have the songs, we have a producer, and a label will release the album once it's finished. What we need to connect the dots is money to pay for studio time and to promote the album on the radio, in print, and online once it's finished.

We are asking for $6,000. 

Since we are lucky enough have a producer/engineer on board to record the album, and a label to press it to vinyl, our remaining needs are pretty simple. 

$5,000- Studio time to record, mix, and master the album.

We've talked to Danny (the producer and engineer for the project) extensively about our budget, and have the utmost confidence that this will buy us enough studio time to make the album we hear in our heads. We've been meeting with Danny to discuss preproduction (talking about the sound we want in specific, technical terms, as well as the approach and structure we will employ in the studio), and have been practicing these songs with an attention to detail that will ensure that we hit the ground running on the first day of recording. 

$1,000- Promotion on radio, in print, and online. 

The remaining $1k will be put into buying promotion for the album. We will put together a smart, effective EPK (electronic press kit) for our DIY promotion campaign (focusing mostly on blogs), but the backing of a music promotion agency on college radio and local print will make our own efforts that much more effective. 

Risks and challenges

The main obstacle we face is running out of studio time before we get everything recorded, or get the exact sounds we want. We have accounted for this in our budget, as $5000 should give us a few days to spare in the recording and mixing process. If we complete the album under budget, all remaining recording money will be added to the $1000 allotted for radio/internet/print promotion of the album. Bonus!

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    "The EP"
    A digital download of our first 5 song EP + we hold a moment of silence for you at band practice.

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    “The Nostalgic”
    A secret download code of two unreleased songs from our upcoming 7” + A digital download of our first EP!

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    “The Digital Discography”
    You get the whole dang thing! Digital downloads of our upcoming full-length (upon release), our 7” songs and the first EP!

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    “The Video Creep”
    We will send you an e-mail with a video of us chanting your name while holding hands for one a straight minute and you’ll get the digital album, digital EP, and digital 7” songs!

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    "Instant Karma"
    You get a message from us with a secret download code for two unreleased songs from our upcoming 7" the day of your donation.

    *Special reward for donations made in the last week of $21+

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    “The Classic”
    A 12" Vinyl LP of our full-length (upon release), as well as digital downloads of our EP and 7”!

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    "The Classic Signed and Sealed"

    “The Classic” A 12" Vinyl LP of our full-length signed by the band (upon release) + digital downloads of our EP and 7"!

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    “High-Fi-Five”
    You get the upcoming LP on vinyl & a vinyl 7” single.

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    “Deep Cuts”
    You get the LP, the 7” on vinyl, and the digital EP as well as a download of all of the original demos for the upcoming record. *This is the only goal where you can get all of the original demos.

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    “The Super Bud Bundle”
    Vinyl LP, Digital EP and 7” songs, as well as Shivery Shakes t-shirt, buttons and 7” vinyl! What a deal!

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    “The Temporary Girlfriend”
    You’re on the list for a Shivery Shakes show and you get the digital discography! (Our real girlfriends will be very mad that they didn’t get their list spots….)

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    “The Pizza Portrait”
    We will bake you a pizza (your choice of toppings) and deliver it in a pizza box with your portrait on it! Holy dang! Also you get the digital discography. *If you live outside of Austin, we will simply order you a pizza and email you a portrait. PLUS the digital discography.

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    “THE VIP”
    “The Temporary Girlfriend" + "The Pizza Portrait”

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    “The Cover Band”
    We record a cover any song you choose and email it to you + you get the entire digital discography.

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    “The Original”
    We write a song about you or a topic of your choosing + the digital discography.

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    “The Liner Notes”
    You get your name in the liner notes, we’ll draw a personal portrait of you OR write a song about you and you get all of the merch we’ve ever made. You’re special…

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    “The One Night Stand”
    You have a crazy night with us in Austin, our tab. Period.

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    "The Personal Show"
    You name the place, we show up with snacks and beverages and play a live set for you personally. You won’t have to plan a thing. We will bring the PA, ourselves and the party vibes.
    *If you live outside of Austin, we will fulfill this when we tour through your 'hood.

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    “The Sugar Daddy”
    Mix and match any three of any of the aforementioned goals, or propose one of your own and we will see what we can do. You get your name in the liner notes, we’ll write a song about you and take you out…after all, you’re our sugar daddy.

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