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Hi there! We're Simon the Leper! You are OK! We're trying to record a full-length album and play some shows on the West Coast!

2012 was a fantastic year for Simon the Leper. After moving to Olympia, WA from Wenatchee, WA former lead vocalist Jared Bugg valiantly took over drum duties in the absence of the incomparable Troy Vines, guitarist Jeremiah Steele started singing and added a 7th string, and new bass player Esa Hakkarainen helped everyone get a little bit weirder. 

We were able to perform 16 times in beautiful Western Washington with some of our favorite bands. We made a lot of friends and fantastic contacts, were able to record a slew of demos, and purchase the equipment with which we recorded the You Are OK E.P.  and our phenomenally talented friend Robbie Houston at Play On Ten Productions recorded/produced a December 7th show that we were able to release as our new line-up's live debut

Here's the Live at MBCR version of "Next To Godliness"

We've got a lot of fun planned for 2013, including some prospective festival dates, a licensing distribution deal with Tunecore and the release of our music on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify etc. but our primary goals for the year are the production of our 2nd full-length album Cloudeater (of which the writing process is nearly complete) and a small tour of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. 

Our backers will be helping us fund the final production stages of  Cloudeater, but they will also be helping us pay for the 7-14 day tour of the West Coast in support of the album, shipping costs for a nation-wide radio campaign, and the much-needed licensing and publishing administration costs for the new release. 

We're very pleased with the material we've written for Cloudeater, and the finished product promises to be the catchiest, heaviest, most accessible, most intimate and most interesting Simon the Leper release thus far. Thanks for your interest in us. We really do love you all. 

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There are obviously numerous risks and challenges presented when a band decides to tour, including the safety of vehicles, equipment, and band members. However, we are three passionate, tenacious young men with a large number of passionate, tenacious friends, some of whom will be on tour with us. Together we should be able to overcome any obstacles that WA, OR, and CA have in store for us.

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    You will receive a CD copy our new line-up's debut the You Are OK E.P. (2012) as well as a copy of our debut live album.

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    For your $33 donation you will receive a CD copy of Cloudeater when completed (before the "official" release of the album) , a t-shirt, & your choice of A Tough and Tender Breed, the You Are OK E.P. or Simon the Leper Live at Mud Bay Coffee Company

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    Simon the Leper will personally decorate a full, twin, queen, or king-sized bed sheet for you to sleep on or hang on the wall of your home or barn. It might say "You Are OK" it might say "Put that cookie down" it might say "it's not a tumor" it probably won't say those things for copyright reasons. You'll also get our three musical releases in your choice of digital or CD copy.

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    Simon The Leper will take you and your friends out for a night on the town! Or just a cozy cup of coffee and a nice walk or something. Or we can just stay in and watch a film, whatever makes you comfortable on a first date. *DISCLAIMER* FIRST DATE WITH SIMON THE LEPER DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY KISSING, INTERCOURSE, TOUCHING OF THE BUTT, THIGHS, OR GENERAL CROTCH-ULAR AREA (Backers outside of Washington state must pay for travel costs.)

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    Simon the Leper will personally compose and record an original song in your honor. The song will be exclusively yours and will not appear on any album/E.P./web page belonging to Simon the Leper.

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    Simon the Leper will hang out with you for a while and then personally compose and record an original song in your honor after having met you. *DISCLAIMER* CHILLAXING WITH SIMON THE LEPER DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY KISSING, INTERCOURSE, TOUCHING OF THE BUTT, THIGHS, OR GENERAL CROTCH-ULAR AREA (Backers outside of Washington state must pay for travel costs.)

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    (FOR RESIDENTS OF WA, OR, & CA ONLY) Simon the Leper will organize a show at your home/business, as long as you actually live/work there.

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