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Spare Parts is releasing their 5th album and need your help to get it mixed, mastered, pressed (vinyl & cd), and promoted!
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SPARE PARTS IS ALMOST DONE RECORDING THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 5TH ALBUM FOR ROPEADOPE RECORDS!


We need your help and time is of the essence. This album is the first album to be released digitally on Ropeadope Records (Snarky Puppy, MMW, Christian McBride, Charlie Hunter, The Funky Knuckles, DJ Logic, Mike Gordon, and many more amazing artists) and we know it will be our best album yet! What does this campaign pay for?

1) Recording. We have been hard at work at Transient Sound this summer. We enlisted the veteran ears of keyboardist/engineer extraordinaire Vijay Tellis-Nayak, who engineered our last album "Bright Minor."  Transient Sound has the best gear, console, and environment we could possibly ask for and the process was amazing. The album’s studio time consists of tracking, editing, mixing, and mastering. We are almost there!

2) Packaging and Manufacturing. From the artwork to the to the last note played, the physical album has a life of its own. Not only will we press CD's, but this will be our first album pressed to VINYL and there are a lot of costs associated with that. There is more than just the cost of manufacturing that's involved. Test pressings are made to ensure quality, and then they have to be shipped... and it weighs more than Bruno... a lot more! Now think of that feeling when you open an original first press vinyl and pop it on the turntable...

3) Promotion. There is more music to choose from today than ever before and we need to get the word out online and in print. Promotional costs include purchasing ads in relevant publications, mailing promotional packages to radio stations, bloggers, and taste-makers, plus keeping up with our email list and website updates. You have heard us, and we want the world to hear us. Help us spread the word, request the new album be played on your local stations! 

4) The Road. We love getting out on tour but traveling as a band is a more difficult endeavor now than ever before. Between gas, vehicle upkeep, rentals, equipment maintenance, lodging and crew, the cost of being on the road is heavy both out of pocket and internally. We want to get out now more than ever to bring this new music to you. As the gigs and venues keep improving so will the travel distances. Let us know where you want to see us. We make every effort to expand our radius to include your city!

We are turning to you so we can reach the finish line and get the album out to the world. We are almost done and every little bit will help us achieve our goal. As a donor you will be the first to get access to the album and hear tracks as they are finished. 

Producing music is our passion, but financing this project requires your help! Any amount will help and we have some great rewards waiting for you. Enjoy the above video that includes live studio footage and cuts from the album. We are almost there and can't wait to share it with you!

Risks and challenges

The ducks are in a row. The 5th self titled Spare Parts album is happening. Our biggest challenge is getting the album done in a timely fashion for Ropeadope Records. The artistic obstacles remaining before completion are minimal - editing, mixing and mastering remain on the "To Do" list. We are confident that we can complete these steps to the highest degree of quality and efficiency. Bringing it to life digitally and pressing to vinyl and CD then requires a few more steps. Any financial support received is ensuring that the process will happen efficiently. We hope to exceed the goal to ensure a more vigorous promotional campaign and to get the album on the road! We are so close! Thank You!
Love, Spare Parts

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    Zeros and Ones- You will get an advance Digital Download "DD" copy of the new Spare Parts album!

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    Let's Get Physical- You will receive a physical copy of the new new Spare Parts album plus a Digital Download "DD"

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    The Paper Trail- Receive an autographed poster of the album artwork by Alonzo Romo. also includes CD and "DD"

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    The Throwback- Get the new album on vinyl. It's the first time Spare Parts is pressing vinyl, be part of history! Includes "DD" copy of album.

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    Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve- Get a one of a kind limited edition Spare Parts t-shirt to show the world how much you care! Includes poster and "DD"

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    I Feel So Alive- Get two free tickets to a Spare Parts headlining show of your choice. Includes CD and "DD" (sorry, but festivals can not be included)

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    The Value Meal- Get a copy of the autographed vinyl, a Spare Parts t-shirt, CD, and "DD" for your pleasure.

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    School Ya- Get a 45 minute music lesson with a member of Spare Parts! Lessons available on piano, drums, bass, even guitar, music theory or composition. If you don't live in the Chicago area, Skype lessons will be available. Includes "DD" of album

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    "Testing, Testing"- Get one of the limited number of official vinyl test pressings autographed by the band. Includes CD, "DD" and poster

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    Let's Dance- Be a part of history as Spare Parts records a live video in their fabled Warehouse West recording space. A limited number of seats are available. Included CD and "DD." Date TBD in the winter of 2013/ 2014

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    Mangia, Mangia: The Bruno Family Feast- You and a guest will be treated to the culinary experience of a lifetime as Bruno's parents cook you an authentic Italian meal. Join the band for the meal and drinks, leave with your belt loosened a notch or two... Includes 2 CD's, a poster and "DD"

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    Private Parts- Get a private Spare Parts performance in the comfort of your own home or business in the Chicago-land area. We can also arrange a private show at the Warehouse if your neighbors aren't partial to jazz-funk coming through the walls.... Scheduling TBD in the Chicago-land area. Includes 2 t-shirts, 2 CD's, a vinyl album copy, poster and "DD"

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