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We're hard at work on the third Stripmall Architecture album and we need your help to fund its release.

UPDATE: We've passed our goal, thank you! Please watch the update video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzBfKQ_3tGk&feature=youtu.be. In addition to all the rewards listed to the right, we will add the following if we hit $10,000:

» Vinyl pressing of the new album to every backer at the $50 level or higher

» CD EP of covers of the Cure's "Disintegration" album for every back at the $25 level or higher
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We're hard at work on our third Stripmall Architecture album and we're thrilled to announce that today we're launching our most elaborate Kickstarter campaign yet to fund the release. We made a short video explaining the whole thing (and includes some of the new music). You can watch that right here, right now. 

This will be the 10th album overall that we (Rebecca and Ryan) have made together and we plan on doing some things differently.  For the first time ever, we're using an outside mix engineer - John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), and we're returning to our roots using primarily analog synthesizers this time around.

In addition to the intro video above, we'll be releasing further videos in the coming days that will go into more detail about various aspects of the project.  

We look forward to your participation. We cannot do this without you!

If you need any help or have any questions about any of the backer rewards, please contact info@stripmallarchitecture.com.

Thank you and also, thank you.
Rebecca & Ryan

(All of the backer rewards say that they'll be delivered in June because that's about when we expect to be done with the album.  Most of the rewards will ship right after the Kickstarter ends at the beginning of March.)

FAQ

  • A test pressing is the first copy of a record used to test the quality of the pressing before the entire run of records is manufactured. A limited number of unmarked test pressings is produced.

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  • The Mystery Box is a ONE-TIME shipment of a box full of curiosities that may include music, video, documents, edibles, photos and many other things. Each box will be unique.

    The rarities box is a ONE-TIME shipment of a box full of rare music from the various projects of Rebecca and Ryan Coseboom of Stripmall Architecture. This will include demos, old bands and music done for commercials and films that has never been officially released.

    The SMA Subscription is a year-long set of shipments (one per month) curated by Stripmall Architecture. These shipments will include random surprises that may include music, video, textiles, edibles, documents, photos and many other things.

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  • The Feathersongs Box is a limited edition wooden box (only 25 produced) that was made to house the full collection of releases related to the Feathersongs for Factory Girls album. The box comfortably holds all of the various CD's/records/DVD's/books/etc that were released along with the Feathersongs album. We will include all currently available Feathersongs-related items with the box.

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  • While in Halou, Rebecca wore many different gowns/dresses onstage. She still has many of these and will provide a choice to those who select this reward.

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    Download of the new album and your name in the album credits.

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    Shirt - Exclusive Stripmall Architecture shirt PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Mystery Box #1 - A box of unknown delights. Your box might contain: Music, photographs, objects, edibles. Hmmmm... PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Feathersongs Box - We set aside two limited edition Feathersongs boxes and stuffed them full of goodies: Feathersongs for Factory Girls CDs, Radium Girls, Pripyat, Peacock, Feathersongs Japanese CD, The Illusion of Success DVD, posters, postcards, etc. PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Signed vinyl test pressing of our upcoming 7" release in uniquely-designed sleeve (only 4 in existence) PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Lyric book - Actual lyric book from Rebecca containing lyrics both used and unused including discarded bits, doodles and lists PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Rarities - You'll get a box full of unknown delights PLUS 2 CD's: One CD of Ryan's first band, Thinner and another CD of recently found demos and recordings from Halou and other projects. Oooooooohhhhhhh!!! PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Backing Vocals - Rebecca will sing backing vocals on one of your band or project's tracks PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Stems - A hard drive with the multitrack stems for every track on the album for you to create your own mixes. We retain copyright but you're free to play around with them as much as you want PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Halou Dress - Own one of the dresses that Rebecca wore during the Wiser tour in 2001/2002 PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Fried chicken - Back by popular demand. Last time, this was one of the most enjoyable rewards so we're bringing it back...with a twist. Pick this reward and you'll get your choice of Rebecca's fried chicken with Chardonnay OR Rebecca's tri-tip with Cabernet. You'll join us at a location to be mutually agreed upon and we'll eat/drink! PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Custom cover version - Is there a song you've always wanted to hear Rebecca sing? Pick this reward and we'll record the cover song of your choice. PLUS you'll get a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    SMA Subscription - Once a month, for 12 months, we'll send you a package containing *something* interesting and unique that we want you to have. We have lots of ideas, but we'll keep it a surprise. We'll make it worth it, though. PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Studio visit - Visit us in Northern California for a day as we work on the record. We'll invite you into the studio and give you a look at the way we do things. We can't offer travel or lodging, but if you can get here, it'll be a really great time, we promise. You'll also get a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the credits.

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    Remix - Ryan will mix or remix your track. Ryan has done remix work for/with: DJ Shadow/Radiohead, Frank Sinatra, No Doubt, Low, and many others PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Bay Area Tour - We'll drive you through the Bay Area, pointing out all the sites we frequented while in Halou, Stripmall Architecture and more. Based on your interests, this could include stops at Fidel's for burritos, the old Beat City Records location in Santa Cruz and Vinyl Revolution in Monterey. See our old houses/apartments and we'll include a round of miniature golf at the boardwalk and drinks on the wharf. We'll also give you a copy of every SMA/Halou CD you don't already own. If you can make it to California and cover the cost of a hotel room, this will be an amazing full day PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Ryan's Korg Triton Rack synthesizer used on every Halou album from Wiser onward and live. We'll also include disks containing the sounds from the songs PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Production. Ryan will work with you to produce 2 tracks from your band. This could include having him mix for you or even recording a bunch of analog synths or talking Rebecca into taking care of the backing vocals. A lot of possibilities here... PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Mix your record - Ryan will mix your record (10 tracks or less) for you. If you've got an album you're working on in 2012, Ryan will mix it for you PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Acoustic guitar - Ryan's Seagull six-string acoustic guitar used on every record from Wholeness & Separation onward (including live performances). You can hear it on the songs "Stonefruit," "Morsecode," "Pripyat," "Beauty Is Suffering," and many, many more. If you like, Ryan & Rebecca will sign the guitar. PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Private show (Mainland USA). Rebecca and Ryan will fly in and play a show for you and as many friends as you can fit PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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    Private show (Rest of World). Rebecca and Ryan will fly in and play a show for you and as many friends as you can fit PLUS a copy of the new album on CD and your name in the album credits.

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