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NYC based band Tall Tall Trees plays a unique style of banjo-driven folk rock. They need your help to record their second full length album.

Hello.
We're Tall Tall Trees. Four friends in Brooklyn and Harlem that love making music together. We are about to embark on a musical adventure and we would love to take you with us.

In November, we will begin recording our second album. We are very excited to record our new songs and share them with the world. As opposed to tracking each song bit by bit in our bedrooms like we did for the last album, we would like to record in a real studio. We are hoping to capture the energy of our live performances without being interrupted by intermittent car alarms, the neighbor's trumpet practice time, and the occasional crackhead argument outside my window.

We've chosen to seclude ourselves in an amazing studio in Woodstock, NY. Applehead Studios is a giant barn in the middle of a farm with goats and chickens running around. The band will be able to live on the farm for the duration of the recording, staying in a lovely cabin on premises that was previously owned by Rick Danko of The Band! How's that for vibe? Fresh eggs for breakfast aren't too shabby either.

Because we are an independent band without a record label, the entire cost of the album weighs on our shoulders. In all actuality, if we wanted to do this right, the process will cost around $20,000. gulp.
Between renting the studio, post-production (mixing & mastering), artwork, duplication, and promotion the dollars can really add up. That is why we are turning to you, our friends, family, and fans for support.

We have set our Kickstarter goal at $12,000. This will cover the studio and the post production. The only catch is if we DON'T make our goal, we don't get anything. (In the event of that happening, you will NOT be charged.) But, if we DO make our goal, we get to make this record and take our career as a band to a new level. We can raise more than our goal but not less. Even the smallest amount can help.
Donate ANY amount and we'll keep you up to date with a "behind the scenes" video blog exclusive for Kickstarters. Follow the band through the entire process of recording the album start to finish AND get the album before anyone else. Kickstarter is an exciting new way to support music and other artistic projects. We hope you will take this journey with us. It's going to be a fun ride.

Thank you for your pledge.
From the bottom of our hearts,
Tall Tall Trees
Mike Savino
Kyle Sanna
Benjamin Campbell
Mathias Kunzli

VIDEO CREDITS
Video by Mike Savino
Music by Tall Tall Trees
Live footage courtesy of
Gregory Edwards/Apoyando Films
Sound recording and mix: Michal Olownia
Camera1: Isilay Yanbas
Camera2: Anton Calderon
Video Editing: Maria Royo & Anton Calderon

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  • Pledge $15 or more
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    THE FERTILIZER An advance download of Tall Tall Trees new album + access to our exclusive behind the scenes "making of" video blog.

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    THE SPRUCE A signed advance copy of the new TTT album mailed to your door with a handwritten thank you note and some stickers for your sticker book. (plus the download and video blog)

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    THE CHESTNUT A limited edition TTT T-shirt, plus the CD, Download, Note, Stickers, and Video Blog.

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    THE CURLY MAPLE An illustrated songbook with lyrics and chords to the album, + the T-shirt, the CD, Download, Note, Stickers, and Video Blog.

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    THE GIVING TREE A music lesson with anyone in the band (banjo,guitar,bass, or drums) + the Songbook, the T-shirt, the CD, Download, Note, Stickers, and Video Blog.

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    THE LEMON TREE Tall Tall Trees will record a cover song of your choosing! Any song you like. Plus you get the Songbook, T-shirt, the CD, Download, Note, Stickers, and Video Blog.

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    THE REDWOOD Not only do you get your name in the album jacket but Tall Tall Trees will come to your home (or a place of your choosing) the next time we are in town and perform a concert just for you and your friends.(US ONLY) You can make requests. We'll bring the party hats. Plus, you get the Songbook, T-shirt, the CD, Download, Note, Stickers, and Video Blog.

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    THE SEQUOIA By pledging $2,500 you are an executive Tree Hugger. You will be listed as an executive producer in the liner notes. You will also be invited to the final listening party before the album gets sent to the presses, You get a House Concert, the Songbook, T-shirt, the CD, Download, Note, Stickers, and Video Blog.

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