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The Age of Rockets is working on a 30 track 3-disc "Choose Your Own Adventure"- style concept album and would love to have you help out!
The Age of Rockets is working on a 30 track 3-disc "Choose Your Own Adventure"- style concept album and would love to have you help out!
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Hey there!

We are about to make a very special new record! The idea is that we want it to be like a "choose your own adventure" album. We are going to record 10 songs... then record them again in another style, and then record them yet again in a third style. So there will be 30 tracks in total - some loud, some soft, some pretty, some harsh - with the idea that the listener will pick his/her favorite version of each track and be allowed to make their own "official" version of the album!

Unfortunately, in addition to being really fun, this idea is overflowing with expenses! The mixing of the album will probably cost at least $6,000, mastering around $2,000, and then with packaging and paying string, horn, woodwind players... YIKES.

If this sounds like a fun project to you, think about donating some cash. You will get totally awesome things in return, as well as a good feeling from helping support a few nerds fulfill a musical vision!

Thanks everyone!

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    Nothing ... but a warm feeling for helping a worthy cause (a very small amount of warmth though because 1 dollar is a very small amount of money).

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    Digital download of the first 2 songs finished (this will be at least a few months before the albums release!) No idea what these songs will be just now but they will probably be the ones we are most excited about.

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    Download of the first 2 songs finished and your name and a link to your website on our soon-to-be-completed website under a list of super awesome helpers whom help! We will be internet pals 4 life!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A digital download of the entire 30 track album as soon as it's finished. You will be one of the first people to receive the album. Probably about a month before it goes up on itunes! Also the name and link on our website!

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    a signed copy of "mc chris is dead" by mc chris. I produced this album for mc chris and he accidentally left one of the pre-signed copies at my place before he went on a tour. If you want me to sign it as well I can do that. weirdo.

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    A digital download of the album plus your name and link on our website and a personalized mix CD from Andrew to you. I will take your musical taste into consideration ... by which i mean I will ask you for your favorite bands of all time, your least favorite and the last few CDs you bought and I will try to make something special for you with a nice cover and everything as if I were trying to hit on you via mix cd .... I am not trying to get with you because I feel like that breaches my very rigid fan-band interaction etiquette rules but I do think you are totally smokin' hot and you are going to make someone very happy some day.

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    Digital download of the entire album and your name printed in the CD booklet thank yous!

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    Extra Special EP PACK!

    Digital download of the album plus your name and link on our website and your name printed in the CD booklet! AND an exclusive Acoustic EP of 4 older age of rockets songs (Elephant and Castle / Avada Kedavra / Petales Ament La Salete / insmileoutblood ... this will have electronic drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and some other things ... not just a guitar / vocal performance). A SECOND EP of new covers including the Age of Rockets cover of Oats We Sow by Gregory and The Hawk. (Both EPs may someday become available on the internet but you will have them many moons before such a thing happens) In addition to this You will be get the Sleep EP of 3 new songs to help you fall asleep and as an extra special gift you will get the Moonbear LP which is the all electronic side project of Age of Rockets and Field Mouse (sounds kind of like the drive home)!!

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    Digital download of the entire album and your name printed in the CD booklet thank yous! and a 1 of a kind Polaroid photograph of Andrew Futral taken by Jenny Owen Youngs signed by Jenny Owen Youngs as "Bess Rogers-Kuffner" this prize is clearly very insider-y!

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    Digital Download of the album as soon as it's finished. Also the 3 disc handmade physical album (signed by all members) your name printed in the CD booklet and a personal letter of thanks from us to you.

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    A personal remix of your choosing! If you have a song you would like an Age of Rockets remix of you can send the acapella track and some reference songs. Or if you would like to hear a remix of a specific song (and you can find the acapella online ... try here first:http://www.acapellas4u.co.uk/) we will do it. You will also get a digital download of the record and your name in the bookletttt!

    this is the only reward where the remix will be done.
    the prizes that refer to "the 100" dollar pledge or pledges that say "the stuff from before" refers to the non limited prizes.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    This reward was Dan Romer's Idea.
    I will record a commentary track for your favorite movie ... possibly as if i had something to do with the making of the movie. I probably legally am not allowed to duplicate movies so I can only legally send you the audio I make for it .... but maybe I am not good at bouncing down audio only tracks in imovie and I accidentally make a mistake and send you it as a movie file on dvd? you get me? mistakes might get made. Also you get the stuff from the 100 dollar pledge with this.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Digital download of the 30 tracks, the signed physical 3 disc CD with your name printed in it, the entire age of rockets back catalog (Hannah, The Drive Home, The Covers Album) and a limited edition t-shirt only ever made and given to people who donate 200 or more dollars. never to be sold. one of a kind forever! Also there will also be some limited edition stickers and pins and stuff.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Everything from the 200 Dollar Pledge but we will also print a picture of you in The Age of Rockets booklet on a page (or 2?) dedicated to the super helpers ... this is you. This will also be done for any pledge amount over 300 as well.

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    You can have up to 2 friends pledge this with you but the title might have to be "More Money More Problems (Kate, Jack and Sawyer)" no last names in that instance ... but all 2 or 3 of you will get the EPs and a shirt. No need to share : )
    You will get everything from the regular 300 dollar prize plus one of the tracks will be named after you. You will also recieve all the music listed from the limited 65 dollar EP pack pledge.
    Your name will appear in the song like "Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Sally Shapablap)"
    If only 1 person does this reward I will send them all 3 versions of the song in question and he/she will get to pick which version is named after them. I will also spend this 300 on recording specifically for that song so when people ask you why your name is on there you can say I paid for the orchestra on that song. Then people will say "REALLY?" and you will say really nonchalantly say "yeah, it's no big deal, they are friends of mine so i hooked them up"

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    Everything from the 200 dollar pledge plus we will record any song you want us to record (full band recording). We will cover any song or re-record any of our older songs. whatever you want. We will send this recording just to you and never try to sell it or give it out ... from us to you.

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    You will get the T-shirt / album combo and The Age of Rockets will write and record a song for you about whatever you want provided it's not racist / sexist / homophobic etc ... It will be at least 3 minutes in length and it will be named after you or whatever you want it to be named after

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    Everything from before but we will record a 4 song EP for you. Any 4 songs ever (1 of which can be the personal song about you or about whatever you want). If you wanted us to do a 4 song nickelback tribute this might be your only opportunity for that. It wil be an EP present from us to you and no one but you will get to hear the songs. unless you give them away or let people hear them!

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    All the same stuff from before except we will make and record a 4th version of the album and give it only to you! a 10 track age of rockets album for your ears only! You wouldn't be allowed to sell it but if you wanted to put it online for the world to download you could name it after you ... like if your name was Reginald Plapabo you could call it "The Age of Rockets - Reginald Plapabo Album 2010 WTF?"

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    I will make star and direct a shot for shot remake of your favorite movie as best as I can. I will spend money on costumes and lighting and try really hard to make it as good as i can.

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