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The Attic Ends are hitting the recording studio and YOU can become a part of making the new album!

The Band

Samantha Rex-- Vocals, Pete Hur-- Guitars, Jan Christiansen-- Keys, Bob King-- Drums

We are The Attic Ends, a four-piece indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY.  We've been together for three years, playing all over New York City and the east coast. Our music is one of personal reflection, empowerment and ultimately liberation.  It documents the highs and lows that come with that type of introspection: at times dark and rumbling, at times euphoric.  Our debut album, "Home", was released on iTunes in December of 2010, was accepted to the Pandora Music Project, and was well received by the New York City music community.  Over time, we played increasingly larger venues, from our humble beginnings at open mics and Arlene's Grocery on to massive venues like the famed Bowery Ballroom. And as our practice schedule intensified, so too did our commitment to this band and to each other.  We moved in together, we secured our own rehearsal space, and we spent just about every waking hour working on our music... and working to support it.  Eventually record labels start to sniff around and express interest, but by then, we had fallen in love with our love-child and weren't too keen on the idea of sharing custody. And so we labored on trying to nurture and provide for it ourselves.  For two years, we wrote, rehearsed and performed the songs for this upcoming album.  At long last, we're ready to record it. By working with Kickstarter, we're hoping to involve you, our friends and fans, in the making of this record.  Every dollar we raise will go to good use in making the best album possible. Anything over the goal will enable valuable additional support of the album (i.e. PR and radio promotion). Every dollar helps, so please donate today. We're so very grateful for your support!

The Goal

The time has finally come for us to return to the studio and we couldn't be happier about the opportunity to finally put these songs down on record and share them with you!  We've spent most nights during the last two years working on these songs, and we're confident that with the team we've chosen to help us, we're going make them into an incredible record.  Unfortunately, working with true professionals at a top-shelf studio takes quite a bit of money, and so we're hoping to raise some funds using Kickstarter.  By contributing to this campaign, you'll not only receive our record before its official release, but you'll also become an important part of making it! 

The Reward Packages

In addition to the record itself, we've created a bunch of interesting reward packages you can receive for contributing. We've got everything from Signed CD's and Vinyl to T-shirts, Signed Hand-Written Lyric Sheets, Custom Handmade Jewelry, Musical Telegrams, and Private Concerts. Take a look through the panel to the right, and see if something fits your fancy.  We're so very grateful for your support!

The Music

The album will consist of songs that were written to inspire, to encourage, and to empower. Our sound is ethereal, soulful, and haunting, yet has a relentless and unruly attitude to rock! Below is a performance of "The Real You" played LIVE for the first time at the Bowery Ballroom in January. This is one the many songs that we will be recording for the new album!!

Our last music video, "HOME" was released January 2012. The song "Home" is off our debut album released in December 2010.

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    {DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FIRST SINGLE} All it takes is your dollar and our dream! Every dollar counts and every backer's name will be put on our website with the list of contributors.

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    {PRE-RELEASE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE ALBUM} Digital download of our new album complete with album artwork! We'll also put your name on our website with the list of contributors. If you're planning on buying the album when it comes out, why not be a part of making it?!

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    {"GOLD-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} Signed CD with first pressing original artwork, stickers, and a special unreleased bonus track! You will get the Digital Download of the album before it is released. You will also be recognized as a contributor on our website. *for international shipping please add $10

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    {"GET TO KNOW THE ATTIC ENDS" AND CHAT VIA SKYPE + "GOLD-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} Meet the band face to face (over the internet) and chit chat about music and life over beverages. You will also receive everything in the "GOLD-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE! *for international shipping please add $10

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    {LAST DAY SPECIAL!!!! "GOLD-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE + SPECIAL REWARD TO CELEBRATE US REACHING OUR GOAL!} Signed CD with first pressing original artwork, stickers, and a special unreleased bonus track! You will get the Digital Download of the album before it is released. You will also be recognized as a contributor on our website. In addition the Gold Backers package, you will receive a special additional item celebrating that we successfully completed our Kickstarter Campaign! *for international shipping please add $10

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    {"MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} Includes everything in the "GOLD-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE, digital download of the album before it's release and signed CD. You also get the NEW limited edition "The Attic Ends" American Apparel t-shirt or tank, a pair of The Attic Ends shot glasses and stickers!!! *for international shipping please add $10

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    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! {MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE + "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} UPDATE: By the end of the initial ten days, we'll have tracked 14 songs in the studio! Since we sold out the initial ten message in a bottle packages, we're adding 4 more... one for each of the additional songs recorded! {MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE + "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} You will receive a one-of-a-kind hand-written, signed, lyric sheet from one of the songs on the new album. It will be delivered to you in a wine bottle drank by the band in the recording studio. This also includes everything in the "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE. *for international shipping please add $10

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    {MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE + "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} You will receive a one-of-a-kind hand-written, signed, lyric sheet from one of the songs on the new album. It will be delivered to you in a wine bottle drank by the band in the recording studio. This also includes everything in the "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE. *for international shipping please add $10

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    {NYC STYLE PACKAGE + "GOLD-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} Hang with Samantha visiting all of her favorite stores + vintage shops, have a little lunch, and get personal tips on all things "fashion". You can also have your own wardrobe updated and get style tips using your own closet! This package is not only for the ladies! MEN you'll love this cause she will give you advice on style and take you to where she takes the guys in the band to swank up their looks for practically nothing! You also receive everything in the "GOLD-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE!

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    {POKER-DEN AT OUR PRIVATE STUDIO + "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} Play poker with The Attic Ends at the rehearsal studio! Drinks and food provided, winner takes home a special prize! You'll also receive everything in the "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE!

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    {LIMITED-EDITION VINYL + "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} Our new album served to you on a 12 inch platter!!! This package of course also includes everything in the "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE! *for international shipping please add $10

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    {MUSICAL TELEGRAM or ACOUSTIC SERENADE - WITH A COVER SONG OF YOUR CHOICE + LIMITED EDITION VINYL + "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} Would you or your friends in the NYC area enjoy being serenaded by the acoustic stylings of The Attic Ends? "Knock, Knock, it's The Attic Ends"... a unique acoustic show anywhere within the five boroughs. We'll even learn one cover song of your choosing. Not in NYC?... We'll perform live via skype! You will also receive a professional recording of the chosen cover track and everything in the "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE and the LIMITED EDITION VINYL!! *for international shipping please add $10

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    {SAMANTHA'S CUSTOM-MADE SILVER JEWELRY PACKAGE + "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE} ***EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE*** Custom, one of a kind silver headband and cuffs, handmade by Dana Faith, designed and worn by Samantha Rex on stage and in videos! You also receive everything in the "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE!!! *available for winter holiday season *for international shipping please add $10

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    {PARTY AT OUR PLACE + "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGES+ LIMITED EDITION VINYL} Come to our private studio in Brooklyn and party like a rockstar. We"ll provide the drinks, food, and musical entertainment for you and up to 5 of your friends who will all receive "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARD PACKAGES! You will also receive the limited edition vinyl!

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    {SAMANTHA'S CUSTOM-MADE GOLD JEWELRY PACKAGE + "MAGNUM-BACKERS" REWARDS PACKAGE} ***EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE*** Custom, one of a kind 14K gold-fill headband and cuffs, handmade by Dana Faith, designed and worn by Samantha Rex on stage and in videos (see below)!!! You will also receive everything in the "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE!!! *available for winter holiday season *for international shipping please add $10

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    {LIVE CONCERT + "MAGNUM-BACKERS" REWARDS PACKAGE + THE LIMITED EDITION VINYL REWARD} Private, full band concert anywhere within a 250 mile radius of New York City. We'll come with our full PA and live set up, ready to rock your party. CD giveaways and signed posters included!! We will also learn a cover song of your choosing and record it for you! Got a beach house, fraternity, or special event for which you need LIVE entertainment? You will also receive everything in the "MAGNUM-BACKER" REWARDS PACKAGE and the LIMITED EDITION 1ST PRESSING OF THE VINYL!!!

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    {"EXECUTIVE-REWARDS" PACKAGE} You will be honored and credited as an "Executive Producer" of the album!!! You'll receive ALL OF THE "UNLIMITED" REWARD PACKAGES listed above. We will perform a live concert anywhere in the world!!! (please provide travel costs) You will also get MANY signed CD's and posters for you and your friends, along with a couple special UNRELEASED bonus tracks! You get a 12 inch limited edition vinyl, and of course the Digital Download of the album before it is released. You will also receive the {MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE} a one-of-a-kind hand-written, signed, lyric sheet from one of the songs on the new album. It will be delivered to you in a wine bottle drank by the band in the recording studio. This level of generosity will not go unmatched, if there's anything else you would like... just ask!

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