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The album is written, the band is ready. All we need is you. Help strike a blow for Independent American Rock Music.

The Bastard Suns are preparing to record a new full-length album entitled Long Live Song, and we need your help. We'll be recording at Spotlight Sound in good old Atlanta with our long-time producer, collaborator and all-around idiot savant Jason Andrews for the entire month of August. When the album is complete, we'll start gearing up for our 10th national tour, and we'll make sure it's coming to a city near you! We're asking for $12,000 because we reckon that's just enough to pay for the album recording, mastering, production and the subsequent tour, so help a hard-working, independent American Rock Band stay alive.

The Bastard Suns have never given in to hype, ego, or the constantly-changing landscape that is today's music scene. From songwriting to design, from merchandise to recording and touring, we have always kept everything in-house and have continued to produce great music no matter what the cost. Only now we need help to swing that cost. Over 8 years, we've self-funded four albums, dozens of East-Coast tours and 9 cross-country tours and we don't plan on stopping now. The Bastard Suns have forged our own path, come hell or high-water and we believe that this spirit is what once made our country so great. I think we could all agree that we as a nation are losing that spirit now, right when we need it the most. We don't ask you to do much, we know it's hard out there right now. And we don't promise to change the world either. But at least you can all rest easy knowing that if you're bored, depressed, or if you just need to let go of it all for a while, The Bastards are never far away. Just raise that Viking horn to your lips and sound the glorious call, and we will arrive on chariots of fire and rock you all. Thank you, and Long Live Song.

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Recording a full-length album of original material is always risky and challenging, (not to mention expensive and time-consuming.) and the fact that the studio is in Atlanta and most of the band live in S. Florida, isn't making things any easier. (Or cheaper.) Honestly, this Kickstarter is do-or-die for us. If we don't make it, there's really no other way to raise the funds, and there's no point in scheduling a tour for an album that doesn't exist. So, at the risk of sounding dramatic, EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BASTARD SUNS' MUSICAL FUTURE RELIES ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS PROJECT. No pressure though.

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  • We setup the rewards to ship to US only because some of the larger rewards are not possible or difficult to deliver outside of the US. However, we will most certainly send you any of the smaller rewards like the CD, T-shirt, sticker, cover art proofs to your international address. We are honored to have your support, go ahead and make your pledge. If you run into any complications when the project completes, just email our manager, http://mailto:wayne@thebastardsuns.com, and we can arrange to send your rewards without involving Kickstarter.

    If you are outside of the US and want to pledge $1000 or more please contact us to discuss the acoustic show and/or the painting. We won't be able to deliver the acoustic show outside of the US unless we tour to your area and the painting may have some issues with shipping as it will be a fragile item.

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  • Certainly, contact our manager, http://mailto:wayne@thebastardsuns.com, and we will work something out for you.

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  • Pledge $10 or more
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    11 backers

    You'll get your name in the thank-you's on the CD sleeve, plus you'll get the satisfaction of knowing you helped an awesome, hard-working American Rock Band stay alive. Also, I (Clay) will send you a personal e-mail, just to say thanks.

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    You'll get your name in the thank-you's on the CD sleeve, an early digital download of the album, plus the satisfaction of knowing you helped an awesome, hard-working American Rock Band stay alive. Also, I (Clay) will send you a personal e-mail, just to say thanks.

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    You'll receive a personally-signed copy of our new album before its release (plus the digital download,) your name in the thank-you's on the CD sleeve, a thank-you e-mail and a sticker.

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    78 backers

    You'll receive a signed copy of our new album before its release (plus the digital download), your name in the thank-you's on the CD sleeve, a thank-you e-mail and a sticker...And a limited-edition "I Helped The Bastard Suns Stay Afloat" t-shirt.

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    You'll receive all of the aforementioned swag plus a VERY RARE acoustic demo of the album as a digital download.

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    You'll receive all of the aforementioned swag as well as a 15-minute Skype chat with the band. Maybe we'll break out the acoustic guitars, maybe we'll just share a toast.

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    You'll get DOUBLE the aforementioned swag, a 15-minute Skype chat AND SUPER rare cover-art proofs signed by the band and the artist. Also, you'll be brought up onstage and embarrassed at our next show in your area.

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    How about DOUBLE the aforementioned swag, a private 1-hour acoustic set in your living room and a 1-of-a-kind painting from Whitney? The first pledge receives their painting on an electric guitar! Does that do anything for you?

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    Now we're talkin'! You'll get DOUBLE the aforementioned swag, all the limited-edition art and music, and we'll play an acoustic show AND Jay Tea will get your name tattooed on his body. (That's right, I said it.) Also, I (Clay) will send you one of my prized lyric notebooks. Got a favorite song?

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