Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 18, 2011.

Update #7

Packages are sent! And CD release show!

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Hey everyone!  Just wanted to give you a quick update to let you know, if you ordered physical goods, keep your eyes on the mailbox, because everything was sent out this afternoon! :)  Download codes went out last week as well.  If by some weird chance you didn't get yours (those darn SPAM filters), please just send us a message and we'll resend it to you.

Also, for those of you in the Bay area, our CD release show is this Friday, July 27 at Bottom of the Hill!  We are headlining, and sharing the stage will a couple stellar bands, Dirty Ghosts and Sporting Life (we are big fans!).  DJ Danny from the Frail is going to be spinning between sets.  It's going to be a great night, and we'd love to see you there to celebrate what YOU helped us create!

Get tickets here: 

http://www.stubmatic.com/bottomofthehill/event/7182

We love you guys.  Thanks again for everything and we hope you love the record!


Update #6 - For backers only

Download the album's first single "Heartbeat" now!

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Update #3 - For backers only

Spring Update!

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Update #2

This train is still a-rollin!

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WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN........after 11 days we reached our initial Kickstarter goal for our new album!!! This was the bare minimum we needed to move forward with our recording plans. We have about 15 days left to Kickstart it up, and the more funds we raise, the better the album we can make! So, if you've been thinking about contributing but wonder if we still need your help--the answer is YES!  :)

A big thank you to our backers so far--you are all amazing and your generosity and passion for our band has completely touched our hearts.  And we promise to return the favor with a kick-ass album :)  We love you!

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    THE SHY INTRODUCTION: A digital download of the first single from the new record, plus exclusive updates here on Kickstarter.

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    THE BOOK OF LOVE: Who wrote it? We did. Just for you. A limited edition album companion booklet that goes far beyond the realm of liner notes.....designed by the band, it will include lyrics, photos, and stories behind the songs. All this plus EXCLUSIVITY. So sweet.

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    THE MIX TAPE: Remember when you were younger and you would totally make a mix tape for that special someone you were pretty sure you wanted to go steady with? Heck, we still do that. And we wanna make one for you. This level includes a custom-made, just-for-you mix CD from the band. Shoot, it may even feature some acoustic tracks and previously unreleased rarities from the Bruises vault. This plus PDA.

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    THE DINNER DATE: Literally. The band would like to take you out for dinner! We pick the restaurant, but don't worry, it won't be fast food. We wanna impress you, remember? This option is for Bay-Area only backers, for obvious reasons. :) And it comes with loads of clever conversation and PDA....but not while we're eating.

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    THE HEARTBEAT: Does your heart go pitter patter for the sweet thunder of drums? Then we have just the thing for you--a signed Ludwig 24" custom Bruises logo bass drum head used in the recording of the album, not to mention 20+ shows this year. BOOM!!! This plus PDA and a high five from Tamara.

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    YOU CAN TELL EVERYBODY THIS IS YOUR SONG: We hope you don't mind that we put down in words....how wonderful life is now that we made this new album. No, really. The Bruises will write a special song just for you about a topic of your choosing. And then we will record it in Garageband and send it to you. And you will also get major PDA!

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    MEET THE PARENTS: Um, so this might be a little awkward, but since this is the level right after SPEND THE NIGHT, we're going to need you to meet our parents, or at least, one of them. That's right, not only will you get THE MIX TAPE, but you will get a 10-minute Skype session with a bona fide Bruises parent, where you can ask them anything you want. It may not be sexy, but it's important if we want this relationship to last.

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    SHACKIN' UP: Money can't buy you love, but in this case, it will definitely get you a day in the studio with the Bruises. You'll have to find your own transportation and lodging if you are from out of town, but once you're here, you'll get to hang out and watch us record a whole day's worth of the new record. Also, we'll feed you whatever it is we are eating that day, so expect a healthy portion of pizza or Chinese. And at the end of the day, we'll send you home with a signed guitar used for the recording. HOTT DAMN! All this plus PDA.

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