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This album has been in the works for 3 years. We'd like to have it finished up so we can get it into people's hands to enjoy.

We have been working on our current album, 'Multi Goods & Services,' for close to 3 years. Work, families, children, school, and other activities make recording sessions few and far between, but we have managed to piece it all together and make an album that we can be proud of. We are a family band and love spending time together making music, and we've tried to capture that love in our recording.

We would like to raise enough money to have someone master our recording and to cover the costs of a promotional campaign. To get college radio stations to play the music and get it to people's ears (as well as to get print and online reviews), a promotional campaign is needed. We have neither the time nor the connections to do this on our own, that is why we need your help so that we can hire people that will do it right.

We have been through this process before and wish we could cover the costs on our own again, but it is becoming harder and harder to find money to do this on account of our growing families, school, and the normal costs of living. If we happen to raise more than our $2,500 goal we plan on putting that money towards having someone properly mix the album, and possibly toward pressing the album on vinyl (something we've always wanted but have never been able to afford to do). This would be an additional $1,500, so any additional donations would be greatly appreciated even if we happen to reach our initial $2,500 goal.

Thank you for taking the time to check out our family project, and please check out the "backer rewards" section to see if anything sounds interesting to you. Below you will find press snippets from past releases:

"These guys manage to blend electro, psychedelica and pure pop so seamlessly, it seems impossible." - Lost at Sea

"Above all, they've demonstrated their most important qualification: the ability to write undeniable pop gems." - Splendid Magazine

"The group's vocal and instrumental arrangements have become more sophisticated, while their songs remain substantial and memorable." - All Music Guide

“…four and five part harmonies and western tones blend seamlessly with a delightful flavor of '60s psychedelic pop in a particularly original way..." - Treble Zine

"The Channel deliver melodies and harmonies galore, along with a certain ramshackle, circus-like feeling of freedom and joy." - Erasing Clouds

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    A copy of The Channel rarities CD in homemade packaging and a Channel postcard.

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    $5 reward plus a pre release MP3 download of the new album, 'Multi Goods & Services.'

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    $10 reward plus a limited edition CD version of 'Multi Goods & Services' in homemade packaging, and a CD copy of a Driftin' Luke album of your choice (Colby’s side project).

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    $20 reward plus standard version of 'Multi Goods & Services' on vinyl -- ONLY if the secondary goal of $4,000 is reached.

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    $20 reward plus a Channel 'Live' EP in homemade packaging.

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    $20 reward plus an official CD copy of The Channel's album 'Personalized' or the 2-disc set of 'Tales From the Two Hill Heart/Sibylline Machine' - donor's choice. And if we happen to meet our secondary goal ($4000 total), a vinyl test pressing of the new album, 'Multi Goods & Services', courtesy of United Record Pressing.

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    $50 reward plus The Channel t-shirt (sizes limited), plus an official CD copy of The Channel's album 'Personalized' or the 2-disc set of 'Tales From the Two Hill Heart/Sibylline Machine' - whichever one was not chosen at the $50 level.

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    $75 reward plus a recording of a cover song chosen by the donor.

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    $100 reward plus a recording of a song written about the subject of your choice, in the style of your choice.

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    $200 reward plus dinner with the band (or a care package if you are from out of town) and each member will pick out a present for you.

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    $500 reward plus a special EP written and recorded especially for you. You provide pictures, stories, lyrics, or whatever you want the band to use for inspiration.

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    $750 reward plus The Channel will play a show for you at your house (or desired location) or, if you are from out of town, the band will make a short film for you.

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