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This is a campaign to raise $ for the new Daylights album. We have brand new songs and can't wait to share them with you and the world!

Hey guys, 

April 24th - Campaign update:So, we just uploaded a new video to the Kickstarter page. Check it out! Also, you know the song playing in the videos we posted? Well, we thought it would be cool to give you all an EXCLUSIVE free download of it. It's called "Cosmic Dancer" and its a special recording with strings as accompaniment that's never been released...ever.SO, just for being awesome fans, here you go! http://t.opsp.in/1CbAy

We've always had an infatuation with strings since we were kids. So one afternoon we tried to recreate the scaled-down London symphony in our living room with Paul Cartwright and April Guthrie, two of our favorite string players in LA. We spent an hour on each song, did a few songs of our own and a few of our favorite covers.

BUT BUT BUT!! Please spread the love by clicking SHARE after downloading! We know that you guys have already helped us out a bunch, but one share per person could really make a huge difference in the home stretch of this campaign.

Thanks again!

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THE TIME HAS COME TO MAKE A NEW ALBUM...

We've been busy! We've built a huge stack of songs, and we've narrowed it down to 10 or 11 that we can't wait to share with you and the world...but we need your help! 

We love being an indie band and the creative benefits that come with it. Last time we made a big, bold record in London, and it was one of the best experiences of our lives. This time, our hope is to record and produce the bulk of these songs in our own studio in Los Angeles, and it is allllmost possible. Just a few more pieces of gear to get started, some tracking, mixing, mastering, pressing, promoting and getting out there for everyone to hear. And Us + Kickstarter + you guys makes that a reality! It also gives us a unique opportunity to fill your mailboxes and computers with all kinds of new Daylights stuff; and better yet, it gives us the chance to interact with you guys–our friends and fans–one on one as we make this record.  

THE DAYLIGHTS IN 3D!!!

This is going to be cool. Really cool. For those of you who want to get really up close and personal and be "IN" the studio while we're recording, we'll send you two pairs of 3D glasses in the mail, along with a private access code and directions for logging in, and you can pull up a chair and watch 3D videos of the "making of" process. There probably won't be dinosaurs, aliens or giant sinking ships, but we're hoping this will be a rare and exciting way you can virtually be a part of this record.   

FREE INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF "GET READY"...

There are LOTS of different unique incentives and possibilites for you to choose from...and remember, everyone who pledges big or small immediately gets a download of the exclusive, publicly unreleased song "Get Ready", just featured in the hit movie "Chronicle". We've had so many people asking about this song, and here is your chance to get it!

HAVE YOUR NAME PRINTED IN THE LINER NOTES OF THE RECORD!!

Just what it says.... With this package, you can skip the mailroom and become an executive.  We'll print your name in the album artwork as a Kickstarter executive producer!  This is a really cool way to support the band, and it's our way of saying thank you for partnering with us.  

PAINTED GUITARS AND MORE...

Ricky will put his artistic talent to good use and hand design/paint a personalized guitar in either an original design or one of your choosing. He's done three of these before and it went smashingly! 

SPREAD THE WORD!

We've always been a grassroots band, and we feel we have the best fans in the world. As you know, the kicker is if we don't reach our goal in 30 days, we don't receive any backing, and we'll probably make a record on our iphones just for you guys. If we surpass our goal, well, the record just gets better and better, we get to cut less corners, and we can really focus on promoting this thing and getting it out there. You're obviously free to donate more than the specified amount for any given promotional package, but just as important is the tweeting, facebooking, emailing, and telling all your friends, family, neighbors and complete strangers about this campaign! 

Everyone, our sincere thanks for believing in us and for being a part of our lives.  We look forward to making another record for you guys!

Ricky, Ran and Svend   

BTW, here's our first Kickstarter video that we released when we launched the project:

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    {3D ACCESS} If you freaked out watching Avatar and Tron in 3D, now you can virtually be in the studio with us! We'll send you exclusive information with your password and where to log on, and you can watch 3D footage of us all over town and in the studio making the record!

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    {THE FAST TRACK} You'll get a digital download of the album before it's released to anyone else.

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    {THE RARITIES - PKG 1} A digital download of the album before the official release date + a new, unreleased digital EP of material not on the album.

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    {THE RARITIES PLUS - PKG 2} A digital download of the album before the official release date + a new, unreleased digital EP + the physical hardcopy of the new album mailed straight to you. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {3D ACCESS + 3D GLASSES - PKG 4} We'll send two pairs of 3D glasses right to your front door, along with your password and login information, and you can pull up a chair and virtually "be right there with us" as we make this record. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3} A digital download of the album before the official release date + a new, unreleased digital EP of material not on the album + the new physical album, signed and mailed directly to your door. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE LIMITED EDITION} A signed, limited-edition No Reverse Tour Poster (hand-drawn by Ricky) + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE FULL-LENGTHS} Signed copies of BOTH Daylights full-length albums + digital downloads of both albums + a digital download of the new Deluxe Edition 2010 album + the brand new digital EP. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE THREADS} One Daylights T-Shirt of your choice + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE ANSWERING MACHINE} Have the boys record your voicemail, i.e. "Hey, its Ricky, Ran, and Svend from The Daylights...Margot can't come to the phone right now..please hang up and stop trying to ask her out." etc. + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE DRUMSTICKS} A pair of Svend's signed drumsticks that were used on the record + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE VINYL} Finally! Rich, warm, wonderful, hi-fi vinyl. Mailed straight to your door + the advance digital download of the new album. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE DAYLIGHTS IN 3D!! - PKG 4} For those of you who freaked out watching Avatar and Tron in 3D, now you can virtually be in the studio with us. We'll ship you two pairs of 3D glasses to your house, exclusive information on where to log on, and you can watch 3D footage clips of us in the studio making the record + everything from {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (P.S. This is by far our favorite package!) (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE CATALOGUE} Hi-Res downloads of every song off of every Daylights album new and old, EP's new and old, limited-edition tour EP's, Singles new and old, Remixes new and old we have ever created + {THE DAYLIGHTS IN 3D!! - PKG 4} + the new, pyhsical CD signed and mailed to your door!

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    {THE FRAMED LYRICS} Handwritten lyrics, any song of your choice, signed, framed and delivered to your door. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {YOGA} Go to Yoga with Ricky here in Los Angeles (travel not included). Touch your toes again AND support the band. Oh, the harmony!

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    {YOUR NAME IN THE ARTWORK! - PKG 5} Your name in our liner notes in the stunning new album artwork + everything in the {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE MEMORABILIA} The signed lyric sheet from "I Hope This Gets To You" and the silver hand paint and glitter from the actual viral video + {3D ACCESS + 3D GLASSES} + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE PLAYER} First come the rudiments, then comes the rock! A one-hour guitar, bass or drum lesson with Ran, Ricky or Svend- in LA (if you can get here) or by Skype. Learn our songs the way we play them!

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    {THE VOICE} Get a one-hour voice lesson from Ricky or Ran and stretch out that vocal range- in LA (again, if you can get here) or by Skype.

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    {THE DIGITAL CONCERT} Pull up a chair and enjoy a private streaming performance of your three personal favorite Daylights songs, new or old (through ustream, skype or ichat) + {3D ACCESS + 3D GLASSES} + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE VANS} Custom-designed VANS shoes by Ricky + {3D ACCESS + 3D GLASSES} + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE WALL DISPLAY} Framed Album Wall Display + {YOUR NAME IN THE ARTWORK - PKG 5} + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE VIP CONCERT PACKAGE} Good for two people at any headlining show. Hang with us all night at soundcheck, dinner before the show, help make the setlist, 2 front row tickets to the show, backstage passes and laminates. Guaranteed good times! + 2 signed setlists from the evening & 2 signed copies of the new album.

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    {THE LYRIC GUITAR} A signed acoustic guitar with lyrics from the new record artfully written all over the body and headstock. (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE FAIRWAY} Unleash your inner Tiger Woods. Tee up at the ridiculously gorgeous Lost Canyons Golf Club in LA for 18 holes of plush golf with the boys and grab a few drinks afterwards.

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    {THE SOUTHERN BBQ} Bring two friends to the Lodge and get treated to an amazing southern BBQ with the boys! + 2 signed copies of the new album included.

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    {THE STUDIO HANG} If 3D just isn't real enough, come spend an afternoon in the studio with the boys recording the new album + we'll include {3D ACCESS + 3D GLASSES} for good measure!

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    {THE ART GUITAR} Painted acoustic guitar by Ricky. You can either choose what he paints, or let him choose for you (he's done three of these before for some very happy people). (International please include extra shipping.)

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    {THE SKYPEWRITING SESSION} Write a song with us! If you can't make it to LA for THE PRIVATE SONGWRITING DAY, let's spend 3 hours or so writing a gem over Skype! We've been writing long-distance songs like this for a while, and it's crazy how great they've turned out! Includes {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}.

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    {PRIVATE SONGWRITING DAY} Spend a day with us in our studio in LA (travel not included). We'll write a song together, grab lunch, chat about music, record an acoustic demo of the new song for you to take back with you. This includes lunch, a demo CD and the ProTools/Logic files of the new song we wrote together! + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}.

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    {SUMMER LOVE} We'll get all dressed up and sing an acoustic version of "Happy" or a mini-set (up to 3 of you and your true love's favorite Daylights songs) at your wedding (travel expenses not included).

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    {THE ACOUSTIC HOUSE CONCERT} A scaled-down, intimate show for you and as many friends as you can cram into your house. If outside the US and/or outside a tour schedule, you'd have to get us there and cover travel expenses + {YOUR NAME IN THE ARTWORK - PKG 5} + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}.

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    {THE ROCK SHOW!} A full-blown, full-length private Daylights concert anywhere in the world for you and your friends/fam/organization. You help pick the setlist, and we pull out all the stops. If outside the US and/or outside a tour schedule, you'd have to cover our travel expenses. You handle the venue and the sound, and we'll play the night away. Also includes {YOUR NAME IN THE ARTWORK - PKG 5} + {THE SIGNED RARITIES - PKG 3}.

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    X 100 = $900,000. {THE BOY ON THE MOON} Uh, the form wouldn't take that many zeros. Join us and Virgin Galactic on a trip to space. Zero gravity. Come on. Somebody. Anybody. We'll go ahead and throw in {THE CATALOGUE}. (International please include extra shipping.)

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