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After four years of traveling and playing music together, we've written a new collection of songs for our second full-length album.
After four years of traveling and playing music together, we've written a new collection of songs for our second full-length album.
After four years of traveling and playing music together, we've written a new collection of songs for our second full-length album.
144 backers pledged $11,101 to help bring this project to life.

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We're Makin' An Album!

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Hey, we're The Genuine.

We are super excited and ready to make our second full-length album but we need your help!  We've been working on these songs for a couple of years, and they are a reflection of our life experience and feelings over that period of time.  They are reflections of love, marriage, jobs, traveling, friendships, hope, DOUBT, and everything else between life and death. This album is different from the first and we feel like we need to present the music in a way that takes our experience as a band and family, and connects them with yours.

We have a wonderful artistic family around us; musicians, producers, photographers, videographers, visual artists and designers, etc. that are helping us lock into our new lane.  The producer on this album cares passionately about creating music.  He has produced some of our favorite NC bands and made beautiful work.  We know he'll work hard to make our music the best it can be. 

We're so grateful for everyone who has supported us thus far.  We couldn't make this album without you, nor would we want to. 

xx Matthew, Kate, & Devin 

Risks and challenges

This project is a huge undertaking and we are ready to start tracking ASAP. The goal we've set for $10,000 is about half of the total funding we will need to finish this project, complete and ship all rewards. We have set aside the other half (~$8,000) to be used at the end of the recording process. About $8,000 will cover the tracking and mixing process and about $8,000 will release the tracks to us and get us to mastering. ~$2,000 will cover KickStarter fees and the cost to produce and ship your rewards. We will not be able to begin recording until this campaign succeeds. Come September, it's go time!

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    Full Album Download

    When the album is released, you will receive a digital download of the full album + a special commentary version of the album.

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    Handwritten Lyric Sheet

    Handwritten Lyric Sheet of a song from the album + digital download.

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    • Full Album Download
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    T-shirt Bundle

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    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' T-Shirt
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Sticker
    • Full Album Download
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    Poster Bundle

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    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Screenprint
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Sticker
    • Full Album Download
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    All Them Goodies

    ALL OF THE GOODIES

    Includes:
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' T-Shirt
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Screenprint
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Sticker
    • Handwritten Lyric Sheet
    • Full Album Download
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    Handmade Journal

    Matthew will make you a leather bound journal with which you can:

    - Finish your novel
    - Write love letters
    - Save Recipes
    - Remember funny quotes
    - AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

    Includes:
    • Handmade Journal
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Sticker
    • Full Album Download
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    Group Vocals + Album Credit

    Join us in the studio and lend your voice to our album and receive an album credit.

    Includes:
    • Sing On The Album
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Sticker
    • Full Album Download
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    Evening With The Genuine + Photo Book

    Join us in Winston-Salem, NC for dinner and receive a photo book chronicling our writing and recording process. This photo book is exclusive to people that made the album (producers, musicians, photographers and other artists) and this reward level (you).

    Includes:
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    • Photo Book
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    Golden Ticket

    A personalized laminated all access pass to all of our shows ... for life.

    * All Access Pass includes a +1

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    • Golden Ticket
    • Handwritten Lyric Sheet
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Sticker
    • Full Album Download
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    Your Story -> Song

    Any story, made into a fully produced song just for you. Think of the possibilities.

    Includes:
    • Custom Recorded Song
    • Handwritten Lyric Sheet
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Sticker
    • Full Album Download
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    House Show

    The Genuine will come over to your place and play a set just for you and your friends and family. We'll make sure too bring goodies too.

    (6 hours max traveling distance)

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    This One's For All The Marbles

    Treat Yo' Self!

    Includes:
    • House Show
    • Custom Recorded Song
    • Evening w/ The Genuine
    • Golden Ticket
    • Photo Book
    • Handmade Journal
    • Sing On The Album
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' T-Shirt
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Screenprint
    • Handwritten Lyric Sheet
    • Exclusive 'The Genuine' Sticker
    • Full Album Download
    • Exclusive Alternate Take Song Download
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