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The Kipsies' first full-length album after recording and releasing two EPs in years past.
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We've been working on our new album, "There Is a Season" for about a year now.  We've written the music, spent many hours in the studio recording it, and even more hours obsessively listening to it and tweaking mixes.  We've reached the mastering phase and are a little short on funds to get us across the finish line.

For those of you not familiar with the recording process, mastering is the phase of production where engineers with lifetimes of experience and speakers that cost more than some cars put the final polish on the tracks.  It's a crucial step in the process and one that, as an artist, you don't want to get wrong.  We've already had 4 of the 12 tracks mastered and one of them, a song called "Chamomile," was even a finalist for Best Folk Song at the New Mexico Music Awards in 2019.

After mastering, the final phase is the actual production of the album.  That involves getting it to all the digital outlets (e.g. iTunes, Spotify, Google, etc.) as well as producing physical copies (CDs) to put in the hands of those who like their music to have a tactile element to it as well.

We're so close to making this album a reality and would love it if you would partner with us in making it happen.

For those of you unfamiliar with us, here's a taste of what we sound like:

Risks and challenges

We don't foresee a lot of risks involved the project at this point. The vast majority of the process is already done and paid for. We've already recorded and produced two EPs as The Kipsies and many more with a previous incarnation of the band. So, we're pretty experienced with how much it's going to take to get the album finished. We feel like $1500 is a safe number to get it done when factoring in the costs involved for Kickstarater, the rewards, etc.

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    Early Access to Four Tracks & Sticker

    Get early access to hear the four tracks we've already finished mastering immediately and downloadable copies as soon as the campaign ends. These songs include the song, "Chamomile" that was a New Mexico Music Awards finalist for Best Folk Song in 2019. You'll also get a Kipsies Tree Logo sticker, and our unlimited gratitude!

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    Early Access and a Digital Copy

    Get everything above plus a digital copy of the album on the August 31st release date.

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    Even EARLIER Access

    Get everything above except you'll get your digital copy as soon as it's done (sometime in July, most likely).

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    Signed Copy of the Finished Album

    All the Early Access stuff above plus a signed copy of the album before it's released. When we have it, you will have it. You'll also receive a hand-written thank you note from us to express our appreciation for your support.

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    Release Show

    Everything above plus free admission for 6 to the Release Show at the Lobo Theater in Albuquerque on August 31st.

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    Limited Edition Print

    Did you know that Shawn, our bass player is also a pretty amazing artist? Well, now you do. Choose this reward and you'll get everything listed above plus a limited edition print of his hand-drawn interpretation of the new album's cover art.

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    House (or Wherever) Show

    Why come to us when we could come to you? Get everything above plus a 2-hour show for you and your closest friends. You tell us where (within 75 miles of Albuquerque, NM), and we'll show up, instruments in hand.

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