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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 1 2010
$1,510
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
35
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 1 2010

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This coming October, we are heading back to Waterloo Studios in Ohio to work with producer Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices). We will record our new album, "Works On Paper" in as little as 5 days. $5000 will cover the cost of recording, mixing, mastering, artwork, and layout of "Works On Paper". We need to meet our goal of $5000, and YOU can help!

A Personal Message from The Library is On Fire:

Hi, how are you? When The Library is On Fire started in 2007, we self-released our first CD, funding the whole project ourselves. We delivered pizzas and tended bar. We wanted to make a record that sounded like a record you would buy at the store, back when you could buy records at the store.

We contacted Todd Tobias, who had worked with Guided by Voices, and continues to produce frontman Robert Pollard. Todd is an aural genius and his rates are extremely reasonable.

In 2009, we made our second record, "Magic Windows, Magic Nights" with Todd. Later, we signed to indie label Fill in The Blank Records. The fledgling label believed in us. Once again, we funded the recording and production of our record from our own pockets. Our contract requires us to pay for our production costs.

So far, reviews of "Magic Windows, Magic Nights" have been astounding. MTV recently included the record on its Best Records of the Year in their 2010 Mid-Year Roundup. Hype Machine, The Village Voice, New York Post, CMJ,and Sentimentalist Magazine have all had great things to say. And All Music Guide gave "Magic Windows, Magic Nights" 4 stars.

Now comes our next record, "Works On Paper". That is why we need Your help as Executive Producer of The Library is On Fire.

This coming October, we are heading back to Waterloo Studios in Ohio to once again work with Todd Tobias. With the weird state of the music industry, production value is on the wane in favor of free downloading. We as a band want to produce the best quality music, something that achieves timelessness. For this, we need to meet our goal of $5000.

$5000 will cover the cost of recording, mixing, mastering "Works On Paper", as well as video production of the dvd, and layout and design of the record cover. But we can't do it all ourselves, we need someone callin' the shots, flashin' the money around. We need business partners! Suits! That's why we need you to...

DONATE ONLY $1 AND BECOME OUR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, BONA-FIDE, IN-PRINT!

For donating $1, YOU (or any name you choose to assume) will get credited as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the liner notes of The Library is On Fire's forthcoming LP/CD "Works on Paper".

That's right. Just $1 can make a difference. And YOUR NAME will be FOREVER IN PRINT, burned into the aesthetic history of The Library is On Fire. It will be a PURE ARTIFACT.

But for $5, you'll be credited as Executive Producer, and get a digital download of the album. Then you can walk around with your iPod and wonder what your name looks like in the album cover insert...OR:

IF YOU SPEND $10 you get The CD of The Library is On Fire's forthcoming album "Works On Paper", then look inside and SEE YOUR NAME IN PRINT!

BUT WAIT...THE BEST EXECUTIVE SITUATION IS COMING UP.

$25 EXCLUSIVE CD PACKAGE

If you give $25, you'll receive a signed copy of the CD, a digital download for you or a friend, the Exclusive LIVE CD "The Library is On Fire Live @ Public Assembly" w/ handmade art by the band, stickers, buttons, an Exclusive handscreened POSTER by Kayrock Screenprinting...and of course, credited as Executive Producer in the liner notes of "Works on Paper". Its a pretty cool offer, but then of course there's the...

$60 EXCLUSIVE LP/ SHIRT / $ ADMISSION PACKAGE

If you give $60, you'll received a signed copy of the LP as well as digital download, an EXCLUSIVE T SHIRT, stickers, buttons, handscreened poster by Kayrock Screenprinting, your name credited as Exec, and SPOT ON THE GUEST LIST OF ANY ONE (1) FUTURE TLIOF SHOW. Yes, that's right, anytime, anywhere, you name it. Just respond when you would like to use it.

Maybe you're not hurtin' for it...or you really believe in music. For $125, you can become MUSIC DIRECTOR, and CO-OWN THE MASTERS. That's right. The Library is On Fire will personally record a solo cover song of your choice and send it to YOU and ONLY YOU. Only you and the band will have this song. You'll have the right to disperse it or not. Super limited edition. You'll also receive the CD or LP package including digital download, the Live album, T shirt, and handscreened poster, as well as a spot on our guestlist at the show of your choice.

BUT, for $250...

The Library is On Fire will personally record an ORIGINAL SONG and send the demo version to YOU and ONLY YOU. Only you and the band will have this song. Super limited edition. You'll also receive the Personalized Cover song sent to you exclusively, as well as the EXCLUSIVE CD or LP package including digital download, the Live album, T shirt, and handscreened poster, as well as a spot on our guestlist at the show of your choice.

AND THEN, for $500, you can DIRECT A VIDEO FOR THE LIBRARY IS ON FIRE

That's right. According to your storyboard, guidelines, direction, and editing, the band will produce a music video for the first single to "Works On Paper". If you think we should be dressed up as clowns and playing live fish instead of instruments, we will film it and you will be credited as Director & Artistic Visionary. You'll also receive everything else listed above.

$1000 and higher

For $1000, you will receive a panel of original collage artwork from the album "Magic Windows, Magic Nights" created by Steve Five. The panels are 12" x 12" (just like record covers), suitable for framing, and limited to 3 donors. You'll also receive everything listed above.

PLATINUM AND MOLYBDENUM EXECUTIVE PACKAGES

For $5000, The Library is on Fire will write and record a song dedicated to you for inclusion on the "Works on Paper" album. You will also have the opportunity of sitting in on the "Works On Paper" recording sessions with the band and Todd Tobias.

For $10,000, The Library is On Fire will write and record a full-length record follow-up to "Works on Paper" and you will have ultimate power in deciding which songs to use, mixdowns, track order, cover art, everything. You can write songs for us to play, sing on our songs, play any instrument you like. You'll also get everything else listed above, as well as more than a few nights of drinking with the band.

After $10,000, let's talk.

Thank you for reading. We hope you'll contribute to our cause. We think Kickstarter is a fun way to raise the money we need, and for You to get some cool rewards. We believe in good music, and we need you to believe in good music - and us - as well. Thank You.

Peace
Steve Five
The Library is On Fire

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