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(Update 9/4/12) Hello Friends! Our new album, Mary’s Voice, comes out today! We are very excited and happy to share it with you.
We have just under a week of fundraising left, and your support will still go so far! New donations will go towards:
* A beautiful, extraordinary, and rare mechanical instrument – we would like to tell you what it is but that would spoil the surprise! We can only tell you that it would be a very special and permanent addition to The Traveling Imaginary and The Music Tapes’ sound. It is something that Julian has dreamed of presenting for a long time and will cost around $4,000.
* An even better sound system. With the money we have raised, we can purchase the basic sound system the show will require. But – a better sound system will mean an even better show!
* Brake work for our tour van. This is not too exciting, but it is necessary as we plan to make many stops on this upcoming tour!
On top of that, we have new rewards to offer!
* Limited-edition, hand-drawn t-shirts by Julian (see photo below).
* Signed, limited-edition (only 20 in the world!) lathe-cut picture discs of the never-released-on-record songs For the Planet Pluto or A Lightning’s Cheeks/3 (from the Purim’s Shadows EP) – your choice of song. These acetate lathe-cuts will be in the shape of a holiday ornament that can both be played on your record player and hung on your Christmas tree! (See photos below.)
Thank you all so for your amazing support! It makes us so happy to see the Traveling Imaginary becoming a reality – and to know that it’s going to be a reality that we will be sharing with all of you for the very first time so soon!
Thank you all again, everybody!
The Music Tapes
Presenting…The Traveling Imaginary!
To celebrate the release of our new record, Mary’s Voice, on September 4th, The Music Tapes hope to embark on a very special tour of the United States this fall.
The Traveling Imaginary is an invitation into The Music Tapes’ world. We will tour the United States in a circus tent, transforming spaces into cozy, dreamlike environments for evenings’ worth of music, games, stories, films, and amusements. The Traveling Imaginary is a long-dreamt-of undertaking on a grander scale than anything we have ever done. You, the audience member, will be an honored guest in The Music Tapes’ world – the one in which Julian has lived and recorded in for years.
There are historic tentmakers in England who will help us realize our designs. The goal of $5,000 will cover the cost of the tent and help us purchase a trailer to transport it. It will also contribute towards the sound system the show will require and motor vehicle repairs. All we can raise beyond that will fund the creation of the show itself! We have a great many exciting new Music Tapes amusements and contraptions envisioned for the show! We hope to build as much as we can with your donations.
This is just the beginning of a project that will only grow with time. With your help, The Music Tapes can bring the Traveling Imaginary to your town this fall…and for many years to come.
Thank you for your generosity!
Please remember that all limited rewards are only available while they last! There may be additional shipping funds needed for International funders.
Thank you so, so much everybody!
To Select Your Previous Limited Rewards: Please email Lullabyedeliveries@gmail.com with Limited Rewards as the title, and tell us which ones you would like to choose!
Funders at the Board Member and Friends of Music Tapes levels:
Please let us know what geographic region you would like to see us in (i.e.: NY, NJ, Conn USA). Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Board Member, or Friend of Music Tapes in the title. Put the geographical area you choose in the body. Don't worry, you can arrange to change it later if you'd like. Guest list spots can be reserved in advance of each show via a special email account, and will be available on a first come first served basis for each specific show. Please know that we may sometimes reach our guest list limit for a specific date (in such cases you will be put at the front of the line for the next available show), so be sure to send your show request in early! Thank you very much!
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