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It took 3 drummers & the death of one computer to complete, but The Original Cowards l.p. is done. W/your help it'll be on vinyl!

Hey there,

We, The Original Cowards, love records. We love the way they sound warmer and richer than cd's and mp3's; the way an album looks spinning on a turntable; and we love the album jacket and inner sleeves, etc. as a place for cool artwork, photos, lyrics and what not. 

So, o.k. The Original Cowards love vinyl, but what does that have to do with this Kickstarter campaign? With your help we can put our album out on vinyl. As a band we did our best to capture the sound of an old school rock&roll record with the intention of releasing it as a 33 1/3 r.p.m. l.p. Our engineers Grant, Jason, and Thom did their best to capture the sound of the room, the sound of a band laying tracks down as a band, so that you get that organic richness (think the Stones "Sticky Fingers," Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited," or Sabbath's "Paranoid").

The recording process is done and paid for all we need is your help to get the physical album out, an album The Original Cowards feel is going to sound awesome on good, old fashioned vinyl. We have a lot of great incentives for those who pledge a few dollars -like digital downloads- to those who pledge more than a few such as invitations to a band bbq, prints, hand crafted artwork related to song lyrics, and original songs composed to order)! With your generous help our dream can become a reality.

Here are two unmastered songs for your listening pleasure (mastering is the final process in mixing an album and helps the album to sound "radio ready"). 

http://soundcloud.com/the-original-cowards

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    The three song "single." Donate three bucks to our campaign and you'll get a hearty thanks from The Original Cowards in the liner notes to the album and a three song digitally downloadable single from our album.

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    A digital copy of the album. For your generous donation of twelve greenbacks you'll get our hearty thanks in the liner notes to the album and a digital copy of the full length album. Not too shabby!

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    The Vinyl l.p. and digital downloads. Twenty sawbucks will get you our heartfelt thanks in the liner notes to the album, a copy of said album on glorious vinyl, and a digital download of the album.

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    The Vinyl l.p., digital downloads, and artwork. 35-40 dollars will get you our heartfelt thanks in the liner notes to the album, a copy of said album on glorious vinyl, a digital download of the album, and TWO very handsome print from John Norris, the artist who generously provided the collage for the album cover.

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    The Vinyl l.p., digital downloads, the John Norris prints, and a small book of drawings by Hannah and Virginia Crand based on some of the songs from the album. As with all other levels your $50 to $75 donation will get you our heartfelt thanks in the albums liner notes.

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    Everything in the $50 to $75 range, plus an invite to our pre-release listening party. Based on our track record regarding soirées, you won't leave disappointed!

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    Everything in the $100 to $150 range plus an invite to an Original Cowards live performance/bbq. The one and only other Original Cowards bbq was epic; i can't see how this one will be any less so.

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    Everything in the $150-$200 range plus we will record a cover of your choosing which we'll make available to you as an mp3.

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    Everything in the $250-$300 range plus we will travel up to 75 miles from Northampton, MA to play a show for you at a mutually agreed upon date.

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    Everything in the $300-$400 range plus we will travel up to 125 miles from Northampton, MA to play a show for you at a mutually agreed upon date.

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    Everything in the $300-$400 range AND we will write and record an original song on a theme or topic of your chooisng. You want a song about ufo's and milkshakes? You got it. (Well send your song to you digitally).

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