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The most diverse album you haven't heard yet, "The Pinstripes I" is in the final stages of production & needs you to help make it out!
The most diverse album you haven't heard yet, "The Pinstripes I" is in the final stages of production & needs you to help make it out!
106 backers pledged $5,700 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to our campaign to put our record out!

We at The Pinstripes are beyond antsy to get our new record out.  Some of these songs were written 3 years ago.  They have been recorded for over a year.  They are mixed.  They are mastered.  We have our plans for how to get it out, and promote it the proper ways.  We have ambitions for this record that are beyond what we ever though could be possible from our humble little music group.

The only thing keeping us from releasing the coolest piece of music any of us have ever been involved in is the availability of funds.  With an album that means this much to all of us individually, and collectively as a group, there's no way that we're going to cut any corners on the production.

Here's what we want to do.

We have a fine tradition of independent releases, and this album is going to be the next, and most significant, notch in our belt.  Doing all of the planning and detail work for this album has been a learning and growing experience for us as a band.  What does it really take to make a record the way that it SHOULD be made?  We believe that if we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards, we will come out with an outstanding product.  We have made sure to keep these high standards up during each minuscule detail of the album's production.  From writing, to recording, producing, mixing, mastering, album arrangement, packaging details, extras included, and promotion... we are making sure that this will be an album where every ounce of work pays off for us, and for you, the listeners, fans, and contributors.

We have invested a great deal of time, effort, and money into this record already in all of those previously mentioned steps, and now we come to you to humbly ask for help in offsetting the costs of physical production.  We will be pressing 500 vinyl LP discs with jackets that will be hand screen printed by us.  The CD version will be a great package with large foldout inserts with lyrics, stickers and extra artwork.  We are keeping numbers low so that we can make a first pressing and keep costs down, initially, but the required investment is still significant.

How will your contributions be used?

We are asking for $5,000 that will cover the direct cost of production.  Pressing our vinyl records through Brooklyn Phono and shipping them to us.  It will cover the direct costs of replication and packaging for the CD release through QCA, a local production plant.  With your support, an offsetting of the costs of production on this album will enable us to focus our efforts and resources on outstanding promotions and licensing campaigns with local experts at The Counter Rhythm Group and The All Night Party that will help this album get heard across the nation.  Any and all contributions are appreciated, even if its just a dollar or two!

Okay...so what's in it for you, as a contributor?

If you've read this far, you're probably familiar enough with how the Kickstarter model works.  In exchange for help with our project, you earn rewards from us that are directly related to the project at hand.  We have set up a great tiered system of rewards for you that will hopefully catch your eye and excite your altruistic nerve!  They are detailed on the right side of this page, but keep in mind, that each higher reward level also gets the goods of every reward level below it as well! So when you contribute $50 dollars to get the vinyl record, you also get the $25, $10 and $1 rewards as well.  Choose wisely, but you can always bump yourself up to the next highest tier anytime while the campaign is still running!

Finally:

Thanks again for taking the time to check out our campaign and believe in us!  Thanks for the help!  See you on stage!

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    Exclusive access to backer updates, a collection of Pinstripes desktop backgrounds, An exclusive digital 7" EP package for download at the end of the project, and being listed on our website as a backer of "The Pinstripes I"

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    Access to a high quality digital download of the CD two weeks before the official release, as well as $3 off any item from our merchandise table (excluding "The Pinstripes I") at the live show.

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    An autographed copy of "The Pinstripes I" CD, stuffed with goodies and a Kickstarter backer thank you note. A 3 pack of buttons, an exclusive Pinstripes I sticker, and a Pinstripes koozie to keep your favorite cold drink as cold as it can be.

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    An autographed copy of "The Pinstripes I" hand screened VINYL RECORD with a unique Kickstarter cover. Also includes a 12"x12" screen printed poster and and a Pinstripes I album tshirt.

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    The full VIP experience at a Pinstripes live show of your choice! Guest list and green room access, and the opportunity to come backstage, and play a solo on stage with us on the song, "Set Me Free" (if desired/able!) You're the boss!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! Only three of these available at this price! Get them while you can!

    Credit listed in the liner notes of "The Pinstripes I" as a Kickstarter backer. Also, The Pinstripes will learn and record a video of us playing a cover song of your choice!

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    Credit listed in the liner notes of "The Pinstripes I" as a Kickstarter backer. Also, The Pinstripes will learn and record a video of us playing a cover song of your choice! ALL PREVIOUS REWARD LEVELS INCLUDED

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    Call all your friends and push the couches to the walls! At the top reward level, The Pinstripes will come to your house and rock your living room like it's never been rocked before! The rest is up to you, but we'll come to your house and play as long as it's within 5 hours of Cincinnati or within an hour of a tour stop!
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Funding period

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