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"The Blackest Shine", the newest record from The Pons is available for pre-order now along with some additional rewards and offers. Read more

Austin, TX Indie Rock
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This project was successfully funded on August 13, 2011.

"The Blackest Shine", the newest record from The Pons is available for pre-order now along with some additional rewards and offers.

Austin, TX Indie Rock
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Welcome to the Exclusive Pre-Order Event for "The Blackest Shine"!

Listen to "The Blackest Shine" at www.sonicbids.com/thepons

For every record we’ve released over the last 5 years either as Lalaland or as The Pons, we have offered our fans, friends, & family a chance to pre-order our records and get a few perks for doing so.
It helps us to cover the necessary up-front costs for packaging, but also gives you guys a chance to get the record before everyone else and to get some extra prizes that will not be offered to everyone else.

For this campaign; offers range from getting the Commercially packaged CD to getting the record in Limited Edition 12” white vinyl - our first time to do offer this – a CD copy of our cover of Wreckless Eric’s Whole Wide World with Homemade Art.
And at the highest level, you can get everything offered in the previous levels as well as getting your face on the cover of the record and your name in the liner notes.

United Record Pressing (www.urpressing.com) has just agreed to offer everyone who has purchased  - or purchases before the deadline  - at the $50 level or above a Free Test Pressing of the LP. This is a limited super rare version of "The Blackest Shine" on black vinyl and will be shipped along with your commercially packaged LP in white vinyl. So, you'll have a collectors item for keeps or you can decide to share the extra copy.

In addition to the production cost; the money raised from this campaign will go towards the expenses for our tour through Texas and up through the Midwest as well as promotional support - Radio, print, street teams, & collateral.


The cover will feature a grid of Polaroid Close-ups and everyone in the photos will have a black eye. So, if you have a photo of yourself with a Black Eye, send it to us. If you don’t have a photo of yourself with a REAL black eye and you want to become famous by getting on the cover, purchase at the highest level and you’ll be invited to a private party/photo shoot where we will have make-up artist on-hand to give you a gnarly Black Eye. No Pain Involved.

We hope that you can participate in helping us with our Kickstarter Campaign!
Thanks – And see you soon!

Special thanks to:

Pat Buchta for helping us get this video together.

Soundboard - Shoot Good Media & Adi Anand for the use of their video

Erik Wofford & Joel Mullins

Angella Emmett for shooting the interviews.

Jenn Leduc for Rolling Stone quality black & white photos.

Jaime Butler for her great monochrome photos

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    14 backers

    You get an Official CD copy of “The Blackest Shine” plus a CD copy w/ Homemade Art of The Pons covering Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World”.

  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    18 backers

    You get “The Blackest Shine” in Limited Edition White Vinyl plus Digital Download Code - Limited to 100 - plus a CD copy w/ Homemade Art of The Pons covering Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World”.

  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    11 backers

    You get the Official CD and the Limited Edition White Vinyl w/ a digital download code, a CD copy w/ Homemade Art of The Pons covering Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World”.

  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    8 backers

    You get everything listed above plus your face on the record (Front, Inside or Back) and your name in the liner notes - limited to 20.
    You will be contacted for the photo shoot. If you have a photo of yourself with a Black Eye, we can use that. If not, no problem, there will be a make-up/photo shoot private party and we’ll send you the details after you pledge at this level.

  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    4 backers

    Couples Option: You get everything listed above plus both your faces on the record (Front, Inside or Back) and your names in the liner notes - limited to 3 couples.
    You will be contacted for the photo shoot. If you have a photo of yourself with a Black Eye, we can use that. If not, no problem, there will be a make-up/photo shoot private party and we’ll send you the details after you pledge at this level.

Funding period

- (30 days)