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The Ready Aim Fire! is finishing up our newest release, Atheist Grief, and we need your help to fund the final touches. Read more

Walnut, CA Indie Rock
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This project was successfully funded on January 19, 2012.

The Ready Aim Fire! is finishing up our newest release, Atheist Grief, and we need your help to fund the final touches.

Walnut, CA Indie Rock
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What is this madness?

Hey, we're an indie-rock band called The Ready Aim Fire! (click here to hear what we sound like if you're new to TRAF!, or here to watch our videos). We're finishing up our fourth official release, Atheist Grief, which we're incredibly proud of, and we need your help to make it (and its release) as awesome as possible.

Atheist Grief is now (as of 12/20/11) in the final stages of recording. Thus far, we have recorded it in our usual DIY fashion, but we are enjoying it so much that we have decided we want to get it professionally mastered. You can get an idea of what mastering is from Wikipedia, but basically it is a process that makes a mixed record sound even better in all sorts of listening environments. The last record we got professionally mastered was Strong Enough, which was done by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Sound, and we want to work with him again. However, mastering is kinda expensive, so we need your help.

However, we don't want this to just be about getting the record mastered, because even though that's really important, it's not the sexiest thing in the world. So consider this our CD release one-stop shop. You can get an advance digital copy of Atheist Grief for just 10 bucks, or you can get a signed physical copy for a little more dough. Alyssa Mees designed the cover for Atheist Grief and she'll be designing the other cool stuff like posters and t-shirts so you know they'll be awesome. Check out the rest of the rewards on the right side of the page!

We'll keep this page updated as the project deadline approaches. Thanks so much for your support, and please ask your friends and family to donate!

Happy Holidays!

-Dave Trautz, Ryan Trautz, Gabe Rodriguez, Chris Oden, Donavan Foy, & Pi De Leon

The Ready Aim Fire!

Super Awesome Overall Bonus

If we reach our goal of $2,500 in time, Dave and Pi will release acoustic videos featuring some of the songs off Atheist Grief before the official release, so you'll get a taste of the new record before it's available anywhere!

Crazy Awesome Overachiever Bonus

If we surpass our goal, all surplus funds will go towards even more fantastic stuff, like pressing vinyl copies of the record, making music videos, and maybe even touring!

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    Thanks for your help, every dollar counts!

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    Download: You'll get a digital copy of Atheist Grief two weeks before the official release!

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    CD: We'll ship you a signed physical copy of Atheist Grief! (+ Download package)

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    Poster: We'll ship you a signed and numbered exclusive poster, available only to those who donate! (+ CD and Download packages)

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    Lyrics: Dave will handwrite lyrics to a TRAF! song of your choice on your poster! (+ Poster, CD, and Download packages)

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    T-Shirt: We'll ship you an exclusive premium-quality t-shirt (American Apparel or equivalent) based on the album artwork! (+ Lyrics, Poster, CD, and Download packages)

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    Call: You'll get a half-hour phone conversation with Dave about anything you'd like, including but not limited to TRAF!, solo songs, recording, Skyrim, and the merits and demerits of Miller Lite (+ T-Shirt, Lyrics, Poster, CD, and Download packages)

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    Fame: Your name will be included in the liner notes to Atheist Grief! (+ Call, T-Shirt, Lyrics, Poster, CD, and Download packages)

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    Acoustic Cover: Dave will professionally record an acoustic cover of a song of your choice, sent directly to you, so pool some money together with your friends! (+ Fame, Call, T-Shirt, Lyrics, Poster, CD, and Download packages)

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    Band Cover: The Ready Aim Fire! will professionally record a cover of a song of your choice, sent directly to you, so pool some money together with your friends! (+ Fame, Call, T-Shirt, Lyrics, Poster, CD, and Download packages)

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    YouTube: Dave will perform a 6-song set of TRAF! and solo songs of your choice, sent privately to you via YouTube, so pool some money together with your friends! (+ Fame, Call, T-Shirt, Lyrics, Poster, CD, and Download packages)

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    California: Dave will perform a private acoustic show for you and your friends in California, so pool some money together with your friends! (+ Fame, Call, T-Shirt, Lyrics, Poster, CD, and Download packages)

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